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How Effective Is Laser Scar Removal
My girlfriend has deep facial scars from accident laser scar removal will not work what other options would she have that would be effective?
Many options: Scar revision surgery is designed to replace a 'bad' scar with a 'good' one.Most plastic surgeons would wait until the traumatic scar has 'matured' before they would surgically intervene. Sometimes 'resurfacing' procedures (laser, dermabrasion, chemical peel) can be helpful.Sometimes surgically revising the scar is the best option.It can take a long time for some facial scars to soften and improve. ...Read more
The term laser scar removal is really a marketing ploy. Laser treatment can significantly improve the appearance of scars and make them imperceptible but i would not guarantee "removal". The laser serves to soften the scar tissue, remodel the collagen, and smooth the skin. Other treatment modalities can improve the pigmentation if needed. Scar revision is cutting out the ...Read more
A bit: Although there are several treatments that can help improve the appearance of scars, there is nothing that can completely remove a scar. That said, some lasers do a wonderful job of improving scars. I also love combination therapies. Since every case is different, i usually use a mixture of prescription creams, chemical peels, microneedling, lasers and surgical techniques. Whatever is best for you. ...Read more
Works good. : The costs vary depending on how big and deep the scar is. It goes around $200 to $2000. ...Read more
Laser scar treatment: The term laser scar removal is really a marketing ploy. Laser treatment can significantly improve the appearance of scars and make them imperceptible but i would not guarantee "removal". The laser serves to soften the scar tissue, remodel the collagen, and smooth the skin. Other treatment modalities can improve the pigmentation if needed. Scar revision is cutting out the scar and resewing it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be cautious: Be cautious of getting less costly procedures overseas where you don't know the certifications and regulations regarding the practitioners performing these procedures. Most laser treatments also require multiple procedures to obtain the desired effect. If you use cost as your main decision factor, you may not understand all the factors used in determining cost and value. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The laser will remove the surface of the keloid, but it can and often will grow back quickly and larger. Close follow up after removal of keloid scar tissue is absolutely necessary to catch recurrences early and treat accordingly. Preventing keloid recurrence can be done using injected corticorsteroids, radiation treatment and some topical products. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
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