Can a diode laser remove a pigmented scar? What kind of laser and settings would be needed to remove a small, pigmented scar?

I had surgery to remove some ovarian cysts and the surgery went well but now I have two noticeable scars on my lower abdominal area about 1cm each, non-raised. They are, however, noticeable as they are darker than the rest of my skin. Can a diode laser remove them? Would LLLT help to get rid of the pigmentation?

Doctor Answers 2

Dark scars and q switch laser

In our office, we start with Plato's Scar Serum and Melarase PM for dark scars followed by q switch laser to help reduce pigmentation. 


Dr. Karamanoukian
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Hyperpigmentation/Scar/Body -- Clear + Brilliant/Viva, Microneelding/PRP, Skin lightening/Peels, Aerolase, Pico Laser

There are many options including lasers, peels, and skin care. I suggest posting photos and seeing an expert in lasers and hyperpigmentation. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

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