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Photo Facial or Photo Rejuvenation

A Photo Facial or Photo Rejuvenation is a cosmetic treatment designed to produce younger and healthier looking skin. As most of us age, we begin to see visible signs of sun damage, time, lifestyle choices, and genetic predisposition appearing on our complexion. This may present as freckles, rosacea, wrinkles, broken capillaries, dark spots, blotchy skin color, redness of the face and neck, large pore size and uneven pigmentation.

Photo Facial or Photo Rejuvenation is a light laser treatment using intense pulsed light or a low laser setting which corrects these conditions while stimulating collagen structure.

Dramatic improvements can be accomplished with little or no “downtime” and minimal or no discomfort. The perfect “lunchtime” treatment! Sunblock and make-up may be applied immediately after the treatment. And little to no preparation is required. Sun exposure must be avoided 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks post treatment. And in most cases the skin actually continues to look better and improve in appearance in the 2 weeks following the treatment as the light continues to work in the cells for 2 weeks. For Optimal results, a series of 5 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart is recommended.

Treatment Packages
1 treatment – Face – $150
Package of 5 Treatments – Face – $700
1 treatment – Face, Neck & Declote – $200
Package of 5 Treatments – Face, Neck & Declote – $900

Am I an ideal candidate to have a Photo Facial?

Anyone who wants to improve their overall skin tone can have a photo facial done.

Specifically, photo facials help reduce the following:

  • Freckles, dark spots, hyperpigmentation
  • Wrinkles
  • Broken capillaries
  • Redness of face, neck and declote
  • Enlarged pore size
  • Blotchiness or uneven pigmentation

What are the benefits of having a Photo Facial?

  • Improves overall appearance of skin tone
  • Tightens and firms treated areas
  • Reduces pore sizes
  • Since photo facials do not take skin off like other treatments do, they work with the inner cells to promote healthy skin and correct deeper issues
  • Can be used in conjunction with other topical treatments

Here at Serenity Medical Health and Beauty Spa in Dawsonville, GA, we take pride in bringing out the beauty within every client. We always recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation with our specialized spa consultants to customize which treatment will be best for you. Regardless of the severity of your individual situation, we have the treatment and product line just for you. Visit us today in Dawsonville, GA!

Give us a call us today at 706-265-6467!

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LightPod Neo Treatments

We are pleased to announce that we are able to treat a wide range of conditions with our unique 1064 yag laser technology. Due to the short pulse time of the LightPod Neo, the risk of burning the skin is reduced without compromising efficacy, as well as reducing the discomfort that is usually associated with laser treatments. This laser uses an air cooling mechanism, so no topical gels, anesthetics or cooling devices are necessary. And all skin types can safely be treated, even the darkest complexions as well as tanned skin.

All of the indications for treatment have also been FDA approved which means they have gone through FDA clinical trials, insuring that the claims made can be substantiated. Several treatments are required for each indication and varies with each condition.

For more information, book your consultation today with one of our licensed laser specialists.

Treatments we provide with the LightPod Neo:

  • Hair Removal on all skin types (hair still must be brown-black)see Permanent Hair Reduction
  • Foliculitis (does irradiate hair in treated area) Generally 2-6 sessions are required, price varies by size of treatment area
  • Omni Facial – removal of facial veins, skin tightening and dark spot removal
    An “all in one” treatment which leaves your skin thoroughly revitalized, healthy and stunningly beautiful! A more aggressive treatment than the Photo facial alone, yet still a no “downtime” procedure. 4 Sessions scheduled 4-6 weeks apart $350 per treatment
  • Photo rejuvenation – collagen stimulation and skin brightening (see photo facial)
  • Acne Treatments – for active acne – full face treatment or affected area, 1-2 week intervals, price varies by treatment area
  • Hyper pigmentation – brown spot removal, more than one treatment may be required, 4-6 weeks intervals, price varies by treatment area
  • Melasma – more than one treatment may be necessary scheduled 3-4 week intervals $150/treatment full face
  • Rosacea – reduce the redness and flushing causes by the vascular lesions under the skin, 3-4 sessions are recommended, 3-4 weeks apart. $150 full face
  • Scar Revision – removal of dark scar pigmentation, 4 or more sessions, 3-4 weeks apart, price varies by treatment area
  • Toenail Fungus – heal unsightly toenail disfiguration in 1-3 treatments, adherence to home protocol between sessions is necessary for successful outcome, price varies by number of toes involved
  • Psoriasis Treatment – reduces vascularization to area which potentially diminishes the lesion, 3 or more treatments at 3-4 week intervals, price varies by treatment area
  • Wart Removal – destruction of the vascular system that feeds the wart, 3-4 treatments at 2 week intervals, price varies by number and size of warts

Precautions
While the LightPod Neo is safe to use on any skin type, there are a few contraindications for laser treatment. If any of the following apply to you, it is best your speak with our professional staff during your consultation for best recommended use to achieve the results you seek.

  • Have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
  • Prone to skin discoloration
  • Pregnancy
  • Tanned skin should wait 2 weeks after last sunexposure for best results
  • Photosensitizing medications such as Accutane, tetracycline or Retin-A should wait several weeks and Accutane 6 months
  • Herperes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatments especially upper lip, so an antiviral is recommended prior to treatment
  • No waxing or plucking of hair for 2 weeks prior to hair removal treatment

Day of treatment

  • Please do not apply anything topically to the skin in treatment area
  • Notify clinician of any medication changes or changes in medical history
  • No direct sun exposure post treatment on day of treatment – thereafter, careful protection with clothing and sunscreen is a must
  • Saunas, hot tubs and sunbathing is not recommended the day of treatment
  • Specific post treatment protocols will be reviewed and dispensed at your appointment
  • Please allow three to four days growth of hair is necessary to achieve adequate clearance on day of treatment

For additional questions, please feel free to contact us today or book an appointment for your complimentary consultation.

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Laser Hair Removal

Is a treatment of the hair follicle with a laser device which targets the pigment in the hair traveling down into “root” of the hair disrupting its ability to grow. Hair grows in 3 groups in 3 cycles – an active growing phase, a transient growing phase and a resting phase. The cycles are 28 days long, and in order to deliver an effective treatment, it must be performed on the hair in the active growing phase. In order to “catch” each group in the active growing phase takes 3 treatments.

As you may have discovered, hair can be tenacious – growing when and where you don’t want it to and not growing where you do want it to! Therefore it takes several treatments to eradicate the hair in the treatment area. At least 6 treatments are necessary for most people, but more may be required. Light brown hair, blonde hair, gray and white hair has usually do not respond to the laser hair removal process.

The FDA approved terminology for Laser Hair Removal is Permanent Hair Reduction with an 80-90% reduction expected. The laser process does weaken the hair that is not completely eradicated and remaining hair tends to be very fine, sparse, and light in color. Any remaining hair can be treated with Electrolysis which will permanently remove hair.
However, with all this said, the results from Laser Hair Removal are very satisfying and freeing.

How to prepare for your treatment?

During your consultation, our Licensed Laser Practitioner will go over with you how to prepare for your treatment ahead of time, but here are a few things you can start doing now to get you started in the right direction.

  • Limit plucking in the treatment areas for at least 6 weeks before treatment
  • Avoid waxing for at least 6 weeks before treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure so that your skin is not sensitive before and after your treatment

What should I expect to pay?

Costs will vary depending on your treatment regimen. Below are additional factors that affect cost that you will want to discuss with your Licensed Laser Practitioner.

  • Size of area being treated
  • The number of treatments recommended for complete results
  • Location of where your procedure is being done

Possible side effects

During the first few days after your treatment, your skin will be sensitive and look like you have a sunburn. Use cold compression and fragrance free moisturizers to help with irritation.

Avoid using makeup on face area if blisters have occurred.

Over the next month, your hair is going to fall out. Make sure you protect your skin using SPF to avoid irritating your treatment areas during this time period. This will also help to prevent possible changes in color where the treatment has been applied.

Though blisters are rare, they can occur for more patients who have a darker complexion.

Potential redness and swelling

During the consultation, your medical history and daily sun exposure will be reviewed as well as any other questions you may have. Often, it is possible to begin treatment the day of the consultation. Recent sun exposure is a contraindication as well as some medications. Schedule your complimentary consultation, we would love to help you here at our medical spa.

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What makes Portrait PSR different from other available treatments?

The ground-breaking science behind Portrait PSR makes it different from other treatments in several important ways. Portrait PSR is the first and only treatment clinically proven to regenerate skin. Its unique thermal energy initiates regeneration deep below the skin’s surface, remodeling the skin’s architecture. This creates dramatic results that improve over time as the new architecture replaces the old.

How does it work?

The innovative Portrait PSR technology transfers thermal energy to the architecture of the skin using a non-contact technique producing controlled, uniform regeneration of the skin.
Portrait’s unique thermal profile stimulates a significant skin response without creating an open wound like ablative procedures. (CO2 laser procedure) The photo damaged dermal layer is thermally modified while the skin surface remains intact to provide protection and speed healing. Clinical studies and ongoing clinical use show results are both dramatic and long lasting leading to high patient satisfaction.

How soon will I see a difference and how long will it last?

You will see results soon after your treatment. However, one of the most striking and unique advantages of the Portrait PSR is that it stimulates a natural process of regeneration, producing results that progressively improve over time. Patients are amazed when they compare their appearances before treatment and twelve months later.

How many treatments will I need?

Your Skincare Professional will recommend an appropriate treatment regime for you. Typically this will vary from 1 to 5 treatments depending upon the desired outcome, your skin condition and the level of improvement you are seeking relative to recovery time.

Who will the Portrait PSR Benefit?

Anyone at any age who is experiencing sun damaged skin, smoke damaged skin, natural aging, or dull lifeless looking skin.

What are the benefits of PSR?

  • Treats full face, perioral and periorbital areas including eyelids (around eyes and mouth)
  • Reduces superficial and deep wrinkles
  • Improves skin tone, texture and elasticity
  • Clinical studies show skin tightening
  • Removes discoloration
  • Treats benign skin lesions/actinic keratoses
  • Effectively treats acne scars
  • No line of demarcation as with CO2 laser treatments

What is the downtime or healing time after the Portrait PSR?

The high energy treatment is a “once and done” treatment, performed in the office with topical anesthetic. The entire procedure takes about 2 hours. It is highly recommended to have someone drive you home. The healing time for this treatment is 7-10 days. It is very important that you clear your schedule and remain at home during this time, out of sunlight (even from windows) and follow the post treatment protocol.

What is the post treatment protocol?

The low energy treatment is delivered in a series of 3-5 treatments depending on the condition that is treated. There will be some redness that may last a day or two. Sun exposure is still out of the question, but you will look fine and need not limit activities out of the house except sporting events. Sunblock will be necessary during the post treatment phase and always to protect your newly regenerated skin.

During a personal consultation, all of your questions will be covered as well as expected outcomes and post treatment protocol.

Packages offered:
One High Energy Treatment and Take Home Skin Care – $2,500
Series 3 Low Energy Treatments – $2,500
Series 5 Lowest Energy Treatments – $3,500

At Serenity Medical Health and Beauty Spa, our Portrait PSR is the perfect for coupling with the Pyruvic Acid Peel Series. The Portrait PSR remodels the skin structure and builds collagen while the Pyruvic Acid Peel builds elastin. “A New You” Package which takes you through the year with a series of Pyruvic Acid Peels Prior to a Portrait PSR treatment:

$3,500 – for package including Post Treatment Skin Care Kit

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