We now have a new system to document before and after photos of our entire library of facial and body treatments! The new Fotofinder Mediscope assists me by producing organized consistent photos every time. This camera has a feature that quantifies vascular conditions and underlying sun damage. We will now be able to give our patients a personalized report with photos showing underlying skin damage and treatment recommendations. We then will be able to follow up and track your improvement.
*After completion of the laser series, Dr. Leary will take another photo to show the improvement in skin texture and decrease in sun damage.
We offer the most advanced and widest variety of IPL (intense pulsed light) technology. We utilize the Sciton BBL (BroadBand Light) System to deliver effective treatments for hyperpigmentation, sun-damage, rosacea, vascular lesions, active acne, and even collagen rejuvenation for improved skin tone and wrinkle reduction.
You will notice positive changes even after your very first session. A custom tailored PhotoFacial program will be created to address your needs for improved skin health. This treatment is excellent for eliminating unsightly age spots and uneven pigmentation. It is also safe and effective for the entire body: hands, décolleté, back, chest, arms and legs.
We recommend an initial series of five treatments, one every three-four weeks. Depending on the condition of the skin, more treatments may be necessary. Many people maintain their results with an additional maintenance treatment every 6-18 months.
Quick Facts on Photo Facial
HOW: The intense pulsed light (IPL) is absorbed by the dark pigment in the epidermis and breaks it down. The patient will see the dark pigment rise to the surface and in slowly fade or flake off.
WHAT: Costs vary per area desired to be treated. Each area treated needs at least 4-5 treatments to achieve a full series. Discomfort Factor: Minimal. It feels like placing a hot wash cloth on your face. No topical anesthetic is typically needed.
WHERE: Every area can be treated except very close to the eyes. Smaller veins may only take one treatment. Larger veins can take any where from 2-3 treatments depending on size*.
WHEN: Treatments should be done every 4 weeks.
Before and After:
ReFirme Skin Tightening
The ReFirme laser procedure and wrinkle reduction comfortably helps patients achieve a more youthful, tightened and toned appearance without downtime. A combined bi-polar radio frequency and light energy of technology precisely heats the dermal tissue, stimulates collagen production and produces a firming effect in lax skin.
Refirme™ Skin Tightening is one of the newest and brightest editions to the field of clinical skin tightening. Powered by state-of-the-art ELOS technology, Refirme™ utilizes both infrared light energy and bi-polar radio frequency energy to heat dermal tissue. This heat helps activate the body’s natural collagen production, helping in the process of wrinkle removal while firming and tightening loose or sagging skin.
Because Refirme™ Skin Tightening uses far less optical energy than some other IPL systems, it is also one of the least painful skin rejuvenation treatments available. Most patients report little to no discomfort during their treatments, and no recovery time is needed once the procedure is completed.
When it comes to swift, effective facial rejuvenation, Refirme™ is generating a whole lot of interest, both for its ability to smooth away fine lines and its equal status as a leading skin tightening treatment. A typical session only takes about 45 minutes, and many patients complete their full treatment in just a few visits.
To learn more about Refirme™, or to schedule a free exam with a skin care specialist near you, give us a call. One of our helpful liaisons will be happy to answer your questions about Refirme™ and any other skin rejuvenation treatment.
How Long Does this Procedure Take?
Depending on the treatment area, most Refirme™ treatments last between 45-60 minutes each, with 2-5 sessions usually spread out over 3-4 week intervals.
Refirme™ Skin Tightening Side Effects:
Mild redness, whiteness, or swelling, usually not lasting longer than a few hours.
Length of Refirme™ Skin Tightening Results:
Many people enjoy the results of a Refirme™ treatment for two years or more.
Refirme™ Skin Tightening Recovery Time:
Most patients require no recovery time and can return to their normal activities immediately.
Can Insurance Cover Refirme™ Skin Tightening?
Most insurance won’t cover cosmetic treatments like Refirme™.
Will I feel pain or discomfort after treatment?
Pain is very minimal during the treatment, and most patients report no lingering discomfort within a few hours after completion.
*Any claims regarding the duration or outcome of any treatment, procedure, or service provided are based on optimal results. Individual results may vary. For realistic expectations, please set up a one on one exam with our practice.