Laser Facial Rejuvenation known famously as “the lunchtime facial” is a big favorite for many women on the go in the Boston area as well as Hollywood Celebrities. This nonablative laser tightens the skin without pain, downtime or injury to the skin. The Candela Laser Facial heats up the deeper core layers of the skin and brings imperfections to the surface to lessen or remove them. Most importantly, it also promotes collagen production.
Depending on your skin, 3-5 treatments are recommended for best results and they are typically spaced a month apart. Our non-ablative laser does not injure the skin’s surface as the ablative CO2 lasers do. The good thing is that there is no downtime, no pain and no need for special facial creams or ointments.
Improving facial skin laxity is a function not only of heat-dependent micro injury, but also of thermally induced collagen contraction. Skin tightening appears to require a greater and deeper heat delivery into the skin versus wrinkle treatments.
Because of the deeper depths of energy absorption within the skin and its underlying structure, not all wrinkle reduction devices can beneﬁt us with skin tightening and lifting. The earliest observations of noninvasive skin tightening and lifting depended on radiofrequency (RF), and this was thought to be the only way to deliver energy through the skin to the collagen substructure. Technologies, many developed here in the Boston area, such as lasers, were mistakenly thought to be incapable of delivering sufficient energies deep enough into the skin.
However, the longer pulsed 1064 nm laser with dynamic cooling has now been shown to give the same tightening, if not even a better response of lifting and tightening of the skin, than even the best radiofrequency-performed procedure, with even less risk of adverse effects than the older radiofrequency-based procedure. The 1064 nm, variable pulsed Nd:YAG laser is a “workhorse” for laser medicine and used widely in the Boston area.
You will enjoy a more even complexion and texture, and appear more youthful. You can have a laser facial at lunch, put makeup on immediately after, and continue on with your day.