Beacon Dermatology

Facial/Laser Rejuvenation

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 laser resurfacing should be performed by a trained Dermatologist as it requires the most skill and precision. It is the most “assertive” laser treatment available and is utilized to treat extensive sun damage, brown spots, deep and fine wrinkles, pores and rough texture. Only one treatment is required. Skin preparation with specialized products is required for 4-5 weeks prior to your treatment to avoid hyperpigmentation post treatment.

Excessive sun damage, wrinkles, brown spots, uneven complexion

Purpose: A one-time laser treatment with dramatic results. 
Areas: Eyes, mouth or full face
Duration: 2 hours with numbing plus follow up visits during the healing time
Downtime: 8 to 10 days 
Performed by: Cosmetic Dermatologist
Follow up: Cosmetic Dermatologist
Eyes: $1000
Mouth: $1000
Full Face: $3000
Scars: by assessment

Fraxel

Fraxel is a laser treatment for patients who want a definite change and real results but don’t want extended healing time of a CO2 laser treatment. Fraxel diminishes the signs of aging such as sun damage, brown spots, wrinkles, melasma, uneven skin tone and dull complexion. Treatments have shown to be effective for acne scarring as well. The Fraxel laser works by precisely damaging the skin with microscopic laser columns leaving some skin intact. The columns heal with new and healthy skin cells. We require our patients to prep their skin with specialized products 4-5 weeks prior to their treatment to avoid hyperpigmentation post treatment. Our Laser Technicians specialize in Fraxel treatments and have advanced certifications.

Sun damage, brown spots, fine wrinkles, uneven complexion, acne scars & scars 

Areas: Full face, neck, chest, hands, arms and back.
Duration: 2 hours with numbing
Downtime: 4 to 6 days
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician
Full face: $900
Cheeks: $650
Hands: $400
Chest: $750
(package pricing available)

Excel V Laser

Excel V Laser is a state of the art laser used for treating vascular skin conditions such as rosacea, spider veins, broken blood vessels, bruises, venous lake, hemangiomas and port wine stains. The Excel V uses a high power green laser to target abnormal blood vessels. A series of treatments may be required for the optimal outcome.

Vascular skin conditions, redness, rosacea

Areas: Full face
Duration: 20 – 30 minutes
Downtime: None
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician or Dermatologist
Pair with: Medical grade skincare for redness
Starting from: $450
(package pricing available)

IPL and BBL Forever Young

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and BBL (Broad Band Light) are terms used for a photofacial device in our practice. BBL is a brand of IPL device which is more powerful and targeted compared to standard IPL devices. BBL works by pulsing a targeted wavelength of light deep into the skin. The light gently heats the skin which stimulates your skin to make new collagen. In addition to collagen formation, the heat energy eliminates fine blood vessels that cause redness and rosacea. 

Brown spots, freckles, redness, rosacea, broken blood vessels on the face

Areas: Full face, neck, chest, hands, arms and back.
Duration: 1 to 2 hours depending on the area
Downtime: hours to 1 day
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician
Pair with: Medical Grade Skincare
Full face: $375
Face & neck: $575
Chest: $300
(package pricing available)

Pico Laser Facial

The PicoSure Laser is a very unique laser that can be used for a variety of treatments such as tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation. This laser has been shown to have similar results to more invasive laser procedures without the downtime. The procedure is used to treat brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and stimulates collagen and elastin production. This is a great treatment for busy professionals or patients who do not want to take time to heal. The Pico Facial is performed by a Certified Laser Technician. For optimal results a series of treatments are required. The treatment feels like tiny elastics snapping on the skin and does not require numbing.

Brown spots, freckles, fine lines, unwanted tattoos 

Areas: Most areas on the body
Duration: 20 minutes to 2 hours depending on the area
Downtime: 1-2 hours
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician
Pair with: Medical Grade Skincare
Full face: $650
Package of 3: $1500
Tattoo removal: by assessment

INFINI Radiofrequency Microneedling

Radio Frequency means heat and Microneedling means microscopic holes. Put the two together and you have a device that delivers precise heat energy while creating thousands of coagulation injuries in the skin. The patient receives topical numbing prior to the treatment which increases comfort. The skin’s natural healing process after this treatment replaces the micro injuries with new collagen and elastin. RF Microneedling is used for anti-aging, acne scars, texture and laxity. It can be performed on tanned skin and most skin types. The healing time is 2 hours to 1 day and the results are seen around 1 month.

Wrinkles, acne scars, loss of elasticity, laxity

Areas: Full face and neck
Duration: 2-3 hours including numbing
Downtime: 1-2 days (mild redness)
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician
Add on: PRP (platelet rich plasma) $400
Cost: $750

Ulthera

Ulthera builds your own collagen and elastin for a natural look. Ulthera is a safe, non-invasive lift that uses ultrasound to naturally tighten skin in its deeper layers. There are no needles or cutting.  Ulthera treats the deep foundational layer of the skin that was previously only addressed with surgery. It won’t replicate the results of a face lift but is a great alternative. Results are seen within 2-3 months post treatment as the new collagen builds a stronger foundation in the dermis. Ulthera uses the body’s own regenerative process to lift the skin in the lower face, brow and neck and is often combined with Microneedling for optimal results. We like to think of this treatment as preventative maintenance and should be performed 1-2 times per year. Not every person is a candidate for this treatment and our consultations are always complimentary.

Jowls, loss of elasticity, drooping brow, wrinkles 

Areas: Full face, neck and chest 
Duration: 4-5 hours
Downtime: 1-2 days (mild swelling)
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician
Pair with: INFINI Microneedling ($750) and Fillers
Cost: by assessment

PRP Facial aka Vampire Facial 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a treatment that has been used in medicine for decades to help injuries heal faster. The patient’s blood is drawn by one of our skilled nurses, as it is in a lab and centrifuged down to separate the blood into different parts. The platelet serum contains growth factors and cytokines that stimulate the skin to heal and rejuvenate. This yellow platelet serum is drawn out and is applied to the skin during laser treatments or microneedling. This treatment must be performed in a sterile medical clinic using only devices indicated for this treatment.

Many of our patients like this treatment because it is a natural anti-aging treatment. You use your own body’s platelets to repair itself.

Dull complexion, loss of elasticity, laxity, fine winkles

Areas: Full face, neck and chest 
Duration: 2-3 hours
Downtime: depends on treatment
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician and Nurse 
Pair with: SkinMedica Recovery Complex (Human Derived Growth Factors) $189
Cost: $400

Hollywood Laser Facial

This laser treatment is also called the Carbon Peel or Red Carpet Peel. Celebrities often have this treatment done before a big event to be camera ready. A carbon mask is applied to the skin 25 minutes prior to treatment. The laser is attracted to the dark pigment on the skin and “deep cleans” pores, stimulates collagen and leaves the skin with a youthful glow. Excellent to decrease large pore size, acne breakouts and anti-aging. Downtime is 1 hour to 1 day depending on skin type.

Oily and acne prone skin, large pores, dull complexion 

Areas: Full face, neck and chest
Duration: 2-3 hours
Downtime: 1 hour - 1 day
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician
Pair with: Medical Grade Skin Care 
Cost: $450

 

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is perfect for people who are tired of shaving, tweezing, and waxing to remove unwanted hair anywhere on the body. The procedure has become the preferred option for hair reduction and is the most requested energy-based aesthetic treatment worldwide for men and women.

Laser hair removal works by emitting a wavelength of laser energy, the hair follicle absorbs the energy and after several days the follicles die. The laser is attracted to dark pigment therefore light hair is difficult to treat. Patients are encouraged to shave prior to their treatment but no waxing or tweezing. Our laser technicians have many years of experience with all skin types and advanced laser training to provide the optimal result for all skin types.

excess or unwanted hair

Purpose: permanent and semi-permanent hair removal
Duration: 20 – 120 minutes per treatment depending on the area
Downtime: none
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician
Starting from $75

Tattoo Removal & Modification

Seemed like a good idea at the time right? As time passes, life changes. A new job? Strapless wedding dress? Or maybe you’ve fallen in love with a new tattoo and need a clear canvas?

At Beacon Dermatology, we use a combination of two lasers to remove all colours of pigment for the most advanced tattoo removal in Calgary. The PicoSure Laser and the Spectra Q-Switch Laser.

The PicoSure laser is the world’s first picosecond laser. This laser’s energy specifically targets tattoo ink and shatters the ink particles into microscopic pieces which allows your body to eliminate them naturally. PicoSure tattoo removal often requires fewer treatments than other tattoo removal lasers and can be used on blues, greens and stubborn black ink. Dr. Metelitsa is considered to be a national expert on the utilization of the PicoSure laser. The Spectra Q-Switch laser was traditionally used for tattoo removal and it effectively targets red ink.

Unwanted tattoos

Areas: Anywhere on the body
Duration: 30 minutes +  depending on size
Downtime: None
Performed by: Certified Laser Technician
Multiple treatments will be required
Starting from $175- by assessment