Laser Services

Laser Skin Resurfacing Did you know that that skin discolorations are one of the leading indicators of our age to others around us?

In fact, skin discolorations can add as much as 10 - 12 years to our percieved age.

Sun damage and hormonal changes can cause blotchiness and uneven skin color like melasma and age spots over time.

Even at younger ages, visible blood vessels, previous acne, chicken pox, and scars can leave unattractive blemishes on the skin. 

Laser skin resurfacing can rejuvenate  your skin and improve the texture, clarity and overall appearance of your complexion with results that are quite impressive to say the least.

Acne scar treatment

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

We offer the very best laser skin resurfacing technologies available anywhere:

We are proud to offer the most state of the art technology available anywhere for skin resurfacing via multiple laser device platforms. As a result, we are confident that we can treat a wide variety of conditions with the right balance of downtime and results for your lifestyle.

Laser genesis skin resurfacing

Limelight IPL: Addresses uneven pigmentation, redness, sun damage, and surface imperfections on the face and upper body, including the neck, chest, arms, and hands.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

limlight laser skin resurfacing

Genesis: Targets excess redness, large pores, uneven skin texture, and fine lines and wrinkles.

laser genesis skin treatments

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Pearl: Treats sun damage, uneven skin texture, brown spots or wrinkles.

pearl fractional skin resurfacing

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Titan: Lifts and tightens sagging skin around jowls, elbows, knees, under the neck, and chest.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

AcuPulse: Treats sun damage, uneven skin texture, brown spots or wrinkles.

 

Conditions that can be treated:

Static wrinkles: These wrinkles are visible at all times and do not change in appearance with facial movements.

Dynamic wrinkles: These are expression lines that may appear as folds when the skin is not moving, and deepen with facial movements or expressions.

Pigmentation: Freckles, sunspots, melasma, or other dark patches of skin result mainly from sun exposure.

Scars: As the result of acne or injury to the skin, scars may be rolling (a wavy appearance to the skin), pitted, discolored, or have raised borders.

Vascular conditions: Small blood vessels can be visible on the surface of the skin, vascular lesions can appear as tiny blood filled blisters, or there can be a constant flush of redness to certain areas of the face.

Loss of skin tone: Weakening of the supportive skin structure (collagen and elastin fibers) result in a loss of skin firmness or the development of cellulite.

Excess Hair: Problem areas of hair growth can be targeted, and repeated laser treatments can be used to lessen hair growth so shaving becomes less frequent or even unnecessary.

Laser skin resurfacing

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

What to expect from your procedure:

During your skin resurfacing procedure, laser energy is used to remove layers of damaged skin to leave the treated area smoother. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and uses local anesthesia to help minimize discomfort if needed. The entire procedure can take anywhere from 30 minute to two hours depending on the size and condition of the treated area. Sometimes more than one session is required to achieve the desired result based upon the strength of the laser used. Non-abblative lasers offer fantastic results over time with little to no recovery time.

While stronger lasers  penetrate deeper in the skin in order to remove  the top layer of skin so that when it heals, it is refreshed and rejuvenated. These procedures are more invasive and require local anesthetic and sometimes sedation, but usually require only one session.

genesis treatments

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Recovery and Results:

After your skin resurfacing procedure, you may experience mild swelling and discomfort for a few days. These symptoms can be controlled with ice packs and prescription pain medication. You will also experience redness that gradually diminishes as the skin heals. While most patients can return to work and other normal activities after a few days, redness may persist for several weeks, and some patients might experience peeling. With deeper the treatments, you will get a more dramatic result, but you will have a longer recovery.

The results of laser skin resurfacing may take months to fully appear, after all signs of redness have diminished. Although the results are long lasting, they are not permanent. The treatment will not stop the normal aging process, but it will reset the clock, and skin will appear younger and smoother.

limelight laser skin resurfacing

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Risks:

Although skin resurfacing is considered very safe for most patients, and complications are rare, there are risks associated with any procedure. The chance of each of these adverse reactions depends on which treatment is used, your skin coloration, and your medical history. During a consultation, I will get to know you and learn about the amount of improvement you want and the length of recovery that is acceptable to you. After we specifically review the chances of these complications, I can tell you which treatment is best for you.

Scarring - Some scars cannot be improved, and the treatment itself can rarely cause scarring.

Infection – You will be given antibiotics to take for deeper skin resurfacing treatments and an antiviral medication to prevent cold sores, which can even occur in a small number of patients who have never had them before

Skin pigment changes – Dark or light areas are possible after treatment, and the risk depends on your skin coloration and which treatment is used.

Abnormal healing – For some patients, the skin may remain red for a prolonged period of time or there may be areas of peeling and crusting that lag behind other areas that have already healed.

If you are interested in learning more about skin rejuvenation, please come talk with me in the office so we can discuss what may work best for you.

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