Scars arise from a number of causes such as surgery, burns, acne, child birth or illness. Scars can be personally very distressing, but the good news is there is a very effective laser that can considerably reduce the visible signs of scarring by helping your body to heal itself with the help of the Palomar™ laser. The first laser for scar reduction to have been granted the American safety standard by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which involves stringent testing and clinical analysis. It is a non-ablative procedure ensuring no downtime.
The Palomar™ laser is a fractional laser, it emits micro beams which create narrow, deep columns of tissue coagulation that penetrate the dermis (the secondary layer of the skin). The laser impulses deliver light in an array of high precision micro beams which induce micro damage on the surface being treated. This intentional damage initiates a natural healing process that stimulates the production of new skin. The surrounding healthy tissue then begins intensive multiplication – this in turn starts to fill in the damaged area, resulting in new and improved structure of the tissue.
Firstly, you have to wear protective goggles, it is important that these are not removed during the treatment.
You will experience a warm, tingling feeling from the laser as it passes over the area being treated. This should not be uncomfortable. Once the laser has past the area being treated your skin will feel warm, this may last for a few hours and Aloe Vera is recommended.
Your skin will appear red, as if you have been in the sun or been to the gym, but it is a healthy glow and it soon dies down.
It is normally expected that you will see gradual results over the following treatment as your skin is going through its regeneration.