Laser Scar Improvement

Scars can create a number of issues for people, including pain or tenderness, skin discoloration, itchiness, and difficulties with mobility. Laser scar treatments stimulate cell turnover and collagen production to reduce the appearance and discomfort of scars.

Target Treatment Areas

Laser scar improvement is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive procedure that can improve the appearance of scarring in as little as one session. Our highly effective Fraxel laser treatment penetrates deep into the skin to target and heal damaged areas and unveil your skin's natural radiance. This treatment can help with:

Acne scarring


Keloid scars


Surgical scars


Injury-related scars

What to Expect

Laser scar treatments cannot make a scar completely disappear, but they can help reduce pigmentation and soften the texture of scars, making them less noticeable. Treatments are performed by highly-skilled physician assistants to ensure the highest standard of care.

During the Procedure

During treatment, a local anesthetic may be used to reduce any pain or discomfort in the treatment area. Next, your provider will use a laser to direct focused energy at the scar tissue. The laser removes damaged skin cells, leaving behind only healthy cells. 


Most laser scar treatments are performed on an outpatient basis and last about 30 minutes to an hour. After the treatment, the scar may be red and swollen, and the skin may feel sore or tender. The provider will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the progress of the treatment and determine if additional treatments are necessary.

After the Procedure

Patients may experience minor side effects after laser treatments, such as redness, swelling, and itching, that should subside within a few days. No recovery time is required after laser scar treatment, but it may take up to 10 days for any redness or irritation to diminish. 
Fraxel Laser Treatment - Rejuvenate Your Skin

Is Laser Scar Improvement right for me?

If you have scarring that does not fade on its own over time or causes you discomfort, laser treatments can be used to remove the damaged outer layer of skin, improving the coloration of the scar. Though considered safe, laser scar improvement might not be suitable for those who:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have a history of abnormal scarring on the skin
  • Are currently sick
  • Had recent sun exposure or sunburns

The Beauty Benefits of Laser Scar Improvement

Scars can greatly affect our self-image and cause discomfort in many cases. Laser treatments are a reliable and relatively low-maintenance option for addressing the effects of a scar. Many individuals notice results after just one session, and continuous improvements up to a year later.

Reduce pigmentation
Stimulate collagen production
Improve appearance
Soften texture


The results of laser scar treatment will depend on the type of laser being used, the severity of the scar, and the individual's skin type and condition. Once your laser treatment is complete, your skin texture and appearance will gradually improve over time. Some laser treatments may provide results that last for several months or years, while others may require more frequent maintenance treatments to maintain the desired results.

Laser Scar Improvement Near Me

It Aesthetix now treats in numerous locations across New Jersey. Find a laser treatment location near you and schedule a consultation with one of our laser technicians today.


Is laser scar improvement safe?
When performed by a trained medical professional, laser scar treatments are very safe and effective. Most side effects are temporary and will subside within a few days.
How much laser scar improvement will I need?
Multiple treatments may be required depending on the scar. Mild acne scarring typically only requires one session, while larger scars can take 3-6 sessions to achieve desired results. 
Will results look natural?
While laser treatments will not completely remove a scar, they will blend more seamlessly into the skin around it, improve in texture, and become overall less noticeable. 
Will laser scar improvement hurt?
Laser scar treatments are relatively quick procedures and are usually not very painful. The location of the scar may affect the pain levels, but most people compare the feeling to a bad sunburn or a rubber band snapping against the skin. 
Should I do anything to prepare for laser scar treatment?

Prior to treatment, patients should avoid excess sun exposure, tanning beds, and the use of products containing retinoids or glycolic acid for 2 to 4 weeks. We also recommend not smoking for at least 2 weeks.

Be sure to discuss with your physician any medications being taken or health conditions that may interfere with this procedure.