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

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.
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!
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.
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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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