Scars are areas of tissue that replace normal skin after an injury. Skin scars result as wounds repair itself and the surrounding skin. With the exception of very minor cuts and bruises, every wound will result in some degree of scarring. Common scars include acne scars, surgical scars, minor cuts and burn scars and chicken pox scars.
Fractional laser technology is a recommended option to reduce the appearance of unwanted scars. Pulses of laser light are gently delivered to the treatment area to break down the scar tissue and help generate healthy new skin. This fractional technology is also used to target and break down stretch marks, triggering new tissue production underneath the skin. The new collagen generated helps to improve both the texture and color of the stretch marks.