Can Laser Remove Self Harm Scars?

Is it Possible To Remove Self-Harm Scars With a Laser?

Scars are the telltale sign that there has been an injury to the skin. A scar is a tissue that forms over the wounded skin after it has healed. Scars come in all shapes and sizes: large, small, flat, textured, discolored, sunken, bumpy, etc. Scars can also look different depending on a person’s current health condition, skin type, and tone, where they are on the body, and what happened to the skin to make the scar form in the first place.


Reasons for Self-Injury Scars

Scars can form for all kinds of reasons, such as an infection, inflammation, surgical procedure, or general injury from various things. A self-harm scar is one of these types of injuries. Self-harm scars can include those that result from a cut made into the skin, tattoo or piercing scars, or even skin graft surgery done to cover up scarring.

Regardless of where the scar comes from, it can often be the cause of a lot of stress and frustration for people. Noticeable scars can result in self-consciousness and embarrassment, and sometimes scars can even trigger bad memories if they were caused by a traumatic event. Sometimes scars may fade away on their own, but many times, they leave a permanent mark. 

Thanks to advancements in technology, laser scar removal has proven to be a successful procedure to treat scars, including self-harm scars. Although laser treatment cannot make a scar completely disappear, it is effective enough to greatly improve the appearance, fade the color to almost completely unnoticeable, and even out the skin texture surrounding the scar so that it all blends together, making the scar virtually impossible to see. Laser treatment for scars can also help reduce any pain, itchiness, redness, or general discomfort associated with the scar.


Treatment for Self-Harm Scars with PicoWay® Laser

At Fox Vein & Laser Experts, we use the PicoWay® Laser for self-harm scar removal. This is a quick, easy, and effective option for scar removal. It uses newer technology than other lasers, making it safe for all skin types, and is less painful than other devices and procedures. 

The PicoWay laser uses very short, intense beams of light to shatter the parts of the skin where the scar has formed, which results in the development of new, healthy skin cells that will cover the damaged ones and allow them to seamlessly blend into the surrounding skin.

Laser scar removal treatment requires very little to no downtime following the procedure, so there is no need to worry about missing work or other day-to-day responsibilities. 

Before scheduling an appointment for laser treatment to remove a self-harm scar, our team will conduct a thorough consultation to determine if this is the most effective treatment for your individual condition. There are a lot of factors that help us determine the best treatment plan for you, such as the scar type, as well as your skin type, and whether you have any other skin or health conditions. During the consultation, we will come up with the best course of action to treat the self-harm scar so that you can feel comfortable and confident in your skin.



To schedule a consultation, call our office at 954-627-1045 or use our online scheduler to book the appointment.