Begin scar therapy early for best results/ However you can un-stretch even old stretch marks, and treat all scars with many new technologies available.
Ideally begin scar therapy no later than 6 weeks after an injury or after stretch mark acquisition after pregnancy. Simple care such as keeping clean, treating any skin breaks with antibacterial ointment, and covering to prevent dirt will help any cut, abrasion, or surgical incisions.
Scaring is minimized by keeping tissue elastic. Massaging the area in question right away after the scar was created and healed.
Once scars expand and thicken, including keloids, need steroid injection to thin appropriately.
Rarely cosmetic improvements require excising the scar.
Laser And Light therapy for Treating Scar Tissue
Therapy for scars includes laser treatment. Laser therapy works by delivering intense light energy in controlled pulses to the scar tissue. The laser selectively damages the collagen fibers of the scar while sparing the surrounding healthy skin.
- Fractional Lasers: Fractional lasers create tiny, evenly spaced columns of thermal injury within the scar tissue. This stimulates the body’s natural healing processes, encouraging the production of new collagen and elastin fibers to replace the damaged scar tissue. Fractional lasers can be ablative (removing thin layers of skin) or non-ablative (stimulating collagen without removing skin).
- Pulsed Dye Lasers: Pulsed dye lasers emit a specific wavelength of light that targets the blood vessels in the scar tissue. This type of laser is particularly effective for reducing redness and discoloration in scars, such as those caused by surgical incisions or acne.
- CO2 Lasers: Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers are ablative lasers that vaporize the top layers of skin, including scar tissue. These lasers are often used for deeper scars, such as those resulting from burns or trauma. CO2 lasers can stimulate collagen production and lead to smoother, more even skin texture.
- Erbium Lasers: Erbium lasers are another type of ablative laser that targets water in the skin cells to remove layers of scar tissue. These lasers are often used for treating scars on the face and can help improve texture, tone, and fine lines.
- BBL. The right wavelength of BBL light minimizes unwanted coloration.
Your aesthetician can advise technology or combination therapies to use. Here are some things to discuss with your cosmetologist, according to the Hada Cosmetic Medicine experts.