Energy Based Treatments (light, laser, RF, EM)

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Elite Laser

blue leg veins | blue facial veins | individual dark spots | age spots | sun damage | freckles

Dual wavelength laser that treats spots and veins. This laser is attracted to blues and browns. It can address sun-damaged skin and even remove hair. Due to the wavelengths offered, a wide variety of skin types and tones can be treated.

Typically, only a few treatments are needed however depending on the condition, several treatments may be required to achieve desired results.

For most patients there is no downtime after Elite laser treatment. Most people experience a mild, sun-burn like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling, immediately following the treatment. This usually lasts 2 -24 hours.

You should see a decrease in the appearance of unwanted pigments.

Halo

wrinkles | fine lines | stretch marks | skin texture | acne scars | skin resurfacing | scar revision | pigmented lesions | collagen stimulation | melasma | dyschromia

The Halo is a hybrid fractional laser that combines non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to simultaneously target the top layer of your skin and deeper layers underneath. The Sciton Halo is the first to offer two wavelengths allowing two treatments to be performed in one session, saving time and expense and maximising results.

The treatment itself takes about 15-45 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated. Patients benefit from 1-3 treatments with Halo, depending on skin conditions & concerns.

Recovery time is anywhere from 3-7 days, depending on the settings used & individual healing. Redness, swelling, heat, crusting, dryness, & peeling are common & anticipated side effects while healing.

The Halo treats pigmentary conditions (dyschromia, melasma), wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, and pores. Halo laser treatments show results in under a week and will continue to improve over 3-6 months as collagen stimulation gradually occurs. The improvements can last for years. The Halo technology is also combined with other laser technologies for optimal skin correction.

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Before and post 2 Halo™ treatments

Icon Laser

surgery scars | acne scars | stretch marks | age spots | skin tone | skin texture | sun damage | wrinkles | hair removal | photorejuvenation | leg veins

The Icon fractional laser achieves excellent skin resurfacing results by using laser energy microbeams to create areas of affected tissue that extend through the epidermis into the dermis. The body’s natural healing process creates new, healthy tissue to replace the areas of affected tissue, resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin and reducing or eliminating the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is often used to treat stretch marks and scars as well as skin resurfacing.

The Icon laser works on all skin types, including very light and very dark skin.

Most sessions last between 30 minutes and an hour.

Patients can expect to be a little red and swollen for 24-48 hours after, however the Icon treats so many skin conditions, downtime really depends on what condition is being treated. Please ask us.

While results can be seen after a single treatment, it may take 3-5 sessions to achieve optimal results.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

mild sun damage | brown spots | redness | pigmentation

Intense Pulsed Light or IPL uses powerful flashes of light to penetrate below the skin’s surface, where the unwanted brown pigment lives. The heat breaks down the pigment into particles, which either scab and fall off within a week or get disposed of by the body’s lymphatic system. IPL can also have a subtle effect on fine wrinkles and large pores.

Three to five sessions one month apart are usually suggested, with twice yearly maintenance sessions. IPL treatment is no suggested for people with darker skin.

There is no downtime associated with Intense Pulsed Light treatments

Spots lighten or scab and fall off usually within a week producing more even skin tone and faded or eliminated pigmentation.

Laser Hair Removal

A safe and effective treatment to remove or reduce unwanted body hair.

facial hair removal | underarm hair removal | hair removal

The Cynosure Elite Multiplex laser has both an Alexandrite and NDYAG lasers which provide optimal laser hair removal, customizable to any skin type. The laser energy damages the hair follicles which inhibit or slow the growth of new hair. Laser hair removal only produces mild discomfort. It is safer and less painful than electrolysis and has a higher satisfaction rate among patients.

This depends on the size of the areas to be treated. larger areas such as the back can take around an hour while the axilla (armpits), or upper lips, about 5 minutes.

There is no downtime associated with laser hair removal

Hairs do not fall out immediately as it depends on their growth cycle, but it can take up to a month following each session. Depending on the area, a series of 2-6 sessions are recommended for optimal results in the treated area.

Picosure

skin tightening | pore size improvements | hyperpigmentation | melasma | wrinkles | acne scars | tattoo removal (all colors) | pigmented lesions | skin texture

Picosure is an acoustic-type laser (as opposed to heat-based) which vibrates and shatters pigment particles and induces collagen building mechanically rather than thermally. Less heat means less tissue damage and discomfort. It is also a less invasive version of the CO2 laser for all over skin tightening, collagen boosting and treating stretch marks and scars. It is safer for people with darker pigmented skin because it doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation like other lasers can. It feels like a warm ballpoint pen that moves across your skin. The laser on another setting is the gold standard for complete tattoo removal of any color of tattoo. Picosure works three times faster than traditional thermal-based tattoo removal.

The number of treatments depends on what we are treating and the size of the area, and for tattoos the size and color.

There is no downtime associated with Picosure

Improve the appearance of wrinkles, age lines, even acne scars. Tattoos may take from four to ten treatments for optimal results.

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ProFractional

moderate wrinkles | severe wrinkles | severe scarring | ablative laser | solar elastosis | texture improvement | collagen remodeling

ProFractional is an excellent micro-ablative resurfacing technology that drastically improves skin texture without the downtime of conventional full field ablation. Unlike full field resurfacing which removes the entire skin surface of the area being treated, ProFractional creates micro-channels of ablation within the skin and only a fraction of the skin is treated resulting in increased patient comfort and shorter healing times.

While the face and neck can typically be treated within 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on the area treated.

Downtime is anywhere from 3-7 days, dependent upon settings used and individualized healing. Redness, swelling, peeling, dryness, and punctate bleeding are expected side effects in the first few days of healing.

This procedure is utilized as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other Sciton treatments. ProFractional is an excellent micro-ablative resurfacing technology that drastically improves skin texture. Tunable results range from subtle to dramatic. Ablating micro-channels means skin can heal quickly while increasing skin turgor and thickness. Collagen remodeling will occur over the next 2-3 months.

thermage logoThermage

wrinkles face| loose skin | wrinkles body | wrinkles around eyes | skin tightening

Thermage is a non-invasive radio frequency treatment that delivers energy to heat deeper layers of the skin causing collagen to contract and encouraging new collagen to start growing. This smooths and tightens skin for a more youthful-looking skin texture and tone.

Only one treatment is necessary and the results can last for years. Thermage treatment can be performed virtually anywhere on the body that could benefit from skin tightening.

While most similar treatments require multiple sessions, Thermage delivers results in a single one to two-hour treatment.

Some patients have temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, but this usually goes away within 24 hours. Most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment.

Results appear gradually over two to six months and last from one to two years

ultherapy logoUltherapy

lifts and tightens the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the chest.

Ultherapy is an ultrasound skin-tightening device for face, neck & chest wrinkles. It lifts and tightens your skin by stimulating collagen production. Good for patients noticing jowls, fine lines around eyes, and eyebrows. Ultrasound imaging technology allows the practitioner to identify the bone and muscle underneath the skin, ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial. It can also be used more superficially {less deep) to treat surface fine lines and wrinkles, crepiness around the eyes, crow’s feet and eyebrow lifting.

Depend on how many areas are being treated, it can take from 30-90 minutes per session.

There is no downtime associated with Ultherapy

After the procedure it takes a few weeks to see collagen production. Ultherapy should be performed every one to two years for optimal results. It can be combined same day with non-invasive fillers, lasers, botox, etc. Patients with hanging necks, droopy eyes and muscle laxity may not be good candidates for Ultherapy, and we may recommend an alternative, more effective treatment.

venus legacy logoVenus Legacy

skin laxity | wrinkles | fine lines | stretch marks | cellulite | acne breakouts | skin texture

A handheld device that delivers a comfortable combination of magnetic pulsed fields and multi-polar radio frequency radio-frequency energy painlessly into the skin for fat reduction, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. Fat tissues are safely heated, causing collagen contraction and fat cell shrinkage. Venus can also help treat acne breakouts & lesions, and skin texture. Compared to the other skin tightening machines, Venus offers the most minimal changes.

The best results are seen with weekly treatments for a minimum of 6 weeks with no downtime.

There is no downtime associated with Venus Legacy treatments.

Venus treatments are comfortable and produce less pronounced results compared to other treatments.