Most injuries to the skin result in scars - from cuts, scrapes, burns, acne/chicken pox scars, or stretch marks from pregnancy. Many people have scars from major surgical procedures. When the skin is injured collagen is formed beneath the skin to reconnect the broken tissue of a wound, in order for the new skin to form and heal a dry, temporary crust (a scab) is formed over the wound. When damaged skin is healed the scab will fall off and sometimes the process of reconnecting the broken tissue will leave a scar.


Fillers have been used by plastic surgeons to improve the appearance of acne scarring. While they are effective their impact is fairly temporary and repeated use is required. 

Erbium lasers work by removing ultra fine layers of the scarred skin, which has two effects. It softens the transition between the scarred tissue and the normal skin surrounding it, and it stimulates the production of new collagen in the scarred area thereby enhancing the skin's capacity to regenerate new cells. Overall the skin is flattened, remodeled, and tightened.

While Erbium laser treatment of all scars is an effective and superior alternative to traditional treatments, laser treatment of atrophic scars caused by acne or surgery is particularly effective. MedLite lasers work by stimulating collagen production, decreasing the appearance of scars in many body areas including the face, hands, neck, and chest.

MedLite Laser is non-ablative (does not remove any skin) and works by stimulating collagen growth and subsequent smoothening of the scar. MedLite Laser treatment is quick, offers no downtime, has minimal discomfort, and has a very low risk of any complications. Patients will experience progressive improvement over several months for a fresh, natural look. Patients of all skin types can be safely treated - including tanned skin.