SCARS + STRETCH MARKS
SCARS + STRETCH MARKS
Whenever a part of our body suffers a superficial injury, the dermis of the skin begins a spontaneous healing process, knitting the skin back together and forming scars.
Scarring can be caused by several other factors such as surgery, stretching of the skin which leads to stretch marks, but most commonly acne. Acne scarring can manifest in the form of a depressed, round scar or in a bumpy or wavy skin texture. Other types of scars can appear red or brownish in color and be slightly raised on the skin.
The best treatment for acne scarring is prevention. Seek treatment for your acne before the damage gets permanent. Of course, since we cannot always prevent or manage these occurrences, False Creek Skin Solution Clinic, Vancouver offers several options for scar reduction.
• Stretch Marks - these scars are caused by a gradual and relatively quick stretching of the skin due to growth spurt, pregnancy and sudden increase or decrease in weight. The breakage of the elastic elements within the dermis results in what appears to be crack like scar formations on the surface. Stretch marks can be red or white depending on how advanced the healing process is.
• Atrophic – appear to be indented into the surface of the skin rather than being raised. The most common causes are chickenpox, scab picking or acne.
• Hypertrophic - are raised above the surface of the skin due to the overactive production of collagen during the healing process.
• Keloid - are overgrown scars that are spreading around the tissue surrounding the original location of the wound. Keloid scarring is especially common and more severe in ethnic patients and individuals with more melanin (pigment) in their skin.
Scar treatment differs depending on the type of scar (atrophic, hypertrophic or keloid), its size and location on the body. The universal secret that works on each of the scar types is resurfacing and regeneration. We offer technologies that do just that in the way of Laser Genesis, IPL Limelight Photo Facial, skin resurfacing chemical peels, microdermabrasion and microneedling. Even dermal fillers can be used to treat atrophic scars.
Laser Genesis has proven itself as one of the most effective treatments to combat the scars. This fascinating technology actually uses your body’s own “fountain of youth code” to amplify healing capabilities of your skin. This means that the collagen production increases when the lower layers of the dermis get stimulated with heat energy, which leads to skin cell renewal and generation of new skin in the upper layers. Similarly, microneedling creates a controlled injury in order to stimulate collagen production and natural healing of the skin, minimizing the scars.
An at-home routine using professional-grade skin care products is highly recommended to maintain and enhance your results and prevent future recurrences.
False Creek Skin Solution Clinic carries the best brands available for at home skin health maintenance, like ZO Skin Health, Vivier Pharma, Environ and Vegan Organic O Cosmedics that are designed to address the problem and aid in skin recovery.