Laser therapy is a wonderful therapy to treat excessive scars that come from abnormal wound healing. Further research has been able to identify improved results for excessive scarring and keloides.
Hypertrophic scarring and Keloids
Researchers were able to identify improved results in hypertrophic Scars but those results did not include keloid treatments. The research pointed out that there was room to better understand these results as well as scaring in darker skinned patients which refers primarily to keloid which is found in larger numbers in people dark skin.
Researchers used previous studies to better understand the effects Aesthetic laser treatment can have on abnormalscarring. The past trials centered on Hypertrophic Scarring and Keloids which are the two predominant types of scaring. They both cause excessive skin to grow on and immediately round the scar resulting normally in cosmetic problems but can affect the normal functioning of the body.
Hypertrophic Scars are vastly more normal scaring that just builds on ad immediately around the scar. Keloids on the other hand can spread far beyond the scarred area. There is vastly more research on Hypertrophic Scars than Keloids.
Considerable research shows an improved success rate for both types of scars. The research worked with scaring that was less than a month old. Laser therapy can really have a great impact on excessive scarring.
The results feature two different types of lasers that seemed to achieve the best responses from the scar tissue. The 585/595 nm pulsed-dye laser (PDL) and the 532 nm laser were the two types used with most of the studies using 585/595 nm pulsed-dye laser. Further research in 532nm may bring value to customers.
There is considerable data about how responsive the laser treatment in the skin. There researchers were able to see how the scarring decreased in high and in redness after a series of laser therapy sessions. Research indicated that the best interval for repeated laser treatment was about 5 weeks.
New Laser Techniques
In the future more information will be available for patients with dark skin. Development in laser treatments and laser technology has allowed lasers to treat scarring in nonablative way by coagulating the deep levels of tissue in the skin opposed to the older laser techniques. The older techniques would attack the excessive skin growths on the top layer of the skin. . The nonablative technique provides are far more reliable and better technique lower risks and bringing improved results which may improve results for darker skinned patients but evidence based research is required to see the results.
Dr Kling, through a consultation can advise on the best treatment for your scars or other dermatological issues. Dr Kling has expertise in treating all dermatological diseases and issues from his centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn, more information can be found on his website.