How to achieve maximum results with a skin resurfacing treatment.

How to achieve maximum results with a skin resurfacing treatment.

 

Laser rejuvenation and resurfacing is popular for many reasons. It offers a solution to wrinkles, fine lines, post-traumatic scars, acne scars, sun spots, freckles and/or aging and damaged skin. Many lasers perform best when completed in a series.  However, if you are looking for results in a single treatment, the ActiveFX Laser by Lumenis® is the laser for you.  ActiveFX fractional laser can improve a wide range of skin conditions while refreshing the overall appearance of the skin.

 

Every patient’s skin is different, which is why a consultation is so important. It provides the opportunity to assess the patient’s condition and do a thorough evaluation of the skin. . This laser uses a high-energy beam of light that causes the skin’s upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of healthy new skin.  This achieves a dramatic effect; however, it does require approximately five days of downtime, as your skin will have associated redness and peeling.  You will see a reduction of wrinkles and fine lines as well as a softening of deeper lines. You will also see improved skin tone and texture and immediate contraction of the skin with reduction in pore size. Additionally it stimulates new collagen, you will see plumping of the skin up to six months after the procedure!

 

Winter months are the optimum time to receive your laser treatment. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Clarissa Kroese or Raquel Merlini, RN and turn back the clock on your skin. 248-524-0620.

 

 

 
Winter months are the optimum time to receive your laser treatment. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Clarissa Kroese or Raquel Merlini, RN and turn back the clock on your skin. 248-524-0620.

Laser Hair Removal – Get Ready for Summer

Laser hair removal is a wonderful procedure that removes unsightly hair on all areas of the body. However, if you are entering into your first treatment, you may be wondering what to expect. What areas can be treated, how many treatments will you need and “ouch”, does it hurt? Our office operates the Lumenis LightSheer Duet, which is a state-of-the-art laser hair removal system and one of the most advanced in the market. It has a multi-tip system allowing for faster virtually pain free treatments on larger areas, such as the legs and back. And, a smaller tip for quick effective treatment of the smaller areas such as lip, underarm and bikini area.  Patients receive a complimentary consultation to learn more about laser hair removal prior to treatment.

Treatments can completed on nearly any area of the body including legs, underarms, back and bikini. Regardless of the area being treated, the technician will consult with you on the various treatment protocol and costs prior to treatment. Patients should plan on having 6 treatments per area for maximum results, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Most of our patients can expect to see approximately 80% hair loss after the first 3 treatments alone. The technicians will also go over other safety protocol and urge to patients to stay out of the sun prior to and following immediate treatment, which is why laser hair removal is most popular in the winter.

It is very common for our female patients to receive hair removal treatments of the face, especially if they have darker colored hair growing caused by hormonal issues such as pregnancy.  One of the other popular areas for our female patients is bikini treatments. A simple bikini line treatment will constitute the area outside of the panty line where hair can often grow. From there, there are different bikini packages offered to remove more hair, all the way up to complete.  If you are a women who has been receiving bikini waxes for a long time, this will be a welcomed change to be hair free following the treatment series.

However, when it comes to men, they typically lean towards laser hair removal of the back, chest or smaller areas like the fingers or ears. Treatments of large areas such as a full mans back, can be completed in less than an hour and will be virtually pain free. The treatments cause very minimal discomfort and do not require any downtime. The treatment area will be slightly pink and may have mild puffiness following treatment, which will subside in a few hours. For more information or questions call the reception team at 248-524-3622 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to assisting you with your treatment needs.

IPL Photorejuvination for Rosacea, hyperpigmentation or aged spots

Say “Hello” to the new laser at Schenden’s Medical Day Spa and “Goodbye” to your rosacea or aged spots. We are pleased to announce the arrival of our brand new Lumenis M22 Laser for Photorejuvination. Clients actively seek out this state of the art laser treatment because it has the ability to effectively treat sun damage, aged spots, hyperpigmentation and rosacea.

Photorejuvination/IPL treatments can be used  to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance. IPL treatment improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called photorejuvenation for face and body.

The process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects.

The gentle, non-ablative treatments use broad spectrum light to treat the face, chest, neck and hands—virtually anywhere that sun damage shows. The treatment regimen typically consists of four to six treatments administered at three week intervals.

Several appealing qualities of IPL Treatment using Photorejuvenation which result in very high levels of patient satisfaction. IPL treatments are quick, gentle and non-invasive. There is no interruption of routine activities. By helping to remove the age spots (sun-induced freckles) and broken capillaries, the result is overall more even, luminous, younger looking skin. Patients can see dramatic results within a very short time.

We are delighted to continue to offer our clients the best treatment options available and gladly welcome the Lumenis M22 laser for photorejuvination/IPL treatments to Schenden’s Medical Day Spa. Contact the spa reception team at 248.524.3622 to schedule a complimentary consultation.