Laser Hair Removal
Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past – thanks to the Cutera Coolglide hair removal system. No more waxing, electrolysis or razors! Our laser hair removal delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the Cutera Coolglide can treat a wide range of skin types safely and effectively.
We offer full body laser hair removal so whether you are wanting to get rid of unwanted facial hair or don’t want to have to shave your legs anymore, we’ve got you covered in all areas!
The LimeLight Facial is a non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using Cutera’s LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage. The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.
IPL, or intense pulse light, is a technology similar to laser. Instead of a single wavelength of light as with a laser, IPL uses a bright light in front of which filters are placed which filter out most wavelengths except those taken up by pigment and blood vessels, depending on the filter used. The light energy penetrates just below the skin’s surface, damaging either the melanin (skin pigment) or blood vessels. The body’s natural skin repair mechanisms then remove the damaged tissue and produce a smoother skin appearance. It will usually take 3-6 treatments to see a significant result and treatments can be spaced out every 3-4 weeks.
Pearl laser skin resurfacing was designed mainly as an upkeep treatment, to address problems of ageing skin and skin pigmentation issues caused by the sun. This is a fractional laser, meaning that it treats both the dermis and the epidermis, but affects only a fraction of the skin. The device will take the laser beam and split it into smaller individual bursts that hit the skin in only a fraction of the treatment area. As these energy beams enter the skin, they can destroy hyperpigmentation clusters, and at the same time make it to the dermis to speed up collagen formation to get rid of wrinkles.
Not your average “steam & cream” facial, this is a result oriented facial treatment with minimal discomfort and no downtime!
The ‘Titan’ laser utilizes a pulsed broadband infrared source of 850-3000 nm.
What are the benefits of Titan?
Titan is perfect for anyone who is looking to tighten and lift their jowls, neck, cheeks, and forehead. Certain light energies and radio frequency energy can be used to heat deeper layers of the skin while protecting the surface of the skin. This heating activates fibroblasts signaling new collagen to form and existing collagen to tighten over time. Improvement with Titan may be seen is 3 to 5 treatments. Although in some patients the results from one treatment are seen immediately, in most patients they will appear gradually over 2-6 months.
What are the risks and side effects?
The mild discomfort and lack of definite immediate improvement are the most commonly noted negatives for tissue tightening. The protocol methods for performing tissue tightening treatments have changed since the release of these devices. The discomfort has decreased with these changes and the chance for more immediate improvement has increased. To evaluate results, we have patients come in for follow-up evaluations visits six months following the treatments.
Short-term immediate risks include prolonged redness at the area being treated, although this usually dissipates before you leave the office or within a couple of hours. Swelling can occur and could last for a few days to a week. In some rare instances, swelling and redness have lasted several weeks. The treatment area may also become temporarily white (blanching) following a treatment. Blanching typically resolves within 24 hours.
Nobody is sure how long the effects last. We know that most people get at least 1-2 years of effect from their procedure but no definitive studies on long-term effect have been undertaken.
There is a very low chance (less than 1%) that other side effects may be experienced. The potential other side effects are bruising, skin wound, infection and scarring, hypo (too little) and hyper (too much) pigmentation, alter sensation, and surface irregularities.
How will I look and feel during and after my treatment?
Tissue tightening treatments have no downtime and you can return to your normal activities the same day. Immediately after the treatment(s), there may be some redness or swelling at the area being treated, which usually dissipates within the hour or by the end of the day but rarely persists for a few days. You are able to apply makeup or sunscreen immediately after the procedure and go back to your daily activities.
Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment that works to even skin tones, treat fine lines and wrinkles, scars, large pores and active acne. This heat-based laser uses the body’s natural processes to stimulate collagen growth to heal and replenish healthy skin tone and texture. This treatment is especially effective in treating rosacea and both acne and other scars. The treatment usually requires about 3-5 treatments, depending on the desired effects, but requires zero downtime or recovery.
Laser Genesis can be used to treat many different issues and is the perfect “lunch-time” procedure to improve:
- Facial Redness
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Enlarged Pores
- Rough Skin Texture
- Excess Brown Pigment (hyperpigmentation and melasma)
- Acne scarring
- Scars from trauma, surgery or burns.
How does Genesis work?
Laser Genesis is a form of a non-ablative Nd:YAG laser that uses heat to kill bacteria on and under the skin, preventing future acne outbreaks. The heat also penetrates deep enough into the skin, to stimulate the natural production of collagen, which shrinks pores, evens skin tones, and increases the speed of cell turn over.
How many laser Genesis treatments will I need?
Laser Genesis does take multiple treatments for optimal results, with a healthy minimum being three sessions, four or so weeks apart. Depending on the desired results, upwards of nine treatments may be recommended.
Is Laser Genesis Painful?
Laser Genesis is not painful, but most clients report feeling a warm tingling during the treatment. Many find the treatment rather soothing.
How long is the Laser Genesis appointment?
Most Laser Genesis treatments only take about thirty minutes, but is dependent on the number of areas being treated.
How long do the results last?
- Results and benefits are seen over time, with optimal results being seen around the six month period.
- Laser Genesis can provide permanent results when being used to treat scars, but when treating pigment issues, such as rosacea, follow up treatments are recommended every 12 months.
- Depending on how well protected from the sun and how consistent the home care regimen is, results can last longer than the intended 12 month period.
Laser Wart Removal
Remove unwanted warts with our quick and easy laser treatment that uses an intense beam of light to burn and destroy the wart tissue and allows your body to fight off the bacteria leaving you with no scarring.
Laser Nail Fungal Removal
Anyone who has struggled with toenail fungus, an unsightly and difficult to treat condition, understands the enthusiasm being generated by word of a new miracle cure. Our laser will relieve you of this pesky problem!