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Conditions That Can Be Treated Using A Non-Ablative Laser

Conditions That Can Be Treated Using A Non-Ablative Laser

Non-ablative lasers are an advanced form of skin treatment typically used to create younger-looking, more even, and rejuvenated skin. Whereas ablative lasers remove the topmost layer of skin, non-ablative lasers address the underlying skin tissue without damaging the top layer of skin. This makes this treatment ideal for effective results without extensive recovery times. This treatment is gentle and suitable for any lifestyle or skin care regime. If you’re wondering if this treatment is right for you, here is how a non-ablative laser works and some of the conditions it can address.

How Non-Ablative Laser Treats Different Conditions

How Does A Non-Ablative Laser Work?
This non-invasive treatment uses fractional technology to target and repair damaged skin. The non-ablative laser uses Thulium wavelength microscopic laser columns to penetrate deep into the skin. The laser generates heat, which attacks abnormal skin cells and stimulates collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a type of naturally occurring protein within the body that improves the structure and resilience of skin and when it is purposefully stimulated, it can help make the skin appear youthful. Non-ablative lasers only affect damaged skin and leave the surrounding tissue untouched. Non-ablative laser treatment can help promote rapid healing of the skin.

What Conditions Can A Non-Ablative Laser Address?

  • Fine Lines And Wrinkles
    By creating controlled injuries below the surface of the skin using the non-ablative laser, it signals to your skin that you need collagen in the area of treatment. Collagen naturally helps to plump the face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

  • Sun Spots And Hyperpigmentation
    The focused light energy of non-ablative lasers targets flawed skin cells such as those affected by sun damage or pigmentation. It destroys the affected cells, but the other healthy cells quickly repair the skin around it to help heal the skin while reducing the appearance of sun spots and hyperpigmentation.

  • Surface Scarring
    Surface scar tissue in the treatment area can be addressed using a non-ablative laser. Using the same techniques as used to address sun damage, the laser will break up the scar tissue while the normal surrounding cells help to repair the area. Because of the boost in collagen production after treatment, surface scarring also becomes less noticeable as the skin becomes more full and plump.

  • Actinic Keratosis
    These rough, scaly patches or bumps on the skin can be addressed using a non-ablative laser by reducing the appearance of current actinic keratosis and preventing the possible return of future abnormal cells for the next 1 to 2 years. To learn more about non-ablative lasers and actinic keratosis, read The Benefits of Fraxel 1927 For Treating Actinic Keratosis.

Non-Ablative Laser Treatment In Kelowna

If you have any of these conditions and you are interested in resolving them, a non-ablative laser treatment administered by a skin care professional can help. At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, we use a non-ablative laser called the Fraxel 1927 to deliver optimal results and we personalize treatment to meet each patient’s concerns and aesthetic requirements. If you are looking for an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, the Fraxel 1927 gives you brilliant, natural-looking results. To learn more about this procedure or to book an appointment with an Okanagan Skin Care specialist, call 1-250-868-9290 or book your consultation today.


Q: Is Fraxel Laser Therapy right for me?
A: One of the greatest benefits of Fraxel Laser Therapy is that it can be used safely on all skin types and colours. However, every patient’s skin is unique and many factors will contribute to how your skin looks and feels after a Fraxel treatment, including your:

  • Genetic makeup

  • Lifestyle habits

  • Personal and family history

To determine if Fraxel 1927 treatment is ideal for you, read 4 Signs You’re a Good Candidate For Fraxel Laser Therapy and book your free consultation to speak with a skin care professional.

Q: What can I expect after a Fraxel 1927 treatment?
A: In most cases, our patients experience some redness and mild swelling for the first few days post-treatment. This will be followed by some exfoliation of the outermost layer of your skin as your skin cells begin to heal and rejuvenate, revealing a smoother, healthier, and newer skin surface 1-3 weeks after your treatment.

After these treatments, you may be advised to: 

  • Stay out of the sun/bright light for 24 hours

  • Take extreme care when washing your skin

  • Apply sunblock with at least an SPF 30 rating for 7-10 days

Q: How many non-ablative laser treatments will I need?
A: The number of Fraxel laser treatments required varies from patient to patient but typically the best results are seen with 1-5 treatments.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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