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How Much Is Laser Scar Removal
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
Works good. : The costs vary depending on how big and deep the scar is. It goes around $200 to $2000. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yes and no: Once a scar has been made, there is currently no technology that can create a scarless area but there are several including lasers which can help. Techniques are dependent on the experience and skill of the practitioner as well as the response of the individual, all a which are highly variable. For best results, seek someone with a lot of experience with your particular problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I do lasers to get rid of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation while on isotretinion? Also laser scar removal?
Accutane: Absolutely not. Isotretinon prevents new skin growth. Any type of LASER treatment will likely burn your skin and cause long-term scarring. It is not advised to have any type of ablative or exfoliative treatment for up to 2 years after Isotretinon treatment has ended. This is a very serious chemotherapeutic drug and that is why it comes with a 17 page consent form and requires close follow-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can laser scar removal get rid of my stretch marks? I have raised, red stretch marks on my belly and hips from my pregnancy. I just had my baby three months ago. Will i be able to have the laser scar removal done in the next few weeks to make my stretch m
I have this dark spot on my forehead that won't go away no matter how much I put scar removal or dark spot removal cream on it. It hasn't
always been there though I'd say it came about a year or 2 ago, I'm aware that laser removal is an option but I don'
See a dermatologist: A skin pro can probably help you. ...Read more
Can anyone recommend the best place for laser acne scar removal in or near the bay area in california? I did research but found nothing promising.
Dermatologists: To my knowledge, nearly almost all dermatologists are going to have laser treatment of acne scars as one of their mainstays of treatment options. Have you called a dermatologists office near you? I looked on line just now and there were a lot of dermatologists in the bay area offering this service. Best, of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The improvment of the acne scars by laser depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type. The atrophic acne scars are improved by the fracional co2 or erbium lasers, but the ice-pick and box car type scarring is not improved much. Your need to seem and experience dermatological laser surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more