Laser technology has expanded the world of non-surgical cosmetic treatments with procedures to rejuvenate the skin and treat a variety of specific aesthetic concerns. In last week’s blog, we talked about the various ways lasers can be used to turn back the clock and refresh the complexion. This week, we will focus on how different lasers can be used for targeting scarring, unwanted hair and even body ink that has worn out its welcome. Have you got a cosmetic issue you want to fix? There is probably a laser for that!
Laser Scar Treatment
Scars are life’s way of reminding us of some of the difficult events of life – illnesses, injuries and surgeries that have shaped us into who we are today. However, few of us want those memories to linger in the visible pockmarks and other signs of scarring on our skin. Fortunately, laser treatments can be used to minimize the appearance of some types of scarring, leaving smoother skin in their wake.
Shallow scars left behind by acne and chicken pox are some of the easiest to treat with laser procedures. At Incredible Veins Skin & Body, we offer two different types of laser treatments; PicoSure Focus acne scar resurfacing and Venus Viva. PicoSure stimulates collagen and elastin production to create smoother skin. Venus Viva works to repair damaged skin by stimulating the body’s own healing response to even out irregular texture and tone. The staff at Incredible Veins Skin & Body will help you determine which procedure will give you the best results.
Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted facial and body hair are no match for today’s laser hair removal treatments. This procedure sends laser energy directly into the hair follicle, damaging the follicle so hair falls out and future hair has a difficult time growing. Laser hair removal removes hair during the anagen or growth phase. Since hairs are in different stages of the hair growth cycle at any given time, you will likely need a series of treatment sessions to address every follicle in the treatment area.
The Quanta MDK is the laser procedure of choice for hair removal at Incredible Veins Skin & Body. This device is safe and effective for all skin types and can be used on nearly any area of the face or body. Most patients will need a series of around eight treatment sessions to achieve full results. Permanent hair reduction is typically seen with most of our patients today.
Body art has definitely reached its peak of popularity, but more ink also means more tattoo regret. If you have changed your mind about your tattoo, laser procedures are now available that can almost entirely eliminate your unwanted ink. We offer the PicoSure device with PressureWave technology that effectively shatters the ink so it can be eliminated through natural body processes.
PicoSure offers one of the fastest pulse rates in the industry, which ensures the device can effectively remove nearly all ink colors. Patients will typically require a series of treatment sessions to achieve full results. The number of treatments will vary based on the age of the tattoo, the quality of the ink and the ink colors used.
Laser procedures can be performed in our office on an outpatient basis and most involve no downtime after treatment. Although you may need more than one treatment session to achieve your full results, you can rest assured your results will be long-lasting or even permanent in some cases. To learn more about your options in laser treatments, contact Incredible Veins Skin & Body today at 818-900-2700.