Laser treatment works by causing a controlled microdamage to the deeper layers of the skin.
The lasers we use for laser scar removal at Contour Clinics are a type called fractional non-ablative lasers.
Let’s break that down…
Fractional laser is one that treats only a fraction of the skin each session. By treating skin in fractions, healthy untouched skin is able to help speed up the healing of surrounding skin. This leads to faster, safer scar removal treatments.
What we mean by non-ablative is that we don’t strip the skin completely, so you don’t get the peeling or long downtime associated with traditional ablative lasers.