Scars can really take a toll on an individual’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Whether it be acne scars, scars from an injury, or another reason, scars can really be distressing and hinder a patient from experiencing their lives fully. In this article, we’ll be discussing some of the ways we treat unsightly scars at Toronto’s Elements Spa, led by board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar. 

A scar can vary greatly in texture, colour, and many other variables. They can be flat, depressed, or project outward. Some can even tighten as they heal and therefore need to be approached in a unique fashion. A qualified surgeon will also help determine the root cause of your scarring in order to determine the best possible treatment for your skin.

Scar Revision & Removal

Scar revision and removal are great options however every scar is different and therefore requires its own unique treatment. Patients seeking scar removal are typically given local anesthesia so the scar can be removed and that the skin can be repaired and closed. Preventing post-operative scarring is all about minimizing any tension on wound healing in order to get the best outcome and for the best appearance possible of the scar. Minimizing tension includes decreasing the amount of stretching on the incision line. Some areas of the body are high tension areas whereas others experience less tension. High-tension areas include the upper back and shoulders and low-tension areas are the face and  areas of the body with excess folds and tissue.

Non-Surgical Scar Treatments

Nonsurgical treatments for scarring can also be very useful in diminishing them. Microdermabrasion, dermal injections, and laser skin resurfacing can prove great options alone or in conjunction with surgical treatments. By stimulating the body to create more collagen in the skin, the underlying structures begin to fill and smooth out any textural imperfections and restore some smoothness to the skin over multiple treatments and some time. Microneedling has also been shown to help improve scarring and is quite popular among patients with severe acne scarring. Intradermal cortisone injections can help diminish hypertrophic scars. 

If you’re suffering from any type of unsightly scar and are looking for a solution to treat and/or remove scarring then rest assured that our extensive range of options are sure to satisfy your skincare needs.

Contact us today for a consultation! 

Dr. Adibfar and his qualified and experienced skincare experts offer a plethora of solutions for the removal and diminishing of large or discoloured scars. Feel free to contact us to discuss your options so we can advise you on the best techniques and treatments to ensure the best results possible for you!
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