Laser Treatments

Laser Treatments

Cosmetic Treatments

Visage Clinic was the first clinic in Canada to launch the highly versatile Etherea MX Laser and light energy-based device.

This decision was based on hours of extensive research, during which our team here at Visage sought out a superior and innovative device to bring to our clients.

We partnered with Vydence Medical to obtain Health Canada Approval for this platform. Each and every day, we strive to lead the industry to bring you safe, effective, and innovative technology.

The versatility of this device provides a comprehensive suite of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments.

Before & After

Your Laser Treatment

Lasers and light sources are devices designed to achieve very specific results within the skin. Different lasers and light devices “see” different targets (we call chromophores) in the skin

The 3 main targets are:

  • Water
  • Hemoglobin (found in blood)
  • Melanin (pigment)

Each laser or light device is only capable of seeing specific targets. If the wrong laser, the wrong setting, or the wrong skin type, is chosen for a certain procedure, it can lead to undesired results such as burns, dyspigmentation, and scarring, to name a few. Laser and Energy based technology requires a thorough understanding of the technology, the person being treated, including their medical history, medications, and their treatment goals.

Your laser technician at Visage clinic works in close collaboration with our clinic dermatologist to ensure you have a personalized and accurate treatment protocol. Every person who operates the laser in our facility has obtained a laser safety certification training through Vydence Medical, as well as additional training offered by expert groups. Each staff member is qualified and has displayed competency to meet our standard of excellence.

Your safety is always a top priority, and we settle for nothing less than a safe, positive experience that makes you excited to come back for your next treatment.

We require the following information in order to ensure your treatment is safe and results in an excellent outcome:

  • No sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to and for 2 weeks after your treatment
  • If your skin is tanned, we will need to reschedule your treatment to avoid dyspigmentation
  • A detailed medical history will be required to ensure you do not have a photosensitivity that would make it unsafe for the treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores (HSV infection) please let our team know so you can be treated to prevent a break out as a result of the treatment.
  • Medication history is also required as some meds don’t play nice with the laser or light device (isotretinoin for example).
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, your treatment will have to wait until baby is safely on their way to toddlerhood.

Other important points to share with your Visage treatment specialist:

  • Infections on the skin
  • Tendency towards scars or keloids
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Malignancies
  • Heart disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of blood thinning medications including ASA and Alcohol within 2 weeks of your treatment
  • Diabetes or other autoimmune conditions

You will leave the clinic wearing sunscreen provided by our staff, or you can feel free to bring your own as long as it is SPF 60 and Broad Spectrum. It should be used regularly after the treatment.

  • Use of waxing creams, tanning creams, or tweezers should be avoided to treated skin for 2 weeks before and after treatments.
  • Post-care instructions pertaining to your specific treatment will be provided by your Visage team.
  • Remember to use only high quality ingredient skin care to support your freshly treated skin.
  • Speak to your skin care specialist for our post treatment travel size Visage RX products.

What is a LASER anyway?

To better understand why we make the skincare recommendations we do, let’s start with a basic explanation of lasers and light devices.

Lasers and light sources are devices designed to achieve very specific results within the skin. Different lasers and light devices “see” different targets (we call chromophores) in the skin

The 3 main targets are:

  • Water
  • Hemoglobin (found in blood)
  • Melanin (pigment)

Each laser or light device is only capable of seeing specific targets. If the wrong laser, the wrong setting, or the wrong skin type, is chosen for a certain procedure, it can lead to undesired results such as burns, dyspigmentation, and scarring, to name a few. Laser and Energy based technology requires a thorough understanding of the technology, the person being treated, including their medical history, medications, and their treatment goals.

Your laser technician at Visage clinic works in close collaboration with our clinic dermatologist to ensure you have a personalized and accurate treatment protocol. Every person who operates the laser in our facility has obtained a laser safety certification training through Vydence Medical, as well as additional training offered by expert groups. Each staff member is qualified and has displayed competency to meet our standard of excellence.

Your safety is always a top priority, and we settle for nothing less than a safe, positive experience that makes you excited to come back for your next treatment.

Laser Treatments

Offered at Visage Clinic

An IPL device is used for the treatment of brown spots, red areas, and overall skin tightening. This treatment is commonly used for overall skin rejuvenation and is commonly referred to as a photofacial. There is some discomfort associated with the procedure, but you can take it. I know you are tough.

Downtime is minimal, with some mild swelling, redness and slight darkening of brown spots (lentigines), followed by gentle peeling. The specific indications for this light device include:

  • Skin toning
  • Hair removal
  • Benign pigmentary lesions including solar lentigo and freckles
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Vascular lesions such as telangiectasias
  • Rosacea
  • Spider angiomas
  • Poiklioderma of Civatte
  • Mild to moderate acne as a complimentary modality to medical treatment options.

Q switch refers to the type of energy in the beam coming from the laser. A Q switch laser has small pulses of energy instead of one continuous flow. These powerful pulses of energy can shatter tattoo pigment or melanin, or result in collagen stimulation.

The Acroma device provides 2 wavelengths of treatment for versatility and safety in a wide range of skin tones.

Used for:

Mode 1 – for treatment of:

  • Tattoo removal of darker pigment colors
  • Pigmented lesions such as solar lentigines, café au lait spots, seborrheic keratosis
  • Non-ablative rejuvenation
  • Melasma

Mode 2   for treatment of:

  • Tattoo removal of red, orange, yellow, or green pigments
  • Pigmented lesions such as Café au lait spots, solar lentigines, freckles, seborrheic keratosis

An Nd:Yag 1064 laser is able to penetrate deep into the skin, targeting blood vessels and pigment. It is safe to use in all skin types.

Used for:

  • Vascular lesions – telangiectasias, spider angiomas, superficial varicosities, and rosacea
  • Hair removal, especially safe for darker skin types
  • Thermal toning and rejuvenation with the Dynamics mode to target – pores, slight wrinkles, tone, texture, rosacea, scars
  • Pain is often minimal and so is the downtime.

This ablative laser is strongly absorbed by water. Focused energy removes targeted small columns of skin as a gentle way to remove the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and stimulate contraction and remodelling that can continue for many months after the treatment.

This treatment is commonly referred to as Fractional Ablative Resurfacing.

Used for:

  • Photo-rejuvenation
  • Collagen stimulation to treat fine lines and moderate to severe wrinkles
  • Scars including acne scars and hypertrophic scarring
  • Seborrheic Keratosis

The Dual Mode treatment is our most intense laser treatment and offers the most incredible results. Be prepared for a week of hiding from the cameras after this one, as significant swelling, redness, pigmentation and peeling are all expected. The downtime however is worth it, as you watch your skin transform into a more rejuvenated healthy version of you.

This laser is weakly absorbed by water to provide a gentler version of the Dual-Mode treatment. This type of laser works by a thermal effect on the deeper skin (dermis), which means it stimulates a wound healing response to tighten things up.

Used for:

  • Overall collagen stimulation, tightening of fine lines, and skin imperfections
  • Melasma in lighter skin types
  • Scar treatment

Pain is appreciable, so cooling is used to assist with discomfort.

Downtime is minimal with most clients reporting temporary discomfort and redness.

We know lasers sound complex, but that is why the experts at Visage are here to guide you through the options to help you in selecting the treatment that enables you to realize your skin care goals.

We look forward to seeing you for your treatment.

Book an Appointment

For a Medical consultation with Dr. Botkin please have your physician fax a referral letter direct to our clinic at fax number: 204-505-5990.

For Cosmetic consultation please call to book an initial assessment with our nurse, Kristina by calling 204-615-0088.

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