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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is an effective treatment to remove unwanted hair on the face and body—from the upper lip and chin to legs, arms, back and shoulders.

The light energies that are delivered in treatment destroy the hair follicle. With each treatment, only the follicles in their first stage of growth, anagen, are susceptible to treatment, which is why laser treatments are provided in a series.

During the course of treatment, hair may be shaved, trimmed, and cut. It may not be tweezed, waxed, or removed with depilatories. This disrupts the hair growth pattern by causing trauma and resistance to the follicle. Though many share this concern, the hair in the treatment area will not grow back darker or courser due to shaving. With each treatment, fewer hair follicles remain.

Most patients will average 6 treatments to see desired results. Treatments are scheduled 4-8 weeks apart to correctly follow the hair growth pattern to consistently reduce unwanted hair. 

CLEARLight

CLEARLight™ is a therapeutic light that treats moderate inflammatory acne quickly, easily, and painlessly. CLEARLight destroys the most common bacteria that cause acne within the skin. Results may be seen in 4 weeks. This drug-free treatment is one of the safest acne treatments available. With CLEARLight, there are no side effects. The treatment should be done twice a week for 4 weeks. This treatment is only available at our dermatology clinics.

Thermage CPT

Thermage CPT™ is the next generation Thermage technology, which utilizes radio frequency to kick start the skin’s own natural renewal process. Thermage CPT is a clinically proven, safe treatment to tighten, lift, and contour skin improving its tone, shape, and texture. A single treatment tightens the existing collagen and stimulates new collagen growth. This non-surgical treatment is used to lift sagging skin anywhere on the face and body. In the eye area, results can be dramatic. Thermage CPT reduces “hooding”, improves texture, tones, smoothes and softens fine lines and crow’s feet. This new treatment is a safe, effective and unique option for eyelid rejuvenation. 

Thermage CPT Body

The Thermage CPT™ Body procedure is a non-invasive treatment that tightens and firms the body with just one treatment—without surgery, injections or downtime. Using the same trusted Thermage CPT technology, the revolutionary Thermage CPT Body contouring procedure can help patients achieve a flatter, smoother appearance on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and more. The Body Shape procedure is ideal for men and women who are looking to help firm sagging skin that dieting and exercise alone cannot seem to change. Improvements from a single treatment are both immediate and progressive. This will continue to improve for the next 6 months.

Thermafrax

Thermage CPT + Fraxel Dual = ThermaFrax™. This combination of two gold standard treatments provides a skin tightening procedure, followed by a fractional resurfacing treatment to attack skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and surface imperfections. ThermaFrax, stimulates collagen renewal, as well as resurfaces the skin from the inside out. This combination treatment stimulates collagen growth; tightens the overall surface by correcting the lines and wrinkles; “irons” out surface irregularities and scars; and evens pigmentation. Thermage is a tightening and toning treatment. Fraxel treatment provides permanent changes to the skin, however new pigmentation issues and surface lines and wrinkles may appear over time due to the natural aging process.

Fraxel Dual Laser

The Fraxel® Dual is the leading and only technology considered a pigment solution for patients suffering from melasma and significant sun damage. Groundbreaking pigment eradication – reaching the depth of 1927nm, referred to as Thulium, eliminates pigmentation. Plus, the Fraxel Dual has a built in cooling device that works simultaneously during treatment to offer more comfort.

The Fraxel DUAL treatment is proven effective for photodamage, mild to moderate periorbital wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars, melasma and actinic keratosis. Predictable, with a great safety record, the laser typically delivers dramatic results for all skin types, on the face and body.

VBeam Laser

The Candela VBeam pulsed-dye laser treats redness and broken capillaries. The VBeam delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels. No anesthetics are required.

IPL

IPL (intense pulsed light) is a safe and effective treatment for unwanted pigmentation. Areas of the skin that carry excess pigmentation absorb the light energy during treatment and become damaged. Those areas will darken initially, and then the body’s natural healing process takes effect to eradicate the discoloration. A single treatment or a series of IPL treatments may be required for optimal results.