Laser

Lumenis CO2 Fractional Laser

Lumenis CO2 is an advanced laser technology, using carbon dioxide for skin resurfacing.  The treatment removes outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the softer, smoother and more youthful looking underlying layers of skin.  The CO2 Laser is used in the treatment of deep facial lines and wrinkles as well as tightening skin on the body.

Service Details

How does it work?

CO2 lasers produce fine laser beams which supply heat directly to a specific area of the skin. This allows the healthy skin to produce new collagen for a softer, more youthful look.

What is the technology?

Lumenis CO2 laser

What can I expect during the treatment?

The service typically lasts between 30 minutes and two ours. All patients are different but this service can cause discomfort. It is recommended that patients take Extra Strength Tylenol prior to the service. Your doctor may numb the skin with local anesthetics or prescribe a stronger pain relief medication depending upon the type and level of service being provided.  Your face will be cleaned and you will be given eye protection prior to the service beginning.

What are the typical results?

CO2 lasers provide a more intense resurfacing service. After the skin is healed, expect a soft, smooth more youthful appearance.

Benefits

Commonly treats wrinkles, blotchiness, age spots, acne scars, etc. It can be used to resurface the entire face or specific problem areas. The CO2 laser treatment can also be performed to tighten and resurface skin on the body.

Pre-Treatment Care

Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds and tanning creams for one month prior to procedure. Do not wear sunscreen or makeup to your appointment. You are able to take Extra Strength Tylenol for discomfort two hours prior to your appointment. You may bring music on a personal device during the service.

Post-Treatment Care

Everyone heals differently and at different rates. Depending on the type of treatment, some people have a rough skin texture for more than one week and have a pink, sun-burned appearance for up to 4-6 weeks. After treatment, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water for several days post-treatment. Your skin may feel rough for the first few days. DO NOT pick at the rough skin. Allow the skin to come off naturally. Use a gentle face wash post-treatment. We will provide a laser balm to be utilized post-treatment until the peeling is complete. After this time, you may begin to utilize your own moisturizer (without any perfumes, dyes or alcohols).

IPL/Photo Rejuvenation

Photo Rejuvenation is a safe, non-invasive way to reverse the signs of aging, especially aging caused by sun damage. Using IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) we penetrate heat into the skin increasing your collagen production. The heat also draws out the unwanted pigment left behind from the sun. IPL also removes those stubborn broken blood vessels on the face, helps control rosacea, tightens the pores, reduces fine lines and builds collagen. IPL can be done on the face, hands, legs, chest and anywhere else you have sun spots or redness.

Solutions

How does it work?

IPL uses short blasts of a polychromatic, high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin’s surface, damaging either the melanin that makes up brown “age spots” or the blood vessels that create broken capillaries. The skin repairs the damage, leaving you with a more even skin tone. IPL is also touted as a way to boost collagen and elastin.

What is the technology?

Lumenis M22.

What can I expect during the treatment?

Short blasts of heat.

What are the typical results?

Immediately after the treatment you may experience redness and/or swelling. The brown spots will appear darker and slough off within 7-10 days

Is it safe?

Yes.

Benefits

Reduction/removal of brown spots and blood vessels, reduction of rosacea, tightening of pores, reduction of fine lines.

Pre-Treatment Care

Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to treatment. No usage of retinols for 3 days before treatment. No antibiotics.

Post-Treatment Care

Avoid sun exposure for 10 days post treatment. Avoid excessive exercise for 24 hours after treatment. Avoid using any exfoliating products for 10 days.

ND: YAG

Nd:YAG laser treatments are utilized to treat various skin issues including:  removal of spider and thread veins, treatment of vascular birthmarks, varicose veins in the leg, and treatment of red and brown spots on the face and body.

Service Details
How does it work?
The laser works by emitting a wavelength of high energy light, which will create heat and destroy the targeted cells.

What is the technology?
The Nd:YAG is a crystal that is used as a laser medium for solid-state lasers.

What can I expect during the treatment?
Treatment consists of placing a hand piece against the surface of the skin and activating the laser. Many patients describe each pulse as feeling similar to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin.  Topical anesthetic may be applied but is not
typically necessary.

What are the typical results
Removal of veins in face and legs, reduction or removal of red and brown spots.

Benefits
Removal of veins in face and legs, reduction or removal of red and brown spots.

Pre-Treatment Care
Avoid tanning (sun, tanning bed, self-tanning or spray tans) for at least two weeks prior to service.

Post-Treatment Care
As always, wear sunscreen (at least SPF 25) after your service.