Skin Composition

Your skin comprises three primary layers: the epidermis on the surface, the dermis beneath, and the deeper subcutaneous layer. These layers are home to everything from hair follicles to sweat glands, which all change as we age.

The outer layer thins and doesn’t protect as well as when we were younger, meaning it takes longer for the skin to heal from damage like cuts, blemishes, or sunburns. These changes can happen earlier for women than men due to hormonal shifts that reduce skin thickness and strength, often most noticeable on the face, neck, hands, and arms.

Signs of Aging

As we age, our skin naturally loses some of its tightness and elasticity, leading to the appearance of sagging and wrinkles. This happens because the skin produces less collagen and elastin, which are vital for keeping the skin firm and supple.

Additionally, the skin gets thinner as the fat layer decreases. This thinning creates hollow, gaunt areas and makes the skin more prone to injuries and dryness, as it produces less oil and retains less moisture.

Loss of colour is another common issue; the skin becomes pale and translucent because of a decline in pigment-containing cells called melanocytes. Brown spots and other pigmented lesions are more likely to form on aging skin, along with warts, skin tags, and rough patches.

Aging skin also has more fragile blood vessels, making cherry angiomas more likely to form. This also causes an increase in the likelihood of bruising and bleeding under the skin.

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Our Team of Skin Care Experts in Metro Vancouver

Under the rigorous medical supervision of Dr. Perhez Jaffer and Dr. Femida Kherani, Heights Laser Centre features a dedicated team, each member bringing years of specialized expertise in cosmetic and laser treatments. United by a passion for client care, our staff excels in personalized service, ensuring a warm, professional, and supportive experience for every patient.

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Treatment Options

We offer a range of treatments to heal and revitalize aging skin:

  • Cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products that offer healing benefits, including moisturizing rough, dry skin to restore texture and tone.
  • Chemical peels are treatments that exfoliate dead and damaged skin layers to reveal fresh, new, healthy skin cells free from blemishes.
  • Hydrafacial is a great way to refresh your skin. It deep cleans and kickstarts collagen production for clearer, firmer, and healthier skin.
  • IPL photofacial is a non-invasive, light-based method of erasing skin blemishes and addressing fine lines, age spots, and other pigmentation issues.
  • Sublative rejuvenation encourages the growth of collagen and elastin protein in skin tissues through the application of bipolar radio frequency energy.
  • BOTOX COSMETIC® is an injectable treatment that relaxes the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles to form over time, temporarily restoring smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
  • Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, are injectable treatments that combat aging by temporarily replenishing lost volume and smoothing out wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
  • Microneedling improves the skin’s texture and quality by promoting new collagen and elastin production. Our Dermapen® 4 device is especially suited for wrinkles on the neck and face.
  • Glacial® fx leverages the therapeutic benefits of cold therapy to revitalize skin texture, resulting in a brighter, healthier, and more youthful complexion.

At Heights Laser Centre, we offer customized treatment plans that deliver visible results.

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To put your aesthetic goals within reach, we accept Medicard, which offers a variety of financing terms with convenient monthly payments.

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From the moment you step through the door at Heights Laser Centre, you are not just a client—you are family. Safety isn’t just a protocol here; it’s a promise. In our relaxing, physician-led medical spa, where state-of-the-art laser technology meets decades of expertise, each treatment is an intersection of science and artistry, tailored just for you.

Request a free consultation using the online form, or call our centre at (604) 298-4481 to schedule your appointment.

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