Lasers make it possible to perform high-precision, needle-free and often painless procedures to remove unwanted hair, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, vascular lesions (for example birthmarks, moles, spider and varicose veins) and tattoos. Below is an overview of the laser procedures we offer to give you healthier, younger-looking skin.
Ultherapy™ (Ulthera) is a nonsurgical treatment that can effectively lift and tighten the tissues in the face and neck using ultrasound energy, a new style of treatment known as noninvasive tissue lifting. This advanced procedure targets the deep layers of tissue normally adjusted during a facelift or neck lift, heating them with the system's sound waves and stimulating the production of collagen to achieve a slimmer, more youthful appearance. It can be used to treat sagging skin on the cheeks and neck while leaving the surface of the skin intact.
During the Ultherapy procedure, an applicator will be placed on the skin to allow your doctor to visualize the treatment area, before delivering low-level focused heat to the deep layers of the skin in order to produce noticeable results. There may be some mild discomfort during the procedure, but this is a signal that new collagen production has begun, and most patients are able to tolerate it well.
The Ultherapy procedure takes just 30 to 60 minutes to perform in Dr. Guanche's office, and involves no downtime, minimal side effects and gradual, natural-looking results. Patients will be able to return to work and their regular activities immediately after treatment, although the skin may appear slightly flushed for about an hour. Initial results are visible immediately after the Ultherapy treatment, but true lifting occurs over the next two to three months, as worn collagen is replaced with the stronger collagen produced from this procedure.
In order to achieve their desired results, some patients may need to undergo more than one treatment. Dr. Guanche will develop a customized treatment plan for you based on a thorough evaluation of your skin’s condition and a discussion of your treatment goals. Many patients choose this procedure to correct early signs of aging or to postpone the need for surgery.
"I'm amazed!!! I look like jail bait. Honest, I'm so happy-- thank you so much!!!"
"I'm so pleased with the results from the Ultherapy treatment! I saw an immediate improvement in my neck and jawline and each day I notice subtle definition occurring."
"I did that Ulthera--I went and did it and I really like it! I think I look better. It really works! It really looks good. I think I look super-fantastic right now!"
Photofacial is a non-abrasive and non-invasive rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable technology of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL Photofacials can improve the signs of sun damage, rosacea and brown spots on the face, hands and body. It has also been used to reduce the appearance of mild acne scars, dark circles around the eyes and fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
The IPL Photofacial handpiece is gently pressed to the skin and painless pulses of light are emitted. Usually 4-6 treatment sessions lasting about 20 minutes each will provide you with beautiful results.
There is no recuperation time - with an IPL Photofacial you can return to work or resume your normal activities on the same day. You will notice a gradual, natural-looking improvement in your skin with time. IPL is a safe solution tailor-made to your skin type and condition.
Prices subject to change.
*Non-standard areas will be individually quoted.
Dr. Anna Guanche specializes in combination treatments. One favorite is the VBJ-Vbeam and Jessner's peel. The laser addresses fine lines (nonablative rejuvenation by inducing collagen healing factors) and tiny broken blood vessels that can mar the complexion. The peel addresses surface dullness of the skin, brown spots or melasma. Together the treatments work synergistically to produce beautiful results!
Another favorite is the Restylane®-BOTOX® combo. This is a mini-makeover! The upper face is smoother with a more pleasant and serene appearance, while the youthful volume in the lower face is restored.
Thread lifting of the lower face combined with an eyelid lift is also a popular combination, for more permanent results.
Dr. Anna Guanche has developed the Bella FX protocol to tighten the neck and jawline. This procedure harnesses radiofrequency microneedling technology with specific settings and treatment targets that will tighten the skin on the neck and jawline.
Firmer facial skin and reduced pores are yours! This procedure rejuvenates the skin, stimulates collagen and improves skin tone with minimal to no downtime. Great for rosacea, telangiectasia, acne scarring and unwanted pigmentation.
For more information on BELLA FX™ with SCARLET SRF™, contact Dr. Anna Guanche at Bella Skin Institute.