Why do scars form?

Scars may occur from a variety of circumstances including accidents, skin conditions like acne, surgical scarring or as the result of certain diseases. When recovering from an injury or skin condition, your skin cells work to make collagen in order to repair the wound at a quicker rate than your body’s natural collagen production. This results in a scar, which is an area of skin that is typically thicker and not as flexible as the rest of your skin.

The appearance of scars varies depending on what they were caused by and how your body heals as a result. Scars may be flat, keloid, raised or depressed. They can also vary in size, shape and color.

A scar can be a painful reminder of previous scenarios that we would rather not think about. They can also cause emotional discomfort if you are unhappy with their appearance.

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks, also known as striae distensa, are the streaky lines on the skin, especially on the abdomen and legs, that are caused by the rapid expansion of skin during pregnancy or from obesity. Newer stretch marks range from red to purple in color, while older ones appear white or silver in tone.

This sudden stretching of the skin actually results in the tearing of the dermis (below the surface of the skin). These marks are notoriously difficult to treat, but thanks to advances in aesthetic treatments, torn skin can be repaired without burning a hole in or damaging it.*

Treatments in NW Calgary

Fresh Laser Skin Studio provides a variety of non-invasive treatments for scar and stretch mark reduction. At our studio in northwest Calgary, we offer:

Affirm
Affirm

Uses a non-ablative fractional laser to treat minor acne scars.*
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Chemical peels
Chemical Peels

Combines AHAs (glycolic acid) and BHAs (salicylic acid) at varying strengths. Peels are great for superficial scars.*
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Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning

A dual action treatment used on superficial scarring. It exfoliates the skin and removes vellus hair (peach fuzz).
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HydraFacial
HydraFacial

Used to treat superficial scarring.*
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Intensif
Intensif

Uses fractional RF microneedle technology to reduce minor to major acne scarring.*
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Laser Genesis
Laser Genesis

A non-invasive laser skin rejuvenation treatment that is comfortable and safe for all skin types.
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Laser Photo Facial
Laser Photo Facial

A non-invasive laser treatment used for superficial scarring.
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Low Level Laser Therapy
Low Level Laser Therapy

Used in combination after treatment to increase healing time.
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Photofirm
Photofirm

A combination laser treatment that brightens, firms and refreshes the skin.*
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Pico Focus Facial
Pico Focus Facial

Uses non-ablative fractionated pico second technology to produce amazing results without downtime.*
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Picofirm
Picofirm

Targets multiple skin layers to treat superficial to minor scars.*
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ReVeel
ReVeel

Improves scarring by tightening and resurfacing the skin with laser technology.*
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Venus Viva Revive
Venus Viva ReVive

Naturally boosts the production of collagen and elastin to revive your skin.*
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Book a free consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio

If you have scars and/or stretch marks that you’d like to remove, book a free consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio in NW Calgary. We can help you get smoother, fresher skin with a custom treatment plan. To get started, schedule online using the form on our site or give us a call at (403) 264-4494. Get fresh; your skin will thank you!

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* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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