Laser Treatments

Acne Treatment

Effective alternative to daily pills and creams

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Acne is a common condition characterized by obstructed sebaceous glands, pimples and sometimes deeper cysts or nodules that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Acne begins in adolescence and usually affects most teenagers at some time. However, adults too can suffer with acne. When severe, acne can often result in scarring. Even less severe cases can lead to scarring, if not properly treated.

 

Until recently, clients with persistent, moderate acne have been treated with only topical or sometimes systemic antibiotics. Recent studies have demonstrated, however, that certain discrete spectra can trigger endogenic porphyrins that naturally destroy P. acnes bacteria — and in just a fraction of the time it typically takes for antibiotics to work. Within eight brief acne laser treatments, over just four weeks, we can provide significant improvement. This is three times faster than common antibiotics and topical. clients should achieve 80% clearance and treatments for acne take only a few minutes.

Key advantages for clients:

  • Quicker results than pharmaceuticals
  • Safe treatment with 80% acne clearance on average
  • 8 easy treatments instead of daily pills or creams
Acne Treatment with Laser Lights, Harmony XL from Alma Lasers

Laser Hair Removal

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Hair removal is a constant worry for many men and women alike. For patients who are sick of the hassle associated with shaving, waxing and other temporary hair removal techniques, ALMA laser hair removal may be the solution for you. Laser hair removal exposes specific areas of the body to beams of laser light that disable active hair follicles and delay or prevent re-growth.

 

ALMA Laser hair removal is ideal for patients with dark hair and light skin, although nearly anyone with unwanted facial or body hair can benefit from this procedure. This procedure can be performed on the lip, chin, neck, back, arms, legs, bikini area and more.

After ALMA laser hair removal, patients may experience redness, puffiness and sunburn sensations for the first few days. You may return to work and other regular activities as soon as you feel comfortable. Three to seven days after treatment, patients may notice what appears to be a re-growth of hair, but is actually a shedding of the treated hair, which will fall out and not grow back.

Since hairs grow at different times, multiple treatments will be needed for all patients at intervals of four to six weeks.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Effective treatment for dark tattoo inks

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With the overwhelming popularity of tattoos over the last ten years, the market for effective removal has exploded. Tattoos are created by injecting colored pigment into small deep holes made in the skin. Regardless of whether a tattoo artist or an untrained individual injects the pigment, the marks or designs are relatively permanent. When people subsequently want their tattoos removed, most physicians today consider laser surgery one of the best methods. The Q-switch is the most frequently used laser for tattoo removal. During treatment, pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo, breaking up the tattoo pigment. Over the next several weeks the body's macrophages remove the treated pigmented areas. At Radiance medspa we can effectively treat dark tattoo inks, specifically black (which accounts for more than half of all tattoos), blue and green. Clients should expect to come back for several treatments to achieve expected results.

 

Technology in use

Tattoo ink and natural pigmentation like melanin absorb short pulse duration/high peak energy Q-switched pulses so quickly that they create a photo-acoustic effect within the pigment clusters. This effect breaks down the ink into much smaller particles that can be more easily removed by the body's natural filtering system.

AFT Photo Rejuvenation

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A non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedure, AFT technology uses gentle pulses of light to safely and effectively eliminate years of sun damage, redness and brown pigmentation, literally "turning back the clock." This treatment works to rejuvenate the skin by enhancing dull or gray complexions as well as smoothing out uneven pigmentation, reducing the appearance of large pores and even improving symptoms of Rosacea - a skin disorder characterized by severe redness.

 

How AFT Pulsed Light Technology Works

AFT photo rejuvenation uses a series of uniquely shaped light pulses that gently penetrate the top layers of the skin to break up any lesions or vessels, allowing the body to undergo its natural healing process. Because the treatment was developed to specifically heat the intended target spot, the surrounding areas won't experience any damage or discomfort. Skin will appear even-toned, healthy, and youthful.

What to Expect

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Each AFT photorejuvenation session lasts anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.The light pulses are then delivered, improving the look and texture of the treated area. Once the process is complete, the cooling gel is removed and the skin is cleansed.

 

The procedure requires no anesthesia. Most patients require three AFT treatment sessions for maximum results. Follow-up sessions may also be recommended for maintenance.

Downtime and Side Effects

Since AFT pulsed light technology treatments are less invasive than other procedures, such as chemical peels or deep laser resurfacing, there is no downtime and patients may resume daily activities immediately.

Side effects are extremely rare. After a treatment, skin may appear red and pigmented spots may look darker. It is important to limit sun exposure for several weeks prior to and after the procedure for best results.

Clear Lift

The revolutionary Pixel Q-Switch delivers a controlled, pixelated wound at the proper depth without harming the overlying epidermis. What does this mean for the aesthetic patient? Easy answer – the benefits of skin remodeling occur under the protection of a complete epidermis. In other words, the Pixel Q-Switch allows for fractional laser resurfacing in a non-ablative manner.

Is the new non-ablative Pixel Q-Switch the right skin resurfacing technology to make you Pixel Perfect™? It depends on your aesthetic goals, the condition of your skin and the specific concerns you have. One thing’s for certain, you won’t find this non-ablative laser technology just anywhere. It is exclusive to Alma Lasers professionals. So talk to a fractional laser provider who can not only answer your questions but help you make an informed decision. Don’t put off reclaiming your youthful glow any longer.

Pixel Laser Skin Resurfacing

Treatment with the Pixel laser improves skin quality and texture, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and stimulates collagen production for a more youthful appearance that's long-lasting. The Pixel treatment can be performed on the face, neck and chest.

The FDA-approved Pixel laser combines the effectiveness of an ablative laser (a laser that removes layers of skin) with the comfort, reduced downtime and lower risk of side effects of a non-ablative laser. How does it do this? The Pixel laser uses fractional resurfacing technology, where the laser beam is split into tiny "pixels" of light. The light converts to heat when it touches the skin, creating a series of micro-injuries that stimulate healing and collagen remodeling while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. The highly accurate and adjustable Pixel laser is able to target the desired treatment area at a precise depth, location and strength.

Many patients notice an improvement in their skin after the first Pixel treatment, with results continuing to improve over the course of several sessions.

3 Technologies + 60 Days = A Complete Skin Rejuvenation

Laser 360™

Rejuvenate your skin with Laser360™. It's an exciting new aesthetic laser treatment that combines three revolutionary technologies to deliver softer, younger-looking skin in just 60 days.

The Laser360 skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatment reveals brighter, younger and healthier-looking skin, from the inside out. It treats fine lines, wrinkles and discolorations from deep within the skin to give you a lasting new, revitalized look.

Is Laser360 skin resurfacing right for me?

If you're not ready for a facelift, but you're no longer satisfied with the results of topical creams and lotions, Laser360 skin resurfacing is for you.

Laser360 complete skin rejuvenation will improve your skin's color, texture and tone. Your clinician will combine the three different technologies into a skin care plan that is customized exclusively for you.

Is Laser360 safe?

The device that delivers Laser360™, the Harmony®XL System, has been cleared by the FDA for more than 60 aesthetic and medical applications. Laser360 combines three of Harmony's 10 unique laser treatment technologies to provide comprehensive skin rejuvenation. It improves skin color, wrinkles and skin texture to achieve outstanding results in 60 days.

Do I need to plan for time off, for the treatments?

You will experience redness for 24-48 hours, and a warm sensation immediately following the procedure. If you have the service on a Friday, you should feel comfortable to go back to work on a Monday.

What alternatives to Laser360 are available?

Creams and lotions can be used at home, but usually provide only a slight benefit and must be used indefinitely to maintain even modest results.
Other laser and light-based devices work well, but they typically focus on just one aspect of skin rejuvenation (color, texture, or tightening). They may be quite painful, have significant downtime and may not be suitable for all skin types.

Surgery may be indicated for extreme cases, but it is much riskier than any non-invasive technique.

Laser360 is a non-invasive, procedure that provides lasting results in just 60 days. It combines three technologies to address all aspects of skin rejuvenation and can be used on any skin type.

How long will my results last?

Laser360 is the ideal procedure to eliminate the discoloration and textural irregularities that make your skin look older. But even after the procedure, you will continue to age and to be affected by the sun and elements.

To maintain the healthy glow that Laser360 can bring, patients may choose to come back periodically for touch-up treatments.

Skin Tightening - No Discomfort or Downtime

Treatment for loose facial skin

With its ever-growing popularity, skin tightening has quickly grown into one our most popular aesthetic services. It is ideal for targeting those telltale signs of aging, including jowl and neck laxity, and nasolabial folds. Using the ST hand piece with near infrared technology, deep dermal heating induces neocollagenesis resulting in an increase in skin firmness. A series of 5 treatments produces a tighter, fresher appearance without pain or invasive procedures.

Key Advantages

  • Quick and painless treatment makes it perfect as a lunchtime procedure
  • Perfect treatment for lax skin around the jowl and neck.

Vascular Treatment

AFT is a non-invasive treatment using filtered light frequencies to target the pigment in hemoglobin, causing the small vessels to constrict and disappear. Vessels will fade gradually within 10 to 14 days following treatment. AFT is ideal for treating:

  • Facial Redness
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Spider Veins
  • Telangiectasias
  • Cherry Angiomas
  • Rosacea

Clients experience little discomfort and no downtime or disruptions to their normal activities. Treatment time varies, depending on the size of the area requiring treatment.

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