Cutera Vein Therapy In La Jolla
When it comes to the use of lasers for skin rejuvenation and treatments, it can be very tempting to browse sites like Groupon and Living Social. It seems like there are always coupons there for laser treatments, but the truth is anyone considering the use of lasers for cosmetic purposes should consider being a lot more cautious.
Lasers are only as useful as the person wielding them, and in the wrong hands, they can be dangerous. In fact, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association was recently involved in an important study on the safety of laser treatments done by medical professionals versus those done in spas. The results were very clear — “non-physician operators” who use lasers were far more likely to cause problems for the clients — problems like burns, blisters, bacterial infections, and even outbreaks of the herpes simplex virus.
Dermatology experts strongly recommend that all laser treatments be done by medical professionals in a safe clinical setting. Here at Sadrian Plastic Surgery, our medical professionals are highly trained and highly skilled in using lasers to treat your skin concerns. When you come here for treatment, you can be certain that you are in hands that can be trusted.
Cutera has been producing high-quality lasers and other light-based medical devices since 1998. We use several of their technologies in our treatments; read on to learn about some of the options we offer.
For people who have issues with spider veins, laser therapy can be the answer. Cutera’s Excel laser treatment can help. The laser focuses pulses of light to the area being treated — normally the legs and ankles — and damages the vein. The damage causes scar tissue, which causes the vein to close, lose its blood supply, and over time and with repeated treatments, fade from sight.
This is a well-known and very trusted laser treatment for common skin concerns that result from aging and sun damage, such as redness, rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles. Laser Genesis can also help people who suffer from redness caused by rosacea. Plus, this laser has been scientifically-proven to increase collagen production to further reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
This is an IPL or Intense Pulsed Light laser. The Limelight laser is used for skin rejuvenation including the treatment of skin discoloration (also known as dyschromia), telangiectasia veins (similar to spider veins), dark spots on the skin known as solar lentigines, and redness from rosacea or other causes. All these problems have been shown to respond very well to Limelight IPL, with treatments averaging one to three visits for most people. Excessive sun damage may require additional treatments.
This laser treatment has shown very good results in patients who want to treat fine lines. It is an ablative laser, which means the top layer of skin is removed so that your body can replace it with fresh, younger-looking skin. This treatment also promotes new collagen production.
This is a non-invasive option to tighten and tone skin along the jawline, neck, chin, and stomach. It is the most researched, peer-reviewed infrared solution for deep dermal heating — the process that stimulates the tightening and toning — and it is safe and effective for all skin types.
For more information on laser treatments and whether they are the right option for you, call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgery professionals.