Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics
2609 Westview Dr. #104
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7N 4M2
Phone: (604) 980-3993
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
With state-of-the-art laser skin resurfacing options like the Sciton Contour™ Laser Peel, our experienced team can help you attain skin that looks youthful and vibrant – without the need for surgery! Our doctors are committed to using some of the latest cosmetic laser technologies that have proven effective with reducing signs of age and other aesthetic dermal imperfections to give your skin a healthier, more beautiful glow.
If you would like to learn more about our laser skin resurfacing procedures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation here at our practice, please contact us today.
What are the benefits of laser skin resurfacing?
With a number of laser skin resurfacing options available, we can significantly minimize the appearance of conditions such as:
- Pronounced wrinkles
- Fine lines
- Brown spots
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Actinic keratoses
- Scars from previous surgery
- Hypertrophic scars
- Skin “crepiness”
- Stretch marks
Advanced laser procedures can also enhance the texture of the skin and give it a smoother, healthier appearance.
What are the most commonly treated areas?
Laser procedures like the Sciton Contour Laser Peel are designed to precisely target specific areas of skin for rejuvenation. While most areas of skin can be treated with this procedure, some of the most common include:
What will happen during the procedure?
The first step is a detailed and comprehensive evaluation by one of our doctors to determine if this technique is right for you. Laser skin resurfacing works by focusing a small beam of laser energy on the area targeted for treatment. The laser removes the damaged outer layers of skin so the healthier skin cells underneath can be brought forward. This can also stimulate the growth of collagen in the area, yielding a smoother and more youthful look. Ultimately, laser skin resurfacing allows patients to experience an improved texture and tone to the skin while reducing signs of age, discoloration, or damage in the affected area. Our laser skin resurfacing procedures are customized to each patient for the best possible results.
Does it hurt?
The treatment areas will be numbed before the procedure to minimize discomfort. Local and regional (nerve blocks) anesthesia will be applied to support your comfort, and our doctors will do everything possible to give you the most pain-free experience possible.
What will happen during recovery?
Recovery periods vary depending on the size and number of areas treated; however, most patients can expect to take between one week and 10 days off from work. Effects can include redness, flaking, and oozing, which should fade quickly, and you may experience a sensation similar to a sunburn for several days after laser skin resurfacing. Some temporary swelling and bruising are also common during the recovery period. Oral pain medications can alleviate any discomfort you may be feeling during this time. Most patients are able to return to normal daily routines within 5 to 10 days after treatment. Keep in mind that the treated areas will crust and peel during the recovery process. Once these effects have faded, the final results should be apparent.
For more severe signs of age or skin damage, more than one laser skin resurfacing treatment session may be necessary.
How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?
The price of laser skin resurfacing will vary from person to person based on their unique concerns and desired outcome. On average, this treatment typically costs between $1,995 and $3,500 for comprehensive enhancement, and the results can last between five and six years. Furthermore, a single treatment is often sufficient for most people. We will review all of this with you at your initial consultation, and we will also discuss the estimated cost. That way you will have the information you need to make the best decision for you.
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We offer a wide range of advanced laser procedures in addition to other types of non-surgical cosmetic enhancement options. Treatments such as the MicroLaser Peel™, IPL Intense Pulsed Light therapy, cosmetic injectables, and many other skincare options can help you renew your appearance with beautiful results.