Doctor insights on: Can laser treatment remove scars

Share
1

1
Is it true that icepick scars can ONLY be removed via laser treatment?

Is it true that icepick scars can ONLY be removed via laser treatment?

TX "icepick"scars: NO! Other TX's - subcision, fillers, fat grafting, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
9 Doctors shared insights

Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more


2

2
How to remove scars, from ingrown hair, on my legs? (besides laser treatment)

How to remove scars, from ingrown hair, on my legs? (besides laser treatment)

Improve not remove: Micro or traditional dermabrasion with or without the use of chemical peels as well as various agents such as bleaching agents or Alpha and beta hydroxy acids may provide some improvement in the appearance of scars, in the meantime use sunblock and avoid tobacco use. Topical or oral antibiotics may help I'm certain instances. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Approximately how much would it cost for a laser treatment on the face to remove acne/acne scars? And where can u contact these doctors?

Approximately how much would it cost for a laser treatment on the face to remove acne/acne scars? And where can u contact these doctors?

It will vary greatly: I see that you are in the us and if you phone a medical school, the dermatology residents (who are super-smart and up-to-date) might welcome you at a very reasonable price. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been, but do keep in mind that several of the top hollywood guys kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your call -- I hope you get what you want. ...Read more

4

4
How can scar laser treatment work?

How can scar laser treatment work?

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. ...Read more

5

5
Can you tell me how scar laser treatment work?

Can you tell me how scar laser treatment work?

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 ...Read more

6

6
Does laser treatment really work in treating scars?

Does laser treatment really work in treating scars?

Sometimes: Scars are physiological response to injuries of the skin. Scars come in different forms: red, raised, depigmented, thinned, pitted, stretch mark like, or any combination of the above. Lasers work well to correct the redness. However, all of the other components require "reinjury" by the laser, with the hopes of "proper re-recovery" of the skin. This is difficult, so only partially effective. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Does the laser treatment completely get rid of scars?

Does the laser treatment completely get rid of scars?

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. ...Read more

9

9
Can I undergo laser treatment for scars when I am still getting breakouts?

Can I undergo laser treatment for scars when I am still getting breakouts?

Better wait.: It is usually better and safer to wait until the breakouts are under control. A good skin care program appropriate for your type of skin should be instituted until the condition has stabilized; then laser treatment can be done with optimal results. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Question on how I could lighten my scar. Any ideas of ways other than laser treatment?

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

Raw honey, aloe gel: The cause of the scar and it's age are not noted. Scars take about 1 year to fully heal. I would suggest using ~ 50:50 mix of Aloe gel (preferably from a plant) and raw honey applied to the entire scar daily and as needed. When I burned my hand, I used a clean sock to cover my hand at night. Apply a dressing over the area if possible. Be patient and let time above treatment do its work. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
Is there a home treatment that I can use to treat dark spots or other scars? Is laser treatment expensive?

Is there a home treatment that I can use to treat dark spots or other scars? Is laser treatment expensive?

Yes: There are chemicals that you can apply at home to treat dark spots. They must be prescribed by your plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Could I take laser treatment for pimple scars?

Could I take laser treatment for pimple scars?

Yes: There are many ways to treat the scars, once the acne is under control. These treatments include lasers, peels and microdermabrasion. I like using a non-ablative laser known as fraxel. It works great for these areas and also resurfaces the surrounding skin improving the overall quality. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist will take a look at your skin type and determine the best approach. ...Read more

14

14
Is there any laser treatment for acne scars?

Is there any laser treatment for acne scars?

Many: There are many lasers: noninvasive and invasive. Noninvasive lasers help with discolorations (ipl, ktp, nd:yag, alex, ruby, pulsed dye, diode) or collagen remodeling (thermage, titan). Invasive lasers include co2, fractional co2 (activefx, deepfx, totalfx, repair), erbium, fraxel, ematrix. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
15

15
Have you had laser treatment for acne scars?

Many: It is a common treatment. The co2 fractionated laser is very commonly used for acne scars and does a beautiful job. It entails downtime and requires that you follow instructions carefully. ...Read more

16

16
Will laser treatment burn and cause some permanent scars?

Will laser treatment burn and cause some permanent scars?

Always a risk: Need to make sure you understand all risks and benefits and only go to board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who specializes in lasers ...Read more

17

17
Will scars left by in grown hair diminish after laser treatment?

Usually: It depends upon the laser. For example, hair removal lasers will not do anything for a scar, although if it removes the hair permanently, it may prevent the problem of ingrown hairs. Some lasers are designed to treat scars. You need to know what laser is being used and why. Ask the doctor who is prescribing laser rx if it will help. ...Read more

19

19
What is the best laser treatment for a hypertrophic scar on my back?

What is the best laser treatment for a hypertrophic scar on my back?

Timing: If you have a true hypertrophic scar then laser therapy does work well. You don't know what a scar looks like for a year so you can wait till then. If you are less than a year, if you have redness a pulse dye laser can take help. A fractional co2 laser will be very helpful after a year or if there is contour issues. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander
1,985 Doctors shared insights

Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more