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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
  • Laser Treatment
    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.

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I have, for many years now, had numerous black moles and dark spots on my face and they seemed to be multiplying. Dr. Short removed over 40 of these and when I left his office, I have to admit, I was worried. I looked pretty rough. But there are no crevices or dips in my skin (of which I thought there’d be many) and most incredibly there is no visible scarring at all. It’s hard for me to say how much better I feel now. I have a refreshed, natural look. I am a career musician and in the public eye so, needless to say, I feel so much more confident about my appearance.
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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.

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

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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.

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