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The Popularity of Laser Skin Treatments Today

by | Laser, Laser Skin Rejuvenation

(Source: scitonpro.com/beforeandafter 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
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    Laser Treatment

(Source: scitonpro.com/beforeandafter BBL + Contour RTL + ProFractional)

  • Laser Treatment
    Laser Treatment
(Source: scitonpro.com/beforeandafter 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: scitonpro.com/beforeandafter 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.

Testimonials

You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work

From the get go the professionalism and expertise I had received far surpassed those from other consultations I had done. I had gone in for a breast augmentation and am amazed from the results. You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work. He had stated that afterwards my breast would look “perfect”, I figured anything would be better then what I had. Unbelieving then, here I am now absolutely thrilled with the results. I had a tattoo where the implant incision would be, to my surprise Dr. Shortt was able to work around it as well.

Breast Augmentation – What an Amazing Doctor !

From the get go the professionalism and expertise I had received far surpassed those from other consultations I had done. I had gone in for a breast augmentation and am amazed from the results. You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work. He had stated that afterwards my breast would look “perfect”, I figured anything would be better then what I had. Unbelieving then, here I am now absolutely thrilled with the results.

I had a tattoo where the implant insission would be, to my surprise Dr. Shortt was able to work around it as well.

The day of my surgery Dr. Shortt and his team made me feel very comfortable and well taken care of. Thank you again !

Dr. Shortt has a great eye and is a creative visionary

Everyone reacts differently to a diagnosis / treatment of breast cancer. For me, after the mastectomy, I no longer felt whole. I decided reconstructive surgery was the answer which was very intense – but no regrets. The results were good but I still felt a little mismatched. My surgeon referred me to Dr. Shortt. Like so many others on this site, I felt like he knew exactly what I was looking for and how to get there. Dr. Shortt has a great eye and is a creative visionary that can determine what need to be done, coupled with the skill to do it. What really differentiates him from the rest though, is his empathy and understanding. You don’t often find doctors who are good at combining the science with compassion. This was a surprising and greatly appreciated aspect of my care. I am 4 weeks post op now and I have to say the results are spectacular. I feel like the sisters have been reunited and I am whole again. If you have had reconstructive surgery and feel you need a little more finessing, take my advice and make it happen. You will be glad you did. I would highly recommend Dr. Shortt to my closest friends and family and to anyone looking for cosmetic improvements.

Thank you again,

Susan

Amazing plastic surgeon

Amazing plastic surgeon who was initially referred to me by another plastic surgeon. From my first consultation, Dr Shortt immediately knew what surgical procedures were the best option for my situation. No hesitation in diagnosis and recommended plan of action. I’m a breast cancer survivor and I thought a breast reconstruction was a lost cause for me due to my extension radiation treatments and consequential skin damage. Dr Shortt was very methodical and professional throughout the entire 18 month process. Before each surgery, I witnessed assertiveness and confidence with a sure hand mapping my body with his sharpie pen. He made me feel at ease with his good sense of humour and music.
My breast cancer journey is at long last over and I am quite happy with the final results. I feel rejuvenated and have gained my confidence back. I am so glad that I didn’t hesitate with my initial decision to go forward with the breast reconstruction. Thank you so much Dr. Shortt.

Nicest doctor ever

Dr. Shortt made my experience so wonderful and easy, he listened to all my concerns and was so helpful with everything. I had small implants put in to correct my tuberous breast and didn’t want too much of a visible change in size, he did exactly that and was so helpful throughout the whole process and made things very easy. I can’t thank I’m enough!

Amazing Experience with Dr. Shortt

I had an amazing experience with Dr. Shortt and his staff. I am so thankful to have had such a skilled surgeon and I am extremely happy with the results and I am glad I went through with the procedure/ chose Dr. Shortt as my surgeon. When I went for my pre-op check-up with my GP he asked who my surgeon was and when I told him it was Dr. Shortt he said that Dr. Shortt is a very good surgeon/ “one of the best.” The consultation process was excellent, I had more questions than the average patient. I asked specific questions about the procedure and the techniques that he uses for the surgery and he was more than happy to answer all my questions and let me know that I could come back for further consultations if I had more questions etc.

I highly recommend Dr. Shortt

I highly recommend Dr. Shortt. I recently had laser surgery on my face and am very pleased with the results. Dr. Shortt was patient, understanding and answered all my questions during our consultation. I later had some concerns about the surgery and Dr. Shortt listened to them and modified the procedure for me. I felt completely confident in his skill, expertise and professionalism and am very glad I went ahead with the surgery.

Feel and look better than ever before.


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(Source: scitonpro.com/beforeandafter BBL + Contour RTL + ProFractional)

Laser Treatment

(Source: scitonpro.com/beforeandafter Contour TRL + ProFractional)

Laser Treatment

(Source: scitonpro.com/beforeandafter BBL + MicroLaserPeel)