Lasers are one of the dermatologist’s most valued tools; its ability to perform a wide range of services in aesthetic treatments have brought them into the mainstream.
Laser treatments can improve function and appearance in a variety of concerns such as wrinkles, acne, sun-damage, vascular lesions, warts, snoring and incontinence. It removes damaged skin, layer by layer with precision. The new skin cells that form during the healing process gives the skin a tighter, younger surface. If you have fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes, mouth or on your forehead; shallow scars from acne or non-responsive skin after a facelift, then you may be a good candidate for laser skin treatments. We have 2 lasers in one, the Nd:Yag targets the surface and the Erbium reaches the deep tissue. In combination they bring truly amazing results.
Facial Rejuvenation with heat, peel and fractional treatments
From the sagging face with jowls, or the deep wrinkles and lines around the mouth and eyes, to the neglected neck, all can be addressed in 4-6 treatments with the combination of non-ablative treatments. These treatments include smooth intra-oral treatments, external lower face tightening and pigmentation destruction with Nd:Yag & Erbium. Noticeable results will be visible within 2-3 months and can last between 12 to 18 months.
Laser Hair Removal
Using laser is a long standing proven method to remove dark unwanted hair from the face or body. Two laser frequencies in the Nd:Yag and Alexandrite beams can address any skin type. We initially provide a medical skin consultation with one of our physicians, then another consultation is conducted with the laser technician ensuring the best outcome, the highest standard of care, and the safest treatments in Olds, or anywhere in Central Alberta.
Alopecia or hair loss is a difficult-to-manage medical condition. Many reasons, including family genetics can play a role in this condition. We aim to diagnose, offer advice and if appropriate, treat with a Low Light Laser on the scalp to energize and stimulate hair follicle growth. A medical skin consultation with one of the doctors is paramount to rule out systemic medical problems. A six-month treatment cycle will bring changes if the condition is amenable to the laser.
Skin tags, keratosis, moles & warts
Any of these lesions can be removed with either chemical solution application, freezing with Liquid Nitrogen or destruction with Cautery (electro-desiccation & fulguration). The more invasive but least scarring and most satisfying results come with laser removal. Erbium laser with local anesthesia is the gold standard. Two to four treatments will permanently erase any unwanted lesions.
Snoring – Untreated mild sleep apnea
Snoring is the curse of any bedmate. At DermaNuva, our NightLase® (FOTONA™) reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue. The Erbium laser is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, but strong enough to provide clinically efficacious heating. This treatment requires three 20-minute sessions over 6 weeks. It is virtually painless and can be completed over your lunch hour! This will not only reduce the intensity of your snoring but also bring a more restful sleep to you and your bedmate. Even after one treatment your partner will not only notice the major difference in the lack of snoring, but you’ll also have the best sleep in years. Our customers can attest to the fact that after just three treatments they’re more rested, have more energy and they feel like a brand new person in the morning. For anyone who is having trouble while breathing or have been told by their significant other they’re snoring, this treatment is for you. At DermaNuva Skin and Health in Olds, we’ll guarantee with this treatment you’ll get back to having the best sleeps of your life and you’ll feel more rested and ready to face your day!
Strees (urine) incontinence & vaginal laxity
This highly irritating problem affects every three out of four women beyond child bearing years. IncontiLase® (FOTONA™) is a patented, non-invasive Er:YAG laser therapy for the treatment of mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence, based on non-ablative photo-thermal stimulation of collagen neo-genesis; shrinking and tightening of vaginal mucosa tissue and collagen-rich endo-pelvic fascia which subsequently brings greater support to the bladder. This 2-step non-surgical treatment can now resolve mild to moderate incontinence issues. An internal vaginal laser probe gently heats and stimulates the collagen around the bladder neck bringing improvement within 1-2 months after the last treatment. Very few contra-indications exist, with minimal exclusions. This can be done with an IUD in place or a mesh from a previous failed bladder surgery.
Vascular lesions/spider veins
The Nd:Yag laser is the bench mark in vein and vascular treatments. It targets the red blood cells and vessels and selectively destroys the vessel walls. The Zimmer cooler reduces the mild discomfort during and after a treatment. Most leg and facial veins will see permanent regression to a specific vein area with 2-3 treatments.
Low light laser
An LED emitting laser; with slight heating it increases the energy in the dermis and thereby stimulating the hair follicle to hair growth. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory medium and can be used for conditions such as rosacea or inflamed acne or post-peel treatments to speed up recovery.
A LED system, activated in a peroxide base-gel, can improve the white color of the teeth by two to three shades with immediate results, at a cost effective price. Three weekly treatments offer optimal results.