What does LaserFACIAL do?
LaserFACIAL is a non-ablative procedure that can reduce visible facial vessels, diffuse redness, acne scars, Rosacea, sun damage, and large pores. It has been FDA cleared to reduce wrinkles by gently warming the upper dermis, improving the appearance of your skin. The result is a healthy looking and vibrant appearance.
What is the LaserFACIAL difference?
The LaserFACIAL procedure utilizes laser technology that can safely, discretely and effectively treat small targets. Unlike many other treatment methods, LaserFACIAL is a comfortable, non-ablative form of skin therapy. This means you will be able to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation. Your therapy can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of general or local anesthesia, gel or cream.
What areas can be treated?
Unlike many other procedures available today, with LaserFACIAL skin therapy, our technician can safely treat all areas. The most common is facial, neck and chest.
What are facial vessels, telangiectasia, and diffused redness? Telangiectasia, or facial vessels, are dilated capillaries that commonly appear on the surface of the face and in areas around the nose, cheeks and above the neckline. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that are present throughout the body. Prolonged sun exposure, aging, trauma and other factors can cause capillaries to become dilated and visible. There is also a hereditary factor in developing facial telangiectasia. LaserFACIAL therapy will help your appearance by treating any visible trace of these unsightly veins. Diffuse redness is a general appearance of facial redness, such as rosy cheeks. As with facial telangiectasia, this condition is a result of dilated capillaries, however the appearance is more of a general redness rather than discrete well-defined vessels. The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead and cheeks. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea that can be hereditary. LaserFACIAL therapy will help your appearance by gently treating and reducing this condition.
What can I expect before the treatment?
There are no complicated pretreatment rituals with this procedure. Prior to the actual LaserFACIAL treatment you will be asked to remove your make-up or moisturizers and, in some cases, you may be asked to shave the area to be treated so as not to interfere with the laser treatment. Your physician will review and assist with all pretreatment requirements. There are no numbing creams used in this procedure.
How many treatments do I need?
The treatment results are often very subtle. On average you may require 4 to 6 treatments in order to achieve the results you are looking for. Every patient’s conditions and needs vary. Some conditions may require more treatments. It is important for the clinical staff to have a clear understanding of your expectations to make sure they are realistic with this type of procedure. For more information about your expected results or the number of treatments necessary, consult your physician.
Is the treatment painful?
No, LaserFACIAL is a comfortable, non-ablative, non-invasive treatment. Unlike other laser treatments it does not wound the skin’s surface therefore virtually eliminating the need for complicated post treatment care. Typically patients describe the treatment as a gentle warming of the surface.