Those that have suffered from burns and have let the scars remain after years, can still seek treatment with proven results. A scar is the body’s natural way of healing and replacing skin cells that have resulted from injury, infections, surgery or inflammation of tissue. Old scars that have been left untreated, no matter the type, can be treated using fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.
Resurfacing the skin with the fractional CO2 laser, or Fraxel Re:pair, reverses the signs of aging and causes dramatic tightening of the skin. This gold standard laser treatment is for patients with deep wrinkles, but those who have been burned and left to scar now have an effective option for newer, healthier skin.
There are several different types of burn scars, and can be treated with the CO2 laser, Fraxel Re:pair, or a combination of laser treatments. Hypertrophic burn scars are notoriously difficult to treat scars that are raised above the skin. Contracture scarring is a result of second or third-degree burns. These scars may tighten and restrict movement in the skin, which could affect deeper tissue. The fractional CO2 laser is the most effective way to treat old and severe burn scars because of the extensive tissue damage.
Dr. Rokhsar is considered an international authority with laser resurfacing and has taught more physicians on the use of the Fraxel laser than any other physician in the world. He was also trained by the inventor of the CO2 laser resurfacing procedure and has since treated thousands of patients.