Recent developments in laser technology are now delivering a longer lasting and scientifically proven method of restoring the natural beauty of the skin. Unlike traditional treatments such as dermabrasion and chemical peels, the unique characteristics of laser skin resurfacing allow more accurate and precise control over the treatment process.
The PRP Laser Rejuvenation Peel is for men and women. The procedure begins with a nurse drawing your blood in our office and then spins it down to harvest your platelet rich plasma. Then we use the Fotona Laser to penetrate deeper into the skins surface, to revitalize and resurface new skin. After your laser peel, our aesthetician spreads the platelet rich plasma on to your skin for maximum collagen and skin revitalization.
laser treatment enables full-thickness contraction of collagen for persistent, low-downtime tightening and volumization (wrinkle reduction) without injectables. Combining these 4 unique modes and two complementary wavelengths results in a respectable “SmoothLiftin” treatment.
(Fotona TightSculpting™) is a unique dual-wavelength, non-invasive laser treatment for sculpting on all body areas, specifically ‘pockets of fat’ such as: bra bulge, upper arms, inner thighs, inner knees and more. The exclusive delivery modes are used in concert for hyperthermic adipocyte destruction and collagen remodeling with exceptional results. The procedure is a fast, safe and effective non-invasive alternative to laser lipolysis, with no consumables or downtime required for your patient.
tight Lase is a unique dual-wavelength, non-invasive laser treatment for skin tightening on all body areas. This treatment includes two steps to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin.
non-ablative rejuvenation treatments – a breakthrough fractional approach in anti-aging and aesthetics in which the tiniest age-related skin inhomogeneities are treated with a minimum of damage to the surrounding skin, ensuring superior results and quicker recoveries.
IntimaLase® is a unique, patent-pending Er:YAG laser therapy for incisionless, non-invasive photothermal tightening of the vaginal canal. Clinical studies have shown that IntimaLase is an efficient, easy-to-perform, and safe procedure. The indication for IntimaLase is vaginal relaxation syndrome, which is the loss of the optimum structural form of the vagina. This condition is generally associated with overstretching of the vaginal canal during childbirth as well as with natural aging.
IncontiLase® is a patent-pending, non-invasive Er:YAG laser therapy for the treatment of mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence, based on non-ablative photothermal stimulation of collagen neogenesis, shrinking and tightening of vaginal mucosa tissue and collagen-rich endopelvic fascia, and subsequently greater support to the bladder. The indications for IncontiLase therapy are mild and moderate stress- and mixed-urinary incontinence (SUI). Preliminary clinical studies show that it is an efficient, easy-to-perform and safe procedure.
Fotona’s ClearSteps™ Onychomycosis Treatment is a revolutionary, patient-friendly method for treating onychomycosis (toenail fungus). It is a simple and effective procedure that uses the power of Nd:YAG laser light to heat evenly throughout the depth of the effected nail and skin tissue, effectively weakening and killing parasitic fungi which have infected the patient’s nails.
treatments for a wide range of warts and verrucae using Fotona’s Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers.
are offered for long term reduction of unwanted hair growth. The laser emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin, to the hair follicle, where it is absorbed. Upon absorption, the laser energy is transformed into heat, which can disable the follicle. Each laser pulse treats about a half inch area, which can contain ten or more hairs. The amount of time needed depends on the size of the area to be treated. Most patients describe the treatment as a series of slight pin pricks or rubber band snaps to the skin. The majority of patients tolerate this sensation without anesthetics. Within about 30 minutes of treatment, the area may become pink or red; this may last from a few hours to one day.
Because hair grows in cycles, multiple treatments sessions are needed to diminish hair growth. The laser only affects hair when it is in its early growth phase. In fact, the laser will disable follicles that are actively producing hair at the time of treatment. At any time, some hair follicles are dormant. Repeated sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the growth phase. On average, 3 – 5 treatments are needed to achieve desired results. Currently, only dark hair responds to treatments.
Cynergy treats vascular and pigmented lesions more effectively than conventional more effectively than conventional, single wavelength platforms. This procedure can be used to target redness and inflammation, which can be seen in acne and rosacea. Cynergy Laser can also treat vascular birthmarks, such as port wine stains.
With a unique combination of leading-edge technologies, our skin revitalization light-based treatments target all three layers of photo damaged tissue, epidermal pigment, mid-dermal wrinkles, and deep-dermal laxity.
StarLux™ Pulsed Light Therapy offers an “intense pulsed light” (IPL) device that delivers energy to targets and destroys vascular and pigmented lesions. Some of these lesions and conditions include facial, neck, and chest telangiectasias or “broken capillaries” (such as those seen with Rosacea), tan or brown “sun spots” and sun damage on the face, neck, chest, arms, legs and “cherry angiomas” of the face and body. It is also the treatment of choice for poikiloderma (red/brown mottled pigmentation from the sun on the sides of the neck). It is also used, in combination with other treatments, to help reduce the dark pigmentation seen with Melasma.
A “photo-facial” using the StarLux™ IPL is a non-abrasive and non-invasive rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable technology of Intense Pulsed Light. IPL photo-facials can significantly improve the signs of sun damage, along with the overall appearance of not only your face, but also help rejuvenate your hands and body. In many patients this light based device is also used for hair removal on larger body surface areas. It has also been used to reduce the appearance of pink acne scars.
For acne sufferers, whose skin has become resistant to ointments and medications, or for those who simply want to eliminate the use of oral antibiotics or Accutane, blue light acne therapy has become a popular treatment option. Blue light therapy offers acne treatment that is gentle and non-invasive when used alone or as a part of photodynamic therapy. Blue light therapy in inactivates the bacteria that trigger acne, exfoliates the skin to unclog pores! Acne is not exclusive to teenagers. Many adults suffer with outbreaks. Blue light therapy may be something for you to try. Contact Hopkins Dermatology to schedule an appointment.
Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy (Levulan PDT) is an advanced treatment for actinic keratoses (AKs), or rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that can lead to skin cancer. Levulan PDT, a 2-part treatment course, is unique because it uses a light activated drug therapy to destroy AKs. Levulan® Kerastick® Topical Solution is applied to the AK. The solution is then absorbed by the AK cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the AK cells are exposed to the BLU-U® blue light illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the AK cells.
The short, 2-part treatment course is convenient and fits your lifestyle:
** Patients treated with Levulan PDT should avoid exposure of the photosensitized lesions to sunlight or prolonged or intense light for at least 40 hours. 1Data on file; DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.®