Cynosure Laser Treatment

The Elite+ Aesthetic Workstation is built on two clinically proven wavelengths—the 755 nm Alexandrite and 1064 nm Nd:YAG lasers, which allow performance of aesthetic laser treatments with unsurpassed efficacy and client comfort for facials, sun damaged skin, age/sun spot removal, spider vein treatment and hair removal.

Laser technology is one of the leading methods to quickly diminish the look of sun damage on the skin and remove pigmented areas such as sun and or age spots. Using the principle of selective photothermolysis, laser-based treatment targets different molecules in the skin that are responsible for the sun damaged  regions and lesions. The darker regions/lesions selectively absorb the laser or light energy as heat and the damaged pigmented skin and lesions are then toned and cleared by the body.

How Does Laser Treatment Rejuvenate the Skin?

The Cynosure Laser is used for skin rejuvenation on the face, hands, neck and chest. The benefits are mild/moderate skin tightening, reduction in facial lines, and lessening of pigment changes.  Skin Rejuvenation is accomplished through the heat from the laser.  By heating your skin collagen production is increased, which decreases in our skin as we age. Laser skin rejuvenation should be done every 3-4 weeks for 4-6 treatments for the best results.

What are pigmented areas?

Sun spots and other hyper-pigmentation lesions appear on the skin as a darker color. They look like a freckle, but can be larger.  Though commonly found with fair skin types, sun spots can appear on almost any skin tone from repeated sun exposure/damage. Age spots are most commonly found on the face, hands, arms, chest and legs.

How does the Cynosure laser work on pigmented spots?

The wavelengths of laser light reduce sun damage and clear pigmented lesions by targeting melanin. The darker pigmented lesion absorbs the heat from the laser and reacts by turning even darker, almost black. Then, the pigmented areas crust up and flake off. They undergo a mild desquamation and slough off, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin.

Does Cynosure laser treatment hurt?

The Cynosure state of the art laser system contains a tissue surface-cooling device, which continuously blows cold air on the skin surface at the site of the laser pulse. This reduces the pain of the laser pulse, allowing a gentle fast treatment to the pigmented areas.  The feeling of the laser treatment on the skin is often described as a small rubber band pop.

How many treatments does it take to remove sun or age spots?

The frequency of treatments for pigmentation and sun/age spots is between 4-8 weeks to allow the skin to regenerate. The required number of treatments varies with each individual depending on the location of the sites on the body.  Average client treatments are typically 1-3 sessions.

 How to Care for Skin After Laser Treatment

Application of a skin-moistening agent such as Aquaphor, Vaseline, or Aloe should be applied 2-3 times a day until area is healed. This is usually 5-7 days. Restrain from picking or scrubbing area as this may lead to scarring.