PIXELATED (Erbium) LASER (PIXEL™ )
Pixel™ Resurfacing is an advanced skin laser treatment used to resurface and dramatically smooth skin texture. The laser pulses to create tiny ablative zones, targeting the epidermis and upper dermis of skin. This then triggers the body’s natural healing and regenerative processes, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin tissue which fades scarring, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, plumps and firms loose or lax skin, and removes signs of sun damage. Pixel™ is a type of fractional ablative laser treatment that garners powerful, dramatic results.
This treatment improves overall skin texture and tone, smooths wrinkles, and effectively diminishes sun damage, brown spots, age spots, and textural scarring. In short, this procedure erases those factors that add years to our appearance, and restores your complexion back to its ideal youthful, glowing state.
We strongly suggest having a Signature Facial before a skin resurfacing treatment, as it reduces downtime post-treatment and effectively boosts overall results. This is because the Signature Facial includes a vitamin infusion, which penetrates the skin using iontophoresis technology to deeply repair, strengthen, and fortify the skin prior to the laser treatment. It's like insurance for your skin: boosting overall results, improving post-laser healing, and encouraging more dramatic, rapid collagen regeneration. Remember to discuss this with your aesthetician.
Before your first laser treatment, you will have a complimentary medical evaluation by one of our expert technicians. If required, one of our doctors will do an assessment to ensure that your treatment plan is optimal for your skin type. Your technician will also discuss both pre-care and post-care instructions with you to best prepare you for your treatments.
What should I do before my Pixel™ treatment?
No sun tanning or extensive sun exposure for 2 weeks prior, or post-treatment. We suggest that you use a medical grade, physical sunscreen to protect your skin during this time and to ensure both longer lasting results and optimal skin health.
Do not use self-tanning products for 2 weeks prior to treatment,, and any residual self-tan should be removed prior to your treatment.
No Accutane for the past 6 months, and no topical Retinoids for 2-4 weeks prior to treatment.
Please inform your technician if you are prone to cold sore outbreaks prior to treatment.
What can I expect after my treatment?
You can expect some redness for up to one week, followed by some skin peeling for the next few days. Your skin may feel dry and more sensitive than usual - this is completely normal.
Your skin may feel warm & tender - similar to a sunburn. This feeling dissipates significantly after a few days as the skin starts to peel and fresh skin begins to form underneath.
Should I choose Pixel™ or an IPL (Photofacial)?
Pixel laser treatments target both skin tone and skin texture, whereas photofacials specifically target skin tone and excess pigmentation in the skin. Pixel also is a more aggressive treatment with more downtime than a Photofacial.
Remember to book your Signature Facial prior to any laser treatment to reduce downtime and boost results.
To best assist you, one of our technicians will assess your skin type and recommend a treatment modality which best aligns with your individual skincare goals.