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How does laser scar removal work?

How does laser scar removal work?

Laser Scar removal: There is no such thing as laser scar "removal" but only laser scar improvement... There is no laser that can "erase" a scar, but only improve its quality (redness, thickness)... Consult a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Megan Jack
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Laser Scar Removal (Definition)

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


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How well does laser scar removal work?

How well  does laser scar removal work?

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

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How well does laser scar removal actually work?

How well does laser scar removal actually work?

Works well : But it depends on how deep the scar is. It takes multiple laser resurfacing treatments with either erbium yag or co2. Co2 laser works better than erbium but more down time required. ...Read more

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Wondering how much laser scar removal will work and cost?

Wondering how much laser scar removal will work and cost?

Works good. : The costs vary depending on how big and deep the scar is. It goes around $200 to $2000. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laser scar removal?

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 more

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How much does it cost to have laser scar removal in us vs singapore?

How much does it cost to have laser scar removal in us vs singapore?

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

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My girlfriend has deep facial scars from accident laser scar removal will not work what other options would she have that would be effective?

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

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Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

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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How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

One or more: Fractionated laser will offer improvement in only one visits, although repeated sessions at least one month apart will offer greater improvement-50-70 per cent overall improvement. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Barry Press
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Scar Revision (Definition)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or ...Read more