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WHAT IS PICOSURE LASER RESURFACING?

PicoSure provides breakthrough technology to revitalize your skin, remove unwanted pigment, and treat wrinkles and scars. PicoSure gently delivers short bursts of energy to target problem areas without causing harm to the surrounding skin. This innovative technology can help you achieve a more youthful appearance without the typical discomfort and downtime.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PICOSURE?

-5-30 minute treatment time
-1-4+ sessions
-Minimal Downtime
-Minimal discomfort

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER THE TREATMENT?
  • The sensation of the laser light on the skin might feel like a slight pinprick or the sensation of heat. Sensation of the heat may last for an hour or longer after the treatment
  • You will hear a slight snapping sound during the treatment and feel the touch of the laser distance gauge (part of the device) in the treated area
  • Following the procedure, you may have redness or slight swelling in the treated area; this may last 48 hours
  • Do not be alarmed if you experience puffiness around the eyes and also “chipmunk” swelling in the cheeks. To minimize swelling, sleep elevated the night after the laser treatment (use an extra pillow under your head
  • You may develop an acne-like breakout or slight darkening of the pigment; it should resolve without intervention in 3-7 days
PRE TREATMENT CARE
  • Discontinue any treatment topicals and prescription medications 7 days prior to treatment
  • No sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning cream for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post treatment complications
  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF 30+. Brush on Block, Avene Mineral SPF 50, or Blue Lizard is recommended. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun. It is recommended to make this part of your skin care routine
  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment
  • Test spots may be performed to determine effective treatment settings
POST TREATMENT CARE
  • Apply wrapped ice or gel packs only if necessary, 3 hours after treatment. Never apply ice directly to skin
  • An oral, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen such as Advil) or an analgesic (acetaminophen such as Tylenol) may be taken to reduce discomfort
  • Apply Avene post care kit as directed to promote healing and repairing of the skin
  • Bathe and shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature-sensitive
  • Do not pick, remove, or pull at any darkened lesions as scarring may occur
  • Do not shave the treated area if crusting is evident
  • Avoid sun exposure between treatments. Apply recommended SPF daily
  • Continue back on the recommended Environ or Avene treatment plan in 2 weeks to maintain optimal results
  • Avoid Swimming, Hot tubs, Jacuzzis, and Saunas
  • Avoid activities that cause excessive sweating or any activity that may raise core body temperature
  • Avoid aggressive scrubbing, use of exfoliants including AHA’s/BHA’s, and topical medications or treatments on the area
WHAT IS PICOSURE LASER (FOR TATTOO REMOVAL)?

Erase unwanted tattoos with PicoSure, the most advanced laser for safe and effective tattoo removal. PicoSure targets unwanted ink, successfully removing difficult ink colors, such as blues and greens, as well as previously treated tattoos.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PICOSURE FOR TATTOO REMOVAL?

-Less sessions than other lasers
-3-5+ sessions
-Treats reds, blacks, and blues
-Non invasive
-Minimal downtime

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER TREATMENTS?
  • The PicoSure Laser produces an intense burst of light that is absorbed by the pigmented lesion or tattoo ink
  • The sensation of the laser light on the skin is uncomfortable and may feel like a slight pinprick or the sensation of heat. These sensations may last a few hours
  • Warmth or heat sensation is expected and will last for about 1 hour
  • Slight swelling and redness of the treated area may appear after treatment
  • Redness typically resolves in less than an hour but in some cases may linger for 24 hours
  • Frosting usually fades in 30 minutes
  • Tattoos may blister and have pin point bleeding for a few days after treatment
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and/or hypopigmentation may occur with any laser treatment. Typically both resolve spontaneously without intervention in 6-12 months
PRE TREATMENT CARE
  • Discontinue any treatment topicals and prescription medications 7 days prior to treatment
  • No sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning cream for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post treatment complications
  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF 30+. Brush on Block, Avene Mineral SPF 50, or blue lizard is recommended. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun. It is recommended to make this part of your skin care routine
  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment
  • Test spots may be performed to determine effective treatment settings
POST TREATMENT CARE
  • The area should be treated delicately following treatment
  • Keep area covered and moist by applying Avene Thermal spring water gel throughout the day
  • Uncover and allow area to breathe for a few hours at night
  • Wash the treatment area gently with soap and water. Do not soak the treated area
  • Do not shave the treated area if crusting is evident
  • Do not pick at scabbing or blistering
  • Do not rub or scratch the treated area
  • Avoid sun exposure between treatments. Apply recommended SPF 30+ daily
WHAT IS A PHOTOFACIAL (OPTIMAL PULSED LIGHT)?

(OPL) is a nonsurgical treatment that will improve your skin's appearance, quickly and easily. Specialized pulses target brown spots, sun damage and vessels without harming the surrounding skin. The light delivered to your skin causes them to slowly disappear through your body’s natural healing process.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OPL?

-5-30 minute treatment time
-1-3+ sessions
-Low discomfort
-No downtime

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER THE TREATMENT?
  • The sensation of light is sometimes bright and uncomfortable. It may feel like a moderate to severe pinprick or flash of heat
  • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours
  • Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, but it is usually resolved in 2-5 days. It could be very minimal and unnoticeable. Do not be alarmed if you experience puffiness around the eyes and also “chipmunk” swelling in the cheeks. To minimize swelling, sleep elevated the night after the laser treatment (use an extra pillow under your head)
  • The vessels may undergo immediate fraying or blanching, or they may exhibit a slight purple or red color change. The vessels will fully or partially fade in about 10-14 days. Vascular lesion endpoints are complete vasoconstriction, color change, or shrinking of the vessel. Some swelling and purpura may be expected
  • Pigmented lesions may initially look raised and/or darker with a reddened perimeter. The lesions will gradually turn darker over the next 24 hours. They may even turn black. The lesion will progress to crusting, and then it will be naturally shed by the skin in an average of 7-14 days
PRE TREATMENT CARE
  • Discontinue any treatment topicals and prescription medications 7 days prior to treatment
  • No sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning cream for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post treatment complications
  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF 30+. We recommend Brush on Block, Avene Mineral SPF 50, or Blue Lizard. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun. It is recommended to make this part of your skin care routine
  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment
  • Test spots may be performed to determine effective treatment settings
POST TREATMENT CARE
  • Apply wrapped ice or gel packs, only if necessary, 3 hours after treatment. Never apply ice directly to skin
  • An oral, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen such as Advil) or an analgesic (acetaminophen such as Tylenol) may be taken to reduce discomfort
  • Bathe and shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature-sensitive
  • Do not pick, remove, or pull at any darkened lesions as scarring may occur
  • Do not push or pull on areas where vascular lesions were treated
  • Apply cicalfate as directed, to promote healing & repairing of the skin
  • Continue back on the recommended Environ/Avene treatment plan in 24-72 hours to maintain optimal results
  • Avoid Swimming, Hot tubs, Jacuzzis, and Saunas
  • Avoid Activities that cause excessive sweating or any activity that may raise core body temp
  • Avoid Sun exposure to treated areas. Use the recommend SPF to prevent skin color changes
  • Avoid aggressive scrubbing, use of exfoliants including AHA’s/BHA’s, and topical medications or treatments on the area
WHAT IS NON-ABLATIVE LASER RESURFACING?

Laser resurfacing gives you a more youthful looking appearance with improved tone and texture of your skin. Achieve long lasting results without the pain or side effects associated with invasive surgery. This fractional technology uses microbeams of energy to create areas of affected tissue that extend through the epidermis into the dermis. This triggers the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy collagen.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER RESURFACING?

-15-45 minute treatment time
-2-5+ sessions
-Moderate discomfort
-Long lasting results

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER THE TREATMENT?
  • The sensation of light is sometimes uncomfortable and may feel like a moderate to severe pinprick or flash of heat
  • A mild to moderate sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours
  • Mild to moderate swelling and/or redness may accompany this, but it is usually resolved in 1-4 days
  • Do not be alarmed if you experience puffiness around the eyes and also “chipmunk” swelling in the cheeks. To minimize swelling, sleep elevated the night after the laser treatment (use an extra pillow under your head)
PRE TREATMENT CARE
  • Discontinue any treatment topicals and prescription medications 7 days prior to treatment
  • No sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning cream for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post treatment complications
  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF 30+. We recommend Brush on Block, Avene Mineral SPF 50, or blue lizard. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun. It is recommended to make this part of your skin care routine
  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment
  • Test spots may be performed to determine effective treatment settings
POST TREATMENT CARE
  • Apply wrapped ice or gel packs, only if necessary, 3 hours after treatment. Never apply ice directly to skin
  • An oral, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen such as Advil) or an analgesic (acetaminophen such as Tylenol) may be taken to reduce discomfort
  • Bathe and shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature-sensitive
  • Do not pick, remove, or pull at any darkened lesions as scarring may occur
  • Do not push or pull on areas where vascular lesions were treated
  • Do not shave the treated area if crusting is evident
  • Avoid sun exposure between treatments. Apply recommended SPF daily
  • Once the skin is healed, continue back on the recommended Environ/Avene treatment regimen to maintain optimal results. This process can take up to 2 weeks
WHAT IS NON-ABLATIVE LASER RESURFACING FOR STRETCH MARKS?

When the skin has been stretched too far or too fast unsightly lines appear. Laser stretch mark is fast and easy. This fractional technology uses pulses of laser light to target and break down stretch marks, triggering new tissue production underneath the skin. This new collagen will help improve both the texture and color of the stretch marks.

BENEFITS OF LASER FOR STRETCH MARKS?

-15-45 minute treatment time
-3-5+ sessions
-Mild to moderate discomfort
-Long lasting results
-No downtime

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER TREATMENT?
  • The sensation of light is sometimes uncomfortable and may feel like a moderate to severe pinprick or flash of heat
  • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours
  • Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, but it is usually resolved in 2-3 days
  • An itching sensation is common as the skin is healing
PRE TREATMENT CARE
  • Discontinue any treatment topicals and prescription medications 7 days prior to treatment
  • No sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning cream for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post treatment complications
  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF 30+. We recommend Brush on Block, Avene Mineral SPF 50, or blue lizard. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun. It is recommended to make this part of your skin care routine
  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment
  • Test spots may be performed to determine effective treatment settings
POST TREATMENT CARE
  • Apply wrapped ice or gel packs, only if necessary, 3 hours after treatment. Never apply ice directly to skin
  • An oral, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen such as Advil) or an analgesic (acetaminophen such as Tylenol) may be taken to reduce discomfort
  • Bathe and shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature-sensitive
  • Do not pick, remove, or pull at any darkened lesions as scarring may occur
  • Do not push or pull on areas where vascular lesions were treated
  • Do not shave the treated area if crusting is evident
  • Avoid sun exposure between treatments. Apply recommended SPF daily
  • Once the skin is healed, continue back on the Environ Body kit to maintain optimal results. This process can take up to 2 weeks
WHAT IS NON-ABLATIVE LASER RESURFACING FOR ACNE SCARS OR SURGICAL SCARS?

Pulses of laser light are gently delivered to the treatment area, creating heat, which helps to break down the scar tissue and stimulate collagen and elasticity. You can see an overall improvement in the tone and texture of the scar. A series of treatments may be required for desired results.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER FOR SCARRING?

-5-45 minute treatment time
-3-5+ treatments
-Mild to moderate discomfort
-Mild to Moderate downtime

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER TREATMENT?
  • The sensation of light is sometimes uncomfortable and may feel like a moderate to severe pinprick or flash of heat
  • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours
  • Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, but it is usually resolved in 2-3 days
  • For face treatments: Do not be alarmed if you experience puffiness around the eyes and also “chipmunk” swelling in the cheeks. To minimize swelling, sleep elevated the night after the laser treatment (use an extra pillow under your head)
  • There may be an increased length of social downtime associated with the level of treatment
PRE TREATMENT CARE
  • Discontinue any treatment topicals and prescription medications 7 days prior to treatment
  • No sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning cream for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post treatment complications
  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF 30+. We recommend Brush on Block, Avene Mineral SPF 50, or blue lizard. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun. It is recommended to make this part of your skin care routine
  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment
  • Test spots may be performed to determine effective treatment settings
POST TREATMENT CARE
    • Apply wrapped ice or gel packs, only if necessary, 3 hours after treatment. Never apply ice directly to skin
    • An oral, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen such as Advil) or an analgesic (acetaminophen such as Tylenol) may be taken to reduce discomfort
    • Bathe and shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature-sensitive
    • Do not pick, remove, or pull at any darkened lesions as scarring may occur
    • Do not push or pull on areas where vascular lesions were treated
    • Do not shave the treated area if crusting is evident
    • Avoid sun exposure between treatments. Apply recommended SPF daily

Once the skin is healed, continue back on the recommended Environ/Avene treatment regimen to maintain optimal results. This process can take up to 2 weeks

WHY LASER FOR TREATMENT OF LEG VEINS?

Laser vein removal is an easy, fast, and effective way to treat superficial veins. It diminishes the appearance without the pain of surgical treatments and lengthy downtimes. The laser light targets and constricts the blood vessels in the leg that cause spider veins without harming the surrounding tissue. Over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.
How do I know if I am a candidate for laser vein treatment?
All individuals are evaluated prior to laser therapy. Spider veins do not cause symptoms and are of a cosmetic concern only. For those who have symptoms, further investigation is done to ensure that they do not have varicose veins. Laser therapy is most effective for the very small spider veins and not used to treat large varicose veins.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER FOR LEG VEINS?

-15-60 minute treatment
-1-3+ sessions
-Low discomfort
-No downtime

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER THE TREATMENT?
  • The sensation of light is sometimes uncomfortable and may feel like a moderate to severe pinprick or flash of heat
  • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours
  • Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, but it is usually resolved in 2-3 days
  • The area treated may occasionally be bruised
  • There may be an increased length of social downtime associated with the level of treatment
PRE TREATMENT CARE
  • No sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning cream for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post treatment complications
  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF 30+. We recommend Brush on Block, Avene Mineral SPF 50, and blue lizard. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun. It is recommended to make this part of your skin care routine
  • Avoid use of aspirin, alcohol, and do not smoke for at least a week prior to the procedure
  • On the day of the treatment, one should avoid all creams, lotions, and moisturizers on the area that is going to be treated
  • Test spots may be performed to determine effective treatment settings
POST TREATMENT CARE
  • Apply wrapped ice or gel packs, only if necessary, 3 hours after treatment. Never apply ice directly to skin
  • An oral, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen such as Advil) or an analgesic (acetaminophen such as Tylenol) may be taken to reduce discomfort
  • Bathe and shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature-sensitive
  • Do not push or pull on areas where vascular lesions were treated
  • Do not shave the treated area if crusting is evident
  • Avoid sun exposure between treatments. Apply recommended SPF daily
  • Healing can be facilitated by wearing support hose
  • Once the skin is healed, continue back on the recommended Environ/Avene treatment regimen to maintain optimal results
WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

This laser technology targets and destroys hair cells responsible for hair growth without harming the surrounding skin. This treatment is fast and comfortable. You can expect to see a gradual decrease in the hair thickness and the amount of hair in the areas. Since this treatment only targets hair in the active phase of growth, multiple treatments are often needed. Safe and effective on all skin types

BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

-15-45 minute treatment time
-6+ sessions
-Low discomfort
-Long lasting results
-No downtime

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER THE TREATMENT?
  • The sensation of light is sometimes uncomfortable and may feel like a moderate to severe pinprick or flash of heat
  • Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, but it is usually resolved in 1-2 days
  • Do not be alarmed if you experience bumps in the treated area as this is normal and will resolve within a few days
PRE TREATMENT CARE
  • Discontinue any treatment topicals and prescription medications 7 days prior to treatment
  • No sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning cream for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post treatment complications
  • No waxing, tweezing, or electrolysis for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment
  • Area being treatment must be shaved within 24 hours of each treatment
  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF 30+. We recommend Brush on Block, Avene Mineral SPF 50, or blue lizard. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun. It is recommended to make this part of your skin care routine
  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment
  • Test spots may be performed to determine effective treatment settings
POST TREATMENT CARE
  • Apply wrapped ice or gel packs if necessary after treatment. Never apply ice directly to skin
  • Bathe and shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature-sensitive
  • Do not shave the treated area if crusting is evident
  • Avoid sun exposure between treatments. Apply recommended SPF daily
  • Apply Meladine as directed, if necessary
  • Avoid use of deodorant for 12 hours
  • Makeup can be applied immediately after treatment
  • Once the skin is healed, continue back on the recommended Environ/Avene treatment regimen to maintain optimal results