Laser Treatment

Dr. Acra uses the new, advanced Candela GentleMax Pro® system to reverse sun damage, brown patches and unwanted spider veins, while stimulating healthy, new collagen. This non-ablative laser does not damage the top layer of skin - the "treatment" takes place under the epidermis.

 

GentleMax Pro® brings together two gold standard lasers (GentleYAG and GentleMax Pro®) to create one unbeatable system. GentleYAG, the fastest and most powerful Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser on the market, effectively treats all skin types, including tanned skin, for permanent hair reduction, leg and facial veins, wrinkles and skin tightening. GentleMax Pro®, Candela’s 755 nm laser, is the premier treatment for unwanted hair, pigmented and vascular lesions, and wrinkles. Individually, these lasers offer unrivaled flexibility and efficacy. Together, they deliver even more allowing you to expand your treatment capabilities and enhance your practice with one stand-alone system. With GentleMax Pro® you have your choice of skin cooling options from chilled air technology to Candela’s integrated and patented Dynamic Cooling Device that utilizes bursts of cryogen before and after the laser pulse to offer unparalleled patient comfort.

This is the before and after of a laser treatment for freckle removal

Pigmented Lesions (Sun/Age Spots), Freckles

 

 

At Acra Medical Aesthetics Dr. Acra has chosen GentleMax Pro®. Just introduced in 2007 to treat sun damage because of its superior technology. GentleMax Pro® Laser offers a significant advance over standard Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems.

 

Laser Treatment How does it work?

 

During treatment, laser light is absorbed only by the unwanted melanin, raising the temperature to cause shattering of the pigment. Deeper level damaged blood vessels are treated similarly with a quick switch of settings. Shortly after treatment, the pigment cells (or melanin) have been thoroughly fragmented - without damaging the surrounding tissue. Vascular lesions (spider veins) also coagulate and shrink, many of them disappearing altogether.

 

In the weeks after treatment, the shattered melanin particles are eliminated by your body's own "clean up" system that absorbs the fragmented pigment. Little or no trace of the initial pigmentation spots or spidery veins remain. A GentleMax Pro® pigmented lesions treatment also improves skin texture through collagen stimulation. You get multiple treatment benefits through one system. By helping to remove the age spots, sun-induced freckles and broken capillaries, you'll have overall younger looking skin. Improvement is subtle and accomplished over a series of treatments so your skin will not appear obviously treated.

Suffer from unsightly spider veins? The 1064nm laser wavelength of the GentleMax Pro® can help to safely treat unsightly facial and leg veins. After a single treatment you’ll notice a significant reduction and after a series of treatments you’ll notice fantastic results that last.

 

Those men and women that suffer with fine lines, wrinkles or loose and sagging skin, the GentleMax Pro® works to promote the natural growth of collagen in order to smooth out wrinkles and tighten loose and flabby skin. After a series of treatments patients will look and feel years younger.

 

Dr. Acra combines the power of two leading aesthetic lasers into one single device, Candela has made it possible to treat the widest variety of patients on one single machine the potential is unlimited. If you suffer from fine lines, wrinkles or loose and sagging skin! The GentleMax Pro® works to promote the natural growth of collagen in order to smooth out wrinkles and tighten skin" is repeated twice. So since this is like one of our main money makers in the office and the one treatment people search for the most, lets add the following: "Dr. Acra uses the combination of three lasers for the skin tighetning procedure. Firstly promoting, stimulating, and reactivating the elastin fibers deep within the skin. This is followed by the stimulation of the facial muscles, in which ultimately will be "tightened". Finally, Dr. Acra uses a more superficial setting within the laser to resurface and give your skin the "glow" of youthful active skin. The treatment is completely painless and there is no downtime required.

 

eTwo Sublative Sublime Skin Contouring

Complete Facial Rejuvenation using the eTwo™. eTwo combines the unique Sublime and Sublative applications for comprehensive facial rejuvenation

 

Sublime™ uses the elōs combination of safe and effective levels of infrared light and bi-polar radio frequency energies to remodel the deep dermal layer of the skin by stimulating new collagen growth.

 

Sublative™ fractionated bi-polar radio frequency technology places the heat energy effectively into the upper dermis where it can produce a significant increase in both collagen and elastin with minimal epidermal disruption.

 

The Science of Sublime

Sublime uses the elōs combination of IR and Bi-Polar RF to provide controlled deep dermal heating. This predictable heating of the deep dermis both stimulates and shortens aged collagen fibers, resulting in the immediate and long term improvement of wrinkles and facial contour.The unique Sublative ergonomic applicator delivers bi-polar radio frequency energy via the matrix of electrodes of the disposable Sublative iD. This fractional delivery of RF energy causes micro-epidermal ablative injuries with wider spread dermal coagulation. This initiates a strong wound healing response in the dermal matrix while also minimizing the damage to the epidermis. Less affected tissue surrounding the matrix points may be stimulated by heat which helps accelerate the healing process, leading to a smoother, rejuvenated appearance of the skin.

Hair Removal

Acra Medical Aesthetcs is proud to offer the latest, most advanced laser, the Candela GentleMax Pro® for hair removal. This is a class IV laser suitable for all skin types. Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, waxing, depilatory creams provide only temporary relief. Until now, the only recognized way to remove hair has been electrolysis, which can be tedious, time consuming and uncomfortable. The GentleMax Pro® system safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Facial and bikini areas are usually completed in less than ten minutes; legs, backs, and larger areas can take longer.

 

How does Laser Hair Removal work?

 

Laser hair removal technology is the use of an invisible beam of light and a constant source of heat that penetrates the hair follicle, disabling and then destroying it at its root while preserving the surrounding skin.

The procedure of removing unwanted hair is simply targeting the follicle and then directing the laser beam at its root. The hair removal process begins as the laser beam finds the hair follicle that it is targeting by first finding the melanin (the dark color of the hair).

 

Most body parts will require 6-12 sessions for complete removal of hair per area. This depends mostly on your skin type and hair color. Yet; other factors such hormones, may also influence the hair growth cycle. At time of your consultation, the physician or hair removal specialist will advise you on a number of treatments, but cannot fully guarantee maximum results on a specific number of treatments. The choice of option of treatments is ultimately, the patient’s decision. We do not have to see hair to remove it. Therefore, you will not have to grow your hair out prior to laser hair removal procedures.

What does the treatment include?

 

Depending on the amount of hair treated, the procedure varies from patient to patient. Generally the treatment will include:

 

  • Wearing safety eyewear to protect the practitioner and patient’s eyes from the laser light during the procedure.
  • A small handpiece will be used that touches the skin to deliver the laser light. A light spray of coolant onto the skin will be felt just before each laser pulse.
  • Most patients experience little discomfort at the treatment site because of the dynamic cooling device.
  • The procedure can take as little as ten minutes or up to an hour, depending on the area treated.
  • The treated area may become pink or red within 30 minutes of the treatment; this may last a few hours to several days.

What precautions should be taken before and after treatment?

 

  • Avoid the sun before and after the treatment until your practitioner allows it.
  • You must avoid electrolysis, plucking or waxing hair for 4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • If you have had a history of perioral herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.

 

You should discuss your desired results and the improvements you expect to achieve with your practitioner. Together you can decide if your expectations will be met and if this laser treatment is the best option.

 

How many treatments will I need?

 

Hair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin color, hair color and coarseness of the hair. Everyone will require at least 6 treatments as the process is only effective on hair during the early growing cycle. Repeat sessions might be necessary to retreat these follicles if they re-enter the early growth phase.

 

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PicoWay

PicoWay treatment is indicated for all skin types. Ideally, the wavelength selected for eradication of the Skin spots, Visible acne scar improvement for diverse skin types, and  tattoos. Absorption of radiation by most pigments in amateur and professional tattoos is strong in the near-infrared region of the spectrum. By contrast, the surrounding melanin has a very broad absorption band throughout the ultra-violet, visible, and near-infrared regions of the spectrum, with absorption of light greatest in the ultraviolet, and least in the near-infrared.

PicoWay’s unique mode of action is based on delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy to the tissue. These bursts of energy create a photoacoustic impact which breaks up the pigmentation into smaller, more easily eliminated particles.

 

Now with 3 wavelengths

 

532nm, 785nm & 1064nm picosecond laser

 

With the non-fractional modality, treat a wide range of tattoos and pigmented lesions

Other chromophores in the skin, such as hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin, should have little to no absorption of light within the selected wavelength. The 532 nm and 1064 nm wavelengths produced by the PicoWay laser have been carefully selected to utilize the difference in absorption for the treatment of tattoo pigments. Treatment of tattoos can therefore be performed with minimal adverse effects on normal skin structures.

 

PicoWay is a remarkably innovative 3 wavelength picosecond laser with both non-fractional & fractional capabilities from Syneron Candela, the most trusted name in aesthetic lasers.

  • 3 wavelengths to treat a variety of pigmented lesion and all tattoo colors & types

 

Resolve™ dual wavelength picosecond fractional module

 

  • Treats pigmentation, skin irregularities and signs of aging

 

High peak power

 

  • Delivers energy over a broad range of spot sizes

 

Ultra-short picosecond pulses

 

  • Allows effective treatment with minimal risk of side effects

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