Laser treatment can help improve a number of symptoms resulting from scars. It has been shown in studies that pulsed dye laser can be used to reduce redness and itch of immature scars. Fractionated and ablative lasers, such as Erbium:YAG or carbon dioxide, can be used to reduce bulk, increase elasticity and improve texture or appearance of the scarring. It is becoming more common that a combination of these lasers is used over a course of treatment as the scar matures. Within the NHS, laser treatment for burn scars is available and the Burn Therapist can advise on suitable treatment.
If you would prefer to have laser treatment for scars privately, there are clinics throughout the UK offering this procedure, some of which are listed below. The list is not exhaustive and it is your responsibility to ensure the product/service meets your requirements. Adult Burn Support UK cannot guarantee the quality of the product or service provided by these clinics.
Laser resurfacing and scar revision to reduce the appearance of scars and burns offered by consultant plastics and burns surgeons. NHS and Private treatments. Located in St Helens, Merseyside. Contact: 01744 739 311 Fairfield Laser Skin Clinic Laser Resurfacing Website
Laser service run by a laser nurse specialist. Based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals. Very few laser treatments funded by the NHS but a range of laser services are provided to patients on a self-funded, private basis and at a reasonable cost. Contact: 0191 282 0599 Laser Suite Newcastle Hospitals
Laser resurfacing – Plastic Surgeon lead. Located at the plastic surgery unit at Bedford Hospital, NHS Trust. Provides treatments in the NHS as well as privately. Call for more information, website currently unavailable. Contact: 01234 730 600
Scar Management and Burns rehabilitation. Treatments include microneedling, scar camouflage, medical tattooing, laser treatment and hair transplant surgery. Contact: 020 7467 3005 The London Scar Clinic
The Scar Team based in Bristol is made up burn professionals who have worked within the NHS and privately for years. Treatments offered include camouflage makeup, microneedling, scar revision, camouflage with hair transplantation, laser resurfacing and medical tattooing among other services. Treatments offered Contact Scar Team Scar Team website