The occurrence of scars is common following acne, certain medical conditions, injuries or surgical operations


Types of scars:

  • Keloid scars
  • Hypertrophic scars
  • Atrophic scars
  • Burn scars
  • Post-traumatic scars
  • Acne scars
  • Chickenpox scars
  • Post-operative scars


The occurrence of scars is common after acne, certain medical diseases, injuries or surgical operations. A more general categorization includes three main types of scars: hypertrophic erythematous scars, which are quite similar to keloids, sunken scars, like the ones caused by acne and chickenpox, and burn scars, which may share similar characteristics of the two aforementioned types, or appear as variable deterioration of skin texture.


Today, the use of advanced ultra-pulse LASER for skin regeneration, CO2 FRACTIONAL LASER, Εrbium: YAG Laser, and Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) provides new prospects in the treatment of scars, ensuring higher level of efficacy, shorter recovery time, less pain and prevention of bleeding as compared to dermabrasion and chemical peeling, while allowing greater control, accuracy and safety during surgery.

Through the single or combined action of the above mentioned three LASER systems eradication of redness is achieved, as well as skin resurfacing through the smoothing of hypertrophic scars and immersed areas.

It is also worth noting that in certain cases, simultaneous application of complementary methods, such as recovery of the embedded scars before smoothing the skin using a LASER device, ensures that the expected outcome is achieved safely, after the initial personalised, as always, assessment that helps in determining both the therapeutic process and the necessary preparatory period of the skin before treatment.

About the author:

Christofer Tzermias

A top specialist in LASER and Invasive Dermatology in England (Oxford/London) and North America (New York/San Diego) and a leading pioneer in the implementation of sophisticated LASER in Greece, Dr Christofer Tzermias is also the founder of the first and most well-equipped inpatient departments of LASER Dermatology in the Athens Medical Center, Marousi, the St. Lucas Clinic of Panorama of Thessaloniki and the Balkan Clinic in Thessaloniki. He was the Director of Invasive and LASER Dermatology at the Athens Medical Center for 18 years, from 1996 to 2014 and is a writer and editor of numerous papers and publications for international and Greek scientific journals, as well as, international foreign language books. Dr Tzermias regularly participates in international and Greek conferences, as well as, giving speeches and lectures at university clinics in Greece and abroad. He accepts appointments at his state-of-the-art clinics on Vas. Sophia 49 - Athens, and 71 Kifissias Avenue in Marousi.

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