What is the recovery time for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Do you want to overhaul the tone and texture of your skin without going under the knife? There are new, minimally invasive procedures that can revitalize your skin, and give you natural-looking results. Laser skin rejuvenation treatments make your skin look better, faster, but what is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing?

Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser energy to improve the tone and texture of the skin. It is an effective anti-aging treatment that tightens the skin, and reverses sun damage. Laser skin resurfacing improves skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, scars, brown spots, and age spots.

But how does it work? Depending on the technology used laser resurfacing either removes the outer surface of the skin, or penetrates to the deeper levels to stimulate collagen production.

What is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing?
There are lots of options available for laser skin resurfacing, so the recovery time varies depending on the specific treatment. Fractional laser resurfacing is less aggressive, because only micro zones of the skin are treated, resulting in faster healing. Recovery time ranges from 2-3 days with fractional laser treatment.

Ablative skin resurfacing treats the entire upper surface of the skin, and is therefore more invasive.  You’ll need about 7 days of recovery time with this type of treatment.

If you would like to improve the look of your complexion, and the feel of your skin, laser skin resurfacing can give you incredible results.

Contact Levy Dermatology, located in Memphis, TN for more information. We offer both fractional and ablative skin resurfacing treatments.

Call us today at 901-624-3333 to schedule a consultation with board certified dermatologist Dr. Alan Levy.

Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation with the CO2re Intima

As some women age they experience real issues that negatively impact vaginal health. This may be due to factors such as hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, or childbirth. Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments such as the CO2RE Intima are now available to treat these issues. The CO2RE Intima is a simple laser solution that is specially designed to improve vaginal health.

What is CO2RE Intima?
The CO2RE Intima is a non-surgical laser treatment that rejuvenates the internal and external tissues of the vagina. CO2RE Intima is beneficial for symptoms such as vaginal laxity, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and stress incontinence.

CO2RE Intima is a virtually painless procedure that takes about 15 minutes to perform.

How does it rejuvenate the vagina?
The procedure involves the use of a sterile, single-use handpiece that is introduced into the vaginal canal, and delivers controlled laser energy to the tissues. The gentle energy from the CO2 laser works on the deep layers of the skin, and stimulates the cells to produce more collagen. The additional collagen improves moisture levels, and tones and tightens the tissue of the vaginal wall.

What can you expect?
The results of CO2RE Intima are long lasting, and can be seen after the first treatment. However, every patient is different, so treatments are customized, but it typically takes a series of 3 treatments to gain optimal results. Treatments are spaced about 3 weeks apart.

There is no downtime after the procedure, but patients are advised not to have sexual intercourse for at least 7 days.

If you think that the CO2RE Intima treatment may be right for you, contact Belle Vie Wellness and Medical Aesthetics, located in Cerritos, CA, to find out more.

Call us today at 562-865-0802 to set up your consultation.

What is the recovery time for liposuction procedures?

liposuction

If you would like to get rid of stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction is an ideal choice. Although surgicalliposuctionis considered the gold standard for fat reduction, laser-assisted liposuction has become very popular in recent years because it has fewer risks, and a shorter downtime. But how do they compare, and what is the recovery time for liposuction procedures.

Liposuction Procedures
Traditional liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes excess fat using a cannula (small tube). The cannula is used to break up the fatty deposits which are then removed via a small suction device.

Laser assisted liposuction uses laser energy applied to the tissues to liquefy the fat, after which it is suctioned out. There are a variety of laser technologies now being used for fat reduction and body sculpting, including SmartLipo and Vaser Lipo.

What is the recovery time for liposuction procedures?
The recovery time for liposuction varies depending on the type of procedure performed.  Recovery time with laser assisted lipo is shorter than with traditional liposuction. Most patients are able to resume normal activities within 3-5 days of a laser lipo procedure. However, the swelling and bruising can take up to 2 weeks to resolve.

Traditional liposuction is a more invasive procedure so you can expect a longer recovery time, and this can range from 10-14 days.

Whether you opt for traditional or laser lipo, the final results can take up to 3 months to show.

If you live in West Texas, contact El Paso Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about the various liposuction procedures available.

Call us today at 915-351-1116 to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ozan Sozer.

Can Botox do anything else besides treat wrinkles?

What is the best injectable treatment for forehead wrinkles

Everyone knows botox for its anti-aging benefits, because it’s considered a wonder drug for treating facial wrinkles. Botox is known for its ability to reduce the appearance of bothersome wrinkles, resulting in smoother skin, but can botox do anything else besides treat wrinkles.

Botox or botulinum toxin type A, is a prescription drug known for its cosmetic benefits.  However, botox also has medical benefits, three of which are discussed below.

Can botox do anything else besides treat wrinkles?
Botox can reduce excessive sweating. It can provide well-needed relief for those suffering with chronic underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis. It is usually used as a last resort when other solutions such as antiperspirants have been unsuccessful. When used to treat hyperhidrosis, botox works by blocking the neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands. Improvements can be seen within 2-4 days, and the results can last 3-6 months.

Botox can relieve chronic migraines. Anyone that has had migraines knows how debilitating they can be, because they can affect quality of life. Chronic migraines are typically treated with drugs, but botox is FDA approved for treating adults with severe migraines. Treatment consists of multiple injections that are done every 3 months on average.

Before it became a cosmetic treatment, botox was used for treating muscle spasms that affected the area around the eyes. It was while doctors were using it for this purpose that they recognized that it was also beneficial for wrinkles.

As long as botox is injected by a qualified medical specialist, you can expect to get positive results, with few side-effects.

If you live in the greater Houston area, and would like to learn more about botox treatment, contact Correa Plastic Surgery, The Woodlands, TX.

Call us today at 281-419-9119,to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa.