In terms of facial aesthetics, a common priority for many individuals is correcting the visible signs of aging. Over time, our skin begins to wrinkle, sag, thin, and show sun damage. There are natural, genetic, lifestyle, and environmental causes of skin damage, such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, sun damage, stress, and exposure to environmental pollutants. Laser skin rejuvenation is a popular treatment option to address skin damage and reverse signs of aging. Aesthetic Associates Centre utilizes state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation lasers to revive your skin with shorter downtime and better results.
What Is Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Laser rejuvenation enhances skin texture and tone by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and brown spots. These procedures address minor facial flaws like fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth, as well as aged or sun-damaged skin. The laser generates heat in the water-containing tissue of the dermis—the middle layer of the skin. This promotes college production without injuring the skin’s surface.
At Aesthetic Associates Centre, we use the PicoSure Focus Lens Array, which safely addresses freckles, scars, brown spots, stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles. The treatment is quick and gentle but remarkably effective. The lens array targets 10% of the skin at a high-energy level per pulse, while the surrounding 90% of tissue is treated at a lower energy level. This allows for safe and effective treatment of the dermis.
This method also helps in softening scars and stretch marks without causing trauma to the skin’s barrier. These features improve outcomes, reduce downtime, and increase skin safety.
Resurfacing and Rejuvenation: What’s the Difference?
Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing are often used interchangeably, but they have nuanced differences. Skin rejuvenation is a broad term encompassing products and treatments to enhance skin appearance. Conversely, skin resurfacing specifically involves ablative treatments that remove damaged skin layers to promote regeneration.
In short, all skin resurfacing treatments fall under the umbrella of rejuvenation. At Aesthetic Associates Centre, we offer both ablative and non-ablative laser procedures to improve skin health. Ablative laser skin resurfacing removes damaged outer skin layers, stimulating the body to generate new, unaffected skin cells. This procedure is effective for multiple skin issues, though certain lasers may not be suitable for darker skin complexions. On the other hand, non-ablative laser treatment heats cells in the deeper dermal layers, prompting the production of new collagen and elastin. This treatment is safe and effective for all skin types. The PicoSure Focus Lens Array is a non-ablative technique that comes with no downtime!
Why Choose Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin rejuvenation with the PicoSure Focus Lens Array is a non-invasive solution with no downtime that is suitable for all skin types. Our non-ablative laser can address several skin concerns and be applied safely to the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs.
We encourage you to consider this treatment if you want to:
- Minimize facial wrinkles, creases, and lines
- Reduce signs of sun-damage
- Address pigmentation problems and age spots
- Treat scars resulting from acne, birthmarks, moles
- Remove tattoos
- Firm up skin affected by aging-related loss of elasticity
How to Prepare for Your Laser Rejuvenation
When you book a consultation, our licensed and certified team will evaluate your skin, discuss your needs, and design a treatment plan tailored to your goals.
- Skin assessment: Our team will meticulously assess your skin, focusing on the specific treatment area. This evaluation assists in determining which type of treatment you may need, factoring in skin tone and thickness, which can impact the potential outcomes.
- Review of medical history: At your appointment, we will discuss your medical history, including your medications, past surgeries, and any previous cosmetic procedures you’ve had. We’ll also ask about your reaction to sun exposure, such as your susceptibility to sunburns or your tolerance to sunlight.
- Discussion and treatment planning: The consultation is your opportunity to share your goals, expectations, and preferences and ask questions you have about proposed treatments. Using a patient-centered approach, we will design a treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
Your Rejuvenation Treatment Visit
A visit for laser skin rejuvenation is brief—generally taking only 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. This convenience simplifies the process of incorporating your treatment into your daily schedule.
Patients often worry about pain or discomfort associated with cosmetic procedures, but laser skin rejuvenation is pain-free. You can expect to feel a warm, tingling sensation as the laser passes over your skin.
After Your Treatment
Laser skin rejuvenation with PicoSure laser therapy is non-invasive, necessitating no downtime. However, you may experience mild skin tenderness and redness for one to two days following the treatment. Avoid irritating the skin, and be sure to use sunscreen to protect against UV exposure.
While the laser can begin to improve skin shorter after your first appointment, we recommend four treatments at one- to two-week intervals to achieve the best results.
Your Skin, Your Story
Your skin reflects your journey through life’s highs and lows. And while every story has its ups and downs, it’s never too late to add a touch of perfection!
Contact Aesthetic Associates Centre today to give your skin the fresh start it deserves. Let us help you become your best self.