Laser treatments are used to restore the surface of the skin, eliminate sunspots and age spots, dilated pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and also for skin tightening. At THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology, Dr. Holy uses the following types of laser skin treatments:
- Fractional CO2 laser
- Erbium Laser
- Fraxel® laser
- Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening
- Ablative RF
Fractional CO2Laser Skin Treatment
The fractional CO2 laser is our most aggressive laser. It is appropriate for:
- Moderate to severe wrinkles
- Surface imperfections
- Dark spots
It is used most commonly on the face to tighten and rejuvenate the skin; the neck, chest and hands may be treated, in some cases as well.
The fractional CO2 laser is an ablative laser with thousands of deep columns called microthermal treatment zones. Damaged skin cells are removed to stimulate new cell regeneration and collagen formation. The laser targets and treats intensively within a specific zone while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue remaining intact and unaffected. This “fractional” treatment results in a faster healing process and a more natural “normal skin” result.
Fractional CO2 Laser Recovery and Results
The advantage of fractional CO2 is that it offers significant improvement in one treatment. The skin will be red, raw and delicate following the treatment. Expect 8 days of downtime and you will be required to follow a specific protocol after treatment. Collagen production will continue over approximately 6 months.
*A pre-treatment consultation is required. To learn more about fractional CO2 laser contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holy.
Aesthetic Only Consults are complimentary with Linda.
Fraxel® Laser Skin Treatments
Using laser light energy, Fraxel laser skin treatments penetrate and resurface the top layers of skin to stimulate natural collagen in targeted areas. Through the skin’s own rejuvenation process, the visible signs of aging can be reversed. This treatment is safe for all skin colors and types, on the face and on other parts of the body as well. Fraxel can be used to minimize:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pre-cancerous lesions/actinic keratosis
Treatments last between 15-45 minutes, depending on the amount of areas being treated. Fraxel treatments improve the surface and result in tightening, at the same time.
Fraxel Recovery and Results
Many patients experience a “light sunburn” sensation after the procedure. Results can typically be seen within one to three weeks after treatment. You may require several treatments to achieve your desired results. The Fraxel laser treatment can be performed on a Thursday and you will be ready to go back to work on Monday as an over the weekend treatment.
To find out if you are a good candidate for Fraxel treatments contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holy. Aesthetic Only Consults are complimentary with Linda.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening***
Radiofrequency (RF) treatments result in long-lasting improvement of wrinkles, cellulite and sagging skin anywhere on your body. Dr. Holy uses EndyMed™ 3DEEP Skin Science technology, which is comprised of multiple electrodes that offers a safe, energy-based system to deliver controlled heat deep into the skin while preserving the overlying epidermis. By heating the collagen in the skin, this technology can tighten loose skin and promote collagen production. Treatment parameters are personalized according to body area and skin characteristics.
***The best treatment for tightening the post-pregnancy abdomen!
Problems addressed with RF:
- Post-pregnancy body and abdominal sagging
- Crepe paper-like skin on hands, arms, chest and thighs
- Body contouring
- Bra fat
- Love handles
- Facial wrinkles or sagging
RF Skin Tightening Recovery and Results
Effective for all skin types with no downtime and rare side effects, treatments average 20-30 minutes per area treated and are often described as feeling like a warm massage. Usually 3-6 treatments are recommended optimally spaced every 2-3 weeks. The improvement in your skin quality should be long-lasting; results will be dependent on your diet, calorie intake, exercise and lifestyle.
Immediately following treatment, you will be able to cover the treatment area with makeup and resume normal activities. Skin swelling or redness will disappear within 2-3 hours. One week after the treatment your skin will begin to show the benefits of a brighter and smoother look. Final results are seen in 6 months as new collagen production is stimulated over time.
To learn more about radiofrequency treatments contact us today to schedule an appointment. Aesthetic Only Consults are complimentary with Linda.