What Are Our Laser Services?
Our laser services are nonsurgical procedures that can reverse visible signs of aging and address many common cosmetic complaints. For our laser services, we proudly offer the Sciton Joule Laser, a laser that offers several options for skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal. With the Sciton Laser, we can treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne, melasma or excess pigment caused from sun damage, unwanted hair, and more. The most commonly requested laser procedure is laser skin resurfacing, a skin rejuvenation procedure that can dramatically reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and restore a youthful glow to your complexion.
Laser skin resurfacing can be focused on one area of concern or the entire face, which can cause some discomfort and requires more care during the recovery period but provides dramatic results. We can also perform fractional resurfacing, which creates micro-channels that tap into the healing potential of the deeper layers of the skin without removing the entire surface. Fractional laser skin resurfacing can also give dramatic results, but it may need more than one treatment to accomplish this.
Laser Skin Resurfacing With Sciton Joule Laser
Laser skin resurfacing is a skin rejuvenation procedure that can reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and improve your skin’s youthful tone, texture, and complexion. Laser skin resurfacing, like many skin care procedures, works by removing old, damaged layers of skin and stimulating your skin to heal itself by making new, youthful skin cells.
When we are young, our skin sheds fairly quickly, so we are constantly showing a fresh layer of skin that looks young and healthy. As we age, this process slows down, so that the skin on the surface is older, duller, and often more damaged by the sun and other environmental conditions.
Laser skin resurfacing can also stimulate your skin to fill in and even out surface irregularities such as depressed scars (including acne scars) and enlarged pores.
Treatments We Offer With the Sciton Laser
The Sciton Laser offers a wide variety of treatments that we customize to meet the patient’s unique needs. Here are the treatments we offer with our Sciton Laser:
Treats rosacea, redness and pigment
This non-ablative treatment stimulates fibroblast activity and the body’s natural repair process for overall improvement of the skin’s tone and texture.
Treats sunspots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin dullness, and more
This treatment is fractionally ablative, which means it combines ablative and non-ablative skin resurfacing for gentle yet effective improvement on all skin types. We call this laser our great “reset” laser, for fresh, even-toned skin.
Treats wrinkles, scars, skin laxity, pore size, uneven size, and pigmentation
TRL, which stands for tunable resurfacing laser, is a fully ablative treatment that provides maximum improvement for concerns that lie deeper than the skin.
Treats broken capillaries, vessels, vascular lesions, skin discoloration, spider veins, and rosacea
ClearV is a unique treatment that is specifically for skin concerns that are related to improving the appearance of veins and vessels.
Treats pigment, sun damage, age spots, and more
This skin revitalization treatment targets imperfections on the surface or deep-rooted pigmentation issues anywhere on the body.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular laser services we offer in the Tampa Bay area. This procedure is an effective way to temporarily eliminate and permanently reduce hair in any treated area. For our laser hair removal treatment, we use the Sciton ForeverBare BBL laser for consistent and effective results.
In laser hair removal, a laser shines on a small area for a short period of time. The active hair follicles in the area have a higher amount of pigment than the surrounding tissue, and they absorb laser energy which destroys them. This only affects the active follicles, so the treatment must be repeated three to six times to ensure that all hair follicles are affected. The duration of each treatment session varies depending on the area treated. Your session may last anywhere from about five minutes to a half an hour.
In some patients, they might see some hair reappear over time, but it is generally thinner and paler. Often, patients see a permanent 80% reduction of hair in the treated area. Most patients report that laser hair removal is less painful than other hair removal treatments like waxing or electrolysis.
Why Our Laser Services Are Right For You
At Gayoso Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we offer a full range of laser services that we tailor for your specific skin concerns and to meet your overall goal. Our expert providers are here to listen to your wants and recommend the best treatment based on their experience and your desired results. To learn more about our laser services in St. Petersburg or other skin care procedures, contact us today.