Acne laser surgery

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Acne Laser Surgery : Remove Scars By Laser Surgery

Acne laser surgery

Most people would probably have scars which they want to remove for aesthetic or other reasons. Facial scars could be the in thing now if you have watched the Pirates of the Caribbean. Some even consider it a fashion statement. However, most people would probably like their facial scars to be removed.

There are many methods being used to remove scars and one of the most convenient methods would to remove scars by cosmetic laser surgery. However, we must first understand what scars are.

A scar is the body's natural way of healing itself by replacing lost or damaged skin. The scars can occur for many reasons, such as surgery, wounds, cuts, infections or inflammation of the tissues of the body. The scars can come in different forms and appearances, as has just been flat and uneven, stranded, color, itching, or even be painful. The appearance of a scar depend on factors such as skin type, location in the body, the direction and type of injury, the person's age and nutrition.

Scars are usually fade with the passage of time and many scars do not disappear altogether. Cosmetics and make up can help cover the light unsightly scars. Some scars can be minimized or lightened by certain dermatological treatments.

Some of the techniques that help to remove or improve the scars are dermabrasion, chemical peels, collagen injections, cryosurgery, skin grafts, surgical scar revision, laser resurfacing, and autologous fat transfer just to name a few of the many methods.
acne laser surgery
The acne laser surgery technique can reduce the appearance of keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, and atrophic scars. Unfortunately, people with darker skin may not be able to use laser scar removal. People suffering from skin disorders like psoriasis, cystic acne, dermatitis and also may not be able to undergo acne laser surgery method. People who are on drugs as isotretinoin for acne should stop using the medicine for at least six months before they are able to undergo the laser treatment.

During laser scar removal, the laser is moved along the scar. This vaporizes or removes a layer of skin and exposes a more natural-looking skin, which heals over time to minimize scar appearance. There are several types of laser treatments and each has its own benefits.

The acne laser surgery procedure is often performed under local anesthesia. Sometimes, general anesthesia can also be used if treatment is done over a large area of the body. The laser surgery is usually performed after just a few minutes to an hour or so long depending on the patient's condition and methods used.

The patient's recovery process can begin as early as three to four days after the laser treatment. Speed of skin regeneration will largely depend on the type of laser surgery method used, personal healing ability and adherence to medical instructions.

The most common side effect of laser scar removal surgery is hyper pigmentation of the skin. This condition can be made worse by exposure to the sun. Infection or allergic reactions are also possible side effects.

Do consult with your dermatologist to get an informed opinion to see if you are suitable for acne laser surgery.

Acne laser surgery