Depending on who you ask, one of the hardest truths is that our skin constantly changes as we age. Things start to appear that weren’t there before — age spots start to pop up, blemishes, wrinkles and a whole array of other things depending on our lifestyle and the habits we developed. One of those things include spider veins.   Spider veins are small blood vessels that develop close to the surface of the skin and can appear in a variety of different colours including red, blue and purple. They take shape in a variety of different ways, some time in one singular line but most commonly in the form of a web, hence the name. They typically appear on the legs or face, which is why they’re the source of a lot of self-consciousness to those who have them…


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Laser skin treatments are as sophisticated than they’ve ever been and have the power to target some of the most chronic skin conditions to help reveal the clear complexion you’ve always wanted.   There’s a variety of laser treatments available that Fairview Laser Clinic proudly offers including the Yellow, Smoothbeam and Omnilux laser. While there are many similarities amongst the three, there are minor distinctions between them that make them more effective than the other, depending on what you’re looking to treat and the results you want to achieve. To figure out which laser is right for you, let’s break down each one and what they have to offer: What Is The Yellow Laser? The Yellow Laser is an all-star treatment that effectively treats some of the trickiest skincare conditions such as chronic acne, vascular lesions, discolouration and visible unwanted…


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At Fairview Laser, we utilize leading Smoothbeam Laser technology to treat patients who are suffering from scarring, acne and elasticity loss. Smoothbeam Laser results improve the look of skin by refining its tone, texture and overall appearance. It is a quick and relatively painless procedure that shows results within just a few treatments. This non-invasive, gentle laser technology can be completed anywhere on the face and body to greatly improve the look of your skin. Find out how our leading cosmetic dermatology clinic can help you and how long the effects of the Smoothbeam Laser last. How Smoothbeam Laser Technology Works This treatment option is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin as it is a non-ablative laser procedure and does not burn, cut or remove the surface of the skin. Instead, it uses bursts of laser light that creates heat…


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Though most people experience acne or other skin conditions in their lives, there are some for whom acne and other blemishes can be extremely severe, and take away from their happiness, health, and self esteem. Even for those who no longer suffer from acne, it can leave lasting scars. Laser skin treatments can work wonders when it comes to skin resurfacing. Laser treatments remove the outer layer of damaged skin in a way similar to a chemical peel, resulting in clearer, fresher, and younger looking skin. Good candidates for laser resurfacing include those who want to minimize the look of: Acne, or acne scars Fine lines, and mild to moderate wrinkles Uneven pigmentation Facial scars Other blemishes. The two most commonly used lasers in skin resurfacing are CO2 and Erbium. A CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used in…


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There are several factors that affect how soon you can see the results of acne treatment, like severity of condition, type of skin, skill of the laser operator, and duration and depth of treatment, among others. But generally, the results should be noticeable in as little as one session. Expected Improvements Laser treatment is very effective for treating acne scars, though deeper ones may require a number of other approaches like subcision and dermal fillers. The laser energy typically feels warm to the skin, with some patients feeling tingly during the treatment, but it should be over in about 10 to 30 minutes. Generally, the more treatments you have for the acne, the more visible the results will be. Though changes may be subtle after the first session, with more dramatic results occurring after the second or third treatment, it…


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The first few days following a laser skin resurfacing procedure are usually challenging with regard to care. The treated area will be tender, red, and swollen for the next few days or week, with some pain lasting between one and four days. Considering that the site of treatment is very delicate, it is important that you exercise proper wound care to achieve the best possible result. Here are a few useful tips: Keep the skin as moist as possible The basic rule of wound care is that you keep the treated site consistently moist to facilitate proper healing. Cold compresses for crusts that form Don’t pick off the crusting if it forms. Instead, thoroughly soak the crust and then gently rub it off with moist gauze as follows: Step 1: Soak using cool water Step 2: Continue soaking with cool…


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Many patients are still very new to the concept of cosmetic CO2 lasers, and are understandably uncertain about the merits and risks of the procedure. Some have heard about the possibility of permanent skin scarring caused by lasers, and are easily swayed by advertisements about the appeal of various beauty creams and treatments as alternatives to laser treatments. However, such claims are not necessarily true. Here are some of the common misconceptions regarding CO2 laser treatments: Myth #1: Laser resurfacing is a new technology that is still in its developmental and experimental stage Compared to basic laser applications used today, like barcode readers, laser pointers, fiber optics, and lighting displays, medical lasers have been around for longer, which means that they shouldn’t be looked upon as some new technology. Furthermore, medical lasers are developed through candid scientific principles to produce…


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Men and women all over the world are scared by the aging process. The thought of appearing old and aging isn’t usually appealing. Luckily with today’s advancements in cosmetic procedures, there are plenty of ways to defy the aging process. Laser treatments are one of the most common and painless ways to treat a person’s skin, as well as other issues that occur from aging. Laser cosmetic treatments are actually the most popular form of cosmetic procedures these days. This isn’t only because they are painless and noninvasive, but because they are quite effective. Among their many uses, lasers can: Reduce fine lines and wrinkles Rejuvenate the skin Rid of dead skin cells The laser treatments given by cosmetic surgeons are all designed to greatly minimize the process of aging. By removing layers of dead skin cells, the skin’s overall…


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Laser light therapy is something that surgeons and physicians all over the world have taken to for numerous different treatments. Often used on tattoo removals and acne scarring, these laser removals lighten or even rid of scars caused by acne or unsightly tattoos. As of recently, there has been a discovery of a connection between the two. Tattoo removal procedures using light therapy will actually help get rid of acne scarring. Even though laser light therapy was already being practiced on acne scarring, it was never as effective as it could be. Now, by using the same method of light therapy as used on tattoo removal, acne scars are disappearing more effectively than ever. About Acne Scarring and Laser Removal Acne scarring is something that many men and women suffer from. It can often hinder a person’s quality of life,…


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Acne has forever been an ongoing battle for so many men, women and teenagers. There is not too much that can be done to avoid acne, especially when hormone imbalances are present. However, physicians, cosmetic experts and surgeons have found ways to reduce or even rid of the appearance of acne through laser treatments. Advancing Laser Treatments Laser treatments are an advancing technology that can be used for a number of different reasons. Not only are they used on the skin, but they are used for fat reduction and other more complicated conditions or procedural uses. It’s been recently discovered that tattoo removal techniques using lasers can also reduce and rid of acne scarring. Every day, the use of laser treatments becomes more pertinent in our treatments for pesky conditions. How Acne Laser Treatments Work By heating the hemoglobin in…


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