Laser peels are also known as skin resurfacing. They remove the top layers of the skin using focussed laser light energy. The main goals of laser skin resurfacing are to smooth and tighten the skin as well as improve the tone, colour and texture. At About Face and Body we use the Fotona SP Dynamis Erbuim:YAG laser to ablate the skin (vaporizing the skin) to achieve individual and customized goals for every client.
Every client has different skin and a “one size fits all” approach will not provide the best results for everyone. Having the ability to adjust the settings of the intensity and depth of the laser peel means that each of our clients receives the best treatment according to his or her skin type and condition.
Light and medium laser peels are done in the clinic by experienced and trained aestheticians/laser technicians. You can expect redness and irritation after a peel (something like an intense sunburn) and we recommend using a post-laser lotion to keep the skin hydrated and soothed while you heal from the peel. Healing time varies with each individual. However, a two to five day “downtime” after a thorough peeling of the skin is expected. This controlled damage to the skin promotes cellular rejuvenation, collagen formation and fibroblast production resulting in a smoother and firmer skin!
Laser peels also benefit those with scarring, hyperpigmentation and other skin conditions. Technicians may choose to use a fractional approach or apply a full ablative laser treatment to the skin. Fractional laser precisely targets part of the skin, leaving the untouched and healthy skin intact. These fractional treatments have much less downtime than the full ablative laser treatment which vaporizes the entire treatment area and require more time to heal. The choice of which peel to provide depends on your goals and the condition of the skin that you wish to treat. During the free consultation we would determine which type of treatment would best suit you and will discuss it with you so a decision could be made and you will a full understanding of what to expect.
Clients experience ongoing benefits for a full two months post-treatment and will experience lasting results over time with maintenance and proper homecare. The technicians at About Face and Body are always available to provide you with a free consultation and answer any questions that you may have about how we can help you achieve your goals.Fall and winter are an excellent time to have a peel or a series of treatments. Call 519-542-0079 to book an appointment.
Sincerely, Carolyn Vandersluis
owner and operator of About Face Laser and Wellness Clinic, Sarnia, Ontario
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