Skintellect Laser Center

104, 6036 - 3rd St SW, Calgary, AB, T2H 0H9

(587) 999-5906

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Skintellect Laser Center

The Intelligent Alternative to Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  How does Phototherapy work?

Photo Biotech Safe System is a phototherapy treatment that incorporates light energy from low level laser and super luminous diodes to treat target areas.  Our advanced system safely harnesses these wavelengths to penetrate and stimulate the cells and the cells signally process eliciting biological responses in the body, causing an immediate regeneration process in the skin, body or hair follicle and its supporting tissue.  The effects of phototherapy on tissues are commonly referred to as biostimulation or biomodulation.

2.  Do these treatments hurt?  Are there side effects?

The treatments are painless and non-invasive.  There will not be any contact with your body,  You lay or sit beneath the Photo Biotech laser and let the Photo therapy take its effect.  You can read, enjoy watching your favorite program on our entertainment system or simply relax during your treatment.

3. How does Laser Hair Re-Growth work?

The Photo Biotech PhotoWave laser uses hundreds of diodes emitting hundreds of multi-wavelength lasers to elicit biostimulation responses to the scalp.  The biostimulation penetrates deep into the vascular network of the scalp by using a cell signalling process.  The laser energy delivered to the scalp increases micro-circulation by mobilizing calcium stores and increasing the amount of adenosine triphospate (ATP), the fuel of the living cells that eventually make up the hair shaft within the follicle.  Scientific studies have been performed showing that increases in the amount of ATP cause individual cells to increase their activity.  ATP is integral to the function of the cell as an 'energy transporter."

This process is similar to photosynthesis which causes growth in plants.  This creates an enhanced environment within the hair follicle so that it can stimulate hair growth and produce healthy hair.

4.  Can I use other products with this therapy?

Although unnecessary, other treatment, shampoo, creams and consumables can be used in conjunction with the PhotoWave Laser therapy.  PhotoWave therapy works as a standalone treatment.

5.  How often will my PhotoWave treatments be?

Each session lasts for 20-30 minutes.  Based on your treatment type and specific needs your initial treatment schedule will be based on twice a week for 8-10 weeks, then it will change to once a week for 8-10 weeks.  Visits will then be scheduled every other week for 8-10 weeks.  Regular visits are required to maintain results. 

6.  What can I expect during a PhotoWave treatment session?

The treatment is completely painless.  During your treatment you simply sit back and relax for a period of 20-30 minutes.  During your treatment you will be required to wear protective eye wear.  There is zero downtime and normal activity can be resumed after treatment.

7.  How does PhotoBody Laser and Body Contouring work?

Everyone has their own problem areas.  Photo Biotech's PhotoBody Laser lipo treatment offers a revolutionary fat reduction and body contouring treatment to treat these problem areas.  Reverse the effects from your daily diet which stores excess calories directly to the adipose tissue.  Our Photo Therapy System uses low level lasers for smoothing cellulite, fat reduction and body shaping treatments.  Photobiomodulation stimulates the body's natural process for releasing stored content in the adipose cells.  The low level laser creates a photobiomodulation effect, altering the cells chemistry and triggering a release of a lipase enzyme that can break down triglyceride molecules into fatty acids and glycerol molecules.  This process now makes them small enough to be processed by your lymphatic system and be used as fuel by your metabolism.

8.  Do these treatments hurt?  Are there side effects?

PhotoBody Laser System is non-invasive, painless and requires no down time or side effects.  Patients can expect results of losing 1-2 dress sizes during their course of treatments.  This treatment compliments a healthy change in lifestyle to maintain your results.

9.  What can I expect during my PhotoBody treatment session?

There will be pictures and measurements taken before your initial treatment and a final set of pictures and measurements after your last treatment.  Typical treatment times are 20-40 minutes with 10 minutes on a whole body vibration machine to assist with circulation and lymphatic drainage.  The PhotoBody laser will be positioned to target your areas of concern.  All you need to do is sit back and relax.  Listen to music, catch up on your favorite tv show or catch a quick nap. 

9.  How many treatments are required?

Results are cumulative and best results require a minimum of 8 treatments performed twice a week for 4 weeks.  Only one area is treated per day to maximize the "burning off" of the fatty acids.  If there is excess of content in need of being burned off then there is a risk that it will be stored back as fat again.  Once a course of treatments are completed it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep their results.  It is recommended to exercise following treatment in order to metabolize the newly released fatty acids and glycerol in order to completely remove them from your body's fat storage.

10.  How does Laser Acne work?

Phototherapy for mild to moderate acne can be more effective than the traditional topical acne solutions such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid.  Photo Biotech's PhotoCorrect System utilizes high intensity blue light therapy which is most effective in destroying acne bacteria.  This blue light energy is effect for acne treatment, inducing photodynamic destruction of Propionibacterium acnes ( P. acnes ).  Blue light therapy does not damage the skin or have negative side effects.  The light energy is within such a small band of the electromagnetic spectrum that other tissues and cells are not damaged, but successfully penetrates the dermis causing the P. acne to bacteria to be destroyed.  This high energy photodynamic therapy results in a direct elimination of P. acnes and highest rate of absorption of porphyrin in acne resulting in significantly brighter skin and improved texture.

11.  Do these treatments hurt?  Are there side effects?

PhotoCorrect Laser Therapy offers a non-invasive treatment with no use of anesthesia, gels, creams, rubbing agents, needles and there's no down time.  It is safe, pain-free, affordable and comfortable.

12  What can I expect during my PhotoCorrect session?

Session time is typically less than 30 minutes and are required twice a week for for the first 2 weeks.  The laser does not make contact with your skin.  You sit back relax and resume normal activities after treatment.

13.  Can I do other Acne treatments?

Other treatments can be used, but may not be necessary.

14.  How many treatments are required?

Results are cumulative and a series of 30 minute treatments, twice a week is typically recommended for maximum benefits. After a series of treatments have been completed, regular maintenance sessions may be required to maintain achieved results.

15.  Who many NOT be suitable for Phototherapy?

  • People with very fair skin who burn with very minimal sun exposure or extreme sensitivity to light
  • Small children
  • People with medical conditions which increase susceptibility to sumburn (e.g. lupus)
  • People who have previously had certain types of skin cancer
  • People whose immune system is suppressed
  • Pregnant women
  • People who have glaucoma, cataracts or retinal detachment
  • Effects may be limited for those with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is ptotentiallly impaired

We always recommend to consult your physician before starting any new treatment.