What’s the Best Laser Treatment for Your Skin?
Looking for a simple, effective way to rejuvenate your skin?
Tried so many of the top skincare products but not satisfied with the results?
It could be time to try a laser treatment!
They’ve become increasingly popular in recent years, and some of the biggest celebrities in the world have lent their support to various solutions. You might have seen Will & Grace star Debra Messing and Drew Barrymore share a makeup-free photo of herself with her Instagram followers, proudly showing off the results of her Clear + Brilliant treatment.
And Hollywood legend Drew Barrymore has discussed how Clear + Brilliant helped her pregnancy-related melasma too.
But you might feel daunted by the prospect of trying a laser treatment for your skin for the first time. How do you know which is best for your skin? And what results can you expect to see?
In this post, we’ll explore some of the top laser treatments on the market to help you make the right choice.
Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant is a powerful laser treatment designed to help your skin look and feel healthier than ever.
This device can:
If you’re concerned about how your skin is changing with age, Clear + Brilliant may achieve the rejuvenating results you’re looking for.
Treatment sessions are typically short and simple, lasting just 15 to 20 minutes. A licensed skincare professional will gently guide the handheld tool across the treatment area(s). The laser creates microscopic treatment zones in the skin’s upper layers, so that new, healthier skin will replace the damaged tissue.
This process can leave the skin visibly healthier and more youthful.
Your skin should start to look brighter, feel softer, and develop a more even tone a few days after your Clear + Brilliant treatment. Results can last for several months, though this can vary depending on your age, the condition of your skin, and your skin care routine.
Routine treatments will help to maintain the results over time.
GentleMax Pro Laser for spider vein removal
Spider veins (otherwise known as “thread” veins) are a common issue affecting different areas of the body, primarily the face and legs. They tend to be red, purple, or blue.
You may choose to have your spider veins removed if they’re in a highly visible area, such as your face — and Candela’s GentleMax Pro Laser is an effective, lasting solution.
The GentleMax Pro Laser treatment for spider vein removal can:
This handheld device enables skincare professionals to treat multiple areas of the face with precise targeting. A tiny beam of light generates heat within each problem spider vein and destroys it.
The device’s remarkable accuracy ensures only the veins are affected and the surrounding tissue remains unharmed. Destroyed veins will be reabsorbed by the body within four to six weeks after your treatment.
The majority of patients achieve the results they’re looking for with one to four sessions. Each should last around 15 to 30 minutes.
GentleYAG Laser for tighter skin
As you age, your body produces less collagen: the protein that helps to keep your skin supple and firm. Skin on your face, arms, and other areas of the body will become looser over time.
Unless you can find a way to stimulate the production of new collagen. And the Candela GentleYAG Laser system is designed to do just that.
This innovative device applies heat to any target area and causes the existing collagen to become tighter. Damaged cells will regenerate and be replaced, with new collagen growth continuing across four to six months.
The GentleYAG Laser may be used to tighten skin on the face, chest, arms, or anywhere else as needed. It can:
There’s usually no downtime required after skin tightening sessions. Some mild swelling can occur within the first 48 hours, but this shouldn't affect your routine.
GentleMax Pro for Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted hair on the face or body can be a huge source of frustration. But the GentleMax Pro offers an effective solution — and it’s not just designed to remove hair.
This device can also be used to treat various skin conditions, such as:
The laser penetrates deep into the root of target hairs to damage the follicle and reduce unwanted growth, all without harming the surrounding skin.
GentleMax Pro is a simpler, longer-lasting alternative to traditional hair removal options such as shaving, plucking, and waxing. This can help you cut the length of your grooming routine, and save money on unnecessary razors or creams.
Multiple treatments are usually required to achieve lasting results with this technology. Patients tend to book between three and five sessions, scheduled four to six weeks apart — but this may vary.
Various treatments are available to focus on different areas of the body, including:
How to choose the right laser treatment for your skin
You’ll have a comprehensive consultation before any of these four laser skin treatments. This is crucial to discuss your skin care routine, your personal goals, and to determine if the treatment is ideal for you.
One of our skincare professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss treatment to bring you invaluable peace of mind. Whether you want to try Clear + Brilliant, GentleMax Pro, or any of our other solutions, we’re dedicated to providing you with an exceptional patient experience every single time.
If you want to book a consultation and learn more about any of our laser treatments, please contact our friendly team today.
What are the Best Oral Vitamins and Minerals for Your Skin and Hair?
Vitamins and minerals are crucial to maintain healthy skin and hair. Whether consumed through supplements, food, or drink, vitamins and minerals provide your body with the essential nutrients it needs to work properly.
Sadly, though, many adults in Canada are missing out on a healthy amount of key vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A and D. And this can lead to serious effects over time.
If you’re concerned about the condition of your skin and hair, increasing the amount of vitamins and minerals you put into your body can help. But which should you focus on?
The best vitamins for your skin and hair
The skin plays a critical role in protecting your body and vital organs from external harm. Keeping it as strong and healthy as possible is paramount to help it do its job.
And while hair loss is often caused by genetics, illness, or medications, poor nutrition can be a major contributing factor too.
Here are the best vitamins for your skin and hair health:
Vitamin A promotes good health in the skin and helps to defend the body against infection or illness. Your immune system can’t function at its best without an adequate amount of vitamin A.
If you’re prone to acne or occasional breakouts, consuming a healthy amount of vitamin A can help.
Vitamin A also aids the skin glands’ production of sebum, the oily substance that keeps the scalp moisturized and healthy. Hair loss is a potential symptom of vitamin A deficiency.
How much vitamin A do you need per day?
How can I get vitamin A?
You’ll find vitamin A in oral supplements (e.g. multivitamin tablets) or the following foods:
The following foods contain beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A:
Vitamin E is helpful for maintaining skin health and strengthening the immune system. It can also absorb energy from ultraviolet (UV) light, which may help to reduce the severity of sun damage and common signs of aging (e.g. wrinkles).
Another benefit of vitamin E is that it may help to prevent hair loss, as it’s an antioxidant. One study found that taking tocotrienol (part of the vitamin E family) supplements led to increased hair growth.
How much vitamin E do you need per day?
How can I get vitamin E?
Aside from supplements, you can find vitamin E in:
The human body needs vitamin C to keep cells healthy and protected. It also cultivates strong skin, bones, cartilage, and blood vessels, so it’s crucial for healing wounds.
Vitamin C also contributes to proper collagen production and function. That keeps the skin firm and youthful, reducing the likelihood of developing sagging skin.
And collagen is a key part of the hair’s structure: the hair is mainly composed of keratin (a protein) and amino acids found in collagen help to build keratin. More vitamin C should mean healthy collagen production and, hopefully, healthy hair.
It also helps to defend hair follicles against damage and could reduce the risk of hair thinning.
How much vitamin C do you need per day?
How can I get vitamin C?
You can get more vitamin C from oral supplements and the following foods:
Vitamin D aids the formation of new hair follicles, and hair loss/thinning is one potential symptom of a deficiency — a study found that one group of female participants affected by hair loss had lower levels of vitamin D.
It can also help the skin by reducing inflammation and decreasing harmful environmental oxidants.
How much vitamin D do you need per day?
How can I get vitamin D?
You can get vitamin D from oral supplements and a number of foods and drinks:
The best minerals for skin and hair
Here are a few of the best minerals for skin and hair health:
Zinc regulates the skin’s oil production and can defend against premature aging. It also increases the speed with which the skin heals from an injury.
Zinc may inhibit hair follicle regression and aid follicular recovery too.
You can get zinc from:
Calcium is well known for building strong bones and teeth, but it’s also essential for maintaining the skin’s elasticity and firmness.
On top of this, upping your calcium intake can help the body absorb iron, which is necessary for healthy hair growth.
You can get calcium from:
Potassium can combat dry skin by keeping it hydrated and moisturized. Hair loss is one potential sign of a potassium deficiency, as cells may not function properly and the hair growth cycle can become disrupted.
You can find potassium in:
Increasing your vitamin and mineral consumption should improve your skin, hair, and overall health overall. Adjusting your diet can take time, so you may decide to start with oral supplements instead.
Faster solutions are available, though. For example, one of the quickest and simplest ways to up your vitamin C intake is to try a vitamin C IV treatment.
This introduces vitamin C directly into the bloodstream for better absorption, whereas vitamin C-rich foods must pass through the digestive system first.
This can promote healthier collagen production, fight against damaging free radicals, and decrease toxicity levels.
Our Glutathione IV treatment is also designed to improve the skin’s health and appearance. It can achieve a more even skin tone, reduced visibility of hyperpigmentation, and less noticeable freckles/blemishes.
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