What to Expect on the Day of Laser Scar Treatment
Dr. Ali Heidari uses a combination of Erbium laser resurfacing and Pro-Fractional resurfacing to improve the appearance of your scars. At Aesthetic Contours, our laser treatments for scars are outpatient procedures. Although the length of procedures varies with each kind of patient, this will be discussed in your consultation. Depending on how much time you have before you return to regular activity, Dr. Heidari can perform deep resurfacing or two to three Pro-Fractional treatments spaced out over time for optimal results.* You will decide together which option is right for you.
Pro-Fractional laser treatments use precision to target acne-scarred skin and wrinkles leaving surrounding tissue untouched so the skin heals and tightens quickly. After Laser Scar Treatments, you will see immediate improvements. However, further improvements are often seen within the next few months due to new collagen growth.
Most treatments for scars take place on potential targeted areas that include:
- Upper torso
Depending on the specific area, treatment will be applied with attention to detail. Most lasers used for scarring treatment are erbium YAG lasers. The type of laser used on the day of your scheduled appointment will depend on your type of scarring.
To understand more about the different methods of lasers that you could expect on the day of your Laser Scar Treatment, we’ve broken down different categories below:
Ablative Resurfacing: Ablative resurfacing involves the complete removal of the scarred skin’s top-most layer, meaning this is the most thorough laser resurfacing treatment available. This treatment requires a carbon dioxide laser or an erbium YAG laser.
Non-Ablative Resurfacing: Non-ablative resurfacing involves infrared lasers, which focus more on stimulating collagen production rather than destroying scarred skin tissue.
Fractionated Treatment: Fractionated treatments use fractional lasers or Fraxel, which stimulate the tissue beneath the scarred skin, forcing the scar to disappear naturally from underneath.