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Laser Treatments

improve skin with laser treatments

If you are looking to eradicate blemishes and wrinkles and decrease age spots and sun damage, laser treatment can improve skin conditions and diseases. Laser Treatment harnesses the power of light and heat to improve texture and a number of skin issues such as acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, sunspots and spider veins. Laser treatment stimulates the skin’s healing responses to enhance appearance. Controlled damage is created to the surface of the skin by light and heat energy pushing the body to heal the tissue and grow new skin through the production of collagen. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there has been a 248 percent increase in laser resurfacing procedures between 2000 and 2018, which saw 600,000 procedures. When it comes to laser treatments in Vancouver, The Workman Center For Beautiful Skin & Bodies has got you covered.

Types of Lasers

There are different categories of lasers that can help your skin.

Considered the most powerful lasers, ablative lasers remove the epidermis, the top layers of your skin, and part of the dermis, the second layer of your skin. By heating the water in your skin, it vaporizes your skin cells making your body react by creating new, younger-looking skin. This tightens up your skin, which softens wrinkles and removes fine lines, and lightens sunspots. Benign skin growths can be eliminated as well. The most common ablative lasers are CO2, carbon dioxide laser that offers deep peel, and erbium YAG, which resurfaces less deeply but can have fewer side effects than CO2. In fact, erbium is the preferred choice since it can perform most of the same things as CO2 but with fewer side effects. Erbium can deal with moderately deep lines and wrinkles and is used to cure pigmentation issues, sun damage, moles, and acne scars. Like other resurfacing resources, ablative lasers take away the top layers of your skin and allows your skin cells deep within hair follicles to “resurface” your skin. It works particularly well with fair skin tones.

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The result is the development of collagen and new skin that covers the surface for a smoother and more uniform feel. You can expect your skin to be sensitive for a few weeks. Final results can take about six months. Non-ablative lasers are gentler than their ablative counterparts by sending energy lower into the deeper tissue. Non-ablative does not remove skin layers and uses pulsed light or pulsed-dye with pigment conditions such as acne, spider veins, and rosacea. These laser treatments are milder and less invasive with results that can take longer than ablative lasers. Non-ablative lasers are often used for people with darker skin since it poses less of a risk for hyperpigmentation. There are also light therapies that are not lasers and do not resurface your skin. Light therapies use several wavelengths of light at the same time and can rejuvenate results that are similar to lasers in a gentler and more targeted way. An intense pulsed light (IPL) can treat issues such as acne, sun damage, and rosacea while pulsed-dye lasers can be effective in combating broken capillaries, hyperpigmentation, redness, and rosacea. Other light-based treatments include Pearl by Cutera, Photo Facial, Portrait, Radio-frequency, and Ultrasound Imaging.

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Top Benefits of Laser Treatments

dramatically improve your skin

With time, you can experience changes to the conditions of your skin such as acne, blemishes, dark circles, sagging, or wrinkles. To properly correct these conditions, laser treatments can be the best solution by accurately focusing on small spots. Here are some of the best reasons why laser treatments in Vancouver can dramatically improve the quality of your life:

  • Address skin damaged by sun exposure
  • Correct acne scars
  • Better enlarged oil glands and pores
  • Assist with uneven skin tone and texture
  • Get rid of unwanted tattoos
  • Enhance frown lines and pucker marks
  • Handle spider veins
  • Help with vascular lesions
  • Revise brown spots and skin color
  • Tighten your skin
  • Treats blemishes and wrinkles
  • Reform crow’s feet around your eyes
  • Aid with droopy and sagging dark circles and eyelid skin
  • Improve on aging skin problems like age spots and fine lines
  • Deal with blood vessels and pigmentation
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Caring Environment: Setting the Standard for Cosmetic Excellence

a comfortable, relaxing enbvironment

Our knowledgeable aesthetic professionals take time to get to know your individual needs and will discuss what your goals are and with that, work out what treatments best address your specific concerns. At the Workman Center for Beautiful Skin & Bodies, we’ve created a comfortable environment where you can feel relaxed and at ease while achieving your aesthetic goals. Our experts are trained in the latest techniques in order to provide you with some of the best laser treatments Vancouver and Portland have to offer. Experience unparalleled results in a calm environment. Call us today to start your journey to better skin.

Erbium Laser

help develop new collagen

An erbium laser treatment removes the top layers of your skin to allow your skin cells within the hair follicles to enhance your skin. It can help develop new collagen that results in new skin covering and giving the surface of your skin a smoother and more uniform texture. Collagen helps smooth and tighten your skin.

Laser Hair Removal

smooth skin with no downtime

A laser hair removal procedure can remove unwanted hair and save you time spent on shaving, tweezing and waxing. There is no downtime with this laser treatment and it can easily fit into your busy schedule. Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. with lasting results.

Vascular Laser Treatment

remove blemishes with no damage

Vascular laser treatment is a cosmetic procedure that emits a particular wavelength of light absorbed by the hemoglobin (red pigment) in the blood vessels. The procedure delivers a surge of light into targeted blood vessels in the skin causing the blood to solidify and, over a few weeks, absorbed by the body. A vascular laser treatment can remove vascular blemishes without causing damage to the surrounding skin.

Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes a high-intensity light beam to break up the pigment colors. Whatever the reason, there are several treatments that can get rid of any unwanted tattoos, including laser removal and dermabrasion. The removal of a tattoo has become more effective with the advancement in laser technology.


treat skin conditions and grow collagen

IPL is a non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that delivers controlled pulses through multiple layers of skin to treat a skin condition as well as stimulates the growth of collagen. The treatment can address skin issues such as acne, brown spots, skin tone discoloration, uneven facial redness, and varicose veins. The concentrated pulses of light can cause a chemical change in the skin cells and break up pigmentation in the skin.

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Laser Treatment FAQs

If you are looking to improve on a skin condition such as acne, fine lines, or wrinkles, you are a good candidate for a laser treatment. You should be in good overall physical health and have realistic expectations from the procedure.

It can take several months before you see the final results from your laser treatment depending on which type of laser. The reason is that new cells have to grow into place before your skin improves in quality and appearance. The final result of your laser treatment can last for many years. Remember that you will continue to age, be exposed to the sun, and experience other environmental conditions that can affect the skin.

Yes, many people with darker skin have an Erbium laser procedure, which poses less risk for discoloration. You may also consider radio-frequency treatments.

Your recovery from a laser treatment will depend on the type of procedure you decide on. Low-powered lasers have a faster recovery period, usually a few days. More aggressive laser treatments will take longer to recover since your skin will be going through different stages of redness, crusting and peeling for at least a week. Ablative lasers may need up to three weeks to heal properly.  Vancouver laser treatment patients can expect some tenderness in your treated area for a few days. Your skin may be red or pink for several weeks. It is perfectly normal for your skin to be dry and peel off after a few days. There may also be some itchiness for a few days. An ice pack can provide some pain relief. It might be necessary to modify certain activities that could involved infection such as swimming or strenuous activities at the gym. To help with the swelling, keep your head elevated when sleeping at night. And of course, wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 30 or higher when out in direct sunlight.

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Schedule a consultation at the Workman Center for Beautiful Skin & Bodies today and get started on your aesthetic journey.

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