The Affirm Laser makes the skin appear more supple, youthful, and full while helping to treat fine lines, pore size, skin tone, and texture. Since this laser does not go any deeper into the skin than necessary, the treatments deliver only minimal discomfort that is tolerable without the use of topical numbing creams. Redness that resembles a sunburn, swelling, or puffiness is usually gone within hours and doesn’t last more than a few days. Three to five 30-minute treatments spaced three weeks apart are best to expose all of the skin to the micro thermal laser zones. The Affirm Laser can also be used for Hand Rejuvenation as well as the treatment of frown lines.
Also used in the treatment of Acne Scars, the MicroLaserPeel is a partial to full epidermal laser peel and is done in the office using a topical anesthetic. It ablates the outermost layers of the skin with the depth of the peel going between 10 and 50 microns based on the level of correction. It goes deeper into the epidermis than treatments like Microdermabrasion but is far less invasive than laser resurfacing. This usually requires two to four treatments, spaced six to eight weeks apart to achieve the desired results. Patients may look sunburned immediately following the treatment, but that will continue to dissipate over the two to four days of downtime.
Our SkinTyte™ laser also targets frown lines and makes your skin firmer and more youthful-looking, and is also used in Facial Contouring. This is best for patients who desire noticeable skin tightening without surgery. The heat from the non-ablative broadband of pulsed light jumpstarts your body’s own natural healing process, creating a renewed collagen foundation and leading to continuing firmness even after treatments are completed. Powerful cooling is applied throughout the entire treatment to maintain the outer skin’s temperature, keeping the treatment comfortable. Patients will usually need at least three treatments spaced eight weeks apart for best results. There will be a mild redness in the treated area, but it should dissipate in a matter of minutes. No downtime is necessary and patients will be able to apply makeup and return to normal activities immediately.
ProFractional is one of our lasers with energy that creates thousands of microscopic channels in the treated area. The zones of treated skin stimulate your own collagen production, plumping up the skin to smooth out wrinkles, lines, scars, loose/saggy skin, and other irregularities. Popular areas for treatment are the face, neck, chest, and hands. One to four treatments are needed for best results, spaced three to six weeks apart. Complete healing comes within one week depending on the depth of the treatment. Most patients return to normal activities and can apply makeup within a week. Treated skin will be more sensitive to the sun, making sun-block a necessity. ProFractional is also used in the treatment of Facial Lines and other laser procedures.
For a non-laser approach to treating frown lines, the Skin Spa offers Home Skin Care, Botox®, Dysport®, and Fillers. For more information regarding the treatment of frown lines and other laser treatments, visit our Laser Treatments home page.