Laser therapy can be used for tattoo removal.
The size of the tattoo will determine the price of the service. We start with the size of your palm and work up from there. It may take several visits to completely remove the tattoo. When you come in for a consultation the clinician would be able to determine how many visits are necessary to completely remove the tattoo.
Vein ablation uses laser therapy for a simple outpatient procedure. As the strain of life wears on your body, varicose veins or irregular veins can appear. Laser therapy is an excellent choice in addressing those unwanted veins.
Erbium Laser Treatment removes the outer layer of skin when skin is uneven or discolored. According to the U.S. Dermatology site, this treatment “uses advanced laser technology to remove the outer layers of skin, revealing new, refreshed skin cells below. This can be used to help smooth the texture of the skin and create an even skin tone. In addition to removing the outer layers of skin, erbium laser resurfacing also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which give skin "youthful fullness.”
IPL Treatment is the use of a light with a specific pulse rate. This is an effective treatment for acne, rosacea, and brown spots.
The YAG laser can effectively treat the following skin conditions and imperfections:
• Facial lines
• Skin laxity
• Lentigines (liver spots)
• Nevus of Ota (a type of dermal melanocytosis that results in bluish or brownish pigment around the eye)
The Spectrum Erbium: YAG uses a 2940nm wavelength for skin resurfacing which is fully ablative and customizable, having the ability to resurface skin from 10 to 100 microns. Because water is such a critical component in the epidermal and dermal tissue, the 2940 nm wavelength is capable of rapidly vaporizing water residing in the skin. This unique wavelength delivers an almost instant skin ablation while limiting heat damage in the surrounding area. Unlike CO2, Erbium is a more superficial skin resurfacing tool and also offers reduced anesthetic requirements, shorter healing time, reduced redness, less risk of pigmentary change, when compared to CO2. This treatment is very effective in treating acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, and and is it is one of the best ways to address the problematic lines that occur around the mouth and eyes. Ablative and non-ablative Erbium laser resurfacing stimulate collagen reorganization and fibroblast activation in aged skin. Ablative resurfacing will yield more significant results in a shorter period of time.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a cosmetic skin treatment used to reduce the signs of aging, pigmentation, vasculature, redness, rosacea, and acne. An IPL treatment uses the power of broadband light to deliver pulses of intense light to penetrate the layers of the skin. IPL works on the same principles as laser in that light energy is absorbed by targeted cells with color in the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target area. IPL systems are different to lasers in that they deliver many wavelengths (or colors) in each pulse of light instead of just one wavelength. The light heats cells in the skin and breaks them down. The body then removes the damaged tissue naturally. This is how age spots, other discoloring blemishes, moles, birthmarks, and rosacea are diminished.
The 2940nm Long Pulsed YAG Laser can be used to reduce the appearance of visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, and vascular lesions by using laser energy. Once the laser light is applied to the skin, it enters the vein, where the energy from the laser is absorbed and the vein walls collapse and seal shut, eliminating the vein’s appearance on the skin. This can also reduce the appearance of other vascular lesions such as, cherry angiomas, port wine stains, telangiectasias, and hemangiomas. This laser does not alter the surrounding skin.
Q-switch laser targets the pigment used in tattoos which are no longer wanted on the skin. It works by producing extremely short pulses of high energy light. The light is then absorbed by the particles of the tattoo pigment but doesn’t get absorbed by the surrounding skin. The tattoo pigment then heats up and starts to break down into small particles. The Q Switched laser has been determined as a gold standard for tattoo removal. This laser can also be used to treat pigmented lesions including age spots, freckles, sunspots and some birthmarks. Good colors for treatment include: Black, Blue, Dark Blue, Dark Green, Brown, Red, Purple, Orange. Difficult colors include: Tan, Yellow, Bright Green, Sky Blue.
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Erbium: Your face will be cleansed and prepped followed by the application of a topical numbing cream to help mitigate any discomfort. You will ware special safety glasses to protect your eyes. During this procedure, different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are applied directly to a targeted area via a hand-piece connected to the laser. The body tissue then absorbs the light. The light causes an injury in a safe way allowing the damaged cells to respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration of new skin and collagen. The treatment may feel like pin pricks, bursts of heat or similar to a hot iron. Mild redness can last a few hours up to a few days depending on the settings used for the treatment. A mild sunburn sensation may include some discomfort may persist for up to 24-48 hours. You may use ice to sooth areas of discomfort. A few days after mild peeling of the skin will begin, do not pick. Average treatment takes approximately 45 minutes. Results may last for 1 to 5 years depending on your home skin care regimen and lifestyle, particularly regarding future sun exposure and daily SPF use.
IPL: First, the treatment area is cleansed followed by the application of a cool gel. Then, a hand piece is used to apply light pulses from the IPL device to your skin. During your treatment, you’ll need to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes. The pulses might sting your skin. Some people say it feels like being snapped with a rubber band. Depending on how large the area is, the treatment should take 30 to 45 minutes. To get the results you want, you may need to have three to six treatments. Those treatments should be spaced about one month apart to let your skin heal in between. Your skin may be temperature sensitive for several days after treatment. Brown spots and freckles will appear darker while healing. It should take 4-6 weeks to see the full results. Occasionally you may find that your cheeks and under eye areas are slightly puffy after treatment. You may use cold compresses (5 minutes on and 10 minutes off) several times an hour to help ease both redness and swelling. Sleeping with your head elevated for the first night will also help decrease any swelling you may experience. Redness around the treated area for a few hours to days is expected.
Tattoo Removal: Indications for Q-Switch include Tattoos, pigmented lesions including age spots, freckles, sunspots, and some birthmarks. Treatment area will be cleansed and topical or injectable anesthetics will be applied to help with comfort. Laser energy from a device hand piece will activated. Most patients say that the sensation of removal is comparable to having a tattoo applied. Common descriptions include the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin or bacon grease. The targeted areas will feel tender and sensitive to touch due to swelling. Immediately after treatment, you will notice frosting on the area where the laser came in contact with the ink, caused by the rapid local heating of skin pigment releasing carbon dioxide on the surface of the skin which resembles white frosting. This signals the first stage of healing and it lasts for only a few minutes. More frosting occurs with dark ink compared to lighter ink. Redness, tenderness and swelling usually subside a day or two after treatment. Blisters start forming within 24 hours after treatment and indicate that your body is healing as it should. Avoid picking on your blisters because they will drain on their own and dry into scabs. The crust will eventually fall off within 10-14 days after treatment granted that the area doesn’t get irritated. One may even return to your usual activities shortly after treatment. The area will be bandaged to keep it dry for a few days following the treatment. The number of sessions needed to remove a tattoo depends on three factors: the age of the tattoo, the color of the ink, and the density of the ink. Older tattoos can be removed with fewer treatments than newer tattoos. A black ink tattoo that is 10 years old may take one or two treatments fewer than a 1 year old black tattoo. Certain colors are more easily removed than others. Black and red tattoos are the easiest to remove. Orange, yellow, pink, and other shades are slightly more difficult to remove. The most difficult colors to remove are light green, light blue, and teal/ turquoise. Because tattoo removal depends on the body to flush away the shattered ink particles, areas of the body with less circulation often take more time to show results. The toes, fingers, ears, and nose are areas that may show slower results. Shading in a tattoo is easily removed. Some tattoos with letters use shading to fill in the outlines of the letters. Some tattoos with certain designs use shading for clouds or other visual effect. Shading will be removed in only a few sessions in most cases. The sessions are spaced six to eight weeks apart, which allows your skin to process the treatment. Many people start to see their ink fade slightly after each subsequent session and greater improvement after three appointments. Given six to eight weeks between each session, you can expect the results to start showing a few months after the process starts. Recommended 6-10 treatments.
Vascular: After you skin is cleansed a clear gel will be applied to the treatment area. Once the laser light is applied to the skin using a device handpiece, it enters the vein, where the energy from the laser is absorbed and the vein walls collapse and seal shut, eliminating the vein’s appearance on the skin. Eliminating veins with the long pulsed Yag laser is quick and effective. Best results to be seen after 1-2 treatments. Leg vein resolution usually takes 8-12 weeks. At the end of this process, some vessels may be gone while others may be lighter or not affected. A series of 3 or more treatments may be necessary for some veins. Additionally, the further down on the body, the more stubborn veins can be to disappear.
Your journey with us begins with a consultation and mutual decisions based on your individual needs. We will create a customized anti-aging and skin health plan just for you. Rather than trying to change your appearance, we will enhance and balance your features as well as restore your youth, resulting in a natural, refined, and refreshed version of you. Call us today to schedule a consultation at (719) 256-0272. Pricing for Erbium Laser Treatment starts at $750. IPL Treatment Starts at $350, Vein Removal starts at $250, and Tattoo Removal starts at $250. The exact cost will depend on your specific treatment plan. We offer several ways to earn discounts on your services. You may choose to bundle services together or join a membership plan. Call to schedule a consultation today and find out more about our services, bundles and membership levels.