A scar is what is left after the skin has attempted to heal itself. Although this may seem straightforward, scars are actually quite complex and require an organized, comprehensive approach to treatment. There are many components of scars including changes in texture and colour. Texture changes include thick, thin, and indented scars, and colour changes vary with white, red, and brown. Stretch marks are examples of another common type of scar which we treat. The best time to treat a scar is within the first few weeks to months after the injury; however, old scars may be improved as well. If scars are itchy or painful, these symptoms need to be addressed.
At Cosmedica in Victoria, BC, we provide a range of treatment options tailored to each particular scar including topical creams, IPL (intense pulsed light) and laser treatments to manage the various types of scars. Each treatment we offer is dermatologist directed. A full complement of technologies and a coordinated approach are essential for optimal results.
If you would like to learn more about treatment for scars, please send us an email or call us at 250-598-3300. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mark Lupin understands the significance of patient safety and comfort. His practice is dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic medical care for patients on Vancouver Island.