Laser Skin Resurfacing & MicroLaser Peel
Laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical treatment that can address various skin conditions. At CüR Laser and Skin, Dr. Kumar Shivdasani and his team of skilled providers recommend laser treatments for patients who want smoother, more radiant, younger-looking skin without plastic surgery. To find out if laser treatments are right for you, read on for more information or call 604-662-7368 to book an appointment at our West Broadway, Vancouver or Park Royal, West Vancouver locations. Our team can choose the right laser device for your skin type and fine-tune treatments based on your concerns and goals, ranging from a light peel to deeper tissue remodeling.
What Does Resurfacing Do for Your Skin?
Non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation uses an intense beam of light to target hyperpigmentation and stimulate collagen production for improved skin tone and texture. Ablative lasers also slough away the outer layer of damaged skin to address more advanced signs of aging or severe sun damage. Fractional lasers offer many of the benefits of both ablative and non-ablative treatments. Each laser device is designed to treat different skin concerns. Some issues we commonly address at CüR Laser and Skin include:
- Reducing atrophic acne scars or stretch marks.
- Smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, or roughly textured skin.
- Minimizing flushing and rosacea-related redness.
- Fading post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Tightening lax or crepey skin.
- Diminishing signs of sun damage like brown spots or freckles.
- Lessening acne breakouts and blemishes.
What Is the Best Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
The best laser skin resurfacing treatment for you will depend on your skin type and cosmetic concerns. One of the most cutting-edge and versatile lasers we use is HALO® by Sciton. This hybrid fractional laser can deliver ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, which boosts collagen, corrects uneven skin tone, shrinks enlarged pores, smooths fine lines, and lightens dark spots. The result is a radiant complexion that happy patients have dubbed the “HALO glow.” HALO laser treatments also come with the benefit of less recovery time than traditional CO2 ablative lasers. If skin pigmentation from sun damage, acne, or rosacea redness is at the top of your list of concerns, our providers may recommend treatments with BBL® HERO™ by Sciton. This advanced device is comparable to intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments but provides faster, more dramatic results. If skin laxity is an issue, Sciton’s SkinTyte® BBL treatment can increase collagen and elastin for firmer, youthful-looking skin. We often combine BBL, HALO, and SkinTyte treatments for incredible improvements in a single appointment. In addition, our Fontana4D® laser system provides four different treatment options using Er:YAG or Nd:YAG wavelengths that work on superficial, medium, or deep layers of the skin. For example, Fontana’s SupErficial™ setting can improve surface-level issues. It offers improvement in skin texture, fine lines, and pore size. The SmoothLiftin™ setting is used inside the mouth to tighten the jawline and reduce nasolabial folds. FRAC3® is best suited for deeper imperfections, while PIANO® offers an overall tightening effect.
Who Needs Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing can benefit patients with a range of skin issues. If you have photodamage from too much sun exposure, frequent breakouts, acne-related hyperpigmentation or scarring, stretch marks, signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, or visible blood vessels from rosacea, laser treatments could be a good fit for you. Our providers will examine your skin at a consultation to determine if resurfacing treatments can address your concerns.
Is Laser Resurfacing Worth It?
Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent way to revitalize your complexion without plastic surgery and often without downtime, making it absolutely worth it for many patients. At CüR Laser and Skin, our providers will discuss each treatment’s benefits and limitations so you have a realistic idea of the results you can expect and how many sessions you’ll likely need to achieve them. If we believe other treatments would better address your aesthetic concerns, we’ll recommend those options.
Can I Combine Laser Skin Resurfacing With Other Treatments?
Many CüR Laser and Skin patients combine laser skin rejuvenation with other treatments to achieve their desired results. Your plan could include these services in addition to laser treatments:
- EMFACE®: This cutting-edge device combines electromagnetic and radiofrequency energy to increase muscle density for a more lifted face while boosting collagen and elastin for tighter skin.
- Sylfirm X: This powerful treatment combines microneedling and radiofrequency to address pigmentation issues and lax skin on the face, neck, décolletage, and more.
- Injectables: Many patients who seek out laser treatments for signs of aging also benefit from dermal fillers to replace lost volume or neuromodulators to ease dynamic wrinkles.
Our providers will pull from the most advanced techniques and tools available to recommend the best treatments to meet your aesthetic goals. This might involve staggering the options above with laser appointments for best results.
Which Is Better: Chemical Peel or Laser Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are similar to chemical peels in that they both treat sun damage, pigmentation issues, rough texture, and signs of aging. However, laser treatments tend to be more effective for deep collagen remodeling, often making them a better fit for wrinkles and sagging skin. Lasers are also more precise than chemical peels, allowing us to target specific brown spots, acne scars, or broken capillaries.
Book Your Vancouver Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent cosmetic option if you want a rejuvenated complexion without surgery. At CüR Laser and Skin in Vancouver, BC, Dr. Kumar and his team specialize in non-surgical cosmetic treatments, delivering world-class laser and light therapy to patients with a wide range of skin concerns. Contact us at 604-662-7368 to schedule a consultation at our Park Royal or West Broadway locations. Our providers can determine if laser resurfacing is suitable for you and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your aesthetic goals.