In the wonderful world of modern skincare, most cosmetic issues have several potential treatment options. The trick is finding out which one is best for your specific needs, because each person’s skin, concerns, and priorities are always going to be different. At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we’re dedicated to not only providing the best possible care, but also to educating our patients about all their options. That’s why we’ve put together the infographic below to give you all the details you need to know about one of our most versatile and popular treatments: microneedling with Réjuvapen®.
Réjuvapen® microneedling is a popular treatment for patients of all ages and with all skin types, and for good reason. With little or no downtime and a wide variety of ways to customize it, microneedling could be the answer you’ve been looking for. The only way to know is to schedule a free consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, where our licensed medical aestheticians will examine your skin, discuss your goals, and recommend the ideal treatments for you.
One of the most common questions we get from our patients at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center is, “What can I expect during my treatment?” Before trying a new procedure, it’s understandable to want to know exactly what will happen and how it will feel. Perhaps someday technology will catch up and let us offer a simulation experience, but until then, we’ll continue with our “What’s it Like?” blog series. So far, you’ve heard from patients who have had laser hair removal, fractionated laser skin resurfacing, and chemical peels. Today, another patient has agreed to tell her story about one of the rising stars of skin treatments: microneedling with natural growth factors.
Hi! I’m Lyla, and I’m excited to tell you about my microneedling at Laser Lights!
As a 23-year-old, I’ve been dealing with acne for a long time, and it’s left me with a lot of acne scars and some stubborn pinkness that won’t go away. I’ve had a few other procedures at Laser Lights and it’s always been a great experience, so I asked the aestheticians what they’d recommend for my skin and they suggested microneedling with natural growth factors.
I know that the idea of using blood-based growth factors freaks out some people, but it doesn’t feel strange at all. They just drew a little sample of my blood and then I waited for five or ten minutes while they extracted the growth factors from it. They explained that this involves putting the sample tube into a spinning centrifuge, which separates the growth factors. After that, the aesthetician came in and cleansed my skin to start the treatment. She proceeded to go across my face section by section (since I chose to have my full face treated), applying the growth factors and using the Réjuvapen® microneedling tool. The Réjuvapen® taps the needles automatically, so the aesthetician just glided it over my skin in rows.
Throughout the treatment, I didn’t feel much at all in terms of pain because I had put on numbing cream about an hour before my appointment. By the time the microneedling started, my face was thoroughly numb so I could just relax comfortably.
The microneedling only took about 45 minutes. After she was done, the aesthetician cleansed my skin and then took a few minutes to tell me what to expect in the next few days and how to take care of my skin. I loved that she took the time to answer all my questions and make sure I was leaving with a good idea of what to do next and what to expect.
Immediately after my treatment, I had some redness and a little swelling, but I noticed a difference in my skin as soon as I started to heal! I was amazed at how smooth and clear my skin was. In fact, my mom loved how my skin looked so much that she wants to get the treatment done, too! It’s now been four days after the procedure, and as my skin heals, it’s beginning to flake and peel. I can’t wait to see how much it improves my acne scars and the pinkness in my skin! The aesthetician told me that this treatment is great for tightening my skin too, which is just one more perk I’m looking forward to.
All in all, my microneedling and growth factor treatment was an easy, relaxed experience that’s already paying off in the results, and I’m so glad I did it!
We’d like to extend a special “thank you” to Lyla for sharing her story with all of you. Most of us here at Laser Lights have been patients ourselves, so we know how helpful it is to have someone who can give you a good explanation of the treatment you’re about to have. If you think microneedling with growth factors (or one of our dozens of other skin care treatments for the face and body) may be right for you, schedule a free consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Our experienced, licensed medical aestheticians will be able to evaluate your skin and give you expert recommendations on how to get the results you want. For more skin care tips as well, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Yes, we know we’re a bit early, but we have a good reason: we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day all month long with a list of exciting special offers. Whether you want to tackle wrinkles, unwanted hair, cellulite, age spots, acne scars, sagging skin, or nearly any other cosmetic issue this month, we have you covered!
Natural Growth Factors with Microneedling:
Our patients already love the great results they get from microneedling for their fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks. But the addition of your own natural growth factors truly kicks the results up a notch. There are growth factors in your own blood, and after isolating the growth factors from a blood sample, we apply the growth factors to the skin during the microneedling procedure. This allows the powerful natural growth factors to access the deeper layers of the skin, leading to more skin-firming collagen and a brightened, more youthful look.
Laser Hair Removal
Want to make your spring and summer easier? Get started on long-term hair removal this winter! And this month, you can score big savings on laser hair removal packages for any area of the body.
Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing
If you’re serious about improving your skin texture, looking younger, or getting rid of acne scars, fractionated laser skin resurfacing is our most productive and successful treatment for the face, neck, chest, and hands. Just one treatment can have a dramatic effect on fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and skin texture. And this month, you can take home savings along with your rejuvenated look.
Nonsurgical Skin Tightening and Cellulite Reduction
Sagging skin is one of those problems we all deal with at one point or another, whether it happens on the face, the body, or both. Fortunately, it can be treated with non-surgical skin tightening with no downtime, and this popular procedure is on sale this month.
Laser Lights Gift Certificates
If there are other treatments you’re interested in beyond the ones above, you can still enjoy great savings this month! As a special perk, we’re giving away a $100 Laser Lights gift certificate to any patient who spends $500 or more this month (not available in combination with other specials).
Keep your eyes peeled, because we’re planning TWO exciting flash sales this month! Be sure to follow Laser Lights on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram to see when our flash sales pop up, and subscribe to our email list, too!
At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, what we’re known for is our welcoming atmosphere and our skilled, experienced medical professionals. But hey, a little price break never hurts, either. To take advantage of any of our specials above, just give us a call at our Duluth laser center to schedule your free consultation.
Everywhere you look, there seems to be a new skin treatment or skincare product to try. But for people with sensitive skin, the selection is always limited. You need to be very selective about what you put on your skin (and how you treat it). At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, our skilled medical staff is experienced in working with all skin types, including sensitive skin. While we tailor every treatment to our individual patient, some procedures are just safer for sensitive skin than others. Learn more about the top procedures we recommend for sensitive skin:
SilkPeel® is one of our most universally successful treatments we offer. As a more advanced form of microdermabrasion, SilkPeel® can treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and just a dull or uneven complexion. The procedure does three actions at once: abrading away damaged surface skin, suctioning to clear debris from within the pores, and infusing a customized topical medication. This combination makes it more effective and more versatile than traditional microdermabrasion, but it’s also very gentle and comfortable. You can have one treatment to brighten your skin before a special event, or for a more long-term result, you can opt for a series of several sessions.
Sensi Peel® Chemical Peel
Chemical peels all involve using a specialized topical product to affect the surface layers of the skin. Your body responds by peeling away damaged surface skin, which improves sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and more. But chemical peels vary in their strength and in the chemicals they use. Many are too irritating for sensitive skin, but Sensi Peel® was specially formulated by PCA Skin® to treat sensitive skin. With minimal inflammation, this gentle chemical peel still offers powerful results, and it can be customized even further by changing the amount of time it’s left on the skin, the number of layers used, the products applied afterward, and more.
Viora Reaction™ Skin Tightening
We all lose firmness in our skin as we age. While fractionated laser skin resurfacing can make a great improvement, it’s too intense for most people with sensitive skin. Instead, Viora Reaction™ can provide fantastic skin tightening results with a gentle, non-ablative treatment. The procedure uses targeted radio frequency energy (RF) to warm the deeper layers of the skin. This builds skin-firming collagen and elastin while enhancing blood flow and giving your skin a more youthful texture.
Microneedling, like chemical peels and skin tightening, can be adjusted to be suitable for sensitive skin. The procedure uses very short, ultrafine needles to stimulate your natural collagen production. This revitalizes your skin by restoring firmness and reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. The number of sessions you receive and the types of topical products that are used can cater the microneedling treatment to your specific needs.
If you have sensitive skin AND a passion for skin care, it can feel like a cruel joke because you’re limited on the products and treatments you can enjoy. But you can still get a beautiful improvement in your skin as long as you receive the right procedure and see a licensed medical aesthetician or other medical professional with experience treating sensitive skin. Our team is happy to help, so give us a call to schedule a free skin care consultation. For more skin care tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Who among us doesn’t want to love the way we look? But in reality, that’s not as easy as it looks. You might be able to whiten your teeth or color your hair on your own (though even these are best left of the pros), but for some problems, you need to take it to the next level by seeing a true medical professional. This July, you can do that for less with our special offers at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.
Réjuvapen® Microneedling – 20% off
If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s crossing two items off your list at once. That’s why Réjuvapen® is so popular. By stimulating your body’s natural healing process, microneedling treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars (or other types of scars), and uneven skin texture all at the same time.
SculpSure® Fat Reduction – 15% off
You can’t knock a healthy diet and regular exercise, but the problem is that all the crunches in the world can’t tell your body where to lose fat from, so if you’re already maintaining a healthy and happy weight but just want to get rid of one of two specific “bulges” of extra fat, you’ll need a more direct approach. That’s where SculpSure® fat reduction comes in – a non-invasive, 25-minute treatment that uses targeted, controlled warmth to get rid of fat cells in specific areas.
Laser Tattoo Removal – Buy 3, get 1 free
You don’t need a time machine to erase a tattoo that you don’t want anymore. All you need is an appointment with our licensed aestheticians and laser specialists who can tailor our advanced laser to your precise needs.
Chemical Peels and Fire and Ice Facials – Buy a peel and save 50% off a Fire and Ice Facial
Such a large part of improving the look of your skin is getting rid of surface damage, and that’s why chemical peels and their gentler cousin, the Fire and Ice Facial, make such a great team. Both focus on removing damaged surface skin to make way for a brighter complexion. Try starting with a peel to get your skin in tip-top shape, then using Fire and Ice Facials periodically to keep up your results.
Skin Care Products – 10% off select items
In addition to dozens of unique and advanced skin treatments, we also offer products to enhance and maintain your results, and even to tackle lighter concerns that don’t yet need professional attention. This month, you can enjoy savings on a variety of these exceptional products.
Your skin care should be as unique as you are—designed specifically to address your concerns while accentuating your best features, and you can only get that level of care from true experts like our licensed and experienced aestheticians at Laser Lights. To get started on your summer makeover, schedule a free consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. For our other upcoming specials as well as skin care tips and other helpful information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.