Does laser surgery leave a scar?

Depends . On the type of laser, the procedure and the site of the surgery. Skin for example, cut by laser or other means will often scar whereas the soft tissue of the mouth will generally heal scar free. Most surgery is designed to minimize any scarring.

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How much would laser surgery cost for dark spots/scars all over my legs? I live in ny.

Probably expensive. You will just have to call around and ask.Elective cosmetic procedures are "cash on the barrel head", so don't succumb to sticker shock. Use board certified plastic surgeons for your inquiry. Good luck. Read more...

How old should you be to have laser surgery for acne scars?

Any Age. Laser surgery for acne may be utilized for patients of any age. Acne is a skin condition that affects those in puberty or adolescence. Read more...
Age isn't main issue. Generally ablative laser treatments that remove tissue are recommended after active acne breakouts have stopped. This often doesn't occur until late teen years or after (parental consent may be required). Ablative laser treatments should be delayed for at least one year after Accutane use. A variety of other laser/light treatments for active acne can help control breakouts and reduce scarring. Read more...

How old do you have to be to have laser surgery for removing your acne scars?

No particular age. Laser tx for acne scars is most often done either with fractionated co2 or fraxel lasers. While these usually produce modest benefit, they are painful & require recovery. There is no particular age requirement for treatment. I would always be most comfortable with patients who are mature enough to make an intelligent decision once they understand the risks, benefits and treatment alternatives. Read more...
When breakouts stop. First lasers do not remove scars, acne or otherwise. Treat for acne scarring can be done when the break out have stopped. Read more...

What kind of scar revision would be possible for a round half pea size depression caused by deep laser surgery on center of chin?

Filler or excision. If it is soft, i would consider a filler and if tethered excision with layered repair may produce a better result. Of course many other options exist. Read more...
Depends-many factors. Depending on your age, the mechanism of injury, and the location of the scar, it may take 6-18 months for a scar to mature (lose all its redness.) it may be possible to revise the scar at that time to make it less objectionable in appearance. Scars cannot be erased or removed, though. Read more...

Can I have a laser surgery treatment for acne and scars on my face without any side effect?

Not likely. Every treatment has some side effects. The experience and skill of the surgeon and the cooperation of the patient in following post operative instructions all play a role in mitigating side effects. Read more...

Cyst removal by laser surgery on bottom lip result hard scar tissue and bigger bumps after 4 weeks, doctor says it is scar tissue and go automatically.

Scar. Is usual and sometimes is lessened by local rubbing - massage of that tissue. Generally shrinks over time. If not plastic surgery can usually revise. Read more...
Lip scar. It is unlikely that the scar will go away automatically - it may reduce in size. Scar formation is always a risk of having any surgery. I would see a plastic surgeon and get some advice. Read more...