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TREATMENT OF SCARS AND STRETCH MARKS

The Erbium laser aims to regenerate the surface of the skin. It is a treatment of choice for all scars and stretch marks.

For who?

It is aimed at both women and men with the aim of smoothing out a scar and an alteration in the skin’s appearance such as xanthelasma, relief from an old tattoo or stretch marks.

How does the Erbium laser work?

Instead of abrading the entire treated skin surface, this partial ablative laser will create microscopic wells, leaving intact skin between each well. By healing, these wells will close and lead to skin resurfacing (renewal of the epidermis, stimulation of collagen).
Compared to conventional abrasion lasers, the interest is to gradually achieve an equivalent result in several sessions.

What effects and when?

Skin regeneration is necessary to see the result. This will therefore be visible after 3 weeks to 1 month. After the 1st session, the skin texture is much more supple and elastic.

What to do on the day of the treatment?

The course of the session is done without anesthesia.

What to do after the treatment?

Immediately after the session, the treated area is marked by redness, as well as a feeling of warmth which may also be accompanied by temporary edema (which generally disappears within 24 to 48 hours) and/or small crusts.

A greasy cream will be prescribed for you and should be applied regularly for the first few days.

Sunscreen should be applied for 2 weeks after treatment.

What are the contraindications?

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women, as a precautionary principle.
  • Ongoing skin infection in the area to be treated.
  • Taking photosensitizing drugs.
  • Treatment with isotretinoin (Roaccutane ®) in the last 6 months.
  • Pathologies with impaired healing (keloid scars, collagen disease, scleroderma, etc.) are to be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

What are the potential complications?

True complications are rare following fractional ablative treatment. In practice, the vast majority of these treatments take place without any problem and the patients are fully satisfied with their results.

However, and despite their rarity, the main risks are:

  • Herpes outbreak in predisposed subjects. Preventive treatment will be administered to these patients,
  • Erythrosis (redness) and diffuse sensation of warmth persisting for a few days,
  • Hyperpigmentation (especially on dark skin), early and almost always transient. It is often the result of premature exposure to the sun.

What budget should you plan?

All our prices are on our website, under the prices tab.

How many sessions are needed?

Laser resurfacing requires between 1 to 3 sessions depending on the quality of the skin and the depth of the scar or stretch mark.

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