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Laser Treatments for Your Skin and Hair

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure that reverses the signs of aging. It reduces wrinkles and scars, evens out skin coloring, removes lesions, and tightens the skin by stimulating collagen production. Lasers/beams of light vaporize the outer layers of your skin and promote the growth of new collagen fibers.

 

What Does Skin Resurfacing Do?

Laser skin resurfacing uses lasers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars, erase sun damage, reduce pore size, improve skin tone, and even out skin texture.

 

How Does Skin Resurfacing Work?

Laser skin resurfacing works with the power of lasers. The laser technique directs short, concentrated, pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. Laser skin resurfacing removes skin very precisely, layer-by-layer, by vaporizing it. Lasers remove the outer layer of your skin, the epidermis, and heat the underlying layer, called the dermis. The lasers stimulate the growth of new collagen production to improve skin imperfections, including wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars.

 

Benefits of Laser Resurfacing

  • Reduces fine lines.
  • Reduce the size of enlarged pores.
  • Treat brown spots, redness, or discoloration.
  • Improve traumatic scars, surgical scars, and acne scars.
  • Tighten skin and enhance collagen removal.

 

You might be an ideal Laser Skin Resurfacing candidate if you have:

  • Uneven skin pigmentation.
  • Skin scars or birthmarks.
  • Scars from acne or chicken pox.
  • Sun-damaged skin.
  • Non-responsive skin after a facelift.
  • Enlarged oil glands on your nose.
  • Fine lines or wrinkles around or under the eyes, forehead, or mouth.

 

You might NOT be the ideal candidate for laser skin resurfacing if you are:

  • Pregnant or nursing.
  • Have excessive or sagging skin.
  • Have a darker complexion.
  • Active acne.
  • Have had radiation therapy in the facial area.
  • Have deep wrinkles.
  • Tend to form scars/keloids.
  • Are prone to cold sores or have had a recent outbreak of cold sores/herpes?
  • Have an autoimmune disease or a weakened immune system.
  • Have taken acne meditation, including Accutane or Isotretinoin, in the last year.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a procedure to remove unwanted hair on your body, inhibiting its ability to regrow, resulting in silky smooth skin. It’s non-invasive, which means it doesn’t require any cuts in your skin. You can get this treatment on any part of the body, but the most common areas are the face, underarms, bikini area, back, and legs.

 

How Does Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal uses a process called selective photo-thermolysis. The heat from a laser destroys cells that have a lot of pigment. Since dark hair has a lot of pigment, it absorbs the most heat, transfers it to the hair follicles, and destroys them, so hair can’t grow. For the procedure to work, a hair follicle has to be in its anagen stage. Follicles are in different stages at different times, so you will need multiple laser treatments. Consistent sessions slow the regrowth of hair by up to 90%.

 

How Does Skin Resurfacing Work?

Laser skin resurfacing works with the power of lasers. The laser technique directs short, concentrated, pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. Laser skin resurfacing removes skin very precisely, layer-by-layer, by vaporizing it. Lasers remove the outer layer of your skin, the epidermis, and heat the underlying layer, called the dermis. The lasers stimulate the growth of new collagen production to improve skin imperfections, including wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars.

 

Who Can Have Laser Hair Removal?

Basically, anyone with extra hair can have laser hair removal. It’s normally a cosmetic procedure, and it can improve your appearance or self-image. People prefer not having to shave regularly.

Laser hair removal treats excess hair growth caused by:

  • Hirsutism is when women grow dark or coarse hair in areas where men usually have hair.
  • Hypertrichosis is when men or women grow excess hair anywhere on their bodies.

Laser hair removal works best for people with thick, dark hair and light skin. The contrast between skin color and hair color makes it easier for their hair to absorb heat. It might not be effective for people with dark skin or hair that’s blonde, gray, white, or red.

 

Who Shouldn’t Have Laser Hair Removal?

Talk to a healthcare provider before having laser hair removal. You may want to avoid the procedure if:

  • You are pregnant.
  • Have or had skin cancer.
  • Are taking medications, such as acne treatments?
  • Have genital herpes (HSV-2) or are prone to cold sores.

 

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

Laser hair removal is safe and effective for most people. The procedure should be performed by a professional. It can cause mild discomfort but is not painful. Most clients feel a snap when the laser targets the follicle.

 

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

  • The results of laser hair removal last longer than shaving, waxing, tweezing, or plucking.
  • Less pain during treatment.
  • Reduced ingrown hairs.
  • Fewer treatments.

Carbon Laser Peel

Carbon laser facial treatment is a treatment that gently exfoliates a layer of our facial skin, giving a refreshed appearance with a brighter and even skin tone. It takes approximately 30 minutes to perform, and it’s sometimes referred to as a lunchtime facial or peel due to its short length. It is a painless facial treatment that requires little to no recovery or downtime.
 

How Does Carbon Laser Peel Work?

A layer of liquid carbon is applied to the face. This liquid carbon will bind to dirt, oil, and dead skin cells deeper within your skin and pores. Once the carbon has dried, your technician will provide you with goggles to shield your eyes from the laser. A laser, typically in a low-energy setting, will pass over the treatment area to heat the carbon to hit the skin. The laser’s heat can improve various aspects of your complexion and boost your skin’s natural production of elastin and collagen. This breaks down unwanted melanin production that causes the skin to appear uneven. The laser treatment also reaches the dermis layer of the skin and causes collagen stimulation, which helps improve skin laxity and tightens open pores.

 

What Can Carbon Laser Peel Treat?

Carbon laser helps to remove the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged or clogged pores, oily skin, melasma, photoaging, acne pigmentation, and scarring.

 

How Can You Prepare for a Carbon Laser Peel?

Avoid tanning or activities that lead to excess sun exposure. Even if you’re in the sun for a short amount of time, you should wear sunscreen to protect your skin. Also, avoid taking any photosensitive medications, vigorous exfoliation, waxing, and applying other potential irritants to your skin before visiting the office.

 

When Will I See The Results After Carbon Laser Peel?

Almost immediately, you will notice brighter, healthier, and smoother skin. If you have sensitive skin, you may experience slightly inflamed or irritated skin, which typically only lasts for one hour or less. However, you need three to six treatments to achieve optimal results.

 

Benefits of Carbon Peel

  • Smoothening and brightening of the skin. Laser carbon peel exfoliates the skin, decreasing the pore size, smoothening/evening out the skin, brightening the complexion as well as making the skin softer and look more radiant.
  • Deep exfoliation of the skin. The facial treatment is specifically advantageous for people with oily skin, as it reduces acne-causing bacteria and contracts sebaceous glands or oil.
  • Lightening Age Spots and Dark Spots. Laser carbon peel can improve your facial skin.
  • Lift and tighten the skin.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest color to treat. Other colors can only be treated by selected lasers based on the pigment color.
 

Is Laser Tattoo Removal Painful?

Laser tattoo removal can cause some discomfort.

 

What to Expect Post-procedure

  • Blistering is common, usually forming after 8 hours post-treatment and generally disappearing within two days, so long as proper aftercare is followed.
  • Scabbing may form after laser tattoo removal; this is a normal part of the body’s healing process.
  • Light inflammation/mild swelling may occur at the removal site but typically resolves within a few days.

Skin Rejuvenation/IPL therapy

Intensity Pulsed Light is a type of light treatment that uses strong pulses of light to stimulate or treat various issues within the skin. It improves the tone and texture of your skin, resulting in a picture-perfect complexion.
 

How Does it Work?

IPL is attracted to the pigment in the skin, meaning it targets hyperpigmentation due to age, trauma, or sun damage and also diminishes redness in the skin associated with rosacea and broken capillaries. The heat travels down the hair and destroys the cells that make new ones.

 

How is IPL Therapy Different from Laser Therapy?

IPL and Laser Technology are similar treatments since they are both light-based procedures that create a variety of skin conditions. However, IPL Therapy uses a broad spectrum of pulsed light wavelengths to cover a large surface area of the skin, while Laser Therapy targets specific areas of the skin.

 

How Should I Prepare for IPL Therapy?

Avoid tanning beds and sun exposure for at least 4 weeks before your initial IPL treatment, as UV rays exposure will interfere with your IPL Therapy and damage your skin. It is also important to avoid vigorous exfoliation, waxing, hair removal cream, and applying other potential irritants to your skin before visiting the office.

 

Does IPL Hurt?

IPL should not be overly painful, or we would like to say it will depend on your pain threshold. The sensation is compared to that of an elastic band flick, but our IPL devices work so quickly you will barely have time to register it.

 

How Long Does IPL Take?

Your skin may look and feel like you’ve developed a sunburn, and improvement in your complexion may be seen immediately after your first treatment. However, you may need three to seven treatments to achieve the results you want. Irritation is to be expected, but in most cases, it is mild and resolves quickly.

 

Benefits of IPL

  • IPL is quick and easy.
  • IPL permanently reduces hair regrowth.
  • IPL permanently prevents ingrown hairs.
  • IPL saves you time and hassles you in the long run.

Laser Vascular Reduction

Vascular reduction is a laser treatment that reduces the appearance of spider veins with little to no discomfort or downtime. 

How Does Vascular Reduction Work?

Essentially, vascular laser technology heats and damages the blood vessels, causing them to collapse and be disposed of through the body. Thus, reducing the visibility and size of the treated veins.

 

What type of veins does it treat?

  • Spider and thread veins in the face and legs.
  • Vascular birthmark.
  • Varicose veins.
  • Facial Veins (telangiectasia).
  • Hemangioma (a vascular tumor).

 

Does Vascular Reduction Hurt?

The vascular reduction procedure can cause some mild discomfort, most often described as mild stinging or like a rubber being snapped against the skin.

 

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

This treatment requires a series of consistent services to be fully effective. The number of treatments varies based on the size and severity of the area being treated. Upon observation, our specialists can give you an idea of the expected timeframe.

 

Benefits

  • Removes redness. Vascular reduction reduces the facial redness associated with acne, helping you restore self-confidence.
  • Reduction in swelling by removing damaged veins causes blood to flow through surrounding healthy veins. This improves blood flow, helping you reduce any swelling you are suffering from.
  • More energy. After vascular reduction, you will experience an uptick in energy levels because you won’t feel hindered by leg pain.

Aftercare for Laser Treatments

Are You Ready to Get Your Laser Treatment Today?

If you are looking to get any laser treatment, look no further than Arts of Attraction. We are a brow, lash, and skin spa located in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. Our staff are experts in all things beauty. We offer a variety of skin care treatments and laser procedures. Book your appointment today, and our experts will get you the best laser treatments. Over here, we say, beauty is simplified.