Lakeside Women’s Hospital offers a variety of therapies to help you keep fresh and youthful looking skin. Our program is overseen by Dr. Teresa Folger, M.D and procedures are performed by our medical aesthetician Alicia Jackson. Together our staff works with each patient to provide a balanced treatment plan to patients will experience the desired results.
Pulsed Light Hair Reduction/Laser Hair Removal
How does it work?
The Palomar hair removal hand pieces emit pulses of light into the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles and converted to heat. The heat then loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair. This option for hair removal is fast and convenient. Treatment times of small areas last around 30 minutes and larger areas can last around 1 hour. Unlike waxing the pulsed light is much more convenient for the patient.
What body areas can be treated?
Areas around the eyes cannot be treated. The upper lip, face, neck, underarms, bikini line, legs, chest and back can all be treated.
What should I expect after treatment?
The treated hair will continue to appear for 7-30 days post-treatment. This is not new growth, but treated hairs being expelled from the skin. Typically several treatments will be necessary to achieve permanent hair reduction. Standard is 3-6 treatments. Patients typically schedule these appointments every 4-6 weeks.
Laser scar treatment is appropriate for surgical scars, acne scars, and stretch marks on any area of the body including the face. Laser scar treatment also works on any skin type including very light and very dark skin. Patients are provided numbing cream with all treatments.
What are the benefits?
- Your skin’s collagen and elastin is regenerated
- Promotes skin coagulation
- Stimulates formation of new underlying collagen with continued improvements over time
- Improves complexion, flaws, and texture
- Tightens skin
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients need 3-6 treatment to see optimal results.
How quickly will I recover?
People typically resume their regular activities immediately following the treatment session.
The Photofacial process benefits patients who are seeking to repair areas of sun damage, sun spots and rosacea. The process of photo rejuvenation offers comfortable and effective photo facials for the treatment of sun damage and can make visible improvements in your appearance. This process also works to reduce fine lines, minimize pore size, reduce or eliminate sun damage.
What are the benefits?
- Helps with aging skin
- Rejuvenate your skin
- Helps to even out skin tone
What areas can be treated?
Most areas, except directly around the eyes. The face, neck, chest arms, back and legs can all be treated.
The VI Peel is a medical grade peel that is safe for all skin types. Patients will see results within one week with minimal down time.
What are the Benefits?
- Reduce pore size
- Soften lines and wrinkles
- Stimulate collagen and elastin
- Improve skin tone and clarity