Laser Hair Removal
The Soprano™ laser is safe to use in multiple areas where unwanted hair grows, such as the upper lip, armpits and bikini line. Though women more commonly request laser hair removal, many men also request hair removal from their backs and buttocks. It usually requires about five treatments to achieve the desired reduction in hair growth. Occasionally, follow-up visits will be needed to take care of stray hairs that grow back.
This innovative laser couples a ‘pixel’ style pattern of delivery with the safe and effective energy of the erbium laser. Dr. Brenner uses the Pixel™ Laser for fractional skin resurfacing on any area of the body, especially the face, neck, arms and hands. The Pixel™ Laser works exceptionally well to help reduce fine lines, acne scarring and sun damaged skin. In general, optimal treatment involves 3 to 6 sessions spaced at 3 to 6 week intervals. However, patients with severe acne scarring may require more.
This new laser technology is based upon the principle of microthermal zones. The laser pulses create tiny holes in the skin, removing the epidermis and upper dermal layers. This then triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin. Typically patients experience one to three days of “social downtime.” Usually the skin remains red, but generally intact for the first 24 hours. As the redness subsides, flaking usually starts and is mostly complete by 72 hours after the procedure. Full recovery commonly occurs by about five days after the treatment. Your skin will look better within days following the treatment and results will steadily improve over the next several months.
The Alma Skin Tightening Laser is the latest in non-surgical skin tightening technology. The ST machine uses a near infrared light source (peak absorption at 810nm), in motion, to safely and comfortably apply heat to the dermis. The near infrared wavelength specifically targets the collagen molecules that comprise the most significant substance of the skin’s dermis. Doing so causes immediate collagen contraction and stimulates long-lasting collagen rebuilding and remodeling.
- No incisions
- Quick procedure (30-45 minutes) with no downtime
- Pain free
- Requires no anesthesia
- Specifically targets collagen and fat (other machines target water in the skin)
Like other skin tightening technology on the market, the ST laser is not a replacement for surgical facial rejuvenation (Facelifts, Necklifts, Browlifts and Blepharoplasty). However, it is an excellent complementary procedure with very specific indications:
- Skin tightening in patients with slight skin laxity who are not candidates for surgical facelift.
- Skin tightening in patients preoperatively to help tone up the skin turgor prior to a facelift.
- Maintenance skin tightening to help maintain the excellent results achieved during a facelift
- Touching-up or targeting specific “difficult areas” like wrinkles around the mouth and crow’s feet.
Treatment Protocol: 3-5 treatments separated every 3-4 weeks. Maintenance treatments are recommended once every 3-6 months depending on the degree of native skin laxity.