LASER SERVICES

Photo Facial Laser

What is a Photo Facial?
A Photo Facial is a Laser Treatment for Hyperpigmentation and sun damage. A Photo Facial (also known as Photofacial and Fotofacial) is a skin treatment that reduces the appearance of: broken capillaries, enlarged pores, rosacea, Facial Spider Veins, sun damage, and sun spots. The device uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to target the blood vessels and pigment. Photo Facial will create tightness of the skin, as well as soften the texture.

Why would I want a photo facial?
It’s non-surgical, quick, and effective way to improve hyper pigmentation. It targets only the melanin in the pigmented lesion or blood vessel so the rest of the skin is safe.

 

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The most common conditions treated with a photo facial are:

  • Angiomas
  • Hemangioma
  • Port wine stains
  • Rosacea
  • Vascular and pigmented lesions
  • Venous malformation

 

The most common areas treated with a photo facial are:

  • Arms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Legs
  • Neck

 

How does the photo facial work?
The pigmented lesion is exposed to short pulses of visible light, which sharply raises the temperature in the highly concentrated melanin – just enough to shatter the cells containing the melanin. The body then replaces these cells with new cells generated by the surrounding untreated area.

What to Expect During the Procedure
Once the skin is cleansed, a light layer of gel is applied. The gel will be cool, and will allow the Fotofacial handpiece to glide across your skin. Laser goggles will be worn by you and the provider to block the specific wave link from the laser. The treatment will heat up the skin, while targeting skin discoloration and help remove the unwanted pigment.

 

What to Expect After a Photo Facial
Following Photo Facial treatment, your skin will be red. Sun spots will be darker and will naturally slough off or fade, within one to two weeks. Spider veins and broken capillaries can dissipate immediately during the treatment, or it can take up to two weeks for them to fade. Rosacea will be less apparent within one week following your Photo Facial treatments.

There is no downtime with Photofacial. It is important to wear sunscreen because one will be sensitive to the sun following the treatment. Exposure to the sun can cause new, unwanted pigment, and reverse the effects of the photo facial. Makeup can be worn the next day.

Skin Resurfacing

What is Skin Resurfacing?
This is an innovative, non-surgical treatment using radio frequency to resurface and help repair and rejuvenate damaged skin on the face and body. It is used to help reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture, wrinkles, acne scars, rosacea, stretch marks, visible pores. The result is noticeably smoother, more youthful looking skin!

Why would I want Skin Resurfacing?

  • Safe and effective for all skin tones
  • More comfortable than traditional skin resurfacing treatments
  • Quick treatment sessions
  • Minimal downtime
  • Excellent treatment outcomes

How does Skin Resurfacing work?

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Energy is delivered through the skin’s surface which promotes the formation of new, healthy tissue. There is significantly less downtime and the treatments are much more comfortable when compared to traditional ablative laser resurfacing treatments such as CO2 lasers.

Your provider will discuss your skin concerns with you and formulate a customized treatment plan to reach your goals.

 

What can I expect during the treatment?
You will feel tiny prickling on your skin and your skin will then feel warm. It may be slightly uncomfortable but not painful. The treatment takes 15-30 minutes.

What can I expect after the treatment?
Your skin will be red and feel warm afterward, like a sunburn. You can ease this by fanning or exposing the area to cool air. Do not put anything on your skin, not even tap water, for 24 hours afterward. The warm feeling should go away within 24 hours.

Your skin will be red for the first 24 hours, and you will not be allowed to apply or rub anything on your skin, including water or sweat (so, no hot yoga or any other exercise that will make you perspire). After 24 hours, you may put on makeup and resume your regular skin care routine. You should apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30), preferably one without chemicals. But avoid rigorous exercise and hot baths or massages on the treatment area for the first 2 days after your session. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. Avoid any sort of tanning.

Skin Tightening

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What is Skin Tightening?
Non invasive skin tightening works to tighten, plump, and firm up the appearance of skin. The treatment delivers a combination of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields to produce therapeutic heat under the skin’s surface, naturally stimulating collagen production for visibly more youthful-looking skin.

Why would I want Skin Tightening?
This natural treatment corrects unwanted wrinkles and sagging skin without downtime. Anyone who is starting to lose elasticity in their skin can benefit from this treatment.

How does Skin Tightening work?
Therapeutic heat is delivered under the skin’s surface, naturally increasing collagen and elastin for more youthful-looking skin.

What can I expect during the treatment?
Sessions last about 15-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. The applicator will slowly get warmer till your skin reaches the needed temperature and stays within that temperature range. The treatment is comfortable and many patients compare the feeling to a hot stone massage.

What can I expect after the treatment?
There is no downtime. The treatment area may look a little flushed and warm to the touch, but this will go away within 1-2 hours. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.

Your clinician will recommend a customized treatment plan. After your final treatment, your results will continue to improve for up to 3-4 months. After that, your face and body continue to age, so maintenance is recommended once a month or every 3-4 months, depending on the person.

Laser Hair Removal

Venus Concept's hair removal treatments work with advanced technology that targets and destroys the follicle under the skin's surface. Over time, this significantly reduces hair growth, with results that last longer than shaving, waxing, plucking, or depilatory creams.

We are able to quickly and safely treat all skin tones. Most patients receive a series of treatments per body area done about 6 weeks apart.

What can I expect during the treatment?
Many patients report feeling some heat and a sensation like a light snap with an elastic band against your skin as the applicator moves around the treatment area. There is a built in cooling feature to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

What can I expect after the treatment?
Hair in the treated area will begin to fall out in the week after each treatment. You will enjoy a period of time without hair growth until the next growth cycle begins. After each treatment the hair will become thinner and finer with less regrowth until you reach desired results, at which point your clinician will discuss maintenance with you.

There is no downtime after treatments and you may immediately return to your regular schedule.

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AESTHETICS

Dermaplaning

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Helps to maintain a healthy complexion through peels, micro-needling. Dermaplane is also an option for refreshing and enhancing the skin. It helps to keep it smooth and radiant. It can also help with the absorption of peels and microneedling.

Micro Needling

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Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, stimulates the skin to produce more collagen and elastin. Microneedling treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation and also helps to improve the overall appearance of the skin and has minimal down time.

VI Peel

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The medical-grade Vi Peel deeply exfoliates skin to diminish sun damage, melasma, acne, scarring, and signs of aging. It improves the clarity and texture of skin as well as softens lines and wrinkles. It provides dramatic results with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Latisee®

Lash & Brow Enhancements
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Enhances eyelashes by increasing their growth length, thickness and darkness, giving you fuller, natural lashes that enhance the beauty of your eyes.

Call (480) 351-3688 to schedule an aesthetics/laser appointment or use our online contact form.