Laser

Skin lasers work by emitting a specialized light that is passed through the skin and preferentially absorbed by its target, be it an unwanted blood vessel, birthmark, discoloration, or hair.

The laser is specifically designed with specific settings to target specific areas and colors.  Individual results may vary.  Treatment times vary and depend upon the areas of treatment.  Prices vary with face and body site selection; however, savings are substantial when package prices are arranged.

 

 

 

PhotoRejuvenation

PhotoRejuvenation for the treatment of sun damaged skin, age spots and redness.  By utilizing the power of pulsed light with the precise wavelength and filler, a broad range of skin conditions can be addressed.  Skin will be smoother, more vibrant and improved texture. BBL BroadBand Light technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, the physician will be able to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure. This process helps restore the skin to its natural stage. In addition, the photo thermal energy targets and eliminates many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
Recovery: 0 / Treatment: 2-5

Laser Hair Reduction

Laser Hair Reduction for easy removal of unwanted hair.  The laser selectively targets our hair treats numerous hairs at once, making treatments of large areas practical.  The computer sets the parameters and places site beam in an optimum pattern for your skin to ensure a safe, fast, effective yet gentle treatment. Laser or light energy is selectively absorbed by the melanin in hair follicles and converted to heat, diffusing to and injuring stem cells in the bulb and bulge. After a series of treatments, most hair is permanently removed. However, if hair does regrow it will be finer and lighter than before.

Treatments: 3-5

Veins and Redness

Veins and Redness including telangiectasia and rosacea reduction of the face, neck, cheeks, and legs, these being the most popular.  Each treatment is tailored to match your skin condition and desired result.  Vessels denatured by the laser will be reabsorbed by your body over a period of time.  Healing time depends on your actual treatment with virtually no anticipated downtime.

Treatments: 3-5

Sciton ProFractional™

ProFractional is Sciton’s solution for achieving excellent resurfacing results with minimal downtime. Unlike full field resurfacing which removes the entire surface area of a treatment site, ProFractional ablates narrow-diameter channels into the skin, covering a fraction of the total treatment area. This action initiates the body’s wound healing response which stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin, while leaving the surrounding tissue intact for rapid healing. The benefits of ProFractional include increased patient comfort, shorter healing times, and tunable results that can range from subtle to dramatic

For dramatic improvement in wrinkles, scars, tone and texture with little to no downtime, patients are applauding the Sciton ProFractional laser. This quick and comfortable laser procedure is used to improve the overall appearance of your skin using a laser microbeam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. And because only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, healing time is abbreviated and recovery downtime short.

The ProFractional laser is used to treat: Wrinkles and fine lines -Post-traumatic scars -Acne scars -Age spots -Sun spots -Freckles -Aging and Sun-damaged skin

The ProFractional laser uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin invigorate the body’s natural healing process, and the treated areas stimulate production of new collagen, plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.

Candidates for the ProFractional laser are those with scars, wrinkles or sun damage who want younger-looking skin. The face, neck chest and hands can be treated with the ProFractional laser and procedures take from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the condition of the skin and the size of area being treated. In some cases, a numbing cream may be applied prior to treatment to ensure complete comfort.

Treatments are typically done in a series of one to four treatments spaced three to six weeks apart, depending again on your area of need. Sometimes your Renew Skin Care Laser technician will recommend that your ProFractional laser treatment be combined with a MicroLaserPeel or another treatment for the best results.

After treatment, you may experience a mild redness and most patients can return to their normal work/play schedule within one to two days following treatment.

Sciton Micro Laser Peel™

The Sciton MicroLaserPeel is ideal for patients with little downtime to spare. This peel removes fine lines and wrinkles plus leaves fresh youthful skin in its wake. Known as the weekend procedure with immediate, lasting results, this Erbium Yag laser is one of the foremost precision lasers available today. The precision inherent in this Sciton head reduces any discomfort for perfect coverage and uniform ablation that was not possible with other laser systems.

Laser resurfacing using the Contour head is excellent for scar revision as well as laser resurfacing.

Laser Treatment for Acne

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin’s oil glands, sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) are the anaerobic bacterium that causes acne. Severe acne can lead to permanent scarring. ThermaScan’s infrared energy at a 1319 nm wavelength and BBL’s 420 nm wavelength allow controlled heating of sub-epidermal layers of the skin. The pulse duration and high scattering coefficient limit the heated region to a uniform thin layer at the epidermal-dermal boundary. With proper treatment, the procedure will lead to collagen remodeling, proliferation of active fibroblasts, and treating over-acting sebaceous glands that result in the reduction of acne and improve acne scarring non-ablatively.

Laser Treatment for Vascular Conditions

The Sciton 1064 wavelength, the optimal wavelength for fast and comfortable endovenous laser ablation. Absorption of laser light occurs in water within the vein and vein wall, and the heat generated by absorption of laser energy contracts and collapses the vein wall. This halts the formation of future varicosities and results in complete vessel closure. With blood flow to the insufficient vein interrupted, the pooling and bulging that causes varicose veins will begin to subside. The ablated vein is absorbed by the body and blood circulation redirects itself to healthy veins. Laser or light energy is selectively absorbed by the oxyhemoglobin resulting in heating of the blood vessels. With the correct wavelengths and fluence, the vascular lesion will be heated to above 70 o C. At that temperature, blood vessels will break down and shrink which leads to a reduction of the vascular lesion.

Pigmented Lesions

BBL BroadBand Light technology and MicroLaserPeel (MLP) treat sun-damaged and aging skin effectively. The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently be absorbed by the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions in the upper layers of the skin. Over the next few days the pigmented lesions will darken and fall off. MicroLaserPeel works differently. It is an intra-epidermal laser peel that precisely removes the outermost layers of the skin. Pigmented lesions can be removed by full-face or spot-treat superficial resurfacing. Either procedure allows patients to experience quick recovery with smoother, healthier, more vibrant skin, and an immediate change in skin texture and tightness.

Laser Skin Firming

SkinTyte utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat soft tissue while protecting the entire treated area with sapphire contact cooling. Targeted heating causes soft tissue coagulation that tightens tissue as it heals, stimulating collagen contraction and remodeling. This process initiates the body’s natural healing process and a new foundation of collagen is created, resulting in a firmer, more youthful skin appearance. The full effect of skin firming treatments can be seen over several subsequent months. Ablative and non-ablative laser or light wavelengths can create thermal tissue injury which accelerates the wound-healing process. Fibroblasts generate new collagen, plumping the skin and correcting skin imperfections. After a procedure, dermal collagen matrix rejuvenation causes visible wrinkles, scars, tone and texture to soften or be eliminated.