Laser Skin Resurfacing in Toronto

The experienced dermatologists and dedicated staff at Kingsway Dermatology & Cosmetic Centre are proud to provide Toronto and surrounding areas with cutting-edge medical and cosmetic dermatology services.

Laser skin resurfacing is an effective way to reduce signs of aging and to give your face an overall refreshed, more youthful look, and many patients find the treatment boosts their confidence and helps them to feel better about themselves with a smoother complexion.

Skin care doctors Marnie Fisher and Elena Poulos at Kingsway Dermatology in Toronto

What is Laser Resurfacing?

Over time, vital components of healthy skin will naturally diminish, and this damage is hastened by ultraviolet radiation and environmental pollutants. As a result, fine lines form, skin thins and loosens, brown spots appear, a rough texture can develop, and pores can appear larger. A laser treatment is ideal for addressing these issues with skin texture, pigmentation, and appearance.

Laser skin resurfacing works by passing high-intensity light deep beneath the surface of the skin in tiny columns, resulting in controlled thermal “wounding” that triggers the formation of new collagen.

At Kingsway, we use several advanced lasers to perform skin resurfacing treatments. We also have several other options for skin resurfacing, including the Nano/Micro Laser Peel for superficial lines and scars and the Full Field Laser Resurfacing treatment, for deeper skin care concerns, although this treatment requires more downtime.

Our Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments

The types of lasers utilized for skin resurfacing include:

  • An ablative laser, which superheats water molecules in the skin tissue and causes the thin outer layer of skin to peel away, revealing new skin beneath and stimulating collagen growth. Recovery time for this laser treatment tends to be a bit longer, although the results are dramatic.
  • A non-ablative laser, which is a gentler treatment that also stimulates collagen production to improve tone and texture. It may require more sessions for your desired outcome, but the laser resurfacing is less invasive and requires less recovery time.

Both ablative and non-ablative laser treatments can be delivered with the use of fractional or non-fractional lasers. Fractional lasers deliver energy in columns, leaving skin intact in between and allowing us to safely treat deeper skin concerns without damaging the surrounding tissue.

Our Kingsway skin care experts use the Sciton® Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser, a unique device that has both ablative and non-ablative lasers built into the same unit, which allows us to fully customize our laser treatments. The ablative laser is extremely efficient and allows for shorter recovery times, while the non-ablative laser can be safely used on deep skin concerns and darker skin tones.

We also utilize the Palomar Icon 2940 Fractional Ablative Laser, which is used for deep acne scarring and wrinkles. Since this laser delivers energy in a fractionated pattern, it allows for deeper penetration into the skin while maintaining safety.

Patient receiving fractional laser resurfacing at Kingsway Dermatology in Toronto

Patient testimonials

Liam MasonLiam Mason
16:03 29 Sep 23
From my very first visit everyone at the clinic was so friendly and answered any questions I had. Dr.Rupel was absolutely amazing and I highly recommend if you come to this clinic to see her! I love how the dermatologist at this clinic are patient and thorough and lay out so many options and curate the best plan your specific journey! So thrilled
Iza EIza E
18:05 22 Sep 23
It is a very professional place and a great team. The doctors are very pleasant and caring. Emily was treating my skin as well, she is such a nice lady. She is very knowledgably and gentle. All my treatments went very well and I do like the results. Highly recommended! Thank you KDCC!!
Kristie RasoKristie Raso
20:03 15 Sep 23
Stewart FlemingStewart Fleming
20:38 11 Sep 23
My doctor referred me to Dr. Poulos. On that visit, and since, the professionalism, genuine care and friendly support from Dr. Poulos, Kelly, Katie, Sanja and Chi have been exceptional. Their knowledge and attention to detail are impressive. The Centre itself is modern, clean, and well-maintained – a comfortable environment to be in. The state-of-the-art equipment and technology are reassuring and demonstrate their commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements. Not to be excluded, the front office reception staff invariably provide timely and welcoming service and support. I highly recommend Kingsway Dermatology.
22:25 07 Sep 23
I highly recommend Dr. Velykoredko, she’s professional, kind and very knowledgeable. Everything went so smoothly and efficiently. She made me feel at ease before, during and after the procedure. And I really appreciated her attention to detail. Overall the best experience!
Nancy NickellNancy Nickell
20:04 07 Sep 23
Highly recommend
Nancy NickellNancy Nickell
17:18 06 Sep 23
Nadia RushdiNadia Rushdi
16:07 25 Aug 23
I'd been searching for a reputable clinic to explore cosmetic treatments and really wanted to find a doctor run dermatology clinic that really understood the space, Kingsway fit the bill! I booked a consultation and the experience was quite refreshing, no upsell, pure honesty and no pressure. I was able to comfortably ask the hard questions and ended up booking a lazer package. Katie has been wonderful, the results have been as expected and I can't recommend this clinic enough for the level of professionalism and understanding.
Milica O'BrienMilica O'Brien
15:48 16 Aug 23
Eksta TorestrealEksta Torestreal
19:01 15 Aug 23
Christina MgalaaChristina Mgalaa
16:59 13 Aug 23
I recently came into the clinic and met with Yesha who was fantastic. I had very natural filler and also Botox. Yesha put me at ease and explained everything to me wonderfully, whilst also being sure to pass on the the Doctor my desire for a very natural look.I’ll be back again soon. Kingsway are now my absolute “go to” in Toronto for any future procedures. 5 stars ⭐️
Matt KellyMatt Kelly
17:58 05 Aug 23
Appreciate the Kingsway Dermatology team for their expertise and support. Thanks!
Karen Tutty-SmithKaren Tutty-Smith
12:12 05 Aug 23
Prompt, friendly professional attention
20:14 04 Aug 23
Dr. Ruppert is an excellent doctor, very caring, knowledgeable, pays attention to every little detail. She is the best!!!
Anna LoweryAnna Lowery
20:32 25 Jul 23
I (Robert Lowery) recently had an appointment withDr. Elena Poulos, and what a wonderful experience it was!I had some dermatology issues that needed to be addressed.Dr. Poulos solved all of these issues.Dr. Poulos is extremely professional, and competent, very pleasant and has a very good sense of humour.I left the appointment feeling extremely satisfied and reassured, and with all my concerns resolved.We have the highest praise forDr. Poulos and her staff.The experience could not have been any better. And it vastly improved my day to day life. We highly recommendDr. Elena Poulos.Best Regards,Robert and Anna Lowery.
Anne Shlarp-McArthurAnne Shlarp-McArthur
23:28 14 Jul 23
I've been going to Kingsway Dermatology for many years and just love the facials that I get with Katie. She is a real professional and I feel that I am in great hands. They have the newest in skin technology and I know that my skin looks better today, than it did ten years ago. Thanks to the amazing team at Kingsway...Kelly, Dr. Poulos and team of drs. and of course, Katie:). My glowing skin, thanks you.
Alanna EAlanna E
01:33 19 Jun 23
I've had a great experience at Kingsway Dermatology and Cosmetic Center. I had a consultation and decided based on my skin care goals that IPL would be a good option. I've had four IPL treatments by Katie so far and had very good results. I was very nervous about the procedure, but the staff were kind and professional and explained the process thoroughly and answered all of my questions before starting. I was provided great after care instructions. I would highly recommend Kingsway Dermatology and Cosmetic Center and will continue to visit for skincare treatments to reach my skin care goals.
Kris CKris C
14:14 15 Jun 23
Great service! Everyone is friendly and my technician, Emily, was so great - attentive, kind, and knowledgeable. The place is also spotless and quite modern. Also noteworthy, is the booking process and reminders you receive for upcoming appointments. Super helpful given that treatments can be spread out every 6-8 weeks.
Lindsay LibmanLindsay Libman
16:13 03 May 23
A Glowing Experience with Kingsway Dermatology Clinic's Halo Laser!I recently visited Kaite at Kingsway Dermatology Clinic for a treatment with their Halo laser, and I'm absolutely amazed by the results! My skin has never looked better – it's radiant, smooth, and feels rejuvenated.From the moment I walked in, the clinic's staff were professional, knowledgeable, and attentive. They took the time to explain the Halo laser treatment process and what to expect, which eased my concerns and made me feel comfortable with my decision.The procedure itself was surprisingly easy and virtually painless. The Halo laser worked its magic, targeting skin imperfections and boosting collagen production to leave my skin looking fabulous. The best part? The results were visible almost immediately!I can't recommend Kingsway Dermatology Clinic and their Halo laser treatment enough. If you're looking to transform your skin, this is the place to go. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!
Kathryn EckertKathryn Eckert
01:17 06 Apr 23
Fantastic clinic. The clinic itself is clean (massively important) and up-to-date. Dr. P has been my dermatologist for well over a decade. Yes, she’s busy but she is an incredible dermatologist. Reception staff is so kind and accommodating. I really appreciate their brand of customer service. Katie is my go-to laser and skincare specialist. She is knowledgeable, so personable, are makes me feel comfortable in every treatment. My Rosacea and I thank her!
Michele ChristlMichele Christl
20:35 22 Mar 23
I owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Fisher for removing a melanoma that lead to life-saving treatment. I am forever grateful. And since then, I have continued to take care of my skin through their Cosmetic Centre. The staff is so professional, enthusiastic and patient. From understanding my skin issues, to educating me on various treatment options including the latest technologies available. i am really pleased with my treatment plan and how my skin is improving. I encourage anyone who is looking to improve their skin; to go to Kingsway Dermatology.
Rebecca MRebecca M
03:13 10 Mar 23
I've had the pleasure of seeing Emily for laser hair removal treatment over the past months and am grateful to have worked with her. Emily is incredible at her job and always makes me feel so comfortable. Thank you, Emily!In terms of Kingsway Dermatology and Cosmetic Centre as a whole, the first time I came to Kingsway Dermatology was nearly ten years ago when I was a teenager and I can attest that the excellent service and care they provide has not changed in the past decade. You can expect the utmost professionalism, knowledge, and kindness at this clinic. I would strongly recommend choosing Kingsway Dermatology for your needs.
Stephanie SlobodnikStephanie Slobodnik
15:52 02 Mar 23
I have had multiple, extremely positive experiences at Kingsway Dermatology. The staff is very professional, helpful and kind. Katie is wonderful and very knowledgeable with regards to the Halo and IPL - treatments I have had with fantastic results - highly recommend! The staff goes out of their way to explain everything in detail and to ensure that you are comfortable. Lovely offices as well!
Shannon DameronShannon Dameron
23:26 23 Feb 23
Dr. Poulos and the entire team go above and beyond! I have been a patient of Dr. Poulos for a number of years and have had excellent care for all of my dermatological issues. Recently I had a Halo laser treatment with Katie and I’m thrilled with the results so far. Each step of the healing process was explained thoroughly so I knew exactly what to expect. Katie took great care to explain what she was doing throughout the procedure and kept me very comfortable. Truly a wonderful experience! Thank you Kingsway Dermatology!
Beth MachirBeth Machir
02:25 26 Nov 22
Dr. Fisher has been my dermatologist since I had cancer 12 years ago. What knowledge and what kindness! She explains everything in details, using at times analogies and drawings to educate patients. This is going beyond the call of duty to help patients understand their conditions. She is a great professor with considerable expertise in her field. I highly recommend her as a dermatologist and as a human being.
Paula KastonPaula Kaston
14:31 17 Nov 22
The Kingsway Dermatology team are excellent and very professional. I have been going here for some years now to address all of my skin care issues. I am especially pleased with the results from Halo treatments with Katie. All the staff and both medical and cosmetic are exceptional. Highly recommended.
Kaitlyn SchullerKaitlyn Schuller
19:08 13 Oct 22
My experience at Kingsway has been nothing but short of amazing. The clinic itself is extremely clean and all the staff members are very professional and helpful. Emily has been treating my skin since April. I always look forward to seeing her as she is very knowledgeable, kind and gentle with my treatments. She always ensures that I am comfortable and always checks to see if I am happy with my current results. I feel so confident coming here that my skin goals will be achieved with the understanding and caring that Emily always provides!
Jessica KainthJessica Kainth
13:33 17 Aug 22
I went in to Kingsway Dermatology for a consultation and I was so happy with the appointment. Nadia was my consultant and she was so helpful and positive. She answered all my questions before I even asked them and she really listened to all my concerns. I felt like she really just got it. Probably one of the best consultations I've had. I really recommend talking to her for your consultation.The clinic is very clean and the staff was very friendly. The location is very easy to get to. There's also paid parking above ground and underground.
Susannah MargisonSusannah Margison
02:04 24 Jun 22
I cannot say enough good things about Kingsway Dermatology and Dr Ruppel. The results I get from my treatments with Dr R are second-to-none and she always has a way of making me feel incredibly at ease and comfortable. She’s a wonderful clinician and has an absolutely lovely bedside manner. She will go the extra mile to make sure you don’t feel rushed, that you feel welcome and that you’re more than just a number. I would recommend her twenty times over and I’m just thrilled that I found such a caring knowledgeable dermatologist. The clinic staff are also lovely, friendly and welcoming. Highly, highly recommend.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can a Laser Treat?

Laser skin resurfacing treats formation of wrinkles, skin laxity, texture, and sun and age spots, as increased collagen production will restore a healthy thickness to the skin, refresh dull patches, and even out irregular tones. This treatment can be used on the entire face as well as the neck and décolletage area.

Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Hurt?

There is minimal discomfort during fractional laser resurfacing, and most patients compare it to a light rubber band snap against the skin. However, we use several different lasers for our variety of laser skin resurfacing treatments; some lasers provide deeper treatments than others and have the potential to increase discomfort, but this sensation is temporary.

Is There Downtime Associated with Laser Resurfacing?

After treatment, patients can expect mild swelling for one to three days, and redness from three to five days. This can be easily treated with ice compresses and calming moisturizing lotions. Many of our patients find that they can go out the next day with light makeup, and you should be sure to wear high-quality sunscreen in the days and weeks after, as your skin will be particularly sensitive.

When Will I See Results?

The process of collagen formation continues over the next several months, softening and plumping skin and gradually reducing the appearance of facial lines, pigmentation, and scarring. Ideal results will be apparent over a six to eight-month period.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

A fractional laser treatment consists of a series of four to six sessions spaced about four to six weeks apart. When you come to Kingsway for your consultation, we’ll craft a personalized treatment plan to meet your individual skin care needs, including how many sessions you will need as well as how often they should occur.

Patient receives laser skin resurfacing treatment at Kingsway Dermatology in Toronto

Fractional Laser Resurfacing Near Me

To learn more about how our skin resurfacing treatments can help you achieve your desired skin care results, contact Kingsway Dermatology & Cosmetic Centre today.

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