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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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Time and cost. This depends on the size of the surface area treated. A typical full-facial treatment is $350 for 25–35 minutes.

De-aging laser facial. Accident victims and post-surgical patients, including those who recently have experienced a face lift or liposuction, seek out this combination therapeutic laser-and-massage treatment for immediate relief from swelling, bruising and pain associated with injury. Clients comfortably can remodel the injured area more quickly in order to return to their normal activities sooner. Environmental and seasonal allergy sufferers can clear their heads, as well as relax and refresh their skin, resulting in a radiant glow. This menu item can be used to treat all skin types and all areas of the skin—including body skin—to improve the circulation of lymph and tiny blood vessels on even the most delicate epidermis. The body treatment module is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cellulite reduction and effective body skin toning.

Technology used. Facial therapy: 1-watt diode laser, pneumatic lymph drainage massage and color therapy. Body therapy: 6- x 1-watt diode laser; pneumatic lymph drainage or deep tissue massage; cryogenic.

Recommended frequency of treatments. This therapy is recommended twice a week for skin toning and rejuvenation. It can be performed every day after surgery to increase microcirculation and promote deep tissue healing. The simultaneous application of lymph drainage massage incorporated in the treatment application reduces puffiness and slackened skin. It is excellent when combined with a classic skin care facial or glycolic, lactic or enzyme peels.

Caution. Protect the client’s thyroid area from the light, and recommend that they drink pure water in order to replace fluids diminished by this treatment.