Laser Facials & Energy Devices
Laser Facials & Energy Devices
Laser treatments are a powerful way to rejuvenate your skin nonsurgically. These treatments use different types of light energy to remove the outer layers of skin and trigger skin cell renewal, providing transformative results for a wide range of skin concerns.
At Persona™ Med Spa, we offer some of the best laser and energy-based skin rejuvenation treatments to our Houston patients. Our laser facials are customized to suit your personal skincare needs for safe and effective results, no matter your skin type. There's nothing we love more than seeing our clients' faces glow with confidence!
What Is Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment in which we gently apply laser heat to the skin to trigger skin regeneration and collagen production.
The term often refers to treatments that use light energy, e.g., laser or IPL (intense pulsed light). Treating skin this way either vaporizes surface-level skin cells (ablative treatment) or heats the dermal layer to stimulate collagen and elastin production (nonablative treatment). The range of treatments available helps meet different client needs and allows treatment of all skin tones and types.
Laser and energy-based treatments are popular as an alternative to chemical peels thanks to their high precision, efficiency, and versatility. The results can last for many months and even years, and when used alongside other cosmetic treatments, the results can be more dramatic.
What Can Laser Facials & Energy Devices Treat?
These treatments can address an array of skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun-damaged skin
- Skin sagging and laxity
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Acne scarring
- Broken blood vessels
- Enlarged pores
Benefits of Laser & Energy Skin Rejuvenation
Noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments have come a long way in recent years. For the right patient, they can approximate and sometimes even replace the need for invasive approaches that involve more discomfort, extended downtime and scarring.
The benefits of our laser and energy-based skin rejuvenation treatments include:
- Convenient in-office procedures
- Minimal downtime for nonablative treatments
- Striking yet natural results
- Long-lasting effect
- Thigh area
- Upper arms
- Can be used synergistically with other treatments
Laser & Energy Devices at Persona™ Med Spa
At Persona™ Med Spa, our providers have extensive experience performing energy-based treatments using the latest technology. Our treatment options include more aggressive approaches for dramatic improvement as well as gentle options for improving mild to moderate skin concerns with no downtime.
The carbon dioxide (CO2) laser was the original technology used for ablative skin resurfacing. These lasers emit a beam of light energy that is absorbed by the water in the skin. This heats and destroys the dead and damaged cells in the outermost skin layer, allowing new, healthy skin to replace it.
Although many newer lasers have been developed, CO2 technology remains the gold standard in skin resurfacing. The laser can penetrate deep into the skin and remove a larger amount of tissue than other types of lasers, producing dramatic improvements in a single session.
Because these treatments are so powerful, you may be given topical anesthesia and mild sedation for the procedure. Post-treatment, redness, sensitivity and skin peeling are expected, and social downtime is recommended for seven to 10 days. Your skin may take up to two to four weeks to fully heal following a CO2 laser procedure, depending on your choice for a moderate or aggressive treatment.
IPL, also known as a photofacial, is another form of light-based therapy. While often categorized together with laser skin resurfacing, IPL is technically not a laser treatment. Instead of a concentrated laser light beam, IPL devices emit pulses of light of different wavelengths. This allows it to simultaneously treat a wide range of skin concerns and cover larger areas more efficiently.
IPL is a gentler treatment than most lasers, especially the CO2 laser. This makes it a more suitable option for darker skin types and those with sensitive skin. Downtime is minimal, with most patients recovering within two to five days after treatment. The best results are often achieved with a series of treatment sessions.
Morpheus8 combines two minimally-invasive cosmetic technologies into one: fractional radiofrequency (RF) energy and microneedling. This makes it a cutting-edge solution for acne scars, wrinkles and skin sagging.
By combining these two technologies, radiofrequency microneedling can offer more significant and comprehensive results than either treatment alone. Microneedling helps stimulate collagen production to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin, while RF energy helps to tighten and lift the skin. This can lead to more dramatic improvements in your skin concerns and an overall more youthful, rejuvenated look.
CoolSculpting® at Persona™ Med Spa in Houston
CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges of stubborn fat in certain areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. There is minimal to no downtime after the treatment, although some clients may experience temporary discomfort, redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramping, itching, tingling, and numbness. Side effects are temporary and last a few days to a week. Clients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. During a CoolSculpting® treatment, the affected fat cells are eliminated and as long as clients maintain their weight with normal diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable. Typically, CoolSculpting® treatments result in up to 50% reduction of fat in the treated area(s) and create a noticeably contoured difference. If you are interested in a non-surgical fat reduction option, schedule a consultation with Persona’s Beauty Consultant, who will address your area(s) of concern and design an individualized treatment plan to best suit your individual needs.