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is scar laser treatment safe? are there any long term effects?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Very safe: Long term effects should be to lessen the scar.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How can scar laser treatment work?

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Dr. Megan Jack
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Scar treatment: Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them, or bad or wide scars with surgery to cut out the scar and re-sew it a more cosmetically pleasing way. The laser approach requires a series of treatments to be effective--often 5-6.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Question on how i could lighten my scar. Any ideas of ways other than laser treatment?

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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Lighten scar?: Try lasers or Perineural injection therapy to help decrease rad/pink color.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how scar laser treatment work?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
There are so many: types of laser treatments, it depends on the wavelength laser you choose, but usually it works by heating up the collagen and elastin in the dermis to tighten skin, but can be ablative and cause burn to stimulate tightening

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