Scars. Most of us have them—most of us hate them! Whether it is from surgery, acne, or injury to the skin, scars can be unsightly and unwanted. If you have tried every oil, serum, or cream under the sun to no avail, laser technology may be the answer you have been searching for. Read on to learn all about laser scar removal treatments.
What is laser scar removal?
Does your mind race to a galaxy far, far away when you hear the word laser? Well, you are not alone. But this universally popular procedure has zilch to do with dueling light sabers. In the real world, laser scar removal is a safe effective solution to remove or reduce the appearance of scars.
Laser scar removal uses a focused beam of light to destroy and eliminate scarred layers of skin. The laser penetrates the dermis, stimulating collagen growth and replacing the old tissue with new, smoother, and even-toned skin.
Both dermatologists and patients alike choose laser scar removal for one reason—it works! Believe it or not, you can see results in as little as one session. And once your follow-up treatments are done, you’re done too! Just beautiful smooth skin without the need for (insert skin-care product name here) ineffective creams.
Who can benefit from laser scar removal?
The short answer? Anyone who wants to get rid of their scars. Let’s be real here. Not everyone hates their scars. Many people sport them as badges of honour, ready to chat you up about them at a drop of a hat. But if that is not you, there is help. Laser scar removal treatment is safe to use on all skin types for a wide range of applications, from burns and acne to trauma and scleroderma.
Does laser scar removal hurt?
It’s no big secret—most people hate pain. If you are reading this and cringing at the thought of a laser beam scorching your face, you can rest easy. Expect something like a tingling, warm zap. Frankly, the sensation won’t even require anesthetics, painkillers, or numbing cream. Bottom line? Will it cause some discomfort? Probably. Will you be squealing in agonizing pain? Nothing could be further from the truth. And remember, if you have major lasering to be done and the discomfort levels are starting to rise, don’t be shy to ask your doc for a breather.
One of the best reasons to opt for laser scar removal treatment is the recovery time (and by recovery time we mean zero). After the procedure, you might experience some redness— nothing a little concealer can’t handle. Because the laser doesn’t break the skin, you can immediately get back to your regular skincare regimen the very same day.
Hey, scarring happens. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. If you are looking for a healthy, even, radiant complexion, laser scar removal treatment is for you.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Paad Wellness Skin Laser Clinic Vancouver or book a free consultation.