Asian & Ethnic Skin Rejuvenation

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Canada has a mixture of ethnic skin types including Asian, Middle Eastern, East Indian, Black as well as Caucasian skin types. Providing safe and effective skin rejuvenation for each skin type differs. Ethnic skin and Asian skin care will need more specific and gentle laser treatments. Our favored lasers and energy devices are Fraxel, Clear+Brilliant, PicoWay Fractional laser as well as the Intensif RF with PRP. Skin rejuvenation, pigmentation, acne scars, and enlarged pores can be safely and effectively treated with these devices.

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Asian skin care and ethnic skin rejuvenation is much harder than treating Caucasian and light skin patients. This is because if energy levels are too high, the result can be worse than the treatment. Ethnic skin has a much higher tendency towards skin darkening- known as PIH or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This means that laser parameters have to be gentle and precise. Gentler treatment reduces the chances of PIH. Conversely Ethnic patients will need more treatments to achieve the same result.
Having a Specialist who treats Ethnic skin on a daily basis is advisable, as we can reduce the incidence of side effects, but provide the best outcomes

Ethnic skin is not immune to conditions such as freckles, age spots, wrinkles, poor skin texture and pigmentation. There are however several skin conditions that are more common in Asian skin types. These include –

Skin pigmentation / Melasma– this skin condition is much more common in Indians, Fijians, Pacific Islanders, Sri Lankans as well as Caucasian. Melasma presents are patchy areas of skin darkening around the eyes, forehead and upper lip. Bleaching creams, pigment inhibitor skin care prodcuts, and picosecond technology lasers like PicoWay can help reduce pigmentation by up to 75%. Chemical Peels are also a great combination treatment we offer in conjunction with lasers and microneedling.

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Age spots and sun spots – these can also occur on Asian skin. The use of erbium laser, PicoWay Laser, Fraxel, Clear and Brilliant, EndyMed FSR can reduce pigmentation, rejuvenate skin and improve wrinkles. 1927 erbium lasers are a great laser as the chances of skin darkening is very low with this machine. The use of specialist creams forms the basis of Asian Skin Care and Ethnic skin care following laser rejuvenation.

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• Skin rejuvenation in Asian and darker skin types is a Specialist field
• Treatments such as IPL can cause skin darkening and hence special lasers are needed
• Skin rejuvenation, sun spots, age spots, freckles, acne scarring and rosacea can all be treated with specific lasers
• Our favoured lasers are the Fraxel and PicoWay lasers for treating dark skin types as well as Intensif RF (radiofrequency) Microneedling technology and EndyMed FSR technology (FSR – Fractional Skin Resurfacing)
• Acne scars and open pores are best treated with RF Microneedling and PRP combinations as well as some Medical Facials we offer
• Asian + Ethnic / Darker skin care also involves the use of correct skin products, including lightening serums
 

To help improve the 3 C’s – Collagen, clarity and colour for the treatment of ethnic and Asian skin types, we add combination therapy procedures. This stacking procedure address the 3 most important aspects of skin rejuvenation with utmost safety and efficacy. This program uses PicoWay Laser, Fraxel or EndyMed FSR to treat pigment, improve skin texture, and decrease wrinkles. Unlike IPL or other lasers, this program is a gentle but deep laser treatment- this reduces unwanted side effects such as skin darkening. Lightening creams also play an important role in Asian skin care and ethnic skin care. We also combine BBL Skin Tyte or EndyMed Skin Tightening to help further improve collagen. Intensif RF Microneedling is also an option to improve collagen, with less treatments needed vs traditional RF skin tightening.

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My two favoured lasers for treating ethnic skin are the Clear and Brilliant 1927 Permea, or 1440 wavelength handpiece. Other options are Fraxel 1550, EndyMed RF FSR and PicoWay 1064 laser. These lasers are gentle on the skin and heat transfer is controllable making treatments safe with minimal side effects.

Fraxel provides general skin rejuvenation- namely a decrease in skin pigmentation, improvement in fine wrinkles, tighter skin tone as well as increased radiance. This translates to younger, fresher and rejuvenated skin.

PicoWay Picofacial can treat specific spots, such as freckles, sunspots and age spots.
I also use an erbium laser to treat conditions that are raised on the skin’s surface such as actinic keratosis. Most Asian patients will benefit from a combination of lasers as well as bleaching creams for optimal results

EndyMed FSR is colour blind so this option is truly wonderful for dark skinned clients for overall rejuvenation, clearing pigment, texture iregularities and smoothening skin while giving a tighter skin tone.

Clear and Brilliant is also safe on all skin types, the target for this laser is water, so it makes a great choice in skin of colour. This has been a client favourite due to the minimal downtime and radiant skin results.

Lately we have been favouring the Intensif RF microneedling system with insulated needles, combined with PRP. This is an excellent method for skin rejuvenation, acne scar revision as well as pore size reduction. Unlike lasers, the chances of skin pigmentation following this procedure is extremely rare.

PicoWay PicoToning laser treatments have NO recovery time, meaning that you recover immediately. This treatment is ideal for skin pigmentation disorders such as melasma or for gradual laser skin toning.

Fraxel laser takes 4 days to recover from. Best conducted on a Friday, you will recover by Tuesday at the latest.

EndyMed FSR recovery is approximately 2+ days with some flaking and residual redness post the initial 48 hours

Clear and Brilliant is typically 1-2 days

Yes. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or BBL (Broadband Light) can be used on Asian skin however the settings and parameters must be exact or skin darkening can occur after IPL. IPL or BBL treatments in ethnic skin types must be approached with extreme caution, with a reliable machine that produces adequate skin cooling and replicable power settings such as BBL. BBL is the only IPL technology on the market today where you can adjust the cooling in the machine for each patient.

We see more complications from other clinics such as burns and skin darkening from IPL than with any other device.

Fitzpatrick skin types 1-4 are typically done with BBL, while very small spot treatments (never full face) are only done on skin types 5. For skin types 6 IPL or BBL should be completely avoided.

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Acne scarring can be treated just as effectively in darker skin types compared to Caucasian patients. There are however key differences, but the end goal is the same.
Firstly PIH or skin pigmentation changes are universally seen in darker skin patients if high powered lasers are used or if TCA peels are performed. This is 100% certain, however will fade with prescription creams and sunscreen.

Secondly treatments with lasers can be just as powerful, but the ‘overlaps’ are less. Laser treatments must be conservative.To reduce the chances of skin darkening, we always recommend a pre treatment regimen of skin care and pigment inhibitors.

For laser resurfacing, we prefer to use the Erbium laser and not something like a CO2 as there is less heat transfer with Erbium. This means quicker healing times and less skin darkening after the laser procedure. Picosecond technology such as PicoWay is another great option since this laser is photo-acoustic, not photo-thermal so the transfer of heat is also to a minimum.

EndyMed Intensif is an incredible choice for darker skin types with acne scarring – RF technology has insulated needles. We often combine this with PRP for faster healing times and better results. Intensif uses RF or radio frequency to deliver heat into the deeper layers of the skin. This treatment is ideal for pore size reduction and treating acne scars. 2-3 sessions are required for optimal outcomes.

Methods we use to treat

A celeb-fave, PicoWay Resolve has quickly become a go-to treatment for correcting fine lines and wrinkles, and improving skin’s texture and tone. The precise heat of the laser stimulates collagen production without damaging surrounding tissues. With virtually no downtime, it’s also more comfortable than more ablative lasers. If you struggle with hard-to-treat melasma, you know this pesky condition cannot be prevented. PicoWay Resolve is one of the fastest and most effective melasma treatments available, often boasting results in just a few treatments.
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin, the cornerstones of healthy, firm, smooth skin. eDermastamp also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. The benefits of microneedling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. eDermastamp also has a positive effect on hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
Fraxel laser is one of the best lasers in the World. This laser can be used to treat skin pigmentation, wrinkles, acne scars and sun damage. It will give your skin a whole new texture and brilliance to it. Fraxel laser is gentle on your skin, with a recovery rate of 4-6 days. We recommend 1-5 treatments depending on your skin condition. Fraxel is considered a ‘fractional treatment’, meaning that it creates hundreds of deep columns through the skin called microscopic treatment zones. This means only a percentage of the skin is affected during each laser pass, reducing healing time, promoting natural regeneration of collagen, and rejuvenating skin cells. Due to the fact that Fraxel laser works through non-ablative resurfacing, the epidermis, or top layer of skin, is not directly impacted. As a result, patients can expect faster healing after treatment.
In the world of earthy purifying wonders, charcoal is right up there with clay and mud. It’s been called the holy-grail ingredient and has been purging impurities since ancient times, thanks to its ability to attach to and absorb toxins. ​ In the past few years, charcoal has exploded in the world of skincare. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. V Carbon Peel is a unique non-invasive treatment uses activated charcoal for an exfoliating and purifying effect that enhances facial lifting by penetrating deep into the pores. It’s the ideal system for tightening dilated pores and removing dead cells from the superficial epidermal layer for an overall new look. V-Carbon allows to make medium or deep peeling treatments depending on the patient’s needs.
Carbon Laser Peels are the go-to treatment for celebrities around the world. After originating in South Korea and being embraced worldwide, this treatment instantly produces a “wow factor.” Carbon laser facial is the most advanced treatment for treating acne, pore refinement, dull complexion and pigmentation. At LSG we use the PicoWay Laser, which is the world’s most advanced laser for skin rejuvenation. The PicoWay is passed over the skin using a layer of liquid carbon that penetrates deep into the pores. Laser destroys the carbon taking dead skin cells, contaminates and oils with it. Treatment is very safe, completely painless and highly beneficial with minimal to zero downtime.
As we age and our skin matures, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven textures and tone bring about dull, discoloured looking skin that lacks vibrancy. However, advancements in dermal filler products and micro-needling applicators are making preventing premature aging and addressing the signs that already exist an affordable, quick and easy process. At LSG we take microneedling to a whole new level with our innovative Beauty Booster treatment. Our Beauty Booster procedure is designed to improve hydration, revitalize the skin, reduce laxity and provide the patient with skin that has a radiant glow. We accomplish this using the revolutionary Vital Injector 2 (V2) device. The Beauty Booster treatment provides patients with two treatments in one: A Microneedling procedure in conjunction with a Dermal Filler treatment. During this procedure, our Cosmetic Specialists use the V2 injector device to perform multiple micro injections across the areas that are being treated at the same time.
HydraFacial™ MD is the celebrity secret to maintaining healthy skin throughout life, but it doesn’t come with a celebrity price tag. Laser Spa Group offers HydraFacial™ MD  that our surrounding communities can take advantage of. The lavish secret for getting deeply hydrated, detoxed, and rejuvenated skin for a brighter, more luminous complexion. Best of all, HydraFacial™ is a relaxing, indulgent facial treatment for your skin. By combining advanced medical technology with a luxurious and invigorating spa therapy, we’re confident that the HydraFacial™ system quite simply offers one of the best facials available.
Dermal Infusion is a non-invasive skin treatment that combines three areas of skin rejuvenation: exfoliation, extraction, and serum infusion. Your technician will best determine a custom blend of serums for you based on your skin concerns and desired results. The Dermal Infusion device has a chamber that is loaded with your custom blend of serums, which are infused into your skin during the treatment. The pen-like instrument has a diamond-tipped head that exfoliates, plus a vacuum that dislodges dirt and debris from pores, while the hidden chamber infuses the serum blend into your freshly exfoliated skin.
Resurfacing refers to the ablation or removal of skin tissue so new healthy tissue can be formed. Fractional skin resurfacing means that specific small areas, a fraction of the skin’s surface, are removed in a precise pattern leaving the surrounding healthy skin intact. The small sections of untreated healthy skin that are left intact facilitate rapid healing of the treated areas, resulting in very high patient satisfaction. EndyMed’s unique 3DEEP® technology signifies a new era in anti-wrinkle and skin tightening technology. It is clinically proven to deliver tighter, firmer, lifted skin, safely and effectively with little to no downtime.
If you are looking to smooth and tighten the skin on your neck, lower jaw, upper arms, chest or knees, EndyMed Skin Tightening could be the perfect treatment for you. Whether performed on the face or other parts of the body, EndyMed skin tightening relies on 3DEEP technology that deeply heats collagen fibers. The thermal energy targets the sub-dermal layer of the skin in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and stimulate the collagen to rebuild, hence giving a firmer, tighter appearance in the area.
Skin Tyte works by depositing infrared heat deep into the dermis, which is where our collagen and elastin fibers are found.  The immediate response to the infrared heat exposure is a contraction of the collagen and elastin fibers.  Longer-term, fibroblasts (cells that make collagen) are activated which stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin in response to wound-healing which continues to take place for up to 6 months after the initial heating.  This tissue remodelling results in a thickening of the dermis and shrinking of elastin fibers plus the contraction of collagen, resulting in the improvement of the skin’s firmness.
As we age and our skin matures, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven textures and tone bring about dull, discoloured looking skin that lacks vibrancy. However, advancements in dermal filler products and micro-needling applicators are making preventing premature aging and addressing the signs that already exist an affordable, quick and easy process. At LSG we take microneedling to a whole new level with our innovative Beauty Booster treatment. Our Beauty Booster procedure is designed to improve hydration, revitalize the skin, reduce laxity and provide the patient with skin that has a radiant glow. We accomplish this using the revolutionary Vital Injector 2 (V2) device. The Beauty Booster treatment provides patients with two treatments in one: A Microneedling procedure in conjunction with a Dermal Filler treatment. During this procedure, our Cosmetic Specialists use the V2 injector device to perform multiple micro injections across the areas that are being treated at the same time.
HydraFacial™ MD is the celebrity secret to maintaining healthy skin throughout life, but it doesn’t come with a celebrity price tag. Laser Spa Group offers HydraFacial™ MD  that our surrounding communities can take advantage of. The lavish secret for getting deeply hydrated, detoxed, and rejuvenated skin for a brighter, more luminous complexion. Best of all, HydraFacial™ is a relaxing, indulgent facial treatment for your skin. By combining advanced medical technology with a luxurious and invigorating spa therapy, we’re confident that the HydraFacial™ system quite simply offers one of the best facials available.
Experience the 3-in-1 super facial professionals are calling better than Microdermabrasion. Incorporating patented OxyGeneo Technology for unparalleled skin nourishment & oxygenation, see younger looking skin after your first treatment. The treatment begins with an eye lift using TriPollar Radio FrequencyRadio frequency (RF) energy is used to heat tissue and stimulate sub-dermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. You will feel immediate tightening of the eye area.
The AFA peel is a type of chemical peel that has become an essential part of many men and women’s skincare regimen. AFA stands for Amino acid Filaggrin. It is an antioxidant that works to retain the moisture in your skin, leaving it looking fresh, renewed, and hydrated. AFA peels are also acidic. They work as effective exfoliants yet cause minimal irritation to the skin because they are made from the same type of amino acids found in the body. The AFA peel is actually one of the few chemical peels that do not make your skin sun-sensitive, making it the perfect option for all skin types.
Dermal Infusion is a non-invasive skin treatment that combines three areas of skin rejuvenation: exfoliation, extraction, and serum infusion. Your technician will best determine a custom blend of serums for you based on your skin concerns and desired results. The Dermal Infusion device has a chamber that is loaded with your custom blend of serums, which are infused into your skin during the treatment. The pen-like instrument has a diamond-tipped head that exfoliates, plus a vacuum that dislodges dirt and debris from pores, while the hidden chamber infuses the serum blend into your freshly exfoliated skin.
Experience the 3-in-1 super facial professionals are calling better than Microdermabrasion. Incorporating patented OxyGeneo Technology for unparalleled skin nourishment & oxygenation, see younger looking skin after your first treatment. The treatment begins with an eye lift using TriPollar Radio FrequencyRadio frequency (RF) energy is used to heat tissue and stimulate sub-dermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. You will feel immediate tightening of the eye area.
HydraFacial™ MD is the celebrity secret to maintaining healthy skin throughout life, but it doesn’t come with a celebrity price tag. Laser Spa Group offers HydraFacial™ MD  that our surrounding communities can take advantage of. The lavish secret for getting deeply hydrated, detoxed, and rejuvenated skin for a brighter, more luminous complexion. Best of all, HydraFacial™ is a relaxing, indulgent facial treatment for your skin. By combining advanced medical technology with a luxurious and invigorating spa therapy, we’re confident that the HydraFacial™ system quite simply offers one of the best facials available.
Our Celluma Low-Level Light Therapy is the only all-in-one low-level light therapy device designed to manage a variety of pain and skin conditions. Cleared by the FDA for pain management and skin care, Celluma uses light energy to improve cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment of compromised tissue cells. Celluma Low-Level Light Therapy is a non-invasive, painless treatment, which requires no recovery time, and can be used on all skin types. In just minutes a day, you can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while experiencing an improvement in skin texture, quality and smoothness. Using wavelengths that are scientifically proven to stimulate fibroblasts to increase collagen and elastin.
A medical grade facial uses both medicinal and natural corrective measures to help erase the signs of stress your face is showing. These facials target the root cause of your skin problems, whether it be the need to remove toxins with powerful antioxidants or the need to counter years of UV ray exposure. Our patients see a tremendous improvement in their conditions because of the way we target the underlying cause of their problems. Our  facials are results-driven, meaning we create a unique facial for each client based on their specific skin needs and goals. The experience is very relaxing, but you’ll notice real changes in your skin due to the active ingredients and solutions used in our treatments.  That why we use the term “Medi-Facial” – it’s simply an enhanced facial geared towards achieving specific results.
The Intraceuticals treatment, adored by Victoria’s Secret models, pop queen Madonna and other Hollywood stars, is a hyperbaric oxygen system. Due to the Intraceuticals system and use of a high-pressure jet of oxygen, the skin is enriched with hyaluronic acid and serum, which intensely moisturises the skin and provides it with vitally necessary materials, maintaining the skin moisture and providing a clear glowing effect immediately after the procedure! Intraceuticals is the number one treatment from the world’s most famous beauty therapists! Intraceuticals has been awarded the Prix H. Pierantoni pour l’innovation award for outstanding innovation in the field of cosmetology!
DMK believes in Natural, Non-Invasive and Pain Free solutions to skin conditions and age management. DMK formulations are botanical based & pharmaceutical grade because this ensures that our product contains enough of an ingredient to experience significant visible results. Pharmaceutical grade means less than 0.1% impurities in DMK formulations. Great skin doesn't happen with one product or one treatment but if your consistent with your routine and realistic about your expectations DMK can really make a difference. DMK Enzyme Therapy is a hard setting face and body mask that is applied from the décolletage, up the neck and over the face. The mask contains living enzymes that stimulate our own natural enzymes to speed up cellular processes within the skin.
Some of the many benefits of receiving this treatment deal with stimulating collagen production through the increase in microcir­culation. This then helps to detox and rejuvenate the skin. Furthering the treatment's anti-aging benefits, cryo facials are said to restore firmness to the skin and will even cause the skin to feel tighter right after the treatment. In rejuvenating the skin, the cryo facial also restores radiance, soothes inflammation and improves skin texture and tone. This treatment can even go as far as to help clients who are suffering from more severe skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamindrip® is a scientifically formulated intravenous solution for the effective treatment of moderate to severe dehydration, and has been found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders. VitaminDrip treatments fo directly into the bloodstream. Hydrate, boost energy levels and release those unwanted toxins = amazing. The amount of nutrients in the blood can reach much higher, more therapeutic levels. Nutrients that enter the bloodstream immediately to help the body begin healing itself. Enjoy energy for days not hours without the crash.
“You look tired” – the three words none of us like to hear! When we are not well-rested it shows. A good night’s sleep is also incredibly important to our overall health and well-being. A number of factors contribute to a great sleep and we have found one of them. Introducing enVy: the pillow that puts the ‘beauty’ in ‘beauty sleep’. While offering therapeutic neck support, it also prevents wrinkles and sleep lines. Over time, facial wrinkles can form from the way we sleep with our face against our pillow; the opposite of beauty sleep.
Uncover beautiful skin and reveal your glow with facial cupping massage treatment cups made of medical grade silicone. Just 5 minutes a day, 2-3 times a week is all it takes to experience and appreciate accelerated results from your current skin routine. This simple tool will change how you care for your face, neck and decolletage. Facial cupping is an inexpensive, non-invasive add-on that can be done during a professional facial or in the comfort of your own home. Facial cupping uses small, specially designed cups to lift and massage facial tissue. It is actually not a new therapy, as women in Asia, Russia and Europe have been utilizing negative pressure cupping for generations.
The concept behind dermaplaning is pretty simple and is the same as shaving, which you do regularly on your own. The difference is that dermaplaning, instead of using a normal blade that you buy from the store, uses a sterile, surgical-grade blade, aimed at a 45-degree angle, to slowly and carefully drag it across the surface of your skin. The process removes all your dead cells, scar tissue, hair, and other debris found on your skin. Also, the whole process is carried out by a trained professional in a clinic or office. After your dermaplaning treatment, you will notice that you have achieved glowing, rejuvenated, and ultrasmooth skin.
Aquagold fine touch™ is a first of its kind, microchannel microinjector. Aquagold is a custom cocktail made up of micro-Botox and Hyaluronic Acid. In combination with the vile, it is designed to effectively microinject the cocktail just under the dermis, at a consistent depth of 0.6 mm. The microchannels are each thinner than a human hair, making treatments essentially pain-free. Aquagold works extremely well over delicate skin features such as the delicate under eye area and upper lip. This high-tech device delivers approximately 1,200 to 2,000 microinjections per minute.
Our Organic facial is the preferred and the safest way to rejuvenate the skin. Organic is the “true” natural, it means the products aren’t made with synthetic chemicals, preservatives, fragrances, colors or petroleum-based ingredients. The Casmara laboratory has developed the ultimate cosmetic line to prevent the passage of time from being reflected in your skin. High-technology cosmetics which will renew your skin smoothing wrinkles and expression lines. High technology of Casmara cosmetics formulated with seaweed extraits that provides a powerfull hydrating effect, along with diverse active ingredientes wich are different on every mask. Therefore, we offer a varied collection that meets the needs of every type of skin.

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