LASER SKIN RESURFACING
Laser technology, which is used for numerous purposes in different medical specialities, plays a major role in aesthetic surgery too.
In cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic surgery, lasers are commonly used for many indications such as skin discoloration and freckle treatment, epilation, skin rejuvenation, tattoo removal, scar treatment, and treatment of vascular lesions.
The effect of laser on skin, is related to the controlled thermal damage areas it creates. It evaporates the superficial layer of the skin and creates high-temperature heat columns through the deep layer. These damaged areas activate the wound healing process in the skin, resulting in destruction of the existing skin, and of course replacement with a refreshed, new skin layer. Modern lasers give us the ability to control the skin damage in a very detailed fashion. These devices are adaptable to all skin types and they can be used in many different depths, letting us to do selective applications.
Laser skin resurfacing is most commonly planned for the rejuvenation face, neck, and hands. The “smoothing” effect of laser makes it also useful for the treatment of scars, pits and pores, resulting in a clear and bright skin. Facial rejuvenation is done in 1 to 3 sessions, and is preferably repeated once a year. Scar therapy may need additional sessions depending on the depth and severity of the scar.
SCAR TREATMENT WITH LASER
Treatment of scars due to various reasons (burns, surgery, wounds etc.) is one of the most challenging problems in plastic surgery.
Because most of the traditional methods like surgical scar revisions and dermabrasion create new scars instead of the old ones.
Fractional lasers which are used for many purposes in cosmetic surgery, are also employed for the treatment of unsightly scars. The aim is not to totally delete the scar, but to make it less visible, and to minimize the texture difference between the scar and the surrounding healthy tissue. Depending on the size, depth and the nature of the scar, significant improvements can be achieved within 3 to 5 sessions. Especially surgical scars, acne scars and fine-cut scars benefit from lasers remarkably.