Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening is a safe, noninvasive procedure that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging while tightening and lifting the skin for an overall younger and fuller appearance. This treatment can be used to treat all areas of the face and body, and is most commonly performed on the cheeks and neck.
Many patients choose laser skin tightening for its slimming, firming effects that can be achieved using much less invasive means than procedures such as facelifts or neck lifts. Some patients seeking body tightening may choose to undergo laser skin tightening as an alternative to more invasive procedures such as liposuction or tummy tuck, as laser treatment offers noticeable results with significantly less pain and recovery time.
Fractional Non-Ablative Laser
With fractional laser technology, the laser penetrates only small areas of the skin, depending on the size of the laser beam. This allows the laser to penetrate the skin deeper than before without scarring. Fractional laser treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size and location of the treated area. Some patients may choose to target individual areas of the face, while others seek treatment for the entire face.
After treatment, patients may experience mild swelling and redness that will subside after five to seven days, when a new layer of skin forms over the treated area. The results of fractional non-ablative laser are visible as soon as the skin heals and will provide significant enhancements such as reduced scarring, tightened skin, improved skin tone and texture and improved appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal is a constant worry for many men and women alike. For patients who are sick of the hassle associated with shaving, waxing and other temporary hair removal techniques, laser hair removal may be the solution for you. Laser hair removal exposes specific areas of the body to beams of laser light that disable active hair follicles and delay or prevent re-growth.
Laser hair removal is ideal for patients with dark hair and light skin, although nearly anyone with unwanted facial or body hair can benefit from this procedure. This procedure can be performed on the lip, chin, neck, back, arms, legs, bikini area and more.
After laser hair removal, patients may experience redness, puffiness and sunburn sensations for the first few days. You may return to work and other regular activities as soon as you feel comfortable. Three to seven days after treatment, patients may notice what appears to be a re-growth of hair, but is actually a shedding of the treated hair, which will fall out and not grow back.
Since hairs grow at different times, multiple treatments will be needed for all patients at intervals of four to six weeks. The number of sessions depends on several factors, including your hair and skin color, hormone levels, and hair follicle size. The average patient sees up to a 48% reduction in hair growth after three treatments, and up to 80% after six to eight treatments.
Laser Scar Removal
Laser scar revision is performed to reduce the appearance of scars caused by injury or previous surgery. While many scars fade over time and eventually transform to become barely noticeable, many patients experience disruptions to the healing process that cause scars to become red, raised, indented or otherwise deformed.
Many patients are unhappy and embarrassed by the appearance of these scars, especially when they are located in prominent areas, and seek treatment to improve them. Laser treatments are able to gently remove the damaged layers of skin to reveal new, restored skin underneath, while also stimulating collagen production for further gradual improvements. The precise technology used during laser treatments ensures that only damaged tissue is treated, while healthy surrounding tissue remains intact. Dr. Busso uses the most advanced, state-of-the-art laser technology available to ensure safe and effective scar treatment in even the most prominent and sensitive areas.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology uses high-energy pulses of light to provide long-lasting results for the skin’s appearance. A photofacial using IPL offers a non-abrasive and noninvasive rejuvenation of your skin. IPL treatments can improve the signs of sun damage, rosacea and brown spots on the face, neck, chest and hands. It has also been used to reduce the appearance of mild acne scars, dark circles around the eyes and fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
IPL skin resurfacing, collagen stimulation, vein therapy and photoepilation improve skin texture and appearance as well as remove hair from any area of the body without damaging nearby tissue. Hair, veins or pigmented regions on the skin surface selectively absorb the pulses of light, shrinking or fading after treatment; collagen tightens, smoothing the skin. Patients can return to work and all regular activities immediately after the procedure. Skin appearance should improve soon after treatment, but several treatments may be necessary for optimal results.