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Lasers and Innovative Skin Care Techniques

By: Mona Sappenfield
Posted: June 24, 2008, from the February 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Will a single laser facial performed at your spa yield a significant improvement in wrinkles and sun damage repair? Yes. According to photography gathered by the Mona Spa and Laser Center, wrinkles improved an average of 205% after one treatment, and invisible sunspots were removed by an average of 33% after one treatment. Today, combined light-based technology contributes to 78% of the facility’s gross service revenues. More than 50% of our total laser business can be attributed to nonablative skin rejuvenation with lasers, surpassing laser hair removal and cellulite reduction. Following are several treatments we provide that involve laser- and light-based services. Proper training is required in order to offer any of these services.

Laser facial. Clients enjoy an innovative, technologically advanced way to promote vibrant, healthy skin. Women and men can experience a youthful appearance by treating those conditions that typically are associated with premature aging and sun damage, such as excessive redness, large pores, uneven skin texture and fine-line wrinkles. This menu offering can treat all skin types and areas of the epidermis, including body skin.

Technology used. Nd:YAG 1064 laser powered by 14,000 watts.

Recommended frequency of treatments. The treatment should take place every two to three weeks in order to diffuse redness and stimulate collagen to shrink enlarged pores and reduce fine lines and wrinkles for the initial six-visit program. Additional treatments may be required to improve skin texture for post-acne scars. Clients may maintain an optimal result with regular monthly visits. The stimulated skin will absorb moisturizing and nourishing ingredients faster, therefore improving the efficacy of recommended products. Excellent and enhanced results appear when combined with classic skin care facials; microdermabrasion; or glycolic, lactic or enzyme peels.

Caution. Metal shield eye protection must be used by the laser practitioner.