At the Dr. Cory Torgerson Clinic, rejuvenation is our middle name. Technology is advancing every day, and incredible, restorative, and beautifying therapies can now achieve dramatic results without surgery. Lasers have gone from sounding seriously futuristic to accessible and convenient.
But lasers are not all created equal, and some are best for particular shades of skin or specific issues, while others cover a wide array of treatment options and benefits. Find out how laser skin rejuvenation can turn back the clock.
Toronto laser skin rejuvenation—what exactly can lasers do for your complexion?
A whole lot. Do you have skin pigment blotchiness known as melasma or hyperpigmentation? Many people, especially people with darker skin tones, suffer the constant frustration of pigment over-production in response to injury or irritation.
Do you have acne scars and skin texture irregularities? Visible pores? Are you over 30, and the inevitable loss of collagen and hydration are catching up with your skin?
The great news is that there’s a laser for all that and more. Even better news — it’s not as intimidating as you may think. Laser rejuvenation can be as simple as a 30-minute, comfortable session that leaves no marks and requires no downtime. Alternatively, you can choose more intensive treatment and plan for a short recovery period. The choice is yours, and you have many options. Let’s find out more about the incredible variety on the spectrum including ClearLift, erbium, and the Laser 360 system.
How can lasers transform your skin?
Cosmetic laser therapy uses heat energy directed in highly focused and precise ways to a target depth in the skin: just under the surface (dermis) or to the top layers of the skin (epidermis). The wavelengths will vary between low and high, depending on the desired results and the particular technology.
When causing heat-directed changes below the skin, small injuries occur in underlying layers, which stimulates the natural tissue repair cascade without any sign on the surface that change is happening. As collagen builds in the area to repair it, gradual changes to the look and feel of tissue begin to appear. Alternately, when heat energy is directed to the surface skin layers, micro-thin layers of skin are vaporized to reveal fresh new skin cells underneath.
Think of it as controlled exfoliation to remove old, dead, and dull cells, but without the scratching. With all laser skin-rejuvenation methods, the natural byproduct is invigorated collagen production. That leads to long-term strengthening and improved skin appearance.
The laser treatment itself is not usually painful. A sensation of warmth, zapping, or pinches may be experienced or not much at all. Topical numbing agents can be used to effectively soothe and cool treatment areas, which makes the entire process more comfortable. Because there are no incisions and the procedures are non-invasive, there’s no anaesthetic, stitches, or scars — just glowing skin! We predict that laser skin rejuvenation therapy will continue to grow in popularity. It’s less expensive than surgery, and medical science innovations make it possible to achieve more impressive results each day.
ClearLift is a fan favourite
Are you considering laser skin rejuvenation in Toronto to erase fine lines and smooth out your complexion, but want something on the less-intense side? ClearLift Laser may be ideal for you.
There’s been a public perception in the past that laser facial treatments have harsh effects and lengthy downtime. Images of red skin put some people off, yet they don’t accurately represent the whole breadth of available treatment options. If you’re concerned about pain or recovery, keep reading. We think you’ll like ClearLift.
The ClearLift treatment is designed to tighten and improve skin tone, even in sensitive areas like the crow’s-feet around the eyes. Fine lines are no match for this gentle laser that smoothes away fine creases around the mouth (smoker’s lines) and firms up the neck for a more youthful profile.
How does it work?
ClearLift has an outstanding safety profile and is a preferred treatment for the neck and chest. As a skin-tightening laser, it works by creating carefully controlled heat not on, but beneath the skin’s surface. Triggering the formation of collagen through tissue heating is a crucial component of its anti-aging effect. Your skin naturally slows collagen production as you get older, and that leaves it thinner, saggier, and prone to wrinkles or fine lines. Boosting collagen is the ultimate youth-reviver for skin, because the skin becomes plump and firm again as imperfections are smoothed away.
The special ClearLift laser tip allows heating up to 3 mm deep without negatively affecting the outer layers of your skin. Unlike ablative lasers (which remove external layers of skin), ClearLift Q-Switch laser treatment creates a cascade of remodelling effects under the surface while you avoid uncomfortable or unsightly healing.
Our patients love that they can return directly to work and everyday life right after their session with no hiding away required. You could have laser skin rejuvenation in our Toronto clinic, then attend a social event that same evening. Amazing!
*Typically, we suggest a series of 4 sessions spaced 1 to 2 months apart. We offer complimentary consultations to customize your own unique care plan designed to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
This patient favourite is effective for lifting and tightening the entire complexion, but it can also do wonders for your hands! Wherever you need smoothing, lifting, and firming, this is a gentle, regular-use solution.
Dr. Cory Torgerson is pleased to offer a variety of laser therapy and resurfacing modalities with the industry’s top devices right here in our elegant, Yorkville clinic. Light-weight laser options include AFT (advanced fluorescent technology) and IPL (intense pulsed light). For targeting deeper, established wrinkles and lines well below the surface, Dr. Torgerson often advises more intensive erbium and CO2.
The beauty of the application of all these lasers is that they are fast. While recovery may be more lengthy after some treatments, the procedure itself will take roughly 30 minutes.
Try the iPixel Erbium for Laser Resurfacing in Toronto
If your complexion needs are more challenging than a light treatment can handle, our fractionated pixel system is the next level up from Clearlift skin tightening and is highly effective for tissue remodelling. Our patients’ skin tone and surface texture are measurably improved. Erbium treats fine lines, sun damage, wrinkles, dark pigmentation, visible pores, scars, and other irregularities.
Younger-looking skin that is tighter and brighter is possible with the iPixel Erbium system. It works by making multiple diffused, micro-perforations on the skin’s surface. The skin heals rapidly, because each tiny injury is surrounded by healthy, intact skin. New collagen synthesis begins to remodel the tissue nearly instantly and will build to rejuvenate the texture and tone over time. For people who don’t mind a little recovery time for smooth-as-butter results, we highly recommend the iPixel Erbium treatment.
Skin rejuvenation in Toronto with Laser 360
Do you have so many skin concerns, you don’t know where to start? We have a global solution for you. Laser 360 is the answer to varied and complex skin issues, and it covers multiple bases. This combination laser treatment offers tightening and rejuvenation for flawless skin tone while evening out the texture.
The system employs 3 separate technologies to target all the essential areas and deliver layered benefits for you. At the Torgerson Clinic, this is our most popular laser combination, as it reveals dramatic improvements within a 2-month time period.
Turn back the clock, reduce sun damage, eradicate lines, and say no to scars. Laser 360 sessions are ideal to combat the signs of aging on the neck, décolletage, and hands. The entire treatment lasts less than 1 hour, so you don’t need to disrupt your life to make a fabulous change.
When you see us for your consultation, Dr. Torgerson will tailor a plan just for you and your skin type.
The laser 360 combines these 3 outstanding methods of dramatic skin rejuvenation:
Schedule a Free Consultation with Dr. Cory Torgerson
To schedule a free consultation and learn more about what laser skin rejuvenation can do for you, please call or write us today. When you visit us, you can browse through an extensive collection of before and after photos demonstrating the range of incredible possibilities that lasers provide. We’ll assess your skin and talk about your interests, then offer recommendations to get you the results you want.
Our skincare experts can answer any questions you have and will ensure that you’re fully informed and ready for your treatment. Only experienced professionals operate our cosmetic lasers under the direction of Dr. Torgerson himself. We prioritize the quality of care and safety, so you can trust your skin and relax knowing that you’re in good care.
Let us help you look and feel your absolute best! We have tried and true methods to partner today’s advanced laser technology with the unique individual needs of our clients. Everyone can have fresh, vibrant, and glowing skin.
We look forward to meeting you and making your skin rejuvenation dreams a reality.