The Layan Laser and Skin Center specializes in aesthetics and the use of laser scar removal procedures. Dr. Munir recommends addressing new scars as early as possible for best results. Those scars can be treated as early as 10 days post injury or surgery. Those who are going for elective surgical procedures will have almost complete resolution of those scars if treated very early.
Laser Scar Removal
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Scars and scarring are a common problem for many women. Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are the unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable.
ICON Aesthetic System
Using the ICON fractional laser system is a fast, simple and effective treatment option for scar removal. Developed by the world leaders in fractional laser technology for scar treatment, the technology boasts minimal downtime and can be used on any skin type. The procedure involves the use of fractional laser light, which breaks down scar tissue and triggers the production of new tissue. Fractional laser scar treatment is the suitable and effective alternative to surgery for acne scars and surgical scars. It also boasts remarkable results on any skin type, including very light and very dark skin.
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Questions & Answers
1How Does a Laser Scar Removal Procedure Work?
Scars are often characterized by hyperpigmentation and the presence of strong fibers that the body uses to "stitch" or bind the wound back together. Scar tissue can be mild and soft or very dark and gnarled looking. Laser scar removal surgeries work in two ways. They break up the deposits of pigments and can dramatically lighten the scar's appearance. A laser can also be used to breakdown the tough fibers that closed the wound, softening the appearance of a rough and unsightly scar. While scars normally become lighter as time goes on, a laser scar removal procedure can hasten the process causing the scar to be much less noticeable.
2What is the Recovery Time for a Laser Scar Removal Procedure?
Laser scar removal procedures are non-invasive and normally only produce mild side effects. Most laser scar removal procedures take multiple sessions to produce the desired results. A procedure will often take less than 30 minutes to perform making it easy for a patient to return to their normal activities within a few hours of the procedure. The initial recovery after a laser scar removal procedure may be two or three days. Long-term recovery may be a week or longer, depending on the size, consistency, texture, and color of the scar that is being removed. Each patient will heal differently and recovery times will vary.
3Who is a Good Candidate for a Laser Scar Removal Procedure?
Individuals who have mild to moderate scarring may benefit from having a laser scar removal procedure. Scars that go extremely deep into the tissue or are characterized by excessive ridging or deep grooves may be considered excessive for a laser scar removal procedure. The doctor will evaluate the scar and the tissues surrounding it to determine if the skin is healthy enough to rejuvenate itself after this type of laser procedure. With most scars, the color is the most noticeable factor. Laser scar removal procedures are extremely effective at eliminating excess pigmentation, especially if the patient has healthy skin.