Although laser scar revision can often time help minimize scars, the degree of the scar is foremost of importance. Laser resurfacing is a technique to reduce the look of the scar, improves skin tone and texture and causes collagen contraction to soften the scar. Anytime that you cut the skin however, you will have a scar, there are tradeoffs for a more uplifted, fuller breast, and the doctors technique in closing the wound is important to discuss in advance of any procedure. Scars are masses of fibrotic tissue that form as a part of the body’s natural wound healing process and result from irregular collagen formation. Scars appear in different forms, depending on their cause/origin and the body’s response, and include atrophic, hypertrophic, keloid and contracture scars. Fractional ablative laser resurfacing has been proven to effectively treat such scars and provide consistent and significant functional improvement as well as measurable cosmetic benefits.
Available scar revision therapies depend on the type of scar, and range from topical creams for mild scarring, to grafting in the case of large, traumatic scars. Laser scar revision is an effective method for treating a wide range of scars that improves skin texture and pigment as well as functional aspects.