Skin & Laser Treatments
The skin is an organ that forms a protective barrier against germs (and other organisms). Skin also helps maintain a constant body temperature. Human skin is only about 0.07 inches (2 mm) thick. Skin is made up of two layers that cover a third fatty layer. The outer layer is called the epidermis; it is a tough protective layer that contains melanin (which protects against the rays of the sun and gives the skin its color). The second layer (located under the epidermis) is called the dermis; it contains nerve endings, sweat glands, oil glands, and hair follicles. Under these two skin layers is a fatty layer of subcutaneous tissue (the word subcutaneous means "under the skin").

Our skin protects the network of muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and everything else inside our bodies. Our eyelids have the thinnest skin, the soles of our feet the thickest. It helps perceiving stimulants such as touch, heat, cold, pain and regulates body temperature. Factors like pollution, sun rays, stress, irregular food habits, inadequate sleep etc. contributs skin imperfections.
Our skin protects the network of muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and everything else inside our bodies. Our eyelids have the thinnest skin, the soles of our feet the thickest. It helps perceiving stimulants such as touch, heat, cold, pain and regulates body temperature. Factors like pollution, sun rays, stress, irregular food habits, inadequate sleep etc. contributs skin imperfections.
Advantages of Laser over Other Existing Treatments and Procedures
Laser has the following advantages over other skin rejuvenating modalities including Laser Skin Resurfacing, Dermabrasion, and Chemical Peeling:

1. Laser/RF is the only effective treatments for redness or flushing of the face, neck and chest. Other modalities have not proven as effective or risk skin damage and potential     scarring.

2. Substantial visible improvement with no down-time. No bruising, no crusting, no weeping skin means clients can return to work or activities in as little as 30 minutes.

3. Laser treatments, with the proper training, are quick, safe with little risk or scarring unlike other skin rejuvenation modalities.

4. Laser treatments are performed as an office treatment using a topical anesthetic gel.

5. Laser treatments can be performed safely on non-facial skin of the neck, chest, hands, back, arms, abdomen and legs areas where its unsafe and unwise to use harsh     chemicals and some Lasers.

Treatment
1. Reduction in Erythema or redness of the face, neck or chest including the medical condition called Rosacea. A 75%, or higher, reduction can be seen after 5 treatments with the benefits continuing up to 12 months after the treatments. Additional maintenance treatments can extend this period.

2. Flushing (sporadic redness) of the face, neck and chest. Laser remains one of the only effective treatments for this condition that causes embarrassment to many individuals. Flushing occurs with stress or alcohol consumption and can be dramatically reduced 75%, or more, after 5 treatments.

3. Rosacea is a medical condition characterized by a low-grade skin inflammation. The redness may be controlled with medication such as topical or oral antibiotics. Laser reduces the inflammation in the skin and may eliminate the need for medication.

4. Photoaging or Sun Damage is skin that has fine wrinkles, freckling, irregular pigmentation, coarse or rough appearance, large pores and a dull texture. Laser has been shown to visibly reduce these skin characteristics creating skin that is brighter and more youthful in appearance.

5. Pigmentation Problems (Brown Age-Spots, Melasma or Pregnancy-Mask) are characterized by uneven brown skin pigmentation. Other signs of sun-damage may also be present. Laser treatments can significantly reduce this uneven pigmentation, especially when combined with our specific skin-care products.

6. Acne Scarring may be visibly improved with Laser treatments that induce Collagen formation in the dermis.

7. Post-Surgical Scars can be lightened with Laser treatments that specifically target vessels in the forming scar tissue.

8. Stretch Marks that are red or purple in color can be faded using Laser.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Procedure

A solution is applied to the skin which is preferentially taken up by sundamaged or inflamed cells and makes them more sensitive to light. Laser, Laser or other constant light sources may be used to activate the solution and destroy these abnormal cells. May be used for superficial non-melanoma skin cancers, pre-cancers and acne.
Length

The solution is applied for between 1 hour and overnight. Light is applied for up to 20 minutes.
Anaesthetic

Usually cold air.
Recovery

Redness, swelling and crustiness for up to a week for the face, longer for the body – degree depends on the amount of damage to be treated.
Side Effects

Sensitivity to light, especially in first 2 days after treatment. Exaggerated swelling and redness in some cases. Incomplete clearance of sun damage may require further treatment. Intense Pulsed Light Treatments, needs to be determined by someone with experience doing Laser treatments. Laser Treatments should be done at a proper power setting determined before each and every visit for optimum safety, comfort and results.