Treatment for Scars and Stretch Marks in West Vancouver
A quick google search for at-home scar and stretch mark remedies will lead you down an endless rabbit hole of promises and pretty packaging. While some of these treatments do provide benefits and speed up healing, especially proper scar care practices like daily SPF use and Vitamin-E oil, most won’t do much more than moisturize your skin.
Treating visible signs of trauma or changes to the body is notoriously trick, and achieving the results you’re looking for requires the help of a trained medical professional. That’s where Dr. Kabiri comes in. At our beautiful West Vancouver offices, we offer patients a variety of treatment options to efficiently reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Thanks to cutting edge technology and advanced medical training, we have the power to help transform your skin. When it comes to either stretch marks or scarring, the earlier you seek treatment, the better your results will be. However, even if you come to us with advanced stages of scarring or stretch marks, our procedures can considerably reduce their appearance.
Whether you’re struggling with stretch marks from pregnancy or weight fluctuation, or scarring as a result of surgery, trauma, acne, or infection–we can help. If you have any questions about the treatment process or any of our other offerings, please give us a call at (604) 925-1301 or schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.
Venus Viva™ Radiofrequency
One of our most popular, effective, and completely non-invasive means of treating both scars and stretch marks is Venus Viva. This groundbreaking non-surgical solution for skin resurfacing corrects signs of skin damage while improving the appearance of scarring, stretch marks, rosacea, enlarged pores, deep wrinkles, and uneven skin texture and pigmentation.
Considered to be the highest standard in facial treatments and versatile enough to be used on almost any area of the body–Venus Viva offers patients the chance to quickly see exceptional results that last.
Venus Viva is ideally suited to treat:
- Acne Scars
- Skin Tightening and skin texture improvement
- Wrinkle and Fine Line Reduction
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Pigmentation irregularities
- Stretch marks
How Venus Viva Works
Thanks to the power of innovative NanoFractional Radio Frequency™ (RF) and SmartScan™ technology, Venus Viva is safe for all skin types. This treatment delivers long-lasting results via a process of precisely heating the skin. Across the board, patients say the sensation is mild, and any discomfort is very minimal.
Featuring a revolutionary new pin design for creating micro dermal wounds, Venus Viva expedites the coagulation process compared to other traditional fractional treatments. Furthermore, patented SmartScan technology allows for incredible precision and NanoFractional Radio Frequency delivery. These advances make for faster, less complex treatment plans and considerably reduce patient discomfort.
In terms of safe energy delivery and flexibility in terms of treatment size–Venus Viva stands alone. Plus, thanks to our ability to customize the level of ablation within a large range, patients benefit from enhanced efficacy and reduced recovery time.
What to Expect from a Venus Viva Treatment
You should expect to see smoother, more youthful, vibrant looking skin within as few as three to four 15 minute sessions. Some patients may experience minor discomfort or slight redness in the treatment area for as long as 2-3 days.
At worst, our patients liken the feeling to a minor sunburn, and Venus Viva won’t cause any peeling or bleeding. You’ll be free to return to regular activities as soon as you leave a treatment session, and can apply your usual makeup as soon as one day following treatment.
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Fractional Pixel CO2 Laser
The Fractional Pixel CO2 Laser is another incredibly versatile treatment option for patients of all skin types. This treatment not only aims to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks; it is also incredibly effective in treating moderate to profound wrinkling. If you’re looking for a non-surgical technique to provide a more youthful, revitalized, and relaxed skin tone, Pixel® CO2 skin resurfacing is the ideal choice.
Both practical and gentle, this laser works wonders on acne and surgical scars, sun-damaged skin, uneven tone, and dyschromia.
The Pixel CO2 boasts the same fabulous results as traditional laser treatments, but with a significant decrease in recovery time. Patients only need between 3 to 7 days of minor recovery time before being ready to get back to their full routines. Our clients love the natural-looking results, and Dr. Kabiri is particularly fond of this treatment option thanks to its very minimal risk of side effects.
The fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing system promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself, offering a refreshed skin tone without the need for invasive surgery. By encouraging the body to supply a fresh infusion of collagen in all the right places, your skin will naturally start to tighten.
Previously hollow regions begin to look fuller, and the appearance of scars improves. As new skin cells emerge, you’ll see a tighter, brighter, and more youthful appearance.
How the Pixel CO2 Fractional System Works
Though the Pixel CO2 fractional system falls under the larger umbrella of laser treatments, it works in a unique way to provide skin rejuvenation. Rather than focusing a single beam of light on a single specific location, the Pixel CO2 laser uses a special micro-optics lens array. This separates the single laser into a series of tiny thermal channels.
Depending on your unique situation and goals, we may use different types of micro-optics lens arrays. Some create a 1×7 range of focused thermal energy, while others may create a 7×7 array of thermal channels. In every instance, these thermal channels are really a series of tiny dots (hence Pixel CO2 “fractional” resurfacing system) that allow for a very focused approach to skin rejuvenation.
Each of the thermal channels has an ablative effect on the skin, generating what are known as micro-injuries. These micro-injuries only occur in approximately 15 to 20 percent of the treatment area. In doing so, the remaining 80 to 85 percent of tissue in the remaining area works similarly to a bandage. The unaffected areas are triggered by the natural healing process, facilitating the generation of new collagen by your body.
Benefits of Choosing a Fractional Pixel CO2 Laser Treatment
As the ablative and thermal effect typically covers no more than 20% of the skin’s surface, the typical downtime is significantly reduced compared to what would normally be associated with traditional CO2 skin resurfacing. Results are natural-looking, and downtime generally lasts for only three to seven days.
Final results become visible in two to three months. While some improvement can become visible with just one treatment, most patients opt for three to six treatments to see the most significant results.
Treatment sessions last 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the severity and size of the area being treated. Topical anesthesia and Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide gas (N2O), can be used to minimize patient discomfort. Most side effects are mild and short-lived in nature.
Some patients may experience some minor swelling or redness, but these usually subside within a few days of treatment.
Improve Scars and Stretch Marks with Dr. Kabiri Today!
Stretch marks and scarring can seem like permanent concerns, but thanks to modern medical advances, we have a variety of efficient and safe treatment options. Our expert team is here to help you throughout your journey.
Together with Dr. Kabiri, we’ll build a personalized treatment plan fit for your unique anatomy, aesthetic goals, and lifestyle. If you think now could be the right time to tackle your stretch marks or scarring, the next step is to schedule an in-person consultation at our West Vancouver office.
Absolutely! Radio Frequency has been clinically tested and shown to be a safe and effective medical technology for many years. Before your first session, we’ll thoroughly review your medical history and aesthetic goals to ensure the Venus Viva treatment is right for you.
Most clients will see a significant improvement in as few as three treatments. That said, we recommend that most patients continue with a full series of six treatments for the face and eight to ten treatments on the body for optimal results.
Fractional CO2 Laser results are permanent for scars and stretch marks. We do recommend periodic touch-ups for wrinkles and lines.