Skin pigmentation, veins and early signs of aging can all appear on the skin for a variety of reasons.
Genetic predisposition, sun damage and age all contribute to these cosmetically unappealing conditions. One of the most effective methods for treating these concerns and rejuvenating the complexion overall involves cosmetic laser treatment available at Destination Aesthetics. We use the Cutera® laser in combination with either the Excel V or Laser Genesis hand pieces, which treat a myriad of skin conditions for both men and women of varying skin tones.
Cosmetic Laser Treatment for Problem Skin
Many clients desire laser treatment for both cosmetic and medical reasons, and with the Cutera® laser, nearly any type of skin concern can be addressed. From spider veins to fine lines and wrinkles, this device can be adjusted to meet your precise needs and aesthetic goals. Benefits of cosmetic laser treatment include:
- Improved self-confidence
- Usability for both men and women
- Healthier blood flow for vascular issues
- A more youthful appearance
- Treatment of mild to severe skin conditions
- Decreased risk of skin cancer for pigmentation conditions
- Rejuvenated features
- Adjustable equipment for specific skin types
No matter what your issues might be, laser treatment may be the right solution to produce smoother, healthier skin. Other cosmetic procedures, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and fillers may be used in conjunction with laser treatment to enhance skin quality. Treatment with the Cutera® laser is an outpatient procedure and requires no downtime once the procedure is complete.
Using the Cutera® Excel V™ Laser
The Cutera® Excel V™ specifically targets vein and benign pigmented skin conditions. One major appeal of the laser is that it is capable of reducing the appearance of rosacea, an otherwise difficult condition to treat with no cure currently available. Additionally, the wavelength of the laser can be adjusted to suit various skin types, complexions and abnormalities. Laser energy targets blood inside the vessels or the melanin in the skin to eliminate those visible imperfections. Patients may require more than one treatment session to achieve full results.
The Cutera® Excel V™ laser specifically treats spider veins, port wine stains, cherry angiomas, rosacea, leg veins and sun spots. The professional team at Destination Aesthetics can help determine whether treatment with the Cutera® Excel V™ laser would be right for you. The aesthetic results of the Excel V™ laser are seen as a long-lasting solution for pigmentation and vascular concerns.
Receiving Cutera® Excel V™ Laser Treatment at Destination Aesthetics
The first step in receiving laser treatment is to consult with a member of the Destination Aesthetics staff. With a complimentary consultation, we will be able to evaluate your skin and determine whether your specific condition could be effectively treated with the Cutera® Excel V™ laser. The procedure does not require anesthesia and most patients find the slight snapping sensation often described during the treatment to be very tolerable. The length of your session will vary, but usually the procedure takes no more than 15 to 30 minutes per session.
You should begin seeing results within two to six weeks, but your full outcome will not be complete until after a few months. Side effects associated with this procedure are rare and may include redness, slight swelling and bruising. Overall, clients who receive cosmetic laser treatment with the Cutera® Excel V™ are pleased with how quickly and effectively their skin conditions improve, and they feel more confident in their appearance with smooth and rejuvenated skin.
Using the Cutera Laser Genesis
The Cutera Laser Genesis is designed to handle early signs of aging, such as fine lines, shallow scarring and enlarged pores. The procedure also addresses uneven skin texture and revives a dull skin tone that has lost its luster over time. With this hand piece, laser heat is delivered into the underlying dermal layers without damaging the outer dermis or surrounding tissue. This means subtle but noticeable results over time, as the results of the procedure tend to be cumulative.
In addition to treating the outer skin imperfections that make you look older than you feel, the Laser Genesis device stimulates the body to produce more collagen in the deeper dermal structure. Collagen is a necessary support substance for the skin, giving it a smooth, supple appearance. Because collagen levels decrease as we age, the diminishing support leads to skin laxity and the formation of facial creases. Restoring collagen levels reverses those aging signs and produces a smoother, more vibrant complexion one again.
What to Expect from Cutera Laser Genesis Treatments at Destination Aesthetics
We will listen to your concerns and discuss what your expectations for your procedure are to determine whether Laser Genesis is the right choice for you. Like Cutera Excel V, Laser Genesis treatments are performed as a day procedure without the need for anesthesia. There may be a mild sensation as the laser heat penetrates the skin’s surface, but this is not terribly painful. These sessions may also take just a few minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area.
You will likely see positive results within a few days after your initial Laser Genesis procedure, but a series of sessions will give you the best results overall. Most of our patients achieve their full aesthetic goals within 4-6 treatments, spaced about one month apart. At that time, a touch-up session once or twice a year will help you maintain your more youthful appearance over the long term.
Laser treatments are an excellent way to refresh and improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence. To find out whether laser treatment is right for you, please give us a call at 916-844-4913 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you find the best solution for your skin!