Skin Care and Rejuvenation FAQ
What is skin rejuvenation?
Skin rejuvenation can be defined as any treatment used to fight the signs of aging and enhance the skin’s appearance.
How do Photo Facials work?
A laser vaporizes the top layers of the skin around your lines and wrinkles, making the surface appear flush with the surrounding skin. Collagen production is also stimulated to make the lines and wrinkles of your skin less deep and noticeable.
How long does a Photo Facial take?
Depending on the area of the skin that is treated, the procedure should take anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes.
What is Photo Facial recovery like?
Your skin will heal in 4-6 days. It will then appear sunburned, but the redness will improve over 1-4 weeks.
Does removal of Pigmented Lesions hurt?
There should be minimal discomfort and usually there is no need for topical anesthesia. However, our cosmetic surgeon will discuss this with you and may choose to use one on sensitive areas.
How many treatment sessions will I need to remove Pigmented Lesions?
Generally patients need 2-5 treatments. This will depend on the severity of the pigmented lesions and the amount of surface area they cover.
What is recovery of Pigmented Lesion Removal like?
Most patients are able to return to normal life following the procedure. You may experience some redness that should disappear within a few hours. Some pigmented lesions will darken before fading and flaking off.
What are the side effects of Vascular Lesion Removal?
Some redness may occur that lasts a few hours. There’s no bruising or discoloration of the skin, but swelling may occur lasting 1 – 2 days.
How many treatments will I need for Vascular Lesion Removal?
This will depend on the severity of your condition, but usually 1-4 treatments take place over the period of 1-3 months.
Are there any side effects of Laser Hair Removal?
There could be a slight reddening or swelling of the skin where treatment took place. Sunscreen is also recommended for any treated areas.
Who is the ideal candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Anyone with unwanted hair they would like removed is a good candidate for this treatment. However, laser hair removal patients with darker pigmentation or extremely blonde, white, or gray hairs can be less responsive.
How many treatments do most patients need for Laser Hair Removal?
This depends on the areas you’d like to treat, but multiple sessions are usually needed. During your free laser hair removal consultation, our cosmetic surgeons can assess your needs more thoroughly to give you an estimate.
What treatment works best for Spider Veins on the face?
Laser treatment works the best because the veins are generally too small to be treated with Sclerotherapy.
What is Sclerotherapy?
A treatment for spider and varicose veins that involves injecting a liquid agent through a tiny needle directly into the vein. The chemical agent causes the vein to contract and then collapse.
Do you offer treatment for Skin and Scar Repair?
Yes, many different treatment options are available depending upon your specific skin condition. Please refer to the Skin and Scar Repair section of our website for more information.