Laser Hair Reduction: The reduction of unwanted body hair from virtually any part of the body. The 810 Diode system has been FDA approved and can be used for all ethnic groups and skin colors including tanned skin. The hair must have brown or black hair in the follicle to be effective. Multiple treatments are necessary spaced 6 weeks apart. The treatment is virtually painless so no numbing is needed. Pricing varies per area and can be purchased in induvial treatments or in a package deal (buy 4 treatments, get 1 treatment free). The package is available for each area and must be paid for at the first treatment.
Laser Vein Removal: Eliminate unsightly spider veins and broken capillaries with the Yag laser system. You will see noticeable improvements after one treatment. Several treatments may be required spaced 4-6 weeks apart. This laser is only safe for skin types I-IV. Numbing is not necessary but can be added for patient comfort. This laser is not as aggressive as the Vbeam laser so there is not as much downtime (bruising).
VBeam: The Candela VBeam Perfecta is a brand of pulsed- dye lasers. It is a true vascular laser that can treat broken capillaries, rosacea, port wine stains, spider veins, strawberry hemangiomas and poikiloderma. It can also target superficial pigment discoloration such as freckles and sunspots and a variety of other concerns such as stretch marks, acne scars and warts. VBeam can also be used to speed up healing of any post-treatment bruising from other cosmetic procedures. The VBeam uses a dye to generate different colors of laser beams which are delivered in pulses. The color of light is determined by the target. When a vessel is targeted with yellow light it causes the vessel to collapse without damaging the surrounding skin cells. The collapsed vessel is reabsorbed by the body’s natural healing process. VBeam works very well on pale skin and moderately on olive skin when treating vascular lesions. Results are usually visible immediately following the treatment but bruising and swelling is common after the treatment. Pigmented lesions (age spots) may appear darker for up to a week and can blister or flake. Patients may require multiple treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Numbing is not required.
Skin Rejuvenation: The Erbium Yag laser will freshen the appearance and improve skin texture with minimal downtime. Patients have the option for a light laser peel or a more aggressive treatment is available for patients with severe wrinkles and scarring. Each treatment is customizable to fit the patient’s needs. Treatment areas are full face, under eyes, peri-oral, neck, chest and spot treatment for scars. Multiple treatments may be needed 6-8 weeks apart and numbing is required.
Tattoo Removal: The Q switch Yag Laser breaks up tattoo ink into tiny particles so the body’s lymphatic system can filter it out. Multiple treatments are required 8-12 weeks apart. Topical numbing or injected numbing is required. Pricing depends on the size of the tattoo and if the tattoo is black ink or color ink. Turquoise and yellow tattoos are difficult to remove. Patients should not be guaranteed full removal of the tattoo.
IPL: IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, also known as “photofacial”. This treatment delivers broadband light to the skin for Skin Rejuvenation. IPL is intended for photo aged or sun damaged skin while decreasing redness. IPL can improve tiny facial veins, flushing, rosacea, sun-damaged skin and in some instances can help treat P acne. Multiple treatments are needed spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The patient should have no extensive direct sun exposure 2 weeks prior or after an IPL treatment. IPL can only be used on skin types I-III and possibly skin type IVs. Patients can expect mild redness after a treatment, and sun spots can turn darker and flaky. Mineral sun protection is required after a treatment. Patients that are on antibiotics should not have this treatment done until 10-14 days after completing the antibiotic. The treatment area should have no spray tans or active tans.