Enjoy the Results of Non-Ablative Resurfacing in Thousand Oaks
In addition to ablative laser skin resurfacing—which removes layers of skin to prompt rejuvenation—the Pierre Skin Care Institute offers LaseMD in Thousand Oaks for women and men seeking beautiful results from a non-ablative device.
Made by Lutronic, LaseMD features a fractional thulium laser that uses focused light energy to revitalize your skin. Since the laser is nonablative, it requires less downtime than other skin resurfacing options. If you are interested in improving the tone and texture of your skin, as well as treating other skin imperfections, LaseMD resurfacing treatments may be the right option for you.
What Does LaseMD Address?
Aging skin is marked by collagen depletion, so restoring healthy levels of the structural protein is a vital part of any rejuvenation plan. Since skin loosens and wrinkles form as collagen dwindles, it firms up and smooths out as collagen levels increase.
LaseMD resurfacing treatments can be used to improve a wide variety of common aging-related skin concerns, such as fine lines, uneven skin tone and texture, and other effects of time and sun exposure. It also addresses imperfections, including acne scarring and pigmentation irregularities. With variable settings, the device can be programmed to deliver results from subtle to dramatic.
How Does LaseMD Work?
A LaseMD treatment session creates numerous, incredibly tiny microchannels in the skin. Each micro-channel stimulates the natural production of collagen and elastin in the immediate area, which helps to improve the overall health and quality of the skin at a cellular level. The key is the body reacting to the micro-channels as wounds that require healing.
The number of treatments needed in order to achieve optimal results can vary from patient to patient depending on the conditions being treated and individual cosmetic goals. During your first consultation, a member of the Pierre Skin Care Institute team will review your desired outcome, skin type, and primary skin concerns and will help to create a customized treatment plan for you that will help you achieve your optimal results.
What Is Different About LaseMD?
While a similar effect can be achieved by safely and gently removing the outermost layer of skin entirely—as with an ablative treatment or chemical peel—LaseMD lessens the impact of the treatment by leaving “bridges” of healthy, intact tissue between each micro-channel. This way, the healing is about connecting and strengthening the bridges—instead of building everything anew. In this way, LaseMD is very comparable to Fraxel®, which is a fractional laser that addresses tone, texture, and radiance by treating small areas of tissue surrounded by intact skin.
How Is LaseMD Administered?
Pierre Skin Care Institute patients enjoy LaseMD sessions in the Thousand Oaks office, where visits are typically shorter than an hour.
Dr. Peterson Pierre offers topical anesthetics to improve patient comfort throughout the session, with treatment specifics—such as the length of a session and the intensity of the results—depending on each person’s personal goals.
The LaseMD device can be used on the face, neck, and upper chest.
Why Choose Pierre Skin Care Institute for LaseMD in Thousand Oaks?
Every beautifully successful treatment depends on two things: the skill of the provider and the effectiveness of the technology. While individual healing responses and other factors also play a part in the ultimate results of every cosmetic treatment, patients are best served by choosing a trained and experienced dermatologist who offers well-researched, safe, and proven devices. Dr. Peterson Pierre carefully studies any technology he brings to his office, offering only those treatments that meet his strict and rigorous criteria.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
As a Stanford Medical School graduate and dermatologist certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Peterson Pierre ("the Gentle Injector") is a highly respected leader in the industry with a reputation for exceeding patient expectations.
What Happens After a LaseMD Session?
You should see a visible improvement in your skin tone and texture following your first LaseMD skin resurfacing treatment. With each additional treatment session you have, you will experience continued improvement in the overall quality of your skin, as well as reduced pigmentation irregularities, acne scarring, and uneven skin texture.
You may experience mild redness in the treated area in the first few hours following your LaseMD treatment session. Most of our patients do not require extensive downtime after a treatment, but the length of downtime necessary will vary from patient to patient depending on the conditions being treated and the intensity of the treatment. Many of our patients return to their normal routines within a couple days of their visit. A member of our staff will discuss further post-treatment skin care with you following your treatment session to help you to achieve the best results possible.
Can Lasers Do More in Thousand Oaks?
Lasers are versatile devices, offering more dramatic skin resurfacing results as desired, as well as accomplishing laser hair removal. To suit a wide range of goals—in terms of results and downtime—Dr. Pierre also offers Cutera® Excel V and Laser Genesis, as well as Clear + Brilliant. There are also numerous non-laser cosmetic treatments available, including IPL (intense pulsed light), radiofrequency skin tightening, and microneedling.
Call today at (805) 496-9190, send a message online, or click here to schedule an appointment for LaseMD resurfacing in Thousand Oaks at Pierre Skin Care Institute, serving Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, all of Simi Valley, and beyond.