In our practice we have several devices for treating scars and stretch marks: fractional CO2 laser, pulsed dye laser (PDL) and LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamps.
Hypertrophic scars and keloids (red and swollen) caused by accidents or surgery can be smoothed by pulsed dye laser, the benchmark treatment in this field. This type of laser is also used to treat port-wine stains (red marks) and couperose, improving the skin’s texture and elasticity. The laser is combined with other treatments such as a prolonged release cortisone injection, compression, cryotherapy, or LED. When there is a major risk of scarring with surgery, it is possible to perform a pulsed dye laser and/or LED session as soon as the stitches have been removed. This session limits the occurrence of abnormal healing.
Old body scars can be improved by fractional ablative CO2 or non-ablative lasers. The use of these lasers is discussed case by case.
5% of women are affected by stretch marks. Often unsightly and in an inconvenient place, stretch marks occur during periods of hormone change such as puberty, pregnancy or with weight gain. The fibres supporting the skin when there is rapid or excessive stretching break to form these permanent blemishes. Laser treatment and especially LED lamp treatment are very effective solutions for treating stretch marks when they are still red. You will need between 8 and 20 sessions, two sessions a week, to treat red stretch marks using LED. The results are much less visible for older, white stretch marks.
There are very different treatment indications and therefore a wide variety of equipment that can be used individually or combined. Your personal treatment method will be explained to you.
To give an example, one LED session for recent stretch marks costs €30 for one area.