Did you know that laser treatments for the skin can often provide patients with something of an “all in one” solution? This is because these treatments work by removing or otherwise rejuvenating the top layer of skin, which results in the skin below being able to heal and produce a newer, healthier, more youthful appearance. From age spots to pigmentation issues to acne and wrinkles, laser treatments are quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of non-surgical cosmetic treatments for thousands of men and women in Canada, the United States, and around the world.

Since everyone’s skin and overall aesthetic goals are different, no two laser treatment plans will ever be precisely the same. It’s possible that for one area of your body—for example, the hands and the chest—a particular form of laser treatment might be best suited, whereas for your face another type would be best used. The most accurate way to determine which kind of laser skin treatment is best for you will be to visit a plastic surgeon or other qualified medical professional with the certifications to administer laser treatments. During this consultation you’ll be able to learn about how these kinds of treatments can resolve your problems with acne, wrinkles, or both—among a great deal of other common skin problems.

CO2 Laser Treatments For Wrinkles & Acne Removal

A fractional CO2 laser treatment can be used to remove the outer layer of the skin, which then reveals the underlying layer. Since this skin hasn’t had to face the environment for just about the entire duration of your life, it’s much smoother, softer, and younger looking in general. CO2 treatments are capable of treating deep lines and wrinkles and can potentially resolve acne—since along with the skin, the bacteria which causes acne is also removed. In many cases, this also causes the sebaceous glands to produce less oil, which reduces the occurrence of acne.

IPL Laser Treatments – What’s The Difference?

IPL differs from CO2 since instead of a concentrated beam of CO2, this style of laser treatment utilizes a very finely targeted beam of light—that’s why it’s called Intense Pulsed Light. It’s important to note that the word “pulsed” in this context is important—the beam isn’t a constant, direct source of light. Instead, it’s pulsed, which means that IPL laser treatments are often less intensive and will require a shorter amount of downtime. However, they may not be as effective for deep wrinkles as CO2 laser treatments.

Advanced IPL – AFT Laser Treatments For Wrinkles & Acne Removal

You can think of an IPL – AFT treatment as the next generation of IPL treatments. In this case, AFT stands for advanced fluorescence technology. This cutting edge technology offers innovations for skin resurfacing which offers many of the same benefits of IPL, except with more efficacy and less damage to the outer layer of skin. It is a safe treatment that also offers the benefit of power.

Final Considerations And Which Treatment Is Best For You

To learn more about CO2 laser treatments, IPL, or IPL – AFT laser treatments, schedule a consultation with a qualified medical practitioner. If you’re in the Toronto area, you could choose to work with an award winning plastic surgeon who has successfully helped thousands of other patients from Canada and abroad: Dr. Cory Torgerson. The doctor’s offices are conveniently located in Toronto, and if you’d like to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation about laser treatments or just about any other kind of cosmetic treatment, please feel warmly welcomed to dial (647) 343-0207 today to learn more.

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Dr. Cory Torgerson is one of Canada’s most talented and prominent facial plastic surgeons, focusing on head & neck facial surgery. Dr. Torgerson has been frequently invited to teach and lecture on these topics across North America. He has hospital privileges at Sunnybrook Hospital, one of the premier hospitals in the University of Toronto Health Network.
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