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    Laser Skin Resurfacing in Calgary

    Calgary’s Laser Skin Resurfacing Specialists

    Calgary's Beacon Dermatology, renowned for its expertise in laser skin resurfacing, offers the CO2 laser resurfacing treatment. This procedure is known for its effectiveness in rejuvenating skin that has been extensively damaged by the sun affected by deep wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven texture. CO2 laser resurfacing delivers concentrated, short bursts of energy to remove damaged skin layers. It simultaneously stimulates collagen production, leading to smoother, more youthful skin. Ideal for various skin types, this medical-grade treatment addresses issues like acne scarring, brown spots, and rosacea with minimal downtime. Trust our skilled dermatologists to provide safe, effective laser skin resurfacing tailored to your needs.

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    Laser Skin Resurfacing Details

    Treats: Excessive sun damage, wrinkles, brown spots, uneven complexion

    Area: 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

    Cost: $1,500 - $3,500

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    CO2 Laser Resurfacing

    Why Choose Beacon Dermatology for Your Laser Skin Resurfacing?

    Entrust your skin to Calgary's leading specialists at Beacon Dermatology. Our Board-Certified Dermatologists, equipped with the latest medical-grade technology, excel in customizing treatments for diverse skin types and concerns. With a proven track record in effectively treating sun damage, wrinkles, and other complex skin issues, Beacon Dermatology ensures superior care and results. Choose us for a treatment experience that prioritizes safety, expertise, and transformative skin rejuvenation!

    Laser Skin Resurfacing Benefits

    Laser Skin Resurfacing offers a multitude of benefits, rejuvenating your skin to reveal a smoother, more youthful appearance, including:

    • Reduced Wrinkles and Fine Lines: This treatment effectively minimizes wrinkles and fine lines, particularly around the eyes and mouth, leading to a smoother, more refreshed facial appearance.
    • Improved Skin Texture and Tone: By removing the outer layer of damaged skin, laser resurfacing enhances overall skin texture and tone, resulting in a more even complexion and reducing the appearance of scars and other irregularities.
    • Stimulates Collagen Production: The procedure encourages new collagen growth, which helps firm and tighten the skin, providing a more youthful and resilient skin structure.
    • Treats Sun Damage and Pigmentation: Laser resurfacing effectively reduces the appearance of sunspots, age spots, and other types of skin discoloration to restore a clearer skin tone.

    Who Are Good Candidates for This Treatment?

    Ideal candidates for CO2 laser resurfacing are those looking to address skin concerns like deep wrinkles, fine lines, significant sun damage, and uneven skin texture. It’s particularly beneficial for those with lighter skin tones due to its intensity and the nature of the laser interaction with the skin. Candidates should have realistic expectations about the results and understand that some recovery time is needed. Those in good overall health, non-smokers, and without active skin infections in the treatment area experience the best outcomes from this skin rejuvenation procedure.

    How to Prepare for This Treatment

    To prepare for CO2 laser resurfacing, use specialized skincare products 4-5 weeks in advance, as your dermatologist recommends. These products help precondition your skin, reducing the risk of hyperpigmentation. Protect your skin from sun exposure by using high-SPF sunscreen regularly. It's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, stay hydrated, and avoid smoking, which can impede healing. Inform your dermatologist about any medications or supplements you take, as some may need adjustment.

    Expected Results

    Curious to know if this treatment is for you? Take a look at the before and after photos below to see real patient results!

    Co2 Laser Treatment
    Co2 Laser


    Recovery from CO2 laser resurfacing varies depending on the individual's skin type and the extent of the treatment. Generally, the recovery can take about one to two weeks.

    Immediate Aftercare (First 24-48 Hours): The treated area may feel like a mild sunburn, with redness and some swelling. It's vital to keep the skin clean and moisturized. Your dermatologist may prescribe a specific ointment to aid healing and prevent infection.

    First Week: During this period, the skin will start to peel or flake as it heals. It's important not to pick or scratch the treated area. Continue using the prescribed skincare products and keep the skin hydrated.

    Second Week: By now, most of the peeling should have subsided, revealing new, smoother skin. Redness will start to fade but might still be noticeable.

    Post-Treatment Care:

    • Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect the new skin from the sun using a high-SPF sunscreen. Direct sun exposure should be avoided to prevent hyperpigmentation.
    • Gentle Skincare: Use gentle, non-irritating skin care products. Avoid harsh chemicals, scrubs, or exfoliants.
    • Stay Hydrated: Keeping your body well-hydrated helps in the healing process.
    • No Smoking: Smoking can hinder the healing process and should be avoided.
    • Follow-up Visits: Attend appointments with your dermatologist to monitor the healing process and get personalized advice for optimal recovery.

    Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs


    What’s the Best Age for Laser Resurfacing?

    There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but laser resurfacing is commonly recommended for individuals in their 30s to 60s. The best age depends on the skin's condition and the issues being addressed.

    How Many Treatments Are Typically Required?

    The number of treatments required depends on each person's unique skin issues and the results they wish to achieve. We will assess your needs during the consultation and decide on the appropriate number of sessions.

    How Long Does It Take to See Results?

    Results can often be seen after the initial healing process, generally within 1-2 weeks. However, improvements can continue to develop for several months as the skin produces more collagen.

    Does the Treatment Leave Scars?

    When performed by a skilled professional, laser skin resurfacing is unlikely to leave scars. It's designed to promote skin regeneration and healing.

    Are There Any Side Effects?

    Common side effects include redness, swelling, and peeling, similar to a sunburn. These usually subside within a week or two. More serious side effects are rare but can include changes in skin pigmentation, scarring, and infection. It's crucial to follow post-treatment care instructions to minimize risks.
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