Treatments/Scar Assessment & Advice/Types of Lasers

The London Scar Clinic is proud to own a number of high-end lasers allowing treatment of a vast range of skin problems. Scar laser treatment can be used to target a wide range of scar characteristics, for example: redness, texture, pigmentation, volume loss etc. Commonly our lasers help to treat acne scarring, burns, raised scars, post-surgical scars and more.

At The London Scar Clinic, our extensive selection of lasers enables us to offer a great variety of scar treatments. The London Scar Clinic currently owns the Lumenis CO2 Ultra-pulse laser, Lumenis M22 laser, Cynosure PicoSure and Cynosure Cynergy vascular device, enabling us to provide the most effective and highest standards of treatment.

Lumenis UltraPulse® CO2 Laser

The UltraPulse CO2 laser is considered the ‘gold standard’ in the treatment of many different conditions such as acne scars, burns, fine lines and deep wrinkles. At The London Scar Clinic, we are proud to offer some of the most advanced treatments in dermatology.
The UltraPulse CO2 laser inflicts a controlled injury pattern to the skin, which subsequently encourages the skin to produce more collagen. The extra collagen leads to a much smoother and tighter appearance of the skin as well as works to target skin concerns such as wrinkles and scarring. At The London Scar Clinic, UltraPulse CO2 laser treatment is performed under local anaesthetic or sedation by one of our expert specialists.

Lumenis M22™ IPL Laser

The IPL (abbreviation of Intense Pulsed Light) laser works by creating beams of light with a range of different wavelengths. This type of light based device can help combat many different skin concerns such as pigmentation, signs of ageing, red scarring, redness, sun damage as well as spider veins.

Lumenis M22™ ResurFX Laser

This is a resurfacing treatment using an erbium fibre technology, which produces small open channels in the skin and stimulates a wound healing response. It is a popular treatment able to address a number of skin and scar related concerns across all skin types. The M22 ResurFX laser can also be used to address concerns with stretch marks and fine lines on the skin as a result of ageing.

Cynosure® PicoSure® Laser

The PicoSure laser is an extremely effective and innovative laser, which can target a variety of different skin concerns including scars, sun damage and abnormal pigmentation. The PicoSure laser can also be used to effectively remove tattoos and is very popular due to its minimal downtime and side effects.

Instead of using direct intense heat like some other laser treatments, the PicoSure laser uses ultra-short pulses, which leads to the production of waves in the dermis, gradually removing pigment and encouraging the production of collagen, which aids rejuvenation.

Cynosure® Cynergy™ Vascular Laser

The Cynergy Vascular laser is a combination of a pulsed dye laser (PDL) and an Nd:YAG laser.

PDL stands for “pulsed dye laser” and is a type of light therapy that can improve the appearance of spider veins as well as redness in the skin due to a number of conditions including rosacea and red scars. PDL gets its name from the fact that the laser beam of light is generated using a dye, whose wavelength is particularly well absorbed by haemoglobin, a substance naturally found within red blood cells/vessels.

For patients with dark skin types or those whose vascular concerns are due to larger and deeply seated vessels, a similar treatment (long pulsed Nd:YAG) is employed using the same equipment.

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