Laser Hair Removal, Acne Therapy, & Skin Rejuvenation in Richlands, Virginia
Our Laser Services Include:
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Acne Treatment
Candela Scar Therapy
Laser Wrinkle Treatment
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser Spider Vein Treatment
LED Light Therapy
Say goodbye to unwanted hair growth on all body areas including: upper lip, cheeks, chin, neck, breasts, stomach, arms, shoulders, bikini area, legs, and back. Achieve smooth, beautiful skin with elõs hair removal. Only elõs technology can offer superior results with the highest level of comfort and safety.
We're proud to offer elõs, the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively and gently remove hair of many colors and types from all skin tones. Developed by the original inventors of hair removal pulsed light systems, elõs is truly the next generation of safe and effective hair removal technology.
Achieving beautiful, silky smooth skin is now easier than ever. Schedule a personal consultation today!
How does Hair Removal with elõs work?
Hair follicles are precisely targeted and destroyed using the revolutionary elõs combination of Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and Light energies.
Is Hair Removal with elõs right for me?
Permanent hair reduction id successful for both men and women, and almost all body areas can be treated. Only elõs is proven to remove lighter colored hair, on all skin tones. To achieve successful outcome, more treatments may be needed compared to darker hair colors.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
Hair growth is reduced after each treatment. The number of treatments required will be based on your hair color types, body area, and skin tone. Schedule a consultation to establish your personalized treatment schedule.
Cooling of the skin surface as well as constant measurement of the skin's resistance ensures safety and comfort during treatment.
This is a no-downtime procedure. Many patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Laser Acne Therapy & Scaring
Smoothbeam acne laser therapy
is an effective way to treat your acne. This gentle, safe treatment uses a laser to target overactive sebaceous glands in your skin - the root cause of acne. Medical lasers such as Smoothbeam are safe and have been used for over 20 years to treat many medical and cosmetic skin conditions. You likely have questions about any new treatment, such as Smoothbeam for acne. Below are the most commonly asked questions and answers about this procedure.
Are lasers safe for my skin? What are the long term effects?
Lasers used in medicine are quite safe and very precise instruments, enabling physicians to target structures they otherwise could not access. Lasers, like Smoothbeam, have been used in medicine for the past 20 years and have revolutionized many common dermatological procedures.
Smoothbeam, in particular, is such a safe laser that it is commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.
What will the laser treatment be like?
You and the physician will wear protective eye wear during the short laser treatment. Your doctor will use a small hand piece to deliver the laser pulses to your skin. You will feel a probe touch your skin and deliver a small spray of coolant in conjunction with each laser pulse. This coolant protects the upper layer of the skin during each laser pulse.
Do I have to go to the hospital for the treatment?
No, this is a simple procedure that is performed in an outpatient setting such as a physician's office or skin care center.
How long does each treatment session last?
Depending on the size of the area, a treatment could last from 5 to 15 minutes. If topical anesthesia is used additional time is required.
Most patients report the procedure to be "mild" with little more than a slight snapping or stinging sensation, like a rubber band. Topical anesthetics are available if you find the procedure to be uncomfortable.
What are the risk/side effects?
There are typically minimal risks to this laser procedure. Mild redness is usually seen immediately after the procedure and typically subsides within a day. Patients should discuss their own specific and general risks with their health care provider.
How does Smoothbeam acne laser therapy work?
Over 80% of your skin is made up of water. Smoothbeam emits a wavelength of light that is strongly adsorbed by water in your skin. As the laser penetrates in to the skin, heat is generated in and around the sebaceous glands in the upper layers of your skin. the heating of the sebaceous glands creates a mild thermal injury that changes the structure and function of the glands. Shortly after the first treatment, you will start to see a reduction in the number of acne lesions on your skin. Remission times have been documented as long as 6 months.
Do I need to pretreat my skin before the Smoothbeam acne laser treatment?
There is no pretreatment required in advance of the Smoothbeam laser acne treatment. You should, however, avoid sun exposure for two weeks before and after the laser procedure. Also, your skin should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any makeup, creams or oils on its surface before the laser procedure. If you do require a topical anesthetic, it should be applied in advance of treatment. Consult your physician on whether this is needed.
What will I look like after my laser treatment?
Is there any recovery period?
After the laser procedure your skin may be slightly red and tender. The redness usually subsides in only a few hours. Following your laser treatment, you may return to normal activities.
How should I care for my skin after treatment?
After laser treatment, you should avoid rigorous scrubbing of the treated area. Cleanse the treated area gently. Be sure to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen during the course of your treatment.
Should I continue using my other acne creams and pills during the laser treatment?
You should discuss this directly with your physician. Only your physician can determine if the combination of their procedures is warranted.
Laser Acne Treatment Results
How many times do I have to return for treatment?
In most cases, three to four treatments may be required for best results. Practitioners usually like to separate treatments by three to five weeks.
How much does the treatment cost? Is it covered by my insurance?
Prices for the treatment will vary in each practice. Similar to braces align your teeth, treatment for your acne is usually not covered by insurance. You may wish to discuss the treatment with your physician and insurance carrier.
Smoothbeam laser therapy is an effective way to treat your acne scars. Medical lasers have been used for over 2 years to treat many medical and cosmetic skin conditions. You likely have questions about any new treatment, such as Smoothbeam for acne scars. Below are the most commonly asked questions and answers about this product.
How does laser treatment work??
Smoothbeam laser treatment employs a patented LASR™ (Laser assisted skin renewal) process to safely target and heat collagen in the upper dermis, stimulating new collagen formation. New Collagen can improve the appearance of atrophic acne scars by reducing the depth and softening the edges of the scar.
Are there risks or side-effect?
Medical lasers such as the Smoothbeam have been safely used for more than 20 years to treat medical and cosmetic skin conditions. In general, most procedures have a low risk of side effects. More aggressive treatments might induce some temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin. Some Patients might experience slight changes in skin color. If this occurs, the will typically return to normal pigmentation over time.
What can I expect after treatment?
Mild redness is usually seen immediately after the procedure and typically subsides in a few hours. Some patients report seeing improvement in their scars after a few treatments. Results vary with each patient; you should discuss your expectations with your practitioner.
What do I need to do before treatment?
Your skin should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any makeup, creams, or oils on its surface before the laser procedure. You should avoid sun exposure for two weeks before and after the laser treatment.
Are treatments covered by insurance??
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures; however you should consult your insurance carrier for specific information.
How should I care for my skin after treatment?
After laser treatment, you should avoid rigorous scrubbing of the treated area. Cleanse the treated are gently. Be sure to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen during the course of your treatment. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.
How many treatments will I need?
After the first session, you will be seen for a follow-up evaluation. The number of subsequent treatments depends on the anatomical location of the scars, their depth, and the desired results. Treatments may be performed every three to five week.
What will the treatment be like?
Treatment will take place in your provider’s office. You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. The laser will be guided to the treatment areas with a small handheld probe. Each laser pulse is preceded by a short pulse cooling spray. Depending on the size of the treated area, sessions last from 10 to 20 minutes.
The Smoothbeam’s patented Dynamis Cooling Device™ (DCD™) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. In some circumstances, topical anesthesia may be used- you can discuss this option with your practitioner.
Laser Acne Treatment Results
elõs™ Technology, Sun Damage, Rosacea, Age Spots, Freckles, Flushed Appearance, Spider Veins
Restore Youthful Healthy Looking Skin
Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of rosacea, spider veins, skin imperfections caused by sun damage, age spots, and uneven skin tones created by brown and red spots.
We're proud to offer elõs™. the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively and gently restore and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. Developed by the original inventors of Pulsed Light systems, elõs is truly the next generation of safe and effective skin rejuvenation technology.
Look as young as you feel.
Schedule a personal consultation today!
How does Skin Rejuvenation with elõs work?
The combined Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and Light energies of elõs technology precisely and safely target pigmented lesions such as freckles, sun spots and age spots. Vascular lesions such as spider vessels and redness from rosacea are also lightened and gradually fade.
Is Skin Rejuvenation with elõs righ for me?
elõs is an effective treatment for most skin types.
When can I expect to see results?
Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin tone is typically achieved between 5-6 treatment sessions. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin's condition. Schedule a consultation to establish your personalized treatment schedule.
Cooling of the skin surface ensures additional safety during treatment. This is a no downtime procedure. Many patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Treatment costs vary. Schedule a personalized consultation for more details.
The Beauty Of Skin Rejuvenation With elõs
Achieve clear, youthful skin. Skin Rejuvenation with elõs technology can offer superior results with the highest levels of comfort and safety.