Nowadays, the world urges us to look and feel beautiful. Confidence is a quality that opens a lot of doors, but it’s not always easily reachable. Why is that? Because we all age and have insecurities we think we can’t do much about.
Think about it – what can you do about sun damage or acne scars? Well, many would think not much because the serums and creams aren’t helping. But there is something you can do – visit your favourite Ottawa laser clinic and get a laser treatment!
Lasers are non-invasive, the majority of them have short to almost no downtime, and they can make you feel better about yourself in an instant. Don’t know where to start looking or which laser is right for you? Read on because we’re here to tell you all about our laser treatments.
The first laser we want to talk about is PEARL. This laser is used in a skin rejuvenating technique that deeply penetrates the skin, targeting only the dead skin cells. The perfect candidate for this laser treatment is someone with:
- Deep wrinkles
- Severe sun damage
- Acne scars
- Aging skin
But also someone with a lighter skin tone. Unfortunately, people with darker skin tones shouldn’t undergo this treatment because of the high risks of hyperpigmentation.
So, what does the procedure itself look like? First, your Ottawa skin clinic doctor will apply a topical numbing cream. Once numb, the Pearl laser magic can start. Patients usually describe the feeling as a series of hot flashes, and the procedure itself lasts around 50 minutes. That’s all you should look forward to!
This treatment requires about 5 – 7 days of downtime, and, as with anything, there are possible side effects. They include:
And more, but the end result is smoother texture and rejuvenated skin! Read more about it here.
If you’re more worried about facial veins than wrinkles – the YAG laser is the one for you. But looking for “YAG laser Ottawa” often doesn’t give you all the answers, does it? So, let us fill you in.
YAG laser is a long-wavelength laser capable of penetrating deep beneath the skin. We use it to treat facial veins that are actually dilated blood vessels. These veins can appear at any age, but we usually start noticing them later in life. And while they’re more visible on fair-skinned people, this treatment can be done on people of all skin tones.
What about the procedure? The vessels are heated up by laser light, causing the blood to coagulate and the vein to seal off. Then, veins get destroyed and reabsorbed by the body. Pretty fascinating, right? This procedure can last anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour.
While you can just go back to your everyday life after this treatment, you should use sunscreen and be aware of side effects that include local redness and slight swelling. But they’re few and far in between. Still need more info? Find it here.
Next up is a laser that can help you get rid of the saggy skin on your face and neck – the TITAN. Saggy skin is a normal part of aging. Our bodies stop producing as much collagen, and many people don’t wear as much sunscreen as they should. But that doesn’t mean you should just live with saggy skin for the rest of your life. Oh no, this laser helps you get rid of it.
But how does that work? During the procedure in your Ottawa skin clinic of choice, TITAN laser heats up deeper layers of the skin creating immediate collagen contraction. This results in the top layers of skin having a more youthful appearance. The results of this treatment are sometimes immediate, but you should usually give them 3 – 6 months to fully come through.
Also, some patients take a pain reliever before the procedure itself, so the comfort or lack thereof will depend on your tolerance.
What about the side effects? You can expect to see minor swelling and redness, and there is virtually no downtime.
Let’s talk about the “lunchtime treatment” that Genesis laser offers. The first thing you should know before looking for “Genesis laser Ottawa” is that the perfect candidate for it is someone that wants to get rid of fine lines, fade scarring, or even treat their rosacea. And the best thing about it is that people of almost all ages and skin tones can use it! Well, with the exception of pregnant women.
Patients describe the procedure as being almost therapeutic because there’s no pain or discomfort involved. During it, the laser gently heats up the upper dermis and stimulates collagen growth.
Even though side effects are virtually non-existent, you may be able to notice slight redness. And do you know why we call it the “lunchtime procedure”? Because there’s absolutely no downtime.
Laser Hair Removal
The last thing we’ll talk about is a procedure we know you’ve heard of before – laser hair removal. Going to the laser skin clinic for hair removal has become so mainstream, and that’s not bad at all because there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be hair free.
Before going to look for “laser hair removal Ottawa” know that this treatment can be done on all areas of the body! The procedure is very simple too. The laser emits light that the pigment in hair follicles absorbs. This lowers the chances of hair regrowth!
Some patients describe the sensations during the procedure to feel like zaps, stings, or even burns, but it’s nothing you can’t push through. Even though this procedure is highly recommended if you want to get rid of body hair in the long run, it’s not a permanent solution.
And side effects? They can include redness, tenderness, scarring, burns from the laser, etc. But that’s nothing you should be too worried about because you’re safe in our hands!
Laser Treatments for Your Needs
Maybe you looked for “IPL Ottawa,” landed here, and are wondering why we didn’t mention it. That’s because IPL isn’t actually a laser. But to learn more about it, read this blog.
If you think you’re the perfect candidate for any of the laser treatments we’ve mentioned today, give us a call! We have a team of extremely professional medical estheticians and a wonderful Dr. S that will take good care of you. Contact us via the contact form on our website or call 613-737-5675 to schedule a consultation today!