Many signs of aging can be effectively treated with one of the two fractional technologies. The range of treatments vary in aggressiveness, downtime, and results. The most aggressive treatment, CO2 fractional, can produce dramatic improvement for severely damaged skin with a single treatment procedure, but will require more downtime and after treatment wound care.
The less aggressive non-ablative fractional treatment can produce significant results for mild to moderately damaged skin over the course of several treatments with little to no downtime or wound care required.
The non-ablative fractional laser is a multi-purpose skin rejuvenation laser that offers the power and precision to alter the skin—from non-surgical skin resurfacing to effective tattoo removal. The goal is to produce sufficient energy (heat) to penetrate the skin and absorb the target.
Treatments include common problems such as fine blood vessels that cause skin redness, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, excess pigment (such as brown spots), enlarged pores and skin texture. It can also remove most tattoo colors, usually over a series of treatments.
The number of treatments will depend on the specific problem you’re addressing. For example, if you have broken facial blood vessels around your nose, one or two treatments would be likely. If you have advanced sun damage with multiple issues such as pigment, it could be more. Your doctor will assess and advise on the optimal treatment program for you.
The area of the face or body that is treated often dictates how the treatment feels. Patients often describe the feeling as intense warmth or a brief snap or sting. Sometimes the doctor will prescribe a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to treatment. Don’t hesitate to share your apprehensions about discomfort prior to treatment.
Obviously your skin will continue to age. However, to minimize on-going damage, consult with your doctor about preventative measures, such as a good sunscreen, makeup, etc. You may need to adopt the habit of wearing a hat or engaging in sports earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon, away from the sun’s peak hours. These are practical lifestyle changes that will help you retain your new, healthier skin.
The introduction of fractional skin resurfacing to cosmetic surgeons dramatically changed the way physicians approach resurfacing techniques. By creating tiny micro-wounds spaced apart on the skin, the doctor is treating only a fraction of the skin’s surface. Since discomfort and healing time are minimized, fractional resurfacing has become more appealing to a wider range of people. The procedure lives up to its promise to reduce skin imperfections and promote collagen regeneration, reclaiming the skin’s youthful texture, tone and color.
Results will vary depending on your age, degree of sun damage and skin type. However, patients who have had this procedure, report significant changes in only a single treatment.
Reduces facial fine lines and wrinkles
Gives the skin a more firm, smooth appearance
Reduces sun damage, such as brown spots
Reduces skin blotches and blends skin color
Improves pigmented and vascular conditions
Everyone experiences pain or discomfort to varying degrees. Your doctor will determine how to minimize your discomfort during the procedure. Topical anesthetics are applied and sometimes oral medications are prescribed. Administering nerve blocks is another option that completely numbs the area being treated.
Following treatment you will experience swelling and redness. If your doctor is aggressive during the procedure, the area treated will appear red for a longer period of time. In most cases, this issue resolves in one to three weeks. During that time, with the exception of the first few days posttreatment, you may apply makeup to tone down the redness. Normal activities may be resumed, in most cases, within 5-7 days.
Within a few days, new skin will appear that is smoother and more even-toned. Your skin will continue to improve over six to nine months as the new collagen builds replacing the old collagen.
It’s possible if you have deep scars and/or deep wrinkles. Also, it depends on your own expectations. You may feel after a few months that you need further improvement. However, your doctor is the best person to assess how many treatments you might need during your initial consultation.
Obviously your skin will continue to age. However, to minimize on-going damage, consult with your doctor about preventative measures, for example, a good sunscreen, makeup etc. You may need to adopt the habit of wearing a hat or engaging in sports earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon, away from the sun’s peak hours. These are practical lifestyle changes that will help you retain your new, healthier skin.
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A painless, no-downtime, highly requested procedure that instantly creates a radiant, glowing appearance. It received its name due to its popularity amongst celebrities before walking the red carpet making it now a popular treatment for brides-to-be, and for all special occasions including proms.
This gentle procedure is safe on most skin types and is a great way to get a quick skin refresher without the long downtime associated with other laser procedures. It helps rejuvenate the appearance of aging and damaged skin; evens skin tone, reduces appearance of pigment, fine lines, and acne scars. It can be performed alone but works best when you have several treatments over a period of time.
The laser energy works in two ways, first it gently targets the melanin (pigmentation) in the cells breaking it up for your body’s natural removal processes, and second it heats deep in the dermis causing the skin to contract and stimulate collagen. Because the treatment is gentle, multiple passes are needed in order to obtain optimal results. With each treatment, you will notice your skin improving and because of the collagen stimulation, you maintain your youthful look.
Our qualified laser therapists will apply a light layer of Spectra lotion to your skin, this lotion has a carbon base, so your skin will look as if you are wearing a mud mask. Then we will begin treatment by applying the laser energy to your skin. You will hear slight snapping sounds when the laser is fired and may feel a slight tingling or warmth. We will make multiple passes over your skin with the laser during each treatment.
The Hollywood Laser Peel is a gentle and no downtime procedure that can be performed every other week, monthly, or even just once before a special event to ensure you look your best. Our qualified laser therapists will recommend a treatment course that is right for you, depending on the results you are wanting to achieve:
With no downtime and minimal side effects, you may immediately return to your daily activities.
Most clients report no pain, they only experience a slight warming of their skin and a light prickling feeling. Typically, no anaesthesia or topical is needed.
Achieve beautiful, brilliant Skin!
A breakthrough non-ablative laser treatment that stimulates the skin’s natural processes to diminish the signs of aging and sun damage and promote a vibrant, healthy-looking complexion.
Laser Genesis delivers gentle laser energy to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and redness to diminish the signs of aging for beautiful, brilliant skin with no downtime.
Micro-pulses of laser energy are gently delivered to the skin. The laser stimulates the body’s own processes to activate collagen remodelling to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and unwanted brown spots. In addition, Laser Genesis addresses facial redness by targeting the excess micro vessels. Although the individual treatment results are subtle, the overall effect of a treatment series can be quite dramatic.
You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure. Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic.
Laser Genesis is an ideal treatment for the face, neck, chest, and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of aging, sun damage, redness, mild wrinkles, or scarring.
A series of four to six Laser Genesis treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome. Improvements are gradual and will be seen over a period of few treatments. Results will continue to improve for months after the last treatment. To sustain results over time, ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged.
WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Because the Laser Genesis procedure is non-invasive, you may notice a slight redness immediately after treatment which will resolve within a few hours. Since there is no downtime, you can apply sunscreen and makeup and return to your normal daily activities immediately.
IS LASER GENESIS FOR ME?
If you have been seeking a quick, no downtime procedure to gently improve your overall complexion and give you a beautiful, confident appearance, Laser Genesis is the treatment for you.
Give yourself the beautiful skin you deserve!
Whether you need a more even skin tone, smoothing superficial lines, or firming – or all three – 2940 Laser Facial can turn back the clock for your skin.
This type of laser facial uses the dual mode technology and works to stimulate your skin to act like the youthful skin you used to have. It harness’ your body’s own potential to heal itself and helps break down the damaged cells so your body can remove them, and then stimulate your body’s natural process to produce fresh, elastic cells that support a more youthful skin.
Laser skin rejuvenation treatments involve only very mild discomfort. You may experience a prickling sensation as the skin tissue is heated. In some cases, an anaesthetic cream may be applied prior to treatment.
Your laser therapist will move the handpiece carefully over the treatment area. You can expect this to be repeated in a number of passes.
The condition of your skin will dictate how much treatments you will undergo. Between 3 and 5 is the average number.
You will see improvement within a few days, but your skin will continue to renew itself and will look even better a month or so after your treatment. For this reason, repeat treatments should be spaced several weeks apart.
For ongoing results, it is highly recommended to always protect your skin from direct sun exposure. Always cover up and use a good SPF sunblock when out in the sun.