As we age, so does our skin – as a result of time and experiences. However, if you are looking to restore your skin and turn back the hands of time, laser resurfacing may be the solution you are looking for. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive procedure, which can be used to reverse the signs of aging skin – reducing scars, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks.As we age, so does our skin – as a result of time and experiences. However, if you are looking to restore your skin and turn back the hands of time, laser resurfacing may be the solution you are looking for. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive procedure, which can be used to reverse the signs of aging skin – reducing scars, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks.
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At Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we use the Palomar Starlux 500 laser with the Lux1540 fractional hand-piece, which provides non-wounding laser resurfacing. Microbeams create deep narrow columns of tissue coagulation, while sparing the surrounding tissue from damage; leading to a natural healing process that speeds up the production of new, healthy tissue, leaving the skin resurfaced.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is safe for all skin types, and anyone interested in improving their skin tone or texture is a candidate. This non-invasive procedure does not require topical anesthesia, dye application, or an elaborate cooling process. Although you may experience redness in the area of your treatment, no downtime is required. Any redness typically resolves one to two days following the procedure.
Acne & Acne Scar
Acne scars are much more common than most people believe. Laser acne scar removal is one of the most frequently performed procedures at Q Esthetics Laser Clinics in Toronto. Many people suffer from hormone-related acne during puberty and teen years, which thankfully, clears up as they enter adulthood. Even if the acne they experienced was mild, small textural irregularities in the complexion and a variety of scars can remain. If acne lesions are not treated promptly and properly, they can leave acne scarring on your complexion, regardless if you squeeze or pick them.
The development of bacteria in acne usually triggers our natural defense mechanism. Antibodies in our white blood cells will travel to the site of infection, enter the clogged follicles, and eliminate the bacteria. However, in the process of killing off the acne bacteria, the antibodies may also cause inflammation and destruction of the surrounding dermis. This process causes the raised, red and white-centered appearance of a pimple. When the supporting dermis is damaged, a visible depression or crater appears. This is how most acne scars develop. Individuals with a scarring history, or with weakened immune systems, tend to get more pronounced acne scars. Certainly, picking at the area, squeezing pimples and other added trauma can make the eventual scar worse. Skin texture changes related to acne scars will often last a lifetime unless treated professionally.
While scarring is always upsetting, scarring of the face is particularly troubling and can have a significant impact on one’s self-esteem. Thankfully, laser resurfacing can greatly reduce the appearance of acne scars. It targets the epidermis (uppermost layer) and dermis (mid-layer) layer of your skin, gradually and precisely removing layers of skin in order to encourage new tissue to develop. In doing so, it stimulates the production of collagen, improving skin texture and overall appearance.
Wrinkles are one of the main signs of aging. Without the supportive connective tissue it once had, skin loses strength and flexibility, causing it to sag and eventually wrinkle. Due to repeated movement of the underlying muscles and the effects of gravity, wrinkles will form in the upper layers of the skin. As you get older, the skin will inevitably become less elastic and more fragile. Decreased production of natural oils dries the skin, making it less able to retain moisture. This can cause the skin to develop fine lines, creases, and wrinkles.
Fractional lasers can rejuvenate your appearance by targeting the epidermis (uppermost layer) and dermis (mid-layer) layer of your skin in order to encourage the development of new tissue. This procedure plumps the skin, consequently smoothing wrinkles.
The wrinkles and fine lines that develop around the eyes or lips are commonly recognized as telltale signs of aging. The natural aging process causes the skin’s connective fibers to break down. When we are young, our skin has naturally abundant collagen, moisture, and fat to plump out features and keep skin smooth and strong. The skin gradually becomes thinner and rougher as we age. Without the supportive connective tissue it once had, the skin loses strength and flexibility. It then begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely. Due to repeated movement of the underlying muscles and the effects of gravity, wrinkles will form in the upper layers of the skin. As you get older, the skin will inevitably become less elastic and more fragile. Decreased production of natural oils dries the skin, making it more difficult for skin to retain moisture; which can cause the development of fine lines, creases, and wrinkles.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is an effective treatment for aging skin; including deep wrinkles in the forehead, lip, and eye areas. It is a gentle treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also encouraging collagen production, boosting your confidence and your skin’s youthful appearance.
If you’ve gained or lost weight due to pregnancy or other factors, stretch marks may appear as a result, most commonly on breasts, stomach, thighs, buttocks and arms. Stretch marks are streaks or strips of skin that are a different shade than the surrounding skin. These stubborn lines can be very difficult to get rid of, and due to genetics, they may be impossible to prevent. However, at Q Esthetics Laser Clinics, our fractional laser resurfacing procedure can drastically reduce stretch marks by targeting damaged skin cells with microscopic laser beams. As a result of the natural healing process, these cells are replaced with new smooth, even and tightened skin. The gentle nature of this treatment makes it an excellent option for stretch marks; however, it is much more effective when used on newer stretch marks – so don’t delay in making your appointment at Q Esthetics Laser Clinics in Toronto.
Scars are marks left on the skin as a natural part of the healing process, after the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis, is damaged. These areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) are made up of collagen; the same protein this tissue is replacing; however, its composition is different, as it reforms in the same direction rather than the basketweave direction of normal tissue – resulting in visibly different skin. Whether it is the result of surgery, an injury, burn or even the chicken pox, most of us have experienced scarring. Depending on its severity and visibility, scars can greatly impact one’s self-esteem and may even be a painful reminder of an unfortunate event.
Luckily, fractional laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat scars. In fact, laser scar removal is one of the most common dermatologic procedures performed at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic. The fractional laser’s ability to deeply penetrate the surface of the skin means that it can effectively treat scarring and hyperpigmentation.
While no scar can be removed completely, at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, the Palomar Starlux 500 fractional handpiece Lux1540 used in combination with other techniques can effectively reduce the appearance of your scars.
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Here at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we work with thousands of acne patients each and every year, so we understand how you feel about unsightly acne and the frightening possibility of acne scarring. You may already have scarring to deal with, and you’ve likely tried many products to treat yourself at home, experiencing disappointment and frustration. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your complexion to ensure the right treatment options are offered to you for your specific needs*. Acne treatment is not one size fits all, and your private one-on-one consultation will be the first step to regaining clear and acne-free skin again. Rest assured we offer many different treatment modalities, and if you’ve given up trying to treat your acne or scars because of poor results from previous treatments, we will find effective alternatives so that you can begin to see clear and smooth skin again.
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