What is a laser facial?
A laser facial, also known as laser resurfacing, utilizes a pulsating beam of light, moved across the surface of the skin, to remove blemishes, fine lines, shallow wrinkles and also tighten loose skin. The procedure is totally non-invasive, requiring no incisions. The process works by removing skin, one layer at a time until fresh, pink skin is exposed. While similar to a chemical peel, a laser facial does not entail any harsh chemicals. This greatly reduces the risk of infection because the lasers seal the tissue as the layers of skin are removed.
Are laser facials painful?
Compared to older skin rejuvenation procedures, laser facials offer overall quicker healing and dramatically reduced discomfort. The discomfort felt during a laser skin treatment is often likened to the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin. A topical anesthesia can be applied prior to the treatment. Also, given that pain tolerance differs between patients, the aesthetic specialists at Lakeshore Renewal carefully tailor procedures to ensure each person’s comfort, during and after the treatment. The unmatched precision and safety of the laser skin facials administered at Lakeshore Renewal, along with the aesthetic specialists’ experience ensure that every patient receives the best care possible.
How are dark spots treated?
Dark spots can appear for several reasons. While often associated with aging, they can also be caused by excess sun exposure, tanning beds, or a natural overabundance of pigment or melanin in the skin. Dark spots can be effectively treated through the use of Cutera's Enlighten® machine. The machine does not use heat. Instead, it gets rid of unwanted dark spots by emitting the perfect combination of energy wavelengths for just the right duration of time. The machine is programmed to the appropriate intensity of energy, based on the color of the treatment area.