Laser Skin Treatments in Grande Prairie
Give yourself healthier, younger-looking skin with Laser Treatments. Lasers make it possible to perform high-precision, needle-free, and often painless procedures to remove unwanted hair, and vascular lesions. Below is a brief overview of the laser procedures we offer to give you healthier, more youthful-looking skin.
Today’s advanced laser technology enables us to safely, easily, and effectively treat many benign skin lesions painlessly, and on an out-patient basis. The main conditions for which lasers are used to treat include:
- Vascular Lesions
- Pigmented Lesions
A laser is an intensely focused beam of light
Consisting of a single wavelength, each laser is specific for the type of treatment it performs. The purpose of a laser is to treat a condition in a very specific area without injuring the surrounding tissue.
Vascular Lesions are skin blemishes caused by abnormal blood vessels located directly under the surface of your skin. They give the skin a red color. Types of vascular lesions include port-wine stains, hemangiomas, cherry angiomas, and spider veins (telangiectasias).
Pigmented lesions are caused by the proliferation of melanocytes (cells that produce melanin – the dark pigments) in the skin. Most of us have some form of pigmented lesion. They include brown age spots (lentigines), freckles (ephileds), and moles (nevi).
Laser treatments can revitalize your skin’s appearance by improving skin laxity and smoothing the skin’s surface. Wrinkles, as well as sagging skin, are treated without surgery.
The laser carefully heats the upper dermis layer of the skin which stimulates the natural collagen beneath the skin’s surface, thus firming up the look and feel of your skin, as well as filling in lines and depressions. As with all lasers, the treatments generate results with minimum discomfort and no downtime.
Lasers have been used successfully in hundreds of thousands of treatments. Laser treatments performed properly, by a trained physician and trained laser technicians, are safe and effective. The many benefits to laser surgery include no needles for most patients, more effective lesion removal, and a lower risk of scarring.
Some patients say during laser treatments they feel a sensation similar to a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin, followed by the feeling of sunburn. Many treatments do not require anesthetics, however, some patients feel more comfortable with a local numbing agent like ice or anesthetic cream.
The number of treatments depends on the size, location, depth, and color of your lesion. Darker or deeper birthmarks may require additional treatments. Port Wine stains, hemangiomas, and tattoos usually experience satisfactory results from laser treatments, however, they may require as many as six to eight treatment sessions. Treatments should be spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart to allow your body to remove the maximum amount of pigment cells. You will continue to see a lightening of your lesion after each treatment as your body disposes of the pigment cells.
With treatments, most patients will see improvement in their vascular and pigmented lesions. The improvement can be quite dramatic. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is always a possibility that only minor changes will occur and in rare cases, there is no response.
* Consults are required for any of the following treatments below and requests for any other areas.
Photo Rejuvenation Pricing
A cosmetic treatment designed to produce younger-looking and healthier skin. The treatment helps with rosacea, wrinkles, broken, capillaries dark spots, blotchy skin color, redness of the face and neck, enlarged pore size, and uneven pigmentation.
|Package of 3
|Neck & Chest
Blue Light Treatment Pricing
A safe and non-invasive method of treating acne. The Blue Light targets the sebaceous glands and the surrounding tissues killing the bacteria that causes acne. Many clients see significant improvement in their acne after 3-4 treatment sessions. (Can be combined with chemical peels for more effective and faster results).
|Blue Light Acne Treatment
|Package of 3
|Shoulders & Upper Back