Discover Facial Skin Rejuvenation in Atlanta

In general, lasers are microbeams of light that use heat to help restore your skin’s natural collagen or destroy unwanted cells.  Lasers can use different wavelengths that affect different tissue.  Some lasers target red blood cells and are used to reduce red spots and spider veins; some lasers target the melanin in hair cells to minimize hair growth, while others target the skin cells and help induce collagen formation. 

Our aesthetic team will discuss your concerns and develop an individualized approach for your specific needs. Contact us today to get started!

What You Need to Know about IPL: Intense Pulsed Light

Aging skin brings a multitude of concerns that can affect your self-esteem. Maybe you didn’t wear enough sunscreen when you were younger and are now dealing with sun damage and uneven skin tone. Or perhaps you hate wearing a bathing suit because of prominent scars or stretch marks. In either case, you may be a good candidate for a groundbreaking technology called intense pulsed light therapy, which has helped many people improve the look of their skin without undergoing surgery.

Intense pulsed light technology, or IPL, uses brief, yet powerful, bursts of light to treat a wide variety of skin conditions. It’s a non-invasive solution that creates smoother, younger-looking skin over the long term, with minimal downtime. If you’re looking for a way to turn back the clock on skin damage – while improving color, tone, and texture – IPL treatment is for you.

The Quanta Evo Light laser is a versatile tool that is safe for treating a wide range of skin concerns:

IPL technology delivers energy deep into the skin, which can smooth wrinkles and fine lines within just one treatment.

The light bursts IPL produces are powerful enough to kill hair follicles, destroying their ability to create hair in unwanted areas. Unlike shaving, plucking, and waxing, the effects of laser hair removal are long-term.

When pointed at scars and stretch marks, IPL helps minimize them by stimulating natural collagen production, which helps build new, healthy tissue.

Light energy from IPL can stimulate your tissue as deep as the dermis, which results in younger-looking skin. The heat from the light energy breaks down unwanted pigmentation – such as sun spots, age spots, and freckles – into tiny particles. The result is smoother skin texture and tone.

IPL targets and constricts the blood vessels that cause spider veins, making them less prominent at the surface of the skin.

Treatments commonly take 30 minutes for a single session. Most patients enjoy adding on dermaplaning, hydrafacial, and even other lasers for enhanced results.

Frequently Asked Questions about IPL Skin Treatment

Evo Light treatments can be highly customizable, depending on your desired results and the concerns you wish to address. Since IPL has such a flexible range of capabilities, it can provide different levels of treatment intensity, making it ideal for people who do not want a lengthy healing time.

IPL treatment is ideal for people who want to smooth wrinkles and scars, address skin discoloration, and generally refresh, refine, and revitalize skin tone and texture without surgery. During your treatment consultation, we can determine whether you are a good candidate for the specific IPL treatment you want.

As with any treatment, we will take every possible precaution to ensure your safety and comfort during the IPL procedure. Before beginning the IPL treatment, we apply a cooling gel onto your skin. You will also have to wear dark eyewear to protect your eyes from the light.

Each pulse of light produces a mild stinging sensation, much like snapping a rubber band against your skin.  If you experience discomfort, we can offer you a cold compress after the procedure.

Most patients experience no downtime and can enjoy their normal activities after treatment. Immediately following your IPL procedure, your skin will feel warm and red, like having a sunburn. You can expect redness and swelling to continue during the first week or two after your treatment. You should also avoid sun exposure for at least the first six weeks following your treatment, and always wear a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher. We will send you home with detailed post-procedure care instructions to follow. After a laser facial, you can apply makeup immediately if desired.

A single treatment is usually around $400, and package pricing is available for a series of treatments.

Although the results from a laser facial prove to be long-lasting, on-going maintenance sessions may be recommended, depending on the level of damage to be corrected and your aesthetic goals.

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If you’re in the Atlanta area and have any questions about facial skin rejuvenation or wish to schedule a consultation with The Spa at NAPS, please contact our office.

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Fractional CO2 Therapy for Vibrant Skin

The MiXto SX Micro Fractional CO2 Laser is a treatment that makes it possible to have healthy, younger looking skin with minimal post-treatment downtime. A single treatment can drastically improve skin texture and color while softening wrinkles. Fractional skin treatment can give you excellent results that last a year or more, depending on how well you take care of your skin after your treatment. For most patients, within two to three weeks of the first treatment, the skin will look and feel smoother, with improved tone and texture. Freckles and age spots may initially appear to darken, before fading away gradually.

How Does Fractional CO2 Work?

The laser facial skin therapy is an innovative, advanced way to promote vibrant, healthy looking skin year-round for both men and women. It gives patients a youthful appearance by treating conditions typically associated with signs of premature aging, such as sun damage, excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture, and fine lines.

When the C02 beam of light meets the epidermis, it heats and vaporizes the skin tissue, instantly removing the superficial layers of the skin.  The skin remodeling occurs with new skin and collagen growth.  The result is a softer, less noticeable appearance of scars and wrinkles.

Combining Fractional CO2 with Additional Skin Treatments

PRP (platelet rich plasma) is the body’s repair and renewal system.  Concentrated platelet serum is obtained through a quick blood draw that is then centrifuged to remove the red blood cells.  It is then injected into the skin and applied topically for fantastic skin rejuvenation!

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Patient Questions about Fractional Laser Treatment

A Fractional CO2 treatment takes around 30 minutes for a single treatment.

To maximize comfort, we apply a topical anesthetic and provide oral Tylenol.  We also have nitrous or laughing gas available.  Patients can drive themselves home, and the discomfort is similar to a severe sunburn.

Most patients are ready to go back to work the next day, but it depends on the patient and their lifestyle. Typical downtime is four to five days due to skin redness and irritation.

Fractional Co2 treatments increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight, making it more prone to sunburn and sun damage. Thus, it is best to avoid sun exposure for a few weeks following treatment. It is best to wait four to five days before applying makeup to the skin.

The results from laser treatment are highly effective and long-lasting, especially with a customized skin care regimen and sun protection.  In most cases, only one treatment is recommended, but for deeper wrinkles and acne scars two or more procedures may be required.

A single treatment of fractional CO2 treatment costs $3,500.

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