Do you have stretch marks or other scars that make you feel self-conscious about your appearance?
The Plastic Surgery Center in New Jersey offers a solution with laser scar removal, which can reduce the appearance of scars by up to 80 percent. Our plastic surgeons employ this safe and effective laser skin treatment to remove many types of scars, including keloid (reddish-purple scars that are firm and raised and have extended beyond the wound area), hypertrophic (pink scars that are firm and raised and are contained within the wound area), and atrophic (pockmarks in the skin that typically result from acne).
Laser scar removal uses a high-energy laser light to remove a layer of skin over a scar, thereby exposing new skin and allowing it to heal healthier and thicker. In some cases, the laser targets lower layers to help stimulate collagen growth and correct scars. For this outpatient surgery, you may receive either local or general anesthesia and may require multiple treatments, based on the location and degree of scarring.
Aftercare of laser scar removal typically involves antibiotic ointment to prevent infection and a follow-up evaluation. Your skin may start regenerating as quickly as four days after treatment. Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation are common side effects.