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23 February 2007

Laser treatment for scars

Laser treatment is the way of the future in most surgery procedures, because it leaves the least scarring and you won’t look like a burn victim afterwards.

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Laser treatment is the way of the future in most surgery procedures, because it leaves the least scarring and you won’t look like a burn victim afterwards. You should recover in three to five days.

Lasers recontour scar tissue and reduce the redness of skin around healed acne lesions. Carbon dioxide lasers are one of the most powerful treatments available because they produce the most heat. The heat energy penetrates deep into the skin to tighten the collagen fibres, which elevates the depressions to the level of the normal skin.

The Erbium: YAG laser is less potent, but works by emitting light through bursts of energy that are absorbed by water in the skin. This allows for precise sculpting of irregular scars.

 
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