Photo Rejuvenation for fine lines and wrinkles
Reduce the signs of aging with this treatment which stimulates collagen and elastin at the dermal level.
Number of treatments recommended: The standard recommendation for photo rejuvenation facials is one treatment every 3-4 weeks per decade of life. For example, someone who is 60 years old will need approximately 6 treatments (one every 3-4 weeks); whereas a 40-year-old should need 4 treatments. The number of treatments may vary depending on how much sun damage one has developed. Some clients love the results so much that they opt to have a photo rejuvenation facial once every month or two while others complete the initial series and come in for a touch up every 6-12 months.
Lines and Wrinkles
6 Treatments and
Osmosis Skin Care
Combat the effects of rosacea and redness with this VPL treatment targeting the hemoglobin within the skin reducing the overall redness and the appearance of tiny blood vessels or capillaries.
How many treatments are recommended: Treatments are conducted every 3 weeks, as necessary. The goal is to heat up the tiny blood vessels so that the blood coagulates. If the the vessel collapses for long enough, it will shrink and be absorbed into the lymph system. This can take up to 6 weeks to occur. It is advised to avoid aspirin and ibuprofen or any other chemicals that may thin the blood for a week before starting this treatment. Avoid alcohol and excercise for 2 hours after.
Tone and Textural Changes
Similar to photo rejuvenation for fine lines and wrinkles, all treatments improve the tone and texture of the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin at the dermal level.
After 6 Treatments and
Using Osmosis Skin
Age Spots and Freckles
This treatment lessens the appearance of melanin or dark areas of the skin, from freckles to age spots. The VPL targets the melanin, turning it darker. Over a period of 2 weeks, one of two things will happen, either the areas will become lighter or the spots may turn very dark and crust over. These dark spots will then flake off, revealing new skin and a lighter color. Some spots can be very stubborn and may need more treatments than usual depending on the cause, the age of the spot and how deep it penetrates through the epidermis to the dermis while many spots will be visibly lighter after just one treatment.
Remove unwanted hair with this treatment, using an applicator with a red light that targets the melanin, or color, in the hair follicle. As with all of the VPL treatments, the goal is to pulse the light into the "target" — the hair follicle in this case — and heat it up to just hot enough to disable the follicle, while allowing the outer skin to cool off so as not to leave a burn.
Facial hair, especially the fine hairs, are more difficult to disable than coarser dark hairs. Clients with gray, white and blond hairs have no melanin in the hair follicle, so they are not good candidates for VPL laser hair removal.
Number of treatments recommended: This treatment will disable a hair follicle that is in an active state of growth. A good treatment will reduce 30% of the follicles. This is why a series of treatments (usually 6-8) are required over a period of time, usually 4-10 weeks between treatments, depending on the area being treated.
There is an applicator that is specific for acne, acne scarring and post-inflammatory skin color changes. It is a blue light targeting the bacteria in the skin, and a red light stimulating the dermis to create collagen and elastin, filling in the fine acne scars and lightening the post-inflammatory color changes.
Number of treatments recommended: Acne treatments are scheduled 3-4 weeks apart, and a series of 3-6 are usually needed. It is also very important that acne clients do "at-home" care to prevent new acne breakouts.