Getting “lasered” can mean a lot of things, and you will be matched with different lasers and energy-based devices depending on your goals. At VIDA, we are more than a medical day spa. Led by Medical Director, Dr. Glen, all estheticians are CAE and highly experienced and trained so that you can enjoy a comfortable experience and fantastic results. One of the most popular options for skin rejuvenation isn’t a laser at all, but rather light therapy.
Intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL, is the first generation of technology that uses light to stimulate collagen. IPL can be used anywhere on the face or body to turn back the clock and address a wide variety of concerns such as hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, poor tone, and aging skin. Heat is directed into the skin to destroy cells causing unwanted pigmentation while simultaneously helping the body to create more collagen and elastin.
The Next Phase of Light Therapy
Many clients still love their IPL treatments, which is why we still offer this technology at VIDA. However, many others have discovered the benefits of broadband light therapy (BBL), the second generation of IPL. Similar to IPL, BBL also uses multiple wavelengths so that bands of light are targeted at the treatment site. You may have also heard IPL and BBL referred to as a “PhotoFacial.”
Oftentimes, IPL might be a better choice to address a hyperpigmented skin condition while BBL might be recommended for a broader approach. Whether you’re concerned with rosacea, freckles, sun damage, or even enlarged pores, light-based therapy might be for you. There is also Forever Young BBL, the maintenance technology recommended once clients have completed their initial PhotoFacial series. Forever Young BBL is an exceptional tool because studies have shown that it literally reverses the aging process of skin cells.
Laser Options at VIDA
We usually see the first signs of aging on the face and neck, so it’s no wonder that a facelift is one of the first cosmetic surgeries many people consider. What if you could get the results of a mini facelift without the surgery, downtime, and risks? That is exactly what Ultherapy offers. It is the only non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment to tighten and lift skin on the brow, neck, chin, and even the chest.
In a series of treatments, Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to go farther below the skin’s surface than other non-invasive options. Multiple sessions are needed and it will take some time before full results appear, but you will start to see improvement just a few weeks after your first appointment. This treatment stimulates collagen synthesis while your esthetician has the power of ultrasound imaging to see exactly which areas they are treating. In other words, you get Ultherapy directed exactly where you need it and only where you need it. The results are natural because it’s your body producing the collagen right where it’s needed.
Say Goodbye to Bad Tattoos and Unwanted Hair
Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to unwanted hair and tattoos you’ve outgrown. Lasers can be used to dramatically reduce unwanted hair and erase ink you no longer love. The exact laser for these procedures will depend on a few factors. For those interested in laser hair reduction, we offer laser technology for all skin tones and types. Gone are the days when those with more melanin were not considered good candidates for laser hair reduction. Say goodbye to constant shaving, waxing, threading, and sugaring with laser hair reduction.
Tattoo removal has come a long way in recent years. Today, even old, deep ink in stubborn colors can be drastically lightened with the right laser. Clients are interested in tattoo removal simply because they no longer like the design, the tattoo is poor quality, or maybe they want to clear up an area for some fresh ink. Multiple sessions are needed for both tattoo removal and laser hair reduction, but you will start to see results after the first treatment and just in time for summer vacation. Learn more about all of the laser and light-based devices at VIDA by scheduling a complimentary consultation. Call the office or complete the online form today.