LASER SKIN RESURFACING
Q: HOW MUCH DOWNTIME SHOULD I EXPECT?
LASER SKIN REVITALIZATION
Q: WHAT KIND OF RESULTS WILL I SEE?
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Q: HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
Q: WHAT DO TREATMENTS FEEL LIKE?
INJECTABLES & DERMAL FILLERS
Q: HOW DOES BOTOX® WORK?
LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
Q: HOW DOES TATTOO REMOVAL WORK?
truSculpt® iD & FLEX
Q: WHAT IS TRUSCULPT ID®?
Q: THE SECRET RF DIFFERENCE?
Q: What is the CO2 laser used for?
A: Because fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing targets lines, texture, tone, and brown spots, it’s used to globally rejuvenate the skin. It corrects color problems, eliminates fine lines and tightens the skin, giving the entire face a younger, refreshed appearance. Although it is most often used to treat the face, the CO2 laser can be used to improve neck, chest, arms, and hand skin. It is also frequently combined with surgical lifting procedures. If a facelift or neck lift is performed alone, the skin often doesn’t match the newer lifted appearance, making it look “done.” By rejuvenating the skin at the same time as surgery, the final result is a much more natural. The laser also beautifully softens and eliminates vertical lines around the mouth and tightens eyelid skin, which no surgical or injectable filler procedure can accomplish well.
Q: How does it work?
A: The fractionated CO2 laser works by focusing microscopic beams of light into the skin in a grid pattern. Because the laser targets water, a major component of the skin, it immediately vaporizes tissue when fired. Vaporized tissue removes brown spots and sun damage, and the resulting micro-wounds created by the laser stimulate a wound healing process that leads to collagen synthesis. Ultimately, this smoothens lines and tightens skin. Because there are small areas of “normal” skin between the micro wounds, healing is accelerated. Typically, pink new skin is visible 7-14 days after the procedure.
Q: Who is a good candidate?
A: Healthy patients with realistic expectations who are seeking total skin rejuvenation or treatment of scars from surgery or acne are excellent candidates for fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing. Patients with active inflammatory skin conditions may require treatment of these conditions before lasering, and those with very dark skin are not good candidates because of a risk of changing the skin’s native color.
Q: Your consultation?
A: During your evaluation, we will review your medical history and medications as well as evaluate your skin and discuss your expectations. Certain medical conditions and medications can increase procedure risks and recovery time. If you smoke, it is best to stop or reduce your smoking before treatment as smoking can slow the recovery process. We may also recommend prophylactic anti-viral medication to prevent any cold sore outbreaks after your procedure.