Laser skin resurfacing treatments available with our board-certified doctor

If you are tired of dull, aging skin with common imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, redness, and pigmentation issues, it may be time to talk to a skin care professional about laser resurfacing. At MD Wellness Solutions in Surrey, British Columbia, Dr. Shelin Tkatch and her team are pleased to provide a variety of laser resurfacing options to help patients love their skin again! 

What is laser skin resurfacing? 

A laser device is utilized to gently induce a deliberate skin injury to encourage skin repair and collagen and elastin production. The healing process that follows a laser skin resurfacing treatment creates smoother, more evenly toned skin that is less wrinkled, shows fewer scars, and is more glowy!

What types of laser skin resurfacing does MD Wellness Solutions offer?

Depending on your skin type, skin improvement goals, and ability to accommodate downtime, you may choose either a non-ablative fractional laser treatment (1540) or a more aggressive ablative fractional laser treatment. Non-ablative fractional laser choices offered at MD Wellness Solutions include the 1540 laser and the Nd-Yag laser.  (CO2). The non-ablative laser treatments are ideal for people with darker skin or those who want the least downtime and don’t mind having a series of treatments. The ablative CO2 laser is suitable for people with lighter skin tones and those who don’t mind a longer downtime (5+ days) but prefer a single treatment. C02 ablative laser is the gold standard for the treatment of lipstick and smokers lines, delivering results not even plastic surgery can achieve!  When choosing your laser skin resurfacing provider, consider the number of lasers available to choose from and the experience of the team providing your care. 

What sort of before/after care will I need? 

You will meet with Dr. Tkatch and the medical aesthetician before your laser resurfacing to help you prepare for your treatment. If you have the 1540 or Nd-Yag non-ablative laser, pre- and post-care is relatively easy and involves sun avoidance and correct use of skin care products. If you have CO2 ablative resurfacing, your pre- and post-care will be more extensive and require specific aftercare products and procedures along with  visits with Dr. Tkatch. Please allow yourself the time to follow the aftercare and obtain full benefit from your laser skin resurfacing.

Is laser skin resurfacing uncomfortable? 

Dr. Tkatch takes your comfort very seriously. That’s why we use prescription medications as necessary to prevent infection and manage your comfort level, along with medical grade numbing, in-treatment cooling, and post-treatment masks to keep you comfortable. We provide both Penthrox and Nitronox (laughing gas) for use during your laser skin resurfacing treatments to help keep you at ease during your visit. Penthrox and Nitronox are very safe and allow you to return to normal function within ten minutes, allowing you to drive yourself home after your appointment.

The evening after your laser resurfacing, you will feel sunburned at most, and we will send you home with products to keep you comfortable.

When will I see improvement after my laser skin resurfacing? 

After the initial redness and swelling settle down, your skin will start the process of laying down more collagen and elastin. This process continues for three to six months after your laser treatment, meaning your skin will just keep looking better and better.

How often should I have laser skin resurfacing? 

Many people choose to resurface the skin as part of a larger overall program to diminish acne scarring or wrinkles and may undergo the laser series or procedure only once. Many others choose to do an annual laser resurfacing as part of a skin maintenance program. Dr. Tkatch will provide an individualized plan to suit your goals and budget.

How much does laser skin resurfacing cost? 

Laser skin resurfacing is an investment in the health of your skin and costs approximately $2500.

How do I learn more? 

Contact MD Wellness Solutions of Surrey, BC, to discuss with Dr. Shelin Tkatch your unique situation and find out if laser skin resurfacing is appropriate for you! The office is located at 313-2626 Croydon Drive and can be reached by calling (604) 385-3838. Her patients come from surrounding communities such as Langley, White Rock, and Richmond.