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Aesthetic Treatments Using Laser & Energy Devices 101

We always preach that facials are the foundation of skincare. But lasers are the architecture of great skin. With over 50 lasers available in our Medspa, you know we feel passionately about them! So we thought we’d give you the 411 on what lasers are best for common skin issues. Keep reading to see which lasers can help save your skin!

The Skin Saint Birmingham

Aging Treatments

Stop aging in its tracks with lasers! There are two specific types of lasers that are best for treating common signs of aging, along with a plasma option, leaving you with a smoother, more youthful complexion. 

CO2: Known as the gold standard, this fractional and ablative duo treats wrinkles, sun damage, scars, and more. 

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: TotalFX 

Erbium: Powerful laser that removes the outermost layer of skin for resurfacing, and may also create fractional columns to treat deeper imperfections like sun damage, wrinkles, acne, and scarring. This is a great alternative for those who need more than chemical peels.

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Contour TRL, Pearl

Plasma: Plasma devices can potentially do even more than lasers! They resurface, rebuild the whole architecture of the skin, and improve elasticity all at once. It’s a truly powerful treatment that deserves more recognition!

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: NeoGen, Jett Plasma

Pigment Treatments

Laser and emery‑based devices are a safe and effective way to remove sun damage, Melasma, and pigment from your skin. They can also treat age spots, liver spots, broken capillaries, birthmarks and more. So, say goodbye to unwanted pigmentation!

Fractional: Improve your complexion by targeting pigment in both the epidermis and the dermis. Years of sun damage can disappear if just one visit! Only treats a portion of the skin at a time, so there’s less trauma and downtime. 

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Halo, Moxi, Permea, Pearl Fractional

Pico Laser: A quick and effective laser treatment for pigmentation on skin of color and Melasma, without the downtime. Pico lasers remove discoloration while helping your texture and pores, and aiding in the production of collagen. 

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Enlighten

Broadband Light: One of our FAVORITE ways to remove pigmentation from the skin (non Melasma based). This noninvasive procedure delivers light energy deep into the skin, removing pigment and stimulating cell regeneration. The best part is it removes PIH, PIE, and redness too!

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: BBL+, BBL HERO, IPL (limelight)

Redness Treatments

Seeing red? Treat facial redness by targeting the tiny red broken blood vessels (capillaries) right under the skin, along with diffuse redness that leads to a splotchy complexion. These three types of lasers and energy treatments utilize the correct wavelengths to give you gentle and effective results! 

Hybrid: Treats redness and texture simultaneously. Dual wavelengths allow for treatment of redness as well as scars, pores, fine lines, and other imperfections. 

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: AdvaTX

Vascular: Targets tiny blood vessels under the skin causing the vessels to disintegrate, removing visible redness. Also treats overall superficial diffuse redness and pigment.

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Excel V Coolview

Broadband Light: A gentle way to treat both redness, pigment, and overall sun damage. You’ll be left with a more even skin tone and a beautiful complexion. 

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: BBL+/HERO

Elasticity Treatments

Need some help sagging skin? Laser and energy‑based skin tightening could be the answer! These minimally invasive procedures heat the skin, causing collagen to contract. The result is tighter, firmer skin with little to no downtime.

Ultrasound: Ultrasound energy is applied to the skin, sending energy below the surface to stimulate new collagen. Bonus, is that it also tightens the muscles. This results in a more firm and youthful appearance over time. 

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Ultherapy

Plasma: The energy generated from plasma helps to stimulate collagen and elastin, causing it to contract, leading to a more tightened appearance. 

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Jett Plasma

RF Microneedling: RF uses needles to reach deep into the dermis to heat it up, stimulating production of collagen so you’ll see a reduction in wrinkles and sagging skin.

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Morpheus

Acne Treatments

Lasers are amazing for treating acne. They’re able to reach deep into your skin and kill acne‑causing bacteria, resulting in fewer breakouts in the future, while also treating your scarring.

Fractional Ablative: Fractional lasers treat a small percentage of the skin placing tiny holes deep in the skin, removing damaged acneic tissue and leaving healthy skin intact. Then ablation is used to additionally remove surface imperfections leaving you with a fresh canvas.

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Pearl fusion

Non‑ablative: By sending fractions of heat deep into the skin, damaged skin is replaced with healthier skin, leaving you with a rejuvenated, smoother complexion. This has little to no downtime.

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Clear + Brilliant

Vascular Hybrid: Combining therapies is the most effective for treating acne. Hybrid vascular lasers use dual wavelengths to fight acne‑causing bacteria, broken capillaries, redness, and irregular texture, leaving you with visible long term results.

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: AdvaTX

1064 YAG: These lasers send energy deep into the skin to target overactive sebaceous glands, acne inflammation, and texture. You’ll be left with calmer skin and fewer breakouts in the future!

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Neo, Genesis V

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): Light helps target redness, PIH, PIE, and pigment to create a more even‑toned, radiant complexion, without social downtime. 

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Limelight

Scar Treatments

Lasers can remove the outermost layer of skin, while remodeling the deepest layers of skin, to reduce the appearance of scars. Microneedling also offers smoother results, leaving you with fewer imperfections. 

CO2: This powerful gold standard laser uses microbeams to improve both deep scarring and surface imperfections. By penetrating deep under the skin, scar tissue is treated and collagen production is stimulated.

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: TotalFX

RF Microneedling: RF energy is sent into the dermis without damaging the surface of the skin, allowing for effective remodeling of scar tissue including acne scars. Skin is left rejuvenated and smoother with a brighter complexion.

ᴏᴜʀ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ: Morpheus8

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Lasers are huge skin‑savers and should be a part of your quarterly skin maintenance routine! Get in today with our amazing laser techs by calling or texting 248‑663‑0161. We can’t wait to see you and help you get fresh‑faced!

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