We all desire perfect, smooth skin, but only some achieve it.

What causes scars?

A scar is caused by damage to the dermis, the deep layer of skin below the surface – a scratch or cut, a surgical incision, acne, a deep burn, or any trauma that penetrates deep into the skin damages the dermis. Suppose the epithelium cannot regenerate enough to replace all the damaged tissue. In that case, there is a depression in the skin that appears as a visible scar.

Injuries that affect only the skin surface are called the epidermis. Regularly heal without a noticeable trace. However, when a visible scar is seen, the wound is deep enough to damage the epithelium, which has not regenerated.

How can a scar be improved or removed?

The production of the new epithelium to replace the lost epithelium and replenish the skin is needed to correct most visible scars. The main component of the epithelium is collagen. If adequate new collagen can be induced in the epithelium, the depression will fill in and become less visible.

The basis of the new process is the surf laser 1540 is the extraction of new collagen in the dermis.

How does this type of laser medicine work?

Starlux 1540 erbium laser beams penetrate deep into the epithelium and promote new collagen growth in the dermis. This new collagen fills the epithelium and skin below the depression.

The Starlux 1540 is a non-ablative laser, meaning the treatment does not damage or remove the skin’s surface. Immediately after the treatment, the surface of the skin is still intact.

How does the Starlux 1540 treatment work?

A numbing cream is applied to the skin for the patient’s comfort. The handle of the Starlux 1540 has a small circle at the end that is pressed against the skin, and the laser turns on. After turning on the engine, you can feel the heat.

The skin is not broken, so it is only pink or red after the treatment. There are no open wounds, no skin peeling, and no need for soaking or bandages. It can be pink for 24 hours, but you can use makeup to cover it up because the skin is intact.

How many treatments are needed?

You will need at least four treatments 4-5 weeks apart to achieve maximum collagen production and skin plumping. In addition, severe, deep wounds caused by acne or surgery may require multiple treatments for optimal results.

When will the result appear?

Swelling will occur for the first two weeks , but it is only an immediate consequence of the treatment. New collagen production begins six weeks after treatment, and the correction is visible by the third month. It involves  stimulating  the skin to create new collagen, which takes time. Therefore, there is no quick fix for immediate results, even after surgery.

Collagen production continues six months to a year after the last treatment.