Laser Collagen Remodeling and Microdermabrasion

What is laser collagen remodeling?
Cosmetic Laser Studio's Fotona Nd:Yag laser is a 1064 nanometer laser that penetrates to the collagen layer in the skin to gently heat and stimulate new growth of collagen resulting in tightening of the skin. This very safe and non-invasive procedure is often called the "lunch hour face lift". Collagen is the "backbone" or structure to our skin, much like the framework to a house. As we age, our collagen bands relax, causing our skin to sag and develop lines and wrinkles. Just like going to a gym and lifting weights stresses muscles, resulting in new muscle growth and toning, this deep heating of the collagen also results in new collagen growth. This new growth can result in up to 40% tightening of the skin. This treatment can be combined with Microdermabrasion on the very same day.

How will my skin look after treatment?
Our Fotona Nd:Yag laser is safe to use on all skin types. In most people there is no sign that a treatment has been done. A computerized scanner will safely and evenly provide a pattern of pulses over the entire face. The neck may also be scanned. This treatment can be completed in as little as 45 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?
Just like you cannot lift weights one time to tone muscles, you must begin with a series of treatments. A minimum of three treatments, four to six weeks apart, are recommended. Follow up treatments will be needed to maintain continuous collagen growth.

How long will it take to see results?
Because we are stimulating your own collagen to grow, results will not be seen overnight. This is a gradual change which will be seen over weeks to months. Your age and general health will affect your individual results.

What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is the manual exfoliation of the upper layer of your epidermis, the dead layer of your skin. This is accomplished with the use of a very fine crystal and vacuum pressure. This exfoliation delivers changes both above and below the skin surface and promotes long term skin health. Treatments encourage new collagen formation. This results in a renewed plumpness of the skin and a more youthful appearing complexion. Microdermabrasion is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne, pigmentation changes and sun damaged skin. By improving the health of the skin, many skin conditions begin to heal themselves.

How many treatments are needed?
Microdermabrasion is performed in a series of treatments to bring the skin to a new level of health without compromising the skin's integrity. A beginning series of 5 treatments are recommended, occurring at approximately 2 week intervals. Each session takes about an hour. Follow up treatments are recommended to maintain results. These follow up treatments are often scheduled every 2-3 months.

What is included in my treatment package?
When you purchase a 5-package of Microdermabrasion treatments Cosmetic Laser Studio at Living Well Family Medicine & Skin Clinic , you receive, for free, a package of Cosmeceuticals to properly care for your skin and promote your treatment results. A unique benefit of Microdermabrasion is the openness it brings to the skin's surface. This allows for the skin care products to be rapidly absorbed into the skin. These products will be customized to your skin needs and include vitamin and antioxidant therapies. Cleansers, moisturizers and sun block are also included. A free consultation will determine the treatment plan for you!

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Other Services Offered at Cosmetic Laser Studio at
Living Well Family Medicine & Skin Clinic

Laser Hair Removal
Laser Wart Removal
Laser Spider Vein Removal

Cosmeceuticals are available for purchase individually.