Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment in Toronto
Laser skin resurfacing uses laser technology to restore skin tone and skin texture. At DLK on Avenue in midtown Toronto, we use non-ablative fractional laser resurfacing to deliver a more comfortable treatment. Laser resurfacing can treat a range of conditions, including uneven complexion, age spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, and many other areas of concern.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is an effective way to reduce signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, and loose skin by administering radio frequency waves through a fractional laser. The heat leaves microscopic untreated tissue in the treatment area, inducing collagen production and treating signs of aging and uneven complexion.
What Is Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is administered through a fractional laser, which delivers precise microbeams of light into the lower dermis, creating columns of tissue coagulation, stimulating the body’s natural healing process and collagen production. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is most commonly performed on the face, hands, neck, and chest.
Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing Treatment at a Glance:
Why Choose DLK on Avenue for Laser Resurfacing?
The team at DLK on Avenue values the importance of skin care and rejuvenation while still honouring your natural beauty. We offer expertise, experience, and solutions for all skin concerns you may have, along with detailed guidelines for preparation and aftercare pertaining to your laser skin resurfacing treatment.
Our laser skin resurfacing treatment is formulated to reduce signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture on areas of the upper body and face so you can face the world with your best skin yet!
Toronto’s Laser Skin Resurfacing Experts
Dr. Lisa Kellett leads the leading laser skin resurfacing experts at DLK on Avenue in Toronto. Our team will create a customized plan catered to your specific skincare needs and laser skin resurfacing concerns. Our personalized treatments will give your skin a youthful, even glow that lasts.
Dr. Lisa Kellett
Dr. Lisa Kellett has a unique, personalized approach to skin care and enhancement by creating specialized Laser skin resurfacing treatments for every patient who walks into the DLK on Avenue clinic. Dr. Kellett’s mission is to deliver the best laser skin resurfacing results by using a combination of the latest skin care technologies and dermatological medicine.
Dr. Sonya Abdulla
Dr. Sonya Abdulla is a leader in the aesthetic medicine community, recognized for her natural results and holistic, customized laser skin resurfacing treatment plans. Dr. Abdulla’s goal is to maximize results and minimize downtime, meaning you can return to your lifestyle ASAP while looking your best!
How to Prepare for Your Laser Resurfacing Treatment
To prepare for your laser skin resurfacing treatment at DLK on Avenue, you should:
- Avoid tanning or prolonged sun exposure for a month before the treatment.
- Avoid chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and dermabrasion for a month before the
- Disclose a history of cold sores or herpes with the DLK on Avenue team before your treatment.
- Avoid medications that can cause photosensitivity for 3 days before your treatment.
- Apply a topical retinoid on your skin for a month before your procedure, if instructed to.
During Your Laser Resurfacing Treatment
DLK’s skin resurfacing laser offers an effective, non-invasive and comfortable treatment. The laser works by stimulating the skin to develop collagen without harming any tissue. During the treatment, collagen is targeted and regenerates for a tighter, more even skin tone.
By using a fractional laser, the laser energy is delivered to the skin through microscopic channels, minimizing skin trauma. The device allows for highly customizable treatments, which will be discussed with you during your consultation.
This laser uses state-of-the-art CoolScan technology, which allows DLK to target specific treatment areas. The handpiece is also equipped with continuous contact cooling, increasing treatment comfort and protecting the epidermis. CoolScan protects the skin tissue from overheating by carefully controlling which areas we target.
This innovative technology allows for different treatment shapes, sizes and densities for optimal treatment results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Aftercare & Recovery
After the procedure, your skin will be more sensitive to ultraviolet light, so you must avoid direct sun contact until the skin is healed. Sun protection to avoid sun damage and premature skin aging should be used after treatment.
Immediately following your laser skin resurfacing treatment, your skin may be red and sensitive. It is normal to experience redness, swelling, and itching that will go away within a few days. Don’t scratch or pick at any peeling skin after your treatment - the skin will come off naturally to reveal new, firmer skin.
Uses of Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Fractional laser resurfacing uses laser technology to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin tone, scars, sun damage, and sagging to leave you feeling rejuvenated and youthful.
There are many uses for fractional laser resurfacing, as it can effectively reduce the appearance of:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Wrinkles and fine lines
Benefits of Laser Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing boasts many benefits, including:
- Promoting the growth of new skin cells and collagen production.
- Decreased appearance of fine lines, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone and texture.
- The downtime associated with laser skin resurfacing is extremely flexible, as you need to avoid prolonged sun exposure or picking at your skin. You will see results within a month.
- Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive treatment, boasting very few risks.
- It is an extremely effective treatment, leaving you with beautifully smooth skin.
Risks and Side Effects of Laser Resurfacing
There are very few risks and side effects associated with laser skin resurfacing, but you may experience the following:
- Red, inflamed skin that feels like a sunburn - this will resolve itself in a few days.
- Dry, peeling skin after 5-7 days - this is necessary to reveal the new, smooth skin underneath so avoid picking at the treatment area!
- Swelling, itchiness, and soreness that will resolve itself in a few days.
- Sun sensitivity - which is your body’s way of telling you that it is best to not stay in the sun for too long. After a month, you can begin going outside more but never forget the SPF.
- An increased risk of developing acne or infection on the new skin.
Book Your Consultation at DLK on Avenue
Contact us today to find out if our laser skin resurfacing treatments at DLK on Avenue suit you. Our esteemed team, led by Dr. Kellett, will assess your needs and develop a Laser Resurfacing program specifically catered to you.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ
How does laser skin resurfacing work?
During your laser skin resurfacing treatment, a laser will be applied to remove targeted skin cells and activate the body’s natural healing response. You will be given a local anesthetic to help with any discomfort, and the treatment will last for 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the severity of your concerns and the size of the treatment area.
How does laser skin resurfacing work?
Clinical studies have shown smoother, firmer, tighter skin after treatment. Skin improvement as a result of the production of new collagen and increased tightening and contouring effects continue over time. Treatments can be used in combination with IPL treatment for optimal results.
How long do results from laser resurfacing last?
Your laser skin resurfacing results will last between three and five years. On average, you get to enjoy your smooth, rejuvenated skin for up to five years after undergoing laser resurfacing - many patients maintain treatments by attending repeat touch-up sessions and incorporating the DLK on Avenue team’s skincare advice into their daily regimen.
To find out how long your unique laser skin resurfacing results will last, book a consultation with the DLK on Avenue team, and you will get a better idea after your questions are answered.
How long does skin need to heal after laser resurfacing?
Your new skin will reveal itself in one to two weeks, but full recovery takes at least a month. To promote optimal recovery, you should avoid using products that may irritate your skin, like cosmetics and harsh exfoliants. Avoid situations that can also increase your risk of infection, such as picking at your skin or swimming in public pools.
Is laser skin resurfacing painful?
You may experience some mild discomfort during your laser skin resurfacing treatment, but a general anesthetic is available to help provide more comfort during your procedure.
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