Scar Treatment ClinicKitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic and Medical Spa
Dr. Rayhaan Dawood MD CCFP is a trained physician in Botox, Dermal Fillers, Hair Loss Restoration, Facial Cosmetic Medicine, Chemical Peels, Medical Facials, Microneedling, and more.
Scar Management and Removal by Dr. Dawood
At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic you are in expert hands. All injectable treatments and advanced medical procedures are done directly by Dr. Dawood. When it comes to your health, you don’t want second best. Dr. Dawood has direct input and oversight into all procedures done at the clinic.
We are the Premier Cosmetic Clinic and Medical Spa of the Kitchener Waterloo Region.
We all want clear, beautiful, blemish-free skin. Scars result when the skin repairs wounds caused by trauma, diseases, acne or surgery. They are a natural part of the healing process, although the results of that healing (the scars) can be distressing. The more the skin is damaged and the longer it takes to heal, the greater the chance of a noticeable and disfiguring scar.
At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic we can help manage scars. Our staff can offer both a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of your skin and also discuss all the treatment options including: skincare options, procedures like microneedling, blood facial, chemical peels, cortisone injection.
Scars may initially appear red and thick and then gradually fade. With time most scars do heal. After a year a scar is considered mature and further healing on their own is unlikely.
The way a scar forms is influenced by patient age and the location of the scar on the face or body. Younger skin can actually result in stronger, bigger scars, because the healing effect is stronger. Skin in tighter areas like the jaw are more prominent and easier to see. Indenting or raised scars are more noticeable than flat ones due to light reflections and surface irregularities. There are also special types of scars.
Keloids and hypertrophic scars are special types of scars that result in overgrowth of tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. They are typically firm, rubbery, and shiny.
COST of Acne Scar Treatments?
Cost varies depending on specific treatment and products recommended. Scars often require multiple treatment sessions and multiple types of treatments At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic we will go over your current medical and cosmetic regimen and provide recommendations on treatments such as Chemical Peels, Microneedling, Subcision, Cortisone, Skincare, or other treatments.
What Can And Cannot Be Done For Scars?
Several techniques can remove scars. Most of these are done routinely in a doctor’s office.
Topical Medical Grade Skincare
Can be useful for hyperpigmentation. These include vitamin A/retinol, and also (AHA) alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid (exfoliating creams and lotions), and skin brighteners (eg. Lytera)
Cortisone (steroid) injections
are effective in softening very firm scars (or keloids) causing them to shrink and flatten. This scar treatment is popular for hypertrophic scars and keloids. There is a risk of creating shallow dips in the skin, however.
Dermal Filler (eg. hyaluronic acid)
Depending on the type of scars various injectable substances are available to elevate indented soft scars. The amount of material injected will vary with the size and firmness of the scar. Improvement can be immediate but is not permanent and treatments often need to be repeated frequently to maintain results.
This is a process used to treat deep rolling acne scars by separating the skin tissue from deeper scar tissue using physical (needle movement under the skin) and sometimes chemical (saline injection) means. This allows blood to pool under the affected area as well as to break up tethered scar cords, eventually causing the skin to elevate. Several sessions are often required and there is often bruising for 7-10 days. Subcision is often combined with chemical peels or collagen-stimulating filler injection.
This procedure involves the use of a chemical to exfoliate and remove the top layer of the skin in order to help smooth depressed scars and give the skin a more even color. It is most helpful for shallow superficial scars. Different chemicals can be used for different depth peels. Light peels require no healing time while deeper peels can require several days to heal.
This procedure using shallow microneedles to induce controlled damage and healing to the skin. This creates an environment for collagen stimulation (collagen induction) allowing for scar healing and rejuvenation.
This combines Microneedling with growth factors derived from blood. This creates an exponential level of collagen induction/stimulation to repair scars and damaged skin.
Acne Scarring can be defeating. No matter the type of acne scarring, we can help. Acne lesions damage the skin regardless of whether you pick lesions or not. There are different types of acne scars. Those who have had severe acne generally develop these scars the most. Scars and acne scars are formed by fibrous tissue left behind as the skin heals after an acne lesion is long gone. Scars are different because everyone’s skin heals in a different way. There are icepick scars, boxed scars, rolling scars, and hypertrophic scars.
Icepick scars: Ice pick scars are common amongst those who have had acne. These scars are deep pinpoints in the dermis. Due to the depth of these scars, microneedling, deep peels, or subcision and hyaluronic or collagen-stimulating filler are best. Blood Facial treatments can also help to restore and rejuvenate the tissue.
Boxed scars: These scars are larger than ice pick scars, have a flat base and more sharp edges. They can also be caused by injury or acne. Treatments similar to those used with icepick scars may be helpful.
Rolling scars: Rolling scars are typically associated with acne. They are often wide yet shallow in appearance.
Hypertrophic scars: These scars usually form due to surgical procedures injury, rarely do they form with acne. These scars protrude from the skin and can be hyperpigmented or red in appearance. A keloid scar is a type of hypertrophic scar. These scars can be treated with a cortisone injection.
No matter the type of scar, we may be able to help. Book a consultation today to go over your options ranging from peels, blood facial, microneedling, filler, and more.
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