Laser Scar Revision
Scars are often an unpleasant complication following injury to the skin secondary to trauma, burns, complex surgeries or infections. Scars often result in discomfort, limited range of motion, itchiness and of course poor appearance. Treatment of scars may range from application of topical agents such as silicone to more invasive interventions such as laser revision and surgery. Lasers are utilized by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and wound care experts to gradually remodel the tissue within the scar to improve the appearance and texture of the scar tissue.
Despite the advances made in laser technology, no scar will ever have the appearance of normal skin before the injury but the overall features of the scar can be significantly improved. Dr. Amaya has purchased two lasers to specifically focus on improving the appearance of scars in infants, children and teens.
What Type of Scars Can Be Treated With Lasers?
Laser scar revision can effective reduce the color and texture multiple types of scars to include the following:
- Traumatic Scars (sports injuries, automobile accidents, fall injuries)
- Burn Scars
- Surgical Scars (Sternotomy Scars, Laceration Scars, Tracheostomy Scars, Abdominal Surgery Scars)
- Medical Procedures (Skin/Tissue Biopsies, Chest Tube Placement)
- Medical Complications (IV Infiltrates/Extravasation, Contractures)
Which Lasers Does Dr. Amaya Use?
This laser is a fractional CO2 laser specifically designed for scar revision. It is considered one of the more powerful yet safe scar revision lasers on the market and can penetrate deeper than any aesthetic CO2 laser. The Lumenis UltraPulse® perfect for both everyday procedures and the thickest and most complex lesions. It is utilized throughout the world for complex scar revision in adults and children. It is also a well recognized leader in adult cosmetic laser procedures.
Quanta Light 4V
This laser is designated as a long pulse Alexandrite 755 nm AND short and long pulse Nd:YAG 1064 nm. An additional 532nm KTP attachment is also a feature of this laser. An extremely versatile laser, it is utilized for hair removal in all skin types/color, removal of vascular & benign pigmented lesions, acne scars, and wrinkles.