Who is the ideal candidate for IPL? Those with brown spots or red rosacea patches on the face.
What to expect? When the treatment is performed, you will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Anesthesia or pain medicine is usually not required. (No topical anesthesia usually yields better results if you have red patches.) Before vascular treatments, gel is commonly applied to cool the skin. Right after the treatment, the skin may appear mildly red and slightly swollen. Brown spots may start to darken. This may last hours to days. You may use make-up to conceal the redness.
How many treatments? Multiple treatments may be necessary, and not all unwanted brown spots can be removed. Depending on the severity, an average of three treatments spaced one month apart may be sufficient to see results; some may be less, or more. Additional treatment may be needed especially for excessively sun-damaged skin.
Who is the ideal candidate for Laser Genesis? Those who would like improvement on redness, fine lines, sun damage. Laser Genesis may improve the apperance of some scars. For most patients, this requires no downtime! Your skin may look red for a few hours, but you usually can be back to work or your indoor activities right afterwards; Do use sun protection.
What to expect? When the treatment is performed, you will experience some heat sensation. Anesthesia or pain medicine is not needed. If the heat feels more than just very warm coffee mug touching your skin, let your provider know to stop the treatment for a few seconds before continuing.
How many treatments? For desired results, a series of 6 treatments every 3-4 weeks would be recommended for Laser Genesis. Some may start to see some results after the fourth treatment.
What is Pearl Laser? A resurfacing laser that treats aging and sun-damaged skin. It improves the appearance of wrinkles and improves skin texture.
Who is the ideal candidate for Pearl Laser? This is a great treatment for those who have wrinkles/fine lines and are willing to have more downtime and discomfort than the other two treatments mentioned above.
What to expect? Numbing cream would be applied 30 minutes before the procedure. When the treatment is performed, you will experience some pelting or stinging discomfort. After the procedure, your skin would be red and irritated, may feel dry and tight, and would usually peel around day 3-4. Apply Vinegar soaks (we will provide you with details) and Vaseline/Aquaphor several times daily to help achieve the best result, aid the skin to heal, minimize risk of infection, and maintain your comfort. Redness and irritation usually lasts for a week, and most patients can apply makeup within a week after the procedure. Avoid social events at least 2 weeks after the procedure.
How many treatments? Depending on the condition of your skin, most patients need a series of 1-3 treatments spaced one month apart to achieve the desired results.
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