Laser Resurfacing

Laser Resurfacing in Toronto

Tired of dealing with wrinkles and other skin imperfections like acne? Does it feel like traditional facials just don’t do the trick? Laser resurfacing may help. At Redwood Medi Spa & Wellness Centre, we offer comprehensive laser resurfacing in Toronto. This beauty technique can be used on the face, neck, chest, or other areas of the body. 


Some of the conditions it can treat include:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Surgical scars
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven pigmentation

Laser resurfacing increases the volume and firmness of skin, leaving it looking fuller and more youthful even after just one treatment. It can help tone skin, reducing the visibility of scars and pigmentation irregularities.

How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?

The process of laser resurfacing works by directing short concentrated beams of light at the skin. With deft precision, technicians at Redwood Medi Spa & Wellness Centre use the laser to remove irregular skin cells layer by layer at the surface level. There are two types of lasers that can be used: carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium: 

  • Carbon dioxide: The carbon dioxide method can be used to treat wrinkles, warts, and enlarged glands very short pulsed light energy. 
  • Erbium: The erbium technique focuses on more surface-level issues and moderately deep lines. It also has fewer side effects compared to the carbon dioxide method, allowing for a speedier recovery time after appointments.

Who Is a Good Candidate For Laser Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is a good choice for those seeking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, or forehead as well as those who have shallow scars left behind by acne or surgery. Individuals with very severe acne or very dark skin may not see the results they want from laser resurfacing. Furthermore, laser resurfacing is not recommended for stretch marks. No matter what you want to use laser resurfacing for, be sure to talk to a doctor about whether or not it’s right for you.

What to Expect from Laser Resurfacing in Toronto?

The entire procedure is handled as an outpatient appointment. If you only plan on having small areas treated, then a local anesthetic may be used. If you are having your whole face treated, general anesthesia will be administered. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to treat a specific area of the face while it may take up to 2 full hours if you are having your whole face treated by laser resurfacing. Toronto’s Redwood Medi Spa & Wellness will provide after care instructions for how to handle the treated area at home. Essentially, the treated area will be bandaged and you will be allowed to clean it after 24 hours. It is recommended that you clean the area several times a day and apply ointment to keep the area from scabbing. In general, healing time can take anywhere from 10 to 21 days. Swelling will occur.

Preparing for Laser Resurfacing

There are a few things to take care of before getting laser resurfacing:


  1. Visit your doctor as well as get an opinion from either a plastic surgeon or dermatologist about whether or not you are a good candidate for laser resurfacing.
  2. Make sure to keep track of any cold sores or fever blisters you get in your mouth because laser skin resurfacing can trigger breakouts.
  3. Avoid taking medicines or supplements that can cause blood clotting like aspirin or ibuprofen or vitamin E. It’s recommended that you stay off these medications for 10 days before you get laser resurfacing. 
  4. For smokers, stop smoking for two weeks before and after the procedure as smoking can prolong the healing process.
  5. Lastly, see if you should be prescribed any antibiotics before the procedure to deter bacterial infections. Antiviral medication can help prevent cold sores and fever blisters.

Visit Our Medical Spa for Laser Resurfacing in Toronto

If you’re interested in laser resurfacing, talk to the team at Redwood Medi Spa & Wellness Centre in Toronto. Book your appointment today.

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“Consumer’s Choice” Award from the Canadian Spa and Wellness Awards 2016

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