Enjoy the Effects of Skin Resurfacing
Kingsway Dermatology & Cosmetic Centre, located in the Toronto area, uses a variety of laser modalities to resurface the skin. We have fractional laser and Halo for resurfacing, as patients find the treatment boosts their confidence and helps them to feel better about themselves with a smoother complexion. Fractional laser resurfacing is also often referred to as laser skin rejuvenation, as it reduces signs of aging and gives your face an overall refreshed, more youthful look.
Vital components of healthy skin diminish naturally over time, and the damage is hastened by ultraviolet radiation and environmental pollutants. As a result, fine lines form, skin thins and loosens, brown spots appear, a rough texture can develop, and pores can appear larger. A fractional laser treatment is ideal for addressing these issues with skin texture, pigmentation, and appearance.
Fractional Laser Details
A fractional laser treatment consists of a series of four to six sessions spaced about four to six weeks apart. Our technology uses 1540nm or 2940nm high-intensity light, which passes deep beneath the surface of the skin in tiny columns, resulting in controlled thermal “wounding.” The result is the formation of new collagen. This process of collagen formation continues over the next several months, softening and plumping skin and gradually reducing the appearance of facial lines, pigment and scarring. Ideal results will be apparent over a six to eight-month period.
After each treatment, patients can expect mild swelling for one to three days, and redness for three to five days. This can be easily treated with ice compresses and calming moisturizing lotions. Many of our patients find that they can go out the next day with just some light makeup.
What Can a Fractional Laser Treat?
As noted above, skin shows its age several ways:
- Formation of wrinkles
- Increasing laxity
- Development of sun or age spots
- Changes to a formerly smooth texture
Fractional laser sessions can treat all of these cosmetic problems, as rejuvenated collagen production coupled with other healing benefits restores a healthy thickness to the skin, refreshes dull patches, and evens out irregular tones.
The fractional laser can be used on the entire face, as well as the neck and décolletage area. The amount of time for your session will vary depending on the specific regions being treated, but you can expect it to last roughly an hour.
After receiving a laser treatment, be sure to wear high-quality sunscreen on the treated area in the days and weeks after, as your skin will be particularly sensitive.
Other Options for Skin Resurfacing
Patients who want to refresh their appearance, but are less concerned about deeper textural scarring may consider Nano/Micro Laser Peel. This gentle resurfacing treatment is perfect for all skin types, all year round who want to remove a dull finish and replace it with a high glow. It also serves to stimulate collagen production with remarkable results after 3-5 sessions.
For super deep lines that are etched into the skin we also have the option of Full Field Laser Resurfacing. This laser requires downtime.
The Kingsway team is prepared to assess each patient as an individual and help determine the ideal treatment for delivering the desired results.