Using a new breakthrough procedure called Fractional Photothermolysis, microscopic ablation of the epidermis will partially resurface your skin to notably improve skin texture, smooth out acne scars, improve pigmentation problems such as Melasma and brown spots, and reduce fine to moderate static lines and wrinkles in just a few treatments with minimal or no downtime. The Palomar Fractional Laser treatments will stimulate regeneration of the deeper collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, without harming the surface. The remodeling of collagen results in fresher, younger-looking skin like ablative laser procedures, without any significant interference with daily activities.
Multiple passes may be required during a treatment session. You may experience redness or swelling immediately following that will be treated with cool compresses. A sun block will be applied for you and is essential to prevent post-treatment hyper-pigmentation. Make-up can be applied immediately and you may return to work or routine activities at any time.
Depending on the number of conditions you are treating, and the severity of the individual problem, we recommend a series of five or six treatment sessions. You may return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities. By dividing the full program into several treatments, you will receive gradual improvement with very low risk and appreciate the wonderful “no downtime” feature.
For the most difficult areas, harness the power of ablative skin resurfacing. Our physician performed Carbon Dioxide laser effectively corrects deep wrinkles and provides superior tissue shrinkage. A classic treatment that yields undeniable results, ablative resurfacing can be combined with any face lift, eyelid or eyebrow lift to further enhance your results.
Our versatile Palomar platform provides IPL treatments and our Candela GentleMaxPro® laser provide effective, safe and comfortable treatments for everyone and every condition. Our lasers treat all skin types, including tanned skin, to yield permanent hair reduction, facial and leg vein and pigmentation correction in just a few sessions. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending upon the treatment area, the condition being treated, the condition of your skin and the severity of the condition. Patients describe slight discomfort with the laser pulse that resolves quickly by our Dynamic Cooling DeviceTM, so that you don’t need topical anesthetics.
Unwanted facial or body hair can be treated and customized to your skin type. Localized, intense heating of the hair follicle destroys its re-growth potential. The number of treatments required vary since hair from different areas grow at different rates and are not all in the growth phase at the same time. Treatments also vary depending upon the coarseness, density and thickness of your hair. You should avoid plucking, electrolysis, waxing or threading for weeks prior to treatment and arrive clean-shaven without makeup, creams, oils or self-tanners. Do not expose the treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light prior or after the treatment, and be sure to notify us if you have a history of herpes simplex virus, so that we may prescribe prophylactic antiviral therapy.
Unwanted facial and leg veins can be targeted safely and effectively. The hemoglobin within blood vessels absorbs the light energy to reduce redness and flushing associated with veins and capillaries in conditions such as Rosacea. Treatments also vary depending upon your condition, diameter and number of veins, among other factors. Avoid abrasive skin treatments and arrive without makeup, creams, etc., before your session. Be sure to avoid sunlight or tanning booth light prior to and after the treatment, and notify us of any medical history related to the veins or treatment area.
A clearer complexion results as melanin pigment within sunspots, melasma, birthmarks and other benign conditions is targeted by the light energy, whether you are treating the face, neck, decollete or other areas. The number and type of treatments also vary depending upon the depth and density of pigment, and use of supplemental hormones, among other factors. For optimal results, avoid abrasive skin treatments, sunlight or tanning booth light for weeks prior to and after treatment. Come to the office free of makeup, creams, etc., and be sure to share your medical history so that we can ensure a safe and effective treatment.
For more information about laser hair removal, photofacials, facial vein reduction in Jacksonville FL contact Contemporary Plastic Surgery at 904.854.4800 today.