A List of Ways to Deal with Scarring from a Laser Hair Removal Procedure
There are some scars that are hardly noticeable or are in ‘hidden’ locations in, and most of us don’t mind having these scars at all. But what if you have a scar in a highly visible area, such as your face or legs, and worse, what if you actually got the scarring from laser hair removal treatment? What should you do then? Well, first of all, you should try seeking compensation. Making a claim is a given, particularly if the scarring was through no fault of your own (as is usually the case with laser hair removal). But what can do you afterwards in order to treat the scarring itself? Here’s a list of ways to deal with scarring from a laser hair removal procedure gone wrong.
There is a method known as a ‘surgical scar revision’ wherein a scar is removed and the normal skin is then rejoined. It is worth noting, though, that this method does not often ‘remove’ the scar completely – rather, a wide scar can be made to be thinner, a long scar can be made to look shorter, and so on. Incisions with broken lines can also be done to make a scar look less noticeable. In some cases, surgeons can actually ‘hide’ the scar by moving it to a hairline or even a wrinkle.
With chemical peeling, chemicals are used to peel away the skin’s top layer, and this also smoothens out scars which are depressed or indented. Chemical peeling is more ideal for scars which are light and superficial rather than scars which are deeper or more noticeable, however.
Dermabrasion is a procedure where a surgeon uses a machine in order to remove or get rid of the skin’s top layers, allowing the skin to look smoother. Dermabrasion is most often used for scars due to acne or pockmarks, although it can also be used as an option for light scars due to laser hair removal.
A punch graft makes use of a tiny piece of skin in order to replace skin which has been scarred. With a cutter, a small circular hole is made on the skin, and the scar is removed. The area is then filled with a piece of skin which is unmarked or unscarred.
Soft tissue fillers, as they are also known, are injections made directly onto the scar to ‘fill it up.’ The substances or fillers used for this procedure include collagen, hyaluronic acid, or fat, and it is ideal for the treatment of soft scars which are indented.
There are other ways of treating laser hair removal scars due to laser hair removal treatments, and you can even opt to have the scars removed by lasers as well (just make sure the procedure is performed by a competent and experienced technician this time).