Scar tissue generally develops as a way for the skin to heal itself from trauma. Injuries can can be caused by heat, inflammation or impact from a sharp object. Fibroblast cells in the dermis will produce very thick collagen tissue. This is done to help fortify and protect the skin. However, many individuals are not happy with the cosmetic appearance of scars. Fraxel Dual is a laser that can be used to help diminish certain types of scars.

This Los Angeles patient underwent a punch biopsy at another clinic. A punch biopsy is when a sample of skin is removed using a surgical punch tool. This tissue is then examined to see if a disorder is present.

The procedure left a round, pitted scar at the tip of his nose.


Patient’s scar before his Fraxel Dual treatment*

Fraxel Dual As A Treatment Choice

Dr. Umar used Fraxel Dual to address this patient’s scar for the following reasons:

(1) Fraxel Dual can be used to trigger the skin’s own processes for producing normal collagen. This is the collagen that exists throughout the skin. The new collagen would help lift the indentation to help make it look flatter and more even.

(2) Fraxel Dual uses long wavelengths that will not scatter and overreact with melanin in the skin. Melanin is a pigment that tends to absorb most forms of laser energy very easily. This will cause darker skin to overheat and develop complications such as hyperpigmentation and scarring.  The wavelengths of Fraxel Dual are safe for all types of skin.

Patient’s Results

Fraxel Dual was able to minimize the depth of the scar and produce noticeable improvement. Here is a picture of the patient after his treatment.


Result of using Fraxel laser on punch biopsy scar*

Here are before and after images, side by side:


Before and after pictures of patient’s scar. Fraxel Dual helped create new collagen to fill in the recess*

Fraxel Dual Procedures For Los Angeles Patients Interested In Scar Removal

Fraxel Dual is a versatile laser that can offer excellent outcomes for both acne scars and scar tissue that is not related to acne. Fine Touch Dermatology offers free initial consultations for individuals who are interested in getting rid of scars. To sign up, fill out our online consultation form which is located at the top right corner of this page. We can also be reached at 877-337-6424.