Laser Treatments: Laser Skin Rejuvenation and Lightening
Fractional skin resurfacing is a service offered at our office in Reno, NV and is a treatment that helps to reclaim your skin’s youthful texture and tone. Many patients have significant results after a single treatment.
The Laser delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy to the top and mid layers of the skin with minimal discomfort. Fractional laser has been used effectively to:
- Reduce lines and wrinkles on the face
- Tighten skin of the face and neck
- Change the appearance of scars
- Improve skin tone around eyelids, jowls and neck
- Rejuvenate sun damaged skin and improve texture
- Remove pigmented lesions
- Improve tone and texture on chest, arms and hands
Fractional means that only a fraction of the skin surface is exposed to the laser beam, leaving untreated skin around each treated micro spot. This promotes fast natural healing and a short recovery time. The beneficial effects of the laser beam expands under the skin surface to stimulate new collagen production across the entire area. There is minimal discomfort during the treatment and a topical anesthetic is all that is necessary for most patients. You will continue to see improvement in your skin’s texture and tone for up to nine months.
The areas to be treated are thoroughly washed and the skin is dried prior to treatment and a topical anesthetic may be applied. During treatment you will feel a warm sensation on the skin. Treatment time for a full face is approximately 30 minutes.
You will have a slight burning sensation similar to sunburn, which lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Your skin will show a fine pinpoint like pattern as a result of therapeutic beams.
In some cases, redness of skin and swelling may occur but generally subside within 24 hours.
Certain brown spots such as age spots, freckles and some types of birthmarks can be easily removed with the Nd: YAG laser. We will identify your specific type of lesion and determine if laser removal is the appropriate treatment for your lesion.
Yag lasers are used for the treatment of spider veins, broken capillaries, rosacea, facial flushing. Also, treats fine wrinkles and acne scars. Sometimes used for hair removal, especially in dark skinned individuals.
Occasionally there will be pinpoint bleeding after the treatment. An antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area. The treated area should be kept clean with continued application of an ointment recommended to you by our professional staff.
The Aura KTP laser is used to treat vascular lesions which are skin blemishes due to abnormal blood vessels located directly under the skin’s surface that give the skin a red color. Spider veins (telangiectasias), and port wine stains are examples of vascular lesions. Whether congenital or acquired from sun damage, natural aging, rosacea or from other causes, these abnormal blood vessels can be easily treated with the Aura KTP laser.
The Aura KTP laser emits an intense beam of light to gently collapse the abnormal blood vessels without causing rupture or hemorrhage of the vessel. This process allows the vessels to dissolve within the body during the healing process with the treated areas returning to the natural color of your skin.
A small handpiece is placed against the affected area and the laser is then activated. You may feel nothing, but some patients report a sensation of a hot pinprick for a fraction of a second. Immediately after your treatment you will experience a slight redness in the treated area which will go away in a few days.