Laser skin rejuvenation is a quick, non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can give you radiant, even, clear skin. At Bonita Medical Center, we provide the newest technologies to improve the comfort and effectiveness of laser skin rejuvenation treatments. Dr. Edward Urig and his wife, Debbie, are proud to offer laser skin rejuvenation and other non-surgical treatments at our Santa Fe, NM, medical spa. We provide ablative (removal of tissue) and non-ablative laser treatments to meet our patients' varied needs. To learn more about what laser skin resurfacing can do for your appearance, contact Bonita Medical Center.
Types of Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Bonita Medical Center has become a trusted destination for patients who want to achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance without surgery. Laser technology has many cosmetic applications, and we employ two types of lasers for resurfacing treatments.
The Fractional CO2 Laser
During treatment, this laser actually removes the top layer of skin in small, targeted areas, which are left surrounded by healthy skin. By removing the top layer of skin, this laser reduces the appearance of age spots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, acne, and other blemishes.
The recovery time associated with the fractional CO2 Laser is longer and more intensive than treatment with the Affirm™ laser. Because the top layers of skin are removed during treatment, patients' skin will heal over a period of about a week. Patients will experience redness, peeling skin, tenderness, and some discomfort during this time.
The Affirm™ Fractional Laser
The Affirm™ Fractional Laser from Cynosure® is used to reduce signs of aging, scarring, and redness, resurfacing the skin to reveal more youthful, fresh-looking skin. Fractional lasers deliver small pulses of laser energy beneath the skin. This type of laser treatment is non-ablative, meaning it does not directly remove layers of tissue. Instead, the Affirm™ laser targets outer layers of skin, treating photodamage from the sun, as well as redness and uneven skin tone.
In addition to evening skin tone, the Affirm™ laser uses laser energy and heat to stimulate the production of collagen within your skin. Collagen is a naturally occurring element that gives the skin volume and guards against the development of wrinkles. After treatment, your skin will begin to produce more collagen, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Affirm™ laser technology also administers a cooling agent to the skin during treatment for increased patient comfort.
The Clear + Brilliant® Laser
Clear + Brilliant® is a gentle laser (safe for all skin types) that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin replacing damaged skin with healthy younger looking tissue. Clear +Brilliant® revitalizes skin and brings back a natural, radiant glow without the downtime of more invasive treatments.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial treatment uses specific wavelengths to target elements within the skin that can cause discoloration or an uneven appearance. IPL treatment differs from laser services in that it uses multiple wavelengths to target specific pigmentation and depths of skin. This technique is used to treat light damaged skin, remove age spots and areas of redness caused by broken capillaries. IPL is also an effective treatment for wrinkles and some acne scarring.
Clear + Brilliant Pelo Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted hair can be unsightly, embarrassing and a tiresome exercise in shaving. But now, Bonita Medical Center is offering Clear + Brilliant pelo laser hair removal. The sophisticated pelo laser is redesigning the way to treat unwanted hair. It has a scanning technology that delivers laser energy quickly with uniform heating. This new delivery system creates an efficient and more comfortable way to safely and permanently reduce unwanted hair
Recovering from Laser Resurfacing
One of the great benefits of laser resurfacing treatments is that they can achieve dramatic results without requiring an invasive procedure. When you come to Bonita Medical Center, you will also enjoy a specialized post-treatment experience. We provide cooling masks, which you will wear directly after treatment, to cool the skin and promote healing. You can also purchase additional cooling masks to wear in the days following your treatment. Because of the quick recovery process, these treatments are a wonderful solution for patients with an active lifestyle.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are unsure about which type of laser treatment is best for your unique needs, we can help. Our skilled team, under the leadership of Dr. Urig, will help you select a treatment that works best for your goals, schedule, and budget. To learn more about laser skin rejuvenation, contact us today.