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What are Scars? What causes scars?

Patients suffering from scars on their body or face will start their skin care journey with a complete consultation, which will explain scars, what they are and how to treat them. Scars are characterized by imperfections in the skin, either raised or indented, either with colour or without. Scars are caused by injury to the skin such as acne lesions, wounds and surgical incisions. Scars can be treated with several methods at SpaMedica’s Toronto treatment centre to reduce their appearance.

Can I treat my scars and if so, what treatment options do I have?

Patients can be treated with a variety of options at SpaMedica, both surgical and non-surgical. For surgical options for scars, click here to link automatically to our surgical information section. The goal of treating scars non-surgically is to build new collagen and reduce the visible colour of the scar, making it blend into the other surrounding tissue. SpaMedica C02 and Erbium skin resurfacing can provide complete smoothing of the skin and help stimulate new collagen formation in the skin. This technique is used widely when there are many scars in one area and it is better to treat the entire area to produce an even complexion, like in the case of acne scarring on the face and body. There is down time with SpaMedica C02 and Erbium skin resurfacing however, there are less invasive SpaMedica laser treatments that can provide smoothing, increase collagen production and can help reduce the pigment in the scar. SpaMedica fractional laser treatments help resurface skin imperfections and aids your skin with the production of new collagen, leaving it plumper and more firm. SpaMedica’s proprietary FotoFacial programs help with colour correction of scar tissue and aid in the formation of new collagen to the area. Soft tissue filler can be used to scars which are indented, to fill in the areas and provide a smooth appearance to the skin. PXL treatments will resurface localized or larger areas for complete scar revision treatment. SpaMedica Dermaologists will deploy the use f several specialized lasers to treat scars and can reduce the reoccurance of lesions which may have cause the scars.

How can I prevent my scars from coming back?

Patients can help keep their condition under control with regular SpaMedica maintenance programs if the scars are from acne lesions. Monthly SonoPeel or Silk Peel treatments to keep the acne lesions at bay are recommended. Further Clear light treatments and topical SpaMedica Medical Skin care products will assist you with the control of acne lesions. If your scars are from dermal injuries such as surgical incisions and wounds, regular FotoFacial treatmetns will assist you with maintaining collagen in those areas and reducing the pigment in the lesions. Fractional, Erbium, CO2 and PXL treatments can be performed as necessary to treat new scars if they occur. SpaMedica has been treating scars in Toronto since 1997. SpaMedica is Toronto’s and Canada’s oldest, most recognized and reputable Laser Skin Care and Cosmetic Dermatology center. Patients also have the advantage of seeing one of SpaMedica’s experienced cosmetic Dermatologists for some difficult to treat skin conditions.

How do I schedule a consultation with SpaMedica for scar removal?

Patients can secure a consultation with Dr. Mulholland or the SpaMedica team simply by filling out the online consultation request form or call SpaMedica now at 877-712-8367 to schedule a scar removal consultation and treatment today.

SpaMedica recommends the following treatments for patients suffering from scars on their body or face:

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Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8
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