The skin is our largest organ and the most visible part of our body. It’s also the first place we see the signs of aging. “As we age, many of us have certain areas of concern that we would like to refine or improve in some way,” says Morgan Fairchild, RN, BSN with Renaitre- A Williamson Cosmetic Center in Lake Charles. “Whether it’s wrinkles, sun damage, or sagging skin, some of us are not quite ready to undergo the surgical route and are looking for less invasive treatments that help combat the aging process. Lasers are ideal for individuals looking for skin rejuvenation with little to no downtime.” Along with these lasers, devices that use light and radiofrequency energy are also used to provide a plethora of treatment options.
Laser Hair Removal devices deliver an intense but gentle burst of energy to deliver a controlled amount of therapeutic heat to rid unwanted hair. With their ability to use different spot sizes, the laser can quickly treat unwanted hair in many areas of the body. Popular hair removal areas include legs, arms/underarms, face, chest, back, bikini, and Brazilian. “With as little as six-eight treatments, patients see a significant reduction of hair in the treatment area,” says Fairchild.
Laser Tattoo Removal offers two different wavelengths to optimally treat a variety of tattoo ink coloring. “Using high-intensity photo-acoustic shock waves, the laser light shatters the tattoo ink into tiny fragments to allow the body to rid these ink particles over time. The tattoo removal process can be lengthy and take many treatments, but worth the results of lightening an unsightly tattoo,” Fairchild explains.
Laser Vascular Lesion Removal helps remove unsightly facial veins or broken capillaries. The laser energy penetrates through the skin to collapse the vein wall and seal it shut. The sealed vein is then broken down and absorbed by the body.
Laser Pigmented Lesion Removal is perfect for ridding age spots and sunspots. The laser uses a wavelength of light energy which is converted into heat energy to target unwanted pigment. The pigment is then broken up into tiny particles that is ultimately absorbed by the body.
Ablative Skin Resurfacing utilizes laser energy that is attracted to water in our skin and is captured in the epidermal and dermal layers to create a thermal injury. “This heat begins a rapid process of repair to help stimulate skin cell turnover, collagen production, and healthier looking skin,” Fairchild says. “It can help with scar reduction, wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, minimizing pore size, and retexturizing the skin.”
Yag Laser Facial fights signs of aging without the downtime. This “lunchbreak” procedure will help stimulate natural collagen and elastin growth. Bulk heating of the skin is used to stimulate skin tightening and plump the skin, creating an overall more vibrant, youthful appearance of the skin that will continue to improve over the next several weeks. “It can also help with fine lines and wrinkles, enhancement of tone and texture, and reduce overall redness of the face,” adds Fairchild.
The Carbon Laser Facial involves applying a layer of liquid carbon onto the face, which penetrates deep into the pores, absorbing dead skin cells, bacteria, oil, and debris. The laser is then passed over the skin, pulsing the impurities out of the pores. This is the perfect treatment for patients who struggle with acne, clogged pores, and oily skin. Benefits include reduction in acne and acne-causing bacteria, shrinkage of sebaceous and oil glands, and skin exfoliation.
Along with their laser procedures, Fairchild says Renaitre- A Williamson Cosmetic Center also offers light-based and energy-based treatments that help treat skin issues and concerns. Below are two of their most popular procedures.
Photo Rejuvenation / Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) utilizes a broad-spectrum light source with specific filters and desired wavelengths to perform various treatments. This technology is used to lessen photodamage such as freckles and brown spots but can also be used to improve a variety of skin conditions such as acne, dull tone, and vascular lesions, for example broken capillaries. This treatment also stimulates collagen production over time.
Bipolar Radio-Frequency stimulates collagen production by targeting deeper layers of the skin. It can be paired with microneedling to effectively tighten the skin, remodel adipose tissue, and target wrinkles and scars. Overall texture and tone improvement, as well as healthy skin cell turnover, are also benefits of this minimal downtime procedure.
Renaitre- A Williamson Cosmetic Center is located at Oak Crossing, 5656 Nelson Rd Suite C-1, Lake Charles, LA. For more information, see their website, www.renaitrelakecharles.com or call them at 337-508-2559.