We provide all types of laser treatments at Lane Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and Lane Aesthetics in Columbus, GA. With a variety of laser, radiofrequency (RF), intense pulsed light (IPL), and photodynamic (PDT) treatments, we are able to serve a large and diverse population of patients.
Many laser treatments are primarily used to treat skin laxity by facial tightening, and are best suited for patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid 30s to 50s, with any skin color. It is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line, and neck. Based on current laser treatments and technologies, most people should see at least a mild improvement in their skin tightness, with minimal risks and downtime compared to surgery.
Laser Treatments at Lane Aesthetics
Fraxel® DUAL RESTORING YOUR YOUTHFULNESS
The Fraxel treatment is a safe, non-ablative laser skin procedure that can resurface damaged skin and uncover the youthful skin you long for:
• Improved tone and texture
• Reduced wrinkles around the eyes
• Erasing of unwanted brown spots
• Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
• Effective treatment of pre-cancerous lesions (actinic keratosis)
• Excellent treatment for face, neck, chest, arms, legs, and back
How does it work?
Fraxel treatment uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body’s own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.
When do results appear? And how long do they last?
The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and show a more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen. Results are long lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition and skin care regimen.
How many treatments will I need?
Desired outcomes are typically reached in multiple treatments. The specific number of treatments is tailored to your goals and desired results as well as your lifestyle. We will work with you to identify the appropriate level of treatment and your preferred downtime.
What should I expect after treatment?
Depending on the level of the treatment, you may experience redness or swelling after the procedure which diminishes as quickly as the next day or over the next several days. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two. As you continue with the treatment sessions, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat after each treatment. As with a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally, revealing fresher, glowing and smoother looking and feeling skin.
Is it safe?
Fraxel treatment is a safe option backed by extensive research. Of course, as with any laser procedure there’s always some risk* and/or downtime. You should discuss this with your clinician prior to treatment.
Fractional laser technology means that precise surgical laser pulses are delivered such that small skip areas of normal skin remain to speed up the recovery process. This method also allows for the skin tightening effect of this laser.
Fraxel is for people who want to look good – and want real results – but don’t want the overly change or extended downtimes that comes with surgery. Fraxel fits into any lifestyle and your current beauty regimen:
- Non-invasive, clinically proven to be safe, easily managed into your routine
- Real change you just can’t get from lotions and creams
- Simple, effective treatment that really reverses signs of aging
More even, uniform tone
• Renewed, ultra-soft and smoother texture
• Naturally radiant and glowing skin
• Minimized pore appearance Clear + Brilliant helps you recover the glow of younger-looking skin.
• Comfortable, fast, effective, and affordable
• Prevent early signs of aging and maintain younger-looking skin
• Minimal downtime
• Safe for all skin type
How does Clear + Brilliant work?
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue.
I am in my early 20s, is Clear + Brilliant right for me?
No matter how old you are, sun exposure, environmental conditions and lifestyle can contribute to lackluster skin. Whether you want to protect and extend the younger look of your skin or reverse these early signs of aging, Clear + Brilliant can help.
How many treatments will I need?
Texture and tone improvements, as well as the best visible improvements, are most often reported after six treatments.
Is Clear + Brilliant safe for my skin?
Clear + Brilliant is very safe* when used by a trained expert who will evaluate your skin and recommend the best course of treatment for your unique concerns.
The Clear + Brilliant pélo laser is a new hair removal system that combines innovative linear scanning technology with a powerful skin cooling device, resulting in a fast and effective treatment with minimal pain on contact.
How does it work?
With linear scanning, a diode laser beam is scanned through the chosen skin area, selectively heating the hair follicles without causing injury to the surrounding skin. The Clear + Brilliant pélo linear scanning offers the advantage of high power density in the actual laser beam, allowing for high amounts of energy to be delivered in short pulses, making the treatments effective. Its large treatment area requires few positionings of the hand piece, resulting in very short treatment times (e.g.average 10 mins for a back).
Does it work on all types of skin?
Yes, Clear + Brilliant pélo can be used safely and effectively on skin types I-VI.
Why is it faster than other devices?
Clear + Brilliant pélo has a large treatment area of 50mm x 15mm and can use high energy in short pulses. The combination of these features makes it faster than traditional diode lasers, while equally effective.
How does it minimize pain?
The Clear + Brilliant pélo™ handpiece is equipped with a powerful contact cooling device consisting of a sapphire glass that can be cooled down to 32°F. The strong cooling effect minimizes pain on contact. With Clear + Brilliant pélo, there is no need for numbing creams.
How long does each treatment take?
Results will vary by patient, depending on skin and hair type along with other personal factors, but these are estimated times per session:
Back: 10-15 min
Whole leg: 30 min
Face: 5-10 min
Axillary: 5 min
How often should treatments be repeated?
We recommend completing a total of 5-6 treatments with the following intervals:
Face, axillary, inguinal: 4-6 weeks
Body: 6-8 weeks
Arms and legs: 6-8/10 weeks