If certain lasers 're-model' collagen, shouldn't they work for flat scars?
3 years ago
If certain lasers 're-model' collagen, shouldn't they work for flat scars (not necessarily color but texture)? I've seen many answers on RealSelf saying lasers are 'useless' for flat scars but isn't that contrary to the science behind skin resurfacing? Thank you.
Doctor Answers 1
Laser Treatments for Scars
If you have a depressed scar a laser can
improve the depression by stimulating collagen to improve the depression. If
you have a thickened scar a laser can improve the scar by re-modeling the
collagen to lay flatter so it is not as raised. I’m not sure what type of
improvement you are looking for in regards to flat scar texture without a
photo. It is best to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see what
the best option for you may be.
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