Scarring is a fact of life. The more we age, the more scars we accumulate. The good news? Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics can make them no longer permanent.

Scarring can occur for a multitude of reasons and can take on many different forms. Whether you are dealing with textured scars left over from acne or pigmented scars from a cut or incision, they all leave their mark on the skin (and your confidence). Although scars can fade over time, they were seemingly permanent Syneron Candela’s advanced technology.

SRA Treatments

At Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics, we rely on Syneron Candela’s advanced Elos Plus multi-application platform to administer safe and effective Skin Rejuvenation Advanced (SRA) treatments, also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or Photofacial. This non-invasive, laser treatment is successful in treating both textured and pigmented scars: acne scars, incision scars, burn scars, and more. Elos Plus includes a range of applicator sizes, giving us the ability to treat scars of any size or colour.

How does it work?

SRA combines IPL technology with bipolar radiofrequency (RF) to penetrate the deep dermal layers of skin underneath the scar, isolating the problem area and then treating it with gentle pulses of these two energies. All surrounding skin is unimpacted and clients are able to return to their daily schedules almost immediately. There is no major discomfort associated and treatment time is quick enough to be done during a lunch hour.

When removing the pigmentation of scarring, SRA treatments work in one of two ways. For darker pigmentation, the laser attracts the discolouration up and out of the skin. For red pigmentation, the laser targets the hemoglobin and heats the small red veins until they retreat back into the skin. Both methods show visible results in the days following treatment.

What else can it treat?

This method of pigmentation removal can work on a number of skin concerns that surround hyperpigmentation. Those who suffer from uneven skin tones, sun spots, age spots, melasma, birthmarks, brown spots, red spots, spider veins, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, can all benefit from SRA treatments. In addition to smoothing out textured skin caused by acne scarring, SRA can also help with active acne on the skin. The laser energy has the ability to gently kill acne causing bacteria, making it a great addition to any skincare routine.

What can I expect?

After the quick treatment is administered to the skin, daily activities can be resumed. We do recommend clients avoid sun exposure for the next four to six weeks, as skin will be extra sensitive to the harsh UV rays. When direct sunlight can’t be avoided, sun protection is imperative. An SPF of at least 30 should be applied and reapplied to the affected areas if sun exposure continues. Depending on size and severity of the scarring being treated, results can be noticeable after just one treatment. Full results for most clients are achieved after two to four treatments, each spaced at least three to four weeks apart. Our professional laser experts work with our clients to create an individualized treatment schedule that best suits their skin.

Don’t settle to live with unwanted scars. Remove them quickly and painlessly with SRA treatments from Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics. To book a free consultation at one of our nine location across Canada, click here.