laser scar removal

At Paad Wellness Skin Laser Clinic in Vancouver, our Keloid and Scar Treatment goes beyond just clearing away scarring – it unveils clear, glowing skin. The skin, a remarkable organ, possesses the inherent capability to protect, shield, and heal. Following an injury, scars naturally form as part of the healing process. Scars and keloids are common occurrence, with most individuals having at least one on their body.

How do scars form?

A break or wound to the skin, which also causes a break to the body’s tissue, prompts the body to produce more collagen. Collagen is a vital protein, constituting the dermal skin layer. Where the tissue is broken, the excess collagen starts to accumulate for healing and sealing the wound. Over a period ranging from months to years, new collagen forms at the wound site, breaking it down. Gradually, the scar softens and becomes smoother.

Scars on the skin may not always completely disappear, but they do fade to some extent in the first 2 years. Scars on the keloid-former skins can end up developing raised tissues called keloid. Scars can result from skin breakage, surgery, or skin conditions such as acne. A common type of scar that appears on the skin’s surface is stretch marks, caused by sudden growth, such as during pregnancy or weight gain.

Different types of scars

There are several different types of scars, including:

  1. Keloid Scars: Keloid scars result from overgrowths of tissue where excessive collagen has been produced during the healing process. Due to the aggressive healing, this scar type tends to continue growing, even after the wound has healed. Keloid scars can extend beyond the original injury and may, over time, affect mobility, especially occurring more commonly in ethnic skin.
  2. Contracture Scars: Contracture scars may form after a burn to the skin, causing tightening that impairs mobility. This type of scar can also have a deeper impact on surrounding muscles and nerves.
  3. Hypertrophic Scars: Hypertrophic scars, similar to keloids, do not extend beyond the boundaries of the injury site. Typically, they appear as red, raised, and inflamed scars due to excessive wound healing.
  4. Acne Scars: Severe cases of acne often result in scars on the skin. Acne scars can vary from deep pitted, ice-pick scars to angular or wavelike marks in appearance. Possible treatments will depend on the types of acne scars present.

Treatment

Regenlite

Regenlite Laser offers two distinct treatment modes:

  1. Vascular Mode: The excessive vasculature in keloids both feeds the scar and contributes to its red, inflammatory appearance. In its Vascular setting, Regenlite Laser functions similarly to a typical Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL). With its specific wavelength (585nm-595nm), it targets and destroys the excessive vasculature while preserving other elements of normal tissue. This halts the formation and growth of keloids, with better results observed in newer scars or keloids that are still red or pink.
  2. Rejuvenating Mode: For hypotrophic scars, scars along the suture line, or stretch marks, Regenlite can reactivate collagen synthesis beneath the depressed skin, creating a smoother and more consistent appearance. This treatment method provides a safe and effective approach that stands out in its ability to address scar sites.
  3. Mixed Modes: Regenlite laser can help mixed scar pattern such as atrophic-keloid or contracture scar by mixing two different modalities to improve scars both aesthetically and tissue formation.

LPG

A painless and preventive therapeutic method for treating skin scarring and fibrosis, it enhances the scarring process and helps prevent or reduce fibrosis by gently massaging the tissue without abrasive friction or uncontrolled traction.

This therapeutic tool is suitable for treating thin and delicate tissue. The ERGOLIFT head can effectively target narrow and sensitive areas such as the thyroid, armpit, cheekbones, etc., while continuously monitoring hyperemia and the skin fold through the transparent treatment chamber.

Applications:

Inflammatory or non-inflammatory scars, old scars, surgical or traumatic scars, burn scars, skin grafts, post-radiation fibrosis, scleroderma, etc.

Benefits

  • Effective treatment

    Effective treatment for thin and fragile tissue without the risk of injury (e.g., burn victims)

  • Enhanced

    Enhanced scarring process

  • Improved quality

    Improved quality of skin tissue (suppleness and elasticity)

  • Prevention

    Prevention of scar tissue formation

  • Improved joint

    Improved joint mobility and functionality.

  • Time savings

    Time savings and more effective results

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact Paad Wellness Skin Laser Clinic Vancouver or book a free consultation.