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Fotona Long Pulse Laser For Keloid Scars

About Fotona Long Pulse Laser Treatment For Keloid Scars
  • Safe and effective
  • Non-invasive
  • Immediate results
  • No pain involved

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Overview

When skin is injured, scar tissue forms over the wound to repair and protect the injury. In some cases, extra scar tissue grows and forms smooth, hard growths called keloids.

Keloids can be much larger than the original wound, and  can take weeks, months and sometimes years to develop fully. They’re most commonly found on the earlobes, cheeks, shoulders and chest. 

The Fotona Long Pulse Laser is an effective treatment for keloid scars.  Its dual-wavelength scar revision therapy is a revolutionary technique which not only addresses the scar’s aesthetic appearance, but also resolves factors involving the scar’s vascular feeding system to prevent future outbreaks.

The fractional ablative Er: YAG wavelength is used for gentle ablation of scar tissue and activation of collagen remodeling. The non-ablative Nd:YAG wavelength helps to further improve scar appearance and overall tissue quality.

Clinical studies have shown that Fotona Long Pulse Laser’s dual wavelength treatment produces immediate results that far surpasses traditional laser and conventional keloid scar treatments.

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How Are Keloids Formed​

Most people get keloid scars after they injure their skin, such as from a cut or puncture wound. It’s also possible for keloids to form on uninjured skin. These “spontaneous keloids” usually appear on the chest and develop in people who have a family history of developing keloids. When they develop spontaneously, it’s more likely that several keloids will appear.

Keloids are formed due to an overproduction of collagen during wound healing, as if the skin doesn’t know that the wound has healed, and continues to produce collagen.

Keloid symptoms include:

  • Lumpy area of skin that is usually raised
  • Localized area of skin that is pink or red
  • Itchy area of skin
  • Area of skin that continues to grow larger with scar tissue over time

While keloids are not harmful to health, they can be painful and itchy. This is why it is highly recommended to seek treatment early, as research has shown that early-stage keloids are easier to remove.

 

How The FotonaLong Pulse Laser Removes Keloid Scars

The Fotona Long Pulse Laser, as the name suggests, offers greater depth of skin penetration compared to other lasers with shorter wavelengths. The long pulse laser induces changes in the collagen bearing tissue at depths of 500 to 1000 um. This allows the depth of heat generated by the laser to reach the mid-dermis; the level where keloids are formed. This results in more pronounced, effective and visible results than other similar treatments in the market.

Patients around the world are using the Fotona Long Pulse Laser for keloid scar removal, due to its action on collagen and vessels, its non-invasive nature, safety profile with minimal complications, and high degree of tolerability.

Here are some results after treatment by the Fotona Long Pulse Laser:

Do note that individual results vary.

Source: https://www.laserandhealthacademy.com/media/objave/academy/priponke/mhatre_laha_2015_onlinefirst.pdf

What You’ll Experience During Treatment

Before treatment, topical numbing is applied to reduce sensation. The treatment is highly tolerable with no pain involved, although the skin may feel a bit warm post-procedure.

The whole treatment takes only about 15-20 minutes.

What You’ll Experience After Treatment

Depending on the severity of the condition, downtime may vary. For severe conditions, a few days downtime may be required. However, most patients are able to resume daily activities immediately.

The skin may feel a little warm after treatment, which is temporary and will pass quickly.

The number of treatments required will differ from patient to patient, but most are recommended a course of 2-4 treatments to see ideal results.

Clinical References

Clinical studies have found the Fotona Long Pulse Laser to be a safe and effective treatment for keloid scar reduction. One study revealed that out of 22 patients studied, average total scar assessment score fell from 9.86 to 6.34

Here are some clinical studies for your reference:

Comparison of Fractional Er:YAG and Carbon Dioxide Lasers in Resurfacing of Atrophic Scars in Asians. Manuskiatti W. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1. 

Treatment of punched-out atrophic and rolling acne scars in skin phototypes III, IV, and V with variable square pulse erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser resurfacing. Wanitphakdeedecha R, Manuskiatti W, Siriphukpong S, Chen TM. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Sep;35(9):1376-83. 

Retrospective analysis of non-ablative scar treatment in dark skin types using the sub-millisecond Nd:YAG 1,064 nm Laser.Badawi A, Tome MA, Atteya A, Sami N, Morsy IA. Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Feb;43(2):130-6. 

Safety and Efficacy of Long-pulsed Nd:YAG Laser for the Treatment of Keloids – A Prospective Study of 39 Keloids

FAQ

Anyone suffering from keloid scars and is looking for a safe and effective solution is suitable. Treatment works for all skin types.

Before treatment, topical numbing is applied to reduce sensation. The treatment is highly tolerable with no pain involved, although the skin may feel a bit warm post-procedure.

How Long Does A Treatment Take?

Each treatment will take only 15-20 minutes, making it a popular “lunch time treatment” option.

The number of treatments required will differ from patient to patient, but most are recommended a course of 2-4 treatmentsto see ideal results.

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