What Is Laser Scar Removal?
Laser scar removal is a minimally-invasive procedure in which focused beams of light are used to treat the specific areas of your body. With this procedure, you can get rid of the scars that you might have got as a result of pimples or any injury. It helps to remove the appearance of such scars.
Some people who have prominent scars on their face or legs may use cosmetic products like foundation and concealer to hide any prominent scars that make them feel conscious about themselves. Others might spend some cash to get surgical procedures to change the way their scars look and make them slightly less noticeable. Laser scar removal in Dubai & Abu Dhabi depends on how big the scar is or where it is located. Treatments and procedures used by surgeons also depend on what type of scar they are dealing with.
The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting. A laser wand is used over your skin repeatedly so that dead skin cells can be removed and scars can be diminished. Following types of scars can be reduced by scar removal treatment in Dubai:
- Burn marks
- Age spots
- Injury scars
- Dark spots
- Acne scars
Before & After
Laser Scar Removal in Dubai and Abu Dhabi Before and After Photos.
No Guarantee, as the results may vary from person to person.
Types of Scars According to Skin Doctors
- Acne Scar: This type of scar is caused by severe acne, which may occur during the puberty stage. Other women may experience severe scarring due to acne during the premenstrual stage which happens every month. The worst thing that could happen when acne scar is not taken care of, is that it can leave the skin bumpy or hollow.
- Keloid Scar: It is a type of scar that appears to be swollen and has a bump. It can occur due to heredity and is the most common among individuals with dark skin.
- Contracture Scar: this can be caused by trauma due to burns and appears to be a much tightened and plastic thin skin. Such scars can cause immobility and can affect muscles and nerves.
- Hypertrophic Scar: this is a type of scar that appears to be red and may have a little bump like that of a keloid.
Are You A Candidate?
Before heading towards the procedure, you should know if you are a good candidate to get it or not. Your doctor may not recommend it to you because it includes specific light and heat that are not suitable for all. If you are on a particular medication, it may cause light sensitivity in you. So, it is highly recommended to ask your doctor before deciding anything.
Different Scar Removal Treatments in Dubai
- Topical creams and ointments which can be bought over the counter are the easiest way to get rid of scars. These are only advisable for small scars that were caused by cuts or wounds. Ask your skin doctor for prescriptions if the scar is caused by surgical procedures.
- Prescription creams that contain steroids can be prescribed by any surgeon or dermatologist. Patients are not advised to use any of these prescription creams without the recommendation of their skin doctor because using medications such as steroids can cause harmful effects to the body.
- Silicone gel sheets can be used to treat the scars and are the best option for flattening keloid scars.
- Smaller keloid scars can be treated by using cryotherapy or freezing therapy using liquid nitrogen.
- Surgical removal for scar is the best option to treat deeper skin tissue scars, which can be caused by severe accidents and certain surgical procedures.
- Other scar removal treatments may also include skin grafting, excision, dermabrasion, and laser procedure.
- Injections can also be used to treat scars such as steroids and collagen as skin fillers.
The devices used to perform laser scar removal treatment includes;
Lola Ali Muhammad
Laser Skin Care Specialist
Ms. Dalya Sager
Dr. Fazeela Abbasi MD
Nasim Rashidi Asl Bita
Advantages Of Laser Scar Removal
- Laser Scar Removal in Dubai is a non-surgical procedure by nature.
- Minimal risks.
- Less/no downtime.
- Long-lasting results.
Patients with wide, thick, depressed, or unsightly scars.
To make the scar less noticeable (flatter, thinner, smoother, etc.).
- Scar revisions are usually done under local anesthesia. If the scars are large or if the patient prefers, the procedure may be performed under sedation or general anesthesia.
The old scar is removed, and one of the several plastic surgery techniques is used to repair the incision. The surgeon will use any technique that will allow the best chance of removing a scar.
- The extent of surgery, time off from work, and recovery time is determined on an individual basis. The expected results also vary from patient to patient. Actually, outcome of scar revision is difficult to predict. Most of the patients are expected to get good results, but in some patients the end results may not be as satisfying.
How Much Does Scar Removal Cost
Your insurance may not cover this procedure because it is an elective procedure to fulfill your cosmetic needs. Different factors such as the size of scar, number of required sessions, desired results, and number of scars are involved while calculating the total cost. You should know that you have to get multiple sessions to get the desired outcomes. So, if you would like to know the exact cost, you have to consult your doctor first.
No downtime is linked to the laser scar removal in Dubai. You may get back to your work right after getting the treatment. The recovery time may differ based on your treatment. It may take almost 3 to 10 days. You will get postoperative instructions from your doctor that will help you in healing. The aftercare instructions will be specified according to the severity of your problem and other aspects. However, the following are some common guidelines. Have a look!
- Don’t go into direct sunlight for at least a week after the treatment.
- It’s good to avoid makeup for a few days.
- Reduce swelling by applying a moist cloth or cold pack.
- Moisturize your skin daily after washing it.
- Take prescribed medications as per instructions to reduce pain.
When The Results Will Be Visible?
It may take a few days for the swelling and bruising to fade away, so results are not instant. You may wait for a few weeks or even months to notice a difference in your skin condition.
You should consult your doctor before undergoing laser scar removal in Dubai. Here, at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery®, we have made it quite easier for you. You can consult with our experts for free. All of our doctors are board-certified and will help you in understanding the treatment. This session allows you to consider some important things accurately. So, schedule your consultation now!