As the only office listed in Bakersfield with this advanced system, we are proud to offer the latest Fraxel® Laser technology! The non-invasive Fraxel® Laser procedure can help smooth wrinkles, eliminate age/brown spots and acne scars and enhance texture, tone and pore size.
The non-ablative treatment focuses on the old epidermal pigment cells and does not damage the surrounding living tissue. Common side effects may include swelling and redness, which will subside in a few days. Most patients need 3-5 treatments to reach their desired results; however, your doctor can determine the best treatment plan for your individual case. Following treatment, it is important to limit direct sun exposure while your skin is healing. We recommend wearing sunscreen of SPF 30 if you need to be outside.
To learn more about this amazing laser technology, please visit the Fraxel® website.
V-Beam Vascular Laser
Our office has recently upgraded to Candela's latest V-beam Perfecta Laser! This V-Beam Laser uses cutting-edge technology to treat a variety of problems. The laser can clear up redness, birthmarks, vascular lesions, spotting and brown spots on the face, neck, torso and legs. In addition, it can make stretch marks, scars, wrinkles and unsightly veins far less noticeable. The V-beam Laser can also remove warts, acne and other growths and has been known to lessen symptoms of rosacea and psoriasis.
The laser works by using gentle light to treat blood vessels in problem locations. Unlike surgical incision, this dye laser does not harm the skin around the treated area but focuses directly on the problem. This creates a more comfortable and effective treatment that requires a shorter healing time. Generally, several treatments performed over a period of months will create the most effective and long-lasting results. Most patients report little to no pain during treatment, and the results of the treatment begin immediately. Any minor swelling or bruising that may occur should diminish within a few days. For about a week before treatment, patients should avoid medications like aspirin or ibuprofen. This will help lessen such side effects.
Many variables can cause your skin to change, whether it's time or simply the environment. Signs of aging may become prevalent earlier in life due to stress, overexposure to the sun and other factors. Candela's latest V-beam Perfecta Laser that we use for photofacials can help reduce the effects aging has on your skin as well as promote a healthier overall look.
The V-Beam Laser works by using gentle light to treat blood vessels in problem locations. Unlike surgical incision, this dye laser does not harm the skin around the treated area but focuses directly on the problem. This creates a more comfortable and effective treatment that requires a shorter healing time and leaving your skin fresh and rejuvenated. After a series of treatments every few weeks, we recommend follow-up treatments as well as continuing a proper skin care regimen to ensure that your skin stays healthy and younger looking for a long time.
The Candela GentleLase Laser is a quick, efficient and comfortable way to treat a variety of skin problems. The laser can remove unsightly hair faster and more easily than more traditional methods. It can diminish the appearance of leg and facial veins and reduce or remove freckles, birthmarks, skin defects and scarring. In addition, the Candela GentleLase Laser can remove wrinkles, leaving your face youthful.
The laser’s beam can pass harmlessly through the skin to the hair follicles, eradicating them. Patients will have the problem area tested prior to treatment, but in some cases, the treatment can even be performed on the same day as the test. Generally, patients report little to no discomfort, but topical anesthetics are provided at patient request. In most cases, the treatment will last from a few minutes to an hour. After treatment, patients may notice minor redness, but it should go away after a few days. Patients should avoid the sun for about a month before and after treatment, and they should also refrain from waxing or plucking. While skin tone and hair color and texture can alter how effective the initial treatments are, most patients find permanent and satisfactory results in about three treatments.