There are a variety of types of laser scar removal treatments. There are Fractionated resurfacing lasers, Pulsed dye lasers, and Infrared heat lasers. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each. Infrared heat lasers are the most common, while pulsed dye lasers and Active FX are less commonly used. They all have their advantages and disadvantages, so you should research before deciding which one to use.
Infrared heat lasers:
There are several different types of lasers for scar removal. One type of laser is an infrared heat laser. Infrared heat lasers are the most effective for scar removal because they target scar tissue control. Laser treatment is usually performed in a clinic where the patient is not conscious of the procedure. The laser treatment may be painful or uncomfortable, depending on the severity of the scar.
Fractionated resurfacing lasers:
There are many benefits of fractionated resurfacing lasers, but which one is the best for scar removal? Fortunately, there are several lasers to choose from, and some are more effective than others. Let’s look at the differences between fractionated lasers and their high-density counterparts. First, fractionated lasers are non-ablative. They only target the top layers of the skin. They are gentle enough to reduce the chances of side effects and downtime.
Pulsed dye lasers:
Pulsed dye lasers are a great option if you want to remove your scars safely and naturally. Laser treatments essentially induce purpura, or purplish color, in the scar. This process reduces scar volume, thickness, and rigidity. A single treatment will not change the width of your scar or reduce the visibility of track marks. Treatments are spaced approximately three to four weeks apart to allow the scar tissue to heal. This method may also involve intraregional corticosteroids (ICS), but this response varies depending on the scar density and underlying tissue.
Laser treatment is often used to remove acne scars and other skin discoloration. Active FX laser treatments are usually performed on the face and eyelids. They can also be used on crow’s feet, the upper chest, and hands. Because of their high-tech features, Active FX laser treatments can be customized to meet the patient’s specific needs. Below are some of the benefits of Active FX laser treatments for acne scars.