IPL vs. Diode Laser Hair Removal: The Difference

In 2013, a study conducted by the British Association of Dermatologists, the authors compared the satisfaction level, safety, and effectiveness of Diode laser (LightSheer™ XC) and of Intense pulsed light (IPL; Ellipse™ Flex PPT) in the reduction and the removal of unwanted underarm hair. There were 30 women who participated in the study.

The tests were performed for 6 sessions within 4 week intervals. Hair counts were conducted and compared at both sides at baseline as well as 6 months after the participants have undergone the last session. The clinicians and the subjects at the end of the test did the final evaluations. Satisfaction was also scored for both types of hair removal methods.

At 6 months, the reduction in the hair counts of those who have undergone the laser hair removal method was considerably greater compared to that of those who used IPL.

In conclusion, the study has found that hair removal for individuals can be done safely and effectively through both diode laser and intense pulsed light. However, as reported by both the clinicians and the subjects, laser is more effective especially in long term follow-up for complete hair removal, and is a more preferred choice among patients and clinicians.

In addition to the benefits of laser hair removal devices that have been mentioned above, there are a number of other elements that make it a better choice for those who want to remove and experience a considerable reduction in unwanted hair:

• PRECISION – Reduction and removal of hair through a laser device can be much more precise; that it can selectively target coarse and dark hairs while ensuring that the surrounding skin will be left undamaged.
• SPEED – Each pulse of a laser only takes a fraction of a second to treat many hairs all at the same time. Laser has the power to treat a targeted area that has the size of a quarter each second. Through laser, hair growing out of smaller areas, such as the upper lip, can be removed in less than one minute. For larger areas including the legs or the back, the entire process will only take about or less than an hour.
• PREDICTABILITY – 90% of patients who have undergone laser hair removal has experienced permanent hair loss after undergoing about 5 sessions.

At CorDerm Advanced Dermatology & Laser Center, patients can expect one of the best and the most comprehensive laser hair removal treatment. This is because our center uses the Gold Standard in Laser Hair Removal – LightSheer™ Diode Laser, performed by our Board-certified Dermatologist.

CELESTIAL INFUSION™ – New Generation IV Glutathione for Super Fast Skin Lightening with Healthy & Youthful Glow

WHAT IS CELESTIAL INFUSION?
It is a newer generation of IV Glutathione with high dose of Glutathione with proprietary Whitening boosters, Vitamins C, E and B complex, Collagen, Placenta, and MT Factor for super fast skin lightening, brightening and youthful glow results in as little as same day of infusion. The MT Factor of Celestial Infusion is clinically proven to lighten melasma, freckles, age spots and other skin pigmentations.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GLUTATHIONE?
Glutathione is a powerful anti-oxidant, and has the following benefits:
* Skin Whitening
* Anti-aging
* Prevent Cancer
* Preserve Memory
* Improvement of Cardiovascular Health
* Enhancement of Physical Stamina

IS HIGH DOSE OF GLUTATHIONE SAFE?
Because it is essential to boosting our immunity, high dose of glutathione is safe and will play a role in helping you avoid infections and other diseases.

WHY IS VITAMIN C NECESSARY FOR WHITENING EFFECT OF GLUTATHIONE?
Studies show that Vitamin C enhances the beneficial effects of glutathione, including its anti-oxidant, anti-aging and skin whitening effects.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN?
Collagen is a protein found in connective tissues throughout your body, including our skin. As we age, our skin’s inner layer loses collagen and as a result, becomes less supple and firm and more vulnerable to damage. Infusion of collagen will make the skin more supple and more young-looking.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B COMPLEX?
Some of the benefits of Vitamin B complex include increased energy, improved or more stable moods, healthier skin, hair and eyes. It also serves as a skin-lightening agent. The vitamins are important for proper nervous system and immune system function.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E?
Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant. Thus, Vitamin E helps improve immunity, preventing diseases like infections and cancer. It helps in the healing process of the skin and scalp through increase circulation. Vitamin E speeds up cell regeneration. This creates an anti-aging effect, which makes the skin look younger.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PLACENTA?
Placenta is touted for its anti-aging benefits since it contains high concentrations of hormones and growth factors (stem cells).

WHAT IS “MT FACTOR?
MT Factor is a proprietary ingredient of Celestial Infusion that blocks melanin formation path induced by ultraviolet rays of the sun, preventing melanin accumulation. Thus, it effectively lightens dark pigmentations including melasma, freckles and age spots.

HOW FAST CAN I SEE THE RESULTS?
Depending on how your body metabolizes the glutathione and other ingredients of Celestial Infusion, you can see results by as little as 1 hour after the infusion.

HOW OFTEN CAN I HAVE THE CELESTIAL INFUSION?
It depends on the amount of skin lightening that you wish to attain, but it can be done every 1 to 4 weeks. Every week treatment for approximately 6 weeks will lighten your skin by as much as 3 to 4 skin tones.

IS THE SKIN LIGHTENING TEMPORARY?
As with other glutathione skin lightening treatments, the effects will fade after 1 month or so if you wouldn’t maintain the treatment or take oral glutathione.

FRACTIONAL LASER WITH GROWTH FACTOR INFUSION – A New and Scientifically-Proven Way to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

Embarrassed about your stretch marks? Tired of applying creams/lotions which offer little help? Fret no more. There’s an exciting new way to get rid of stretch marks, safely and effectively – Fractional Laser with Growth Factor Infusion. Stretch marks are formed because of prolonged pulling of the skin, causing damage to the collagen fibers. This can occur during pregnancy, weight gain, long-term steroid use, etc.

HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK?
Fractional laser penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, removing damaged skin tissues. This laser also creates microdots which allows the growth factor substance to be absorbed easily into the deeper layers of the skin. The combination of the laser and growth factor stimulate collagen and elastin formation, thus resulting in a more youthful skin.

IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Prior to the procedure, we use a numbing cream to diminish discomfort with the laser. Consequently and most of the time, there is little or no pain when the procedure is done.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER TREATMENT?
• Mild to moderate redness
• Sensation resembling sunburn.

HOW MAY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
This depends upon the severity of the problem being treated. Usually, at least 5 treatments spaced 4 weeks or 1 month apart yield an excellent result.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS IN THE PROCEDURE?
Fractional laser is widely regarded as a safe procedure. Because only a fraction of the skin is affected, even deep treatments can be very safe. One of the best ways to reduce the possibility of complications is to follow the after-treatment care instructions and follow-up schedule provided by your Dermatologist. Doing so will help reduce the possibility of infection and ensure proper healing.

CUTERA™ LASER VEIN TREATMENT – Safe and Medically-Proven Way to Treat Unsightly Veins

WHAT IS CUTERA™ LASER VEIN TREATMENT?
The Cutera™ Laser system delivers pulses of light energy, which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel, which is later absorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, just where it should be.

WHAT TYPES OF VEINS CAN BE TREATED?
The Cutera™ Laser can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins (or “telangiectasia”) can be treated quickly without bruising or complications. Spider veins and large blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results. The redness of rosacea is treated easily. Any red pigmented skin spot, such as a cherry hemangioma are easily treated. Knotty and bulging varicose veins are not good candidates.

DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?
Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
Often, patients find that 1 or 2 treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Since individual results vary, ask your dermatologist about your specific condition.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Following the treatment, you may notice the following;
• Some redness or swelling. However redness may fade the next day.
• Skin may be be slightly drier that evening which may require more moisturizing cream.
• The treated blood vessels, in particular on the legs, may appear slightly more obvious or a bit darker for the next week or two.
• There can be isolated superficial bruising which resolves within a week or two on the face, or several weeks on the legs without needing any treatment.

ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON MY ACTIVITY AFTER TREATMENT?
Patients generally resume most normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. To reduce the chance of uneven tanning in the treated area, you should minimize sun exposure and tanning or a week or two after treatments; if you cannot avoid sun exposure, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen for protection.

ONCE TREATED, WILL MY VEINS REAPPEAR?
We cannot treat your predisposition to develop varicose or spider veins, so new veins may reappear in the same area or in other areas within next few years. Usually a touch-up treatment to remove new veins will be needed every 1 to 3 years.

AQUA RADIANCE PEEL: New Generation Microdermabrasion for All Skin Types

WHAT IS AQUA RADIANCE PEEL?

  • It is the newest skin treatment that provides both non- invasive exfoliation and delivery of topical medicines to safely and painlessly cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin.
  • Because of the gentle exfoliation and medicines infused in the skin, optimum results are achieved faster without the complications and discomfort usually associated with invasive procedures.
  • It is unique because it does not use crystals or an abrasive diamond tip that can irritate the skin.

WHAT CONDITIONS DOES AQUA RADIANCE PEEL TREAT?

  • Acne – Aqua Radiance Peel is considered a non-pricking facial
  • Acne scars
  • Dark skin pigmentations
  • Open pores
  • Photodamaged skin
  • Dull, dry skin
  • Fine lines/ Wrinkles
  • Sensitive skin

THERE’S AN AQUA RADIANCE PEEL FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE:

Aqua Radiance AT Peel

  • Uses a solution that deeply cleans and softens the skin, taking out impurities to aid in extraction of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. It assists in removing dead skin cells and provides moisturization, aiding in firming and smoothing the skin.

Aqua Radiance SA Peel

  • Uses a solution is specially formulated for oily and acne- prone skin. The solution aids in exfoliation, taking out dead skin cells, at the same time helps to even out skin tone.

Aqua Radiance AO Peel

  • Uses a solution with anti- oxidants, specially formulated to rejuvenate pigmented, dull, dry and aging skin. Gentle cleansing and exfoliation are done with infusion of anti-oxidants for a brighter, lighter and more youthful glow

FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER THERAPY


IMPORTANT FACTS:
• This treatment can be applied to acne scars, chicken pox and traumatic scarring.
• Fractionation can also be applied for rejuvenation and is also used to treat photoaging, melasma, freckles and wrinkles.
• Fractionated laser can also be combined with IPL for superior results– a treatment known as Fractionated Photo Rejuvenation.
• Fractionated laser treats only a fraction of the skin enabling rapid healing and minimal side effects.
• Healing time can be as quick as 36 to 48 hours.

WHAT IS FRACTIONAL LASER THERAPY?
• Fractional Laser Therapy is a quick and effective laser procedure with little downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN FRACTIONAL LASER THERAPY TREAT?
• Scars such as Acne, Chickenpox, Surgical and Traumatic scars
• Pigmentations such as Melasma, Freckles.
• Aging skin with Wrinkles, Age spots, Photoaged skin

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER TREATMENT?
• Mild to moderate redness
• Sensation resembling sunburn.

WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT RESULTS?
• Effects can be noticed with in a week of treatment. During the subsequent weeks following your treatment, you may notice a general tightening effect. However, the true benefit of Fractional laser is the collagen remodeling that occurs during the 3 to 4 months following your treatment.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS IN THE PROCEDURE?
• Fractional Therapy is widely regarded as a safe procedure. Because only a fraction of the skin is affected, even deep treatments can be very safe. One of the best ways to reduce the possibility of complications is to follow the after-treatment care instructions and follow-up schedule provided by your Dermatologist. Doing so will help reduce the possibility of infection and ensure proper healing.