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(847) 657-6884

Chicago, IL

Laser Non-Ablative Fractional Skin Resurfacing and Wrinkle Reduction

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After a thorough evaluation, you and Dr. Casas will decide what long term plan suits your lifestyle, time commitment and budget to reverse the signs of aging and to prevent unnecessary signs of aging. A combination of options will be recommended and may include skin care procedures, minimally invasive procedures, surgical and non-surgical procedures or other facial procedures.

The Palomar pulsed light device safely delivers energy to targeted tiny blood vessels (telangiectasias) and pigmented spots (sun damage, age spots, dyschromia) to destroy them. The IPL treatment is called selective photo thermolysis because the handpiece can be placed on your skin to target different chromophores in your skin. This process allows the wavelengths of light to clear tiny blood vessels and pigment spots by forcing the hemoglobin in the tiny vessels and the melanin in the pigmented age spot to absorbthe laser or light energy and heat and damage the spots without damaging the skin. Dark spots get damaged (desquamate_ and scab and fall off in 3 to 7 days. The tiny vessels in the treated area become pale and then the skin returns to normal appearance in 10-14 days. Laser skin treatments help provide good to excellent results with minimal to moderate treatment pain, and only a few days of downtime. These laser treatments can help reduce visible facial vessels, as well as diffuse redness and pigmented spots and thereby improving the look of your skin.

Laser Resurfacing and Laser Wrinkle Reduction

Laser Skin Resurfacing

We offer fractional, non-ablative laser for skin resurfacing and wrinkle reduction. Using the 1540 Fractional Laser, and the Skintel Melanin Reader, patients are provided excellent outcomes with maximum energy and a calibrated system. The Skintel Reader is a revolutionary device that determines the average melanin density of skin prior to treatment.

Dr. Casas believes Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment is a must for anyone at least once! It is an ideal accessory treatment when having any type of facial surgical procedure or as a ‘stand-alone’ procedure to refresh and revitalize! It is effective and FDA -cleared for treating wrinkles, pigmentation and improving skin tone and texture.

Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments uses the most advanced laser technology to target skin imperfections without harming surrounding tissue. Most procedures can be performed in thirty minutes or less with minimal discomfort and excellent long-term results.

Fractional skin resurfacing

Fractional Laser skin resurfacing uses laser energy microbeams on many different skin types to dramatically improve skin. It works on challenging scars, fine lines and ‘rough’ texture to create smoother, healthier, younger looking skin. There is no real downtime or post-procedure skin sloughing with the 1540 Fractional Laser System. Most treatments take one hour and can be repeated in 3 weeks. 1-2 treatments per year are recommended to keep skin looking it’s best!

How Skin Resurfacing Works

Sun Damage/ Pigment

The Palomar pulsed light device safely delivers energy to targeted tiny blood vessels (telangiectasias) and pigmented spots (sun damage, age spots, dyschromia) to destroy them. The IPL treatment is called selective photothermolysis because the hand piece can be placed on your skin to target different chromophores in your skin. This process allows the wavelengths of light to clear tiny blood vessels and pigment spots by forcing the hemoglobin in the tiny vessels and the melanin in the pigmented age spot to absorb the laser or light energy and heat and damage the spots without damaging the skin. Dark spots get damaged (desquamate) and scab and fall off in 3 to 7 days. The tiny vessels in the treated area become pale and then the skin returns to normal appearance in 10-14 days. Laser skin treatments help provide good to excellent results with minimal to moderate treatment pain, and only a few days of downtime. These laser treatments can help reduce visible facial vessels, as well as diffuse redness and pigmented spots and thereby improving the look of your skin.

Using a special Handpiece on the Palomar Icon (MaxG or Y), sun damaged skin can be treated effectively and quickly. Dark spots are cleared and sloughed off in little time. The laser procedure treats sun damage by using an optimized light device to deliver light energy to your skin which is selectively absorbed by the unwanted pigment and then cleared away by your body. It does not harm the surrounding tissue and results are visible in a few simple treatments. A treatment plan will be designed for you based on your individual goals.

Age Spots/Pigment

The Palomar pulsed light device safely delivers energy to targeted tiny blood vessels (telangiectasias) and pigmented spots (sun damage, age spots, dyschromia) to destroy them. The IPL treatment is called selective photothermolysis because the hand piece can be placed on your skin to target different chromophores in your skin. This process allows the wavelengths of light to clear tiny blood vessels and pigment spots by forcing the hemoglobin in the tiny vessels and the melanin in the pigmented age spot to absorb the laser or light energy and heat and damage the spots without damaging the skin. Dark spots get damaged (desquamate) and scab and fall off in 3 to 7 days. The tiny vessels in the treated area become pale and then the skin returns to normal appearance in 10-14 days. Laser skin treatments help provide good to excellent results with minimal to moderate treatment pain, and only a few days of downtime. These laser treatments can help reduce visible facial vessels, as well as diffuse redness and pigmented spots and thereby improving the look of your skin.

Using a special Handpiece on the Palomar Icon, age spots are treated in a few simple treatments. It is a safe and effective non-surgical approach utilizing powerful light-based technology to target unwanted pigment without harming surrounding skin. Skin tone looks younger and more even.

Vessel Clearance

The Palomar IPL treats unwanted broken capillaries and small blood vessels that are in clusters (telangiectasias). Often rosacea commonly found on the face and around the nose can be treated successfully with the Palomar Laser. We work closely with our dermatology colleagues to help your resistant Rosacea breakouts. Treatment is fast, easy and well tolerated with minimal discomfort. Minimal redness may occur, usually lasting 24 hours. Using the principle of photothermolysis (light & heat), the treatment targets different areas of the skin which selectively absorbs the light energy as heat and then yields the desired response. Damaged vessels blanch, and then are absorbed by the body within 10-14 days, removing the appearance of the vessel from the skin. Repeat treatments are often needed.

Using a special Handpiece, reticular and spider veins are easily treated. The MaxG Handpiece has been clinically proven to perform as well or better than single-procedure traditional lasers in treating challenging vascular lesions without pain. Pulses of light target pigment and vessels in your skin without harming the surrounding tissueTreatments can be performed in 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of treatment area and improvement is noticeable right away. Patients can resume normal activities immediately though most experience a mild, sunburn-like sensation which usually lasts between 2 – 24 hours. Ideal for rosacea, spider veins, broken capillaries!

Laser wrinkle reduction

Photo rejuvenation of the face, neck, hands, and legs using the Palomar Laser typically involves lessening the appearance of sun damage, like fine wrinkling of the skin and reducing pigmented age spots. You will often see an immediate improvement in skin tone and texture. It is a safe and effective treatment that helps create a younger, healthier appearance to your skin. This non surgical cosmetic treatment uses gentle pulses of light and offers excellent results for decreasing uneven pigmentation and fine wrinkles. Most patients experience minimal downtime Typically, there is minimal to moderate discomfort during treatment and most people will experience a sunburn-like sensation usually lasting for one to 3 hours after treatment. Depending on the severity of your condition, more than one treatment may be necessary to achieve your best result. Dr. Casas and her team recommend a daily skin care regimen to compliment this light therapy and to control future pigmentation and signs of skin aging. An individualized skincare regimen is essential to maintain a long lasting result. Because the aging process is ongoing and relentless, we will need to work together to create a plan that works for you. Most patients agree that this type of laser therapy (IPL) merely helps to control the aging process. We also find that your face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs are benefited from Palomar laser photo rejuvenation therapy.

Wrinkles are reduced through this powerful technology that breaks down the unwanted lines and facial folds. It is ideal for crows feet, frown lines, smoker’s lines and facial wrinkles. Most people see results in only one treatment. This will address sun spots, age spots, diminish wrinkles and resurface skin, thereby enhancing the vitality and youth of any patient’s look. Skin imperfections on the face and body can make clients look older than they want to appear. Laser skin resurfacing offers an easy way to minimize the appearance of a wide variety of skin imperfections without invasive surgery and with minimal recovery time.

Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments uses the most advanced laser technology to target skin imperfections without harming surrounding tissue.

Treatments are usually 30 minutes or less with minimal discomfort. Typically there is little to no downtime! A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts two to twenty-four (2-24) hours and may be accompanied by some redness. It is recommended to avoid applying cosmetics and lotions to treated areas for 24 hours after treatment and avoid sun exposure. It is important to protect the skin with SPF of 50+ following your laser treatment.

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