Bruxism just means teeth grinding, gnashing, or clenching. If you catch yourself clenching your jaw during the day, then it’s likely that at night, while you sleep, you’re grinding or clenching your teeth. And while it sounds like a relatively harmless sleep habit, that’s not always the case.
Causes and Effects of Bruxism
Doctors don’t entirely understand the causes of bruxism, but it’s likely due to various factors, including genetic, physical, and psychological factors.
Medical personnel also differentiate bruxism into two types: waking bruxism and sleeping bruxism. It’s widely believed that waking bruxism is the product of emotional turmoil, such as feelings of anger, anxiety, and frustration or is a response to stress or intense focus and concentration. Think, for example, about the most recent time you’ve experienced any of those feelings; can you remember clenching your jaw in response?
What is a laser and how do they work?
Lasers use specific wavelengths of light to penetrate the skin or hair follicle. By adjusting the wavelengths of the light, the intensity and the surface area affected, our Skin Specialists can cause a wide range of changes to the skin.
Are these treatments safe?
We understand it is natural to worry about any treatments that take place around the eyes, be it lash lifts, extensions, or even microblading. At Waterloo Medical Cosmetics, our experts take utmost care to ensure our procedures don't harm your eyes. We also use proven products which don’t damage the sensitive skin around your eyes.
What does it feel like and are there side effects?
Although our laser’s have a large range of uses, there can be side effects. Post treatment you may notice some mild burning/tightening sensation, redness, swelling, which is completely normal. It would be unusual for pain to linger or for blistering to occur, occasionally the laser can cause cold-sores to flare, we will not work on an area with active cold-sores, this will be discussed during your consultation.
The sensation during the procedure has sometimes been compared to a light rubber band snapping against the area that becomes less noticeable after a few minutes, we offer numbing and cooling for patient comfort, but most clients say it is quick and painless. In particular, our Coolpeel laser, is used for skin resurfacing to create glowing skin, it was specifically designed for minimal discomfort and downtime, creating only a mild “sunburn-like” redness for a day or so and leaves you with the smoothest, glowing skin.
To reduce the chance of complications, we’ll send you home with post-treatment instructions and a list of do’s and don’ts. In particular, you’ll want to avoid touching the area, certain medications like retinol and strenuous activities for a few days. Not to worry, our Skin Specialists will guide you through the entire process, so you know what to do!
Cost: We recommend booking a free consultation to get the most accurate pricing.
What lasers can achieve:
Eliminate hair over the long term in all skin types I-VI
Resurface acne scars & reduce active inflammatory acne
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Tightening skin and pore size
Remove spider veins on the face and body
Reduce Rosacea and overall redness
Remove sunspots (solar lentigo)
Resurface the skin’s surface to create a wonderful glow
What laser do we have?
Quanta Evo Light which holds 3 lasers ND:YAG 1064 nm, 755 Alexandrite nm, Nd:YAG532 lasers which means we can work on all skin types(colour) and Deka CoolPeel.
Do you offer different packages?
We hope to give you as many options as possible when you seek out our services, be it for cosmetic injectables near you or aromatherapy massages near you. Even when it comes to lash extensions, we have a range of different packages depending on your lash goals. We can help you pick the one that best matches your personal goals.
Laser Hair Removal
Can range from $50 for spot treatments or for small areas of Laser Hair Removal to $325 for Full Leg, packages are available which can decrease the cost significantly. Most clients require 6 sessions with a 30% decrease after your first session.
$800 - for a full Coolpeel (fractional ablative treatment)