BotoxTreats moderate to severe frown lines between the brows & around the eyes. Available for both men & women.
RadiesseImmediate & long lasting wrinkle correction. Radiesse works w/ your body by stimulating collagen, which increases the effectiveness of the product. Results last a year or longer.
JuvedermAn injectable gel that will smooth out the wrinkles on your face. Juvederm works by plumping skin.
LatisseA precription only treatment that encourages the growth of eye lashes. You can expect to see significant improvement in two months. You will love your longer, thicker, & darker lashes.
ObagiMedical Skin Care products that work on all skin types to treat very specific conditions. Active ingredients & detailed application instructions ensure the results you desire in a precription skin care line.
Sculptra AestheticSculptra Aesthetic is an anti-aging treatment designed for long lasting results. The first injectable wrinkle treatment that can help replace lost collagen.
SothysSetting the standards of professional beauty care for more than 60 years – SOTHYS is renowned for bringing advanced skin care & expertise to consumers
Laser ServicesCutera systems offer both IPL & laser technologies to meet all the needs of our clients. This system can effectively & safely address & treat unwanted hair, skin texture & pigment issues, as well as facial & body vascular concerns.
Laser Hair Removal Faq
How Does the Laser Remove HairThe laser emits a beam of light that is attracted to the pigment or melanin in the hair follicle that is in an active growing cycle. Pre-determined pulse duration & energy settings are directed at & absorbed by the hair follicles, disabling the growth of the follicles, resulting in quick, safe, & effective hair removal.
What Is the Advantage of Using a LaserLasers are precise instruments that can be adjusted to the exact parameters that will specifically disable the hair follicle. The laser uses a wide beam that treats many hairs at once instead of treating hair-by-hair like electrolysis. Because of this, large areas such as your legs, arms, or back can be treated in a short period of time. You will see results that last far longer than tweezing, waxing, shaving, chemical depilation, or other temporary methods.
What Does the Laser Treatment Feel LikeThe treatment does have a slight prickly or stinging sensation. Most of our clients are able to tolerate the treatment without difficulty. However, since every person's level of sensitivity is different & treatment areas may vary, a topical numbing cream is available.
What Happens to the Skin After Laser TreatmentReddening of the skin is the desired reaction. The redness usually subsides within a few minutes to a few hours & returns to normal. Since the laser is not invasive in any way, no bandages are necessary. You are able to re-apply your make-up, return to work, & continue w/ your normal daily activities immediately following treatment.
How Many Laser Treatments Will I NeedIt has been our experience that most of our patients are able to discontinue treatments, knowing they will probably need an occasional touch up, after an average of 5-6 treatments, providing that the recommended treatment schedule is followed. It is also important to understand that results may vary depending on the individual's hair type, stress level & hormone levels, as well as the intake of certain medications. Keep in mind some individuals will require fewer treatments & some will require more treatments depending on the results desired.
Is Laser Hair Removal PermanentThe fda has cleared laser hair removal, regardless of the laser, for "permanent hair reduction" only. Based on our experience we believe that the hair treated will probably not re-grow. Each individual's treatment response may be different because of their hair or skin type. Given that there are between 500 & 1000 follicles per square cm, many of which are dormant at the time of treatment, we have no way of knowing if & when the hair follicle may start growing due to stress levels, certain medications & different hormone levels. What to expect after laser treatment: after your initial treatment, you should enjoy a significant reduction of hair. However, it will take 2-4 weeks for the treated hair to push its way to the surface & fall out. With each treatment, the hair in the active growing phase will be effectively treated. A follow-up appointment is scheduled 4-8 weeks after each treatment. With that in mind, remember the importance of maintaining your follow up appointments.
What if I Have Gray, White, Blonde, Red or Light Fine HairSince the laser is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle, these hair colors may not have enough pigment to be successfully treated w/ the laser. If this applies to you, we may want to test spot the area to see if your hair responds to the laser.
Laser Vascular Therapy Faq
How Does Excel Vein Therapy WorkThe cutera excel systems deliver pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin's surface, where it should be.
How Many Treatments Will I NeedOften, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, & size of the vessels being treated. Since individual results vary, ask your medical professional about your specific condition.
Do the Treatments HurtMost patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Although no local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, many patients opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
What Are the Possible Side EffectsAlthough many patients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening & local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult w/ your medical professional for complete information on the benefits & risks of treatment.
When Will I See ResultsMost patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, your final results may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed w/ the cutera excel.
Laser Genesis Faq
How Does Laser Genesis WorkBy gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin's surface, laser genesis stimulates collagen regrowth. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.
How Many Treatments Will I NeedThe treatment results are often subtle. On average, you may require four to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Every patient's condition & needs vary. For more information about your expected results or the number of treatments necessary, consult your healthcare professional.
What Are the Possible Side EffectsAlthough most patients report few if any side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment. Consult your healthcare professional for complete information about the benefits & risks of treatment.
What Kind of Textural Improvements Can You Expect w/ Laser Genesis Skin TherapyOver the course of four to five treatments, laser genesis can help restore the skin's youthful glow & appearance by smoothing out uneven texture caused by aging, sun damage or scars. You will see a more even, healthy complexion as large pores are reduced in size, & minor imperfections are diminished. The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.
What Is the Limelight FacialThe limelight facial is a new, non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using cutera’s limelight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone & surface imperfections associated w/ aging & photodamage.
What Areas Can Be TreatedThe limelight facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck & décolleté w/ skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.
What Does the Treatment DoBy selecting program a, b or c, your practitioner can customize your limelight facial to your skin type & selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.
What Do Treatments Feel LikeWhen the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
How Long Will the Treatments TakeTreatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.
How Many Treatments Will I NeedOne to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sundamaged skin.
What Happens After the TreatmentImmediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken & your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours & possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.
When Will I See ResultsWithin one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off & fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease & your mottled complexion will improve.
Will the Spots & Redness Reappear Over TimeNew brown spots, telangiectasia & diffuse redness may appear w/ new sun damage; however they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage & the appearance of new spots & diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic & cannot be “cured” w/ any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved.