Laser Skin Resurfacing
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic skin procedure whereby superficial layers of the skin are removed with precision and care. This process rapidly and effectively gets rid of old, fragile and defective skin cells while stimulating new and healthy cell formation. The end result is a healthy, radiant, smooth and youthful appearance. With laser technology having evolved and advanced in the last few decades Fotona has been a world leader in the manufacturing of laser, and delivers safe and optimal results.
How does Laser skin resurfacing work?
At Captivating we only use Health Canada approved medical grade lasers. These devices are only sold to physician-led clinics due to the deeper depths of penetration and potential risk for harm if left in untrained or inexperienced hands. At Captivating we offer the best treatment modalities and newest scientifically proven techniques. With the Fotona Dynamis skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments can be performed either in ablative modes with an Er:YAG laser to induce controlled injury with new cell and collagen formation, or non-ablatively with a Nd:YAG laser that targets pigment such as sun damage, veins and even adipose tissue due to its thermal effects. The treatments can also be combined, depending on the particular treatment outcome that the the patient and the doctor decides on.
Erbium Resurfacing laser is induces a controlled area of dermal injury allowing the body to produce healthy cells in response. The laser emits a fractionated beam of light energy that causes narrow channels of ablation with areas of intact tissue in between. The unharmed areas provide structural support to the areas that area healing, which significantly decreases the downtime that was historically associated with ablative treatments.
- Leaves a fresher smoother appearance of aging and sun damaged skin
- Results in a more even skin tone with less discolouration, effectively targeting pigmentation and solar damage
- Increases skin hydration and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves radiance and vigor
- Decrease the appearance of scars and stretchmarks
- Improves skin laxity and skin texture
- Reduce the appearance of pores and skin irregularities
Process & Treatment
A series of 3 treatments is suggested for best results
Immediately after the appointment your skin may appear slightly red or pink like a light sunburn. Healing will take place over the next 3-5 days, leaving you with a smooth and radiant looking skin.
At Captivating Aesthetics, the first step for any new patient is to book a consultation with our team experts. During this consultation a brief medical and relevant aesthetic history will be taken. You will have the chance to discuss your treatment concerns, your treatment goals, your fears and concerns in regards to the actual treatment itself. Your full treatment plan, along with expected maintenance will then be discussed.
A detailed series of photographs will be taken at every visit to compare your results to your baseline pictures, as well as monitoring progression of results.
After booking our friendly team will send you a link to our patient portal, which allows you to complete the necessary forms in the comfort and safety of your own home. Once you arrive for your appointment, our front office team will get a set of baseline photos, and your treatment technician for the appointment will meet with you. They will ensure you understand the procedure, make sure your skin is adequately prepared, and bring you back into one of our treatment rooms. Topical freezing can be applied at home or in the office. Your skin resurfacing treatment will be delivered in the fastest, most effective and comfortable way. At Captivating we combine your resurfacing with a topical PRP treatment to supply the skin with the growth factors and nutrients it needs to recover optimally. After the treatment we will apply a brightening mask, combined with our Zimmer cooler to complete your spa-like experience
After the treatment your face will appear red, as if you had sustained a sunburn. You will receive very specific post care instructions to minimize discomfort and ensure the shortest recovery time possible. All package treatments will include a full set of post care products.
Mineral makeup can be applied once the skin is fully healed around day 3.
As there are a variety of ingredients that can be used pricing does vary but starts at $1200.