Scars develop when your body tries to heal a wound. Small surface wounds may not leave a scar, but significant wounds usually do. They may develop after an injury or after a skin disease or surgery. All scars develop in the same way, but they look different because of the type of original wound and the place where it is on your body. Fortunately, laser treatment for scar reduction may provide you with the unexpected benefit of clear, smooth skin again.
How Does It Work?
Laser treatment for scar reduction uses the focused laser light to extract the top layers of scar tissue and reduce the severity of the scar. Our trained technician uses a special device and passes it over the scar. The damaged skin cells are targeted, and the appearance of the scar is diminished. It tends to work best for:
• Scars from burns
• Scars from surgery or injury
• Scars from acne or other skin diseases
• Dark spots from sun-damaged skin or aging
When you have your first consultation with our professional, you should mention if your skin is sensitive to light or if you are taking any medications that would make it sensitive to light. Your scars will be examined, and a course of laser treatment may be recommended. If you take blood thinners, you may be asked to stop for a set amount of time before and after the treatment.
Laser treatment for scar reduction does not require significant downtime. You can go back to work soon after the treatment, depending on the amount of treatment you had and other factors.
After the treatment, your skin may feel as though it is sunburned. We will provide aftercare recommendations such as avoiding direct sunlight for a set amount of time after the treatment. It’s important to follow these instructions for optimal results.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
If you have scars from an injury or acne, there are laser treatments that may be used to reduce the appearance of them. To learn more, feel free to make an appointment at Reflections Skin & Laser Center. At one of our convenient locations in Cartersville or Acworth, our caring and experienced team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have about scar reduction. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!