Laser skin resurfacing in Edmonton offers clients illuminating complexion improvements without cosmetic surgery. But how does it work to revitalize skin? Activ MD Derm Spa is a transformative, modern skin clinic with a wide variety of skilled practitioners and technology in a tranquil space. Among our leading facial treatments is a laser skin resurfacing treatment.
Learn more about what the best skin-tightening treatment is and what you need to know about Edmonton laser skin resurfacing.
LASER SKIN RESURFACING IN EDMONTON
Men and women share common concerns of skin irregularities of the face. Besides topical and lifestyle treatments, there are other tools that can completely change the facial canvas. Lasers have the ability to offer a non invasive methods that assist in turning over dead or damaged skin cells. Technological advancement of lasers allows common skin abnormalities like acne scars, burn marks, blemishes, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation to be removed and replaced with brand new skin cells.
HOW DOES LASER SKIN RESURFACING WORK?
Laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of skin by removing layers of skin. Common resurfacing lasers include:
- Carbon dioxide (CO2): used to treat wrinkles, scars, warts
- Erbium: used to remove superficial and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck and chest
Laser skin resurfacing and tightening is safe for a variety of patients and ages and for both men and women. Our skin experts will be able to determine whether laser skin resurfacing is the best option for you.
IS LASER SKIN RESURFACING PAINFUL?
Activ MD Derm Spa makes it a priority to keep our clients as comfortable as possible. However, laser treatments such as ablatives can be uncomfortable both during and after the procedure. It’s realistic to expect some discomfort and a little inconvenience in the first 2 weeks. Your nurse will come up with a post-care plan designed for you and is here to answer any questions you have along the way. Each individual’s treatment level may vary, so the length and severity of downtime will vary too.
Luckily, the visual effects of treatment appear more severe than they feel in most cases. You will have instructions for soothing the skin and taking over-the-counter medication, if needed, during the first week. People describe the sensation as that of a sunburn.
It’s essential for patients to avoid sun exposure during skin resurfacing recovery. New skin can be easily damaged by the sun and you are at a heightened risk of hyperpigmentation. Some patients choose to have their laser treatments in the winter months where sun exposure is at a minimum and there are less social activities to miss out on.
IS LASER SKIN RESURFACING SAFE?
Even when a cosmetic treatment is uncomfortable, many people accept the downtime and inconvenience as worthwhile trade-offs for impressive results. Skin resurfacing laser treatments offer a shorter recovery period and minimal side effects, but patients can anticipate redness that comes with healing process. Some swelling is expected in the first week, but will go away quickly.
Skin resurfacing lasers can improve the following:
- sun damage, fine lines, moderate wrinkles, and age spots
- melasma and hyperpigmentation
- enlarged pores
- acne scars
- fine lines around the eyes and eyelids
- uneven skin texture
SCHEDULE YOUR FREE SKIN CONSULTATION TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LASER RESURFACING
Our Edmonton laser skin resurfacing specialists at Activ Md Derm Spa are pleased to offer you a complimentary consultation with us. When you visit our centre, you’ll be provided with detailed information about the treatment process, benefits, and recovery considerations of laser skin resurfacing. You’ll also have an opportunity to share your goals, questions, and concerns. We offer all clients individualized skin care plans that fit their needs.