Prominent scars are hard to ignore, and they make people self-conscious. Scar revision treatments camouflage scarring to make it less conspicuous.
Laser scar revision used to be very invasive, and clients went through a lot of pain and down time to get the results they were looking for.
Rita Moldovanos was one of the first laser technicians in Vancouver, and is thrilled that the industry has moved from ablative laser treatments, where the skin is actually lifted off, to non-ablative, which allows the skin to stay intact and instead fills the scar beneath the skin.
Modern non-ablative lasers such as the Lux 1540 Fractional offer better results than ablative lasers, because they penetrate deeper and are suitable for all skin types. The Lux 1540 treats all skin colours without risk of long-term hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (whitening of the skin).
There are many different types of scars, so it is important for us to see the scar before determining the best treatment plan. If you are unable to visit us in person for your first consultation, you are welcome to send us a picture of the scar for an email consultation.
When choosing a laser technician, it is important to find someone well educated in the field. Rita Moldovanos worked at a surgical cosmetic centre for more than ten years before opening her own laser clinic. Rita’s passion is to help her clients reduce scars. She dealt with acne scars herself, and understands firsthand the burden it can have on you.
From the start of her career, she has helped more than five thousand clients to reduce scars. Education is the key to getting the results you want. Let Rita Moldovanos at Pure Light Laser guide you!
Check out our blog for more information and read about clients’ experiences with scar removal and revision at Pure Light Laser.
Revision procedures include skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, steroid injection, skin flap surgery, fractional laser, z-plasty, graft surgery, cosmetic surgery and chemical peels. These are all offered in Vancouver.
Unlike laser acne treatments, scar revision can minimize the appearance of a scar, but sometimes it won’t be completely removed. We will consult with you to determine the best scar revision treatment for your case and to give you an idea as to the potential difference in appearance that can be expected.
Scar revision can treat most scars even if it is over 20 years old.
It can treat Hypertrophic scars that occur when the body over produces collagen . This scar tissue can be broken down by the 1540 fractional but at times two cortosone injection to flatten it a bit may be needed.
Aatrophic scar that often acne scars are that are sunken into the skin that often is pitted or ice pick scars are the most common type of scarring that people approach Pure Light Laser for. It seems so many people suffer with this type of scars and the laser is so successful with this type of scar.
We can also treat stretch marks which is a new addition in the cosmetic laser field. 1540 fractional was the first FDA laser to prove that Laser can lighten, stimulate and bring colour back to the area of a stretch mark and reduced it in appearance up to 90%.
Laser is the most common way of treating a scar but at times Skin care products or chemical peels may work but it truly depends on the type of scar.
A scar that has pigmentation from trauma may need to be lightened before treating with Laser. Rita at Pure Light Clinic help guide you with this. If you have a scar that has a lot of redness to it the Laser can help coagulate some of that vascular activity to help it blend into your natural skin color.
Cost per treatment for scar treatments is better priced at Pure Light laser skin & body clinic based on the fact it is boutique style and less over head. Scars can range from $75 and up.
After care for scar revision is very simple. You will want to have Polysporin or Aloe Vera at home to use for 5 days after treatment. You will have to avoid any exfoliation to your skin with chemical peel or scrubs for 7 days and put on sunscreen . You will have to avoid sauna and steaming for 5 days. Having an ice pack at home is a good idea just in case you are asked to cool off your skin when you get home.
Some redness can occur after your treatment . This can last 24 hours to three -7 days. Mineral makeup can be used to cover this up right away. Swelling can happen for 24 hours to two days.