We offer a wide variety of laser & aesthetic services that are customized for a broad range of skin types and conditions including: ablative and non ablative resurfacing, laser hair removal for all skin types, facial and leg vessel treatments, removal of pigmented lesions, and IPL photofacials. Our practice prides itself on remaining on the cutting edge of technology, and we strive to offer our patients state-of-the art treatments, with the best proven results, always in the safest way possible. Below is a brief breakdown of the technologies we use, and how the devices are used to provide patients with the best, safest results. All of our lasers are manufactured by Cynosure, the industry leader in light-based technology, and their products are second to none in terms of efficacy and safety.
The Vectus is a diode laser that is dedicated to high-speed, less painful hair removal. It has a sapphire cooling system that immediately cools on contact, and the device has the largest spot size available, allowing areas to be treated in a fraction of the time of other lasers, and with higher efficacy. Many treatments that require 30-45 minutes with other lasers may be reduced to 5 minutes or less, and small areas can often be treated in under a minute. This greatly reduces the pain associated with treatment, and shortens the length of appointments.
The Elite is a dual Alexandrite and YAG laser, that has been an industry leader for many years in the area of treating pigmented lesions, hair removal, and vascular lesions and vessels. The Alexandrite laser targets melanin, and as such is excellent for brown spots and hair removal in lighter skin types, especially in resistant areas. The YAG laser is excellent for vascular lesions, and can remove unwanted spider veins both on the face, and in deeper regions like the legs. It is also excellent for hair removal for darker skin types. This device has been the cornerstone of our laser services, and continues to be an industry-leading device.
The Icon is a multi-modality IPL and Laser platform that can perform several functions based on the advanced handpieces that attach to it. The addition of this device has allowed us to greatly expand our light-based treatments, and to further complete the spectrum of treatments we offer. In our practice, the Icon is used for two distinct, but very important different devices:
-Max-G: The Icon with Max-G handpiece is arguably the best IPL device available: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) delivers light across a variety of wavelengths in the visible spectrum. The light is absorbed by both skin pigment and vascular lesions, allowing these areas to lift and clear from the tissue. This device is the ideal treatment for sun and skin damage and for the removal of facial vessels, rosacea, and general dyschromia. It also allows us to treat larger areas (photofacials) as well as targeting specific unsightly spots.
-1540nm: The Icon also has a Non-ablative laser resurfacing handpiece, which is an excellent device for patients who would like to have skin rejuvenation but cannot afford to have downtime. The 1540nm erbium handpiece delivers laser in a fractional method into the skin, promoting significant collagen production and skin revitalization. It can be used all over the body, and a series of treatments can significantly improve skin quality, appearance and texture, remove wrinkles, and decrease the appearance of scars and stretch marks. It is a useful tool for patients who desire resurfacing without the time off.
The SmartSkin is our most powerful non-surgical tool for skin revitalization, resurfacing, and for the permanent treatment of scars, acne scars, stretch marks, and overall skin improvement. SmartSkin is a fractional CO2 laser, and has several treatment settings for optimized performance. It allows for the most significant stimulation of collagen production, providing skin improvement and wrinkle reduction, and the use of fractionation has resulted in significant shortening of downtime (less than one week) when compared to traditional resurfacing CO2 or erbium lasers. 1-2 treatments with SmartSkin can significantly reverse signs of aging and provide an improved, more youthful appearance with improvement in pigmentation, texture, and lessening of the appearance of scars. All SmartSkin treatments are performed by Dr. Ridha, and our results have been very pleasing.
There is certainly much more information to share about each of the light-based services that we offer. Call the office and schedule your complimentary consultation, and we will help you determine which treatment(s) will help you look your best, and bring out that natural glow! 518.306.5466