Can Lasers Remove my Scar?

Every old scar has a story behind it, but that doesn’t mean you want the physical evidence to stay permanently on your body. You’re not alone if the appearance of your scars makes you feel self-conscious.

Luckily, advanced laser technology means your scars no longer need to be a permanent fixture. At IYA Medical our team of doctors can effectively reduce the appearance of your scars using the sophisticated fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment.

Learn more about the fractional CO2 laser and how it can eliminate or reduce the appearance of scars.

What is a fractional CO2 laser?

The revolutionary fractional CO2 laser is a type of laser resurfacing treatment. Laser resurfacing can improve the appearance of your skin by using pulsating beams of light directed at your problem areas.

Diminishing the appearance of scarring from acne or other causes is one of the main reasons we use the CO2 laser on our patients. The laser treatment also targets and heals the deep wrinkles, lines, and sun damage other laser treatments aren’t able to fix.

How does the fractional CO2 laser remove scars?

Fractional CO2 lasers are a kind of ablative laser. This means they work by carefully removing a layer of skin in the area where you wish to achieve results.

During the process of removing the old layer of skin, the laser heats up the skin underneath, causing fresh new collagen fibers to grow. The skin regrowth that follows has a tighter and smoother appearance, significantly lessening the appearance of your scars.

Who can get fractional CO2 laser treatment?

For many healthy adults, fractional CO2 laser treatment is the ideal way to remove unsightly scars. The best candidates usually have fairer skin pigmentation and have older scarring.

The fractional CO2 laser treatment isn’t right for everyone. We might recommend delaying treatment or getting a different procedure to resolve your scarring if you:

How the fractional CO2 laser treatment works

During a consultation, you meet with a member of our medical team who specializes in laser resurfacing and other medical aesthetics. We use this visit to determine if the fractional CO2 laser is right from you. If you decide to get the procedure, it takes place right in our Scottsdale, Arizona, office. 

Fractional CO2 laser treatment is a nonsurgical treatment. For your comfort during the laser session, we usually begin by numbing the area to be treated.

Once you’re numb, the fractional laser treatment typically takes no more than 30 minutes. Depending on the intensity level used in your specific treatment plan, your skin may need to recover for up to seven days before you may return to your full daily routine.

You start to notice the difference in your scarring right away and can see full results within six months. For best results, carefully follow our skin aftercare instructions, which are customized to you.

With fractional CO2 laser technology available, you no longer need to feel miserable about the scars on your face. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We also offer telehealth visits.

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