The Wrinkles & Pigmentation Treatment stands out as Winnipeg’s premier solution for tackling multiple skin concerns simultaneously. This innovative treatment combines the power of fractional laser and a photofacial to rejuvenate the skin non-invasively.

Here’s why this dual-action approach is the key to rediscovering your skin’s even tone and texture:

ThreeForMe before and after results after 1 treatment. Removal of pigmentation

What It Treats

The Wrinkles & Pigmentation Treatment  (famously known as ‘Three for Me’) is a game-changer for those looking to address:

  1. Fine lines and wrinkles
  2. Pigmentation issues such as age spots, unwanted freckles, redness, and sun damage
  3. Broken capillaries (small, visible veins), including those around the nose and cheeks

This comprehensive treatment targets these concerns in one procedure, leaving our clients astonished by their younger-looking and clearer skin.

Photofacial service on a client.

The Science Behind the Treatment

Step One: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

The initial phase utilizes IPL technology to correct discoloration and facial vessels. This step effectively diminishes:

  • Sun-induced damage, including freckles and brown spots
  • Redness and broken capillaries, improving overall skin tone

IPL stimulates collagen production, initiating a skin renewal process that naturally eliminates targeted discoloration and veins.

Step Two: Fractional Laser Technology

The subsequent pass employs Icon’s fractional laser to regenerate skin from within. It creates microscopic columns of heat, prompting the surrounding cells to produce new collagen and elastin. This process:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smoothens indented scars and other imperfections

See Results in a Skin Cycle

Skin rejuvenation with the Wrinkles & Pigmentation Treatment (aka Three for Me) triggers a new skin cycle (a natural skin renewal process that usually occurs once a month), enhancing collagen and elastin production at both skin levels.

Visible improvements in tone, pigmented spot and capillary fading, and texture accumulate with each week post-treatment, as the skin undergoes its natural regeneration cycle, typically every once a month.

Am I a good candidate?

This treatment is ideal for individuals with lighter skin tones on the Fitzpatrick scale, which classifies skin types based on their UV light reaction. Before your treatment begins, you will undergo a thorough skin consultation to tailor the treatment to your specific needs. We use an advanced melanin reader to assess your skin’s melanin density, ensuring personalized and safe settings for optimal results.

For skin tones that are darker on the Fitzpatrick scale, we usually swap out the photofacial for a PicoSure laser treatment which is better suited for hyperpigmentation and brown spots as opposed to the redness addressed by a photofacial. 

ThreeforMe before and after results of 1 treatment on client.

Treatment Frequency

For transformative results, 2-4 treatments spaced a month apart (one per skin cycle) are usually recommended. Maintenance sessions can be pursued annually to preserve the rejuvenated appearance.

before and after a photofacial treatment on client's decollete

Why Get This Treatment?

The Wrinkles & Pigmentation Treatment offers several compelling benefits:

  • Non-Invasive: A gentle alternative to surgical options, with no downtime (except for some optional social downtime, depending on your personal preference).
  • Comprehensive: Addresses multiple skin issues in one go.
  • Progressive Results: Visible improvements that enhance with each skin cycle.

What will my skin look like after the treatment?

Other than the need to shield your skin from the sun, there is no ‘downtime’ in the sense of need to take time off work or other daily activities. However, you may not want to schedule social events (or photos) for one week after your Three For Me treatment time because of the temporary effect:

In the week following the procedure, it is common to experience some swelling, darkening of pigmented areas, and sunburn-like redness. The skin might also feel somewhat dry and coarse during this period. This is a typical aspect of the healing journey, and a noticeable enhancement in the skin’s texture and tone should be apparent within a few weeks as your skin renews.

  • Dark Spots: Age spots or pigmented lesions (acne scars or sun spots)may appear darker immediately after the treatment. This is because the IPL treatment causes the pigment to break down and rise to the surface of the skin. Over the next few days to weeks, these darkened spots will gradually fade and/or flake off.
  • Redness & Swelling: The treated area may be red and slightly swollen immediately after the treatment. This is a normal reaction and usually subsides within a week.
  • Broken capillary progression: They may disappear immediately after the treatment or may appear darker before they fade away over the next few days to weeks.
  • Wrinkles, Fine Lines, and any Atrophic Scars: After one to two weeks, you will start to see an improvement in the texture and tone of your skin. Wrinkles appear less pronounced, and atrophic scars start to soften. The skin may still be pink or red, but this will gradually fade.

Over the next few weeks to months, the collagen remodeling process continues, which reduces signs of sun damage and premature aging. 

Your skin should exhibit a smoother, more toned, and youthful radiance. We recommend starting with three treatments, with each session spaced 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve optimal, enduring results. For those with pronounced hyperpigmentation or deeper wrinkles, additional treatments may be necessary to thoroughly rejuvenate and refine the skin.

Individual experiences may vary, and your expert Total Wrapture laser technician will give you specific instructions on what to expect and how to take care of your unique skin after each treatment.

non-surgical facelift service

Embrace the opportunity for non-invasive skin rejuvenation. Discover the difference with our Wrinkles & Pigmentation Treatment and step into a world of graceful, lasting confidence.