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.
We have to give our skin some credit—it does have an amazing ability to stretch with all the ways we change sizes and shapes over the years. But it doesn’t always do it seamlessly, and the results of our skin having to stretch too much or too quickly show up in the form of stretch marks. These unhappy little lines on the abdomen, hips, arms, or other areas are essentially a type of scar, and they affect men and women alike. Whether yours are the result of pregnancy, weight fluctuations, puberty, or a combination of all three, don’t worry—we have a few different ways to improve them at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.
Microneedling itself isn’t new, but because of recent advancements in the technology, it’s enjoying a great jump in popularity. The procedure uses short, ultrafine needles to create small “healing zones.” In the case of stretch mark reduction, this serves two purposes. First, it breaks up the uneven scar tissue that forms the stretch mark. Then, it stimulates your body’s natural healing process in a controlled way, allowing you to rebuild healthier, smoother, firmer tissue, and this reduces the appearance of the stretch marks.
Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
The next step up from microneedling actually uses a similar theory—creating tiny treatment zones to provide a natural-looking result. However, it’s done in a very different way. Fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing clears away damaged skin and stimulates healing in small areas at a time, leaving space in between. This actually provides the healing benefits (replacing scar tissue with smoother and more consistent skin) throughout the entire area while minimizing the recovery time after the procedure.
While stretch marks aren’t physically uncomfortable, they can put a serious damper on your self-confidence, especially during the upcoming swimsuit season. And it simply adds to the frustration that there’s really nothing you can do at home to get rid of them, even by getting every other aspect of your figure “beach-ready.” But there are two facts you can take comfort in: first, you’re far from alone; and second, there are plenty of professional treatments that are available to help. To learn which of these three options above is the best fit to reduce your stretch marks, schedule a consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Or, for more skin care tips and to find out all the latest and greatest treatments available right here in metro Atlanta, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
They say the eyes are windows to the soul, but unfortunately, they’re also windows to your age. Between all the laughs, the frowns, the tears, and the smiles your eyes have endured over the years, not to mention the fact that the skin in this area is particularly thin and fragile to begin with, your eyes tend to age earlier than most other areas of your face. But have no fear, because there are plenty of ways you can turn back the clock at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.
Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Using tiny columns of laser light, this popular treatment clears away damaged surface skin and replaces it with collagen-rich younger skin, improving a number of issues like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and thinning or lax skin.
Fire and Ice Facial
If you’re looking for a gentler treatment than even the minimal-downtime fractional CO2 resurfacing, the Fire and Ice Facial is specifically geared toward gentle facial rejuvenation. Consisting first of an exfoliating mask which clears away surface damage and then a rejuvenating mask to aid skin firmness, this treatment can be performed as one refreshing procedure or in a series of sessions for an effective ongoing maintenance program.
Botox® and Restylane® Injections
Crow’s feet and frown lines are often the first signs of aging to appear, but Botox® injections take only minutes and can offer a smoother look for months by relaxing the creased muscles. Restylane® injections, on the other hand, fill in wrinkles and hollow areas like the crescent under the eyes.
Similar to the Fire and Ice Facial, chemical peels use a customized solution that is applied to the skin to eliminate surface damage and activate your skin’s healing process, leaving your skin overall firmer, smoother, brighter, and more youthful.
Treating the area around the eyes requires specialized equipment and a precise touch, and our experienced providers can offer both of these with the Réjuvapen® microneedling system, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles using a small and easy-to-maneuver head of ultrafine needles.
Latisse® Eyelash Enhancement
Nothing says “vitality” like long, luscious eyelashes. With a prescription from our double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David M. Whiteman, you can simply apply the Latisse® eyelash enhancement as part of your nightly routine and watch your lashes grow longer, darker, and fuller.
Viora Reaction™ Skin Tightening
Many people think plastic surgery and face lifts are the only way to restore firmer facial skin, and while surgery does offer the most extensive improvement, for a more subtle rejuvenation, our non-invasive skin tightening uses precise warmth to stimulate skin-firming collagen, resulting in lifted, younger skin after a series of comfortable treatments.
Age Spot Removal
If the only thing making your eyes look older is an age spot or two (brown spots caused by sun exposure over time), we can target them individually with a specialized laser which breaks down the pigment cells and clears away pesky dark spots in your skin.
Don’t get overwhelmed by the laundry list of treatments you just read, because it isn’t a to-do list, it’s a run-down of your options. Most patients will be able to achieve the best results by combining a few of the options above, not all of them, and our licensed and experienced medical professionals can recommend the ideal ones for you. To get started, schedule a free consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Or, for more skincare tips, special offers, and the latest beauty news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.