An effective way to treat aesthetic issues and skin problems is with laser treatments. With the advanced Cutera laser at the Premiere Center for Health and Wellness in Cincinnati, OH, we can offer a treatment that has lots of benefits for skin health and aesthetics.
What Are the Benefits of Cutera Laser Treatment?
It Removes Unwanted Hair
Laser hair removal works well on the legs, face, arms, chest, and other body parts. A laser hair removal treatment involves gently delivering energy to the desired location using our laser. As the hair follicles heat up, they become damaged. Damaged follicles can no longer grow hair, so after just a few treatments you’ll see hair gone for good.
The reason it takes a few treatments is that not all hair is in the active growing phase at the time of treatment. The laser energy needs to target actively growing follicles, so having several treatments guarantees we get them all.
It Removes Unwanted, Visible Veins
Veins may twist and become visible as you age. You can minimize these visible veins with laser treatments. During your laser treatment, we will send light beams into the twisted veins, heating them up. This process causes the damaged vein to seal off. The body efficiently sends the blood through nearby veins, and the damaged veins are gently removed from the body by your own lymphatic system.
It Removes Unwanted Skin Problems
Besides removing unwanted hair from the body, we can also diminish wrinkles, scars, and other skin problems. A laser resurfacing treatment can help to correct these issues. We will heat up your target area with a laser during a laser resurfacing treatment. During the heating process, your skin will lose its top layers in a completely painless process. This will result in your body producing new skin cells. This will cause your skin to become tighter and smoother as the new skin cells replace the old ones.
It Will Remove Unwanted Spots
If you spend a lot of time outside, you might develop dark spots and pigmentation issues. The top layers of your skin can be heated to correct these problems. This heat will decrease your pigmentation problems and spots. The laser treatment will improve your skin tone and make your face look healthy and radiant.
About the Cutera Laser Treatment
Arriving for Treatment
You should wear loose clothing to our office and avoid putting makeup on the skin in the area you wish to target. Our laser has a sophisticated cooling system, but we may apply a topical anesthetic to the target area if you are worried about discomfort.
During this process, we will customize our techniques to address the aesthetic issue you are trying to correct. In order to remove damaged veins from your legs, our laser will target energy precisely into weakened blood vessels. We will use our resources to target the hair follicles in your target area if you are trying to get rid of unwanted hair. If skin pigmentation issues are your concern, we will apply the handheld device to the treatment area. You’ll feel a warming sensation, but no pain.
Once we finish sending laser energy into your target area, you will be able to get up and go on with your normal daily routine for the most part. We do ask that you follow all aftercare instructions. We may tell you, for instance, to keep your skin out of strong sunlight or to avoid long soaks in a hot bath for a few days after treatment.
FAQ About the Cutera Treatments
How Long Does a Treatment Take?
Every type of laser treatment takes a different amount of time, depending on your goals and the size of the treatment area. You may also be affected by the condition of your hair, veins, and other features during your appointment.
You can expect your treatment to take about 30 minutes to complete if you wish to improve one area of your face. Your appointment will probably last about two hours if you wish to have the whole face treated.
Laser Hair Removal
Your appointment will be very short if you want to treat a small area of unwanted hair. A procedure such as removing unwanted hair from your upper lip or underarms may take us about five minutes. You might have to wait 45 minutes to an hour if you are trying to reduce the amount of hair on in a larger area, such as the back or legs.
Other Laser Treatments
The length of time it takes for this type of laser treatment depends on how many sunspots or damaged veins you have. Once you come in for a consultation, we’ll be able to look at your veins and give you a better idea of what kind of time frame will be needed.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
Depending on what kind of laser treatment you receive, you will need to follow specific rules before your appointment. When you talk to us about the treatment you want, we’ll let you know what to expect. If you are considering any of our range of laser treatments, however, you should keep some general guidelines in mind:
Avoid Certain Medications and Supplements
Medicines and supplements can affect your response to laser energy. You may become more sensitive to light if you start taking certain types of antibiotics, for example. It is important for you to let us know what medications, over-the-counter remedies, and prescriptions you are taking so that we can ensure that our laser will work effectively. We will let you know if you need to adjust supplements or medications before receiving laser treatment.
The laser may not work effectively on tanned skin. This means you shouldn’t go to a tanning bed before your treatment. As well as wearing sunblock and wearing long sleeves and hats, you should also protect your skin from the sun by avoiding it as much as possible.
Avoid Certain Hair Removal Treatments
During the week before your Cutera laser appointment, please avoid waxing or tweezing the hair in the area you will be treating. The laser needs to follow the pigmentation of your hair down the shaft in order to reach the follicle. If you remove the hair entirely by plucking or pulling it out, the laser has nothing to target and will be ineffective.
Instead, you can shave, and, in fact, you should shave the day before your treatment. This makes the laser treatment more effective. Having hair that is too long can interfere with treatment, just as having no hair can!
Am I a Good Candidate?
Lasers were once only effective on a narrow range of skin types. We are able to treat people with a wide variety of skin types with our Cutera laser since it has controlled temperature options and other features. Depending on the type of aesthetic problem, the wavelength of our laser power can also be adjusted, making it customizable in a way previous laser treatments never could be.
We treat a wide variety of problems with our laser, so you are likely to be a good candidate. Consider laser treatments, particularly if you have sun damage, unwanted hair, bulging veins, or other aesthetic problems.
Do I Need a Consultation?
We will need to review your medical background and examine the condition of your skin and hair in the area you want to treat before any laser treatments. Our laser treatments might not be suitable for those with serious medical conditions. Furthermore, if you are a smoker, these treatments may not be available for you.
The consultation is a way for us to ensure your safety as well as a way for us to make sure this is the right treatment for you. In some cases, a different treatment might get you better results! We’ll also be able to tell you how many treatments you’ll need and give you more specific instructions about what to do to prepare and make your treatment as effective as possible.
Schedule a Consultation
If you suffer from bulging veins, unwanted hair, or skin problems, you should consider using Cutera laser treatment. By reducing unwanted hair, wrinkles, bulging veins, and other imperfections, these laser treatments can considerably improve your appearance. Get in touch with us at the Premiere Center for Health and Wellness in Cincinnati, OH if you would like to find out if you are a candidate for this innovative and effective treatment!