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.