Laser skin rejuvenation refers to the use of lasers and other non-laser energy sources to reduce the evidence of sun damage and aging. This can range from wrinkle removal to the correction of severe redness, prominent blood vessels and uneven pigmentation. These techniques can be effective on the face, neck, chest, hands and various other body sites. Often times there is little to no recovery involved. The results of Laser skin rejuvenation, depending on the particular device being used, can be either immediate or gradual over several weeks. This area of aesthetic medicine is changing rapidly and constantly presenting new and exciting approaches. Our commitment is to provide you with cutting-edge, effective and well-tested technology. Here are just a few of the laser, non-laser light and energy source procedures provided at Clinton Plastic Surgery and Laser Center.
Fractional CO2 – Alma Laser
Fractional CO2 laser for skin resurfacing to accomplish wrinkle and sun damage reduction. Recovery usually involves swelling, skin care for 5-7 days. Intended to be single treatment. Primary smoothing results are apparent at one week, secondary dermal thickening usually visible by 4-6 weeks. Patients report long-term results. Results will be affected by skin care maintenance and sun exposure management.
540/AFT – Alma Laser
The modern version of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for treatment of redness, prominent blood vessels, uneven pigmentation. No recovery except an initial darkening of the brown spots for 10-14 days. Results usually apparent in 4-6 weeks. An average of 1-3 treatments required for optimum results. Fees are quoted per treatment.
Q-Switched YAG Pixel – Alma Laser
Non-ablative skin tightening. After fast resolution of initial pinkness in the treatment area, there is no recovery. Although there are usually visible results after one treatment, expect the need for multiple sessions and maintenance for optimal results. This technique has been described as “painless” by our patients.