What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy, also called Low Intensity Laser Therapy or Cold Laser, is the use of red and near infrared light and laser light to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions and to heal wounds. The light source is placed in contact with the skin at the injury site, allowing the light energy (photons) to penetrate the tissue, where it interacts with various molecules resulting in the restoration of normal cellular function.
Laser photons normalize the cellular activity by activating various enzymes. Photons have no effect on normal functioning cells – they only have positive effects on those that need help. Laser therapy heals the condition at the root of the problem, rather than merely addressing the symptoms.
Laser Therapy was discovered in the 1960s by the Hungarian scientist Endre Mester. The European medical profession soon embraced this technology, producing many scientific documents detailing how lasers help cells to heal injuries and eliminate pain.
At Skin Sense Spa, we use the BioFlex Low Intensity Laser Therapy system by Meditech, the most advanced and sophisticated laser system on the global market today. Meditech is the only manufacturer of low intensity laser therapy devices that also operates therapy clinics, permitting the ongoing development of superior devices and treatment protocols.
Laser Therapy is an accepted modality by Health Canada and the BioFlex system has a Medical Device License, meaning Health Canada has approved it for the treatment of soft tissue injuries.
For more information on the effects and applications of Low Intensity Laser Therapy, visit www.meditech-bioflex.com.
IPL Intense Pulsed Light is safe Permanent Hair Reduction
Science has known for years that certain wavelengths of light directed deep into the hair follicle could result in damage to the follicle and it’s ability to re grow. The demand for intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal and laser hair removal treatments are at an all-time high. This is not surprising, considering that traditional hair removal via electrolysis and waxing is painful and expensive. Light-based hair removal permanently reduces unwanted facial and body hair, in fewer treatments and with more comfort than is possible with traditional procedures.
What to expect from IPL
IPL can only remove hair that is in the growth phase at the time of treatment. Individual hairs go into their growth phase at different times. In order to remove all unwanted hairs during the growth phase we will usually schedule a series of treatments spaced one to three months apart. A typical session takes 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the body area being treated. Our technicians will provide you details about your treatment and prepare a plan that’s right for safe long-term hair removal.
Call today to book a free consultation. No system is effective on white or gray hair so get your treatments before it’s too late!
Advantages of Low Intensity Laser Therapy
Non-invasive Non-toxic Easily applied Highly effective High cure rate (>90%) No known side effects
Common Conditions Treated
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Bulging and Herniated Discs
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Sports Injuries or Accidents
Ligament, Tendon and Muscle tears
Contusions and Hematomas
Reducing Scar Tissue
Dermal Ulcers (diabetic, contact, traumatic)
Facial Hair Removal from $55
Legs from $299
other areas available * package deals available * prepay for 3 treatments and get 1 free!
Facial Photo Rejuvenation $179
Using state-of-the-art Laser and Light technology this “no down time” procedure can dramatically improve sun damage, red spots, unsightly blood vessels, brown spots and excess. This improved skin tone restores the youthful luminescent glow to skin in only one or two treatments and results are long lasting! Can be performed on face, neck hands and body! Come in for a free consultation! Individual Spot treatment prices are available.
Scars, Wrinkles, Stretch Mark Treatments from $249
See next column for information Skin Resurfacing * Stretch Marks and Striae
The Palomar Lux1540 Fractional™ Laser delivers microbeams of light to the skin that penetrate targeted areas well below the epidermis and into the dermis. These microbeams initiate a natural healing process resulting in the formation of new, healthy tissue which provides visible skin resurfacing results for improved skin color, texture, tone, fine lines and wrinkles.
A series of three skin resurfacing treatments, a month apart, followed by a rest phase and then 1 – 3 treatments annually will maintain youthful changes in the skin’s tone and appearance.
With just a percentage of the skin being treated (which results in healthy, more youthful skin), it creates seamless, radiant skin without the unwanted side-effects associated with other types of technology.
The Palomar Lux1540 Fractional™ Laser used for skin resurfacing should not be confused with various types of microdermabrasion which offer a gentler type of skin exfoliation and cannot truly resurface the skin. Microdermabrasion offer very limited results when compared to the Fractional Laser.
Stretch Marks and Striae
The Palomar Lux1540 Fractional Laser™ is the first Fractional Laser to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of stretch marks (striae).
Ongoing clinical studies have shown that subjects treated with the Lux1540 achieved an average improvement of between 51% and 75% in the appearance of their stretch marks (striae), based upon a blinded review of photographs comparing the pre-treatment appearance of striae versus the results three months post-treatment.
Benefits of the Palomar Lux1540 Fractional™
Similar results when compared to ablative lasers
- little or no downtime
- more comfortable and less painful than ablative lasers
- improved skin color, texture, tone
- rejuvenates skin and smooths fine lines, scars and wrinkles