Laser Treatments

 

What is laser therapy and how does it work?

Laser therapy is a safe, effective, and commonly used treatment, providing optimal results in areas such as the removal of unwanted hair skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, leg veins, or tattoos; and the treatment of acne.

Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. Candela lasers feature a patented skin-cooling device for even greater patient comfort and safety – and better results.

What is light-based therapy (intense pulsed light) and how does it work?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is an effective way to rejuvenate the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. Light-based treatments use a less-intense, broader spectrum of light than lasers, but are effective in treating rejuvenation of the skin. Candela’s Ellipse I2PL is the only light-based product that is built specifically to dual-filter light as it is absorbed, thereby generating more consistent results.

Are laser and light-based treatments safe?

Yes, laser and light-based treatments have been used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Candela, the most trusted name in the industry, has pioneered the development of some of the safest and most effective technologies and products available on the market today.

What will my treatment be like?

You and your practitioner will wear safety glasses to protect your eyes during the procedure. The doctor will use a small handpiece that touches your skin to deliver the light. You may feel a light spray of coolant on your skin before each laser pulse.

How long will my treatment take, and how many treatments will I need?

Every treatment, like every patient, is unique. Consult your practitioner to decide what is best for you based on your needs and expectations.

What precautions should I take before or after my treatment?

In general, avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks before treatment, and again after treatment until your physician allows it. Care should be taken in the first few days following treatments to avoid scrubbing or rinsing the treated area with abrasive skin cleansers. Consult your practitioner for specific precautions that relate to your individualized treatment plan.

Are there any adverse side-effects to laser or light-based treatments?

In general, most procedures have a low risk of adverse side effects. Some patients experience pigment changes in the skin color. If this occurs, the skin will typically return to normal pigmentation over time. All treatment results are individual.

Is my laser or light-based treatment covered by my medical insurance?

Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. However, consult your practitioner for more information.

Types of Lasers

Laserscope Lyra

Equinox Fractal CO2 Laser

Cynosure Elite MPX

XTRAC Excimer Laser

Sublative Rejuvenation

VBeam / Candela Laser

 

Problems Treated

Melasma/Brown Spots from Pregnancy

Sunspots

Birthmarks

Broken Blood Vessels/Telangiectasias and Veins

Sun Damaged Skin

Skin Rejuvenation

Diffuse Redness

Pigmented Lesions

Facial and Leg Veins

Wrinkles

Warts

Acne

Scars and Stretch Marks

Freckles, Sun and Age Spots

Psoriasis

Port Wine Stain

Hemangioma

Angioma

Poikiloderma

Acne Scars

Fine Wrinkles

Icepick Scars

Depressed Acne Scar

Deep Wrinkles

Facial Redness

Veins on Nose

Lentigines

Sagging Skin on Eyelids

Ear Pinning

Actinic Cheilitis

Ear Lobe Repair

Age Spots

Angiomas

Broken or Enlarged Vessels

Cafe au Lait

Cellulite

Crows Feet

Epidermal Nevus

Folliculitis

Hemangiomas

Hypopigmentation

Junctional Flat Nevi

Leg Veins

Melasma

Moles

Nevus of Ota

Poikiloderma of Civatte

Redness

Phinophyma

Sagging Skin

Scar Removal

Skin Cancer

Skin Laxity

Stretch Marks

Syringoma

Tattoos

Telangiectases

Unwanted Hair

Venous Lake

Vitiligo

Xanthelasma

Hypertropic Scar

Rolling Scar

Traumatic Tattoo

Leukoderma