Manufactured by Cutera®, the CoolGlide® laser is a versatile Nd:YAG laser system that can be used to treat pigmented and vascular lesions and improve the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, redness and more.
Many men and women develop unsightly and sometimes painful veins on the face and/or legs, which can significantly affect their quality of life both physically and emotionally. CoolGlide Vein Therapy can painlessly and effectively remove these veins through a series of treatment sessions that deliver pulses of light energy to the affected area(s).
Treatment with the CoolGlide laser system is considered safe for most patients with only a minimal risk of complications. Side effects such as redness, swelling and mild bruising are considered common and usually go away on their own within a few days. Your doctor will discuss the safety of the CoolGlide procedure with you before your treatment.
The Fraxel® Restore is an FDA-approved, non-ablative laser system that is used to rejuvenate the appearance and texture of skin on the face, neck, chest, hands or arms. The Fraxel Restore laser treats a wide variety of skin conditions, including fine lines, wrinkles, melasma, brown spots, age spots, enlarged pores and acne scarring.
The Fraxel Restore laser utilizes a technology known as fractional resurfacing. Fractional resurfacing breaks down and separates beams of light in order to deliver this energy only to targeted, highly specific areas of the skin's surface. The surrounding undamaged skin is preserved between the laser treatment sites, which results in rapid healing following the procedure. Treatment with Fraxel Restore is safe and effective for patients of all skin types and textures.
Fraxel Restore laser treatment sessions usually last about 30 minutes, and do not require the use of pain medication. There is little downtime needed for recovery, with most patients resuming activities in 1 to 3 days. Optimum results are generally achieved after 4 or 5 treatments, performed in intervals of 3 to 4 weeks. Following treatment, patients often notice a significant improvement in their skin's appearance.
The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System is an advanced, light-based form of treatment designed to alleviate a variety of skin conditions. It offers concentrated laser power with a built-in calibration feature to optimize the treatment of a targeted area. This versatile device provides a safe, effective solution for dealing with a wide range of surface and subsurface skin problems.
The Palomar Icon system features patented state-of-the-art technology to provide patients with the most comfortable experience as well as the most successful results. It uses the Skintel® Melanin Reader, which is the only melanin reader that has received FDA clearance. This device measures the average melanin density in the skin before the treatment begins in order to tailor treatment settings to that patient's unique skin characteristics.
Varilite is an advanced laser system used to treat the appearance of vascular, pigmented and cutaneous lesions on the face and other areas of the body. Lesions on the skin are destroyed with precisely delivered heat energy, while surrounding healthy cells are left intact.
This treatment takes less than an hour to perform, although the actual length may vary depending on the area being treated. No anesthesia is needed, and most patients achieve their desired results in just one to three visits.
Benefits of VariLite
The Varilite laser is effective in eliminating or reducing the appearance of vascular lesions, blood vessels or other types of pigmentation on the skin. With minimal discomfort and no downtime, most patients are more than satisfied with the results of this procedure.
Risks of VariLite
Varilite laser treatment is safe for most patients, and can be used on nearly any skin type. After treatment, patients may experience mild redness, swelling and flaking. These side effects usually go away on their own within two weeks, and can be covered with makeup if patients desire.
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