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Broken Blood Vessels and Scars

Would you say that a scar only gets its color from the broken blood vessels? And if one is to get a Fraxel treatment, by healing the broken blood vessels, will the scar look less pigmented? Will it also help restore lost pigments?

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Scar Treatments


Scars get their color from the amount of melanin (pigment) as well as blood flow (vessels).  Blood vessels in a scar can be best diminished with a vascular laser (VersaPulse, V-Beam, IPL).  It is difficult to repigment a scar but the Fraxel might help.

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