Photo Facial Rejuvenation

Some of us have noticed new, unsightly spots on our skin as a result of too many fun, carefree, sunscreen-free days in the sun. Makeup may cover up the spots a bit, but we know they’re still there. Reminders that we maybe haven’t taken as good care of our skin as we should have.

Some of us live with rosacea on our faces. These patches of red skin, maybe bumps, maybe little red veins, can make us feel self-conscious. Perhaps we try to hide behind sunglasses or coat collars, or under the brim of a hat.

Some of us look in the mirror and find it difficult to look past what seem to be GIGANTIC skin pores staring right back at us. We can’t focus on the beauty of our skin when we are so distracted by these pores that just don’t want to blend into our skin.

We don’t want to cringe or shrink back when we look at ourselves in the mirror. We don’t want to be out in public, around other people, and be constantly wondering if other people notice the issues with our skin the way we do. We don’t want to decide to say no to invitations out with friends and family instead of saying yes, because we fear what feels like judgmental side glances from people.

What matters is not how other people feel about our appearance, but how WE feel about our appearance. How uneven pigmentation and other issues on our faces affect our self-confidence. We think of ourselves a certain way, and when what we see in the mirror doesn’t reflect what we see as our true selves, it feels…off. Perhaps a little disheartening.

We are tired of trying every facial product on the market to cover these issues up. We know they will show back up every night when we wash the makeup off our faces. We want them to be GONE.

We have discovered a solution. Photo facial rejuvenation addresses these issues and works within just a few weeks time to lighten or eliminate these issues. We are ready for a big change, a step toward a new normal, a realignment of how we look on the outside with how we feel on the inside.

When we are out in public, meeting new people, or at a business meeting with clients, or spending time with people we know and love, we don’t want to be constantly, painfully aware that the people looking at us are trying so hard to pretend like they don’t see what is on our faces. We want to know, for certain, that they see us.

Say Hello to Sandals Again

How do you feel about your feet? Are they long and slim? Short and wide? Do you have hairy toes or rough heels? Are your toenails painted? Long? Short? Strong? Do you get the occasional charlie horse? Plantars wart? Toenail fungus?

Our opinions about feet can be funny things. Just like every other part of our bodies, they vary from person to person in size and shape, and some of us think our feet are beautiful, while others of us think our feet just look a little bit weird. But our feet are so important to us. We put them through SO MUCH. No wonder they get achy and sore, and need special attention every now and then.

Are you a person who enjoys the annual flip-flop weather pedicure every Spring? Give those feet a bit of a face lift, so to speak? Or are you someone who hides your toes as often as you possibly can? Do you find your toenails to be unsightly, maybe even painful?

Do you suffer from toenail fungus?

You would not be alone. Toenail fungus is rather common. Here’s a cruel irony: toenail fungus is unsightly, right? So instead of wearing those flip flops around town during the summer, you wear close-toed shoes. And it’s 85 degrees outside. And your feet sweat. And they’re not breathing in those close-toed shoes. This is exactly what causes toenail fungus!

It seems like everyone has an opinion about how to treat toenail fungus, but do all of these at-home remedies actually work? Essential oils will help your feet smell like lavender, whether or not they heal your toes. Soaking your feet in mouthwash may not kill toenail fungus, but it will definitely give you blue feet for awhile. Talk about unsightly.

Even though toenail fungus is a relatively common ailment, its treatment can be challenging. When you’re finished experimenting with what you can find in your cabinets at home, please come see us. We use a laser treatment to take care of this unsightly and stubborn issue, to give you your feet back. So you can go get those pedicures. So you can sport those flip flops on the beach and those open-toed heels at parties.

Your feet do a lot for you. They walk, run, swim, dance, tip toe you through every part of your busy life. When they need a little extra care, take care of them the best way you can, so they can go back to carrying you through every obstacle you encounter.

Laser Acne Treatment

Adolescence is such a challenging time in life. Our bodies are naturally changing. We’re shedding our childlike features and becoming full-fledged grown-ups, taking a physically and emotionally torturous path along the way. Our voices change, cracking and lowering their pitch. Our teeth, finally all grown in, may need straightening, so we require painful and very noticeable braces. We discover that our bodies stink—really, really stink—so we need to get used to bathing regularly and using deodorant. Hair begins to grow where it never used to before. SO MANY changes are taking place, and we have NO CONTROL over what is happening.

And then there are the pimples.

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THESE PIMPLES??

Ah, now that is something we can help you with. Acne is painful and embarrassing, and if we cannot possibly control our impulse to pick at the pimples, they leave unsightly scars. Aren’t our bodies torturing us enough during this transformative time of our lives?

Come see us. Let us help you get a handle on your acne. We can address the current breakouts you’re experiencing, and work to reduce the scarring that may be leftover from previous breakouts. We don’t have a Laser Boyfriend Problems Treatment, but our Laser Acne Treatment will allow you to gain a little bit of control over your skin. At this phase of your life, any help is a HUGE help.

So now you’re a mother of two. Your body is finally readjusting to its natural rhythm after birthing and weaning children. And lo and behold, what pops up on your face? Your old enemy, your teenage nemesis, acne. Quite honestly, you were CERTAIN that you were done with pimples. Pimples are for thirteen year olds, not thirty-three year olds, right?? All at once, you realize you are a person who applies wrinkle cream under her eyes and pimple cream on her chin, daily. If only your face could decide which decade it wants to settle in, that would be fantastic.

Call a cease-fire with your face. Come see us. Allow us to help you solve your middle age acne crisis. You have enough on your plate, with children and career and the weight of the world, without needing to feverishly cover up your dark circles AND your embarrassing pimples before your big meeting at work.

We get it—you want to feel youthful, young, vibrant. But you don’t want ALL of the elements of youth. Say farewell to acne and give us a call!

Laser Hair Removal

You’ve just been invited to the major social event of the year! You only have an hour to get ready! Your perfect, flattering, go-to dress is hanging in your closet just waiting for you! But first, you need to shave. You can only hope that a ponytail will suffice, since you have no time to style your hair properly.

You are an on-the-go mother of four! Between rushing them to and from school, taking them to the playground, the zoo, the community pool, you hardly have time to hastily apply a layer of deodorant before you head out the door. Maybe the other moms won’t notice your week-old stubble on your legs.

It’s a beautiful, hot summer day! Let’s pack up the kids and go to the beach! We’ll need swimsuits, sunscreen, beach towels, sand toys, sunglasses. And—oh, hold on for several minutes. I need to shave—EVERYTHING.

Or, do I?

We women are all to aware that silky smooth legs, bare armpits, and hairless bikini lines don’t simply occur naturally. We all cringe in communal, shared pain when we think of the occasional razor nick, or the painful red bumps of razor burn. We feel so triumphant after we’ve completed this arduous task, only to have to repeat the process a couple of days later.

Haven’t we had enough??

With laser hair removal, we can wave goodbye to the nicks and bumps and tiresome repetition forever. No longer do we have to plan ahead when we want to wear our swimsuits, or dresses, or sleeveless tops. We now have the opportunity to be unbound by the expectation that we maintain baby-smooth skin on our bodies which are so persistent in growing hair. We can wave goodbye to the expectation to shave, forever!

For some of us, we are less concerned about the unwanted hair growing on our legs than we are about the unwanted hair growing on our faces. It can be so easy to feel so debilitatingly self-conscious about the hair that connects our eyebrows, making one long brow when we’d really just love to have two separate brows. Some women are absolutely convinced that, whenever they talk to someone, the person is staring at the hair that grows above their upper lip, instead of paying attention to what they’re saying.

We care not about how well you fit in with what society insists is acceptable and beautiful, but about how you feel and how confident you are when you go about your business within this society. If your unwanted facial hair is making you say “no” more than you say “yes,” causing you to stay in when you should be out mingling with the world, or making you feel uneasy about looking people in the eye when you’re interacting with them, we couldn’t encourage you more to contact us. We’d love to have the honor of helping you rid yourself of your facial hair and embracing a new level of confidence that may have been difficult for you to achieve up until now.

Laser Acne Treatment: No More Hiding

We all know how just one pimple can affect our day and our self esteem. Teenagers have it rough when it comes to hormones playing a big part in spots and craters appearing on their faces. Pimples and acne aren’t just for kids though; many adults will experience terrible acne problems due to a variety of genetic and environmental factors, but rest assured there is hope for those wanting clear skin once and for all!

Laser treatments have come a long way in the last decade and now more than ever there are so many solutions to the longest-lasting ways of cleaner looking skin. Laser Acne Treatment has proven to be a popular method amongst teens and adults who are sick of the creams and scrubs that don’t really penetrate past the surface and that often times can create more harm than good.  

As with any medical type treatment acne removal involving laser should always be performed by someone who is qualified to do so. Be wary of spas, salons or other facilities that allow people without proper certification to perform this treatment.

The way the laser works is through light pulses that aim to target toxins and bacteria under the skin. This kills the bad bacteria resulting in a reduction in blemishes and in many cases clearing up the skin altogether. Acne is caused by a buildup of excess sebum which can clog the pores with oil and result in breakouts. Other factors can include genetics and unhealthy eating habits as well as a collection of dirt and other pollutants that can get blocked in the skin. People that are prone to breakouts and pimply skin should avoid excess use of oily moisturizers and some scrubs as these can sometimes aggravate the skin and make the problem worse.

Laser acne treatments are mostly reported as pain free but some patients can experience mild discomfort and redness after a session. You can discuss treatment plans along with medication and other topical solutions with your doctor. They can then refer you on to a dermatologist specializing in treatment of the skin. Less medication and other topical forms will be needed as treatments with laser are performed. The treatments are most common on the face but can be used on other areas of the body that acne can appear. Apart from the removal of acne laser treatments have also become popular in the removal of scars associated with these dermal problems. There are different laser treatments available depending on your condition and current treatments. You can discuss all of these further with your physician.

Since laser acne treatment has been introduced into the beauty world it has definitely received its fair share of criticism as well as positive reviews. Overall it is seen to be a very beneficial method of reducing blemishes and scarring that has occurred. The treatments not only shrink oil producing glands and levels of bacteria within the skin, but they help in prevention of further breakouts. If you’re looking for a great way to treat acne problems for good, consider opting for laser acne treatment.

Laser Hair Removal: A Waxing Alternative

Laser Hair Removal is a great way to get rid of unwanted hair with less pain than waxing – and for some people, no pain at all. Some people describe the feeling as a flick on the skin similar to a rubber band. It can also feel warm, especially after prolonged use, so always let your consultant know if the machine is getting too hot for you. Laser hair removal is a much longer-lasting solution to hair reduction. Many cases result in the hair being completely gone, with just touch-ups needed.

The way it works is the system emits a gentle beam of light that pass through the skin to the hair follicle. The hair absorbs it, the energy from the laser is transformed into heat and the hair follicle is disabled. With some laser hair removal equipment, an absolute requirement is that the hair must be darker than the surrounding skin.

Fair skin with dark hair responds best. People with dark, coarse hair are the easiest to treat because dark hair contains melanin, a dark pigment which attracts the laser light so more laser energy is absorbed.  This will result in fewer sessions being needed.

Light colored hair is more difficult to treat, and blonde and red hair are very difficult to treat, often requiring multiple laser hair removal sessions with varied results. Anyone on a diet high in beta-carotene will need to change their eating habits if they want best results from laser hair removal. Beta-carotene, found in vitamin A, carrots, squash and other vegetables produce a yellow or orange color in the skin which absorbs the laser energy and interferes with it reaching the hair follicle.

As beta-carotene can remain in the body for months, an adjustment in diet may be needed well in advance of laser hair removal treatment for optimum results. Before commencing laser hair removal it is important that the hair hasn’t recently been pulled out with tweezers or waxing, and no methods like this should be used in between sessions. Shaving is the best way to eradicate the hairs that will pop up in-between treatments. It is also advised not to start treatments if you have any type of tan or spray tan as this can affect the results due to the color of your skin.

Before and after photos are great ways to see how the results of laser hair removal are working for you. You will also notice that your hairs will come back somewhat finer after treatments have begun and in some cases can fall out on their own. Laser hair removal can often be a more costly beauty expense, but most find it is well worth the investment, as the results have a more long-lasting effect. You will find you won’t need as many treatments over time in comparison to your usual monthly wax.

Tips to remember when considering laser hair treatment:

-Stay out of the sun, and no fake tanning either, for  up to six weeks before your treatment, as this can cause skin lightening and shaded spots. If you have a tan either from sun exposure or sunless tanning products, wait until the tan fades completely before undergoing laser hair removal. Sun exposure will decrease the effectiveness of your treatment.

-Avoid plucking, waxing and electrolysis. If you’re planning to undergo laser hair removal, you should avoid other hair removal methods such as plucking, waxing, and electrolysis which disturb the hair follicle and interfere with laser hair removal. Shaving is the best alternative as it preserves the hair shaft and follicle. Some studies suggest that shaving before laser hair removal may even improve results.

-Laser hair removal is not recommended if you are pregnant, so wait until after birth to commence your sessions.

Talk to a professional consultant with any concerns you may have regarding laser hair removal. It is crucial to always be sure that you are dealing with someone who is certified.

Laser Skin Tightening: Benefits and Examples

Laser Skin tightening uses infrared light to heat up and contract or tighten the collagen in the skin. At the same time there is an increase of new skin cells replacing damaged ones. This process results in visible changes immediately, skipping over a recovery period.

Examples of laser skin tightening treatments are the Titan, Polaris, Candela or GentleYAG systems. All of these systems use laser technology to heat up the bottom skin layers where collagen is found while cooling the external skin and masking any signs of external injuries.

Similar to laser hair removal, laser skin tightening applies a laser light – an intense, throbbing beam of light – to the areas of the skin to be treated. The light goes through all the dermal layers to penetrate through to affected areas.

The waves of light heat up the skin’s water content producing a uniformed heating effect in the areas to be treated. This makes the damaged, disorganized collagen fibers tighten as fibroblasts produce new collagen. At the same time, there is a cooling system that prevents the surface of the skin from excessively heating up. This process, called collagen remodeling, brings about a firmer, younger looking and smoother skin.

The desire to look good and feel younger is virtually unanimous, leading to the rising popularity of cosmetic surgery in recent years. This cosmetic enhancement procedure is relatively new in medical skin care, as compared to its older counterpart, plastic surgery. A section of the population seems to be divided in opinion on whether to opt for plastic surgery or to opt for a cosmetic treatment using lasers. However laser enhancements are increasing in popularity, mainly due to their effectiveness and affordability.

There are several benefits of laser skin treatments including the fact that the procedure is relatively painless and it is, in most cases, a very successful application. The greatest part is that clients look younger without having to go under the knife or endure painful recovery times. Non-surgical face lifts are one of the best known methods of skin tightening today. One of the increasingly popular modes of cosmetic skin care is laser skin tightening.

Essentially, this process involves applying lasers of safe infrared spectrum to the skin which in turn stimulates the target cells underneath. The loosened elastin fibers are the chief cause of wrinkles and facial skin-sagging. Laser enhancements are specific as it targets only the affected fibers. The highly effective lasers heat up the sagged elastin fibers, making them shrink, and thereby giving the skin a tightened look.

Those with obviously sagging skin and who are fearful about the surgical procedure of a facelift can opt for minimally invasive laser treatment instead. Lines and sagging are improved in less time, and are a more relaxed way of getting the desired effect you’re after. For those with excessive skin, surgery can be something that is combined with laser treatment to obtain maximum results. Laser treatment is a great choice for people that want that tightening and a cleaner look in the skin but would like to avoid the more invasive treatments in cosmetic surgery.

Laser Liposuction: A Non-Traditional Approach

There are a few points to consider when looking at laser liposuction. Internal laser liposuction is one method, with non-invasive cold-laser lipo being another. Internal laser liposuction still involves local anesthesia and small incisions to position a laser to destroy adipose tissue. It is much less invasive than traditional liposuction procedures however, and can be more cost effective.  Cold-laser liposuction offers an approach that does not involve incisions, anesthetics or healing of wounds. It is pain free and it works by shining an emitted light over the skin and activating the lymphatic system. It is an effective non invasive method that will encourage toxins to be removed and improve muscle tightness.

If you are looking to regain a great body shape, laser liposuction could be of great benefit for you. For minor issues when it comes to the “battle of the bulge” laser lipo is an effective alternative to more invasive and traditional liposuction methods.

When it comes to the preparation for laser liposuction technicians fix four pads which are secured by elastic straps to the treatment area. These pads contain the diodes for the cold lasers that will be beamed into your fatty tissue. Two more probes are placed in a location where there are lymph nodes that will facilitate the elimination of the free fatty acids that will result from the treatment.

What is happening during this treatment process is quite interesting. There are cells beneath our skin called adipose cells and their job is to store fat. That is all they do, and I think we are all familiar with what that looks like on the outside. On the inside, however, these cells are holding on to the fats that we can have trouble getting rid of. How the cold laser liposuction works is by weakening the integrity of those adipose cell membranes. The resultant effect is the release of these fatty acids into the interstitial fluid (that is the fluid between the cells). The lymphatic system, which is like a circulatory fluid pump for your body, then carries these fatty acids away to be metabolized and eliminated from the body naturally.

Laser lipo is a great way to remove that stubborn fat with technology that is minimally invasive for fat removal. You can find out whether you are a suitable candidate for laser lipo surgery after consulting with your doctor or physician. This type of treatment won’t be for everyone, as it is only useful on specific areas of the body, and individual results will vary. The main areas it is good for are the smaller areas of the body that have loose skin or sagging. It is great for treating stretch marks as well as cellulite.

Discuss your options with our team of experts and we can work out the best treatment plan for you in the tightening and firming of your skin. Non invasive methods mean no recovery times and no awkward in-between phases, along with the incredible benefit of a pain free experience. Try it out and feel the difference.