Halo Laser, ProFractional Resurfacing, MicroLaserPeel, BBL, IPL, Skin Tightening, Vascular Laser, Nail Fungus Laser
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Halo Hybrid Laser
We are the first in Minnesota to offer Sciton’s Halo Laser, the world’s first hybrid laser to combine non-ablative and ablative resurfacing, which can produce dramatic results. Halo can provide you with the impactful results similar to that of our more aggressive (ablative) treatments, but with totally controllable downtime. This is exciting because you will not be required to spend a long weekend with a red, peeling, face if you want results formerly offered solely by fractional surfacing. In fact, after the
The Halo treatment will be exceptional at diminishing the signs of aging and photo damage. This includes fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. It will also be a standout treatment for those dealing with acne scarring or large pore size.
ProFractional® Laser Resurfacing
Our ProFractional® laser offers dramatic results and quick healing for patients interested in improving:
- Acne scarring
- Sun damaged skin
- Wrinkles – from fine lines to more severe folds and creases
- Overall skin texture
The ProFractional laser is similar to previous fractional devices, but what sets our ProFractional laser apart is the quick healing time and lack of discomfort during treatment. Patients are excited about the ProFractional laser because they see results quickly and recovery time is short. It’s minimally ablative. Through very tiny laser channels, the treatment reaches depths appropriate for correcting acne scars, wrinkles and texture issues. The ProFractional is an ideal choice by itself or paired with other laser treatments (see below “laser combinations” for more information.)
Our effective laser peel, the MicroLaserPeel, can literally take years off of your face. This peel treats skin conditions associated with aging and an active lifestyle. You can see real improvements in just a few days. The MicroLaserPeel is an intra-epidermal laser peel that precisely ablates the outermost layers of the skin.
Arctic Peel™ / Blizzard Laser Peel / Nano Peel
The Arctic Peel, Blizzard Peel and Nano Peels are all similar laser peels. They are slightly less aggressive than the above MicroLaserPeel but a step more advanced than a chemical peel. The Arctic and Blizzard Peels do not remove as many of the outer layers of the epidermal skin. Therefore, this peel does not require the use of a topical anesthetic gel. Rather, these laser peels use very cold air on the skin to achieve adequate anesthesia. The results are a fresher, tighter look to your skin. This is an excellent “jump start” to a good skin care program.
BBL (Broadband Light)
We are proud to offer Sciton’s “Fountain of Youth” Forever Young BBL. BBL treatments can also be referred to as IPL (Intense Pulse Light), Photorejuvenation, PhotoFacial or FotoFacial treatments.
A Stanford University study reports groundbreaking findings that are as close as we’ve come to a true “Fountain of Youth” supported by peer reviewed science. The study provided clinical evidence that our Sciton® BroadBand Light™ (BBL) rejuvenates gene expression to be more like youthful skin. This means that for the first time, we have scientific evidence that, when done at a minimum of once annually, the BroadBand Light does more than just improve the appearance of lax skin and pigmentation on the skin; skin is improved and restored to a more youthful state, at a genetic level.
Forever Young BBL™ treatments are safe, scientifically proven anti-aging treatments. The study was published in the prestigious Journal of Investigative Dermatology and can be referenced at www.foreveryoungbbl.com.
In addition to being an incredible long-term anti-aging treatment, the BBL is also a very effective treatment to lift irregular spots of pigment or discoloration over 10 – 14 days (brown spots, age spots, sun spots). The BBL can also be used to treat acne in some cases.
What conditions can be treated?
- Brown spots
- Age spots
- Red spots
- Redness, flushing
- Rosacea and facial spider veins
- Melasma (pregnancy mask)
- Acne (in some cases)
The treated areas darken immediately following the treatment and then gradually fade over two weeks, yielding younger and fresher looking skin.
There is no downtime associated with a BBL treatment. You can resume normal activities immediately. The BBL can be used safely and effectively on the face, neck, chest and rest of the body.
Laser Peel Combinations:
North Star Peel
The North Star Peel is our most comprehensive laser combination, excellent for patients who are trying to correct multiple skin care issues such as acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and skin texture concerns. The North Star Peel combines a ProFractional laser, MicroLaserPeel and a Broadband Light treatment. Expect 2-4 days of downtime.
West Coast Peel
The West Coast Peel is an effective “one-two” punch against aging skin. The combo involves a ProFractional laser treatment and a MicroLaserPeel which will help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring as well as improve overall skin tone and texture. This laser combination can take years off of aging skin and is a wise choice for the patient who feels their skin looks tired and dull.
South Beach Peel
Pairing a MicroLaserPeel and a Broadband Light, the South Beach Peel laser duo is a wise choice for patients’ whose biggest concern is aging skin due primarily to sun damage. The MicroLaserPeel will help soften wrinkles and fine lines brought on by sun damage and the addition of a Broadband Light will specifically lift pigment brought on by sun damage (i.e. lighten or lift brown spots, freckles and age spots brought on by the sun’s intense rays.)
The ProFractional laser treatment and a Broadband Light treatment are administered back-to-back during this laser peel which significantly improves skin texture, helping to smooth acne scars, fine lines as well as sun damage in the form of age spots, sun spots, redness, freckles and other forms of unwanted pigment caused by environmental factors.
St. Bart’s Photorejuvenation Treatment
Our St. Bart’s Photorejuvenation treatment is a combination modality that maximizes the effects of research-proven light treatments to improve texture, tone, fine lines, skin laxity and overall appearance of your skin. This series of treatments is offered by top cosmetic physicians across the country and is now being performed right here by our physicians. St. Bart’s Photorejuvenation is comfortable and has absolutely zero associated downtime- you can put makeup on and continue with your day immediately afterwards. You will notice rapid results and your skin will continue to improve for weeks following your treatments. Your family and friends will marvel at how fantastic your skin looks!
Vascular Laser Treatments
Our vascular laser treatments, using the Sciton Profile laser, can eliminate or improve the appearance of unsightly veins, telangiectasia, rosacea & redness. All skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and legs.
What conditions can be treated?
- Facial veins
- Spider veins
- Broken capillaries
There is virtually no downtime and you may resume moderate activity immediately. You may experience erythema (redness) which may last several days.
SkinTyte™ Skin Tightening
We use a pulsed infrared light source to heat deep dermal tissue, while sparing the epidermis through continuous cooling. The result is collagen stimulation that leads to younger looking and tighter skin. There is minimal discomfort and minimal redness. In some cases, tighter skin can be seen after just one treatment, although a package of 3 to 4 treatments is recommended for best results. This procedure is ideal when packaged with a 30-second GentleWaves photomodulation treatment.
PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) Advanced Acne Treatment
If you are leery of taking an aggressive oral acne medication, we urge you to consider our PhotoDynamic Advanced Acne Treatment. This treatment uses a topical solution of Levulan, or aminolevulinic acid (ALA) to pre-treat the skin. ALA is a “natural” product found in all humans throughout the body. It is a precursor for hemoglobin synthesis. After the Levulan/ALA is applied, a light source is then used to destroy the acne bacteria. This treatment will also reduce oil glands and sebaceous hyperplasia.
Some patients will experience itching when the solution is first applied, but this sensation is resolved within several minutes. Following the treatment, patients will likely see redness and peeling for a period of 2 to 7 days. It is extremely important that for the first 18 hours after treatment patients avoid sunlight, very bright light and heat. The number of treatments a patient requires can vary, however at least 3 treatments are recommended over a course of 4 to 8 weeks.
ThermaScan Laser Treatment (1319 for Acne)
Our ThermaScan treatment treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and active acne with no downtime. The ThermaScan is designed for collagen remodeling (i.e. reducing wrinkles and improving acne scarring) and heating the acne cysts to improve acne.
Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus
Finally, a treatment that can successfully eliminate embarrassing nail fungus! Our laser treatment works by gently delivering laser energy through the nail targeting where the fungus flourishes. The laser destroys or vaporizes the fungus, leaving behind no damage to the nail or surrounding skin. The treatment is tolerable and requires no downtime. Patients treated will see results as their infected nail(s) begin to grow. A new, clearer nail will begin to replace the damaged nail and results can be seen over the six months that this nail regeneration process takes place.
GentleWaves LED Photomodulation
We have placed it under the heading of “Laser Treatments,” yet GentleWaves LED Photomodulation is not technically a laser procedure. However, it’s important to note that Photomodulation can be quite effective in improving pore size and skin tone with no downtime.
LED Photomodulation is the interaction of light delivered through Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to activate cells causing them to produce collagen or multiply. The main benefit is a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, brown spots, scars and the amount of redness. In addition, the treatments are pain free with no downtime at all. In fact, each GentleWaves treatment takes a mere 30 seconds of time and patients return to normal activities immediately following their treatment. A package of 8 to 10 treatments are traditionally required to achieve maximum results.
Forever Bare Pain-Free Laser Hair Removal
Our Sciton Profile laser selectively targets your hair follicles and heats them with infrared energy. Unlike other processes, our laser beam treats many hairs at once, making treatment of large areas practical and more comfortable. Our laser employs a unique computer-guided scanning system that automates the treatment, ensuring that your skin is rapidly and evenly treated. The computer sets the parameters and places the beam in an optimum pattern for your skin to ensure a safe, fast, effective and gentle treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
You may need to be treated from 5 to 6 times at intervals of 6 to 8 weeks. There are three phases of hair growth – anagen, catagen, and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth phase, anagen, can be successfully treated.
Great news! We have new, lower laser hair removal pricing. Call (952) 920-6545 for a price quote on a particular area.
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