New to the wonderful world of laser treatments? We have you covered. We love introducing laser treatments into our client’s arsenal of non-surgical treatments that garner dramatic results. If your main skin issues involve sun damage, dull skin tone, texture flaws, age spots, scars, excessive pigmentation or even unwanted tattoos – laser treatments might be just the thing for you.

Let’s take a closer look at each laser procedure to examine the benefits and fantastic results of each.

In-Office Laser Resurfacing

What’s it good for? Just about everything. Best for those who are looking for an intensive treatment option.

The In-Office Laser Resurfacing treatment is ideal for clients experiencing severe skin damage which include:

  • Sunspots
  • Pigmentation
  • Acne Spots
  • Wrinkles

The procedure utilizes Fractional & CO2 lasers to improve and remove undesirable markings on the skin by penetrating skin layers and stimulating collagen production. As the epidermis peels away, it appears very similar to a sunburn. As the skin heals, new, healthier skin appears. The results of the procedure are visible in the weeks following treatment, yielding smooth and young-looking skin. While this treatment is a bit more intense than others in this list, great results can be obtained in just one treatment, making this treatment ideal for those who really want an intensive treatment and intense results. A more invasive option? Surgical Laser Resurfacing, which is most commonly performed in combination with a Facelift under General Anesthesia.

 Laser for Pigmentation Treatment

What’s it good for? Pigmentation.

The appearance of hyperpigmentation or “brown age spots” on the skin is an unfortunate side effect of aging and sun exposure.

These types of hyperpigmentation include:

  • Sunspots
  • Freckles
  • Age Spots
  • Pigmented Birthmarks

All of these types of skin marks can be safely, almost painlessly, and effectively removed with lasers, without unnecessary damage. The Laser for Pigmentation treatment offers a treatment using VersaPulse-C laser, which produces wavelengths which convert into heat energy. This laser targets the affected areas and works to destroy pigmented cells. Minor stinging or burning can occur post-treatment but this less invasive procedure doesn’t require downtime. The laser for pigmentation treatment requires a series of treatments to reach the desired level of improvement. These treatments may range from 2 treatments, to as many as 6 or more, depending on the color, quantity, size, depth, and location of the pigmented lesions.

Laser Hair Removal

What’s it good for? Those who are sick of shaving.

Anyone looking to remove unwanted hair is a candidate for laser hair removal.

Targeted hair removal areas include:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Bikini
  • Face
  • Back
  • Stomach
  • Beard
  • Lip/Chin
  • Underarms
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

The advanced Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal System heats hair follicles until the hair can no longer grow. By taking a more gradual approach to heating up hair follicles in the subdermal layer of skin, the Soprano ICE effectively eliminates hair without the pain and discomfort of previous laser technologies. This guarantees long-term termination of hair follicle growth, leaving you with smooth, hairless skin. The entire treatment time varies depending on the service provided, ranging from 15 minutes to 1 hour. The majority of people will require 6 treatments and variables such as skin tone and hair type will affect the success of treatments. But generally, after each treatment, patients will see a noticeable reduction in the number of hairs that regrow in the areas treated.

Weekend Laser Peel

What’s it good for? Just about everything.

The Weekend Laser Peel is ideal for clients looking to improve their skin tone and texture.  With the Weekend Laser Peel, areas that receive treatment include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Ages spots
  • Enlarged pore size
  • Damaged skin tone

The procedure itself consists of a laser beam which scans over the treatment area and removes layers of damaged skin. Once the skin heals, fresh skin cells grow back naturally.  It’s a very simple process that yields youthful, fresh looking skin within 3 to 5 days. Although 1 treatment will yield great results, we recommend you commit to a series of 3 Weekend Laser Peel treatments for optimal results.

Laser Vein Treatments

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What’s it good for? Removing small veins.

A Laser Vein Treatment is ideal for clients looking to improve the appearance of unwanted red veins.  With the Laser Vein Treatment, areas that can be treated  include:

  • Face
  • Neck/Chest
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Legs
  • Back

During treatment, pulses of laser energy targeted at the spider vein destroy the vessels, allowing them to be absorbed by your body. The number of treatments required depends on the size, location, depth, and color of your lesion. Spider veins on the face generally do well with three or more treatments. Larger veins on the body typically require 6 or more treatments.

Laser Tattoo Removal Treatments

What’s it good for? Removing unwanted tattoos.

Laser Tattoo Removal is ideal for clients looking to remove unwanted tattoos, or lighten tattoos prior to cover-up. With the Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment, areas that can be treated include:

  • Face
  • Neck/Chest
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Legs
  • Back

Laser treatments use an intense beam of light to gently remove unwanted, damaged, or diseased cells without harming the surrounding healthy cells. Length and number of treatments depend on the size, location, depth, and color of your tattoo. New and dark-colored tattoos require more treatments than older, faded tattoos. Treatments are usually spaced four to six weeks apart to allow your body to remove the maximum amount of pigmented or tattooed cells.

Get Your Custom Skin Treatment at Artemedica

Artemedica is your first-class plastic surgery center located in Santa Rosa, California. Our experienced doctors, Alice Chiang, and Victor Lacombe, and R.N. providers are knowledgeable in all advanced laser skin techniques.  If you’re interested in learning more about which laser skin care treatment is right for you, we suggest starting with a Reveal Imager Skin Care Consultation at our new Skin & Sun Bar. Our experienced skin care professionals will help create a skin care treatment plan customized to your needs. To schedule a skin care appointment or consultation, please call our office or contact us online today.