Benefits/How It Works
At our practice in Victoria, British Columbia, skin rejuvenation can be accomplished with the Fraxel re:pair®, Fraxel re:store™ DUAL and Ultrapulse Encore CO2 lasers. These lasers are suitable for a range of mild to more assertive treatments. They can remove surface imperfections and dramatically reduce lines and wrinkles. They provide a more comprehensive improvement for wrinkles and sun damaged skin, rather than treating one wrinkle or sun spot at a time.
Several benefits of laser resurfacing are:
- Reduced lines and wrinkles
- Increased collagen production
- Tighter skin
- Improved sun damage
- Healthier skin
During laser skin rejuvenation treatments, laser energy is used to remove the upper layers of sun damaged skin while stimulating new collagen for healthier skin. The Fraxel laser leaves areas of the skin intact while multiple microscopic pixels of infrared laser light penetrate deeply, leading to improvement of irregular texture and removal of unwanted brown pigmentation. Wrinkles soften and become less noticeable and the appearance of brown spots will lessen. Treatments will vary in how they feel, and the downtime differs depending on the level of treatment. The Fraxel re:store DUAL laser system is able to treat not only the face but also the neck, chest, arms, hands and other body areas.
If you are considering laser skin rejuvenation, send us an email or call us at (250) 598-3300 or (877) 598-3380. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mark Lupin understands the significance of patient safety and comfort. His practice is dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic medical care for patients on Vancouver Island.
Those who want dramatic improvement to lines, wrinkles and brown spots as well as those who would like lighter treatments depending on the technology used.
Lighter treatments require topical anesthetic creams. More assertive treatments are offered with intravenous sedation.
Variable according to which level of treatment is desired. Redness and some swelling is common.
Treatments are generally an hour or less.
Usually one treatment is recommended for CO2 or Erbium resurfacing whereas a gentler Sciton micropeel or CO2 lite may need to be repeated months or years later. Fraxel treatments are minimum of 4 and are spaced 2-4 weeks apart.
Sciton Contour Erbium Laser
Ultrapulse Encore CO2 Laser
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