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Laser scar removal

Our center performs scar removal procedures employing a new-generation fractional laser. According to the world doctors’ and experts’ review, it is the best choice for the removal of scars, which remain after acne, post-operative as well as post-traumatic and other skin defects (wrinkles, stretch marks). This method can be justly called a revolution of the past 20 years in laser medicine. Comparing to previously used methods, this procedure is more effective, fast, painless and safe. 

Fraction laser principle

Previously, laser oblation was used in removing skin defects. At that time, a solid upper layer of the skin was removed. It was a complicated procedure, requiring anesthesia with a long recovery period (about 1 month). There was a high risk of side effects too. Nowadays, the fractional laser removes only 0.3 - 0.4 mm of skin in diameter, about 1.5 mm of skin depth (fraction) and such 1 cm2 fractions can make up from 36 to 100 units. The skin between the fractions remains healthy and undamaged. Healthy and undamaged skin among fractions causes a rapid recovery after the procedure. About 20 % of the skin surface is removed during one procedure. Thus, within 4-5 procedures the whole surface of the skin is replaced.

How many procedures do I need?
From 3 to 5 procedures.

Is laser scar removal painful?
The procedure is well tolerated. It is a little bit more sensitive around the eyes and in the upper lip area. If there is a need, a pain reducing cream can be used in these areas.

How long does the procedure take?
Scar removal procedure, depending on the place of the performance, on average lasts from 10 to 40 minutes.

Recommendations before scar treatment:
1. 4-6 weeks before the procedure, you must avoid tanning in the solarium, or sunbathing; don’t use self-tanners.
2. Before the procedure, the skin should be clean and free of any cosmetics. Hair should be shaved as well.
3. Do not use aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) for 2 weeks before the treatment.

When it is forbidden to perform a scar removal procedure:
1. When suffering from an acute skin infection;
2. Having a disease that should avoid contact with the light; otherwise, the light can provoke a flare-up of this disease (recurrent herpes simplex infection, systemic lupus erythematosus, porphyria);
3. During taking photosensitizing (increasing sensitivity to light) medicines or herbs (e.g. doxycycline, furosemide, sulphanilamide, St. John's wort etc.);
4. If retinoid has been used for the last 12 months;
5.  While suffering from malignant skin diseases (e.g. melanoma, basal cell carcinoma);
6.  If the body tends to form keloid scars;
7. When suffering from a blood coagulation disorder, or taking blood-thinning medicines;
8.  Having endocrine system disorders and hormone disorders, for example, diabetes mellitus.;
9. When suffering from diseases that suppress immunity (also HIV and AIDS), using immunosuppressive drugs (e.g. cyclosporine);
10. For pregnant women;
11. When suffering from an epilepsy;
12. While suffering from vitiligo;
13. If fillers or botulinum toxins have been injected in the skin during the last 3 months.

Recommendations after scar treatment:
- During the procedure, the affected skin becomes red and can swell. It passes away within a few days. In order to reduce this discomfort, moisturizing creams are used.
- Avoid sunbathing or tanning in the solarium during 3-5 months after the procedure is conducted. Use sun protection products. If procedures are planned, sun avoidance between procedures is required.
- Do not rub or scratch the skin, avoid doing active sports and getting injuries until the post-operative changes completely pass away (about 1 week).
- Make-up can be applied in 1-2 days. Men can have a shave the next day.

Our advantages:
  • Vilnius Laser Dermatology Center specializes in laser procedures.
  • State-of-the-art and certified equipmentfrom the best manufacturers.
  • We provide high-quality specific services (the largest number of specialists in the private institution of such type in Lithuania).
  • You can contact our center in Vilnius and Klaipeda.
  • You can acquire dermatologist consultation on the Internet: BUY CONSULTATION
  • Why is it worth? By buying consultation on the Internet, you receive a 5% discount.
  • Find out the cost of laser scar removal.