Lasers

Lasers have come a long way in the last fifty years. Today, laser treatments can be used to target the signs of aging we’d all like to erase such as fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and the loss of volume and fullness, as well as get rid of unwanted hair, remove that unfortunate tattoo you got in college or even dissipate those annoying red veins around the nose or on the face.  Before starting any laser treatments, I work closely with my patients to determine the best option for their skin care goals, and to ensure they understand the procedure, side effects and after-care 100%.  

Clear + Brilliant laser is a safe, non-surgical and non-invasive laser therapy that helps fight the natural effects of aging, and leaves skin with a noticeable rosy glow.  A non-ablative fractional infrared diode laser that is gentle on the skin, and that helps improve skin texture and stimulate natural collagen, Clear + Brilliant is the ideal counterpart to your regular skincare regimen, and results are typically speedy. The process has minimal down or recovery time, with little visible redness or peeling, and can be completed easily during a lunch hour or after work.  

Laser Genesis is a non-ablative, non-invasive laser that heats the upper dermis of the skin in order to stimulate collage regrowth, shrink pore size and help improve skin texture and tone.  In addition, Laser Genesis has shown remarkable efficacy in helping to minimize diffuse skin redness associated with Rosacea, and also has applications in the treatment of scars.  Recovery time is typically brief with results lasting for up to six months. 

Laser hair removal is a process by which highly concentrated laser light is beamed into hair follicles, which absorb the light, and in turn, destroys the hair.  One of the most popular laser procedures, the removal of hair from the face, underarms, legs and bikini area via laser treatment is appealing because unlike shaving, tweezing, or waxing, results are virtually permanent, and redness and irritation are practically non-existent.  We use Cutera®, LightSheer® and Lumenis® lasers to safely and effectively treat all skin types.

 

Like laser hair removal, laser vein therapy uses focused light to remove and reduce the appearance of small veins on the face, broken capillaries, and spider veins.  Beaming focused light on the vein causes the formation of scar tissue, which in turn blocks blood flow and causes the vein to die. Once the vein is no longer active, it also no longer looks as red and noticeable, leading to an improved appearance of the skin. Recovery is generally speedy, and most patients are able to return to normal activities within a day or so. In order to deliver optimized results, we use the Cutera laser. 

ResurFX is a fractional, non-ablative laser resurfacing procedure that creates areas or ‘zones’ of heat injury on the skin, resulting in noticeable tightening as well as kickstarting natural collagen production.  Treatment with ResurFX is completed with one pass over the skin vs. the seven or eight required by previous lasers, increasing patient comfort and minimizing treatment time.  After treatment, patients may expect a noticeable softening of fine lines, wrinkles and scars; improved skin texture and tone; and a boost in natural collagen production.  In addition, downtime is minimal and the treatment is often described as pain-free. 

Tattoo removal is a delicate procedure, so to ensure I offer the best possible results, I use PicoSure Technology during my laser tattoo removal process. One of only a handful of practitioners in the DC area, PicoSure can remove multiple pigments in half the time of traditional laser tattoo removal by utilizing PressureWave Technology which breaks up target ink(s)into small particles that the body then eliminates. Additionally, it is safe, efficient and virtually painless.

 
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The Pixel laser is an ablative fractional laser. Ideal for skin resurfacing, and in particular, the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, photo –damage (such as dark spots, melasma, etc.), and scars, the Pixel laser creates ‘zones’ of micro-injury on the skin which triggers the formation of new collagen and healthy tissue for skin that is firm, lifted, and smooth. Because the effects of this laser are localized to micro-zones, the surrounding tissue is not disturbed, which means little to no downtime.  Suitable for all skin types, a course of three-four treatments is recommended, and the Pixel may be used on the face, neck, arms, hands, and ches

 

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A minimally invasive, in-office treatment, the FemiLift procedure uses fractionated laser energy to revitalize and restore lost muscle tone in the vaginal area, both internally and externally.  A hand-held tool, which has 360° rotation, allows for comprehensive, precise treatment of the vaginal area that is safe, effective, and virtually pain-free.  With no downtime, and very low risk of side-effects or discomfort, the FemiLift allows you to return to normal activities immediately.  Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes, and results may be seen within several weeks.  *Patients considering  FemiLift must have a recent annual OB/GYN exam and documentation of a normal PAP test. 

 
 

Services are performed under the supervision of a board certified and/or licensed physician and medical director where required by law.