PhotoFacial

The premier skin care in Austin for broken blood vessels and brown spots, the hallmarks of sun damage,  is the photofacial.  The broad-band light (BBL) handpiece is gently pulsed over the skin with little discomfort, causing immediate improvement in the red spots and darkening of the brown spots.  The pigment is then slowly shedded from the skin over the next 5-7 days, leaving the brown spots much lighter and the skin refreshed and brighter.

Most patients require at least 3 treatments, one per month, to achieve the best results.  There is redness and slight swelling the day of the procedure only.  The BBL handpiece can be used to treat sun damage anywhere on the body.  It is also the treatment of choice for the flushing and redness associated with rosacea.

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Treating solely the face for sun damage often leaves a dramatic difference in the appearance of the skin between the face and the neck and chest.  We recommend skin care treating in all three areas at one time for the best aesthetic result.

Facial Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing of the skin is necessary to treat fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and acne scars.  Multiple procedures are often combined into an individualized treatment to help you achieve the best results:

Laser MicroPeel™

This procedure uses precise laser ablation to remove the outer most layers of the skin at a depth determined by you and the laser technician.  Rejuvenation results (and downtime) are usually more dramatic with a deeper peel.

Arctic Peel™

Great for first-timers or people with only mild sun damage, this peel is done at a superficial depth with only air cooling used for numbing of the skin (hence the name).  The results of this peel are equal to 4-6 microdermabrasion treatments done at 2-3 week intervals.  Patients can expect improvement in skin texture and tone, with improvement in brown spots and pore size.  Downtime is 1-2 days of redness and slight peeling.  Most patients will find that a series of 2-3 Arctic Peels will achieve the greatest results.

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For greater reduction in brown spots, combine an Arctic Peel™ with a photofacial. Both procedures are done at the same visit, and downtime is not increased beyond that usually seen with an Arctic Peel alone.

LaserPeel

More suitable for those patients that desire improvement in fine lines, pore size, and advanced sun damage, this Austin skin care procedure removes deeper layers of the epidermis.  Most patients will only need one or two of these treatments to achieve their goals.   Downtime varies from 3-7 days, depending on the depth of ablation.

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Botox Cosmetic™(or any neuromodulator) treatment to the forehead, crows feet, number “11” between the eyes, and even the upper lip about 2 weeks prior to a LaserPeel often leads to a shorter healing time and gives greater rejuvenation than either procedure alone.

Erbium Profractional™

Profractional treatments utilize the same Erbium:Yag laser as in the Laser MicroPeel™, but in a different way that allows for effective treatment of acne scars, deeper wrinkles, melasma, and severe sun damage.  Instead of treating the entire skin surface at one time, this treatment uses tiny beams of laser scattered over the skin surface to treat a fraction of the skin surface at each time.  This allows for much deeper laser treatment for the deeper scars and wrinkles, without much discomfort or downtime.  Most people will require 2-3 treatments for optimal correction.  There is mild redness and swelling that lasts 2-3 days after the procedure.

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Combine a LaserPeel with a Profractional treatment at the same visit to treat the superficial and deep layers of the skin in one session.

Laser Leg Vein Removal

Treatment of leg veins using laser technology is a rapid and effective process usually completed in 2-3 sessions of 15-30 minutes.  Both superficial spider veins and deeper reticular veins are quickly heated and eliminated by the Sciton Nd:Yag laser, restoring the natural tone and color of the skin.

The same laser also treats unwanted veins on other parts of the body, including larger veins on the face.  It can be used for cherry angiomas, hemangiomas, port wine stains, and telangiectasia.  The ND:Yag laser has also been shown to be effective in scar remodeling , leading to improvement in the scar texture, size, and color.

There is no downtime associated with this procedure.  The discomfort is minimal, with no anesthesia or numbing necessary.

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Laser Leg Vein removal is often most successful when paired with sclerotherapy, the use of small injections of a solution into the veins which causes them to disappear over time.   Schedule a consultation today to develop your individualized treatment plan for great skin care in Austin.

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