Skin Rejuvenation And Fractional Skin Resurfacing

AvanceMD Concierege and Medispa state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation treatments are performed on face, neck, hands, or body. These treatments may be used to erase age spots, sun damage, and redness due to broken capillaries; stimulate collagen; and improve texture and tone for fine lines and wrinkles. We offer these and other modalities in many different combination packages for overall benefit and rejuvenation. Our clinicians can help you decide which treatment or combination of treatments will work best to meet your skin rejuvenation goals.

A LASER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

While many ‘laser clinics’ and ‘medspas’ offer a number of laser treatments, experience and a physician’s presence are often lacking. A patient should not underestimate the importance of being treated at a physician’s office when it comes to their laser treatments. Lasers and light-based devices can lead to serious complications if not used properly. Treatments are only performed after a consultation, evaluation, and test treatment of the area. Our reputation for quality care and safety is founded on proven experience.

LEARN MORE ABOUT A LASER FACIAL (IPL) TREATMENT

If you are interested in improving the quality of sun damaged skin, contact us at 804-774-7099 to set up a complimentary consultation and learn more about our laser facial packages. Under the direction of our doctors and estetichian our practice is committed to providing quality patient care while helping patients reach all of their aesthetic goals.

TREATMENT –Cynosure ICON TECHNOLOGY

Safe and successful laser treatment is the result of experience and understanding of laser and light physics, in addition to educating our patients about the laser process. Depending on your needs, most body areas and skin types can be treated with the state-of-the-art technology of the ICON system. The ICON system was designed for effective skin rejuvenation, while providing unsurpassed safety.

Rosacea and Pigment Clearance

For many people, looking great is a simple matter of skin renewal treatments for pigment and vessel clearance to reveal clearer, more attractive skin. Palomar has a treatment for pigment and vessel clearance that’s fast, easy and well-tolerated. Palomar uses the power of pulsed light and lasers to strategically clear vascular and pigmented lesions. The secret of our pulsed light’s performance lies in our dual filter technology that delivers optimally filtered wavelengths of pulsed light, for results as good as or better than those of competitive single-application lasers.

Laser Scar Reduction

Acne scars and surgical scars may be a cause of emotional and or physical pain and can affect quality of life. In severe cases, scars can even limit a person’s mobility.

Invasive surgical scar reduction procedures can be painful and have a risk for complications. Laser scar reduction from Palomar® offers a noninvasive solution that uses fractional laser technology to deliver rapid, reliable scar reduction with less risk, less pain and minimal downtime.

Our fractional laser technology is the driving power behind our acne and surgical scar reduction procedure. We use pulses of laser light to coagulate scar tissue and trigger healthy new tissue to form in clients’ skin. Healing time is minimal, the risk of infection is reduced and little to no pain is felt.

Laser scar reduction with Palomar is appropriate for use on all skin types, making ours the preferred method of scar reduction for excellent clinical outcomes.

IPL

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Also known as a “photofacial” treatment it delivers broadband light through the skin for Skin rejuvenation. IPL helps restore a youthful looking skin intended for photo aged or sun damaged skin. It helps decrease facial redness, lessen the appearance of pigmented spots, help improve acne, reduce pore size and improve texture and fine lines.
_IPL can eradicate red facial veins & flushing, improve acne rosacea, treat irregular pigmentation, dark sun spots, and reduce fine facial lines.

OPTIMUM PATIENT COMFORT

The ICON Cooling Sapphire Tip is chilled to 5 degrees Celsius to ensure comfort during treatment. The tip allows protects the skin before, during, and after each energy pulse for a safe and comfortable treatment.

LASER FACIAL (IPL) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

An IPL treatment delivers a broad range of wavelengths to the skin, and thus a number of skin conditions can be treated. The heat that is delivered will also stimulate the skin cells to regenerate new collagen, improving skin tone and texture. This, along with the removal of visible vessels and pigmented areas, leads to smoother, vibrant, and younger looking skin. Skin conditions that are successfully treated with an IPL laser facial include age spots, freckles, sun spots, liver spots, pigmented acne scars, birthmarks, superficial skin wrinkling, fine spider veins (broken capillaries), diffuse redness associated with Rosacea, cherry angiomas, and even active acne reduction.

On your first visit, we will review your medical history and determine if an IPL laser facial is right for you. Some patients start their first laser facial treatment on the same day as their initial consultation. The length of a session typically takes about 15 – 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. Typically from 2 – 4 treatments are required for optimal results. This varies among individuals as well as the particular body area.

The appearance of the treated area immediately after an IPL session will vary depending on the extent of the treatment and the skin type. Immediate after-effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness and swelling, which disappear in a short time. After each treatment, patients are usually able to return immediately to their daily activities.

Whether CO2 or erbium, skin resurfacing lasers target the water content in the skin, and thus treats both pigmented and normal skin cells. An IPL (intense pulsed light) device is more color specific, targeting pigmented spots and blood vessels, leaving the surrounding skin essentially intact and untreated.

The treatment is not painful, and thus does not require any topical numbing prior to treatment. Some have compared it to a rubber band snapping against the skin.

Immediately following the treatment, you may feel like you have a mild sunburn, and the skin will show diffuse patchy pink areas. This typically fades in a day or two, but does not lead to any downtime. There is no pain or discomfort after treatment.

Avoid tanning or significant sun exposure of the areas to be treated. Tanning decrease the color difference between the pigmented areas and the surrounding skin, making the treatment potentially more challenging, less safe, and less effective. Also avoid the use of photosensitizing medications (such as tetracycline or doxycycline) before a treatment, as this may exaggerate the skin response to treatment.

Laser treatment of dark skin was once a risky procedure. The ICON laser system has revolutionized laser skin rejuvenation by combining two types of energy, thus delivering a safer treatment. This laser has been uniquely designed to protect the skin during treatment and to be used in many darker skin types. Darker skin types require more conservative settings and more expertise to perform safely.

The treatment can be performed on any area of the body. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. Other than the face, the most popular areas are the neck, hands, chest, and shoulders.

IPL treatments should be avoided in hair bearing areas of the face in men, since the treatment may also lead to unintended permanent hair reduction. In these areas, fractionated resurfacing would be a much better and safer alternative.

The number of laser facial (intense pulsed light) treatments depends on the area treated and the severity of sun damage. Typically, 2-4 treatments are required, although patients with more extensive pigmentation may require more treatments.

Most patients start to see some results after the first treatment. You will initially notice darkening of the pigment that was treated, that will begin to exfoliate after a few days. While many patients see great results after the first session, it still takes 2-4 treatments to obtain the results you desire.

You should refrain from any tanning or self-tanner products during treatment. The lighter the skin in comparison to the color of the pigmentation, the more effective the light is at targeting the pigment. Tanning of the skin can cause unwanted side effects to occur as well.

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