QL VS Other Modalities Chart

Currently, these are probably the only modalities of skin treatment that we, along with many doctors, consider to be truly effective.  

By effective, we mean that the treatment stimulates and rearranges skin cells at the microscopic level, creating fundamental changes at the core of what makes up the skin, and within an efficient timeframe commensurate with modern lifestyles.     



In-office Chemical Peels 

Retinoic Acid

Other Laser Facial Therapies 

Quiklaser’s Quick Cleansing System with Triple-H Mask (QCS+HHH)

Access to treatment

Performed by doctors 

Doctor’s prescription required


Not required to be performed by doctors in North America 


Not required to be performed by doctors, but laser & mask protocol is designed by doctors






Yes and no 





Redness: may last for weeks to months. For deep peels, eyelids may swell shut initially.

Scarring: changes in skin colour, which may be permanent.

Infection: may include herpes flare-up. 

Systemic: some chemicals may cause heart beat irregularities or kidney & liver damage. 


To be truly effective, retinoids of sufficient strengths frequently come with side-effects, including sun sensitivity, mild to severe dryness of the skin, redness, peeling, skin colour changes and an initial acne flare-up.  

Doctors’ supervision is required, with adjustments to dosages and frequency of application, and careful sun protection and moisturization on the part of the patient. 


Heat, redness, sun sensitivity, swelling, and rebound are frequent and common, and last for hours to days

Swelling, bleeding and burns may also occur. 

If not appropriately managed and redness persists, patients may end up with long-term skin sensitivity and rosacea. 


Minimal to zero heat, redness, or rebound, from the creators’ experience with thousands of patients. 




Mild stinging to deep throbbing pain. 

Requires painkillers, sedatives, or even local to regional anesthesia, depending on the depth of the peel.

May require cardiac monitoring.


No pain. 


From the sensation of sparks to pain that requires pain relievers, sedation, or stronger anesthesia. 


No pain. No anesthetics or sedatives required. 

The sensation is that of tingling as if from sparklers. 

Duration of procedure


From 45 up to 90 minutes



30-45 minutes. 

Laser-&-Light-to-Skin contact time may be operator-dependent, arbitrary and highly variable. 


15 minutes,  including pre-and post-
procedural preps.
Laser-&-Light-to-Skin contact time is strictly limited to 30 seconds.  

Down-time after procedure due to immediate side-effects. 


Patients need a ride home after medium and deep peels, due to sedation. 

Intense recovery time that includes medication, ointments, and total sun avoidance for 3-6 months.


Deep peels require permanent sun protection.



Hours to days.

If sedatives or stronger anesthesia is used, customers may require a ride home.  



Reduces pigmentation

Reduces pore size

Improves acne

Reduces acne scars

✔, but not for deep scars

Improves skin texture (suppleness, elasticity)

Reduces fine lines & wrinkles

Time to visible improvement 


The significant duration of downtime defeats the immediate changes obtained from deeper peels.

Positive changes will take as long to appear as it takes for side-effects to subside.


Can take up to 3-4 weeks of daily application to achieve the same result as one treatment of Quiklaser’s QCS+HHH protocol. 


Can take up to a few days for redness and other side-effects to subside before the positive effects are appreciated.


Immediate CGRS* effects and gratification with zero down-time in > 90% of cases.    

Results increase with frequent and multiple treatments, with no increase in side-effects. 

Frequent and multiple treatments are encouraged to experience the full potential of what QCS+HHH can do for you.  


*CGRS = Clarity, Glow, Radiance, Smoothness of skin 


As every individual’s skin is slightly different, we cannot guarantee that every single person will get the exact amount of glowing results experienced by over 9/10 of thousands of QCS+HHH recipients. However, we DO offer a nominal charge for up to 5 treatments before you decide on the full course of treatments in a package.


What You See Is What You Get.

Keep in mind that all treatment results from any effective modality might not be permanent. As you age, you’ll continue to acquire lines by squinting and smiling. New sun damage can also reverse your results and may cause changes in your skin color.

QCS VS Other Modalities

QCS (Quiklaser Cleaning System) is a system that uses laser and high-grade hyaluronic masks to rejuvenate the face and resolve many issues, from pigmentation to acne, acne scars, and sensitive skin. The laser sanitizes, stimulates collagen production, and lightens pigments while the masks Hydrate, dissipate Heat, and Heal (HHH).

We are confident that regular QCS treatment will give customers Clarity, Glow, Radiance, and Smoothness (CGRS). In addition, most will experience a reduction of aesthetic age from 3-5 years, and many will not need any make-up after 5-6 months of regular treatments. 

Below is a comparison of QCS with many other treatments available, including CO2  laser, Fraxel laser, micro needling, PICO, RF, IPL, and LED red light therapies. 

CO2 and Fraxel are ablative laser treatments that have been in existence for many years, but they can only be done by licensed doctors because the downtime and side effects require medical supervision. They result in downtime, redness, and sensitivity to sun and makeup. As a result, customers are usually given home care procedures to help with the healing.

IPL and LED are less advanced treatment modalities that are less consistent and replicable in producing results. 

Micro-needling is an iteration of treating the skin using dermabrasion. Medical students studying dermatology around 35 years ago will recall using microdermabrasion with sand particles or micro rubberized particles, commonly known as face scrub. 

The skin, as it ages, needs to ‘HURT TO HEAL’ or reboot and reformat to activate its intrinsic ability to repair, rejuvenate, and restore (RRR). 

Similar principles are applied medically across various forms for other kinds of ailments in humans. For instance, neurologists use electric shocks to treat schizophrenia, while orthopedic specialists use arthroscopic methods to scrap the joint surface to induce new cartilage formation. Neuroplasticity in dementia science is based on a principle called ‘stimulate to homeostasis’ – a steady state in the body’s function. 

From Fraxel to IPL to LED red light therapies, all the treatments listed above are centered on the idea that the body needs to ‘HURT TO HEAL.’  

In the aesthetic market over the past 1000 years, humans have experimented with all kinds of modalities to repair, rejuvenate, and reboot the skin to its original or optimal function and appearance.

Queen Cleopatra rejuvenated herself by using cow’s milk to bathe herself in her bathtub. This practice is considered effective because sour milk contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and has peeling effects.

In dermatological science, the use of evidence-based, prescriptive modes ranges from the AAAs (Antibiotics, Anti-Androgens, Accutane) or lasers for repair and rejuvenation, as well as many invasive types of measures that involve downtime and possible immunological damage.

In the non-medical, non-prescription market, microdermabrasion and chemical acid peels like AHA products are all about packaging and presentation. Skincare products like peels and serums coming from Korea and Israel look enticing, but one must carefully evaluate the costs versus benefits and longer-term risks. Many of these products are nothing more than gimmicks, and it is prudent to be cautious when dealing with the skin, as any damage may be irreversible. 

While many invasive and ablative modalities may achieve faster results, the risks need to be considered. Often, they result in extended downtime and thins down the epidermis – the top layer of the skin. Subsequent treatments may likewise be problematic. 

There are risks of hyperpigmentation (PIH – Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). There is also a minor risk of infection, and each procedure must be carefully supervised by doctors. 

Our QCS modality and treatment protocols take a conservative approach. The results are more sustainable in the longer term and are generally safer. From our years of experience of doing more than 1 million treatments, the safety and effectiveness of QCS have been proven through full scientific predictability, consistency, and replicability. 

Yes, it takes a longer time and thus requires some perseverance and patience. It may even take more than two months to achieve satisfactory results.


However, this should be the norm when treating the face. We need to be conservative. It’s like going to the gym — we start gradually but build up your strength and health in a more sustainable manner. 


Unlike many ablative and invasive treatments, the 1094 nm wavelength of a Q-Switch ND YAG  Laser machine will not damage your epidermis. Instead, the laser light goes directly into the dermis to stimulate collagen production.

Why Laser Facials Are the Best Solution for Controlling Acne

Both men and women could suffer from chronic acne. In fact, up to 85% of people are said to experience it at some point. Whether mild or severe, acne can be crippling to your self-esteem, particularly because it leaves both physical and emotional scars.

Maybe you’ve tried pharmaceuticals, chemical peels, and even birth control pills to try and clear your skin, to no avail. Thankfully, there is a new solution on the market — the laser facial

This article will discuss how the new technology of laser facials is revolutionizing the world of acne treatment.

What Causes Acne?

Acne occurs when the hair follicles on your skin are blocked up with oil and dead skin. Bacteria colonizes, populates and multiplies.  During such instances, the sebaceous glands — the glands that produce oil or sebum on the skin — generate too much sebum to lubricate the hair and skin. This sebum, along with dead skin cells, can eventually plug your follicle.

Then, these blocked pores will become inflamed, resulting in whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples. This most often occurs on the face, chest, back, shoulders, and forehead — areas with the most sebaceous glands. 

Though scientists are still stumped as to why precisely these glands pump out sebum enough to block the pores, we do know that several factors can trigger acne, including the following:

1. Hormones

Hormones are believed to be the primary cause of acne. Specifically, it is largely attributed to rising levels of androgen, a hormone present in both males and females, particularly during puberty.

2. Genetics

Vulnerability to acne has been proven to be genetic, though experts are still unsure how it could be passed on. The unfortunate truth is that if you have one or more parents who suffer from acne, you have a much higher chance of developing it yourself.

3. Stress

It’s highly likely that emotional stress can contribute to the formation of acne. Stress produces cortisol, opens up the pores and allows more sebum to produce. It can alter your hormones and mess with your immune system, making it harder for your skin to heal and recover after an acne breakout.

4. Diet

Some studies have indicated that a carbohydrate-rich diet can potentially worsen acne, though further research is needed to solidify this claim. Also avoid food that may contain hormones such as milk and red meat.

Types of Acne Scars

As if acne wasn’t bad enough, you also have to deal with acne scarring. Though most marks left behind by healed acne will fade away with time, some acne spots can leave permanent scars. This is particularly true in the case of severe acne or cystic acne. 

Acne scarring is also more likely to occur if pimples and bumps are picked and squeezed during the healing process.

There are several types of acne scars, including:

1. Icepick Scars

Icepicks are narrow, indented scars that reach down into the dermis or the layer of skin beneath the visible epidermis. These scars are typically small and thin, like a mark made by an icepick, but they can also appear large and open in some cases. Icepick scars most commonly appear on the cheeks.

2. Boxcar Scars

Boxcar scars are rounded depressions with sharp vertical edges, usually found on the lower cheeks and jaw. Boxcar scars occur when your body cannot form enough collagen to repair the damage caused by acne.

3. Rolling Scars

Rolling scars are wave-like indentations that appear across the skin, and their edges are less defined than boxcar scars. The depth of these scars may vary and can make the skin look uneven.

4. Hypertrophic & Keloid Scars

Unlike the aforementioned scar types, hypertrophic and keloid scars are not indented. Instead, they are raised patches of scar tissue left behind by acne. They usually appear on the jawline, chest, back, and shoulders.

How Does Laser Facial Work?

Laser facial, or laser resurfacing treatment stimulates collagen at the Dermis ( second layer of skin ) and thus allows restoration of some connective issues that are broken. It is a process through which lasers are used to break up scar tissue on your skin.

Why Is Laser Facial Better Than Other Options?

The laser from your facial regenerates collagen and elastin in your skin without causing any damage. It reduces the pores and thus less sebum produced and less opportunities for bacteria to colonize. This encourages faster healing of acne scars and promotes bright, even, and healthy skin. Though laser facials do not ‘cure’ acne, they can stabilize your acne by keeping skin clean, clear, and controlled.

Book Your First Laser Facial Session Today

If you are wondering how to get rid of acne scars and soothe your skin to give it a more flawless look, you may want to try laser facial treatments. 

At Quiklaser, we use our patented QuikLaser Cleaning System to keep your face clean and clear by first keeping acne under control. To find out more about our acne treatment services, give us a call at +(604) 428-7845 or book an appointment online with one of our trained dermatologists.