The winter months offer us a great opportunity to take care of ourselves and improve our skincare regimens. And since colder weather lends us to staying indoors and spending less time out and about, there’s no better time to schedule a laser resurfacing session. With the experience and attention to detail of Elements Spa’s medi-spa specialists—led by Toronto’s board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar—we assure that our clients’ desires are met while using the latest technology and the highest safety standards. Let’s take a closer look at our laser skin resurfacing sessions in more detail.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
A laser skin resurfacing session utilizes targeted beams of light to positively improve skin tone while boasting anti-aging benefits that lessen the appearance of scars, wrinkles, sun spots, and more! The outermost layer of skin, the epidermis, tolerates a lot of wear and tear from the sun, environment, and other lifestyle choices. After decades of damage, our skin’s epidermis (as well as other base layers of skin) may begin showing signs that it needs some extra help.
Lasers can range from less to more ablative or intense. Your medi-spa specialist will assess your skin care needs and choose the right strength and intensity of laser for your skin type and issues. Both CO2 lasers and less ablative lasers work efficiently to address the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin. The lasers essentially stimulate collagen production while removing old dead skin laying on the surface. After recovery, results show a fresh new layer of skin that’s hydrated, smoother in texture and tone, and younger-looking. Lasers of higher intensity address deeper layers of the skin and require more recovery time.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Consultation
Your session will begin with a skin consultation to determine your desires, discuss your medical history, as well which laser treatment would be best suited to you. Before beginning, your skin will be cleaned to remove any excess oil and bacteria. After washing, a topical numbing cream may also be used over the treatment area to make the session as comfortable as possible. Your technician will then gently and slowly pass the laser over your skin and the entire treatment area. After completing the treatment area is dressed, protected, and prepared for recovery. After a full recovery, the skin appears fresher, smoother, and more toned.
Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Clients love their results. They report a noticeable improvement in wrinkles, signs of acne, pigmentation, scarring, and more. They are also happy to note that their laser resurfacing session(s) is a great treatment for brown spots, redness, and any other discoloration. Results include skin that is also tighter, with improved production of collagen and elastin. Many clients also notice that their pores have decreased in size, alongside results that minimize the appearance of blood vessels.
If you’re looking to take your skin to the next beautiful level this winter, then laser skin resurfacing just might be the right treatment for you. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the treatment and your skincare needs. Click here to learn more or to book a consultation with one of Toronto’s leading board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons, Dr. Adibfar.