Laser skin rejuvenation can address a wide variety of common skin concerns including lines and wrinkles, laxity, hyperpigmentation (including melasma), large pores, rosacea, acne scarring, and more. At Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, we carry only the best, safest, and most effective lasers and light therapies to help clients of all skin tones and types achieve beautiful, youthful, more radiant skin. Complimentary consultations are available for all treatments, so schedule yours today and find out which laser (or lasers) is best for you.
Let’s take a look at four of the most popular lasers and light therapies. Every technology is different, sometimes suitable for different skin tones and often tackle different skin issues.
Fraxel Dual is the first non-ablative fractional skin resurfacing treatment. “Fractional” means it offers a scattered targeting to minimize surface damage and downtime. This technology is designed to optimize the tone, texture, and radiance of the skin, turning back the clock and reducing signs of aging. One of the main draws of Fraxel is that just one treatment is typically needed for optimal results. It has a built-in, integrated cooling technology for optimal comfort. Fraxel Dual is best for those who want to look younger without dramatic results or a recovery period.
Use Fraxel Dual for fine lines and wrinkles (such as crow’s feet), surface scarring, and some unwanted pigmentation like age spots, sun damage, and even actinic keratosis. This 1550/1927 nm laser treatment uses tiny laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin in order to stimulate and remodel collagen. With this treatment, you can stimulate healthy, new cell growth from the inside out.
Morpheus8 is one of the newest technologies on the market and marries the power of radiofrequency (RF) with microneedling. Suitable for all skin tones and usable on the face and body, it reaches new depths—8 mm to be exact. It is the only FDA-cleared device to offer such deep remodeling of subdermal adipose tissue. With “burst” technology, it addresses three levels of the skin and minimizes skin injury with a full body fractional procedure.
Morpheus8 is considered minimally invasive because of its hybrid RF/microneedling approach. However, this combination provides a double dose of collagen production and restructuring. Like the Fraxel Dual, it offers little downtime. You can use Morpheus8 to treat fine lines and wrinkles, laxity, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. Just one treatment yields results that last one year on average.
Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant is one of the gentlest lasers available, often used for “pre-juvenation.” Ideal for enhancing skin tone, it is often one of the first lasers clients try—although it is a favorite of those from their 20s – 50s. These treatment is quick and gentle with no downtime, making it a perfect choice for a day-of treatment (they are so soft you can get a Clear + Brilliant treatment in the morning and look your best that night). This minimally invasive fractional laser builds upon its own results, and many clients book routine sessions every 4 – 6 weeks.
Enhance tone, improve texture, and optimize skin permeability with this laser treatment that creates millions of micro-zones in the upper layers of the skin. This encourages the body to replace the treated area with more youthful, bright, healthy skin below the surface.
Broadband light therapy (BBL)
Broadband light therapy (BBL) has long been a client-favorite. It uses light-based energy and is the second generation of the equally beloved intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment. It is especially useful for those wanting to vanquish hyperpigmentation, but can be used to treat a variety of issues. BBL uses regenerating technology for skin that is more youthful and smoother. The therapeutic light energy heats up the skin (mildly) to promote collagen production.
Target rosacea, freckles, sun damage, broken blood vessels, and more. A few days after BBL, you will notice targeted dark spots get darker before they slough away. A series of sessions are usually recommended for initial ideal results followed by maintenance sessions every six months.
Every provider is trained by Zuzana Likar, so you can rest easy knowing you are in the best hands. Are you ready to see which laser is for you? Schedule a complimentary consultation at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care today. Call the office or, for the fastest reply, complete the online form.