Laser scar removal reduces the appearance of scars by 50 to 80 percent and helps prevent their recurrence. The laser scar removal procedure is often performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center, surgeon’s office, or hospital.
Types of scare removal
- Collagen injections are generally used to treat wrinkles, scars, and facial lines.
- Laser resurfacing uses high-energy light to burn away damaged skin.
- Punch grafts can help treat deep acne scars.
- Chemical peels are often used to minimize sun-damaged skin, irregular pigment, and superficial scars. Chemical peels can help to restore a younger, fresher appearance by removing a layer of skin with a chemical preparation.
- Surgical scar revision
Costs of laser scar removal
Laser scar removal has three costs: anesthesia fees, facility fees, and physician fees. Laser acne scar removal is highly effective; however, the costs and risks are higher than compared with non-surgical scar removal creams and lotions.