Laser / Light Treatments
Lasers produce a beam of light in a single wavelength with variable intensity and pulse rate that is capable of precisely cutting, sealing or vaporizing tissue such as skin and blood vessels. Laser light is absorbed by water or dark pigments (melanin in skin, hemoglobin in blood) in the tissue and converted to heat. A variety of functional and cosmetic skin problems are treatable with lasers, which are often specialized to handle a particular type of problem.
Lasers offer many advantages including replacement of scalpels, reduced risk of infection, less scarring, high precision, limited injury, and increased speed of procedures. Results may even be better with lasers.
BLU-U Light Photodynamic Therapy
Simple, quick, safe and painless, BLU-U Light Photodynamic Therapy offers an attractive alternative to medications and antibiotics for young men and women with moderate acne. The BLU-U Light device shines gentle waves of narrow-band blue light on the skin, killing the bacteria that cause acne breakouts. BLU-U light treatments take only 15 minutes once or twice a week, and all patients have to do is sit comfortably beneath the light with a special pair of glasses to protect their eyes. Within a few weeks, BLU-U light can control or temporarily clear up acne breakouts.
Cutera CoolGlide XEO Laser
CoolGlide is one of the most advanced laser hair removal systems currently available, as it effectively removes unwanted hair from patients with all skin types. Hair from nearly any part of the body can be removed through targeted pulses of light energy that destroy hair follicles in the active growth phase. Most patients achieve their desired results within three to six treatment sessions, with no need for any kind of anesthesia.
Cutera Laser Genesis
Laser Genesis skin therapy for men and women offers a new and advanced way to treat fine lines and wrinkles, redness, large pores, uneven texture and other signs of premature aging and sun damage. With just a few treatments involving no downtime, Laser Genesis can leave you looking younger and more refreshed.
Developed by Cutera®, the manufacturers of the CoolGlide and Titan lasers, the Laser Genesis treatment works by gently heating the skin. This has the dual benefit of stimulating collagen production and shrinking the swollen capillaries that produce facial redness. Subtle improvements are usually visible immediately, although four to six treatments are recommended for the best outcome.
Excel V Laser
Excel V laser offers best-in-class technology for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions such as facial blood vessels, spider veins on legs, bronzing due to sun damage on the neck and chest, surgical scars, acne scars and sunspots on the face and body. To view a brief video, please click here.
Exilis is an FDA approved device that offers a non-surgical solution using radio frequency (RF) energy for fat reduction and tissue tightening anywhere on the body. The procedure uses safe radio waves to heat your skin and targeted fat cells. This thermal energy speeds up the metabolic activity of the fat cells causing them to shrink. At the same time it stimulates and strengthens the collagen network which improves skin texture.
Exilis is one of the first systems that produces actual circumferential reduction. By combining RF energy with cooling, all areas of the body where stubborn fatty deposits persist or tighter, firmer skin is desired can be treated. While Exilis is heating the tissues, patients remain relaxed and comfortable.
Exilis offers a revolutionary non-invasive form of treatment for the reduction of wrinkles and for the reshaping of unwanted fat deposits. Exilis also provides a method of after surgery smoothing and skin tightening from invasive liposuction procedures. Exilis treatments can postpone or eliminate the need for invasive surgery particularly for patients with mild to moderate fat deposits and who may not want liposuction surgery.
Fractional CO2 Resurfacing
Fractional CO2 laser applies to many different treatment applications, including acne scarring, wrinkles, looseness and other effects of aging and sun damage. This safe, effective laser can be used to treat nearly any skin on the body, and is most commonly used on the face, neck, chest and hands.
Fractional CO2 lasers technology can effectively resurface the skin with minimal side effects and risks.
Photofacial is a non-abrasive and non-invasive rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable technology of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL Photofacials can improve the signs of sun damage, rosacea and brown spots on the face, hands and body. It has also been used to reduce the appearance of mild acne scars, dark circles around the eyes and fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
The IPL Photofacial handpiece is gently pressed to the skin and painless pulses of light are emitted. Usually 4-6 treatment sessions lasting about 20 minutes each will provide you with beautiful results.
There is no recuperation time – with an IPL Photofacial you can return to work or resume your normal activities on the same day. You will notice a gradual, natural-looking improvement in your skin with time. IPL is a safe solution tailor-made to your skin type and condition.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a three-step treatment used to treat mild or serious conditions of the skin through the use of a photosensitizing drug and a light source to activate it. PDT destroys abnormal cells that cause actinic keratosis, a pre-cancerous condition, and can also minimize pores and reduce oil glands to treat acne, rosacea and some scarring as well.
During the PDT procedure, a topical photo sensitizer called Levulan is applied to the skin and left for an incubation period of several minutes to several days. Levulan is made of aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a natural substance found in the body. After incubation, the Levulan is activated with a wavelength light source. Patients may experience sensations of warmth, tingling, heat or burning during this part of the treatment. After light activation, the treated area is washed and patients can return home, and most return to work within one to two days after the procedure.
SK Dermatology is proud to offer Secret RF, a new microneedling treatment that improves signs of aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles and scars with little to no downtime. Secret RF uses microneedles to deliver fractional Radio Frequency (RF) energy into varying levels of the skin including the deeper layers where treatment is most beneficial. This unique delivery of energy allows us to achieve optimal results on all skin types.
Secret RF is an easy, safe and effective procedure that can be performed in a quick, 20-minute treatment session. To achieve the optimal effect, 3-4 Secret RF treatments are recommended. You’ll start to notice results after your second treatment, but optimal results appear 3 months after the last treatment.
Your Secret RF treatment consultant can provide all the details you need to make an informed decision about the procedure. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our Secret RF treatment specialist!
The Titan® treatment is a safe, non-surgical procedure that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin and reverse the signs of aging. The Titan device uniformly distributes heat below the skin, causing collagen contraction, while preserving the outer layer of skin through continuous cooling. This process stimulates long-term collagen rebuilding, leaving patients with younger-looking skin. The procedure tones, lifts and tightens skin on the face and neck and can be used to treat lax, loose or wrinkled skin throughout the body – including the abdomen, thighs and arms. The result is a more youthful, fresh complexion and long-lasting, tighter skin without injections, surgery or recovery time.
Vanquish™ Non-Invasive Fat Reduction
Vanquish is a new state of the art, award winning, FDA Approved non-invasive fat removal and fat reduction procedure that eliminates unwanted belly, back and thigh fat using safe RF technology to destroy the fat cells.
During treatment, you may feel a mild to moderate warmth in the targeted area, similar to a heating pad but there should be little to no discomfort. The electromagnetic energy used by Vanquish travels more effectively through well-hydrated tissue, such as skin and muscle. For this reason, Dr. Khorenian recommends you drink plenty of water the day before, the day of, and the day after treatment in order to maximize your results. Following the procedure, the damaged fat cells will gradually be removed from your body through natural processes. Staying well-hydrated assists the body in metabolizing and removing the destroyed fat cells.
The procedure takes 45 minutes, you can return to work immediately without interrupting your personal or professional lifestyle. We recommend a minimum of 4 weekly treatments to enjoy the maximum benefits.
~ Laser Removal of facial blood vessels and brown spots
The Varilite laser has the dual capability to remove unwanted facial broken blood vessels, dark sun spots, tags and warty keratoses. It does not require anesthesia and does not cause bruising. All treatment sites recover within a week and can be covered with make up. One to two treatments are usually required.