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LaserFACIALSM, Turning Back the Hands of Time.

If you're an active person, chances are you spend more than your fair share of time in the sun. And if you're over thirty, you are more than likely to show signs of premature aging due to sun damage. With laser facial skin treatment, you can now treat acne, sun spots, pigmented lesions and overall skin texture-giving you a more revitalized appearance than you've had in years.

If you are thinking about correcting any or all of the above skin damages, LaserFACIALSM at Silk™ is your ticket to rejuvenation of your face, neck, and chest skin. You deserve the gift of refreshed skin.

The condition known by physicians as photodamage, results in irregular pigmentation (dyschromia), enlarged blood vessels or pores, wrinkle formation and course texture of the skin. More than 80% of the damage on an “aging” face is from photodamage- exposure to the sun. Fair skin is more prone to this, although all skin types will experience sun damage, especially in our tropical Florida climate.

There are several techniques which can help improve these conditions including: chemical peels and laser treatments. The laser treatments can be ablative or non-ablative. Non-ablative laser treatments do not destroy any of the surface layers of the skin, and this is what we chose to offer at Silk™.

Our Apogee Elite laser is capable of being used for this increasingly popular skin rejuvenation treatment. The 1064 nm wavelength laser allows Dr. Astaphan to treat photodamaged skin effectively, painlessly and with no downtime. Imagine…in under 30 minutes you can treat what years of sun damage destroyed! This type of laser treatment gently warms the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen formation. LaserFACIALSSM help in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and it also helps to decrease the size of facial pores. The laser energy causes the enlarged blood vessels on the face to shrink resulting in an improvement of the blotchy appearance. LaserFACIALSSM are useful in treating the blush of Rosacea. With these treatments, sun damage spots of the skin fade and the complexion evens out.

Our Apogee Elite laser is used for both collagen stimulation and complexion enhancement. Usually about five treatments, spaced three to four weeks apart, are necessary to see a satisfactory improvement. By the second treatment, patients may see a difference in texture, pore size and complexion. Each treatment takes about 15 to 25 minutes, and there is no downtime afterwards. LaserFACIALSSM are not limited to the face. At Silk™ we also achieve great results in treating sun damaged skin on the neck and upper chest.

LaserFACIALSSM are becoming increasingly popular because of their high level of client satisfaction and their convenience. At Silk™, we see very gratifying results with our LaserFACIAL™ treatments. They are quick and pain-free, without the inconvenience of downtime associated with ablative laser treatments or some dermal peels. As with all our laser procedures, a quality sun block of SPF 30+ UVA/UVB should be applied before and after as well as between treatments. This new treatment option will allow you to go back to the days when your skin had the radiance of youth.

Facial Skin Treatment
The laser solution for skin damage

Are you a candidate for facial skin treatment?  The answer is "Yes" if your skin shows evidence of chronic exposure to the sun's ultraviolet light.

Physicians call the condition "photodamage," and the most obvious signs are coarsening of skin texture, wrinkling, irregular pigmentation, and enlarged blood vessels and pores.

Facial skin treatment is the visible improvement of sun damaged skin through the use of laser technology to remove enlarged blood vessels and irregular pigmentation, and stimulate the underlying collagen.

How do I know if I have photodamaged skin?
If you are over 30 years old and enjoy an active lifestyle your skin is probably showing signs of damage.

How does laser treatment reduce the signs of photodamage?

Lasers work by focusing a beam of light to a target in the skin such as enlarged blood vessels and irregular pigmentation.  The enlarged vessels and irregularities are removed without scarring or damage to the treated or surrounding area and the underlying collagen is stimulated.

Do lasers work on all skin types?
Today's advanced lasers are capable of treating a wide variety of skin types.

Which other conditions are treatable by lasers?
Elimination of red and brown blemishes, reduction of minor wrinkles, and a general tightening of your skin's collagen.

How many treatments are required?
Typically several treatments are required for full face treatment.  The average treatment takes about 5 to 10 minutes.  Results may become apparent after the first few treatments.

Is the treatment painful?
There may be minor discomfort associated with the treatment.  In most cases no anesthesia is necessary.  Such discomfort can be alleviated by cooling with a cold air system.

How does LaserFacialSM skin treatment differ from CO2 lasers, chemical peels, and dermabrasion?
Unlike CO2 lasers, dermabrasion or chemical peels that remove the outer skin and require significant healing time, the laser gently penetrates the skin without damaging it and destroys the blood vessels and brown pigment that are the cause of the problem.  It also tightens the collagen and minimizes large pores.

What will I look like after laser facial skin treatment?

Results will vary, your skin may appear reddened.  You can expect to return to your normal activities immediately with minimal precautions such as sunscreen.




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