Wrinkles and drooping skin are the unwanted gifts of age. With aging comes the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the supporting tissues of skin, and in some there is a loss of facial fat. Wrinkles can be worsened by sun exposure, nicotine, and facial expressions (pursing the lips and furrowing the brow). The overall result is that the face loses elasticity and volume.
At Bay Area Laser Skin Care, we utilize dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid (e.g., Juvederm and Restylane). Hyaluronic acid is a substance which is naturally found in the body. These products are injected into the folds and creases to soften and smooth away the effects of age. This is a minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime. Potential side effects of bruising or swelling are usually minor and short-lived.
Imagine! No more tweezing or shaving! Our intense pulsed light (IPL)system from Palomar covers a wider area of skin and allows for faster treatment than most lasers. Any area of the body can be treated for both men and women.
Hair is always in 3 different stages of development. Hair which is falling out, or in a "sleeping" phase, will not attract the light from the IPL. Therefore, multiple treatments are needed to target new hair growth as the follicle "awakens". The interval and number of treatments vary depending on the density of the hair and its location. As a general rule 6 treatments are needed for best results. Some individuals may need "touch up" treatments at a later time.
What should I expect after treatment?
Immediately after treatment, a warm sensation may be felt and there may be some mild redness, possibly up to 24 hours.
What should I do to prepare for treatment?
Deliberate tanning (including tanning bed use) or use of tanning sprays or lotions, should be avoided during the time of treatments. Shaving is permitted and should be done within 24-48 hours preceding treatment. Plucking and use of hair removal creams should be stopped 3-4 weeks in advance for best results.