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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Treatment Time

30-60 Minutes

Downtime

3-7Days

Sessions Required

1-3

Discomfort Level

Varies Mild to Moderate

FAQ

Benefits

Skin Resurfacing help improve the following conditions:

  • Acne Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sun Damage
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Trauma Scars

Fractional laser photothermolysis is the latest in the broad range of Er:YAG laser techniques. This technique promises a novel means of providing treatments that would be as effective as traditional Er:YAG approaches while further reducing their downtime and risk. This treatment is suitable for all skin types and tones, with minimal patient downtime

How it works

At Vancouver Medi Spa the Er:YAG laser with longer and variable pulses allow our patients with deeper wrinkles and scars to be successfully treated. Full customizability allows you to precisely attain the clinical outcomes you desire.

Why Does Vancouver Medi Spa Use this Er:YAG laser system? Because it is equipped with a high performance, this laser system maximizes ablation efficiency with proprietary (Variable Square Pulse) technology, which can be accurately tuned to varying “cold” ablation and non-ablative thermal ratios.

The fractional technique is based on a concept of producing an array of microscopic wounds on the skin surface that are rapidly re-epithelialized by the surrounding, undamaged tissue, thus sparing the epidermis.

What to expect

Using fractional light to rejuvenate the skin can produce an effect that is perfectly graded to our expectations, and offers a degree of control and efficacy that allows for highly precise sculpting of the skin.

Treatments can extend from light touch-ups to deep collagen remodeling, ideal for our patients who want drastic rejuvenation effects, but are not inclined towards aggressive surgical or chemical alternatives.

Results

Stretch mark reduction of more than 50% in a single session is achieved without any significant side effects. Mild post-inflammatory erythema disappears within 24 hours .

An approximate relation of the nine treatment regimes with regards to the efficacy and downtime. Clinically obtained downtimes for cold, warm and hot light peels are respectively 12-48 hours, 12-72 hours, and 4-5 days. The downtime for a cold medium peel (papillary dermis) is 7-10 days.

Recommended Sessions

The downtime for this treatment is 3 days of redness like a sunburn and 2+ days of peeling.

Post Treatment

INSTRUCTIONS

Do not use contact lenses until eye swelling is TOTALLY resolved.

Immediately after treatment:

Ice packs/cold cloths may be used on skin for comfort.  After 1-2 hours the “hot” feeling will decrease and a “sunburned” feeling will remain.  Continue cool compresses until comfortable.  Apply occlusive ointment (Aquaphor/Vaseline), never let the skin feel tight, keep well moisturized. Vinegar soaks can also be done daily thru the healing process. 1 cup water, mix in 2 tsp. Vinegar, apply with clean facecloth.  Always make sure hands have been washed before touching your skin. If an antiviral was prescribed for you, continue to take as directed.

 

Next Day (Day 1)

Cleanse with gentle cleanser and keep skin covered with Aqauphor/Vaseline. You might want to put a garbage bag under your pillow case, so you pillow does not get the ointment on it.

 

Day 2 post treatment

Cleanse with gentle cleanser, keep skin covered with Aquaphor/Vaseline.

 

Day 3

Continue to cleanse, do not pick at your skin or try to exfoliate, let it happen naturally.

You can start using a bland moisturizer during the day and apply your make-up. Recommend still using Aquaphor/Vaseline at night. Hydrocortisone cream might be recommended by your physician to be used to help with pinkness.  Discontinue hydrocortisone after 1 week.

 

Day 4

Continue to cleanse and moisturize with bland moisturizer. You can start using moisturizer at night as well.

 

Day 5, 6, 7

Continue cleansing and moisturizing. Your doctor/technician will advise you when you can return to your normal skin care regime and using active ingredients. Usually 14 days.

Video

Before & After