At River Oaks Gynecology & Aesthetics, we love helping people manage their health and beauty. Our Houston office has several services to help maintain beautiful skin, including laser treatments. Here, we briefly discuss a few and what they can do for you.
CO2RE FRACTIONAL SKIN RESURFACING
Historically, CO2 laser resurfacing has been intensely ablative. It is a treatment that requires anesthesia and downtime. Yes, the skin looks brand new after a full recovery, but the process of getting there can be risky and uncomfortable. The Core CO2 laser device works with a scattered beam of light rather than a single powerful beam. The fractional laser creates a matrix of points on the skin based on specific goals and needs. The Core CO2 laser doesn’t just scatter the light, it offers varying depths of penetration via two different beams. Varying depths enhances the response in problem areas, leading to improved tone and texture.
ELŌS® PLUS SUBLIME™
The Sublime skin rejuvenation treatment is categorized as a laser procedure but uses light energies and bi-polar radiofrequency. Together, these combined energies heat dermal tissue to stimulate an increase in collagen production. With age, the skin gets thinner and looser, causing tell-tale problems like sagging undereye skin and deepening creases around the nose and mouth. The elōs® plus Sublime™ procedure is great for tightening up the skin along the jawline and neck and for smoothing nasolabial folds. Because there is no downtime after this treatment, it is a go-to for people with little time to prepare for a special event.
SUBLATIVE® SKIN REJUVENATION
Another fractional laser procedure, the Sublative treatment is often used to reduce the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles. It can also improve the skin’s tone and tightness through the proliferation of healthy new collagen. This fractional laser treatment is gentle and requires minimal downtime. Patients are ready to go back to work as soon as the day after their procedure. With customizable settings, the Sublative laser treatment can be adjusted to be more intense for enhanced results.
RESURFX™ FRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING
Another powerful laser for fractional resurfacing is the ResurFX device, made by Lumenis. This non-ablative technology is used to improve wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, skin discoloration, and more. A non-ablative laser stimulates collagen production without ablating the epidermis. This means minimal downtime and fantastic results.