Our Suite of Lasers

We have a full suite of lasers to address all skin types and various congenital and non-congenital skin conditions that impair quality of life whether socially, emotionally or physically. In many instances, the aesthetic concerns you have can be treated with laser therapy in an effective manner. All of our laser technology is cutting-edge and performed by board-certified dermatologists who are trained in the various settings to deliver maximal results and ensure against damage to surrounding, unaffected skin:

V-Beam Perfecta: Pulse Dye Laser treats:

  • Rosacea
  • Facial veins
  • Scars
  • Hemangiomas/Port wine stains
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How does it work?
An intense but gentle burst of yellow light is delivered to the skin. The light is specifically absorbed by the blood vessels in the dermis (inner layer of cells that makes up skin). These blood vessels congeal (thicken/harden) and shrink. They are then reabsorbed by the body during the natural healing process.
V-Beam Perfecta: Pulse Dye Laser
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Is it safe and comfortable?
The laser we use includes a dynamic cooling mechanism that sprays a cooling mist onto the skin before each laser pulse to not only protect the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) but also to make the patient more comfortable.

Patients describe the treatment as feels like a snapping of a fine rubber band on the skin but this is mitigated by the cooling mist emitted prior to each laser pulse. Topical anesthetic can also be used pre-treatment for an added layer of pain relief.

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Side Effects?
Minimal. Some redness, slight bruising or swelling in the area that typically resolves within a few days.
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Is the treatment painful?
Feels like a snapping of a fine rubber bad on the skin but this is mitigated by the cooling mist emitted prior to each laser pulse. Topical anesthetic can also be used pre-treatment for an added layer of pain relief.


Palomar IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treats:

  • Flushing/redness of the face (associated with Rosacea)
  • Red/Brown Spots
  • Broken or Dilated Capillaries (tiny blood vessels)
  • Freckles
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How does it work?
The laser emits a range of light waves targeted at hemoglobin (red blood cells in blood vessels) or melanin(brown pigment in freckles and age spots). The light passes through the skin (does not harm the epidermis) and is absorbed by either hemoglobin or melanin causing damage to the vessel wall or fragmenting (splintering) the melanin pigment respectively.  This enables the fine fragmented pieces to be absorbed into the body during the normal healing process thereby making the spots less visible.
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How long is the treatment?
The duration of the procedure is wholly dictated by the size of the area to be treated but, on average, each procedure lasts 20 to 40 minutes. A series of three to five treatments is typically required.
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Side Effects?
For veins the skin generally looks slightly redder for two to five days following treatment. Makeup can be used immediately after treatment if applied and removed very gently. Rarely is there is bruising that can take one to two weeks to resolve. For freckles and age spots, the spots generally look darker for three to seven days. Crusting can occur that may last up to 10 days. The lesions will then begin to clear and will generally be resolving at one month. Remember that it takes an average of three to five treatments to clear age spots.
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Is the treatment painful?
There may be mild discomfort during the treatment, but most patients tolerate removal of dilated blood vessels or age spots/freckles very easily. The first treatment is usually more painful than subsequent treatments; as your skin begins to clear, treatments usually become more comfortable.


Palomar Erbium Fractional Laser is used for:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Benign growths e.g. AK (thickened areas of sun damaged skin)
  • Skin Resurfacing (gentle)
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What does it do?
The surface of old damaged skin is removed causing the deeper layers of skin to grow a new epidermis (outer layer) with increased amounts of collagen underneath. The residual heat from the laser is transferred to the deeper layers while the inflammation catalyzes collagen production. Collagen is what provides facial structure/contour. This also improves skin’s color and texture that ultimately results in a more youthful appearance.
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How does it work?
The laser’s light energy penetrates the skin and is highly absorbed by water instantly vaporizing skin & tissue with minimal affects to the surrounding skin. This can be thought of as a “cold laser” because it does not burn the skin leading to less discomfort.
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What is the downtime?
Approximately four to five days of redness and peeling


CO2 Laser (Syneron) Fractional Resurfacing treats:

  • Skin tone and texture
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Age spots
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How does it work?
CO2RE is an effective way of treating both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision control over the intensity, pattern and depth of removal of the damaged skin (ablation).
CO2 Laser (Syneron) Fractional Resurfacing
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Why is it better than the traditional CO2?
While both are effective, CO2RE is a lighter, faster and a more versatile solution for skin resurfacing, traditional ablation and minor dermal excisions. It can provide a shorter recovery time than traditional CO2 laser treatments.
  GentleMax
This is a combination laser of the Alexandrite for hair removal and the Gentle Yag laser for removal of leg and facial veins and vascular treatments of all skin types!


Alexandrite for Hair Removal

  • This is the fastest and most widely used of the laser types available and is particularly good for treating large body areas for patients with light-olive complexion. 
  • Studies show that these laser systems can achieve a significant delay in hair regrowth
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How does it work?
The Alexandrite laser is considered by many in the field of laser hair removal to be the gold standard for those with a lighter skin type. The Alexandrite laser uses a longer wavelength for penetration to the hair follicle and energy that is particularly attracted to melanin - the target for hair removal.

This is not effective for patients with white or light blonde hair simply because the laser is solely attracted to the darkness of the hair!

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How many sessions will I need?
Factors such as area of the body to be treated, the color of the skin, hair coarseness and gender play an important role to determine how many hair removal sessions should be performed. Hair follicles may sometimes enter their growth cycle after the procedure; therefore, some patients require repeat treatments to get optimum results.