The development of exciting new technology is teaching us all how we can better care for the beauty and resiliency of our skin. Rather than waiting for the signs of aging to become severe enough to warrant plastic surgery, many people are now turning to aesthetic laser treatments to support their best appearance at any age.
In our Sonterra and La Casita offices in San Antonio, we have multiple advanced laser devices to help our patients achieve the beautiful skin they want. Lasers allow us to address several cosmetic concerns without incurring downtime. Here, we outline a few of our most popular modalities.
This cosmetic laser device is one that we use to invigorate the skin from the inside out. Unlike the traditional lasers that are known to ablate the surface of the skin, this device passes through the epidermis to affect the cellular layer of the dermis. Here, cells are heated in such a way that fibroblasts are stimulated to produce more collagen and elastin (something these cells stop doing around age 30). Collagen is the healing protein that is produced to heal cuts and scrapes. It also forms a matrix in the skin to provide firmness and regenerative qualities.
Laser Genesis treatments can treat:
- Acne and acne scarring
- Burns and surgical scars
- Age spots and sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Rough or irregular texture
- Facial veins
- Skin tags
- Port-wine stains
Fraxel is an advanced cosmetic treatment that features smart-scan technology. This provides necessary feedback that ensures the skin absorbs just the right amount of energy to achieve the desired effects. Fraxel Dual is a fractional laser device that affects a portion of the skin and leaves a fraction of tissue untouched. In so doing, the treatment accelerates the skin’s natural rejuvenation process.
Fraxel Dual is used to treat:
- Age spots
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines and mild to moderate wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Pre-cancerous spots
Cutera Excel V
This noninvasive laser treatment targets the pigment in the skin using a long wavelength of light. The device is commonly used to treat:
- Spider veins on the face, legs, or other areas
- Vascular lesions
- Rough texture
- Acne scars
Lasers hold quite a bit of power to improve the appearance and behavior of the skin. To see which of our lasers is right for you, call our Sonterra or La Casita office.