When am I supposed to start seeing results about the scars?

i have a two years old self harm scars on my arm, inflicted by razor and knife. my doctor suggested treatment with ICON laser of minimum 3 sessions. after first one, yesterday, my skin was slightly burnt and red. however the scars remain.

Doctor Answers 2

Cutting scars and Plato's Scar Serum

Fractional laser, co2 laser, and Kenalog IIT can help modulate cutting scars and make them less visible. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

Co2 Laser and Self-Harm Scars -- Combine with microneedling/PRP

It takes more than one session to remove scars. After your treatment, your body will need a few weeks to heal. After 4 to 6 weeks, do another session. Patience is key. I combine lasers with microneedling/PRP for best results. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 159 reviews

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