There was a time not too long ago when lasers were simply the stuff of science fiction. Today, though, lasers are widely used in many fields, including aesthetic medicine.
A skilled nurse practitioner with extensive experience in cutting-edge aesthetic therapies, Michele Meinhart, FNP, offers several laser-based treatments to help patients at Starkey Medical Esthetics achieve their treatment goals. Here are five popular treatments you might want to know about.
#1: Laser Genesis®
Laser Genesis is a state-of-the-art laser skin therapy system that gently heats deeper layers of your skin, promoting healing, tissue regeneration, and collagen production. One of the “building blocks” of skin, collagen protein fibers play a big role in skin repair, and they also help skin maintain its youthful firmness.
The Genesis system treats an array of cosmetic issues, including:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Rough skin texture
- Stretch marks
- Scars, including acne scars
Although the Genesis system is great for treating cosmetic issues that detract from your facial complexion, it’s also a good choice for rejuvenating the skin on your neck, chest, and belly, too.
#2: CO2 laser resurfacing
CO2 laser resurfacing delivers focused energy to the superficial layers of your skin, heating and vaporizing the epidermal layers so healthy skin is revealed. Topical or local anesthetics keep your skin comfortable throughout the treatment.
In the days following laser therapy, your skin peels and flakes, reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, scars, and other defects. This type of laser treatment also promotes collagen development for firmer, smoother skin over time.
#3: Laser hair removal
If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, and plucking, laser hair removal could be the solution you’re seeking. This treatment focuses laser heat energy on individual hair follicles, creating controlled damage that prevents hair from growing.
Laser hair removal treatments can be performed on just about any area where you have unwanted hair. To achieve the greatest benefits, you’ll need a series of treatments to target each hair at a specific point during its growth phase. Afterward, you’ll enjoy smoother, sexier skin.
SculpSure is a state-of-the-art laser-based body contouring system that “melts” fat noninvasively without harming surrounding tissue. The SculpSure applicator emits steady pulses of laser energy to gently heat fat deposits, “liquefying” fat.
Over the following few weeks, your body disposes of the fatty debris, leaving sleeker contours behind. Treatments take a half hour or less, and afterward, there's no downtime, with final results showing up about 6-12 weeks later.
#5: CoolGlide® laser vein therapy
Millions of women and men are plagued by unsightly, uncomfortable spider veins, port wine stains, and blue-tinged reticular veins, located just below the skin’s surface. Although these veins can be treated using minimally invasive therapies, CoolGlide laser vein therapy is completely noninvasive, providing treatment through your skin without any incisions.
CoolGlide uses a special cooling applicator to deliver precise laser energy to spider veins and blue reticular veins without harming the surrounding tissue. The laser heat damages the vein lining, causing the vein to collapse and, eventually, be absorbed and disposed by your body’s natural waste system. Circulation is rerouted to neighboring healthy veins.
Learn more about laser treatments
Today’s laser treatments help you achieve a range of aesthetic goals without invasive surgery and all the risks it entails. To find out how lasers can help you look and feel your best, call 540-389-0909, or book an appointment online at Starkey Medical Esthetics today.