As the years pass time takes its toll on our skin. We come into this world with skin that is soft, smooth, and perfect. And then…life happens! As time passes we spend time in the sun, we smile, we laugh, we kiss, we frown, and we cry. Wrinkles, spots, lip lines, acne scars and other textural irregularities appear on our skin. We call them the “lines of time.” The comment we hear most frequently in a consultation room is “I don’t like them!”>>
Many factors contribute to the development of these textural and pigment changes that affect our appearance. Genetics, hormones, lifestyle habits such as smoking and diet, and environment all play a role. The biggest contributing factor that is preventable is sun exposure. Development of wrinkles and sun damage can be delayed with the daily use of SPF, healthy lifestyle choices, and skincare. But what can be done to get rid of these skin imperfections once you have them?
What more do you need to know? A lot! There are a lot of different types of lasers, different manufacturers, and different ways of delivering energy into the skin. Not all lasers are capable of smoothing out textural irregularities of the skin. Of those that can, not all work equally well.
The key to success is to use the right laser for the right purpose. In most cases, the best treatment for what is known as skin resurfacing is done with a C02 laser.
Skinpossible’s C02 laser is a Lumenis AcuPulse, the Gold Standard of C02 lasers. Lumenis has the greatest versatility allowing us to fully customize your treatment. It also has the shortest pulse duration of any C02 laser which enhances your safety and comfort, lowers the chance of side effects, and speeds up your recovery. Results vary from person to person depending on each individual’s healing response. Deeper wrinkles (particularly those around the mouth), thick solar lentigines (sun spots), and acne scars may require additional treatments.
While skin resurfacing treatments do require some downtime, it’s not uncomfortable downtime. You will be red and swollen for a few days so we suggest you use your recovery time as an opportunity to accomplish some projects at home or simply relax. It’s not “stay in bed” downtime, but more like “stay at home and avoid the cold weather” downtime. Winter is an ideal time to do the treatment because you need to avoid sun exposure for a few weeks before and a few months after the treatment.
If you would like to know more about C02 or any of the numerous other treatments we offer, simply call and book your free introductory consultation. Skinpossible has more technology than any other medical aesthetics clinic in Calgary. If you are not a candidate for C02 we will tell you and offer alternatives. Our style of consultation is educational and our goal is to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. No pressure! No Obligation! Evening and Saturday appointments are available. Consultations are free and so is parking. Call today!