Laser Scar Revision

Skin Scars

A scar is an area of the skin where fibrous tissue has replaced normal skin. This could be a result of an injury, a wound, or surgery – and it’s the natural way that the body heals. In scar tissue, the collagen fibres are arranged in a different way than normal tissue, and therefore the affected area will have a different skin texture. Scarring can be the result of a number of different causes.laser scar revision toronto

  • acne scars
  • burn scars
  • c-section scars
  • chicken pox
  • stretch marks
  • sagging skin
  • surgical scars

 

 

What is the reason for scars to appear?

Skin scars, for whatever reason, are simply part of the natural healing process. By example, burn patients develop burn scars as an integral part of the healing process. When the layers of skin (known as epidermis, dermis and hypodermis) undergo trauma, the body produces protective skin tissue to replace the damaged tissue. As part of the body’s healing process this “irregular” tissue is the scar tissue.

Normally, scars look and feel much different than the rest of the skin. Although scar tissue is made up of the same protein as normal tissue, its composition has “cross-links” that align in a single direction, creating a tougher exterior. For the most part, scars are raised, and appear in a different colour and texture than normal skin. Over time, they will flatten out and become lighter in colour.

Skin scars are unique in that they are less resistant to UV rays (sun rays). In fact, hair follicles and sweat glands do not typically grow back in a scar. A variety of scars can develop for different types of reasons – again, it’s the body’s natural process of healing. This is why an acne scar will look different than a burn scar, or a c-section scar, or a scar that results from surgery.

Who generally suffers from skin scars?

Anyone who experiences a cut, tear, or burn in a deep layer of skin will develop a scar. Clearly, the type of scar will depend on a number of different factors – the size and depth of the wound; the location of the injury; the local blood supply; and the thickness of the skin. Additionally, there are physiological factors – like age, genetics, gender, and ethnicity – all of which play a vital role.

Different types of skin scars

Acne Scars

Skin acne and associated pimples usually heal after time, but do leave unwelcome scars:

Ice Pick Scars

These scars are large, open pores that go beyond the upper layer of skin and often referred to as narrow and deep

Boxcar Scars

Scars that are wide and atrophic in nature - these will occur after a bout of severe skin acne.

Rolling Scars

Rolling scars are hypertrophic - they materialize as wave-like (wide, shallow rows over the skin).

Atrophic scars 

These scars are flat, thin scars or depressed scars (anetoderma)

Hypertrophic Scars

These are raised scars, similar to keloid scars, but they don’t go beyond the scope of an injury.

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are usually associated with extreme weight loss, pregnancy, or even obesity.

Contracture Scars

After skin is burned, a contracture scar develops - it tightens the skin and impairs movement.

Keloid Scars

These scars result from overly aggressive healing - over time movement may be hampered.

Treatment for skin scars

Today, with advanced technologies and hi-tech equipment, skin scars can be treated effectively and without any side effects.

ResurFX™ fractional laser

This FDA & Health Canada approved laser stimulates the natural production of collagen in the deep layers of skin. Whatever the skin condition, stimulating collagen production is key to rejuvenating the skin. The results are noticeable and long lasting.

Learn more about  ResurFX laser treatment

Micro-needling Procedure

When it comes to micro-needling, the eDermastamp™ system is state-of-the-art. Manufactured in Germany, eDermastamp™ uses micro-needles made of medical grade stainless steel. Under the supervision of a skin care professional, the skin is electrically pricked in quick succession.The pricking is marginally invasive, and designed to stimulate the production of new skin cells.

Learn more about our microneedling treatments

Lumenis® M22™ IPL

With Lumenis® IPL technology, for instance, an experienced skin care technician can remove undesirable skin pigmentation and unwelcome blood vessels – all in one treatment procedure. Lumenis® M22™ is a photo-rejuvenation technology designed to treat atrophic scars, rosacea, and stretch marks (striae). Commonly used by skin care professionals around the world, the Lumenis® M22™ treatment effectively improves skin texture and tone. With Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™), the treatments can be easily customized based on skin type and condition.

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Microdermabraison

Microdermabraison is a technique used to resurface the  skin. The treatment is done to resurface and improve skin that was damaged from scars, acne scarring, or scars from chicken pox. This treatment can also be used to reduce deep facial lines, pigmentation disorders, skin lesions, wrinkles and damage from the sun.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are used to improve the surface of one’s skin, reduce pigmentation issues and improve the overall appearance.  The goal of a chemical peel is to exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells and encourage growth of new skin cells.  The peel is applied to the patient’s skin then peels off and dead skin cells are removed.

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