Scars are visible signs that occur after a wound has healed. They can often lead to acne and other dangerous conditions. Almost 90% of the world's population had at least one of these scars. Many people are experiencing them from early childhood but they can also be born with scars. Even though some patients are afraid of the latest technology and are choosing traditional cosmetic procedures for removing scars, most surgeons recommend the use of a laser scar technique, also known as dermabrasion, because it is safer and produces better results.
The appearance of scars may improve over time and it is advisable to arrange a revision procedure after a period of several months or one year after the wounds are completely healed. It is also recommended to avoid sun exposure and use a cream with a high sun protection factor. Sun exposure can cause scar hyperpigmentation, affecting the result of the operation.
The laser used in fixing the damaged skin layer removes scars using low energy light or a continuous luminous beam. In general, the laser scar removal surgery uses a CO2 laser. After the laser surgery intervention some side effects may also occur, such as skin redness. This phenomenon disappears after two or three months but in some cases it may persist, particularly at blonde or reddish persons, for up to six months.