Laser scar removal represents another popular medical adaptation of laser technology. Dermlaze skin laser centre uses an erbium glass fractional laser system for scar removal. Fractional lasers emit hundreds of tiny individual laser beams into the skin in very short bursts. Due to its revolutionary high water absorption and up to 1.5mm penetration depth, the treatment is able to achieve a remarkable result for a variety of skin problems, including acne scars and stretch marks.
Question & Answer*
How many fractional laser treatments are required?
Results are observed within 3 weeks, and it may various among individual. Usually two to three treatments are required for maximum benefit.
Is the treatment difficult?
The process is straightforward. At your initial visit, our physician will discuss with you your previous treatment history followed by an assessment of your skin condition. Consequently a regime for treatment is recommended for the most effective and optimum results using the laser. Each laser treatment typically lasts between 30-40 minutes. The treatment is repeated after 3-4 weeks.
Is the treatment painful?
The impact of the laser on the skin can be described as tiny pin pricks or tingling sensation which is a minor discomfort to some patients. Our physician can help reduce this discomfort with typical anaesthetic. Our laser has the unique ability to emit the laser in a random spray manner to further reduce the discomfort. After treatment, the area will be slightly reddish and any discomfort will disappear within a few days.
What must I do after the laser scar treatment?
You will be required to use a moisturizer and sun block for 2-3 weeks. Post laser care is individualized and it is important to follow the physician's advice and instructions exactly for optimum results.
Depending on the depth of penetration, fractional lasers can stimulate collagen production and elastin regeneration. As the new collaged is regenerated, it could also reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Besides laser scar removal, the fractional laser can also be used on acne scars and stretch mark treatment.