Both the pleasures and the stresses of life take their toll and cause our skin to look older. Sun exposure, the major culprit of skin damage, only compounds the signs of aging.
All of a sudden you notice a few fine lines here, some discoloration there, and even broken capillaries on the face! Various treatment centers will claim to correct these problems, but the truth is that effective treatment requires several options. Different problems often require different treatments. We have different light-based systems; each designed to successfully treat different problems. So, whether you have age spots on your face or hands, Rosacea, or simply fine lines that you want reduced, we can tailor a treatment to meet your needs.
As we age, our skin experiences various natural and environmental changes that are associated with the following:
- Redness, including the symptoms of Rosacea, flushing, and broken blood vessels
- Pigment discoloration, such as age or sun spots
- Poor skin texture evidenced by enlarged pores, coarseness, and loss of smoothness and elasticity.
- Sun damage characterized by fine lines and mottled coloration
- Similar imperfections on non-facial areas like the neck, chest, or hands
From creams and peels to Laser Peels, there are many options to restore a more youthful appearance. The newest and most effective treatments should require only an office visit, do not interrupt your daily routine, and do not burn. In order to meet the needs of our patients, we insist that any treatments we perform do the following:
- Help erase the signs of aging
- Be virtually pain-free
- Produce long-lasting results
- Treat without burning or surgery
- Restore the natural complexion of your face, neck, chest, or hands
These treatments often require only a few visits. For example, we use a special “no burn, no downtime” laser to remove age spots. This treatment takes only fifteen minutes, and you will see results after only one visit. Rather than us requiring you to be treated as many as five times, you can decide on the number of treatments and the endpoint you want to achieve.
If you are interested in a more youthful and healthy appearance, we can design a treatment specifically for you.
About the Procedure
We have treatments that can be performed in fifteen to thirty minutes. Most treatments take 15 to 20 minutes. Of course, different problems require different treatments, and perhaps more than one laser. Generally, you will not need any sedation or local anesthetic prior to treatments. You can expect to resume all of your daily activities after the treatment, except direct sun exposure without sunblock.
During your initial consultation, the staff will take a brief medical history in order to make sure the treatments are safe for you. Your specific problems and desired results will then be discussed. Finally, an individualized treatment plan will be formed. You can expect your first treatment to begin immediately, if you desire. Generally, a digital picture will be taken before that first treatment. You can use that image to chart your progress.
Treatments for age spots can be performed on any area. Most often, these pigment changes are corrected on the face, hands, neck, and arms. By simply removing these sun or age spots, you can expect to remove years from your appearance. You can expect significant changes in just one treatment. However, several treatments are generally the best way to achieve the result you will want. You can decide the number of treatments you want and stop treatments at any time.
Treatments for Rosacea and facial capillaries can also be done in only a few sessions. Unlike older treatments, we use systems that do not produce bruising or swelling. Blood vessels on the face and nose can easily be removed in only one fifteen-minute session. However, several treatments are generally the best way to achieve the result you will want. Similar to the treatments for age spots, you can decide the number of treatments you want and stop treatments at any time.
I see a number of ads for rejuvenation of the face and skin. What does rejuvenation generally refer to? Rejuvenation literally means, “to make younger”. Most of these ads claim to reduce or eliminate age spots, Rosacea, broken capillaries, and fine lines.
What makes your treatments different? First, you must realize that each person is different. Each has a unique set of problems and skin type. In order to treat you in the most effective manner, these unique problems must be matched to the proper laser or other treatment. Because we have the best equipment to treat these types of problems we use this advantage to formulate a treatment plan than will be the most effective for you.
How long will the results of the treatments last? You can expect long-term results. However we do recommend follow up treatments according to your specific needs, as your skin will continue to age. It is important that you avoid the factors that will damage your skin, such as the sun. We recommend sun block on a daily basis and the use of proper skin care products.
What about skin care products? Our physician-grade skin care products offer a great opportunity to enhance the effects of your treatments. Proper skin care will help reduce fine lines, and help create a more youthful appearance.
How much do the treatments cost? Treatments are very affordable. The average cost is $300 per treatment. During your free consultation, our physician/staff will be able to estimate the cost and number of treatments.
Will the various treatments alter my daily activities? NO! All of our treatments are designed to avoid any burning or downtime. You can expect to return to your normal activities following your treatment.