Trouble Spots?

Do You have Trouble Spots?

As we begin to age trouble spots seem to become more apparent. There are several cosmetic procedures that can assist in reducing or eliminating the appearance of trouble areas on your skin. You may have wondered what procedure is right for you.

Cellulite

If you suffer from cellulite, you are not alone. It is estimated that approximately 90% of women have cellulite. Cellulite is the bumpy, dimpled areas on the skin that you see from underlying fat. You do not necessarily have to be overweight to have cellulite. Even those that are not considered overweight suffer from cellulite. Thermage is a cosmetic procedure used to treat cellulite and reduce its appearance. Thermage is non-invasive, using radio frequency to break down and reduce fat cells resulting in a smoother, tighter appearance of the skin. If you suffer from cellulite, this procedure may be right for you.

Laser Treatments

Age Spots

As the name suggests, age spots happen as a normal part of the aging process. They are dark areas on the skin that form due to prolonged sun exposure over a person’s lifetime. Common areas for age spots are areas on the body that are not normally covered up, such as the hands, face, chest and neck areas. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation can be used to reduce the appearance of dark spots on the skin. This treatment is non-invasive and non-abrasive using intense light pulses to correct problems areas on the skin. The pulses are painless and each session lasts around 20 minutes.

Fraxel Laser Resurfacing is another option for age spots. This procedure is slightly more invasive, but you may see greater results. The laser will remove damaged layers of the skin and the resulting “new skin” will be free of dark spots. This is a great alternative for those that want to see dramatic results.

Acne

CLEARLight is a procedure that uses blue-violet light waves to kill the bacteria in the skin that results in a type of inflammatory acne. In addition, it will stimulate the body’s own bacteria fighting cells to provide a longer lasting effect. This option is great for those that do not want to use prescription creams or pills to fight their inflammatory acne.

Wrinkles

As you age you begin to notice deeper lines and wrinkles on your face. Common trouble areas for wrinkles are on the forehead, smile lines around the mouth, and crow’s feet. There are procedures to help eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Both Fraxel and Thermage are procedures used to treat wrinkles. As stated, Thermage is the less invasive option of the two. It is best to discuss which option is right for you with your doctor or esthetician.

Unwanted Hair

If you suffer from unwanted hair, Lumenis™ LightSheer™ is a great option that has been proven to eliminate 80% of unwanted hair. This procedure uses a laser to target the hair and eliminate it. It is FDA approved, fast and effective.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are commonly seen on the legs, as well as the facial area. Cosmetic Laser Center offers a procedures to help eliminate the appearance of spider veins.

If you suffer from any of these conditions, contact Cosmetic Laser Center to discuss your preferred and recommended treatment options. With so many treatments to choose from, you are sure to find the right treatment for you.