As the warm weather turns cool, our skin conditions change. You may begin to notice that your “healthy” summer glow is fading to reveal patches of irregular pigmentation. Aside from that, your skin is probably turning dry in the colder weather, but don’t let the weather get you down. Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offers plenty of solutions for treating various skin conditions all year long. If you keep up with our blog, you already know that procedures like laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, and even laser skin resurfacing are great for these colder months, but we’d like to highlight some of our non-laser treatments that will keep your skin looking great this winter.
Chemical peels are perfect for reducing mild imperfections (like sun damage and melasma), minimizing wrinkles, and restoring collagen production. Our licensed estheticians will perform a pre-skin treatment consultation prior to your peel to help determine which of our chemical peels will produce the results you’re after and complement your skin type. Once we’ve determined the type of chemical peel to perform, one of our experienced, licensed estheticians will apply a chemical solution to the outer layer of skin, which will cause the damaged outer layer of skin to be slowly eliminated over the following days (up to a week of peeling). Downtime is minimal, but we do suggest you use SPF 30 sunscreen prior to being in the sun after having a chemical peel to avoid sun damage and hyperpigmentation to newly rejuvenated skin.
We offer a variety of chemical peels that treat various skin types. People who suffer from acne, mild hyperpigmentation, rough skin and a busy lifestyle might choose our Fruit Acid Peel since it requires no downtime, while those looking to correct fine lines, melasma, or acne scarring may choose the Glycolic or Jessner’s Peel. Other types of chemical peels you’ll find on our menu are our Mandelic Peel, Salicylic Peel, and TCA Peel (Trichloroacetic Acid Peel), but we’d like to specially introduce the newest chemical peel we offer: Vi Peel.
Not only does the Vi Peel minimize sun damage, clear most acne, reduce acne scars and pigmentation problems, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, but it actually stimulates collagen and elastin production to promote tighter, more youthful skin. With minimal downtime, you can expect the outer layer of skin to peel for up to a week to reveal refreshed, younger-looking skin. If you purchase a Vi Peel from Laser Lights before November 30th, 2011, you will receive one Vi Peel for free, so schedule your treatment today.
Have you heard about the newest addition to Laser Lights’ services menu? Laser Lights offers a variety of laser and non-laser services to fight your specific aging concerns. Reaction™ technology is especially beneficial because it can address the signs of facial aging and cellulite reduction.
Viora Reaction™ uses CORE™ technology (Channeling Optimized Radio-frequency Energy). Instead of a single RF wavelength, Reaction™ uses three RF modes simultaneously with vacuum therapy that stimulates collagen to tighten skin and helps break down adipocytes (fat cells). Aside from tightening skin, improving skin texture, reducing cellulite, and reducing the circumference of the treatment area, Reaction™ is also successful in eliminating stretch marks. It treats stretch marks best on the underarms, calves, and hips.
Signs of aging begin to appear on the face through uneven texture, wrinkles, and uneven complexion. Reaction™’s unique RF modes improve the skin’s elasticity by stimulating collagen and elastin fiber production. Cellulite can show up almost anywhere on the body and is caused by shallow fat deposits beneath the skin’s surface. Reaction™ works to not only reduce cellulite, but also to reduce the size of the circumference in the treatment area by destroying targeted fat cells.
Although you’ll notice a difference after one Reaction™ skin tightening or cellulite reducing treatment, most patients receive multiple treatments for optimal Reaction™ results. For skin tightening, optimal results are usually achieved after three to five treatments. Most cellulite reduction patients undergo six to eight treatments to achieve their desired results.
No matter how hard we exercise and practice healthy eating habits, we all still run into stubborn problem areas on our bodies that have cellulite. That is why cosmetic experts developed Viora Reaction™ – a hand held device that works to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Viora Reaction™ works by using radiofrequency combined with suctioning across the cellulite-prone areas of the body. This motion creates symmetrical skin folds and temporarily stimulates blood flow and circulation – eventually reducing the appearance of bumps and dimples (called cellulite).
For a typical patient, about six to eight treatments are needed. Less frequent maintenance treatments are needed once visible results are achieved.
The best part about Reaction™ (besides making you look fabulous in your bikini) is that the treatment is absolutely pain free – feeling more like a pleasant massage than anything. All of the Reaction™ treatments performed at Laser Lights are done by our in-house licensed technicians.
Because multiple Reaction™ treatments are needed to achieve results, Laser Lights recommends that you start as soon as possible in order to be ready for bath suit season. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, contact our office today.