Are you getting the laser for free? I don't understand why your derm suggested it if it won't mKe a difference.
Have you thought about dermarolling? That's prob your best bet if you only have mild scarring. What type of scarring do you have?
I'm not far from Salford (Wigan) I have ice pick scarring and orange peel texture and my dr won't even refer me to a derm :/
Tbh I wouldn't touch lasers with a bargepole, seen a lot of bad reviews and you may even end up with worse skin. Not worth it IMO for mild scarring
Yes, they offered it for free but I am deciding against it to be honest.
I have looked at derma rolling and it is definitely an option. I have a mixture of all types of scars to be honest and they don't seem 'mild' to me!
It seems some doctors will refer you to a derm with no problems and others are just plain awkward (I have experienced the latter on a few occasions before finally getting somewhere!!!!)
C02 doesn't shave the area around the scar. C02 and other lasers all stimulate collagen, which makes your skin tighter, hence why it's primarily used for anti aging/wrinkles. The tightening effects makes your scars wider but shallower, if you stretch out your scars a little that's likely what your skin will look like after several resurfacing sessions. A lot of doctors don't explain how these collagen induction treatments work to their patients and that's why I think people come out disappointed. Many people think they literally plump up your scars but that is not the case. It tightens the skin, making scars less noticeable.. The scars don't fill up.
This is what I thought! It seems the derm is not exactly brilliantly clued up on lasers He said Fraxel stimulates collagen (which they don't offer) and CO2 'shaves' the skin. It's poor of the NHS to be telling people the wrong info!!