If wrinkles, sun damage and acne scars are your main concerns, fractional laser skin resurfacing may be the answer to your prayers. The great popularity of non-ablative fractional lasers has a lot to do with the dramatic effects that can be achieved with minimal recovery and discomfort. Fractional systems offer the benefits of conventional ablative laser skin resurfacing with less downtime and fewer potential side effects. The biggest difference with fractional lasers are that they only treat certain microscopic zones like tiny pixels, leaving the other zones perfectly intact and undamaged. This allows the skin to heal much faster than if the whole area was
New Year, New Face – Looking Younger in 2011
Our New Year’s resolutions tend to repeat themselves year after year, like losing weight and working out more. But this year may be the time to make a resolution to take years off your face with a little help from a qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist, and the technological advances available. Choosing the right procedure or treatment involves many related factors including your budget, how much time you can take off work, tolerance for discomfort, acceptance of scars, and the inevitable fear factor. However, injectable treatments are mostly combined with lidocaine for pain control, and lasers are used with
(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Fractional lasers have come a long way since they were first introduced. My first experience was with the original Fraxel®, when they were still using the blue dye that left your skin slightly tinted for a day or so. For someone who has had her share of BOTOX and for whom lasering under the arms doesn’t cause a whimper, it was pretty painful. My eyes swelled up and I was the color of a boiled lobster for five days, applying ice packs.
Smart Lipo, Smooth Lipo, Cool Lipo…..Give a Shout Out to SLIMLipo!
The newest crop of fat melting and skin tightening lasers has put a major dent in the number of tummy tucks being done these days. Something new on our radar is SLIMLipo, which stands for Selective Laser Induced Melting. It’s a laser device from Palomar that delivers dual wavelengths of energy specifically designed to liquefy fat in large areas faster —the device heats and tightens the skin from the surface and shrinks and melts fat underneath. The upside is less downtime, less bruising, more skin tightening, and only local anesthesia, which also makes for a quicker recovery than traditional lipo. This