Thanks to modern advances, laser technology is now more effective than ever before and innovative laser treatments can tackle unwanted hyperpigmentation, spider veins, and body hair.
Skilled plastic surgeon Sandra Bouzaglou, MD, FACS, Board Certified, provides personalized laser treatments at The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Bouzaglou has many years of experience beautifying complexions and resolving cosmetic concerns. To explore the laser treatments available at The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, call the office today.
Laser Treatments Q & A
What are laser treatments?
Laser treatments refers to cosmetic treatments and procedures that involve the use of advanced and effective laser technology.
Different types of lasers have a wide range of purposes in medicine. In aesthetics, lasers can be used for hair removal, skin tightening, and other issues.
Cosmetic laser treatments are typically convenient in-office lunchtime procedures. During your personal consultation at The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, Dr. Bouzaglou can help you decide which laser treatment is right for you and explain your available options in detail.
How do lasers work for hair removal?
PalomarⓇ laser hair-removal technology works by using concentrated light beams to damage hair follicles. Then the hair falls out and won’t grow back again.
You wear protective eye goggles, which is especially critical if the laser is removing hair on your face. Dr. Bouzaglou usually applies a numbing or cooling gel first, and then she slowly glides the laser device over your skin in the target area to deliver the laser energy.
Multiple sessions are typically needed because you have multiple stages of hair growth. Laser hair removal can be performed on different body parts, such as your face, neck, shoulders, toes, arms and underarms, legs, stomach, back, chest, and bikini area.
How do lasers work for skin tightening?
Laser technology, such as Tetra CO2 system, works especially well for reducing wrinkles and tightening your skin. The laser treats the outer layers of your skin, prompting your body to produce new skin cells as well as collagen and elastin.
The laser works on different body areas and can address specific cosmetic concerns, such as hyperpigmentation, sunspots, rosacea, freckles, and spider veins.
Some laser treatments, such as skin resurfacing, may be performed with a local anesthetic, with or without sedation, depending on your individual needs and preferences.
What are the benefits of laser treatments?
The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa provides in-office laser treatments because of the many advantages they offer, such as:
- Quick sessions
- No surgery or medications
- Typically, little to no downtime
- Long safety history
- Impressive results
With the SmartXide Tetra CO2, you have more control than with any other CO2 device. For instance, it has more scanning patterns than its predecessor, the SmartXide Dot CO2 laser. Whether your patients are looking for a CoolPeel™ with minimal downtime, a treatment for the delicate area around the eyes, or a one-week surface ablation of wrinkles, this DEKA SmartXide CO2 Laser interface will allow you to deliver treatments with unparalleled precision. It’s a one-of-a-kind CO2 laser for acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots, sun spots, and more.
The Tetra CO2 laser, which is commonly known as the “CoolPeel laser”, is the only technology that can perform a CoolPeel™. The CoolPeel™ leverages the exclusive H-Pulse: a high-peak-power short pulse that delivers a fully-ablative treatment without causing thermal damage to surrounding tissue. Without thermal damage, downtime is drastically minimized. At the same time, the system delivers impressive superficial, skin-resurfacing results.
The Cartessa CoolPeel improves:
- The appearance of fine lines
- Sun damage
- Pore size
- Skin texture
- Skin tightening
Icon MaxG Laser Treatment
The Icon MaxG laser treatment is the perfect solution for skin lesions such as age spots, sun-spots, small blood vessels, and overall photo-rejuvenation.
- Skin Revitalization
- Skin Renewal
- Scar Removal
- Stretch Mark Treatment
- Skin Resurfacing
- Leg Vein Clearance
Cynosure’s Focus Lens Array creates microscopic, photomechanical reactions in the epidermis that communicate with the dermis, leading to increased collagen and elastin in the skin. This breakthrough enables skin revitalization with virtually no downtime—only with our PicoSure laser.
The PicoSure Laser improves:
- Overall skin tone
- Reduce wrinkles
- Pore size
- Acne Scars
If you’re interested in how the revolutionary power of lasers can benefit you, visit The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. Schedule an appointment over the phone.