What kinds of skin concerns can be treated with laser? Just about any. We utilize Cutera’s Xeo platform to deliver both Intense Pulsed Light-the Lime Light and Laser-Genesis. We can treat pigmented lesions from solar damage, age spots and melasma to generalized redness, blood vessels and acne. Laser can be utilized to treat the texture of the skin, reducing the appearance of scarring from prior injury like acne as well as wrinkles.
What areas can be treated? Laser effectively treats the same lesions anywhere they occur. Treatment can be done not just on the face but on the neck, chest and hands as well.
What does treatment feel like? When the Lime Light pulses you will feel a brief pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is applied to keep the skin cool and comfortable and treatment is tolerable without any anesthesia required. The Laser Genesis feels warm but gentle.
How long does treatment take? It depends on the surface area needing treatment. Most areas can be done easily in under a half hour.
Will I need more than one treatment? It depends on the skin problem. Small blood vessels can be treated in a single session. Other conditions might require 3 to 6 treatment sessions.
Will there be any downtime from treatment? None. You’ll want to protect your skin from sun after treatment. Immediately after treatment skin might have some redness or swelling lasting a day. Spots may turn darker after treatment, but then slough away after a week or two.