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What is laser facial?

A laser facial treatment removes or targets imperfections for a clear, even complexion making your skin look refreshed. Laser facial treatments reduce the visibility of freckles, sun damage, age spots, acne, wrinkles or rosacea. The treatment can be done on the face, neck, arms and chest to help restore your skin to a smooth and clear complexion.

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Laser Facial

Laser facial improves the appearance of sun spots, rosacea, age spots, acne and your skin texture.

Essentials is a leading Medi Spa for laser photofacial in Medicine Hat

Dalyce is our skin care specialist at Essentials Medi Spa that cares for our laser clients. Dalyce is formally trained and certified as a medical aesthetician and laser technician. 

The results of Dalyce’s client treatments can be viewed on her social media feed.

What is the difference between a PicoWay Resolve Facial and GentleMaxPro™ Photofacial?

At Essentials Medi Spa, we utilize state-of-the-art laser technology. You can choose between the GentleMax Pro™ system or the PicoWay Resolve, depending on your aesthetic goals. Both lasers are very powerful and target sun damage, age spots, freckles, fine lines and wrinkles.


The table below helps to define the difference between these two technologies. A consultation with our advanced laser specialist will determine which treatment you are best suited for.  

The GentleMax Pro™ offers more versatility than its counterparts and is safe for all skin types. This treatment is best for active acne, rosacea, and broken capillaries.

GentleMax Pro™

PicoWay Resolve uses picosecond technology to target imperfections and pigmented lesions. It is best for acne scars, large pores, and skin texture irregularities. This treatment is the answer for hard to treat melasma and tattoo removal.

PicoWay Resolve

What concerns do laser facials treat?

Laser can effectively remove unwanted brown spots and benign keratoses without scarring.

Southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan have many sunny months, so the late fall and winter are the best times to start laser treatments. The skin should be shielded from sun exposure before and after treatment for the best results. Some age spots may require more than one treatment, and can be targeted individually as well.

We invite you to schedule a free consultation with Dalyce to determine which laser treatment suits your unique needs.


How long do the results last from photofacial?

The results can be long-lasting with the proper preventative measures or corrective with multiple treatment sessions. 


From $75-$150

Number of Treatments

This will vary from client to client; anticipate upwards of 3 to 5 for laser photofacial treatments.

Laser photofacial pairs well with:

    • Avoid the sun 2-4 weeks before treatment.

    • You may be asked to stop topical medications or skincare products (e.g. acne products, retinol or anything that could cause irritation) 3-5 days prior to treatment. Notify us of any change in your medications, some may make you photosensitive and laser is not recommended.

    • If you have a history of perioral herpes simplex virus, your provider may recommend prophylactic antiviral therapy. Follow the directions for your particular antiviral medication.

    • Recently tanned skin cannot be treated! If treated within 2 weeks of active (natural sunlight or tanning booth) tanning, you may develop hypopigmentation white spots) after treatment and this may not clear up for 2-3 months.

    • The use of self-tanning skin care products must be discontinued 1 week before treatment. Any residual self-tanner must be removed prior to treatment. 

    • You may not have this treatment if you have had BB Glow, or tattooed freckle treatments (tattooed brows or lips can be avoided).

    • Our skin care specialists always suggest a free consultation before any treatment. 

    • Your skin is cleaned thoroughly prior to treatment. 

    • If treating the upper lip, the teeth/braces may be protected with a moist, wet gauze. The gauze also serves to support the lip during treatment, allowing a surface to push against.

    • Safety considerations are important during the laser procedure. The patient and all personnel in the treatment room MUST wear protective eyewear during the procedure to reduce the risk of eye injury. Your skin care specialist will take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and comfort. *Please do not bring your child to the appointment.

    • Immediately after treatment, there should be mild erythema (redness) and mild edema (swelling) at the treatment site, which may last up to 2 hours, or longer. 

    • Your provider will inform you when you may resume the use of your usual skin care products. Makeup may be used after the treatment, but it is best to wait and apply it the next day.

    • It is very important not to pick, scratch or aggressively wash/scrub the area to prevent possible infection. 

    • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyper-pigmentation (darker pigmentation). High heat environments should be avoided for the remainder of the day. 

    • Use sun block (SPF 30+) at all times throughout the course of your treatments and to protect your investment after your treatments. You can pick up a free sample of the Alumier MD sunblock, as they are SPF 40-42. 

    • There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the area gently, as if you had a sunburn, for the first 24 hours.

    • Call Essentials at 403-487-0460 with any questions or concerns.

What to expect from a laser photofacial

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