At Aloha Laser Vision, we go beyond LASIK and traditional eye care solutions. Our team recognizes the demand for cosmetic skin treatments that enhance the facial appearance, which is why we are pleased to offer a variety of laser treatments to improve both the look and texture of your skin. We are skilled at performing such procedures as skin tightening with Pelleve®, skin resurfacing with the Erbium YAG laser, and fractional skin resurfacing with Cortex™. For details on each of these devices and what they can do for your skin, feel free to browse the information provided below.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss how our laser skin treatments can address your individual concerns, please contact us to set up an appointment.
Erbium YAG Laser
With Erbium YAG laser energy, our team can provide mild to moderate skin resurfacing to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and other skin texture irregularities. The advanced technology delivers laser energy to the inner and outer skin layers, which stimulates collagen and new skin cell production. From this process, you can achieve smoother, firmer, and healthier skin for an overall younger-looking appearance.
Areas that respond well to an Erbium treatment include the face, neck, chest, and hands. Each session typically takes 30 minutes or less, and patients often report feeling a sharp, warm sensation. This is because the heat from the laser energy strategically damages the skin, signaling the body to begin the healing process. Compared to other, more ablative skin treatments, Erbium offers faster healing, minimal discomfort, and less downtime. Soon after treatment, patients typically look like they have a sunburn and should avoid the sun for at least 7 to 10 days. Over the course of several weeks, you can begin to see a healthier, more radiant-looking complexion as your skin continues to heal.
Fractional CO2 Laser
Cortex™ provides fractional skin resurfacing, treating both the outer and inner skin layers. The CO2 laser energy goes deeper into the skin to address more substantial wrinkles for a stronger treatment, while the Erbium laser offers a lighter option for milder problems on the skin’s surface. The Cortex™ device works by producing a pattern of micro laser spots on the skin that stimulate the wound-healing process. Since the surrounding skin remains unharmed, patients often heal faster.
With this technology, patients can benefit from a more personalized treatment. Uneven skin texture, such as from acne scars or sun damage, as well as wrinkles and fine lines can all be improved with Cortex™. A full-facial treatment usually takes less than 45 minutes, and patients often report feeling a sharp, warm feeling and an immediate tightness. A topical anesthetic is used for your comfort.
Following treatment with Cortex™, the skin will gradually begin to peel, revealing new, firmer skin that looks and feels healthier. You may appear to have a sunburn throughout this time, which will fade. Downtime typically lasts anywhere from a few days to a week, based on the extent of your treatment. You should begin to see the positive results from your treatment within the first week.
Pellevé® is a skin firming procedure that is FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without the need for surgery. It is designed to create a refreshed appearance with noticeably firmer and smoother skin. The device works by heating deep skin layers with radiofrequency energy, which does not damage the outer layer of skin. This process causes collagen to contract and tighten, while also stimulating new collagen growth.
Commonly treated areas include forehead lines, folds between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, wrinkles around the mouth, and loose skin around the eyes. As the handpiece is guided over the target areas, you may feel a deep warming sensation. The process typically lasts about 45 minutes to an hour to treat the entire face.
Since Pellevé® is non-invasive, there is minimal discomfort, and you should be able to return to your normal activities right after treatment. It is normal to experience slight swelling and redness for up to 24 hours following your treatment. While you may begin to see changes after only one treatment, most patients require a set of three to four sessions, each spaced 30 days apart, for optimal results. When you come in for your consultation, our skin care professional can recommend the most appropriate number of treatments based on your individuals needs.
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*Individual Results May Vary