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Photofacial and Gemini/Yag lasers

PHOTOFACIAL

Say goodbye to the effects of sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and more. With the innovative Intense Pulse Light photofacial procedure, gentle skin rejuvenation is now easier than ever. IPL photorejuvination allows patients to transform red, blotchy skin into a radiant complexion. If you suffer from sun damage or redness, photofacial treatments may be the approach you've been looking for.

Who is a good candidate?

patients experiencing dark or brown spots due to over-exposure to the sun.

Who is not a good  candidate?

Patients taking accutane should not have this treatment until they have been off the medication for at least 6 months. Retin-A should be discontinued 4-5 days prior to treatment. Certain antibiotics  can cause skin to be more sensitive to sun and laser light, making those patients poor candidates.  Check with the provider and review any medications you are taking before undergoing laser treatment. Recent sun exposure, tanned skin, or artificially tanned skin (including use of self tanning lotions) is also contraindication. Women who are pregnant should not be treated with the laser as a general precaution.

What Can I expect? During your treatment you will feel the pulse of the laser as it gently warms the blood vessels and brown spots. You might feel a slight burning sensation similar to a sunburn after treatment that subsides in 15 minutes to an hour. After your treatment, pigmented areas will turn pinkish red first, and in 24-72 hours will turn brown and begin to slough off. Redness from the laser can last up to 72 hours.

 

 

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Gemini/YAG Laser

The Gemini/Yag laser is for enhanced skin rejuvenation and is used for the treatment of red discoloration, overgrown or enlarged blood vessels, and wrinkles. The YAG penetrates deep into the dermis and targets water and hemoglobin making it effective in treating redness, individual broken capillaries and stimulating collagen which is skin tightening.

Who is a good Candidate for the treatment?

The Gemini/Yag laser can treat a wide range of skin types.

Who is NOT a good candidate?

Patients taking accutane should not have this treatment until they have been off the medication for at least 6 months. Retin-A should be discontinued 4-5 days prior to treatment. Certain antibiotics  can cause skin to be more sensitive to sun and laser light, making those patients poor candidates.  Check with the provider and review any medications you are taking before undergoing laser treatment. Recent sun exposure, tanned skin, or artificially tanned skin (including use of self tanning lotions) is also contraindication. Women who are pregnant should not be treated with the laser as a general precaution.

What can I expect after the treatment?

When the YAG wavelength is used alone, the skin will appear warm and red but very little, if any swelling will occur. Many of the treated blood vessels will improve immediately, and will continue to improve over the next 4-6 weeks. Patients with numerous vessels or generalized redness, and patients seeking treatment for skin laxity will benefit from multiple treatments.

 

When it comes to lasers, choosing the right treatment can be tricky. That's why we offer a complimentary consultation to each of our patients. A highly trained provider will meet with you and discuss the problem areas. They will then choose a laser treatment that suits your specific needs. Sometimes a combination of treatments is suggested.

 

    About us

    The Institute of Anti Aging Medicine and Skin Spa is the original Antiaging wellness center with a fully integrated Medical Spa located in Houston Texas. 

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    Institute of Antiaging Medicine and Skin Spa
    3120 Southwest Freeway
    Suite 400
    Houston, TX 77098
    713-807-1000
    832-460-3053 (fax)
    drleconey@antiageinstitute.com