Facial Rejuvenation Q & A
Lumenis M22 includes the Universal IPL, ResurFX, and The Multi-Spot™ Nd:YAG
With our team of highly trained and skilled aesthetic providers, our patients receive an extraordinary level of care.
As a pioneer in aesthetic medicine, Lumenis developed the first IPL technology and the first Photorejuvenation platform. The Lumenis IPL with OPT™ is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in photorejuvenation treatments and its efficacy has been proven in over 80 peer reviewed papers.
What Is IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light uses intense pulses of non-coherent light distributed over a range of wavelengths; from 400nm-1200nm. This enables effective treatment of a broad spectrum of conditions, including vascular and pigmented lesions, skin photoaging treatments and hair removal.
How Does IPL Work?
The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by the relevant chromophores and damages them (blood chromophores when treating vascular lesions and melanin chromophores when treating pigmented lesions). The body’s natural processes then clear the lesion debris, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
- Hyperpigmentation including sun damage, age spots, Melasma, and freckles.
- Vascular lesions including broken capillaries, rosacea, and cherry angiomas.
The ResurFX™ module of M22™ is the only true fractional non-ablative technology.
ResurFX™ uses a 1565 nm fiber laser and a very advanced scanner. The ResurFX™ module has a state-of-the-art CoolScan™ scanner which places each fractional spot in a controlled manner to protect the tissue from heat accumulation and overheating. This ability is unique to the ResurFX™ 1565nm fiber laser.
What Are Non Ablative Lasers?
A non-ablative laser generates beams of coherent light using a narrow range of wavelengths. The light beams selectively target and heat the water chromophore in the skin. As a result, the temperature of the tissue rises which stimulates neocollagenesis.
How Does A Non Ablative Laser Work?
The non-ablative laser uses a wavelength that does not cause the water in the tissue to evaporate (ablate) but rather the laser energy heats the tissue in a controlled manner. The rise in temperature stimulates neocollagenesis, a process in which new collagen is produced by the body. By producing new collagen the skin regains is youthful appearance. Since the treatment does not involve tissue evaporation or ablation, treatment downtime is significantly reduced, which is also why it is preferred over ablative treatments by many patients.
The Nd:YAG module of M22™ offers treatments for telangiectasias, hemangiomas, leg veins and facial wrinkles. Multiple Sequential Pulsing, which is available in both the Nd:YAG and IPL modules on M22™, enables cooling between a sequence of pulses, to protect the epidermis while allowing the safe use of higher fluences. This enables treatment on all skin types, including darker skin, and reduces the chance of unwanted side effects in vascular lesion treatments.
What Is A Long Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser?
An Nd:YAG laser is a solid state laser capable of producing a near-infrared wavelength that penetrates deep into the skin and is readily absorbed by hemoglobin and melanin chromophores. By creating a variable long pulse duration and an appropriate spot size, it is possible to significantly heat deep skin tissues, such as large blood vessels and vascular lesions.
How Does A Long Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser Work?
Nd:YAG laser energy is selectively absorbed by the deeper levels of the dermis and allows for treatment of deeper vascular lesions such as telangiectasias, hemangiomas and leg veins. The laser energy is delivered using long pulses which are converted into heat in the tissue. The heat impacts the vasculature of the lesions. In addition, the Nd:YAG Laser can treat at a more superficial level; by heating the subcutaneous skin it stimulates neocollagenesis which improves the appearance of facial wrinkles.
OxyGeneo® 3-in-1 Super Facial
Our OxyGeneo technology triggers the natural process of oxygenation from within, resulting in smoother, revitalized skin. OxyGeneo is a new concept in facial care that harnesses the body’s own natural mechanisms for revitalized skin and a balanced complexion.
Harnessing natural oxygen molecules from within, by triggering the Bohr effect, the skin is oxygenated and refreshed. The increase in oxygen on the skin surface contributes to younger and healthier-looking skin, increases the blood flow and the natural metabolic processes. In addition to the elevated oxygen levels in the skin, OxyGeneo gently exfoliates the skin surface and active ingredients are introduced to treat various skin conditions. The treatments result in smoother and revitalized skin, with immediate and long-term effects.
LET YOUR SKIN BREATH FROM WITHIN; TO BE PURIFIED, REFRESHED AND READY FOR THE WORLD
Natural ingredients in the Geneo OxyPod react with the Geneo Primer Gel for gentle, non-invasive exfoliation and trigger the oxygenation process within the skin.
Geneo’s oxygenation process triggers the body’s natural, physiological process of producing oxygen to increase oxygen levels internally within skin. Oxygen is carried to the surface of the skin where the heightened levels of oxygen prep the skin to absorb nutrients throughout the rest of the facial treatment.
A blend of active ingredients is infused into your newly oxygenated and exfoliated skin during our ultrasound and neo-massage processes, allowing for maximum skin nourishment and hydration.
GENEO BALANCE CHARCOAL FACIAL: DETOX & BALANCE SKIN
- REMOVES IMPURITIES
The adsorption properties of charcoal detoxify the skin by removing dirt and impurities.
- FIGHTS ACNE
Gentle exfoliation and anti-bacterial ingredients help treat acne-prone skin.
- BALANCES OILY SKIN
Antioxidants help reduce pore size and promote collagen growth to minimize oil production.
GENEO ILLUMINATE VITAMIN C FACIAL: BRIGHTEN & REJUVENATE
- UNIFIES SKIN TONE
Helps even out skin tone and texture resulting in a smoother complexion.
- REDUCES HYPERPIGMENTATION
Visibly reduces and inhibits hyperpigmentation caused by aging and sun damage.
- REJUVENATES THE SKIN
Removes dead skin cells resulting in brighter, younger-looking skin.
GENEO REVIVE RED ALGAE FACIAL: SMOOTH & TIGHTEN
- INCREASES FIRMNESS
Improves elasticity of the skin resulting in a smoother appearance
- REDUCES FINE LINES
Visibly reduces and inhibits the signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles
- DIMINISHES SIGNS OF AGING
Helps even out skin tone and reduces sun damage to diminish the signs of aging
GENEO HYDRATE BLUE SPIRULINA FACIAL: REFRESH & REPLENISH
- ENHANCES MOISTURE RETENTION
Improves skin’s moisture retention and works overtime to replenish dry and dull skin
- STRENGTHENS SKIN BARRIER
Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients promote cellular renewal
- IMPROVES SKIN METABOLISM
Gentle exfoliation agents and vitamins improve skin’s smoothness and texture
CLEAR & BRILLIANT
A Typical Clear + Brilliant Treatment:
- Begins with a consultation with your licensed healthcare professional to see if Clear + Brilliant is right for you.
- Requires about 30 minutes for a complete session.
- May involve application of topical numbing cream to your face prior to treatment in order to provide additional comfort.
- Is delivered by your skin care professional, who will gently guide the Clear + Brilliant handpiece across the target area and actively treat your skin for approximately 15-20 minutes.
- Utilizes the patented Intelligent Optical Tracking™ System to ensure your skin health care professional maintains proper contact with your skin and provides a uniform application to all treated areas.
- With Clear + Brilliant Perméa® treatments, a topical antioxidant serum can or might be applied to the skin immediately after treatment. A refreshing biocellulose masque may also be applied for 10–15 minutes after treatment.
What is Clear + Brilliant?
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle treatment that uses fractional laser technology to address and prevent the early signs of aging skin.
What is Clear + Brilliant Perméa?
The Clear + Brilliant Perméa handpiece treatment is optimized for improved skin tone and texture and enhanced skin permeability for added benefits of topical skincare products when applied immediately after treatment.
How does Clear + Brilliant work?
Clear + Brilliant works by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, which replaces damaged skin with healthy tissue and yields younger looking skin.
How long is a Clear + Brilliant treatment?
Clear + Brilliant treatments take about 20 minutes or less. However, total appointment time will vary.
How many Clear + Brilliant treatments are needed?
The number of treatments is tailored to your concerns and skincare desires. In recent studies, consumers reported visible improvements after 4-6 treatments, though many patients choose to have routine treatments as part of their overall skin care regimen. Your skin care provider will discuss a personalized treatment regimen with you.
Who can benefit from Clear + Brilliant treatments?
Clear + Brilliant treatments are great for women and men who are looking to prevent and fight the early signs of aging or maintain their youthful appearance.
What kind of results can one expect?
After a Clear + Brilliant treatment, your skin will feel softer and have improved tone for a youthful, more radiant glow.
When do Clear + Brilliant results appear and how long do they last?
The results of Clear + Brilliant treatment are both immediate and progressive. Within a week or two after one treatment, your skin will start to feel softer, look brighter and show more even tone. Results can last for months depending on age, skin condition, and how you protect your skin.
How do I know Clear + Brilliant is right for me at my age?
No matter how old you are, sun exposure, environmental conditions, and lifestyle can contribute to lackluster skin. Whether you want to prolong the younger look of your skin or address signs of aging, Clear + Brilliant can help.
Can I avoid other cosmetic procedures if I use Clear + Brilliant?
Each procedure has its own benefits. Clear + Brilliant is a great choice for refreshing your skin, helping to slow or prevent early signs of aging, and maintaining the skin to look younger for longer.
Can I get Clear + Brilliant treatments if I’ve already had other procedures?
Clear + Brilliant treatments may be complementary to most cosmetic procedures, like fillers, Thermage treatments, or even Botox. Talk to your doctor.to learn more about combining Clear + Brilliant treatments with other procedures.
I have had corrective laser treatments, is Clear + Brilliant right for me too?
Yes, absolutely. Clear + Brilliant treatments may be a great way to protect the investment you have made in your skin by maintaining, extending, and helping to continually improve upon your results. Ask your doctor for more information.
Who will perform my Clear + Brilliant treatment?
Your Clear + Brilliant treatment should be performed by a trained expert who will evaluate your skin and recommend the best course of treatment.
Call or schedule online with Allura MD Laser Aesthetics to find out which laser rejuvenation treatment is best for you.