The Popularity of Laser Skin Treatments Today

by | Laser, Laser Skin Rejuvenation

(Source: BBL + Contour RTL + ProFractional)

“I take care of my skin, eat well, exercise, and I love lasers” 
Jennifer Aniston, InStyle Magazine UK, My 2015.

Laser skin treatments are gaining popularity as an effective skin treatment for facial rejuvenation, with both celebrities and the mainstream population. Lasers can effectively treat many skin ailments and restore a more youthful appearance for the many female and male patients at our clinic that I see on a regular basis.

What are common ailments that laser treatments can correct?

  • Smooth and tighten the skin
  • Reduce skin pigmentation or freckles
  • Reduce wrinkles and creases
  • Sun damage
  • Red spider veins or broken blood vessels
  • Kerotisis
  • Correct skin discolouration
  • Rosacea
  • Remove acne scarring
  • Improve the elasticity, tone and appearance of the skin
  • Collagen rejuvenation
  • Tattoo removal
  • Hair reduction
  • Laser Treatment
    Laser Treatment

(Source: BBL + Contour RTL + ProFractional)

  • Laser Treatment
    Laser Treatment
(Source: Contour TRL + ProFractional)

How do lasers work to restore the skin?

Laser works by beams of light targeting something in your skin such as pigment, blood, or water. The effects of laser skin treatments can be amazing. Pigmented spots, broken vessels, areas of redness, wrinkles, skin laxity, dull texture… all signs of aging… can be dramatically improved. Fine lines can disappear. Deep lines can be softened. The dermis (deepest part of your skin) itself can be made tighter. The collagen reorganizes itself and starts to regenerate much like it did in your youth.
  • Laser Treatment
    Laser Treatment
(Source: BBL + MicroLaserPeel)

How much downtime is involved?

There are many choices with laser. For some, it is a spot treatment. A quick zap a couple of times and that is all. For others, it is a resurfacing and a deeper treatment to really improve the quality of the skin. Downtime for this will be variable depending on what is done. The way I describe it to my patients: the more down-time you can give me, the more that I can do for your skin. It’s not to say that 3-4 days of downtime cannot make a major difference, it actually can. However, not as much as 10 days of downtime could. The choice is really up to my patients to decide. For most, they prefer a couple of milder treatments with quick recovery, in comparison to a more extensive treatment with the associated downtime.


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Absolutely hands down the best! Dr Shortt is very skilled surgeon and has a warm, caring personality along with a sense of humour which will keep you at ease throughout the whole process. You are in the best hands should you choose Dr. Shortt. Thank you Dr Shortt and Joanne for making my surgical journey a great experience!

It’s Been 28 Years …

I was reviewing breast transfer procedures on real self. Dr. Shorrt had comment on a previous post. I checked out his profile/website and decided to go for a consultation. I was glad that he actually conducted the consultation. I’ve been to one where the Dr.’s assistant did the initial one. He was very easy to talk , to express your concerns. He was very knowledge. Some doctors are in rush to explain things. “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” . I felt very comfortable right away. I knew I wanted him to be my surgeon.

All in all I can not say enough good things about my experience with both Dr. Shortt and his staff

Dr Short t was my surgeon for breast reduction, tummy tuck, bra-line back lift and panniculectomy. I was at ease upon our first meeting. I felt he genuinely was on my side and interested in my well being. Although the surgeries I have undergone have been major , the pain was surprisingly minor. I have had excellent recoveries and shockingly minimal scaring. I could not be more satisfied with having been his patient. I did some research about plastic surgery and costs were in line with others. All in all I can not say enough good things about my experience with both Dr. Shortt and his staff

Thankful for High Standards

I had lost an excessive amount of weight. After success in living a healthier lifestyle I found that the extra skin impacted my health in other ways. Dr Short completed a Belt Lipectomy.
My experience through the consultation visits and pre and post surgery was very positive!
Dr. Shortt was detailed with my questions leaving nothing to my imagination, defining the realities I would experience throughout the process. He was specific through the preparatory work that needed to happen and made me feel connected and comfortable with the procedure.
Dr. Shortt is professional, extremely knowledgeable as a plastic surgeon, and has the ability to communicate to people with clarity during each appointment!
I have also appreciated the office environment and connections with Joanne as she answered my questions with efficiency and genuine care.
Dr. Shortt is highly skilled in what he does, and he has the character of caring and valuing as he speaks with you. Dr. Shortt wants great results for each person and sets a very high standard, in which I am grateful!
I am really happy with the whole process from start to finish and excited about the outcome of having this surgery!
Thank you Dr. Shortt!

I had a bump on my thumb removed by Dr Shortt a few years ago.

I had a bump on my thumb removed by Dr Shortt a few years ago. It was e third time I’d had it removed, as it kept growing back, but since Dr Shortt removed it, it hasn’t returned!

I’m very pleased with the results of my explant surgery.

Dr Shortt was recommended to me for my explant surgery. I was informed he was the best surgeon for the job and that I would be very happy with the results.
We met on a couple of occasions before the surgery and discussed the options of new implants, fat grafting or just an explant. He was courteous, respectful and very knowledgeable.
He respected my decision to just have the explant surgery and didn’t try to sell me on other procedures. He is all about what’s best for his patients. When I had my pre-op at the hospital, the intake nurse couldn’t say enough wonderful things about him and his skills. That solidified it for me.
I’m very pleased with the results of my explant surgery. It was a unique case in that the implants had completely liquified. They were done 8 years ago by another recommended surgeon in Burlington, not Dr Shortt himself. It seems they were just defective.
Dr. Shortt noted that he had never seen any implants come out in that condition. I appreciate that he is following up with the manufacturer to inform them of the situation.
if you are choosing implants, please do your research and educate yourself and if you choose to have them done, Dr. Shortt is your guy.

Dr. Shortt is a true professional, with an amazing bedside manner.

Recently I had Dr Shortt remove a large lump from the back of my leg. His genuinely friendly manner immediately put me at ease.
In the hospital, he explained how the procedure was going to work, which made me feel comfortable. The actual procedure took less than 5 minutes, with no pain. I was completely relaxed, knowing I was in good hands. Dr. Shortt is a true professional, with an amazing bedside manner. I’d trust him to do absolutely any surgical procedure and would feel confident that the outcome would be very successful.

Feel and look better than ever before.


Laser Treatment

(Source: BBL + Contour RTL + ProFractional)

Laser Treatment

(Source: Contour TRL + ProFractional)

Laser Treatment

(Source: BBL + MicroLaserPeel)