Laser treatment can improve the appearance of burn scars

Posted on 08 Aug, 2012

When you burn your skin, it can cause the most visible scars. Many people experience burns in childhood, as at a young age, we don’t always realise the danger of open flames and hot water.

The scars caused at any age are likely to remain visible for many years. They may fade and lighten in colour (many burn scars start out a livid red colour), but it is unlikely that serious burn scars will ever completely disappear.

There is a new treatment available, however, that can effectively treat burn scars of all types, improving the appearance of the skin and getting rid of many burn scars completely. This treatment involves using specially designed and calibrated lasers to remove burn scars.

How laser treatment for burn scars works

Most clinics will use microdermabrasion as the first stage of the process. This is a deep level of skin exfoliation which involves passing a device over the skin and releasing a very controlled flow of super-fine crystals.

After microdermabrasion has been used, laser technology will then come into play. Laser treatment is able to accelerate the skin’s natural healing process, by boosting collagen levels and promoting the growth of new skin cells.