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Did You Know…
Just before the laser is fired, a jet of frozen air is sent to the skin to protect the skin from the laser energy and to decrease the pain.
The idea behind the CoolSculpt machine started after doctors noticed that children who sucked on popsicles lost the fat in their cheeks without damage to the skin. It is amazing what can develop from a simple observation.
Neurotoxins are medications developed from the bacteria known as clostridium botulinum. Researchers noticed that people infected with this bacterium had suffered muscle weakness. Dysport and Botox have been developed from this discovery.
The same laser that is used for hair removal, can get rid of toe nail fungus.
In the past some doctors tried to dye the patient hair dark so that more of the laser energy would be absorbed by the hair and thereby the laser would more effectively remove the hair. Unfortunately, it did not work because the dye did not reach the hair follicle.
The word “Cosmetic” is derived from the Greek word “Kosmos” which means “of this world.”
In the 1450s, women would shave their pubic hair to get rid of lice. And then they would have a pubic hair wig made as a replacement.
The light from a hair removal laser passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle. The laser energy is absorbed by the hair follicle and is destroyed. Since people have different skin colors, we need to have lasers with a variety of colors of laser light.
A tan can absorb some of the energy of laser light and prevent the laser light from reaching the hair follicle. Do not get a tan before laser hair removal.

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Which Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment is best for me?

Are you embarrassed by acne scars? Do you go throughout endless tubes of cover up to hide lines and wrinkles or skin texture irregularities? Do you have blotchiness or redness from too much sun exposure? Just uncomfortable with the signs of aging so noticeable on your face?

Toss out the heavy cosmetics and superficial lotions, creams and serums. Book an appointment at Fremont Laser & Skin Care. Major advancements in laser skin resurfacing treatments take care of all the little things that bother you, as well as the big concerns that keep you from feeling your most confident. Laser skin resurfacing used to be painful and harsh, with a significant amount of down time required for recovery. But not anymore. Today, the process is quick with little to no down time needed for recovery.

And laser treatments aren’t just for faces anymore. Laser resurfacing delivers noticeable and beautiful results on your chest, neck, arms and hands, too.

However, there are so many laser treatment options these days, selecting the right laser treatment can be overwhelming. Which one is right for you? This is a great “consultation question” that is best answered by one of our highly-skilled nurses or Dr. William Brown when you schedule a free consultation, but here’s a little information to get you acquainted with which laser resurfacing treatment is best to “erase” your biggest concerns.

Ablative Laser Resurfacing

What does it treat?

Deep wrinkles, the effects of aging, acne and other scarring

This type of laser skin resurfacing by using a CO2 laser to peel away the layers of damaged skin. This procedure is more invasive than non-ablative skin laser resurfacing, so you’ll feel it a little more. It also requires more care post-procedure—but it’s worth it for many patients because the results are significantly noticeable and last for years.

Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing

What does it treat?

Stretch marks, light wrinkles and light lines

Like we said above, non-ablative laser resurfacing is gentler than ablative. Instead removing some of the skin the power of the laser targets the tissue that lies underneath your skin, stimulating a process that will generate new skin. It is less invasive, less painful, and requires less down time, but the results are quite as good as the ablative resurfacing. These results also take a little more time to appear and several sessions may be required.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing

What does it treat?

Wrinkles, lines and pigmentation conditions on the neck, hands, and chest

Fractional laser combines the best of the ablative and non-ablative treatments.  The CO2 laser is still used, but instead of removing the entire surface of the skin, multiple small holes are drilled into the skin.  This stimulates collagen production and skin resurfacing, but there is minimal pain and minimal down time.  This is the best treatment option for most patients.

If you’re considering laser skin resurfacing, call Fremont Laser & Skin Care. We’ll be glad to answer all your questions. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us or contact us here.