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Laser Skin Resurfacing

If aging, acne, or too much time in the sun has left your face with blotches, scars, wrinkles, or lines, laser skin resurfacing may help your skin look younger and healthier. Laser skin resurfacing is a type of skincare procedure performed by a dermatologist or physician. It involves using lasers to help improve skin texture and appearance.

Depending on your individual needs, your dermatologist may recommend either ablative or non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers include carbon dioxide (CO2) or Erbium. CO2 laser resurfacing treatments are used to get rid of scars, warts, and deep wrinkles. Erbium is used for finer lines and wrinkles, along with other superficial skin concerns. Both types of ablative lasers remove outside layers of the skin. Non-ablative lasers, on the other hand, don’t remove any skin layers. These include pulsed light, pulsed-dye lasers, and fractional lasers. Non-ablative lasers may be used for rosacea, spider veins, and acne-related skin concerns. Laser skin resurfacing removes skin layer by layer with precision. The new skin cells that form during healing give the skin a tighter, younger-looking surface. The procedure can be done alone or with other cosmetic surgeries on the face.

Preparing for Laser Resurfacing

Start by consulting a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to find out if you’re a good candidate.

Tell your doctor if you get cold sores or fever blisters around your mouth. Laser skin resurfacing can trigger breakouts in people who are at risk.

If you decide to go ahead with laser skin resurfacing, your doctor will ask you to not take any medications or supplements — such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or vitamin E — that can affect clotting for 10 days before surgery.

Possible side effects and risks

Like other cosmetic procedures, laser skin resurfacing does pose the risk for side effects.

These include: Burning, Bumps, rash

Swelling, infection

Hyperpigmentation, scars, redness

By following your doctor’s pre-care and post-care instructions, you may reduce your risk for these types of complications. Depending on your medical history, you may be prescribed a precautionary antibiotic or antiviral medication.

Taking acne medications, such as isotretinoin (Accutane), may increase your risk for scars. You should talk to your dermatologist about any medical conditions you have, as well as all medications you take — including OTCs. Aspirin, for example, can affect post-laser treatment recovery by increasing your bleeding risk.

Given the delicate nature of this procedure, it’s important to work with an experienced dermatologist.

Before booking a laser skin treatment, ask your dermatologist the following questions:

…What experience do you have with laser skin resurfacing?

…What is your experience with my skin tone and specific skin concerns?

….Do you have a portfolio with before-and-after pictures from your clients?

…How might my health affect the results? Is there anything I need to do ahead of time?

…What can I expect during recovery?

….How many sessions do you think I will need?

Micro Blading?

What is micro blading?

Micro blading is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin. Micro blading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing because each hair stroke is created by hand using a blade which creates fine slices in the skin, whereas eyebrow tattoos are done with a machine and single needle. Micro blading is typically used on eyebrows to create, enhance or reshape their appearance in terms of both shape and colour. It deposits pigment into upper region of the dermis, so it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which deposit pigment deeper.

How long do results last?

Since micro blading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Micro blading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature).

Micro blading permanent

Micro blading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that creates hair like strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows

Micro blading procedure

Micro blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were

How to Prepare for Micro blading?

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, aspirin and fish oil supplements for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Be prepared to lie very still for a long period of time. Many patients bring headphones to listen to music during their appointment.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. Many of our patients like to bring a sweater to help keep them relaxed.
  • Avoid waxing, threading or tweezing your eyebrows 5 days prior to procedure.
  • Patients often find it helpful to bring in pictures of their ideal brow shape or colour as it helps them to communicate their aesthetic goals with their micro blading technician.

Micro Blading?

What is micro blading?

Micro blading is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin. Micro blading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing because each hair stroke is created by hand using a blade which creates fine slices in the skin, whereas eyebrow tattoos are done with a machine and single needle. Micro blading is typically used on eyebrows to create, enhance or reshape their appearance in terms of both shape and colour. It deposits pigment into upper region of the dermis, so it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which deposit pigment deeper.

How long do results last?

Since micro blading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Micro blading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature).

Micro blading permanent

Micro blading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that creates hair like strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows

Micro blading procedure

Micro blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were

How to Prepare for Micro blading?

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, aspirin and fish oil supplements for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Be prepared to lie very still for a long period of time. Many patients bring headphones to listen to music during their appointment.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. Many of our patients like to bring a sweater to help keep them relaxed.
  • Avoid waxing, threading or tweezing your eyebrows 5 days prior to procedure.
  • Patients often find it helpful to bring in pictures of their ideal brow shape or colour as it helps them to communicate their aesthetic goals with their micro blading technician.

Micro Blading?

What is micro blading?

Micro blading is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin. Micro blading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing because each hair stroke is created by hand using a blade which creates fine slices in the skin, whereas eyebrow tattoos are done with a machine and single needle. Micro blading is typically used on eyebrows to create, enhance or reshape their appearance in terms of both shape and colour. It deposits pigment into upper region of the dermis, so it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which deposit pigment deeper.

How long do results last?

Since micro blading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Micro blading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature).

Micro blading permanent

Micro blading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that creates hair like strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows

Micro blading procedure

Micro blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were

How to Prepare for Micro blading?

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, aspirin and fish oil supplements for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Be prepared to lie very still for a long period of time. Many patients bring headphones to listen to music during their appointment.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. Many of our patients like to bring a sweater to help keep them relaxed.
  • Avoid waxing, threading or tweezing your eyebrows 5 days prior to procedure.
  • Patients often find it helpful to bring in pictures of their ideal brow shape or colour as it helps them to communicate their aesthetic goals with their micro blading technician.

Micro Blading?

What is micro blading?

Micro blading is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin. Micro blading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing because each hair stroke is created by hand using a blade which creates fine slices in the skin, whereas eyebrow tattoos are done with a machine and single needle. Micro blading is typically used on eyebrows to create, enhance or reshape their appearance in terms of both shape and colour. It deposits pigment into upper region of the dermis, so it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which deposit pigment deeper.

How long do results last?

Since micro blading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Micro blading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature).

Micro blading permanent

Micro blading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that creates hair like strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows

Micro blading procedure

Micro blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were

How to Prepare for Micro blading?

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, aspirin and fish oil supplements for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Be prepared to lie very still for a long period of time. Many patients bring headphones to listen to music during their appointment.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. Many of our patients like to bring a sweater to help keep them relaxed.
  • Avoid waxing, threading or tweezing your eyebrows 5 days prior to procedure.
  • Patients often find it helpful to bring in pictures of their ideal brow shape or colour as it helps them to communicate their aesthetic goals with their micro blading technician.