Illuminate Skin Therapies



Scarring: What Is It?

A scar is an area of fibrous tissue that can replace normal skin after an injury. One of the most common types of scarring is related to acne, these range in severity: Atrophic scars: Boxcar, Ice pick, and Hypertrophic and Keloid scars.

  • Boxcar Scars: Broad, usually box-like depressions with sharp, defined edges; often caused by widespread acne and chickenpox. Most often form on areas of the face where the skin is relatively thick; between the brows, lower jaw, and chin.
  • Icepick Scars: Smaller scars, more narrow indentations that point down into the skin surface; most common on cheeks.
  • Rolling Scars: Varying depth, with sloping, undefined edges that cause the skin to appear wavy, thick, and uneven; appear following severe bouts of acne.
  • Hypertrophic and Keloid Scars: Raised and dense in appearance, feel lumpy to the touch, occur due to excess build-up of scar tissue. Hypertrophic scars are the same size as the acne that caused them, Keloid scars create large scars that can expand beyond the acne injury.

What Causes Scarring?

Scars result from the biological process of wound repair in the skin, as well as in other organs and tissues of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process when an injury is severe enough to promote a scar.

Who Can Experience Scarring?

Anyone can develop a scar and scars can appear anywhere on the body.

What Are The Most Effective Treatments?

  • We Recommend:
    • Fractional Laser
    • Radiance Micropeel
    • Radiance + Refine
  • The Benefits:
    • Ablative Lasers: When applied skillfully, these can be very beneficial in the treatment of scarring. They create a new, precise injury, which triggers a secondary healing response from the body. Intentionally re-wounding the body in a controlled environment gives us greater predictability around how the wound heals the second time around. Additionally, the new “injury” stimulates the body to produce more collagen, which impacts the quality of the new skin that replaces the scarred area. 
    • Antioxidants:  Enhance the body’s efficiency, detoxify, and support environments in which healthy cellular turnover can occur and the shedding and repopulation cycles of skin and its collagen-building blocks can thrive; resulting in a faster process of healing the scar.

Complimentary Consults

Perhaps the most important phase of our journey together is your complimentary consultation. This is your opportunity to see what our passion for the details of your skin will look like with Illuminate as your skincare guide can look like! During this 30-45 minutes of shared exchange, we will get to know your skin in real-time, develop an appreciation for the way you care for your skin, and hopefully answer any questions you have! We are here to help you develop or expand upon your individual skincare philosophy, including best practices, care, and services! 


Illuminate Skin Therapies offers a variety of skincare solutions to address a number of challenging skin conditions. Here you can explore the skin health challenges and the effective and enhancing services we provide and the options available to achieve your most radiant and vital complexion.

Radiance + Refine
Radiance + Refine

Type of Treatment: Laser: Ablative (Downtime-4-7 days development) $595/session Two phases of complexion transformation merge to elevate this ablative treatment to high-level effectiveness.. We begin with “Radiance”: fractio

Radiance Micropeel
Radiance Micropeel

Type of Treatment: Laser: Ablative (Downtime-3-5 days development) $349/session As we age, cell turnover declines and radiant skin beneath is covered by degenerated tissue build-up. Illuminate’s polishing peels are administered us

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Illuminate Skin Therapies is committed to providing elevated and accessible skincare solutions to serve Calgary and the area. Our beautiful, welcoming, and relaxing skin wellness centre boasts state-of-the-art technologies, private consultation spaces, and a retail space of top-of-the-line skin care products to support our clients on their journey to vital, glowing skin. Book your Complimentary Consultation today.

Illuminate Your Skin

Illuminate Skin Therapies creates strategic, compassionate skincare solutions. Our technicians are highly trained and empathetic, delivering therapeutic care with the support of products and services that are consciously created using premium ingredients and innovative techniques. Illuminate is committed to delivering high-performance results, which are reliable and cumulative due to consistent refinement and challenge to the conventional standard for beauty.

Our clinic uses only the most revolutionary Standard for technology advancements in Medical Aesthetics. Contact Us Today!

Call our West Springs location at 1-587-897-5952 to book your Complimentary Consult!