Discoloration and Redness Reduction

A clear skin complexion is what you were born with. 

But years of sun accumulation has created brown spots and broken red capillaries. Thankfully, returning to this youthful look is easy with today’s skin care technology.  Rosacea and Melasma are skin conditions that create unwanted discoloration.  Although rosacea and melasma cannot be 100% cleared from the skin, there are many options available to help keep their affects at bay. Below are the treatments we will use to get your skin back to a porcelain glow!


Photofacial

This intense-pulsed light (IPL) treatment delivers high energy levels to eliminate brown spots, sun damage, broken vessels, and rosacea for a more overall even skin tone.

Price per treatment:
Face $295
Neck $150
Decollete $250

Frequently Asked Questions about Photofacials

What is a photofacial?
Photofacial is a quick, 30-minute cosmetic treatment using intense pulsed light (IPL) - also referred to as optimized pulsed light - to improve the skin tone by lightening brown spots and diffusing redness or broken capillaries.

How does it work?
A broad spectrum of light is scanned over the full face, targeting red and brown pigment.  These targets absorb the light which is then converted to heat. The heat essentially lifts brown spots to the surface causing them to crust and flake off revealing a more even complexion. Blood vessels coagulate and are reabsorbed by the body, causing them to fade from view.

Does it hurt?
Some patients liken the sensation to a rubber band snap.  At Denver Laser Solutions, we recommend coming in a little early before your appointment. Then we can apply prescription-strength numbing cream to make the treatment more comfortable.  Even though protective goggles are worn during the procedure, some clients can still see a bright flash of light. Usually they are more surprised by the flash than the actual sensation itself.

What can I expect after treatment?
You may experience a feeling of redness, akin to a mild sunburn, which may last for a few hours.  If we are treating a majority of blood vessels, you may also experience minor swelling. Particularly in the cheeks and under the eyes. Over time, the pigmented sun spots will darken and start to crust over like cracked pepper or coffee grounds.  These will eventually flake off in seven to ten days.  Blood vessels may seem more visible immediately after treatment but they too will begin to fade from view.

How many treatments will I need?
One treatment is effective at removing years of sun accumulation but a series of three to six treatments will be needed to see maximum results.

How long will results last?
Photofacials can bring about dramatic results to the skin. But having a good skin care regimen and wearing sunscreen every day will ensure you get the most out of your investment. Your aesthetician will go over proper use of skin care products during your visit.


IPL Sun Spot Reduction

The days of baby oil and sun reflectors are long gone, but the unsightly sun spots remain. Reclaim your youthful skin with fast and easy sun spot reduction treatments. Our intense-pulsed light hand pieces uses direct contact cooling and covers a large surface area making sun spot reduction treatment fast and comfortable.

Price per treatment:
Neck, $150
Decollete, $250
Lower arms, $150
Lower legs, $300
Shoulders, $250
Individual spot treatment, $99 initial and $4 for each additional spot

Frequently Asked Questions about Sun Spot Reduction

How does sun spot reduction work?

Our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machine targets the pigment in the sun spots, superheating them and causing them to rise up to the surface.  The spots lift up and flake away over the course of 2-4 weeks, leaving your skin looking more youthful and even-toned.

Does it hurt?

Treatment is tolerable and is akin to the sensation of a warm rubber band snap.  Our IPL machine is a water-cooled system, meaning that the handpeice itself acts like an ice pack and cools the skin before, during, and after each pulse, making the treatment quite comfortable.

How long does it last?

Sunscreen compliance is mandatory after treatment, as we will want to make sure to keep your skin looking youthful and even-toned.  Wearing  broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF30 and reapplying every two hours if in direct sunlight will keep your skin looking its best.  Here in Colorado it is difficult to stay completely out of the sun so most of our Denver clientele like to receive a touch-up treatment once a year or so.

What should I expect after treatment?

Immediately after treatment your skin will feel warm and sensitive to the touch, almost akin to a sunburn. This sensation is temporary and usually calms down within a day or so, but the redness may linger for up to a week.  As the pigmentation lifts to the surface, it will appear darker and darker until it forms a crust on the surface of the skin that almost looks like coffee grounds or black pepper.  This flakes away shortly thereafter, leaving your skin looking more even-toned.

How many treatments will I need?

We usually recommend a series of 3-6 treatments.  Results are cumulative, meaning that the spots will improve and get lighter with each treatment.  Remember: it has taken many years for the sun spots to accrue and it will most likely take multiple treatments to get the best results!


Melasma Treatment

Fractional laser skin resurfacing is used to help lighten and improve a skin condition called melasma.  Melasma is discoloration in the dermis characterized by large brown patches most commonly found on the faces of women.  Our non-ablative fractional laser has a wavelength long enough to reach into the dermis to breakup this pigment and eventually fade it from view.   Fractional laser skin resurfacing is used in conjunction with different modalities to achieve the best result.

Price per treatment:
Upper lip $150
Cheeks $250
Forehead $150
Full Face $400

Frequently Asked Questions about Melasma

What is melasma?
Melasma, also known as "pregnancy mask,” is hormonally-induced pigmentation, usually occurring on the face. Melasma can be caused by any type of hormonal inbalance – pregnancy, menopause, birth control, medicines, or vitamins.  Although there is no cure for melasma, this skin condition can be effectively managed.

How does fractional laser help with melasma?
The laser that we use here at Denver Laser Solutions for treating our Denver melasma clients is a fractional non-ablative laser. This laser pushes heat columns into the skin causing tissue disruption.  This stimulates the skin's natural healing process and over time breaks up melasma pigmentation, leaving your skin smooth and more even-toned.  Since we also use this type of laser for other skin conditions like fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring, an added benefit from this treatment is overall improved texture of the skin!

Do I need a consultation?
While not required, we highly recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation.  We prefer to customize the treatment to your individual needs, and we may recommend you start a topical lightener before treatment.

How many treatments will I need?
Typically most patients need a series of three to six treatments to obtain optimal results. Your esthetician will develop a customized treatment plan suited to your specific needs.

Does it hurt?
While treatment is manageable, we recommend using a topical numbing cream to make the treatment more comfortable.  You can purchase prescription numbing cream from us to apply on your own about 45 minutes prior to your appointment or you can come into our office early so that we can apply it for you before treatment.

What should I expect after my treatment?
You will experience some redness and slight swelling in the area which will start to fade several hours after treatment but may last in a mild form for 3-5 days.  A lot of our clients don’t mind this swelling because it pleasantly plumps up those fine lines and wrinkles! However, ice packs are recommended intermittently several hours after treatment along with a topical healing ointment which will be applied for you.

 


Vitamin C Infusion

The infusion of potent anti-oxidants protects and repairs damaged cells while fruit enzymes gently exfoliate.  This detoxification of the skin helps calm reactive skin types, rosacea, and eczema while producing smoother skin texture and a more even tone for a fresh flawless face.

Price per treatment: $80

Frequently Asked Questions about our Vitamin C Infusion

What are the benefits of vitamin C?

Vitamin C plays a huge part in keeping our skin healthy in a variety of ways.  It is essential for collagen synthesis deep within the dermis, as well as neutralizing free radicals from both internal and external stressors. It also helps even out skin tone by slowing down the enzyme that is needed for pigment production!

Will I peel?

Although our vitamin C infusion does contain a blend of fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids, you will not peel from this treatment.  A warm or slight tingling feeling upon application is normal, but will not linger after treatment.

Am I a good candidate?

Our vitamin C infusion is great for all skin types and conditions, even for our Denver clientele with rosacea or reactive skin!


Level I Chemical Peel

Denver Laser Solutions level one chemical peel solution containing lactic and kojic acid is used to aid in the lightening of unwanted pigmentation in the skin.  Level one chemical peels are superficial and may or may not result in actual peeling of the skin.

Price per treatment: $75


Level II Chemical Peel

Denver Laser Solutions level two chemical peel contains a stronger blend of exfoliating agents to correct more advanced pigmentation.

Price per treatment: $90

Frequently Asked Questions about Chemical Peels

What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a treatment that uses naturally derived substances to peel away the top layers of the skin.  This stimulates the skin’s natural healing process to create new healthy, young skin cells.  Chemical peels can help with sun damage, acne, melasma (pregnancy mask), acne scarring, pore size, fine lines and wrinkles.

Are chemical peels safe?
Some people see the word chemical and imagine something unnatural or harsh. But all of the acids that we use are from a natural origin. The word chemical is used to denote that it is not a mechanical form of exfoliation like a scrub or microdermabrasion but that there is a chemical reaction taking place within the skin cells.

Chemical peels are completely safe substances when used properly and for the appropriate skin type.  However it is very important that you protect your skin from our Denver sun to avoid unnecessary risk of sunburn post treatment.

What is the difference between a level I, II, and TCA peel?
There are lots of variables that come into play to determine the strength of a chemical peel.  The ingredient, PH level, how long the chemical peel is left on the skin, how many layers are applied, and whether the peel is lightly applied or vigorously rubbed in all play a role in determining the level of peeling and downtime.

Level I peels have no downtime with zero to minimal flaking, also known as a “lunchtime” peel.  These chemical peels are usually alpha hydroxy acid based which give a lovely glow to the skin and are a great form of exfoliation for skin that feels rough and lackluster. 

Level II peels have a higher percentage active ingredient with mild to moderate skin peeling that usually lasts 2-3 days.  These peels are typically Jesner’s solutions which contain a blend of resorcinol, lactic acid, and salicylic acid.  Best for more corrective and lightening effects compared to a level I peel. 

TCA or trichloracetic acid (level III) peel is a medical-strength peel that has the longest peeling time (usually 3-5 days) but also provides the most correction in one treatment.  TCA peels are perfect for someone trying to correct acne scarring, severe sun damage, or more advanced signs of aging.

How many chemical peels will I need?
Number and frequency of peels are all dependent on your skin care concerns- whether you are trying to correct years of sun damage, fine lines, acne, or even skin that looks dull and lackluster.  Normally we like to use a variety of treatments and modalities, so we highly recommend coming in initially for a facial or consultation so that we can create a customized treatment plan, tailor-fit to your own individual needs.

Does it hurt?
You should expect a slight tingling sensation and warmth during the treatment.  The higher level of the peel the more activity you will be aware of.  Your esthetician will be checking in on your comfort level throughout the treatment by using a scale from 1-10 to gauge the level of activity you feel.

How should I prepare for my treatment?
An at home skin care regime containing the same type of active ingredients found in the chemical peel solution will better prepare your skin for accepting the chemical peel and post treatment healing.  We do however recommend discontinuing prescription topical exfoliators like Retin-A for three days prior to treatment. 

What should I expect after treatment?
Immediately after treatment your skin may feel flushed or warm, this sensation dissipates within a few hours but we recommend avoiding any aerobic exercise, hot showers, saunas and pools with chemicals for 72 hours.  Typically by day two your skin starts to feel rather dry and tight, which is a sign you will start the peeling process.  The peeling process can be mild or more significant depending on the level of the peel and last 2-5 days.  Throughout the healing process you will want to be diligent about sunscreen and avoid excessive exfoliation of the area. By day 7 your skin is fully healed and you can enjoy the benefits of the service!

 


 

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