Laser Hair Removal
Treat unwanted hair with a quick and safe burst of light. Involving no downtime, you can continue with your regular activities immediately after treatment. This non-invasive and effective approach yields permanent long-term hair reduction anywhere on the body. Hair falls out within 10-14 days after treatment. It takes 4-6 laser hair removal sessions spaced 4 weeks apart to see 70-80 percent reduction in hair growth. The pulsed light in laser hair removal feels like a rubber band popping against your skin, although some machines perform differently and some areas are more sensitive than others.
Laser Skin Tightening
This laser procedure firms up any loose skin around the nose, jaw-line, and neck so you regain a more youthful, contoured appearance. This treatment uses near-infrared light to create deep heating of the body which facilitates the skins remodeling. Most patients notice changes in the tone and condition of their skin immediately following a skin tightening treatment. Typically, new collagen growth takes from 90 to 180 days after the initial treatment, at which time patients enjoy a dramatically rejuvenated appearance. The number of treatments is completely dependent on the patients need, which could be up to 6. The new dermal collagen that is produced becomes part of the structure of the treated skin, and thus Laser Skin Tightening can produce improvements in skin which lasts for years.
Removal of fine lines, acne scars, and resurfacing
The Pixel laser stimulates new collagen to grow, which improves your skin's texture and tone for fine lines and wrinkles. The time needed for healing and recovery after laser resurfacing varies according to the size and depth of the treated area. Generally we recommend 3 treatments at 3-4 week intervals although this amount is dependent on the condition of your skin. The number of treatments required for best results really depends on the starting point and condition of your skin. Your new look can last several months or longer. Most people find they benefit from a maintenance treatment every 6-12 months to help keep their healthy glow.
What are the different functions of a laser?
There are several different types of lasers. The ones we carry at West Valley Medical have the ability to remove hair, tighten skin, remove fine lines and acne scars, even out skin tone, and reduce the appearance of body fat.
Even out skin tone
This laser evens out your skin's color, reduces tiny broken blood vessels and treats sun damage. The recovery time is very short. It doesn't involve the raw, scabbed over, or blistered areas of a chemical peel. The first few days post-treatment, you should liberally apply sunscreen. IPL photo facials can produce fabulous results that last up to a year, but to get that kind of longevity from the treatment(s), you need to maintain your skin afterward. To that end, it might take more than one photo facial to achieve the desired results.
The Exilis is a radiofrequency (RF) device that delivers high energy in a controlled fashion to the dermal/ subcutaneous layers of the skin. There is no down time associated with your treatments. Other than a brief period of redness and minor swelling you can get back to your daily routine almost immediately. Although you may see immediate results after your treatment session, the major portion of the clinical improvement is evident at 3 months following your last treatment. It is essential that your sessions be repeated at 7-14 day intervals for 4 to 6 sessions, depending on your treatment needs.
This procedure uses safe radio waves to heat your skin and target fat cells. This thermal energy speeds up the metabolic activity of the fat cells causing them to shrink. At the same time it stimulates and strengthens the collagen network which improves skin laxity and texture. Exilis therapy is performed in our office as a weekly series of 4-6 treatments on average. Body contouring treatments for fat reduction will vary in length depending upon the individual patient.The client satisfaction rate is high, with circumferential reductions ranging from 1 to 6 inches of volume loss after 4 treatment sessions. Each treatment is a quick 30 to 45 minute visit, scheduled 7-14 days apart. Exilis results are long lasting and though you may see immediate results, maximum results are experienced incrementally over 3 to 6 months after the last treatment. Exilis’ built-in cooling device makes it safe for reducing lax skin and excess fat anywhere on the body, including the face.