About Laser Skin Rejuvenation:
The PicoWay Resolve laser or the GentleMax Pro® Alexandrite laser is used to “paint” the skin of the face, chest, arms, hands, or nearly any other area of the body to effectively remove age spots and decrease skin laxity. The laser penetrates the skin, and causes an increase in temperature that leads to an increase in collagen production. This increase in collagen leads to skin tightening and a more youthful look to the skin. The laser is also attracted to the melanin in the age spots and leads to the removal of these lesions. Patients will notice that the age spots being to scab after a few days, and then will fall off. Often times the treatment brings out some new spots, but those too are effectively treated.
Frax info: Frax 1550 is designed for non-ablative skin resurfacing and improving skin texture.
Its unique non-ablative fractional technology uses a software algorithm to set the parameters. It enables the user to set the pulse duration and the energy, independently.
Ellipse IPL info: Ellipse IPL uses narrower wavelength bands, per condition, enabling treatment of photodamaged skin using less than half the fluence, no active cooling, and fewer treatments than reported in studies with broadband IPL devices.
IPL photorejuvenation with Ellipse IPL, using relatively shorter wavelengths and pulse widths, showed significant macroscopic and quantitative improvements, especially in the treatment of epidermal pigmentation and improvement of basic skin tone.
Candela Laser Genesis info: Candela Laser Genesis is a treatment for scars, large pores, excessively red skin, and uneven skin texture. It works by using modern laser technology and creates results without pain. The laser prompts the skin to create more collagen, which then in turn creates an improved look of the skin. Your skin will even appear younger.
The process brings back a youthful glow. It can smooth uneven skin and improve the texture. (Changes in texture can come from aging, sun damage, or scarring). It can also minimize the size of pores and improve other minor imperfections. The skin looks more vibrant and has fewer fine lines. Scars are reduced and skin tone looks more even.
Both men and women can benefit from Candela Laser Genesis. Typically, Candela Laser Genesis is done over several treatments. Four to six sessions are normal. They are usually done about three or four weeks apart. The results add up after each session. The laser works by heating the lower levels of the skin, the dermis. The dermis has both collagen and elastin proteins that affect the strength and tone of the skin. The heat from the laser forces more collagen to be created, which then repairs the look of the skin and makes it more supple from the inside. This process can be done all over the face and neck. It may also be used in some cases to treat scars in other areas.
Number of treatments:
Patients will notice significant reduction in the number of age spots after one treatment, but three treatments are recommended for optimal skin tightening results and age spot reduction. Sessions are scheduled 4 weeks apart. Patients can return, as needed, for additional treatments.
Appointment Time (may vary):
None. Patient’s will notice some redness for 20-30 minutes after. There will also be scabbing, with eventual falling off, of the age spots over the following week. Patients should avoid direct sun exposure for 2 weeks after treatment. Also, patients should not have had any prolonged sun exposure in the 4 weeks prior to treatment.
Patients with age spots on the chest, arms, or hands who would like to see overall improvement in the look of their skin in these regions.