What is laser therapy?
Lasers concentrate light energy to create heat. Depending on the type of laser, the setting strength, and the chosen applicator, that controlled energy heats or vaporizes targeted skin cells. The results are impressive, especially when you consider that laser therapy requires no incisions, anesthetics, or surgical intervention.
The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine uses the Icon™ Laser Platform to achieve impressive results.
How does laser therapy work?
Laser therapy sends energy to the deeper layers of your skin, where it creates just enough heat to injure the targeted tissues. Those tiny injuries prompt your natural healing response, including the production of new collagen.
The newly formed layer of collagen works to replace some of the collagen that’s lost during the aging process. As a result, your skin is plumper, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and giving you a more rested and youthful appearance.
What is photorejuvenation?
Photorejuvenation is a laser procedure that addresses multiple skin issues in one simple and relatively swift treatment, although several sessions might be necessary to achieve optimal results. The Icon fractional laser system delivers pulses of concentrated light beams, which penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin.
The light pulverizes areas of irregular pigmentation, breaking the melanin or hemoglobin into tiny particles that your body can absorb and eliminate. Treatments can reduce the appearance of:
- Spider veins
- Age Spots
Can lasers remove unwanted hair?
Laser hair removal sends light energy into targeted hair follicles, where the resulting heat permanently damages the follicle to prevent regrowth. The Icon laser system delivers pulses of light over a larger treatment area than some other laser platforms.
That allows your practitioner to treat larger areas like your arms, back, and legs in just minutes. As the laser moves across the treatment area, you might feel a sensation similar to the snap of a rubber band as the laser pulses but most men and women tolerate laser hair removal treatments very well.
To learn more about laser therapy options and how these treatments can help you reach your aesthetic goals, schedule an appointment at The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine today. Book online or over the phone.
Laser Therapy FAQ
Does it hurt?
The pain experienced during a laser treatment will depend on the area and concerns being treated, as well your sensitivity to pain.
When will I see results?
It can take up to several months to see the results of laser treatments.
Is there downtime?
Depending on the laser treatment you receive, downtime can range from none at all to several weeks.
Is it safe?
Laser treatments are generally considered to be safe when performed by a highly trained provider. All of the providers at The Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine have had extensive training in the use of laser treatments.