Posted on
September 16th, 2018



Cutera Xeo Laser Treatments


Treat a broad range of conditions with the wavelength that Cutera knows better than anyone. truPulse Nd:YAG provides up to 15 treatment applications and appropriate for all skin types. The system is optimized for effective hair removal, treating vascular lesions on the face and lower extremities, and includes the highly popular, no-downtime laser genesis procedure for skin revitalization.

xeo Nd:YAG handpiece


What is Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tightens pores, reduces oil production, improves overall tone and texture on the skin, gets rid of sun damage and helps aid in scar reduction with no downtime.  Laser Genesis is the ultimate lunchtime procedure.

How does Laser Genesis work?

Laser Genesis uses a Nd:YAG laser to gently heat layers of tissue in the dermis. The rising temperature breaks up oil and dirt, stimulates collagen growth and evens out skin tone. Laser Genesis also diffuses the facial redness that accompanies rosacea.

How many Laser Genesis treatments are necessary?

While you can expect to see a subtle response following each treatment, we recommend receiving 4-5 consistent treatments to see your best results.

What are the time intervals between Laser Genesis treatments?

The interval between Laser Genesis treatments is about 2 weeks.

LimeLight (aka Photo Facial)

Cutera’s LimeLight delivers a non-invasive light treatment that can be customized for different skin tones and aging conditions, resulting in an exceptional skin revitalization treatment with minimal discomfort. In addition to treating sun spots, benign pigmented lesions, and vascular concerns. LimeLight also balances colour and improves the complexion.

LimeLight IPL

What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy?

IPL is a hand held device that can be used to treat signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots/age spots, benign pigmented lesions, and vascular lesions. IPL can be used to balance your skin’s color and tone, and improve your overall complexion.  The therapy can be performed on face, hands and body. We offer the LimeLight IPL.

How does Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy work?

IPL is a hand held device that emits a broad-spectrum pulse of light to your skin.  This high intensity light targets pigments in your skin. The light is converted into heat energy to destroy damaged cells that produce pigment or color to your skin.  It also causes dermal heating of your skin which will aid in skin tightening and collagen production.

How many Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy treatments are necessary?

Depending on the severity of the sun damage or pigmentation of the skin most patients have 3 to 6 treatments performed; this will include darkened spots flaking or falling off, a decrease in diffuse redness and an improvement in mottled complexion. Maintenance treatments can then be performed once or twice a year. Patients may experience a mild pinch or stinging sensation with the pulse of the light, but this will quickly diminish with the treatment ends.

What are the time intervals between Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy treatments?

The interval between IPL treatments is at least 4 weeks.


xeo Limelight handpiece

Laser Spider Vein Therapy (YAG COOLGLIDE LASER)

The Cutera CoolGlide Laser safely and effectively treats the tiny, superficial veins and the deeper blue leg veins in men and women of all skin tones.

What is Laser Spider Vein Therapy?

Either on your face or body, we can treat a broad range of vessels from spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively.  Although perfect for all skin tones, the number of treatments depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated.

How does Laser Spider Vein Therapy work?
The TruPulse Nd:YAG delivers pulses of light energy which causes blood within the vein to coagulate which eventually destroys the vessel.  Blood flow will be redirected to veins deeper below the skin’s surface where it should be.

How many Laser Spider Vein Therapy treatments are necessary?

Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins show significant improvement within 2 to 6 weeks of treatment.  Final results may not be apparent for several months and more treatments may be needed. Larger reticular vessels may take longer to resolve and may need multiple treatments.

What are the time intervals between Laser Spider Vein Therapy treatments?

The interval between Laser Spider Vein Therapy treatments is about 6 weeks.


What is Laser Hair Removal?

If you are tired of shaving or waxing Laser Hair Removal may be the perfect option.  It is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in Canada. We offer 2 different hand pieces for fast hair removal treatments.  With either the Prowave LX or the Coolglide Nd:YAG, we can customize the best treatment to accommodate the area.  These treatments are perfect for any area on the body, for lighter and finer hair, and for all skin pigment types.

How does Laser Hair Removal work?

The laser is absorbed by the pigment in the hair.  The energy produced by the laser is converted to heat which damages the hair follicles.  The hair follicle is what produces hair and so by damaging the hair follicle there is a permanent decrease in hair growth.

How many treatments of Laser Hair Removal are necessary?

Only ‘active’ hair follicles are affected by a Laser Hair Removal treatment, and not all hair follicles are ‘active’ at the same time.  Therefore, multiple treatments are necessary. The average number of treatments is 5 to 8.

What are the time intervals between Laser Hair Removal treatments?

For facial hair the time interval between treatments is 6 to 8 weeks. For body hair the time interval between treatments is 8 to 10 weeks.  For back or leg hair the time interval between treatments is 10 to 12 weeks.


What is 2D Skin Revitalize Therapy

This is the combination of Laser Genesis and LimeLight IPL treatments in one session.  Each procedure provides an effective solution to a single concern but when combined the Revitalize Therapy approach provides synergistic results in fewer treatments. Most patients perform 2 to 6 treatments to see desired results and will notice improvements in as early as 2 to 4 weeks with improvements continuing for several months.

*As with any procedure, there are always risks. We take special care to educate our patients on all the risk factors associated with IPL Photo Facial, Hair Reduction, and YAG Laser treatments. Following our pre-treatment and post-treatment instructions are the most important way to prevent excessive side effects and unnecessary damage.


For more information call us for a consultation to find the right treatment plan for you.

Conditions we treat:  wrinkles, rough texture, redness, rosacea, brown spots, age spots, unwanted hair, acne, and acne scarring.

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