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Side Effects of Laser Skin Therapy

Plastic surgery centres such as the one operated by Dr. Cory Torgerson in the heart of Toronto offer clients far more than just surgical procedures.

Although facelifts were once the only option to offset the signs of aging, modern science and technology now offer a plethora of choices. As more Boomers and Millennials become conscious about looking as vibrant as possible, more options are available to aid that choice.

Laser Therapy Enables The Skin’s Own Collagen Production

Minimize Facial Imperfections

Laser skin therapy is just one of the facial cosmetic procedures that Dr. Torgerson offers at his Toronto laser clinic. Using controlled heat, lasers are able to tighten sagging skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and minimize facial imperfections. Laser therapy enables the skin’s own collagen production, which continues to produce a glowing complexion long after the treatment.

For over half a century, lasers have been used for cosmetic purposes. The technology has advanced and the laser machines are so improved that the side effects of laser skin therapy are basically insignificant. It is recommended that you read articles about laser therapy and ensure that you take time for a consultation prior to undergoing any laser treatment. Although side effects are minimal, Dr. Torgerson highly recommends that you understand what to expect and have a realistic expectation of the outcome. All of these things can be discussed in a consultation.

ClearLift and AFT laser therapies are both considered light-weight treatments. They are recommended for rejuvenating a dull complexion, tightening fine lines, and dealing with superficial facial flaws. Immediately following one of these procedures, the face will feel tight, similar to being in the sun for too long. The pigmentation of the skin may turn slightly pink and appear swollen. This is due to the laser heat being administered to underlying skin tissue and is considered normal. Within 24 to 72 hours, the swelling will be gone and the skin tone will return to normal.

Address Deeper Wrinkles nd More Complex Facial Imperfections

iPixel erbium and CO2 laser therapies

iPixel erbium and CO2 laser therapies are both considered heavy-weight treatments. They are excellent methods to address deeper wrinkles and more complex facial imperfections. Following one of these procedures, the face may have a burning sensation, which can be minimized with cold cloths or ice packs. Swelling, itching, and red patches are common side effects. Because the underlying tissue has been treated and the skin is exposed, Dr. Torgerson will prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection as well as pain medication to minimize any discomfort from the side effects. The healing process will require 3 to 7 days to complete. During this time, it is normal for the old skin to turn brown and then peel off. At first, the new layer of skin will appear lighter-looking than your normal complexion and will require sunscreen to protect it from the sun when you go outdoors.

These side effects or irritations are considered normal after undergoing laser skin therapy. If you have any further concerns or questions, please feel free to book a consultation with Dr. Torgerson. He can assess what type of laser treatment would benefit your skin the most and show you before and after photos of satisfied laser therapy clients.

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