We use cutting-edge lasers to treat various skin conditions. Some of our most advanced systems include the UltraPulse®, an aesthetic ablative CO2 laser and the Fotona’s SP Dynamis laser system, a highly versatile, multi-purpose laser that can perform a wide range of applications. We also have the VBeam Perfecta, our pulsed dye laser and the M22 IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). We can explain the details of our lasers during our consultation.
Lasers are a multi-faceted tool that allows us to treat wrinkles, scars, sunspots, redness, excess hair, sagging skin, and unwanted lesions. It can be overwhelming to decide where to start. Not to worry – our knowledgeable staff will help you decide the best option!
This is dependent on invasive vs non-invasive treatments and will be discussed with you prior to any treatment.
Ablative Laser Treatments improve skin tone and texture as well as reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Non Ablative Laser Treatments treat discolouration of the skin including sunspots, freckling, and redness. Both types of laser can be used in combination to achieve maximum anti-aging results at our laser clinic.
Indeed, they are. Our lasers are of the highest industry standard, designed for effectiveness while remaining safe for use for adults of all ages. We can explain the effects of our lasers on your aging skin during our consultation.
A treatment can take anywhere from 30-120 minutes depending on the treatment plan and the area.
It depends on the area treated and your personal goals. As such, it can vary significantly.
To maximize your skin’s health and radiance, we recommend a multistep approach, consisting of injectables, laser treatments, and a personalized skin care regime.
Plenty of skin conditions and personal requests! Lasers can be used for skin tag removal, lesions, anti-aging and pigmentation. Our doctors and team are more than happy to discuss your options.
It involves the combination of numerous treatments, such as dermal fillers, Botox, Belkyra and Dynamis Laser, to help those requiring facial and neck rejuvenation.
Laser blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that uses a combination of UltraPulse CO2 Laser and Dynamis Laser Skin Resurfacing. Dr. Remington uses the specialized CO2 surgical laser to follow the unique folds of each eyelid to remove a precise amount of tissue while simultaneously sealing small blood vessels and lymphatics. At the same time, the Dynamis laser is sometimes used to resurface and tighten under eye wrinkling.
As with any treatment or procedure, there are always risks of post-operative infection and permanent scarring, although exceedingly rare. These possible risks are actually lower when a laser is used versus a traditional scalpel.
Not as much as you think. Beyond its obvious changes in your facial age, the recovery is not difficult. This is, even more the case when the incisions are made with a laser. Less bleeding, less tissue trauma, less swelling – these are all proven benefits of laser blepharoplasty. This procedure involves minimal downtime, often less than one week.
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of skin. During the peeling process, the dead and damaged skin cells are removed, revealing the fresh, new skin underneath. This type of deep exfoliation can stimulate cellular turnover, resulting in the production of healthy, glowing skin. We offer multiple types of chemical peels, and depending on your skin type and concerns, a specific chemical peel may be recommended.
Dermal fillers are used to provide volume, contour, and lift skin (they are commonly used as lip injections and facial treatments) while Botox relaxes muscles to minimize fine lines.
There are numerous types of dermal fillers on the market today, with the main difference being the molecular size of the product. We frequently use larger molecule products for deep injections to replace lost volume and create a stronger foundation for the skin, while using smaller molecule products for tear troughs, acne scars or fine wrinkles when we need a more precise result. Our doctors will create a personalized treatment plan, selecting the most appropriate fillers to address your specific needs.
A minimum of 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks will be required. With each decade of age, additional treatment may be recommended to provide the optimal results. (Eg. 50 – 5 treatments, 60 – 6 treatments, etc.) Your level of damage and response to treatment will determine ongoing maintenance requirements. However, it is expected that one annual treatment or a series of 3 treatments every 1-2 years may be all that is required to maintain your results.
Indeed, you can. Our neck laser treatments only focus on one area, and post-treatment can be complimented with injectables. We can explain this in more detail when you visit our laser rejuvenation clinic in Calgary.
Skin Tags are the common term that describes soft, harmless lesions that appear to hang off the skin. They tend to develop in skin folds and areas of friction such as the underarms, neck, groin, eyelids, and under the breasts.
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the involuntary leakage of urine with activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting or exercise. Vaginal rejuvenation is the treatment that can assist with SUI. This non-invasive treatment heats the collagen fibres below the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen growth with little or no pain and virtually no risk.
Rhinophyma is a skin condition affecting the nose in which sebaceous (oil) glands become overactive, and the skin becomes thickened, bumpy, and enlarged.
There are many causes of pigmentation, including age, sun exposure, genetics, hormones, and even some medications, with melasma being the most common pigmentation condition. This occurs mainly due to hormones. Identifying the underlying causes and working to avoid them is essential for any treatment to be effective.
Overexposure to UV rays can cause sunspots to occur more frequently. From the age of 40 onwards, the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure resulting in these unsightly spots.
Xanthoma is a skin condition where certain fats build up and become visible under the skin’s surface. Xanthelasmas are flat, soft, yellow bumps that typically develop on the upper and lower eyelids. They are usually well-defined lesions with sharp edges and can vary from small bumps to very large plaques. These growths are non-cancerous (benign) and painless but may a sign of other underlying health concerns.
The most common type of mole is an intradermal nevus (IDN) which is an elevated dome-shaped mole that appears on the surface of the skin. Other common lesions are fibromas (benign fibrous tissue); angiofibromas (benign fibrous tissue with blood supply making it red); sebaceous gland hyperplasia (SGH) (enlarged oil glands) and seborrheic keratosis (SK) (pigmented, warty-type growths that often appear to be “stuck-on” to the surface of the skin).
While keloid scars and hypertrophic scars are very similar, there is one big difference between the two. Keloid scars continue to grow after the healing process has been completed. Hypertrophic scars do not grow beyond the site of injury. Both scars are benign and non-contagious.
Yes, there are four main types: Infantile Hemangioma, which is a common type of birthmark found in infants; Port Wine Stain (PWS), is a permanent birthmark that presents as a large flat patch of purple or dark red skin with well-defined borders right at birth; Capillary Hemangioma, which is the most common type of hemangioma and is made up of small capillaries that are normal in size and diameter, but increased in number; and Pyogenic Granulomas (PG), which are small, red bumps often appear spontaneously on the hands, face, arms or other parts of the body.
We offer various treatments depending on the type of skin cancer. This can include, topical, laser or surgical options.