Laser Resurfacing

Laser Resurfacing refers to a procedure whereby a certain thickness of superficial layers of skin is removed by a laser, allowing the treated skin to renew it-self as it heals.

Laser resurfacing is available at Medical Spa Club, using both tunable Erbium and fractional technologies, for maximum safety and effectiveness. Laser resurfacing is used for treating scarring, including acne scarring, as well as for rejuvenation of aged or sun-damaged skin.


How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?

Most common lasers used for resurfacing fall under 2 categories: CO2 and Erbium lasers. CO2 lasers use a longer wavelength of light, and produce a significant cautery effect, leaving a layer of burnt coagulum on the surface of treated area.

Erbium lasers, on the other hand, evaporate tissue, with little coagulation effect. Coagulation effect of CO2 lasers results in less bleeding at the affected site, as well as having a greater effect on skin tightening; however, it is more prone to side effects such as tissue discoloration. Erbium treatments tend to result in more bleeding. Then, there are “tunable” erbium lasers, which can be tuned to cause an operator-defined degree of coagulation.


Main Benefits of Lasers

By removing the thin layers of your skin’s surface, laser treatment promotes:

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Call us at 604-284-5501 for any questions or book online for a consultation with our doctor to discuss your needs and options. No obligation to proceed with any treatment or service – just information so you can decide when you want to make an enhancement of your natural beauty. We are all happy to help you every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can be treated?

Most skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck and chest.

Schedule your appointment with our doctor today to discuss your needs.

How long will it take to recover?

Healing time varies among individuals. Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment depth. You may experience redness which may last several weeks. Some patients may have swelling in the areas treated but should subside in a few hours.

What aftercare should I take?

You must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed as your skin will become more fragile after treatment. Sunscreen must be applied timely and sufficiently to lower the chance of skin sensitivity to sunlight.

To cover redness, you should be able to cover it with makeup in about one week after the top layer of your skin starts regrowing.

Dr. Pinkhasik will instruct you how best to care for your healing skin to minimize the risk of post-treatment infection and damage and ensure the shortest healing time possible.

What Kind Of Laser Is Available At Medical Spa Club?

Laser resurfacing is available at Medical Spa Club, using both tunable Erbium and fractional technologies, for maximum safety and effectiveness. Laser resurfacing is used for treating scarring, including acne scarring, as well as for rejuvenation of aged or sun-damaged skin.

Is There Another Option That Produces Similar Effects & Results?

The latest trend is to use fractional radio frequency technology. The advantage of fractional treatment is a greatly reduced healing time, as well as a reduced risk of complications.

Another treatment to consider is BBL Phototherapy. Instead of using single wavelength in lasers, BBL utilizes filters to produce broad spectrum wavelengths to target different skin conditions such as pigmentation and unwanted blood vessels.

Make a booking today to consult our doctor different treatment options for your concerns.

Am I A Good Candidate?

We will have to assess your candidacy prior to the procedure. Please make an appointment and talk to our doctor to discuss further.