IPL & Laser

HAIR REMOVAL

The demand for intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal and laser hair removal treatments is at an all-time high. This is not surprising, considering that traditional hair removal via electrolysis or waxing is painful and expensive. Light-based hair removal permanently reduces unwanted facial and body hair, in fewer treatments and with more comfort than is possible with traditional procedures.

Our hair removal technology delivers specific wavelengths, with large spot sizes, superior Contact CoolingTM and Smooth PulseTM technology to provide comfortable treatments with excellent results for clients of all skin types, hair colors and hair thickness.
We put our efforts behind the perfection of the procedure. Hair removal equipment is clinically proven to produce results in removing unwanted hair from all areas of the body including the face, back, chest, leg, bikini line and underarm areas - with greater comfort and less down time.
Our IPL and laser hair removal equipment makes it easy to offer hair removal treatments for any skin type - with minimal risk and downtime.


SKIN REJUVENATION

Enhancing your appearance with skin rejuvenation to improve the appearance of your skin, may be right for you.

Skin rejuvenation can be achieved in a number of ways, ranging from laser, light and other energy-based treatments to chemical peels and other non-ablative methods. The result is a smoother, clearer and more youthful appearance to your skin.Skin rejuvenation is a treatment to resurface your skin, or to improve the texture, clarity and overall appearance of your skin.

Conditions that can be treated include:
Static wrinkles: These wrinkles are visible at all times & do not change in appearance with facial movements
Dynamic wrinkles: These are expression lines that appear as folds when the skin is not moving
Pigmentation: Freckles, sun spots, melasma, or other darkened patches of skin result mainly from sun exposure
Scars: Results from acne or injury to the skin, pitted, discolored or have raised borders
Vascular conditions: Blood vessels on the surface of the skin, vascular lesions, even a constant flush of facial redness
Loss of skin tone: Weakening of the skin structure that results in a loss of skin firmness, or development of cellulite


INFRARED SKIN TIGHTENING

Smoother, tighter skin doesn’t need to be a distant memory! We offer an effective method of tightening wrinkled and sagging skin on the face, abdomen, upper arms, and other areas, using infrared light pulses. We can deliver these treatments safely, comfortably, and effectively. These treatments deliver visible results with little to no downtime after treatment.

How does skin tightening work?
The infrared handpiece delivers infrared light deep into the dermis layer of the skin. This light causes soft tissue coagulation which leads to remodeling of the collagen within the dermis. The remodeled collagen fills in wrinkles and sagging, for overall skin tightening.

What makes this different from other treatments?
Rather than using one large beam to deliver infrared light into the skin, this handpiece delivers an array of small beams. Each beam creates a heated column in the dermis, which is surrounded by an unaffected area. The unaffected tissue stimulates quicker collagen remodeling, and faster healing.

What should I expect after treatment?
You may experience lingering warmth, tightness, or redness in the treated area, which fades within a few hours of treatment. Because so much of the skin is unaffected by the light pulses, there is a quick healing process. Generally, you can receive a treatment and go back to work and other activities without any recovery time.

A series of treatments at 4-6 week intervals may be required to achieve the desired result of smoother, tighter skin in the face, arms, abdomen, and other areas.

Are these treatments safe? Are they painful?
The Fractional method is much safer and more comfortable than the bulk heating approach of many other systems because it leaves so much of the skin unaffected by the light pulses. This system also uses 3-Stage Cooling, which cools the skin before, during, and after each light pulse, so you feel little discomfort during treatment.


SCARS & STRETCH MARKS

Unsightly scars and stretch marks have presented problems for men and women for centuries. Scars and stretch marks are generally considered unsightly, disfiguring and unacceptable by many people.
Scars form as part of the skin's healing process whenever multiple layers of skin are injured. The injury may be the result of an accident, surgery, a burn or even severe acne. Stretch marks occur most frequently in areas of mechanical stress such as the breasts, abdomen, thighs, groin or buttocks. In the beginning, stretch marks appear reddened. They turn white as part of the healing process. It is the period of time when stretch marks are the reddest that they are the most amenable to treatment with a laser. It is very common to be able to reduce the appearance of a stretch mark to make it such that it is barely visible from conversational distance. Many of the lasers are utilized to stimulate the capillary blood flow of the stretch mark or cells called fibroblasts, which create the body's own collagen. This causes new collagen to be produced under the stretch mark or scar until it more closely resembles surrounding normal skin.
After treatment patients see a range of either bruising, raised red areas, to some areas of small blood blisters. Healing time immediately after a treatment for stretch marks ranges anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. The rebuilding process of new collagen typically requires six weeks after each treatment. This is why treatments are typically spaced six weeks apart.


FRACTIONAL RESURFACING

Soft, smooth, healthy skin is beautiful skin. Unfortunately, time, heredity, gravity, sun exposure and smoking all do their part to create lines and wrinkles, especially around our eyes and mouth. Scarring from accidents, medical procedures, stretch marks and acne can leave us feeling self-conscious. Now you can have these problem areas treated in less than an hour, with minimal down time. We can help you begin the process of restoring you skin’s health. With the Palomar 1540 Fractional, treatments are affordable - and the results are dramatic.

What makes fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing different?
Ablative Skin Resurfacing involves removal of some of the epidermis and some of the dermis. This results in tissue that is raw and weepy, and must be bandaged for 48-72 hours to prevent infection and crusting. Fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing is the only method that offers both excellent results and no downtime. The Fractional resurfacing handpiece operates using the principle of “fractional photothermolysis”. The process delivers light in an array of narrow, focused micro-beams to create column of tissue coagulation deep within the skin. This creates columns of coagulation while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. The body’s natural healing process then creates new, healthy tissue quickly and efficiently. The fractional, non-ablative approach stimulates quick healing, while leaving your skin’s surface intact, with no lasting redness.

How does it work?
Collagen and elastin (proteins) are the key structural components of the lower layer of skin, called the dermis. Collagen provides structure and firmness to the skin while elastin provides flexibility. Collagen and elastin proteins are surrounded by hyaluronic acid, which attracts and bind water, giving skin its fullness. As aging occurs, these proteins change shape, with a resulting loss of collagen and less firmness in the skin. Resurfacing the skin stimulates regeneration of these proteins.

What areas can be treated?
Fractional, non-ablative skin resurfacing can be applied to any area of the body, including the face, arms, chest, legs and hands.

What should I expect after treatment?
You may experience redness, swelling or tightness in the treated area. This usually fades within a few hours, but may last up to 3 days. Generally, you can return to work or other activities without any recovery time. Because the light pulses are confined to narrow columns in the skin, much of the skin is left unaffected and there is a rapid healing process. Most people notice positive changes in skin tone and texture within a few days. Collagen replacement will continue for 6-12 months after treatment.

How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the treatment area, the extent of damage and your body’s natural healing process. Most conditions seem to respond after 3-6 treatments spaced about 14-28 days apart. Improvements in the appearance of your skin will continue 6 to 12 months or more after the last treatment.


PRECANCEROUS LESION TREATMENT

Most skin lesions that are encountered are benign. These include common moles, skin tags, benign cysts and birthmarks. However, some are pre-malignant (early cancer) and should be seen and addressed by a physician. If a lesion is new, bleeding, changing (in shape, size or color), recurring or painful, it may be a sign of a cancerous or pre-cancerous lesion. Most importantly, if you are concerned about a lesion, it should examined by a trained physician.

Common pre-cancerous lesions
Actinic Keratosis (AK) - AK is the most common type of pre-cancerous lesion, affecting over 10 million individuals in the US. AK is a sign of long-term sun-damage to the skin and increases the risk of developing skin cancers. It usually affects individuals with lighter complexions who have a tendency of getting sunburns. These lesions can be raised, scaly, and feel rough to touch. They may come and go and at times patients may notice that the rough surface falls off only to return in a few days or weeks.

Pigmented lesion
Although moles and other brown spots are typically non-cancerous, there are some lesions that increase the risk of developing melanomas. It is difficult for patients to be able to differentiate between these. Dysplastic nevi are atypical moles that although benign, increase the risk of developing melanomas. Therefore, it is important to have your moles and pigmented lesions examined regularly. Any change in color, shape, size or characteristics of any of your moles is a cause for concern.

Non-invasive Interventions
Every pre-cancerous and cancerous lesion requires a specific, targeted treatment. Therefore, only an experienced physician can determine the appropriate treatment for your skin lesion. However, some lesions are treated with non-surgical approaches such as medications, lasers or peels.

Lasers & Peels
Peels and lasers work by removing the outermost layers of the skin, allowing new skin to regenerate and fresh collagen to be deposited. This leads to younger and healthier appearing skin. Lasers and peels can also remove minor blemishes and certain pre-malignant lesions. Typically after these treatments, the skin needs to be cleansed several times a day and well moisturized for one week. After that, the skin will have redness similar to a typical sunburn. This usually lasts for one to two weeks.

Actinic keratosis can be treated with an aminolevulinic acid (ALA) peel. This peel is left in place for 45 minutes and then activated using a laser (IPL or Blue light). This results in a reaction similar to a sunburn that lasts up to 7 days and results in clearing of the actinic lesion on the skin.