Scar treatment with dye laser and injection
We treat scars with a pulsed dye laser (Pulsed Dye Laser; PDL), which is a unique treatment for the rejuvenation of damaged skin, whereby the scar is filled naturally from the bottom through the reconstruction of the connective tissues of the skin. We also treat larger scarring with injections if necessary on the basis of the behaviour of the scar.
Those who have sunken or elevated, red or pale red, regular scars from operations or irregular scars from accidents on their skin.
Treatable skin surfaces
Any skin surface; with few exceptions.
The Scarless PDL treatment requires no special preparation and can usually be carried out on the day of the examination.
In the course of the Scarless PDL treatment, we apply short light pulses to patches of the skin with the tip of a pencil-type handpiece. The cold air cooling prevents burns to the skin. The treatment may cause slight discomfort, though it is generally painless. We treat larger scars with injections.
Ability to work, nursing at home
The patient can return to work immediately after the Scarless PDL treatment as it causes no skin injury. Mild redness may occur which generally disappears in a few hours or purple spots may develop on the area (purpura) which indicate the effectiveness of the treatment and disappear in 5-7 days. These conditions are always temporary though, as the scars may be visible, the patient is recommended to take a few days off work. After treatment you will need to continue caring for your skin at home and we always recommend avoiding exposure to light for a month.
Number of treatments
Just one treatment may be effective but we recommend repeating the treatments (a course of 4-8 treatments) in order to achieve a perfect result. The Scarless PDL treatments can be repeated every 2-3 weeks.
Scientific background of the treatment
We use the Cynergy pulsed dye laser of Cynosure Inc., a US laser manufacturing company, for the Scarless PDL treatment. It was named after the special method of flashing light excitation of the organic dye used for producing the laser light which is perfectly absorbed in haemoglobin, the colouring of the blood. Led by Dr Gábor Varju, Dr Derm Anti-Aging Dermatology, Aesthetic Laser and Plastic Surgery is the first institution to use the equipment and the related treatment methods in Hungary.
Cost of the treatment
A Scarless PDL treatment costs HUF 29,000 or more, depending on the number of scars to be treated. The surcharge for injection infiltration is HUF 18,000 or more.