We have found that a complete skin rejuvenation must cover three things:
- Color Correction
1. Color Correction for brown and red spots
An IPL is the best device for fixing color irregularities such as browns (sun and age spots) and reds (vascular and rosacea). An IPL is not a laser, and it hits many chromophores when fired into the skin. It is superior to a laser when used for color correction.
2. Refine Texture of fine lines, crinkles and reduce pore size
Fractional lasers have been proven to provide the best results for texture problems such as large pores, fine lines and crinkles, and acne scarring. Fractional lasers vaporize columns of skin (sort of like aeration of your lawn) to make your body start the wound healing process which sends blood and water to rebuild collagen to the treated area. The Co2 laser targets the water in the skin so it can be used on all skin types and on all parts of the body. Our Co2 Fractional Laser Treatment is custom-designed based on each client’s specific needs. It has become the most asked for procedure by both male and female patients between 30 and 60 years old.
We also have had compliments about our new numbing cream, it is twice as strong and helps control the burning sensation during and after the procedure. We also have nitrous sedation add on for those of you who are anxious about pain of the procedure.
Non-ablative Fractional Icon 1540nm
|Face – 2 passes||$250|
Ablative Fractional Co2
|Face incl required stem cells||$750|
|Scars start at||$100|
3. Tightening for skin laxity
Dermal tightening is achieved with bulk heating devices. Radio frequency provides the best chance to heat and maintain the heated area to shrink the skin to its youthful appearance. A topical numbing is applied 2 hours before, and again 1 hour before the procedure. We also are now offering nitrous sedation add on to relieve the anxiety and fear of pain during the procedure. Nitrous is a game changer for this procedure!
Radio Frequency Microneedling
Who performs Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
During your free consultation, you will sit down with our Instructors, who are all Certified Laser Specialists®, to discuss what you are looking to correct. We will then put together your custom treatment plan based on your unique skin needs. Our Certified Laser Specialists® will decide which lasers will work best for your skin condition, as well as your skin type.
What results can I expect?
The goal of any skin rejuvenation procedure is to reduce or partially eliminate sun and age spots, vascular lesions like cherry hemangioma, reduce facial crinkles or to reduce scarring from skin conditions such as acne. Complete elimination of wrinkles or scarring is not a realistic expectation. We can turn back the hands of time, but we can’t stop them from turning. We now offer Botox injections to deal with deep muscle folds (rhytids) between the eyes, crows feet and forehead lines.
How can I make the healing process go more smoothly?
Compliance with recommended pre and post-procedure guidelines are crucial for healing, prevention of scarring, and other side effects and complications such as hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation and other skin textural changes.
Possible Short-term Effects of fractional ablative CO2 Skin Rejuvenation
A topical anesthetic is used to block pain during the laser skin resurfacing treatment, but some degree of discomfort will occur after the anesthetic effects have worn off. You will experience a sunburn like sensation during the first few days.
Redness of Skin
Erythema (redness) of the skin may occur for a 1-3 month period and possibly longer.
Temporary edema (swelling) or purpura (bruising) of the tissue of the treated area may occur but will subside in 3-7 days.
Oozing, weeping, crusting and flakiness of the treated area may persist for the first week.
Textural changes of the treated area, such as gridding, may persist for a time following any ablative fractional laser Co2 treatment. We use topical stem cell ointments immediately after treatment to reduce gridding but it is a concern.
Milia (small acne-like bumps), especially in the eyelid skin region (if the eyelid skin is included in the area of treatment by the laser energy) may occur. This occurrence happens particularly if ointments are used in the post-treatment phase for a prolonged period of time.
Sensation of skin tightness may occur (peaks at 3-5 days post treatment).
Contact dermatitis may occur due secondarily to topical preparations (ointments) used post-treatment.
Herpes Simplex Dermatitis (Fever Blisters or Cold Sores)
Occurrence or recurrence of herpes simplex dermatitis is also a possible short-term effect, particularly if it is not pre-treated with an oral antiviral medication such as Acyclovir. Please inform us of your history before we begin treatment.
Temporary itching in the early healing phase may occur, sometimes it may be severe.
Transient hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) is another possibility, especially in darker-skinned people. This would occur 3-8 weeks post laser treatment and are usually temporary.
Other Possible Complications of fractional ablative CO2 Skin Rejuvenation
Increased susceptibility to sun
Because of the temporary thinning of the epidermis and dermis and reduction in the number of melanocytes (pigment cells in the skin), you may be more susceptible to the photo-aging effects of sunlight and the carcinogenic (cancer-producing) effects of ultraviolet wavelengths inherent in sun exposure and tanning devices.
Risk of scarring
The risk of scarring exists in all cases. It is variable and is often related to an individual’s genetic makeup. Scarring can be reduced by carefully following appropriate aftercare instructions and notifying us if a problem develops.
Skin Pigment Changes
Skin color and texture changes may occur. At the junction of the treated and untreated areas, there may be a difference in color, texture and/or thickness of the skin.
Infection is a risk that occurs in any laser procedure and is minimized by proper post-procedure care and common sense.