Laser Treatment 101

Wintertime is the perfect to time to consider doing a laser procedure. As we age, we continue to lose the ability to produce collagen in our skin, this is why lasers can be so helpful. Lasers stimulate collagen production helping the skin stay tighter, brighter, and more youthful. 

At Facette we offer a beautiful variety of skin rejuvenation lasers. So how do we decide which treatment is best for you?  Think about what your skin goal is. Do you have a lot of sun damage and hyperpigmentation? Do you have loose skin? Do you have fine lines and wrinkles? Or maybe you have all the above? 

Let’s start with sun damage.  Our Syneron IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is great for those brown spots and reds tones we have developed over the years. This broad band of light is attracted or absorbed by the discoloration on skin – think sun damage and broken capillaries. The IPL leaves your skin looking brighter and more evenly toned. Most clients need one to two treatments three to four weeks apart.  Downtime is very minimal and clients are able to wear makeup the very next day.

If you are looking to improve the look of fine lines, loose skin, and maybe even acne scars then a Vivace Microneedling with Radio Frequency energy is going to be the perfect treatment for you.  Like the IPL, you will have minimal downtime and can wear make-up the very next day. Each needle of the Vivace is the transportation device for RF energy. This heat stimulates collagen production, which is found to lead to tighter, younger-looking skin. You can expect collagen production to continue over the next 3 months. Studies have shown that three to four treatments spaced four weeks apart give you the best results.

Our CO2 micro fractional laser is our most aggressive laser and addresses sun damage, fines and wrinkles, scarring, and much more. The CO2 laser is going to take your skin from looking tired and old to tighter, brighter, and more youthful.  The Mixto SX Micro Fractional CO2 laser delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy to the top and mid layers of the skin with minimal discomfort and minimal downtown. You will see softening of fine lines and wrinkles, removal of age and sunspots and new collagen production for up to 6 months. Clients can expect a few days of social downtime and beautiful skin within one to two weeks.

For all the laser treatments I’ve described above we include topical numbing cream.  Most people find the treatments to be comfortable with minimal discomfort or downtime.  No matter what type of laser you choose for these winter months, the staff at Facette medical spa will taking amazing care of you and give you a beautiful result.

  • Carri Lemons, R.N., Master Injector

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