When you have surgery, incisions will leave scars behind. While there are ways to minimize scarring, any wound to the skin will produce scar tissue. If you have a surgical scar that is raised (hypertrophic) or indented (atrophic), it can be noticeable. There are ways to reduce the appearance of surgical scars with minimally-invasive skin treatments. At pēkomd cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation center, we offer skin treatment for surgical scars at our clinic in Toledo, OH.
Noticeable surgical scars often occur due to collagen issues during skin repair. If there is not enough collagen produced, the scar may be indented, creating a dip in the skin. If too much collagen is produced, there may be excess scar tissue that is raised above the skin. Neither option is desirable – flat scars are preferable and less noticeable. To reduce the appearance of a dark, indented or raised surgical scar, laser skin treatments are often the best solution.
Laser Surgical Scar Removal
While it is impossible to remove a scar completely scar tissue is necessary to repair any wound, but you can make a surgical scar less noticeable. The most widely used treatment for eliminating scars on the skin is laser therapy. There are different types of laser skin treatments that can remove surgical scars – the type used depends on the type of scar and the desired results.
Dark scars can be removed with IPL treatments, a quick procedure that uses intense pulsed light to target darker pigment cells that create dark scars. This is a non-invasive procedure that does not require downtime.
For raised or indented scars, laser skin resurfacing and other laser treatments may be recommended. Removing excess scar tissue can be achieved with laser treatments, revealing new skin and a smoother surface. For indented scars, laser treatments can stimulate collagen to repair the skin and improve the appearance of the surgical scar.
If you have a surgical scar that is unappealing in appearance, laser treatments may be the solution. At pēkomd, we have multiple types of lasers for treatment of different elements of surgical scars. To learn more about surgical scar removal, call our office in Toledo, OH, to schedule your laser scar removal consultation.