Laser Skin Rejuvenation

         LASER is an abbreviation for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.  In short, laser is the use of high intensity light energy to target an area of interest, in this case the skin problem.  Medical laser can be used to treat various skin problems, including wrinkle reduction, pore tightening, scar removal, varicose vein removal, inflammation reduction, freckle reduction, melasma reduction, tattoo removal, birthmark removal, hair removal, wart removal, and many other applications.  Laser resurfacing peels away the unwanted epidermis layer of the skin, leaving less visible wrinkles.  Thermal energy from the laser can stimulate contraction of the collagen fiber, smoothing the skin’s texture as well as increasing collagen synthesis, which also helps in reducing pore’s size and rejuvenating the skin.  Our physicians would selectively choose the type of laser and the appropriate energy level to solve each problem specifically.

Soprano Laser

        Soprano is a diode laser designed to inhibit hair growth cycle.  It can also treat Keratosis pilaris, or colloquially “chicken skin”, which is a common follicular condition characterized by the appearance of rough, slightly red, bumps on the skin.  Soprano laser gently heats up the skin, targeting the root of hair follicle.  Repetitive treatment weakens the follicle, causing the hair to fall out.  Usually, hairs in the treated area would naturally fall out within the first week of the laser session.  It is recommended not to pull the hairs by forces.  Continuous sessions of 8 to 12 times would yield a satisfactory result of up to 90% hair loss.

Q-Switch ND:Yag Laser 

         Q-Switch ND:Yag is another type of medical laser which usually is set to release pulses of intense light energy in a very brief period of time.  Different wavelengths are suitable for different applications, including removal and reduction of melasma, freckle, dark spot, or tattoo.  It can also brighten up the upper and lower lip.  Q-Switch ND:Yag laser releases a certain frequency of electromagnetic wave which specifically targets melanin, the black pigment in the dermis layer of the skin.  These pigments are dissipated and eliminated essentially after treatment.  Such skin problems can gradually be managed with continuous treatment sessions.  The number of sessions varies for different skin problem, which may require 5 to 15 sessions.

Fine scan laser

       Fine scan laser is a novel non-abrasive

        Fractional laser which minimally harms the skin.  Energy generated from this type of laser targets into the deep layer of the skin, stimulating growth of new collagen and skin cells.  It is commonly used to treat stretch marks, tighten pores, acne scars, dark spots, and fine lines.  After treatment, the skin may become slightly red for a couple of days, followed by shedding of the skin.  After one or two week post treatment, the skin will become brighter and dark spot may become less visible due to the new skin formation.  Regular session interval is at least one month.