08.27.12

Erasing Scars with Laser Treatment

Scars may not be a serious problem yet it may affect how you may feel and think of yourself. It may be the cause of your emotional pain. Surgical removal treatments aim to erase the unsightly scars from your face such as in acne or even those caused by surgeries.

Often, these treatments are painful, costly and risky. However, laser technology gave way to a treatment that is less invasive and less risky. Fractional laser deliver a rapid and reliable scar removal with minimal downtime, and less pain.

Fractional Laser

This technology is an amazing discovery in scar removal. It uses pulses of light to allow the scar tissue to coagulate and give way to a healthier tissue. The healing time needed is very minimal plus there is a lesser risk of infection. Little or even no pain can be felt with laser treatment.

How It Works

Acne may leave your face with the unsightly scars. Also, surgical procedures and trauma may leave your skin with marks that you think are permanent. Laser can allow the removal of these scars by using fractional laser and create micro-columns of tissues that have coagulated. It primarily triggers the healing process giving way to a newer layer of skin tissue. Laser can greatly reduce the appearance to your skin.

Benefits

There are many benefits to the use of laser in scar removal. They may help you in arriving at a decision on what step to take in order to eliminate the scar that bothers you for quite a while right now.

Down Time

You may be worried about the down time or the period of recovery. Some treatments may leave you with dryness and peeling. However, in laser treatment, there is minimal down time. You can go back to your work after two days of treatment.

Pain and Discomfort 

Another benefit of laser treatment is that it causes minimal discomfort. You may be afraid of the pain that comes with the procedure. You are rest assured that undergoing fractional laser treatment will only cause minimal or even no pain at all. Anesthesia is not needed for this mode of treatment.

Risks 

Surgical removal of scars may pose certain risks such as bleeding and infection. Laser treatment is less invasive and does not require an incision to the skin. No antibiotics are necessary for this scar removal technique. Also, surgical incisions may leave you with pain due to the severed nerves of your skin.

Duration of Treatment

Laser treatment may require you to have succeeding sessions with your dermatologist. However, the changes that you may notice in every session may be very significant that you may believe it is a technique which is worth your money.

Excellent outcomes are what this approach promises. Scar removal is definitely not an easy feat. Using your scar removal creams and other treatments may take a longer period of time. However, laser technology gives you a better chance in eliminating the ugly scars. Discuss this approach in scar removal with a skin expert.

08.23.12

Rosacea: Preventing Flare Ups

You may be convinced that prevention is indeed better than cure. There is much truth about this line. You may spare your skin from the harmful flare ups that can leave you with several complications.

Here are tips that you need to consider in preventing episodes of profuse growth of bumps all over your face.

Sunlight

Sun exposure may trigger flare ups so wearing a protective sunscreen daily is very important. A product that has an SPF of 30 is greatly recommended. You must avoid the harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun so look for a product that offers you protection from both types of radiation. There are these sunscreens that are made particularly for children’s use. You can get one in order to prevent skin irritation.

During summer months, you may experience terrible heat especially when staying outdoors. Minimizing sun exposure most especially at noontime when it is hottest may help you prevent flare ups. However, the sun is already scourging and irritating to the skin past ten in the morning so take precautions during this time as well.

How Can You Stay Protected From the Sun?

Apply a sunscreen to have skin protection from UV rays. Also you can wear hats that are wide-brimmed. Shun stress! Studies show that it can affect the growth or appearance of new bumps on your skin. Next to sunlight, stress is considered to be the most common trigger. Taking adequate time of rest may help you control the symptoms.

Food and Beverages

Diet can also influence rosacea flare ups. Drinking alcohol and eating spicy foods may trigger the symptoms to be more pronounced. You have to completely eliminate these from your diet list in order to spare yourself from the red bumps. Make a food diary to be able to identify what may have caused an episode of profuse growth of acne-like breakouts.

Weather

Not only the scourging heat of the sun during summer season that can worsen rosacea. During cold months it is important that you wear a scarf to cover your face from the wind and cold temperature. They can trigger a flare up as well.

Not to Do

Do not massage, scrub or rub your face. Doing so will irritate your skin. Use a gentle cleanser that is non-irritating. With rosacea, you are left with the bumps that are easily irritated and a sensitive skin. Use lukewarm water to rinse your face and gently dry it with a clean towel.

Choose the products that are proven to be non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. These are the brands that are considered to be mild and gentle to your skin. By using these products you can take care of your skin and prevent irritation or flare up episodes.

There are plenty of things you need to consider in preventing rosacea. Educate yourself about the measures you must take in order to take care of your sensitive skin. Rosacea may be a lifetime disease yet your skin expert knows that they are controllable as well.