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Cosmetic Dermatology | SpaMedica

Cosmetic Dermatology

Are You a Candidate?

Do you have unwanted skin discolouration, raised lesions, moles, inflammatory scars, enlarged pores, acne, oily skin and/or unwanted skin texture? Maybe you want a tattoo removed, or have pigmented or vascular birthmarks and red or brown discoloration skin.

Our cosmetic dermatologists at SpaMedica are some of Toronto and Canada’s most renowned cosmetic dermatologists and laser dermatology experts. They are here to help you with any cosmetic skin condition or concern you may have like the issues listed above.

Overview

SpaMedica’s Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic is a one-of-a-kind facility that combines some of the best cosmetic dermatologists in Toronto with the latest and most advanced technology and lasers in Canada.

Our skilled Cosmetic Dermatologists have been in practice for over 20 years, have treated thousands of Toronto cosmetic dermatology patients and are regarded as some of Canada’s finest laser skin care and dermatological specialists.

They have also innovated and pioneered treatments for Mole Removal, Blood Vessel Removal, Birthmark Removal, Rosacea, Brown Spot Removal, Wrinkle Reduction and Laser Tattoo Removal.

Procedure Details

SpaMedica is dedicated to providing our cosmetic dermatology patients with the highest level of aesthetic skin care, as well as the most advanced and effective technology and laser skin solutions to achieve beautiful, attractive skin. There are many types of skin care concerns that can be treated by SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists with many laser and other high tech treatment options available to our physicians.

What is a Toronto Cosmetic Dermatologist?

A Cosmetic Dermatologist is a Board Certified Dermatologist who is focused on the treatment of cosmetic issues affecting the skin.  Toronto cosmetic dermatology patients will seek out those dermatologists with expertise and experience in treating cosmetic dermatologic conditions.  At SpaMedica we have always boasted some of Toronto’s best-trained, recognized, experienced and talented cosmetic dermatologists.  All SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists are leaders in Canada in the treatment of laser dermatology, cosmetic dermatologic surgery and the aesthetic improvement of the skin. SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists include Dr. Paul Cohen, Dr. Ingrid Jarvis,  and Dr. Michael Davis.

What Skin Conditions Do the SpaMedica Toronto Cosmetic Dermatologists Treat?

The cosmetic dermatologists at SpaMedica treat a variety of cosmetically concerning skin conditions. SpaMedica has a reputation of having Toronto’s best cosmetic dermatologists which results in Toronto cosmetic dermatology patients seeking out their expertise and services. One can classify the cosmetic dermatology treatments offered at SpaMedica by the cause of the condition, or by the treatment modality used to treat the condition. Below are a number of commonly presenting concerns of Cosmetic Dermatology patients in Toronto.

Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments That We Offer

Treating Rosacea, Vascular Discoloration and Spider Vein Disorders

Some of the many conditions treated by the SpaMedica’s cosmetic dermatologists include red discoloration of the skin, including small red and blue spider veins and blood vessels, rosacea, erythema and flushing.  These are generalized inflammatory conditions that lead to dilation of blood vessels and redness, skin sensitivity and even Acne eruptions.  These red discolourations and disorders of the skin include rosacea and rosacea-like illnesses and can be treated with a variety of topical prescribed skin products, oral medications, or, most popularly, laser and light devices. SpaMedica Cosmetic Dermatologists have the luxury of treating their patients in Canada’s largest private laser centre with the latest laser technology. With all these vascular lasers at their disposal, it is no surprise that Toronto Cosmetic Dermatology patients suffering from red and vascular disorders of the skin have tremendous success at SpaMedica eradicating and controlling the blood vessels, spider veins and red discoloration. For more information review the Rosacea Toronto page or the Spider Vein Removal page.

rosacea treatments

Figure 1.  Rosacea patient before and afters. Toronto rosacea patients can be treated by a SpaMedica Cosmetic Dermatologist with a wide range of different and effective SpaMedica vascular, spider vein and rosacea lasers.

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Figure 2. Spider vein patient before and after treatment by a SpaMedica Cosmetic Dermatology vascular laser.

Treating Brown Discoloration, Sun Damaged Skin, Freckles, Sun Spots & Brown Pigment Disorders

The SpaMedica dermatologists are experts at treating brown spots, brown discolouration, photo-aging (UV light damage), hyperpigmentation and Dyschromia caused by sun damage.  There are many reasons and etiologies for unsightly brown spots including age, sun exposure and the genetic risks of Melasma and hyperpigmentation. The expert SpaMedica Toronto Cosmetic dermatology team uses a variety of topical skin treatments and medically prescribed bleaching agents, as well as state of the art laser and energy devices, such as intense pulse light or IPL Photofacials, including three of the world’s leading IPL Photofacial systems the Nanosecond King the Revlite and the new Picosecond laser devices, such as the Picosure and PicoWay lasers.  For more information on treatment of brown discoloration, click on the laser dark spot removal page and sun spot removal page.

Figure 3.  Brown spot and sun spot patient before and after. SpaMedica Toronto Cosmetic Dermatologists are also experts in treating melasma, a precarious and potentially treacherous brown pigment disorder of the skin, which is part hereditary, hormonal and UV light exposure. Melasma is tricky, as traditional brown pigment heating lasers and IPLs or chemical peels will only stimulate the melasma to be worse. By using a combination of dermatology skin care and then the new picosecond lasers, which work more through a photo-acoustic not thermal mechanism, Toronto cosmetic Dermatology patients suffering from melasma have a tremendous chance to reduce and control the pigment by seeing the SpaMedica Cosmetic Dermatology team

Figure 4. Melasma patients before and after. Toronto melisma patients, brown discoloration and hyperpigmentation patients can have their stubborn deep dermal melasma treated by the SpaMedica Cosmetic Dermatology cutting edge picosecond lasers, the PicoSure and the PicoWay.

 

 

 

Treating Wrinkles, Furrows, Folds, Lines and the signs of aging

SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists are experts at treating unwanted lines, folds and wrinkles.  The techniques and strategies to treat unwanted lines, folds and wrinkles include the use of fractional Fraxel CO2 and Radiofrequency (RF) like ablative lasers, such as the Cynosure SmartSkin CO2, The Syneron CORE CO2 and fractional radio frequency devices, such as the Invasix Fractora, Intracell, Infini and the ematrix. They also strategically combine Botox Injectable and Dermal Tissue Fillers to further boost the laser’s effects. The SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists can also use non ablative fractional lasers and RF devices, such as the Palomar 1540nm non ablative laser, the Cynosure 1440nm and 1320nm fractional non-ablative laser, or non ablative RF devices such the Syneron Ematrix, Affini, or IntraCell devices to reduce wrinkles gradually with very little downtime. CO2 and RF ablative lasers can get a better result but come with down time. In addition, the use of the Enerjet, a propulsive technology that propels soft tissue fillers superficially within the skin itself allows for greater finesse in treating fine and deep lines and wrinkles.

wrinkle treatments

Figure 5.  Wrinkles patients before and afters. Toronto Wrinkle patients can have their fine and deep skin wrinkles treated by the SpaMedica Cosmetic Dermatologists with one of the many fractional ablative (downtime) resurfacing lasers such as the Fraxel like SmartSkin CO2 or the CORE CO2, as well as Fractional RF resurfacing devices such as the Fractora, Ematrix, Intracel, Infini devices. Find out more information on the wrinkle treatments page.

 

 

Treating Enlarged Pores and Skin Texture Irregularities

The SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists can effectively treat enlarged pores with the use of advanced fractional lasers and radio frequency (RF) devices and modern laser and energy treatment devices. We offer fractional non ablative laser and RF devices, such as the Palomar 1540nm, Cynosure 1440nm-1320nm, the Ematrix, the Fractora, Intracel and the Infini. We offer on ablative RF bulk heating with devices such as the Venus Freeze, Exilis and Forma heat and tighten porous skin, which Enerjet can propel fillers into enlarged pores to reduce them.

treating enlarged pores

Figure 6.  Enlarged pore (macro pore) patients before and after treatment.

 

Stretch Marks Treatment

Stretch marks represent over distended and tensile loaded skin with microfractures and collagen fractures (like stretching an elastic band), leading to white, silvery stretch marks or red discolored stretch marks that can be aesthetically unattractive.  Fresh stretch marks can appear red, while white stretch marks can appear silvery and white. Toronto Stretch mark patients can develop stretch marks as a result of growth, weight loss/weight gain or childbearing.  SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists have a variety of excellent ways to treat stretch marks, first by turning them white if they are red with a whole host of red treatment lasers and then, when the stretch marks are white and hypotrophic (spread apart and slivery), treatment with a whole array of new technologies like the EnerJet, fractional ablative and non-ablative lasers and fractional radio frequency devices and under the skin heating systems. For more information, visit our Stretch Mark Reduction page.

stretch marks reduction treatment

Figure 7.  Stretch Mark patient before and after results.

Scar Removal, Reduction and Treatment

Toronto Cosmetic Dermatology patients often present with unattractive scars, which can be hypertrophic (enlarged), red or raised in nature, keloidal or flat white and spread apart (hypotrophic).  Acne scars, traumatic scars and inflammatory scars can all be treated expertly by the SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists.  Cosmetic dermatologists at SpaMedica are experts in the use red color correction pulsed dyes lasers and IPL light device and soft tissue fillers under or within scars. The use of energy devices such as the EnerJet or fractional radio frequency and laser ablative and non-ablative devices outlined above can all be used alone or in combination to improve the appearance of unwanted scar tissue. For more information, visit the Scar Reduction Treatments page.

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Figure 8.  Scar patient before and after

 

Acne and Acne Scar Treatment

The SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists are experts in the treatment of both acute acne, either adolescent or adult onset and the skin that can result from inflammatory acne, including Acne Scars, depressed cysts, hyperpigmented acne scars and skin irregularities. The intense pulse light photofacial is another redness color disordered lasers and energy devices, or the Pulsed Dye laser that is combined with fractional laser and radio frequency devices that can make tremendous improvements in the appearance and reduction of acne. The red and brown color at the base of the scar can be reduced and the scars smoothened and reduced. Blue light combined with a photodynamic topical chemical called ALA (aminoleveulinc acid) can be very effective, especially when combined with stratum corneum reduction peels. Medically prescribed oral and topical acne medications and skin care is often used in combination with the laser and energy devices.  Your SpaMedica Cosmetic Dermatologist will put together the most effective acne treatment program for your skin. For more information, visit the Acne Scar Reduction page.

acne scar reduction treatment

Figure 9.  Acne Scar patient before and afters.

 

 

 

Birthmark Treatment and Removal

Brown birthmark patients can be treated with advanced laser technologies at SpaMedica.  Toronto Cosmetic Dermatology patients with large brown birthmarks need to be assessed by cosmetic dermatologists to ensure there is no malignancy (skin cancer, such as melanoma).  Certain hereditary brown birthmarks can be treated with high-tech, ultra modern brown spot removal lasers such as the new Picosure and PicoWay tattoo and brown spot removal devices that use an ultra short picosecond to shatter pigment and effectively remove it with diminished risk of lightening (hypopigmentation) of the underlying skin. The Cynosure Revlite, the Syneron PicoWay and Gentle Alex pro and Cynosure Accolade and Elite 755 nm wavelength lasers are all Spamedica Dermatology lasers that are also very effective.

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Figure 10.  Toronto pigmented (brown) birthmark patients before and after.

Treating Blood Vessel and Vascular Birthmarks

The SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists are experts at treating blood vessel birthmarks, including vascular malformations, capillary hemangiomas and other vascular birthmarks.  As one of Canada’s largest private laser clinics, our cosmetic dermatologists have at their disposal the use of the most advanced, state-of-the-art technologies to treat significantly improve or remove vascular birthmarks safely and effectively. For more information, visit the Birthmark Removal page.

vascular birthmark

Figure 11.  Toronto vascular (blood vessel) birthmark patients before and after photo.

 

Laser Tattoo Removal

The SpaMedica Toronto cosmetic dermatologists have at their disposal the most modern of laser tattoo removal technologies including the new generation of picosecond lasers, the PicoSure with the 532 nanometer and 755 nanometer Picosecond wavelength together with the new PicoWay which is 1064 nanometers and 532 nanometer picosecond wavelengths give the SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists the most effective, efficient and versatile tattoo removal lasers in Canada.  SpaMedica has over 20 years of laser tattoo removal experience and expertise. In addition, SpaMedica cosmetic dermatology patients get the benefit of not only the PicoSure and PicoWay, but the Revlite, Accolade and Affinity nanosecond lasers, if is any resistant tattoo ink. In general, 75% reduction of a tattoo can be achieved in as few as 6 treatments, with little risk of ghosting (whiting of the skin from the last tattoo removal). This compares to 14-16 treatments just two years ago, before the advent of the picosecond lasers. Even ink pigments that used to be traditionally difficult to remove, such as red, yellow, orange, blue, purple and light green ink can be as effectively and successfully treated as the traditional black ink tattoos with the revolutionary new PicoSure and PicoWay tattoo removal lasers. For more information, visit the Laser Tattoo Removal page.

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Figure 12.  Toronto tattoo removal patients before and after photo

Mole Removal

Unwanted cosmetic moles, either uncoloured, raised, flat, or coloured can be removed with modern laser techniques including carbon dioxide shave excision and non-surgical techniques that can leave less of a mark or blemish behind once the mole is removed.  Toronto Cosmetic Dermatology patients seeking cosmetic mole removal will find the Cosmetic Dermatologists at SpaMedica experts at high-tech mole removal. Larger moles can be expertly excised and the scar treated with SpaMedica lasers post excision to remove or reduce the appearance of the scar. For more information, visit our Mole Removal page.

mole removal

Figure 13.  Toronto mole patient’s before and afters. Toronto mole patients can have their unsightly moles treated by the SpaMedica Cosmetic Dermatologists with either cosmetic excision or one of the many SpaMedica mole removal lasers such as the high-tech PicoSure from Cynosure or the Picoway from Syneron and the Cynosure Revlite

Treating Unwanted Raised Lesions and Inflammatory Conditions of the Skin

The SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists have at their disposal a wide array of laser ablative devices, as well as blood vessel lasers to remove unwanted raised irregular lesions of the skin, smoothen out pores, texture and inflammatory scars.

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Figure 14.  Toronto inflammatory scar before and afters. Toronto patients with raised or flat inflammatory skin conditions, or actively forming scars can have their unsightly inflamed skin treated by the SpaMedica Cosmetic Dermatologists with one of the many fractional ablative lasers.

Cosmetic Dermatology FAQ's

  • How are the Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures Performed?

    Toronto cosmetic dermatology patients who undergo laser treatments are usually performed under topical anesthesia with or without an air chilling device.  Occasionally topical cryogen (freezing spray) is combined with laser treatment and sometimes local anesthetic is used to instill under a cosmetic dermatology skin problem prior to its treatment with a topical dermatologic laser. Most patients find cosmetic dermatology treatments extremely tolerable and can often return to work the same or the following day.

  • What Kind of Recovery Occurs After Cosmetic Dermatology Treatment?

    The recovery after a SpaMedica cosmetic dermatology treatment will depend on the laser and energy treatment that is delivered.  In general, the ablative treatments using fractional lasers or radio frequency devices may have several days of redness and crusting and be treated with topical antibiotic ointment.  Treatments that are for unwanted brown discolouration or blood vessel lesions will usually leave no disruption of the skin surface other than slight scabbing or scaling or bruised discolouration and these can often be camouflaged with makeup easily.  Toronto cosmetic dermatology patients that visit SpaMedica will be advised at the time of their consultation what kind of recovery time will be required. Many patients proceed with their cosmetic dermatology treatment immediately while others will plan ahead if there is some degree of mild or moderate downtime required.

  • How Many Treatments Will be Required for my Cosmetic Dermatology Therapy?

    Most cosmetic dermatology problems will require between 1-3 treatments that are usually performed 4-8 weeks apart.  At the time of your cosmetic dermatology appointment your cosmetic dermatologist will carefully examine your skin, discuss with you the risk and benefits of the various options and you’ll be informed of the pricing structure and recovery time of each option.

  • What is Involved in My SpaMedica Toronto Cosmetic Dermatology Consultation?

    You will be scheduled with one of our SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists and upon your initial consultation you will fill out the necessary medical history forms and consult goals and expectations.  You’ll have a personal private consultation with a pre-eminent SpaMedica Toronto cosmetic dermatologist, as well as a very experienced medical aesthetician.  The options and outline of the program of treatment(s) that will be needed to improve your cosmetic skin concern will be outlined, as well as the costs. You can even proceed with your first treatment that day.

  • What are the Side Effects, Risks or Complications of Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments?

    The risks of cosmetic dermatology treatments are low and usually easily managed.  The risks and complications can include the complications of minor skin laser treatments or surgical ablation treatments and include prolonged erythema, slight lightening or darkening of the skin, textural irregularities, infection and even (fortunately rarely) scarring.  By ensuring that you see a SpaMedica Cosmetic Dermatologist you greatly reduce your risk of complication by reason of their experience and multiple different laser, RF and energy devices at their disposal. Using the “right device for the right indication” ensures the highest degree of success and the least likelihood of a treatment complication. In the rare circumstance that a complication occurs, most potential complications following cosmetic dermatologic treatments can be managed with effective local care and completely resolved. There’s no cost to these treatments if there’s a complication during your SpaMedica cosmetic dermatology therapy.

Benefits

If you are looking for the best cosmetic dermatology clinic in Toronto, stop looking because you have found it. Our dermatologists are some of Toronto and Canada’s most renowned and experienced cosmetic dermatologists and laser dermatology experts. They have developed and pioneered many of the treatments offered.  We offer the widest range of laser treatments and options in Canada. We have over 40 different cosmetic skin lasers, radio frequency devices and ultrasound systems to choose from for your custom treatment.

Next Steps

Schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dermatologists to discuss your treatment options and create a custom plan that is best suited for your budget and goals. Schedule your cosmetic dermatology consult online by filling out the online consultation form here or call 877-712-8365 to make your appointment now.