The skin is at constant risk for damage. Sun exposure, harmful toxins and unhealthy lifestyle choices can all affect its quality. With age, the skin gradually decreases its production of collagen, a vital structural protein that improves skin firmness and elasticity. While sunscreen use and a daily regimen of skincare products can go a long way towards slowing the effects of aging and environmental damage, they tend to lose their effectiveness over time, resulting in wrinkles, age spots, sunspots, and sagging skin.
Fortunately, with advancements in cosmetic technology, solutions exist that can minimize signs of aging without invasive surgical procedures. Laser treatments can rejuvenate and restore a youthful complexion with little or no downtime involved. With several laser options on hand, Peninsula Glow Medical Spa provides customized skin rejuvenation treatments for residents of Monterey, CA, and surrounding communities. If you are interested in scheduling a customized laser skin rejuvenation consultation with one of our expert practitioners, please contact us at (831) 233-3143.
Your private consultation will include a discussion about your medical history and any medications you’re currently taking. By speaking with our nurse practitioner about your health and your treatment goals, she can help determine if laser skin rejuvenation is appropriate for you.
In short, laser skin rejuvenation is an in-office treatment that involves heating the lower layers of skin to cause minor injuries, which initiates the body's natural healing process, building collagen. As the skin heals and regenerates, tone and texture improve, pigmentation fades and fine lines diminish. The lasers used at Peninsula Glow Medical Spa are created by Cynosure, a leading manufacturer of energy-based aesthetic technologies. We offer the following three laser skin treatments:
The RevLite SI is a multi-wavelength laser system that provides powerful non-ablative skin resurfacing. The RevLite SI includes two handpieces that produce different laser wavelengths, 1064 nanometers (nm) and 532nm, to reduce acne scars and wrinkles, treat hyperpigmentation and remove tattoos. With this versatility, the RevLite SI allows for the precise removal of small pigmented skin imperfections comfortably and efficiently. Two to three treatment sessions with the RevLite SI are typically needed to achieve optimal results. No downtime is required after the treatment and you are free to go about your day as usual.
The Elite iQ is a powerful laser that can effectively treat cosmetic concerns ranging from hair removal, to unsightly facial and leg veins, to sunspots, to age spots, to wrinkles. In addition, the Elite iQ features the Skintel Melanin Reader, which is the first FDA-approved device for measuring melanin content. With this technology, our practitioners can confidently gauge the amount of melanin in your skin and specially tailor the laser parameters based on your ethnicity and skin type. This ensures Elite iQ laser treatment is safe and effective for all skin tones.
Potenza is a unique skin rejuvenating procedure that combines the revitalizing effects of microneedling with radiofrequency energy. The device is the first to combine multiple radiofrequency modes, allowing for customizability and versatility. The treatment is effective for tightening the skin and stimulating collagen growth to create a fresh and renewed appearance. Results may be noticeable after just one day.
During an initial consultation, our nurse practitioner will review your cosmetic concerns and decide which rejuvenating laser would best suit your needs. With knowledge and experience, our treatment providers will ensure you receive proper care that is customized for your skin type and goals.
At the start of your laser procedure, a topical anesthetic may be applied to reduce discomfort. Our lasers are not generally considered painful, but you may feel a mild stinging sensation during the treatment. Depending on the size and number of targeted areas, the procedure can last anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour.
Our treatment provider will calibrate the laser based on your unique needs and skin type, then glide the laser handpiece over your skin. The laser will emit pulsed energy into the precise depth of dermal tissue that has been prescribed for your treatment. For patients who have skin rejuvenation with the Potenza device, tiny needles will be pressed into the skin, which release radiofrequency energy during each puncture.
As these devices travel across the skin’s surface, tissues beneath the surface are gently heated. This heating process jump-starts the collagen production process, which increases the skin’s elasticity and vibrancy, and promotes the replacement of damaged skin cells with new, healthier-looking ones.
After your treatment, your skin will appear red and will be sensitive to the sunlight. This is normal and will get better after several hours or up to a couple of days. No downtime is required with our lasers. You can return to work and other activities right away if desired, and can apply skin moisturizers liberally or use ice packs to help ease any swelling or discomfort you experience.
For some patients, the skin rejuvenating effects of a laser treatment are noticeable right away. For others, results develop over time as increased collagen production gradually improves the skin's quality and appearance. Laser skin rejuvenation creates a clearer, smoother and firmer skin surface while stimulating new cell growth at deeper layers. These benefits are long-lasting. Depending on how well you care for your skin after the treatment, your results can last for several years.
Due to environmental factors and the inevitability of age, your skin will eventually lose the revived appearance laser skin rejuvenation produced. Subsequent treatments are recommended every couple of years to maintain your results.
Healthy skin is essential for a healthy appearance. Unfortunately, your skin faces daily obstacles that affect its vitality — everything from the natural aging process, to sun exposure, to damaging toxins lingering in the air, to harmful lifestyle habits affect the way your skin appears. With advancements in aesthetic technology, it is now possible to refresh and rejuvenate your complexion without a surgical procedure.
If you're interested in learning more about laser skin rejuvenation on the Monterey Peninsula and would like to schedule a consultation with one of our expert practitioners, please give Peninsula Glow Medical Spa a call at (831) 233-3143.
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