Make a significant change to your skin with non-surgical laser treatments and see how quickly your confidence improves. Laser skin treatments are designed to help you address issues such as uneven skin tone, sun or age spots, and clear skin. They can also improve the texture of the skin.
There are several approaches to laser treatment, including photorejuvenation and photodynamic therapy. At Vitality Medi Spa in Halifax, we use a range of lasers including Nd:YAG, intense pulsed light (IPL), Q-switched and KTP to help our patients achieve their desired results. Our customized treatment plans are designed by Dr. van Aardt, our in-house physician and President of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine, who is also able to prescribe topical treatments for specific conditions—something you can only get in a medical facility such as ours.
Photorejuvenation is growing increasingly popular as a way to effectively and safely revive the skin to improve texture and complexion, and produce a smoother and younger-looking appearance. By selectively targeting the areas that have changed with age or due to skin conditions, photorejuvenation treats fine lines, sun damage or age spots, enlarged pores, redness and flushing. This treatment provides effective relief from rosacea, broken capillaries, and spider veins (telangiectasias) on the face. It can also diminish birthmarks and port wine stains. This treatment typically uses IPL and combination of lasers including Pixel, Q-switched, KTP, and ND-Yag to improve skin appearance.
A secondary benefit of these treatments is that they stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen helps the skin stay firm and typically diminishes as we age, causing the skin to droop. As more collagen is produced, the skin appears firmer. To maintain the results, follow-up treatments are typically scheduled every three months.
*results may vary from person to person
Photodynamic therapy is an innovative treatment that rejuvenates skin by targeting changes. This treatment addresses uneven complexion, texture and skin tone, mottled pigmentation, and can help minimize large pores and acne scarring. Photodynamic therapy is shown to effectively treat acne, with outcomes similar to those of Accutane without the side effects of the drug.
Photodynamic therapy often happens in conjunction with microdermabrasion. During the procedure, a light microdermabrasion treatment will prepare the skin, removing any dirt, whiteheads and blackheads, and exfoliating the skin. Next, Levulan (aminolevulinic acid) is applied to the treatment area and activated by the laser. When activated, Levulan reduces acne, cystic acne and rosacea. It has even been shown to destroy precancerous lesions (actinic keratoses) and certain pre-cancerous cells in the skin. The skin will appear to be red, resembling a sunburn, for a few days. For patients treating acne, several rounds are typically required. Combined with in-home treatments, it is possible sustain the results for extended periods.
At Vitality, all of our laser skin treatments start with a complimentary consultation in our Halifax medi spa. Dr. van Aardt will discuss your objectives and options, and create a tailored plan just for you. Don’t wait any longer to achieve the results you’ve been wishing for. Book your consultation today!