CLEAR + BRILLIANT
A great treatment choice to prepare your skin before a special event!

HOW IT WORKS:

Prevents early signs of aging and maintains younger looking skin with minimal downtime. It’s a comfortable, fast, effective, and affordable treatment. Clear + Brilliant is proven to help improve tone, texture, and pore size appearance. You’ll see and feel the difference; smoother skin that will make you look and feel great.

HOW TO PREPARE:

This treatment is ideal for any skin type and there is really no preparation involved. Patients should stop the use of AHA and Retinols 3-5 days prior to treatment.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT:

This is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue. A full-face treatment can easily be done in under 30 minutes.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT:

The new glow of younger looking skin. Skin appears more naturally radiant with a more uniform tone. It feels ultra-soft with a smoother texture and minimized pore appearance. Slight pinkness for the first few hours, make-up the next day.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS:

The number of treatments is tailored to your skin care concerns & desires. In recent studies, consumers reported visible improvements after 4-6 treatments though many patients choose to have routine treatments as part of their overall skincare regimen.

LASER SKIN RESURFACING
If aging, acne, or too much time in the sun, has left your face with blotches, scars, wrinkles, or lines, laser skin resurfacing will help your skin look younger, healthier, renewed and refreshed.

HOW IT WORKS:

This procedure creates a controlled burn on the outermost layer of the skin. A laser beam is delivered to the skin being treated. Topical aesthetic creams, or a block (medical injection) are often used to ensure patient comfort. Collagen is activated during the process. The depth of the peel can be adjusted depending on the area being treated and the depth of the lines

3 TYPES OF RESURFACING:

FULL FIELD RESURFACING: TRL

This is the most dramatically effective method to reverse signs of aging and environmental damage. This procedure successfully improves deep wrinkles, expression lines, tone and texture. Target-areas most commonly treated are  “zipper lines” and “crow’s feet”. The entire surface area of skin is treated, as a laser beam is scanned across the area in order to precisely remove a layer. The body will naturally replace the damaged skin with a new healthy layer. Treatments can range from shallow to deep.

PROFRACTIONAL RESURFACING: PFXC

The laser beam targets the dermis by delivering microscopic channels through the skin layers. Collagen is produced and stimulated deep in the dermis. Unlike other lasers, this method is beneficial as the surrounding tissue remains  unaffected and promotes rapid healing of the laser-treated skin. This type of resurfacing is commonly referred to as the “weekend peel” since healing time is usually 3-5 days. This procedure is preferred to successfully treat acne scars improve pores, brighten the complexion and improve skin laxity.

MICROLASERPEEL: MLP

This is an easy and effective way to improve skin texture and the appearance of sun damaged skin. It’s a superficial peel that removes a thin layer of damaged skin (stratum corneum) to promote a more youthful appearance. It eliminates some of the damaged cells that give skin a tired, aged look.

This technology is often combined with a Profractional laser treatment to obtain an excellent outcome and maximize results.  These combo lasers are usually our laser experts’ “preferred choice” to target deep acne scars and dramatically improve tone and texture.

HOW TO PREPARE:

A patient should not actively tan a month before or after treatments. If you are prone to cold sores, our medical specialist will need to be advised in order to provide anti-viral prevention.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT:

At its most shallow settings, most people can tolerate treatment with no anesthetic at all. At deeper settings, a topical numbing cream is typically used.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT:

Cold packs for 24 hours, topical hydration with products supplied by the clinic, sleep in an upright position is recommended to avoid swelling.

Skin may have a “frosty” appearance immediately after treatment. This is the dehydrated skin that will peel away within the first few days following the treatment. Patients may experience some skin redness and a sunburn-like sensation, as well as some mild swelling. Sometimes pinpoint bleeding may occur. The desquamation process, or crusting, may be involved in the deeper laser treatments. Depending on the depth of treatment, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within 3 to 4 days. Skin care products are prescribed to speed up the healing process and minimize sensitivity and redness.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS:

A series of treatments is usually the case and numbers vary form patient to patient. An annual maintenance plan is also ideal.

PHOTOREJUVENATION
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), or BroadBand Light (BBL) technologies by Sciton use high-energy pulses to improve skin color. Treatments are effective for rosacea, sun-damaged skin, freckles, and age spots.

HOW IT WORKS:

Light energy (not lasers) is gently delivered to the skin and the heat is absorbed by the targeted area. The energy eliminates fine vessels that cause redness, and the melanin responsible for undesired changes in pigmentation. IPL/BBL is effective for treating vascularity (redness, spider veins, telangectasias, rosacea) and pigmented regions (freckles, sun spots, age spots), as collagen is tightened in the process.

HOW TO PREPARE:

Tanned skin is NOT recommended. Patients who have been in the sun are required to wait 2 weeks before commencing treatments because this light is attracted to colour. Therefore, tanned skin is prohibited.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT:

Treatments generally take less than an hour, are relatively painless, and patients can proceed with their normal activities immediately after the procedure. Most patients describe the treatment as a shot of heat or a slight sting that immediately passes. It is possible to experience light flushing or redness, however this will fade a few hours post treatment.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT:

Initially, freckles, age spots, or sun-damaged skin appears slightly darker, but the unwanted pigmentation will shed within days after treatment. Note that it is still possible for vascularity and pigmented legions to return due to further sun  exposure or lifestyle changes. Patients mustcontinue to use effective sun protection to maintain the results.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS:

You can get desired results in 1-3 sessions and maintenance once a year is recommended.

*Our treatments are performed by our team of plastic surgeons, certified physicians, and experienced health professionals.  As every patient reacts differently to treatments, the information within our website is for reference purposes only. We invite you to make an appointment for a consultation if you have any further questions.