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CO2 Laser – Scar Reduction

Restore a smoother appearance

CO2 Laser scar reduction

Scars don’t need to leave a permanent mark on our skin. Our scar repair treatments physically break down and reduce old scar tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen to replace it. Our skin specialists can help you determine the optimal solution for treating your scars. We offer several highly effective, non-surgical treatment options to treat scarring caused by surgery, trauma or acne scarring.

Treatment details:

All scars, including acne scars, are thick connective tissue replacing damaged skin. Laser scar treatments are designed to make a scar appear less noticeable. A specific energy level laser beam is directed at the affected area penetrating the skin and causing the tissue to break down. The depth of treatment is adjusted according to your condition. Laser treatment penetrates the outer layers of skin to stimulate new, healthy skin cell growth. The laser removes older, damaged layers of skin so that new, healthy skin can grow in its place.

Collagen production is stimulated, and the body naturally heals itself by forming new skin. Although laser treatment cannot completely remove scars, it can make them less noticeable and uncomfortable. Laser treatments are, in essence, creating a new scar in place of an old one. However, the new skin should grow more uniformly.

After your skin heals, which may take up to 3 weeks, patients will experience a period of their skin appearing slightly pink. During this time, you will see improvements in skin texture and tone. Full results can be seen 3-6 months after the initial treatment once the skin has completely healed. Improvements from CO2 laser treatment can be seen for many years after treatment. Results can be prolonged with diligent use of SPF, avoided sun exposure and the correct at-home skin care maintenance.
The area to be treated is cleansed, and a numbing cream is applied. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, the treatment is performed. The treatment area is occasionally cooled during the procedure to keep you comfortable. The Clinical Practitioner will place wet towels or gauze around the scarred area to absorb laser pulses that would otherwise affect healthy skin. The therapist will pass the laser over the scar tissue. After the treatment is complete, the Clinical Practitioner will apply an ointment and a clean dressing to cover the area. The treated area may remain red for several hours after the procedure. There may also be mild swelling and stinging that might feel similar to a sunburn. After the procedure, doctors often recommend applying moisturising lotion to the area at least twice daily and refraining from applying makeup until the redness has subsided.
The exact time depends on the size of the area that is being treated. The timeframe includes 30 minutes for a topical numbing cream to be applied and take effect prior to treatment.
This treatment is suitable for almost any scar on almost any location of the face or body.
This treatment does cause some discomfort, but we ensure that our patients are comfortable throughout the whole procedure. The sensation that is often felt is similar to a “pins and needles” sensation. Generally, over-the-counter pain medication is sufficient for pain relief post-procedure.
CO2 laser treatments can safely treat many types of scars.

This treatment is not compatible with all skin tones. It works best on fairer complexions. Persons of colour may experience better results with radiofrequency therapies for scar reduction. CO2 laser treatments may not be safe for those with specific health problems. This treatment is not suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Your skin will scab and peel 2-7 days after treatment and will be pink for 3-4 weeks. The exact healing time varies from person to person.
Clients will be provided with detailed and step-by-step instructions on the pre-and post-care requirements and supported by our Clinicians to achieve the best possible results. We recommend that you wear an SPF. Aftercare may include cold compresses and applying an emollient ointment. Avoid exposure to sunlight and picking or scrubbing the skin.
The best treatment is going to depend heavily on your scarring and goals. Your clinical practitioner will be able to guide you through the process, offering you recommendations for a successful treatment plan. It is also possible that you may benefit from both, used in intelligence sequence to achieve optimal results.

Our difference

Our equipment and experience takes the guess work out of cosmetic treatments.

We take a good look beneath the surface of your skin
Using leading imaging equipment, we take a detailed scan of your skin and overlay this data with our algorithms. It's all very 'technical', yes, but this allows us to show you both the aging process and what our treatments can achieve. It's like glimpsing into the future!
Next, we take you through your scans and discuss any flaws
With simulations in hand, we can now clearly see your problem areas. Our team will explain how we can remedy your skin and what type of results you can expect. We guide you on your journey of optimal skin repair with industry leading products and treatments.  
Finally, we treat, rescan and refine to rejuvenate your skin
Dr John Donnellan leads our clinic team who perform proven treatments, which are perfectly tailored to your needs. We will step you through each treatment and explain the 'why' behind our approach. Your results will be assessed during follow up consults as we refine your skins appearance. 

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