The skin is the most accessible organ of the human body and is particularly well suited to treatment with lasers. The explosion of cosmetic laser skin surgery during the-1990s gave rise to procedures not imagined even ten years earlier. Now, with so many dermatologists, medical spas and cosmetic surgeons in the Los Angeles area offering so many exciting laser skin treatments, your challenge is to determine if you are a candidate for this state-of-the art cosmetic laser skin surgery, or to find the best med spa or the top cosmetic surgeon for the procedure. Don’t forget, cosmetic means not only to beautify, but also to correct physical defects.
LASER RESURFACING FOR A YOUNGER FACE
The following is a brief description of the skin treatment procedures offered by Dr. Raffi Dishakjian, the cosmetic surgeon at Nu Vela Laser Medical Spa, using the state-of-the-art laser and light system housed by the center. For detailed information about a procedure, please go the relevant page of our website.
Titan light therapy for sagging facial skin
Skin Tightening using the Titan light procedure is used to improve skin tone and leave the face or targeted areas of the body younger, fresher and tighter looking. The process uses a safe, non-invasive infrared light to heat the deep dermis to promote new collagen growth. The gradual process allows the patient’s skin tone to improve over a period of three to six months. More about Titan light therapy.
SkinTyte therapy for loose body skin
SkinTyte works on principles similar to that of Titan; the difference mainly lies in its larger hand-piece size which provides a larger contact surface with the skin. This machine is suitable when large skin surfaces are targeted; whereas Titan is more suitable for smaller areas requiring more precision. More about SkinTyte applications at our medical spa.
TITAN LIGHT THERAPY FOR SKIN LAXITY
IPL sun spot and age spot removal
Sun spots, age spots or liver spots appear on the skin due to long-term exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. They usually appear as flat, brown discolorations on the skin in areas that are exposed the most to the sun, such as the face, hands and arms. Although the spots are usually harmless, they can detract from the skin’s appearance, making people look older. Dr. Dishakjian uses the IPL technology to reduce sun and age spots not only on the face, but other areas of the body, such as the chest, hands, and shoulders. More about sun and age spots removal at our Los Angeles medical spa.
SUN AND AGE SPOTS TREATED BY IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION
IPL photo rejuvenation for smoother, even-toned skin
Photo rejuvenation with BBL™ (420 nm to 1400 nm) or IPL photofacial is a safe, painless procdure that requires no significant recovery time. This treatment reduces pore size and wrinkles, and provides the patient with smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin with an even tone. While typically performed on the face, photo rejuvenation can also treat the neck, chest and hands. More about IPL photofacials at our Los Angeles medical spa.
IPL PHOTOFACIAL TREATMENT
Laser skin resurfacing for wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation
Sometimes referred to as a “laser peel,” uses the Erbium:YAG laser to vaporize the outer layers of skin revealing healthier looking skin beneath. Laser skin resurfacing is commonly used to treat wrinkles, creases, scars, sun damage, age spots and uneven pigmentation. Laser skin resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in specific regions. Results are excellent but healing requires a few weeks. More about the laser skin resurfacing procedure offered by our Los Angeles Laser med spa.
LASER PEEL FOR WRINKLE REDUCTION
Fractional laser resurfacing for scars, wrinkles, and creases
Several treatments with this procedure render the same results as full field laser resurfacing. The procedure employs the Erbium:YAG laser to remove only a controlled fraction of the skin, and as a result healing of the treated areas needs only two or three days. It is for this reason that the procedure is sometimes referred to as weekend laser resurfacing. Fractional laser resurfacing is an excellent technique to reduce wrinkles, creases, scars, sun damage, age spots and uneven pigmentation. More about fractional laser resurfacing.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal works by destroying hair that is in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter the active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in the target area. More about laser hair removal at our medical spa.
Acne and acne scar laser and light treatments
Acne is a condition caused by skin cells that do not shed properly and plug pores, causing oil and bacteria to be trapped inside. As oil and bacteria accumulate, the skin becomes inflamed and swells outward forming whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and may end up with scars. Nu Vela provides a variety of effective laser and light acne treatment and acne scars laser removal options.
LASER RESURFACING FOR ACNE TREATMENT
Rosacea IPL treatment
Rosacea is an inflammatory condition characterized by episodic flushing of the facial skin, often lasting for several hours. Rosacea gets worse after spicy foods, drinking alcohol, or overheating. At Nu Vela, Dr. Dishakjian uses IPL to significantly reduce the skin redness associated with this condition.
LASER ROSACEA TREATMENT
Couperose IPL treatment
Couprose is characterized by the visible presence of capillaries, bright red in color, winding delicately through the tissues around the nose, on the chin and the cheeks. Couperose is treated in the same manner as rosacea; namely, with IPL.
Spider veins laser and light treatment
Spider veins are “star” shaped veins with numerous radiating lines reminiscent of a spider’s web. Spider veins are most commonly found on the legs, but may occur around the cheeks, nose and lower face area. While leg spider veins are best treated with needle injections, known as Sclerotherapy, light-based systems are safer for the treatment of facial spider veins. More about facial spider veins laser removal.
FACIAL SPIDER VEIN LASER TREATMENT
Reticular facial veins laser treatment
Laser is a safe and effective treatment for facial reticular veins. Facial reticular veins appear greenish blue in color and can be 2-3 mm in diameter. They are often seen on the temple and along the cheekbone under the eye in patients with genetic predisposition or after facial cosmetic surgery. Most patients respond to one laser treatment and experience no significant side effects other than tolerable pain during the procedure. More about reticular vein laser treatment.
FACIAL RETICULAR VEIN LASER TREATMENT
Lasers used in cosmetic surgery emit electromagnetic radiation in the visible and infrared portion of light spectrum, which are known to be non-ionizing in character. These beams are safe even for pregnant women. Ionizing radiation, like x-rays, on the other hand, not only causes irrevocable damage to normal cells, and sometimes cancer, but it also compromises the immune system and damages chromosomes even at extremely low dosages.
Burns, scarring and skin discoloration are some of the most common complications experienced by patients who have cosmetic laser skin surgery by an unqualified physician or practitioner. Be sure to wear eye protection, and ask about cooling the skin during laser skin treatments.
Even when the correct laser instrument is chosen for a given treatment, there is a risk of temporary effects, including immediate pain, reddening of the skin, bruising and swelling. In some cases, there may be lightening or darkening of the skin.
While cosmetic laser skin treatment is perceived as easy, this is surgery and with it comes inherent risks and complications. Accordingly, it is very important that patients do their homework and consider a doctor’s training and credentials before they decide if a particular medical spa or a cosmetic surgery center is the right choice for them. It is also advisable to ask the physician if he or she will personally perform the procedure. Dr. Dishakjian, the Center’s medical director, a cosmetic surgeon highly trained in laser skin procedures, has performed thousands of successful procedures, and continues to personally perform all cosmetic laser procedures.
We are located in Porter Ranch, near Northridge, Chatsworth, and Granada Hills in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles. You may reach our center by clicking the “Contact” button, or by calling 818-832-4500. The receptionist of Nu Vela Laser Medical Spa will be delighted to assist you with any enquiries regarding cost of a laser skin procedure, laser vein treatment, additional information, or scheduling a consultation session with Dr. Dishakjian, the cosmetic surgeon at our medical spa. Consultations with the doctor are free with the purchase of any service. We charge a nominal refundable consultation fee for the first office visit only. This fee is fully credited towards a subsequently purchased service.
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