Good Choices for Hypertrophic Scars
Thanks for your question. I hope
you have recovered from your accident. It sounds like the combination of laser
treatments your dermatologist recommended is one that can be very effective in
treating hypertrophic scars. In my experience, which is supported by research,
V-Beam laser treatments show significant improvement in reducing both the redness
and bulk of hypertrophic scars. Patients typically tolerate the treatments
quite well. Following up with Fraxel treatments should enhance the results.
Good luck, and take care.
Hypertrophic Scars and Laser Treatments
If often takes a combination of lasers such as V-Beam and Fraxel and intralesional cortisone injections to improve the appearance of scars. It usually takes several treatments to improve the appearance since there is no "quick fix" for these type of scars. Please consult a board certified dermatologist who is an expert with these procedures.
Laser Treatments for Facial Scarring
The combination of Laser treatments mentioned are typically good choices for treatment of this type of scarring.
Hypertrophic scars can be treated with a combination of modalities. Some can be dramatically improved by the combination of injectable cortisone and topical silicone based dressing or ointments (medical grade not the type you would purchase at a hardware store). Others might be more stubborn requiring laser or light based devices such as the VBeam or Fraxel. Every patient is different so without evaluating you it is impossible to comment on your particular course of treatment.
Hypertrophic scar treatment
I am sorry to hear about your accident. It sounds like your dermatologist has provided you with a good treatment plan. Of course, a consultation would be needed to determine the best treatment for your scarring, as there are several variables which determine the best treatment. I often use a combination of Vbeam, Fraxel, and injections with kenalog. It definitely takes several treatments with each device to see improvement. These treatments soften and improve the appearance of the scars, but do not eliminate the scars.
Facial Scarring -- Fraxel, Vbeam/Pro Yellow, Needling, 5fu/steroids
there is no way to give you the best advice on this without a formal consultation. the proposed plan you have is advanced and sounds like something I would do as i treat many scar patients, its a significant part of my practice. However, this needs to be individually assessed as we often add 5fu or PRP to get improved results after fraxel. I also like the pro yellow laser better than vbeam now for scars/redness. Best, Dr. Emer.