The traditional treatments, such as dermabrasion and chemical peels, which are not performed in Vancouver Medi spa because of the unique characteristics of our system means that we can precisely control the depth and the extent in this treatment to which the treatment will work. As the traditional treatments we were not able to control the depth and the extent.
In the late 1980s, laser technology applied to skin resurfacing was discovered to yield more predictable depths of injury when compared with chemical peels or dermabrasion. The first laser used for skin resurfacing was a pulsed carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. Later, the erbium:yttriumaluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser was introduced, which has now become a standard tool for skin resurfacing and laser peels.
This means that we can cater the treatment exactly to suite your expectations and the recovery time of our patients. Depending on the extent of the laser peel, most of our patients that have undergone the treatment will compare it to having an elastic band snapped across the skin during the treatment and the sensation of having sunburn afterwards.
Unfortunately we can’t stop the march of time and stay young forever. As we age, our skin cells begin to loose moisture and less collagen is produced in the dermis, which is responsible for the skin’s firmness.
Elastin fibers begin to wear out, while our skin also thins as it looses fat in the subcutaneous layer. These changes combined, cause our skin to sag and wrinkle.