At HK, we offer a variety of advanced laser procedures for the body and face that can help you look better with minimal to no downtime. Frequently, we combine some of these non-surgical procedures so that you receive a comprehensive result.
For example, it’s common for us to combine the Intense Pulse Light laser for dark spots and the Fractional CO2 laser for fine surface lines and wrinkles. We also might suggest adding the non-laser treatment called Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen. All of these treatments together can help you look younger and even out your skin tone at the same time.
In other instances, we add a laser treatment to a surgical procedure. For example, the ICON Laser is frequently used to get rid of stretch marks along with a Tummy Tuck, while the Fractional CO2 laser is an excellent treatment along with a Facelift to smooth out the fine lines caused by sun damage.
Below are some of the laser technologies we offer and what they can do for you.
Fractional CO2 Laser
The Fractional CO2 Laser is an anti-aging procedure that can function as a non-surgical facelift. It also improves age/brown spots, hyperpigmentation, scars (including acne scars), facial redness, and the fine surface lines and wrinkles that are caused by sun damage. Those lines cannot be corrected through a surgical procedure, so we often add this laser treatment to facial surgeries.
Fractional technology is less invasive than earlier laser skin resurfacing methods, and it enables you to quickly rejuvenate your skin with little downtime. Read more about the Fractional CO2 Laser.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is also sometimes called “Photofacial” or “Fotofacial.” We use it primarily to even out skin tone, as it lightens brown spots, age spots, freckles, rosacea, spider veins, and broken capillaries. Like the CO2 laser, IPL targets the damaged skin while leaving the healthy skin intact. This means you have an easier and faster recovery period. Most patients need a series of IPL treatments for optimal results.
This laser is the first device to create all three skin fundamentals: elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Using temperature-controlled radiofrequency, it replaces lost volume to aging skin in a natural way that kicks in your body’s production of the above three age-busting substances. It is an excellent treatment for lines and wrinkles (including nasolabial folds and marionette lines), as well as sagging jowls/jawline, double chin, and neck bands. Recovery time is minimal. Read more about the Profound Laser.
ICON Laser for Stretch Marks
The ICON Laser is an innovative treatment that can smooth the appearance of stretch marks. Much like IPL, the ICON Laser uses intense pulsed light to smooth the skin and stimulate your body’s production of collagen. This treatment is often added to Tummy Tuck surgery.
Cellulaze is a skin tightening procedure that can be done as a standalone treatment or combined with Liposuction to provide removal of fatty tissue, as well as smoothing of cellulite. Right after Cellulaze was developed, HK was one of just five test centers that provided data and information to the FDA on the safety and efficacy of the device. This data helped the FDA decide to certify it in 2012. So, our physicians and surgeons have been on the forefront of this technology from day one, which means that we have more experience with the device than all but four other practices in the country. Read more about Cellulaze.
Lumenis Light Sheer Duet for Laser Hair Removal
Our latest hair removal laser, which not only shortens appointment time and follow-up visits, but is also virtually pain-free, is now the smartest way to say goodbye to shaving and extremely painful laser hair removal. The Light Sheer Laser is able to cover a larger area, which reduces discomfort and treatment times by about 75%. Never be concerned again about unwanted hair on your upper lip, chin, underarms, bikini line, legs, or back. Men now even use this treatment to reduce the number of days they need to shave.
If you have a particular concern about your appearance but are unsure which procedure might improve it, call us for a consultation.
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