Scar Treatment With Lasers
Laser Clinics offer pulsed dye laser for ameliorative treatment of certain types of scars including Stretch Marks . Remember, the earlier an area of scar formation is treated, the better.
Is the laser safe for children?
Pulsed Dye Laser is the only laser approved by the FDA for use in children!
What type of scars can be treated?
If you have a history of scar formation after surgery or after an injury, contact a Laser Center near you to learn about the options you have. The Pulsed Dye Laser is particularly effective for raised, thickened scars. The fresher or younger the scar, the better the chance of success. Most scars with a pink color left in, may well respond. Examples of scars that can be treated after surgery are: thyroid, breast, chest, abdomen, bikini line, and more. Raised acne scars are also candidates for the Pulsed Dye Laser.
How does the laser reduce or prevent scars?
The Pulsed Dye Laser not only eliminates the small blood vessels that give scars their color, but this laser also helps the collagen and elastin fibers in the lower part of the skin to regenerate and re-orientate. As a result the scar will generally flatten out, smooth out, lighten in color, produce less itching, and improve in texture.