The appearance of white scars can be effectively reduced through Xtract Laser Therapy. Xtract Laser Therapy is ideal for reaching hard-to-treat areas and successfully treats patients with mild to moderate scarring. Xtract Lasers have the useful property that they can remove exceptionally fine layers of surface material with almost no heating or change to the remainder of the material which is left intact. While the Xtract Laser is an excellent option for treating mild, white-colored acne scars, this technology is also effective in adding pigmentation back onto the skin of patients with Vitiligo.
The Xtract Laser delivers a precisely targeted, high dose of ultraviolet light to the scarred tissue through a hand piece that rests directly on the skin. Treatment takes about 5 minutes. A series of 6-10 treatments are typically required to reduce the appearance of scars.
The most common side effect of this therapy is mild, short-lived sunburn. On rare occasions, people may see some blistering and hyperpigmentation, which tends to be mild and short-lived. UV treatments also may cause dryness and itching and, over time, increase freckles and pigmentation of the skin. This is minimized by the short duration of the treatments.