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Laser Hair Reduction
Our skin changes over the years. As we age we start noticing drooping skin, wrinkles and laxity giving way. Our state of the art ultrasound treatment called Ulthera can give you a more youthful appearance with minimal downtime.
How does Ultherapy work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows your practitioner to plan where the energy will be directed. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat to just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.
How is this procedure different than other cosmetic procedures?Ultherapy is the only non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound to see below the surface of the skin and to specifically target the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery. The ability to treat not just the skin but its underlying support very precisely, from the inside out, helps to ensure both safe and satisfying results, with no downtime.
What kind of results can I expect?You will be able to see results immediately once the process is initiated, but the full effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months. Some patients may benefit from more than one treatment.
Visible effects include a lifting and toning of sagging skin. In the FDA clinical trial for instance, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid and a more open, youthful look to the eyes overall. Patients reported firmer, better-fitting skin in other areas of the face and neck as well. There is also an invisible result from the procedure with the creation of new collagen, which can help to slow down the rate of skin aging.
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What is Intense Pulsed Light?
Intense Pulsed Light technology is a treatment breakthrough that can improve a variety of skin conditions such as photo-aging, brown pigmented spots, small broken facial veins, mottled pigmentation and poikiloderma. The damaged skin responds to the Intense Pulsed Light. The light is changed to heat energy as it reaches the collagen beneath the skin's surface providing superior cosmetic results.
How is Photorejuvenation performed?
A cold gel is applied on the area to be treated. You will be given goggles to protect your eyes during the treatment. The hand piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. You will feel a slight sting which doesn’t linger. Each treatment generally takes about twenty minutes. You have the option to have anesthetic cream applied on the area to be treated. Let us know if you decide to have the anesthetic cream when you schedule your appointment.
Why are multiple treatments necessary?
The number of treatments varies with each individual. It depends on the severity of your condition. A series of four to six treatments may be recommended. You’ll see progressive improvement with each treatment with minimal downtime. This photorejuvenation process is non-ablative. You can go back to work and resume your normal activities the same day.
What results can I expect once I am finished with my series of treatments?
Photorejuvenation using IPL can simultaneously treat a range of facial concerns safely
and effectively without disruption of the skin’s surface. Your skin will appear smoother with
a reduction of pigmented areas. Broken capillaries, rosacea and mottled skin are significantly improved.
What areas of the body can be treated?
In addition to treating the face, we can also safely treat the neck, chest, shoulders, arms, back and hands. Discounts are given when multiple areas are treated on the same day.
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Laser Hair Reduction
Why settle for short-term hair removal methods? Laser hair reduction is a more effective solution. The newest advancement in laser hair removal technology provides long lasting solutions to excessive unwanted hair.
In the past the methods available to us for hair removal were tweezing, shaving, waxing or chemical depilatories. Some of these were very painful and only temporary.
Our LightSheer diode laser by Lumenis is a state of the art system. It is designed to remove unwanted hair faster with less discomfort. It produces a highly concentrated beam of light. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, heating the hair and significantly impeding the follicles ability to re-grow.
Hair grows in phases and therefore multiple treatments are necessary to achieve the best results. The number of treatments varies with each individual and is also dependant on the area of the body being treated.
Anesthetic cream is available although not necessary. Please let us know if you would like anesthetic cream when you schedule your laser hair appointment.
Some side effects may include redness and swelling in the hair follicle area. We require that you be your natural skin color before and during your course of treatment.
VariLite Laser, Facial Veins, Rosacea
Dr. Kaplan was the first in Ventura County to have this laser!
The VariLite Laser is designed to reduce the appearance of facial veins, redness and benign vascular lesions. It treats vessels without the bruising typically associated with previous laser models. It delivers an intense light that is specifically absorbed by the targeted pigmented lesions or blood vessels. These unwanted cells are broken down by the heat and then reabsorbed by the body during the healing process. Healthy untargeted skin remains intact. The VariLite Laser effectively treats broken blood vessels, rosacea, brown spots, and spider veins.
Treatment sessions typically take about 10-15 minutes. A pen-like handpiece is used to direct a beam of laser light to the targeted area. Patients are advised to remove make-up in the treatment area and to avoid heavy sun exposure prior to scheduling a treatment.
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