Archive for October 2018

PICO Genesis: Get the benefits of multiple facials and peels in one treatment and no peeling

Men and women of all ages can experience skin discoloration whether due to having an uneven complexion, spending a little too much time in the sun, or the natural process of aging. There are many laser treatments in today’s market that offer to reduce signs of sun damage and other cases of hyperpigmentation. Most of these options result in unwanted side effects that might increase the appearance of pigmented lesions, or even result in certain infections.  Of the treatments offered, there is one that stands above the others.  PICO GenesisTM uses a brand new treatment style to both reduce the sight of benign pigmented lesions and also revitalize the skin.

PICO GenesisTM is an inclusive approach that can be used for people of all skin types and tones. This method uses two highly effective wavelengths of laser energy to deliver short and fast pulses to cause an intense, yet non-thermal disruption to shatter the pigmented lesions on the skin’s surface. After this happens, the laser induced shockwave will then allow for remodeling in order to create a brighter, more uniform complexion. Patients can generally see optimal results in as little as one to two treatments with PICO GenesisTM.

Older variations of lasers that sought to treat hyperpigmentation used thermal lasers. The heat energy from these lasers has the risk of damaging surrounding tissue, rather than solely treating the desired areas. As a result, these lasers could cause redness, swelling, and itching. PICO GenesisTM, on the other hand, allows for a more focused target for the laser because it does not use thermal energy. In addition to the reduced risks to your skin, PICO GenesisTM results in considerably less downtime than other lasers.  Our treatment takes approximately twenty minutes and is virtually pain-free, which allows our patients to bounce back and resume their daily activities right away.

If you suffer from hyperpigmentation and are tired of constantly getting facials or peels that don’t work, we recommend PICO GenesisTM.  Feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our medical providers today to see if you would be a good fit for PICO GenesisTM.


Vaginal Rejuvenation with Juliet

Vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure developed to restore comfort as well as a youthful nature and appearance to the vaginal area.  Over time, vaginal tissue can stretch and lose tone and elasticity as a result of vaginal childbirth, the natural process of aging, and also certain cancer therapies. This change in vaginal tissue often causes other uncomfortable symptoms such as burning, itching, and dryness of the vaginal canal, as well as pain during intercourse.  Looser vaginal tissue can also result in leakage of urine when sneezing, coughing, laughing or exercising.

In addition to improved genital comfort, women might also seek a vaginal rejuvenation treatment in order to enhance their sexual functioning and satisfaction as well as the cosmetic appearance of the vagina and exterior vulvar area.  This procedure can also be performed to enhance a woman’s confidence in her feminine health.  Clearly the desire for improved vaginal health can affect a wide range of women for various reasons, yet it is still an unmet gynecological need in women’s health.

This is where the Juliet® laser treatment comes in.  At our Bloomfield office, we are excited to offer this minimally invasive laser treatment to address a woman’s vaginal needs. The Juliet® uses a small disposable hand piece to deliver two passes of laser energy directly to the area of concern.  The first pass is used to vaporize existing mucosal tissue while stimulating production of collagen and elastin.  The second pass of energy will then remodel the damaged tissue using the newly formed collagen to revitalize the vaginal tissue. This will in turn improve its tone, shape, and flexibility as well as the vascularization of the vaginal canal.

The technology used in Juliet® allows for a concentrated delivery of laser energy so only the targeted area will be treated.  This results in a more effective outcome and higher patient satisfaction with the treatment.   Patients also report a minimal downtime after receiving a treatment. Compared to other laser procedures offered for vaginal rejuvenation, patients can typically see results after just one treatment of the Juliet®.  We recommend you get a second treatment at least four weeks after your initial appointment. After this, it is typically required to get a follow up treatment once every twelve months in order to maintain your results; however this can vary on an individual basis.

If this is something you would be interested in, we suggest you take a look at our website for more information.  Please feel free to set up a complimentary consultation with one of our medical providers today to see if you would be a good fit for the Juliet® laser treatment.