Laser rejuvenation improves the signs of sun damaged skin with minimal downtime. Patients will see a reduction in freckles, blood vessels and fine lines in addition to an increase in skin firmness. After recovery, patients will have a buff shine to their face.
Laser rejuvenation utilizes non-ablative laser technology to safely, easily and effectively improve signs of sun damaged skin. Medical lasers use an intense beam of light to gently remove unwanted, damaged or diseased cells without harming the surrounding healthy cells. Various lasers such as the VBeam, QYag, GentleLase and GentYag Lasers are utilized during the treatment session. The appropriate one will be chosen by the physician based on your skin type and condition.
Lasers heat the dermis (the structural component of the skin) leading to an increase in collagen production which replaces the collagen loss associated with aging and sun exposure. Additionally, as the pores are heated, acne and large pores are improved. Lasers can reduce redness and blood vessels associated with rosacea. Patients will also see a reduction in freckles and fine lines resulting in skin firmness and a more even tone.
The types of rejuvenation our office offers include:
- Face – Multiple Laser
- Face or Neck – Single Laser
- Chest – Single Laser
Infini: This radiofrequency technology tightens skin while also improving skin texture using micro needling. The Infini works by delivering thermal energy deep into the dermis to stimulate collagen without damaging the surrounding tissue. Achieve the youth you desire, without surgical downtime.
Risks and Complications:
Side effects that can occur from rejuvenation treatment include: severe stinging or burning, scaling, crusting, itching, light or dark spots on the skin, wearing away of the skin, puss filled pimples, acne flare, mild swelling for three to five days, and skin ulcers. These side effects are temporary and should be gone within four weeks after the treatment.
LED light therapy
What is LED light therapy?
LED (light-emitting diode) light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that enters the skin’s layers to improve the skin. Dermatologists and estheticians commonly use LED light therapy to treat a range of skin issues. Skin specialists often use LED light therapy together with other treatments, such as creams, ointments and facials, to give you the best results.
What does LED light therapy do?
LED light therapy helps treat a variety of skin concerns and conditions, including: eczema; hair loss; mild to moderate acne; psoriasis; rough, scaly, precancerous spots on the skin (actinic keratosis); rosacea; sun damage, wounds, and wrinkles.
Are there different kinds of LED light therapy?
LED light therapy uses various wavelengths that correspond to different visible colors. Each color penetrates the skin at different depths.
- Blue light affects the uppermost layer of your skin.
- Yellow light penetrates deeper.
- Red light travels further into your skin.
Different LED colors do different things. For example, experts believe:
- Red LED light therapy may reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of collagen, a protein responsible for younger-looking skin that diminishes with age.
- Blue LED light therapy may destroy acne-causing bacteria (P. acnes).
- Yellow LED light therapy stimulates cells to produce more collagen and elastin while also decreasing enzymes that break down skin.
During treatment, skin specialists may use a combination of lights to treat your specific issue. At-home devices may also combine colors. People with any skin type and color can use LED light therapy. LED light therapy doesn’t use ultraviolet (UV) light, so it doesn’t cause damage or burns to your skin.
Does LED light therapy actually work?
Research suggests that LED light therapy can help reduce and improve some skin conditions and issues. To see improvement in your skin, though, you need to have regular treatments. In-office LED light therapy uses more powerful strengths than at-home devices, which makes it more effective. With LED masks and other portable devices, you likely won’t see dramatic anti-aging or acne-reducing results. You might experience subtle improvements in your skin’s appearance, though.
How long does it take for LED light therapy to work?
To see significant benefits, you typically need to have a series of in-office treatments. You may need a treatment each week for about a month. Then you might need maintenance treatments every month or every few months. Some at-home devices may also require a substantial time commitment. You might need to use your device twice a day for 30 to 60 minutes for four to five weeks. Other devices take just a few minutes a day.
Who should not have LED light therapy?
LED light therapy isn’t appropriate for everyone, including people who:
- Take certain medications that increase their sensitivity to sunlight, such as isotretinoin and lithium.
- Have a history of certain conditions, including inherited eye diseases.
What happens before LED light therapy?
Before an in-office or at-home treatment, you need to have a clean, makeup-free face. You might receive additional treatments before LED light therapy, such as a facial or laser treatment. Wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from the bright lights.
What happens during in-office LED light therapy?
After putting on your goggles, healthcare provider places the LED light therapy device above your face. Remain still during the entire treatment as the device works. The treatment usually lasts about 20 minutes. LED light therapy is a non-invasive, painless treatment. During treatment, you might feel some warmth but no discomfort.
How do you use an at-home device?
There are several at-home devices — from masks to wands to other hand-held products. Instructions vary based on the device you buy. For example, you might wear some LED masks on your face for a few minutes each day. You can sit upright or lie down with these. With hand-held devices, you might hold the tool 6 to 12 inches from your face for 10 minutes. If you are looking to purchase an at-home LED unit look for one that has been FDA approved or FDA cleared. Whatever device you choose, be sure to follow the directions carefully.
What happens after LED light therapy?
After in-office or at-home LED light therapy, you can return to your regular activities with one exception: Stay out of the sun for several days and apply extra sunscreen.