Laserplast
Treatment of scars – acne, trauma, burn, post-surgical
True beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes

Scars are the normal result of the healing process of tissue that has been damaged. The formation of scar tissue always follows a surgical incision, a trauma, a burn or severe acne. Even when the scar is normal (there is no hypertrophy nor has it keloid characteristics) it can affect body function or be disfiguring. Acne scars are the most commonly-observed ones. After the acute phase of the condition (in the medium-severe to the most serious cases), scars are formed which are classified as  ice-pick, box-car or rolling. The first can be treated effectively using trichloroacetic acid. Whilst not forgetting the traditional methods for treating these scars (punch-excision, subcision etc), the others can also be improved (but not removed) using a fractional ablative ultrapulse CO2 laser. The specific technique, called “multi-layer technique”, enables different layers of the dermis to be treated and improvements (after more than 1 treatment) are around 50-60%. The same technology, using a different method and different settings, can also be used as a very important aid in the treatment of surgical, traumatic and burn scarring, Histological evidence shows that the treatment modifies the quality of the skin, offering a result much more similar to normal skin.

TYPE OF TREATMENT
Surgical correction of scars, laser treatment
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED
Yes
TECHNOLOGY USED
Ablative ultrapulse CO2 laser in the case of laser resurfacing
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT
Depends on the type of treatment, the severity and extent of the scarring, and therefore varies from 10 to 90 minutes
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
For acne scars 1-3, for trauma or burn scars 1-8
TIME BETWEEN TREATMENTS
For acne scars at least 7-8 months, for trauma or burn scars at least 2 months
TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
Anaesthetic cream, air at -20°C/Local anaesthetic/Intravenous sedation
SIDE-EFFECTS (ALSO TEMPORARY)
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PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
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PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
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