Laser treatments have grown in popularity over the years because there’s less downtime than with surgical options and because of their effectiveness. The question that remains is which treatment is right for you?
Laser therapy can treat a myriad of skin conditions including melasma, rosacea, age spots, hyperpigmentation, scars, stretch marks, texture concerns, pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, dark under-eye circles, varicose veins, and other skin irritations.
At Vibe MedSpas, we have three different laser resurfacing options, depending on your skincare needs and lifestyle. IPL, which stands for Intense Pulsed Light, ResurFX, and a CO2 laser. Let’s explore each laser therapy treatment in greater detail.
Three Laser Skin Treatments To Consider
If you spent your years bathing in the sun, IPL is most likely the treatment for you. Intense Pulsed Light, or Photofacials, describes the use of intense pulses of non-coherent light distributed over a range of wavelengths. This technology utilizes specific wavelength ranges to target various pigmentations in the skin. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed. The body’s natural processes then clear the lesion debris, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
The IPL device loves browns and reds, so it’s fantastic for clients with broken capillaries around the nose, brown spots, rosacea, or anyone who tends to be more red-toned.
Although IPL is more commonly used for pigment reduction it’s also a fantastic service for allover skin rejuvenation and is an effective acne treatment. With the acne filter, the light flashes over the treated area, triggering a biochemical response that will kill the bacteria within the pores. Patients who come in multiple times a month for this service notice a significant reduction in breakout activity.
The ResurFX laser is a non-ablative fractional laser, meaning that the laser breaks up the energy into thousands of tiny beams to treat a fraction of the skin in that area, which reduces downtime and keeps the patient comfortable. We like to refer to ResurFX as your one-stop shop laser treatment, because everyone can benefit from it.
There is nothing else on the market that can deliver the same results as ResurFX. It treats scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, skin tightening, and pore size. We offer ResurFX in a series of five treatments and each session is customized from more than 600 combinations of shape, size, and density to ensure optimal results for every patient.
A CO2 laser is your one-and-done laser treatment because it’s ablative, meaning it’s vaporizing the top layer of skin so that new tissue can grow.
CO2 lasers are fantastic skin resurfacing treatments, which gives you all the same benefits as ResurFX, however, there is much more downtime. Your skin will be very sensitive to the environment around you, so it’s important that if you choose this route you are compliant to the post care instructions and allow plenty of time for your skin to heal.
Contact Scottsdale’s Favorite Med Spa
To schedule a complimentary consultation for any of these laser resurfacing treatments, call Vibe MedSpas at 480-436-7200 or book an appointment online, and we’ll customize a treatment plan that’s right for you!
Need financial assistance in funding your treatments? We offer Care Credit and other financing options.