AGE SPOTS + VEINS + SKIN TIGHTENING
Replacing CO2 Laser with Facial Cellular Therapy
We have used CO2 laser peel rejuvenation for the face for almost a decade. But sometimes science has advances that make a process and procedure BETTER, and MORE EFFECTIVE.
Over the past year, at Mountain Radiance, though we still do offer CO2 laser resurfacing we have found that PRP- microneedling, a cellular therapy treatment is just as effective and has very little "down time" compared to the laser treatment. Further I feel that PRP microneedling and IPL "FotoFacial" provides complete rejuvenation for the face but minus the effect of fillers to replace volume lost from aging.
Volume replacement can be achieved with either mesenchymal fat transfer as performed as part of another cellular therapy or with fillers such as Vollure, Voluma or Juvederm. Each has it's advantage.
Our FotoFacial™ system also can smooth some of the very fine wrinkles while at the same time addressing both age spots and broken capillaries on the face.
Types of Laser Skin Rejuvenation
We have two types: CO2 fractionated laser. This takes a powerful beam of infrared laser light and "fractionates" it into 300 micro-spots. That's why it's called "fractionated". This leaves a very small lased area - but hundreds of them in a single centimeter. This "drills" down into the epidermis and creates an incredibly small wound that when healed tightens the skin. When these almost microscopic spots heal it produces collagen and tightens the skin.
After the laser causes these almost microscopic injuries, the dermis produces more skin which tighten as it heals.
Photorejuvenation or FotoFacial™ IPL is an advanced treatment that helps clear undesirable pigment and vessels from your skin, revealing a clearer skin that you’ll be proud to show off. It can quickly and easily remove undesirable age spots, sun damage, and blood vessels from the face and body without surgery and with little discomfort or downtime.
Photorejuvenation is a nonsurgical approach to skin renewal that can transform your looks for the better—and it lets you return to your normal activities right away.
Photorejuvenation is FDA-cleared, so patients can take comfort in knowing they are receiving a credible treatment option for the removal of pigment and vascular lesions. For some patients, it may take just one treatment of this non-invasive procedure to reveal a younger-looking, clearer skin.
Why Choose Us for Your Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Dr. Zacher has had years of experience and advanced training for the use of these lasers.
The results speak for themselves.
Foto Facial IPL Skin Rejuvenation
FotoFacial™ is an IPL treatment. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Unlike CO2 and the LightSheer hair laser, which use specific wavelengths of light, IPL is broad band, and includes the entire spectrum of visible light. This is pulsed into the skin.
FotoFacial addresses two significant concerns: Age spots and broken capillaries or fine veins on the face.
It usually takes 1 - 2 treatments for broken capillaries and 2 - 3 (or perhaps a few more) for age spots, depending on the darkness of the spot.
What are the benefits of Foto Facial IPL Skin Rejuvenation?
Additional benefits are that with multiple treatments (3 - 4) the skin has improved texture, not unlike the CO2 resurfacing laser.
The difference between CO2 laser and IPL: The CO2 laser is BETTER for fine lines and wrinkles. Although it DOES help age spots it is not as effective for them as IPL.
IPL is better at treating age spots and between the two, IPL is the only one that treats broken capillaries: The CO2 laser does not treat capillaries or redness.
Foto Facial IPL Skin Rejuvenation Before and After
Full Face single
Chest and neck area
No, again, usually like a light rubberband popping on the skin.
Until age and additional sun exposure cause it to re-occur. You must preserve your treatment of these areas by avoiding sun, and tanning. Eventually with time the spots will reoccur, but exquisite sun avoidance will help preserve the smooth appearance of the skin.
Usually the benefit will last about a year or more with good sun avoidance, use of high grade sun screen and perhaps a hat.
The age spots will darken for several days following the procedure. They will then exfoliate as the dead melanocytes are pushed out of the skin. This process will be complete usually in 2 weeks, sometimes 3 weeks.
There is no down time. You may return to work immediately. The spots will darken in 3 – 4 days or less and the pigment will exude out of the skin usually finish by 2 weeks but may take 3 weeks or longer for recovery.
If you have age spots on the face, neck or hands and/ or broken capillaries on the nose or cheeks then this is an excellent, low risk, relatively inexpensive procedure that will help these concerns.
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