Laser and IPL technology administers carefully controlled amounts of energy into the skin to rejuvenate damaged areas of tissue. Laser skin care is suitable for patients seeking dramatic yet safe changes to uneven skin tone due to prolonged sun exposure or age. Through a series of short treatments, those undesired fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other sources of your skin concerns can be treated with minimally invasive procedures with significantly less down-time.make An Appoinment
There are two major layers in the skin: the outermost epidermis and the lower dermis layer. The subcutaneous and SMS layer reside beneath the dermis layer, and are the sources of fat deposits that help prevent premature sagging. As you age the dermis layer starts to lose collagen, moisture and elastin, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. The latest study shows that the loosening of the SMS layer with age also leads to wrinkles, such as smile lines, frown lines and furrows.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Wrinkle reduction and removal is treated with a multi-faceted approach, with the most important factor being the renewal of collagen. No matter how much loose definition is treated superficially, the underlying problem of a weak collagen matrix is still prevalent. Our laser and IPL regimens aim to tackle a more long-term solution through facial rejuvenation and face lifting procedures.make An Appoinment
Pigmentation & Skin Brightening
Sun exposure, aging and other environmental factors all lead to the onset of unwanted pigmentation, freckles and dark spots. Also known as pigmented lesions, these signs of skin damage are caused by the abnormal amounts of melanin production in the melanocytes that lie in the skin. There are three main types of pigmentation: epidermal, dermal and combination. Epidermal pigmentation only occurs on the outermost or epidermal layers of the skin, while dermal pigmentation is found in the deeper dermal layers. Combination refers to pigmentation in both the outer and inner layers of the skin, such as melasma.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
At Tam & Dr. Kristy Clinic, all three types of pigmentation are taken into consideration before treatment. Laser and IPL technology allows us to target and rid of excessively pigmented cells without damaging the normal colored tissue surrounding it. The procedures generally consist of administering energy into the affected areas to break up the pigmentation and have the body naturally eliminate the unwanted tissue. Although popular remedies such as retinoids and other bleaching agents grant faster results, they are harsh to the skin and only solve the pigmentation at the visible surface layer of the skin. Laser and IPL technology allow for the source of the discoloration within the skin to be remedied through a series of short treatments.make An Appoinment
Pore Reduction & Acne Scar Treatment
The excessive activity of sebaceous glands in our skin follicles cause excess sebum or oil to clog our pores and cause acne conditions. The development of open, visible pores and acne scarring occur when this sebum production is not properly controlled. The maturation of these conditions lead to severe blackheads and deeper acne scarring that visibly seen and felt. Although the formation of indented scarring or enlarged pores can not always be prevented, treating them carries no such doubt.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Tam & Dr. Kristy Clinic clinic provides a variety of options to remedy the damage left behind by excess sebum activity.Common concerns with acne or large pores are redness as well as heated pain. The state of the art technology at Tam & Dr. Kristy Clinic includes the latest lasers, IPL treatments, microdermabrasion and calming care to reduce pain and downtime while elevating effectiveness.make An Appoinment
Now men and women are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past, thanks to CoolGlide® system. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! CoolGlide system deliver 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Because we have multiple laser systems, we can treat men and women of all skin tones safely and effectively. Even patients with a suntan. All laser systems are cleared for permanent hair reduction.
What areas can be treated with CoolGlide systems?
The CoolGlide Laser System can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, areola, and bikini line.
What do CoolGlide laser treatments feel like?
Patients will feel a series of short snaps, somewhat like a rubber band snapping, but no local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required. However, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
How many treatments will I need?
Most areas require 6-9 treatments, but the number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on various factors such as your hairs' thickness, the area treated, and your hairs' growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, but actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Our laser systems work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be re-growth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment, and are not re-growing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
Is it safe?
The beauty of our technology is that it effectively destroys the hair itself without harming the surrounding skin. You may be a little red afterward, but that typically goes away in a matter of hours. As with all medical procedures there is a slight degree of risk, and we will discuss this with you thoroughly when you come in for your consultation.
Can anyone have it done?
No laser or light-based system can treat blonde, white, red or gray hair since there is no melanin in it to absorb the light. With our CoolGlide system people with any other color hair, any skin type and even tanned skin can receive treatment. We will evaluate if you are an appropriate candidate at the time of your consultation.
Why choose our laser systems over other laser hair removal systems?
Our CoolGlide technology is considered the gold standard in the laser industry because of its long history of safety and effectiveness on all skin types. CoolGlide Laser Systems can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies. The CoolGlide system's longer wavelength allows it to be used safely and effectively on patients with light or dark skin as well as tanned skin. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.make An Appoinment
How much does it cost
Costs will vary upon the scope and length of treatment. A written quote can be provided upon professional consultation at one of our clinics.
Dr. Kristy Clinic is committed to providing the highest standard of care and service to our patients. If affordability is an issue, financing options can also be discussed. Feel free to contact us whenever further questions or concerns arise. Our professional staff will be happy to assist you in resolving such matters immediately.