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Scars

What are scars

Scars form when the dermis (deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. The body forms new collagen fibers (a naturally occurring protein in the body) to mend the damage, resulting in a scar. The new scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue. Scars form after a wound is completely healed.

What causes scars

There are different kinds of scars. Most scars are flat and pale. However, in cases when the body produces too much collagen, scars can be raised. Raised scars are called hypertrophic scars or keloid scars. Both of these kinds of scars are more common in younger and dark-skinned people.

Some scars can have a sunken or pitted appearance. This kind of scarring occurs when underlying structures supporting the skin (for example, fat or muscle) are lost. Some surgical scars have this appearance, as do some scars from acne.

Scars also can appear as stretched skin. Such scars result when the skin stretches rapidly (for example, as in growth spurts or during pregnancy). In addition, this type of scar can occur when the skin is under tension (near a joint, for example) during the healing process.

Treatment Options

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Limelight IPL

LimeLight is an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment, also known as photo-facial therapy or photo rejuvenation.We can treat the neck and face and target conditions such as uneven skin tone, brown spots, spider veins, melasma, redness, and rosacea.

Limelight is an effective treatment for evening out red and brown scars.

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Chemical Peel

Chemical peels improve the appearance of aging skin by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of old skin. The new skin that replaces it is usually smoother and less wrinkled in appearance.

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Silkpeel Dermal Infusion

This treatment involves the removal of the surface of the skin with special equipment. Dermabrasion is useful to blend in the irregularities of a scar whether it is raised or depressed.

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Dermal FIllers

These treatments can be used to raise sunken scars to the level of surrounding skin. The effects of these injections are only temporary, however, and the procedures may need to be regularly repeated. Newer forms of injectable fillers are now on the market and may be an option for some people.

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Laser Genesis

 Laser Genesis stimulates collagen regrowth to reduce wrinkles, pores and smooth out scar tissue. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.

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Our Team Can Help You

The first step is to schedule a complimentary appointment with our experienced Aesthetic team. We are happy to talk with you regarding your Aesthetic goals, then plan and work together to achieve your skin objectives. Your personalized plan will include a timeline and a price guarantee.

Preventum Skin MD

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+1 604-969-8388

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