Treatment to Correct Skin Quality Including Sun Damage, Acne Scarring, and Enlarged Pores
Facial lines and wrinkles are evidence of skin deterioration. Age, sun exposure, smoking, and genetics all result in the loss and disruption of collagen. People with rough texture, irregular colour, wrinkling, and other superficial signs of aging find relief in laser skin resurfacing treatments at Cosmedica in Burlington.
We have an excellent reputation in the province and pride in being one of the first clinics in Canada to launch the gold standard Sciton HALO resurfacing technology. We deliver a unique treatment with this machine, combining both nonablative with ablative measures and including a laser peel to ensure incredible results. Medi spa patients visit from Hamilton, Oakville, Brantford, Mississauga, and all areas of Ontario to rejuvenate their skin with this advanced energy procedure at Cosmedica.
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Most patients are great candidates for our revolutionary brightening ‘halo’ resurfacing treatment. It can benefit women and men with a range of concerns about the condition of their skin, including:
Leathery, sun-damaged skin
Wrinkles around the eyes
Blotchy, brown spots
Certain types of precancerous skin growths
Fine lines and Wrinkles on the face, chest and hands
Beyond these guidelines, we also recommend that you precondition your skin with Cosmedica’s “Conditioning Skin Care Program”. Dr Weiglein and his expert team of nurses have selected a blend of retinol based products to strengthen your skin before your laser therapy. This will give your skin the tolerance and health that it needs prior to treatment day, which ultimately enables the best possible outcome.
How Laser Resurfacing Works
Laser resurfacing is a precise treatment that improves skin texture and elasticity using the body’s natural healing process. The laser targets specific areas and removes the skin’s outer layers, prompting the growth of new cells and collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance.
All laser resurfacing treatments are performed at the clinic by a highly trained nurse. Since getting effective results from laser resurfacing requires the skills of a professional, we ensure the highest standards of training and experience across our team. This treatment gets dramatic results that are unmatched by similar but less aggressive procedures common at other clinics.
Treatments at Cosmedica range from medium-strength to aggressive. Topical anesthetic can keep patients comfortable during medium-level laser resurfacing treatments. Downtime varies depending on the area treated and specific concerns. Typically patients should expect 5-10 days of downtime.
Our Halo™ Resurfacing Technology
Our highly trained expert nurses can customize skin resurfacing treatments with the Halo hybrid fractional laser. We adjust your treatment to precisely target the correct depth, allowing us to reverse damage caused by sun exposure and aging. Besides minimizing wrinkles, the Halo fractional laser can improve the skin’s tone and texture, reduce the size of pores, and enhance the skin’s glow.
After applying a topical anesthetic to ensure you remain comfortable, we pass the Halo handpiece over the skin. Varying wavelengths target both the top and bottom layers of the skin. Tissues targeted below the surface regenerate through the body’s natural healing process. In the first 2 to 3 days after treatment, the skin sees some swelling and redness. Then it begins to turn brown and peels off. The entire process takes about 5 to 10 days, leaving you with glowing, younger-looking skin.
This advanced technology combines the best attributes of both non-ablative and ablative fractional lasers. Depending on your specific needs, you may need 1 to 2 treatments or a different level of energy for desired results. In either case, the results will last for years. This is the same technology used by diVa™ for vaginal laser therapy treatments.
Dr. Otto Weiglein
Dr. Weiglein is a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon who blends his refined surgical talents with a deep appreciation for the human form and spirit to give you a personalized, rewarding cosmetic experience.
We recommend that you precondition your skin with Cosmedica’s “Conditioning Skin Care Program”. Dr. Weiglein and his expert team of nurses have selected a blend of retinol based products to strengthen your skin before your laser therapy. This will give your skin the tolerance and health that it needs prior to treatment day, which ultimately enables the best possible outcome.
Dr. Weiglein also asks patients to stop taking certain over-the- counter medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, 10 days before treatment to reduce the risk of bleeding. If you smoke it’s requested that you stop for 2 weeks prior to your appointment. If this is not possible do the best you can. The areas being treated are numbed prior to your procedure, which can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on the extent of the treatment.
After the procedure, swelling and redness are normal. Itching and stinging are also common during the first 2 to 3 days. Laser resurfacing causes your skin to peel for about a week, and it takes up 2 weeks before the skin heals completely. It’s important to use the post-procedure care kit given to you, which will ensure a prompt and safe recovery.
For those whose skin is showing only early signs of aging or cannot afford a week’s downtime, we can perform a milder Halo treatment, a MicroLaserPeel®, or a series of chemical peels. We also offer products from ZO® Skincare here at our Burlington office. These products are especially useful for patients who want to improve their at-home regimens and maintain the beautiful results they see after our clinical treatments.
During your consultation, Dr. Weiglein and our team evaluate your skin and design a treatment plan for your precise needs and preferences. Call us at 905-631-6288 or request a consultation online to get on the schedule. We are here to partner with you and make you feel and look great!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser resurfacing cost in Burlington?
A patient’s first single 60-minute Halo resurfacing treatment is priced at $1,500. The cost of each treatment decreases in succession. The second treatment is $1,000, and the third is $750. Patients may also opt to purchase a 3-treatment package at a cost of $2,995-a savings of $255. This package also includes a free MicroLaserPeel treatment (a value of $550).
A single spot treatment, which usually lasts about 30 minutes, cost $350 initially and $100 for each additional spot. Scars and stretch marks are treated for $500 per session.
What is the best laser for skin resurfacing?
In the past, you had to choose between a procedure that offered really great results but required a lengthy recovery, or a procedure with a fast recovery but marginal results. One of the primary reasons Dr. Weiglein favours the Halo hybrid fractional laser is because you get the best of both worlds: great results with minimal downtime. Halo combines deep dermal revitalization with epidermal renewal for a combined synergistic effect you can’t get with any other treatment. Halo creates beautiful results without the downtime of its competitive alternatives.
Everyone’s skin is different. Everyone’s needs are different. Halo allows your nurse to customize your treatment to fit your lifestyle. Need to hop on a Zoom call for work tomorrow? A light treatment creates smooth, vibrant skin that’s ready for makeup the next day. Want to WOW them? A more intense treatment will give your skin that youthful glow with just a few extra days of downtime.
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Is laser acne scar removal possible?
The majority of patients who come to our practice for laser acne treatments have been very satisfied. Depending on the level of aggressiveness, either Dr. Weiglein or one of his highly trained nurses will perform your resurfacing procedure. It is important to understand that laser treatments can minimize the appearance of scarring — but in many cases, complete removal of scars is not possible.
What does Halo feel like?
With a topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology, patients typically experience very little discomfort. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations but are generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or a bit longer with deeper treatment levels.
How soon after my treatment can I return to normal activities?
For the first 24 hours, you should keep your skin protected and follow our post-treatment 10-day kit. After the first 24 hours, your skin will begin to peel, but you will be able to put on makeup. For a facial treatment, you will see very little change on the first day. After two to three days you will develop a light bronzing appearance. By day three or four your skin will peel, revealing your new skin beneath. Full treatment results will start to become apparent in as early as 2 weeks and will continue to improve for 3 full months.
When will I see results?
You will see initial results between two and five days after your HALO treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time over the course of 3 months. Most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first two to three weeks. This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months.
How long will my results last?
Halo results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using our UV sunscreen to protect your new, healthy skin. Each additional HALO treatment will improve the results, giving you even better looking skin.
How can I maintain the results of a laser treatment?
The importance of post-treatment skin care cannot be overstated. Most complications following laser skin resurfacing occur when patients don’t properly care for their skin. That’s why Cosmedica supplies each patient with a post-procedure kit. For maintaining the results into the future, the single most important step is protecting your skin from the sun. Apply sunscreen daily, wear clothes that can cover exposed areas, and wear a hat if you’re going to be in the sun for an extended period. If you want more advice on specific advanced skincare regimens, stay connected with us. We’re partners for life if you want to keep at it!