Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing
The gold standard for improving skin texture and reducing scars is carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers. These lasers emit energy that removes the superficial layer of the skin and stimulates the formation of new skin cells. The newest version of CO2 laser resurfacing (fractional CO2) uses very short pulsed light energy or continuous light beams to remove thin layers of skin. These beams penetrate the skin’s surface, where water in the skin cells absorbs them. When this happens, the epidermis, or superficial layer of your skin, is vaporized. The dermis, or middle layer, heats up, stimulating the growth of new collagen fibers. As the area heals, new firmer, smoother skin replaces the old layers.
This laser is used to treat wrinkles, scars, enlarged oil glands on the nose, and other conditions. Depending on the depth and surface area treated, recovery can take 1 to 2 weeks.
Morpheus8 Skin Resurfacing
We are very proud to be the exclusive provider in the North Okanagan for Morpheus8! Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment, utilizing a matrix of tiny micro-pins that generate RF heat deep in the skin. The treatment resurfaces the epidermis through a series of mini micro-channels that will warm these layers, thus enhancing the tissue’s natural collagen production. Morpheus8 provides youthful results with little downtime. Morpheus8 can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth acne scaring, decrease the appearance of stretchmarks, and improve the skin’s texture.
Micro-Needling is ideal for non-surgical and non-ablative treatment of various skin conditions such as aging (wrinkles, loose skin), scarring (acne, surgical), photodamage, and hyperpigmentation. Clinical studies have shown microneedle therapy to be very effective in stimulating collagen and elastin production to thicken the skin thereby reducing wrinkles and smoothing scars. This treatment will dramatically increase the effectiveness of skin care products, through improved penetration of nutrients and vitamins into the active layers of the skin. We offer cosmetic rollers which are for personal, home use to enhance the effectiveness of your skin care products and a medical treatment performed in the clinic to obtain visible and measurable results.
Chemical peels will achieve results using glycolic acid, lactic acid (AHA’s) or other mild acids of varying strengths to peel off the stratum corneum, where as a microdermabrasion will do this physically. It is also a very effective way to improve texture, tone, acne breakouts or age spots. Peels are known to leave you with a healthy glow and the softest skin.