Dr. Diane Wong, MD is a licensed physician at Glow Medi Spa who has been treating clients with Fraxel Laser in Toronto, Yorkville, and the GTA for the past five years (as long as this laser has been available in Canada). Glow Medi Spa is one of the first medical clinics to offer Fraxel Laser Treatments in the GTA and is now one of the few clinics to offer the latest Fraxel Dual Laser. Fractionated skin resurfacing has been one of the most important advancements in cosmetic lasers in the past decade and has grown in popularity. Clients should choose their laser resurfacing clinic carefully and it is highly recommended they select a physician-supervised, medical clinic. In addition, the quality of technician training and supervision is very important.
What is Fraxel Laser, Fractionated Skin Resurfacing, and what are the Indications for Treatment?
The Fraxel Dual Laser is the latest updated version of Fraxel with two different laser wavelengths. The deep penetrating 1550 nm wavelength is ideal for acne scars, surgical scars, deep lines and wrinkles, textured skin, and melasma. The more superficial 1927 nm wavelength is efficient and effective in treating sun damage, pigmentation (brown spots), and actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous skin lesions). Tightening of the skin is often noted as well with each treatment.
The Fraxel Laser precisely treats thousands of microscopic areas of skin, using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin's surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells. The treatments stimulate the body's own collagen to regenerate, and replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. The Fraxel Laser can be set to target between 5-50 percent of the skin's surface, leaving the remaining 50-95 percent available to quickly heal the treated areas. The physician determines the treatment settings to precisely adjust the depth and percentage coverage based on the skin condition being treated. A series of treatments (2-6) are recommended every 4-6 weeks for the best results.
A distinguishing feature of the Fraxel Laser compared to some other fractionated lasers is that the outer layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, remains completely intact. Therefore, side effects and down-time is minimalized. There is no oozing, crusting, or bleeding like there is in some other fractionated resurfacing technologies and there is minimal risk of infection.
Why Choose Dr. Diane Wong and Glow Medi Spa for Fraxel in Toronto?
Dr. Wong has extensive experience with the Fraxel Re:store and the Fraxel Dual Laser and can effectively select the appropriate treatment parameters to obtain optimal results with minimal down-time and risk. Each client receives a complete and thorough consultation with Dr. Wong prior to their treatment. She takes the time to educate you so that you are completely comfortable and informed. Dr. Wong supervises all Fraxel Laser treatments at Glow Medi Spa and her clients value that she is present full-time at the clinic.
At Glow Medi Spa, all our clients’ needs are met efficiently, thoroughly, and with great care. Each client’s confidentiality and comfort is respected and a comfortable, private room is used at all times. Being a medical clinic, Glow Medi Spa is able to provide the most effective prescription anaesthetic (numbing) creams available to maximize the client’s comfort level. These prescription creams are used only in supervised medical clinics due to their high potency. As a routine practice, “Before” and “After” photos are done and kept as part of the client’s medical record. Furthermore, Glow Medi Spa is one of the select few medical clinics in Toronto to offer the Fraxel Dual Laser.
What are the Potential Complications with Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments?
Fraxel Laser treatments should be supervised by a physician who is skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced in lasers and laser safety. It is a very powerful laser and there are potential complications with laser resurfacing of the skin. There are also potential complications associated with the anaesthetic (numbing) cream. Fraxel Laser treatments should not be done on clients with certain medical conditions or skin conditions. It should be avoided in clients who are taking certain medications.
Fraxel Laser treatments should be provided in a medical clinic under medical consultation and supervision. Dr. Wong will see you personally in consultation prior to your treatment and discuss if laser resurfacing is right for you
Come in for a full consultation and see what a positive difference laser skin resurfacing can make for you. Call us at 416-920-9998.