Laser Treatment for Scars, Wrinkles, Striae, and Rejuvenation
At SOMA Skin & Laser we have multiple lasers for skin rejuvenation and the treatment of scars, striae, wrinkles, and red marks. Micro-needling is also used for scar treatment and rejuvenation. Schedule a consultation to determine which treatment is appropriate for your skin.
DEKA SmartXide DOT
The DEKA SmartXide DOT is a CO2 laser and can be used for fractional skin resurfacing. This laser can be used in mild or aggressive modes to treat wrinkles, scars (including acne scars), striae, and pigmentation problems. CO2 laser treatment is the gold standard in scar treatment and rejuvenation. The DEKA SmartXide DOT is similar to other fractional resurfacing lasers that use CO2 as a lasing medium, including the Fraxel RePair laser. Fractional CO2 treatment ablates (vaporizes) small columns of tissue called Microthermal Treatment Zones (MTZs), while leaving the intervening skin uninjured. This allows for faster recovery. DEKA SmartXide DOT CO2 fractional resurfacing can be combined with platelet rich plasma or various growth factor serums, which may provide faster healing and better results.
Candela V-Beam Pulsed Dye Laser
The V-Beam pulsed dye laser is used to treat blood vessels and red scars. It is ideal for red acne scars on light skin, and is also used to treat rosacea, keloids, blood vessels, and warts. The wavelength of light used by the pulsed dye laser is 595 nm. This is absorbed well by hemoglobin in red blood cells, where the energy converts to heat, and subsequently damages the blood vessels and reducing redness and vascularity.
Cynosure RevLite q-switched Nd:YAG Laser
The Revlite q-switched Nd:YAG laser is used to treat wrinkles and scars in a “non-ablative” fashion, meaning it does not wound the skin. After a series of treatments, collagen is stimulated, resulting in an improved appearance of wrinkles and scars. The Cynosure Revlite is also a preferred treatment for freckles and age spots. It is also great for opening of clogged pores and removing comedones. The other primary use of the Revlite laser is tattoo removal.
The GentleMAX laser is two lasers in one. It is an Alexandrite laser with a 755 nm wavelength and an Nd:YAG laser with a 1064 nm wavelength. The 1064 nm setting can be used for “non-ablative” rejuvenation, treating wrinkles and scars and tightening skin, similar to the use of the Revlite. The 755 nm setting can be used to remove seborrheic keratosis and sun spots. It is ideal for lesions that are too thick for the 532 nm wavelength of the Revlite. The GentleMax is also sometimes used to treat vascular lesions, especially those too large or deep for the V-beam pulsed dye laser. The GentleMax is also our laser of choice for laser hair removal.
The Venus Freeze is not a laser. It is a radiofrequency device that delivers deep heat to the tissue, resulting in skin tightening and stimulation of collagen and other dermal elements. It is ideal to tighten loose skin anywhere on the body.
The ProCell system is not a laser. It is a micro-needling or micro-channeling device, used in conjunction with growth factors. Similar to laser, the micro-injury stimulates collagen and other connective tissue regeneration. Growth factors add an additional stimulus to skin repair.