If you’re looking for a way to get rid of unwanted body scars, laser scar removal is an advanced, efficient treatment method. Dr. Hussam Kujok is an aesthetic specialist trained in the latest scar removal technologies. At the NorCal Medical and Aesthetic Center in Carmichael, California, office, he offers quality laser scar removal treatments to his patients. Call for an appointment or book one online.
Scars are fibrous tissues that sometimes form when your skin repairs itself after a wound. They vary widely in shape and size, depending on the severity of the injury.
Three of the most common types of scars are:
Keloid scars are the result of a malfunction and an overproduction of collagen after a wound heals. These scars can appear as a growth on the scar site and may require surgery.
Hypertrophic scars are similar to keloid scars but not as severe. They also have a thick, raised texture and can restrict the movement of your tendons and muscles.
Depending on the severity of the burn, large sections of skin could heal in a way that can negatively impact your muscles and tendons, even restricting movement.
There are also less severe forms of scarring, such as acne scars. Different types of scars require different treatments. Rest assured, Dr. Kujok evaluates your scar to determine the best treatment option for you.
Laser therapy uses pulses of high-energy light that are absorbed by substances and water in your skin. The light changes into heat energy, and the heat either tightens or destroys the thin problem layers of your skin.
Laser therapy flattens your scar by removing the top layers of skin and stimulating collagen production. The treatments significantly decrease the appearance of many types of scars, and may even eradicate them.
Laser scar removal has a quicker recovery period than traditional surgery. It improves the overall appearance of your skin, making it smoother, tighter, and flatter, and providing a more even texture. You’ll notice impressive results once your body has had time to heal, which usually only takes a couple of weeks.
Laser scar removal is also safe, FDA-cleared, and involves little to no discomfort. The laser works exceedingly well because it promotes your body’s natural healing mechanisms and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
Dr. Kujok is an advocate of this revolutionary laser scar removal technology. Call or book an appointment online to visit the NorCal Medical and Aesthetic Center.