Celebrate the end of another Calgary winter with Skin Rejuvenation
The dryness of Calgary’s climate has been often been compared to that of the Sahara Desert. Each winter, you can see the moisture evaporating from your skin as the warmer months leave along with the little humidity to be found here. As the dry and cold season progresses, so does the toll on your skin; wrinkles deepen, texture becomes rougher and you look tired.
A simple and non-invasive way to battle the damage is through facial laser treatments to stimulate new collagen growth under the skin, leaving you with a younger and fuller looking face. Laser resurfacing is also effective for:
- Sun damage
- Excessive or diffuse redness
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin texture and tone
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Scars (including acne scars)
Differences between ablative and non-ablative laser treatments
Laser treatment is a skin resurfacing procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of your skin or treat minor facial flaws. Laser resurfacing can be done with two types of lasers:
- A wounding (ablative) laser, which removes thin layers of skin
- A non-wounding (non-ablative) laser, which stimulates collagen growth and tightens underlying skin
As with any treatment, there can be side affects. Non-ablative treatments are non-invasive and have no downtime and carry fewer risks than ablative laser treatments, which can require up to two weeks before you can return to a normal routine. With an ablative treatment there is also the possibility of permanent scarring.
Skin rejuvenation with non-ablative laser treatment
It’s effective, affordable and there’s no recovery time. It’s a great way to remove the ravages of winter, but can also be done year-round and works on all skin types.