- Laser medicine
- Scar corrections and reductions
Scar corrections and reductions
Scars occur due to numerous reasons. On average, 4.5-16% of population has some type of scars, which, depending on their seriousness, may considerably affect patients’ psyche.
They are always formed in places where the continuity of skin has been interrupted regardless of the fact whether it is a consequence of a traumatic injury or surgical intervention.
On average, 4.5-16% of population has some type of scars, which, depending on their seriousness, may considerably affect patients’ psyche. In addition to lack of self-confidence, patients may experience limited mobility, itching, pain or disorder of pain sensation.
The current gold standard for treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids are Nd:YAG laser, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser and fractional Er:YAG laser. These are lasers of the latest generation with the same capabilities as previous lasers, including new processes that are not available on previous layers. Their main advantage is that they do not cause thermal damage to the environment when operating, which is achieved by reducing the duration of laser beam effect with increased power.
Contrary to side effects accompanying traditional ablative therapies of entire surfaces, which may include moistening, scab formation, infections and hyperpigmentation, patients who are treated with fractional lasers feel less pain and only experience transient edema and/or erythema, which only lasts several days. In addition, fractional, non-ablative treatments are well-tolerated, have minimum side effects, minimum amount of pain and short recovery period.