Laser technology — breakthrough treatment for aging, damaged skin
Wouldn’t it be great to look forward to swimsuit season and to wearing pretty, shoulder-baring sundresses again?
Aging and excessive UV exposure can lead to sun damage, loose or sagging skin, and redness on the torso, legs, and, buttocks. For some patients bumpy or “dimpled” looking skin looking skin caused by cellulite or the stretch marks after weight loss or pregnancy can also be a problem, at any age. One or more of these changes in appearance can make you want to hide your skin from the world.
The good news is that Reflections has the technology and expertise to help you look your best every day and at every age. With Reflections high-tech approach to body rejuvenation you’ll have the smoother, more contoured, and even toned skin that you’ve dreamed of — from head to toe!
Imagine having beautiful, toned skin — from head to toe!
Treatment options for every symptom — optimal results
Telltale signs of sun damage are dry skin, textural changes like a leathery quality in the skin, “sunspots”, red or angry looking skin, and of course lines, folds, and wrinkles. Three of the best noninvasive laser and light therapies for sun damaged skin on the body are Q-Switched lasers, Fraxel lasers, and intense pulsed light (IPL).
Q-Switched lasers focus energy in a narrow beam, enabling them to land directly on sunspots, remove them quickly and safely in a few comfortable treatments.
Fraxel Re:Store Dual and Fraxel Re:Pair lasers work below the skin’s surface, producing thousands of tiny columns of microscopic treatment zones, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. Following each treatment, the body’s natural healing process creates new healthy tissue to replace skin imperfections and removes unwanted sunspots and hyperpigmentation. This “fractional” treatment approach allows the skin to heal much faster than if all the skin was treated at once.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) technology uses high intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of aged and sun damaged skin. This is a wonderful treatment for pigmentation issues, including sunspots.
Other approaches include Portrait® PSR skin resurfacing, erbium laser peels, the long pulse alexandrite laser, Levulan photodynamic therapy (PDT), cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen), DermaSweep (a gentle form of microdermabrasion), and topical therapies.
Skin tightening for loose and sagging skin
Part of the natural aging process is the breakdown of collagen under the skin. Noninvasive, high-tech therapies can stimulate collagen production resulting in smother, tighter, more toned looking skin. The best noninvasive therapies for loose and sagging skin on the body are EXILIS, Thermage, and VelaShape.
EXILIS is a safe, noninvasive treatment offering fat reduction and skin tightening virtually anywhere on the body, including the abdomen, love handles, thighs, hips, bra area, upper arms, knees, jaw line, and neck. Radiofrequency energy from EXILIS heats the deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and reducing fat at the same time.
Thermage is a noninvasive procedure with no downtime that is clinically proven to tighten, contour, lift, and rejuvenate the skin all over the body. Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat deeper layers of the skin, causing it to contract so skin tightens over time. Measurable tightening and contouring improvements appear gradually over a three to six month time period following a single treatment session.
VelaShape™ features the unique combination of infrared light energy, radiofrequency energy and actual kneading of the skin that needs tightening. The combined heat energy penetrates the skin deeply enough to reduce thigh and buttock circumference. Velashape treatment gives the appearance of weight loss instantly! Velashape is also commonly used to treat cellulite and is effective on all skin types and colors.
Stretch marks are caused by dramatic or rapid weight gain or loss. They appear as depressions in the skin that look like long red or purple scars on the stomach, hips, thighs, breasts, buttocks, even the arms. Left untreated they may fade but won’t disappear. New, proven treatments for stretch marks are lasers that simulate collagen, rejuvenate tissue and seal broken blood vessels, literally repairing skin’s fibers and giving a more pleasant “filled in” appearance.
Fraxel Re:Store Dual and Fraxel Re:Pair lasers are the most effective treatments for stretch marks available today. After treatment you will see improvement in the texture, diameter, and depth of the stretch marks.
Vbeam Perfecta, a pulsed dye laser, effectively treats the redness associated with stretch marks. Often we use these Vbeam in combination with Fraxel to produce the best results.
eTwo uses radiofrequency waves to treat the skin from the inside out. The energy goes deep beneath the skin’s surface, without overheating it, to stimulate the development of new collagen. The top layer of your skin remains intact during the treatment and it’s perfect for all skin types.
Skin redness, broken capillaries, and spider veins
Excessive redness of the skin on the arms, legs and torso is a common aesthetic issue. Spider veins and broken capillaries can be equally troublesome and make your skin look old and discolored. Reflections advanced, noninvasive laser therapies such as the Vbeam Perfecta, GentleYAG, and Starlux IPL are the best way to fight your unsightly veins and redness.
Vbeam Perfecta laser delivers an intense but gentle burst of light, which is absorbed by undesirable blood vessels on the surface of the skin, causing spider veins, redness, and cherry angiomas to fade away.
GentleYAG emits a gentle beam of light that harmlessly passes through the skin where it is absorbed by hemoglobin in the blood vessels. The laser energy is transformed into heat, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.
Starlux IPL uses a variety of light wavelengths simultaneously to treat unwanted redness.
Another treatment called sclerotherapy involves injections of specialized agents into the skin of the legs to collapse veins, which may be a better choice for some patients.
Dimpled or lumpy looking skin means you have cellulite. Even the healthiest diet and the best exercise regimen in the world can’t make cellulite go away, but the latest innovations in laser technology can help transform the appearance of cellulite. Two of the best technologies for fighting cellulite are Cellulaze and VelaShape.
Cellulaze is the most advanced and effective therapy for cellulite in the world today. It attacks cellulite at its source, smoothing out bulging pockets of fat and increasing the skin’s natural depth. Cellulaze can increase the thickness of your skin by 25% and the elasticity of your skin by 29%. Thicker and more elastic skin flattens and smooths the skin’s surface to improve the appearance of cellulite. After a single, minimally invasive treatment that takes less than 90 minutes, your skin will look smoother and healthier.
VelaShape® is the leading noninvasive technology for treating cellulite. It features the unique combination of infrared light energy, radiofrequency energy and actual kneading of the tissue. The combined heat energy delivered to the skin penetrates deeply enough to improve skin surface irregularities and reduce the circumference of the thighs and buttocks. After VelaShape treatment, patients appear to have lost weight because the entire area is re-contoured.
Other high-tech treatments include Thermage and EXILIS, which are used to tighten loose skin that is making the underlying cellulite visible.
Start today with a complimentary consultation with our experienced physicians
We look forward to creating a treatment plan that is customized to your skin type and treatment goals at your complimentary consultation. Why not call today? Discover how the Reflections approach to body rejuvenation can give you the toned, even skin you dream of, from head to toe!