The word “laser” can be intimidating when considering cosmetic treatments, but laser treatments are actually some of the safest and most effective cosmetic treatments available. They are also generally comfortable when performed by the experienced staff at Florida Skin Center. We welcome men and women from Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, and Lehigh Acres, FL.
What Are Laser Treatments?
Laser treatments are cosmetic treatments that use controlled light energy to deliver rejuvenation benefits to the skin. Laser technology enables us to treat a range of conditions, including discoloration, diseases and skin growths, and signs of aging. We also use laser technology for hair removal. These treatments are effective because they can precisely target the desired areas without harming the surrounding skin.
What Laser Treatments Are Available?
At Florida Skin Center, we use laser technology for a number of treatments, including the following:
How Much Do Laser Treatments Cost?
In order to determine the exact cost of your treatment, we invite guests to schedule an appointment so that we can develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy your cosmetic goals. Once a treatment plan is determined, we will be able to provide a clear breakdown of costs. To make our services accessible to those who need them, we offer flexible financing and payment options. We also accept insurance when applicable.
Vascular Laser (Candela V-beam) Information: What does the Candela V-beam treat?
This laser can be used for the treatment of port wine stains, telangiectasias (broken blood vessels), hemangiomas, acne, stretch marks (striae), brown spots (lentigines), and warts.
How does the Candela V-beam help improve vascular lesions?
The Candela V-beam produces an intense but gentle burst of light that selectively destroys the blood vessels of your spider veins, without damaging the surrounding tissue. After laser treatment the surrounding tissue is left intact. For the treatment of facial spider veins, we generally recommend a total of 3-5 treatments that are a month apart. However, the type of vascular lesion to be treated will determine the number of treatments needed. The red veins respond better than blue veins and the smaller, matting vessels will respond sooner than the vessels up to 1.5mm in size. Port wine stain lesions have more vessels to be treated and may require multiple treatments.
How does the Vbeam help improve the look of scars and stretch marks?
There is no current method or therapy that will completely remove scars or stretch marks. The Vbeam laser can improve the look and feel of most scars and stretch marks. It does this by stimulating collagen production in the deep layers of your skin, and helps to reduce the red/purple color in scarring. Multiple treatments are usually necessary to achieve improvement; the amount of improvement depends on the size and severity of the scar or stretch mark. Most patients notice improvement 4-6 weeks after their first treatment
How does the Vbeam help improve the look of brown spots?
The V-beam laser targets the melanin in the brown spot without damaging surrounding skin, making this one of the safest and most effective ways to eradicate sun spots and discolored brown patches. Spots will likely become darker and may possibly bruise during the healing process. We recommend 1-2 treatments in most cases.
Who is not a candidate for V-beam therapy?
The Candela V-beam is not recommended for patients with darker skin. Because of the increase in skin pigment, the laser will be less effective at targeting the blood vessels of the spider veins or other vascular lesions to be treated. The depth of penetration of the Candela V-beam is limited to vessels about 1.5mm in depth. Therefore, vessels deeper than this may not respond to the therapy. Additionally, blue vessels may not respond as well as red ones.
What to expect?
Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment with this laser. The feeling of a laser pulse has been described as being snapped by a rubber band or a slight stinging sensation. Following laser treatment, the area may continue to sting slightly or feel warm like sunburn. You may also experience mild bruising, discoloration, and/or swelling in the areas treated by the laser for a week. To minimize down time please ask us about our make up to help cover any bruising or discoloration.
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Laser treatments are some of the most advanced cosmetic procedures available, and at Florida Skin Center, we specialize in these treatments to provide our guests with beautiful rejuvenation results. To learn more about these treatments or schedule an appointment, contact us today. We welcome residents of Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, and Cape Coral, FL.