Laser Services Dallas
Many lasers exist on the cosmetic market that range from minimal downtime to a week or slightly more than a week. These lasers are also constantly evolving, and Dr. Lam’s goal is to offer proven yet state-of-the-art technology for every patient that is customized to his or her skin type, recovery time allowance, and budget. With a consultation with Dr. Lam he can offer you short downtime procedures to rejuvenate the face (like the so-called ‘lunchtime facelift’ peel with his erbium laser) to longer recovery procedures that can provide greater levels of rejuvenation (like with his fractionated carbon dioxide laser or Sciton Contour TRL). At times he will combine these methods of skin rejuvenation with skin tightening procedures for optimal effect. Today, advanced fractionated and radiofrequency methods can be applied not only to the face but also to the neck, chest, and hands for a balanced and total rejuvenation. Dr. Lam may also guide you on appropriate skin creams as a regimen before, after, or in lieu of laser treatments. A consultation with Dr. Lam will help you decide what would be your optimal solution that is right for you.
Laser: Contour TRL
Recovery: 1-4 Days (with Oxygenetix Makeup)
Results: Significant improvement in texture, tone, and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth
Description: This is one of the most powerful erbium lasers out there with scalable downtimes from the “Micro Laser Peel” of 1-3 days to what Dr. Lam considers the gold standard today, especially for areas hard to treat like the area around the mouth with a downtime of about 3 to 4 days (if makeup is applied). Typically, the downtime is only a few days because Dr. Lam advocates using Oxygenetix makeup that truly shortens the recovery time. There is a day to four days of mild swelling and redness that may or may not be entirely coverable with makeup. After that time makeup camouflage can truly help get one back to social-professional contact very fast.
Laser: Cortex Dual
Recovery: 4 Days
Results: Moderate to Significant improvement in texture, tone, and wrinkles around the eyes, less so around the mouth
Description: This laser combines both fractionated carbon dioxide and erbium. It is very good to manage the quality of skin but requires a few days of downtime as well. Typically, there are 3 to 4 days of moderate swelling that will improve rapidly. Using Oxygenetix makeup will help speed the healing and cover the skin to be more socially acceptable in most patients in less than a week.
Laser: Gemini Mini
Recovery: 0-1 Day
Results: Improvement in pores, minimal texture, rosacea, and some mild pigmentary issues
Description: This dual-headed laser is similar to an IPL treatment but more effective and less uncomfortable. Many patients have no downtime at all, being able to be at dinner that night with no swelling. Some patients with more significant facial rosacea may have some mild swelling for a day but in many cases are socially acceptable the following day. This laser may be good to be done every 6 to 8 weeks to help manage mild pigment, pores, and textures in place of an IPL.