Scarring to exposed areas of the body can cause extreme self-consciousness and a perception of deformity. Laser scar removal treatments provide a fast and effective solution; the procedure is often chosen to eliminate acne scars which patients may have suffered with for many years, and to treat scars from surgery, viruses, accidents and fights. Professionals claim that laser surgery can reduce the visibility of scars by up to 80%.
The undeniable benefits of laser scar removal often obscures the fact that laser procedures are highly technical in nature, particularly the matching of laser type and beam intensity to individual scar characteristics. The skill and experience of dermatologists and laser technicians are essential to the success of the procedure, and the choice of clinic is therefore of paramount importance to the prospective patient.
Scarring is caused by an excess or lack of the supply of collagen to a wound during the healing process. Keloid scars are raised scars, resulting from concentrations of collagen, and may develop in size and surface area over time. Hypertrophic scars are similar, but will not expand beyond the site of the initial wound and will fade over time, while acne and skin disease scars are defined as atrophic scars, characterised by small, regular depressions in the skin.
While laser scar removal procedures have a high success rate, inevitably there are certain risks involved. The laser itself may cause burns and additional scarring if directed at the wound site or areas of healthy skin for fractionally too long. There are a number of contraindications that make laser scar removal unsuitable, including skin diseases such as dermatitis and psoriasis. There is also a moderate risk of either hyperpigmentation (darkening of skin) or hypopigmentation (lightening of skin) resulting from laser scar removal.
We have recently dealt with cases where laser treatments, including laser car removal, have gone disastrously wrong for clients. In the resulting compensation claims we have recovered damages for pain and suffering, as well as medical and travel expenses and loss of earnings for time off work. Contact us today for free expert legal advice: