Skin Rejuvenation

facial skin rejuvenation before and after

To schedule an appointment or with questions, please call us at (312) 276-1212.

Skin rejuvenation before (left) and after (right). Evens out skin pigments after one session, at about 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us on the second Thursday of each month, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., for a free info session about our laser services. Check our Calendar for the latest dates.

 

 

Read our PicoSure pre-treatment instructions here.

 

Using the PicoSure laser, we focus on what you identify as your problem areas--everything from brown spots and sun damage to pigmented lesions and acne scars. Instead of using intense heat energy to remove pigment, this gentler treatment results in significantly less pain and skin redness, with no downtime.

 

This quick and easy non-surgical, non-invasive laser skin treatment can treat many areas of the body, including chest or décolleté, face, hands, legs, and more.

 

Read on for questions about how we use PicoSure for skin rejuvenation.

 

How does this treatment rejuvenate skin?

PicoSure is the world's first and only picosecond laser for multiple aesthetic applications including acne scar treatment, removal of pigmented lesions, and wrinkle treatment. It delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin to gently target and eliminate pigment without harming the surrounding skin. Improve the look of your skin by removing pigment or treating wrinkles and acne scars faster than ever before.

 

Why laser treatment?

It's important to consider your options. Face-lifts, fillers, and toxins are associated with significant downtime, risks, and side-effects. Patients often consider these treatments a "last resort." The first step to achieving a more youthful appearance or just tweaking some trouble spots may be a PicoSure laser treatment. Speak with our office today to see if this treatment is right for you: (312) 276-1212.

 

What causes unwanted pigment?

Melanin gives us our skin color. Pigmented lesions including sunspots, age spots, and brown patches, are dark in color because the melanin is concentrated in one area of the skin. Most pigmented lesions come from sun exposure while some people are born with them. Hormonal changes can also induce pigment changes in the skin.

 

What types of pigmented lesions can PicoSure remove?

Age spots, freckles, and brown patches can all be removed with PicoSure. During a free consultation, your practitioner will put together a treatment regime to help you achieve pigment-free skin fast. 

 

How many treatment sessions will it take?

The process only requires a few treatments. Darker, deeper, and larger pigmented lesions may require additional treatments. However, during the consultation, your practitioner will discuss treatment expectations with you.

 

What does the treatment feel like?

Most patients find the procedure tolerable and require no numbing cream or anesthesia. Patients often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band.

 

What type of post-treatment care is necessary?

After the procedure, the treatment area may be tender. It is important to keep the area clean and to avoid any irritation. Your practitioner will provided additional after care instructions as needed to ensure a quick recovery. 

 

How does laser scar treatment work?

Unlike surgery, laser acne scar treatment uses ultra-short pulses of laser light to reach deeply into the skin's sub-layers, treating the support structure. Then the body's natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin-the crucial building blocks of normal-looking skin. It's a fast and simple procedure that's easy to tolerate and requires little-to-no downtime.

 

How does wrinkle treatment work?

With a unique combination of leading-edge technologies, our light-based treatments target all three layers of photodamaged tissue, epidermal pigment, mid-dermal wrinkles, and deep-dermal laxity. Then the body's natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin-the crucial building blocks of youthful looking skin. 

 

Am I a good candidate for this treatment?

Laser  treatment can work on many skin types, including very light and darker skin. Contact a provider to find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

 

How long does it take?

The treatment can be performed in as little as 15 minutes or less, depending on the size of the targeted area.

 

Are there any side effects?

Typical side effects include temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site. Unwanted pigmentation associated with the acne scarring should slightly frost (whiten) during treatment, darken over the following 24 hours, and then shed over time.

 

To schedule an appointment or with questions, please call us at (312) 276-1212.

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