Scar rejuvenation is meant to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with surrounding skin tone and texture. Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are the unavoidable results of dermal injury or surgery. Discoloration and surface irregular scars are the result of minor injury and surgical incisions. At Laser Aesthetics of Colorado, we provide beautiful results no matter the severity or type of our Centennial scar rejuvenation patient’s scarring.
Candidates for Scar Rejuvenation
- Patients with visible scarring that causes self-consciousness
- Patients whose scars have so far been resistant to other forms of scar rejuvenation
- Patients desiring a permanent removal of their scars
About Scar Rejuvenation
The scar rejuvenation technique used for each patient will depend on a number of factors, most notably the type of scarring that is present. For this reason, a very important part of the scar rejuvenation process is determining the type and cause of the scarring.
Hypertrophic scars develop directly at a wound site. They may be hyperpigmented or hypopigmented, raised, cause discomfort, and may become wider over time. Keloid scars may be painful, itchy, and pucker. They extend beyond the edges of the original wound or incision and most commonly develop where little underlying fatty tissue exists. Contractures are scars that restrict movement and occur when a large amount of tissue has been lost.
How Scar Rejuvenation is Performed
Similarly to how lasers are used to treat other skin issues, scars are treated using short, focused and pulsating beams of light to remove unwanted skin one layer at a time. Removing layers of skin and heating deeper layers stimulates a recovery process that creates new collagen fibres to replace what the scarred tissue that is removed. The new skin that fills in the gaps in the treated area will be smoother and firmer than the damaged skin. Using a precise technique such as laser therapy reduces the risk of hypopigmentation occurring as a result of the treatment.