Essence MediSpa introduces the Lumenis M22.
The M22 is a multi functioning Intense Pulsed Light system that treats many skin problem such as age spots and discoloration (dyschromia, lentigo, liver spots) rosacea and acne. It is the most advance light based treatment system available.
Age Spots and Sun Damaged Skin
Aging has three main factors: genetics, time and environment. While you can’t change what kind of skin you inherit or the number of years on your calendar, Intense Pulsed Light™ (IPL) treatments with the M22 can dramatically improve appearance by removing visible cues like age spots. Protocol varies according to the individual, but on the average, expect 2-6 treatments scheduled at approximately 3-4-week intervals. Age spots darken temporarily after treatment, then slough off in a matter of days, revealing smoother, more even skin tone and a more youthful appearance. At Essence MediSpa we also use instruments called the Lam Probe and the Cryo Probe depending on the lesion type and location. Because we have multiple treatments available we are able to tailor our treatments to your individual skin discoloration.
“..dramatic benefits, comfortable treatments, truly non-ablative, no down time…The IPL procedure has minimal adverse effects, excellent long-term results and a very high measure of patient satisfaction”
Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D., Dermatologic Surgeon, La Jolla, California
Hyper means excess and pigment refers to color, so hyper-pigmentation means excess color in comparison to your normal skin. Discoloration can be light brown to black in appearance. While pigment abnormalities can occur at any age and on any part of the body, they become accelerated in aging due to abnormalities of melanin production. Sun exposure makes the lesions darker. The most common hyper-pigmentation disorders for which people seek treatment are: “liver” spots more commonly called “age spots”, or melasma (dark pigment formed from any hormonal changes induced during pregnancy or contraceptive pills).
Essence MediSpa uses several different treatments to remove discoloration. The M22, the Lam Probe and the Cryo Probe. This way we can tailor our treatments to our patients individual problem, rather than try to use one device to treat everyone.
Erase Broken Capillaries. You know those little red lines that appear around the nose or on your cheeks…and stubbornly resist cover-up? Intense Pulsed Light™ (IPL) treatment can banish them . By delivering broadband light in highly focused pulses, IPL provides pinpoint accuracy to capillary removal that won’t disturb healthy tissue or other blood vessels in the area. Veins disappear. And there’s nothing to show you’ve had anything done, except clearer, younger-looking skin.
Fade Freckles. What might be adorable as a kid often proves less desirable as an adult. Bleaching agents, strong acid peels or ablative lasers were a common approach until treatments such as the M22 Intense Pulsed Light treatment. IPL freckle treatment works without causing allergic reactions, burns or the uneven skin tones often associated with bleaching. And unlike aggressive peels and lasers, it doesn’t damage healthy tissue, cause scarring or require a lengthy recovery. After a few gentle treatments, even the most stubborn freckles simply fade away.
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Removing Skin Growths.
Essence is one of the few practices in New York that offers the Lam Probe and the Cryo Probe. These simple devices can remove, without a scalpel, bleeding or pain, unsightly skin irregularities that traditionally were cut off with a blade or burned off with a hyfrecator, leaving a scar. Easily treated lesions include milia (whiteheads/small cysts,) blackheads (comedones,) fibromas (pigmented or non-pigmented epidermal growths,) broken capillaries, pimples or pustules, blood spots, warts and skin tags that are frequently found on the neck and around the eyes. The Lam Probe works on the principle of liquids being attracted to energy which is released by the various probes. Treatments are very fast and usually quite painless. Small skin tags or blood spots disappear immediately, and hyperpigmented areas such as “liver spots” or “age spots” take only a few seconds. There is minimal discomfort for the client and the healing time is short, from a day or two for skin tags to a few weeks for larger skin abnormalities such as fibromas. Let us briefly examine what these minor skin abnormalities look like:
Fibromas, Skin Tags and Xanthylasma
Fibromas are small growths composed of fibrous tissue that can be flat or raised, dark colored or skin colored. Skin tags are fibromas that are often attached to the skin by a thin stalk. Xanthylasma is fatty deposits or cholesterol that are under the skin, usually around the eyes. These unwanted growths are easily removed without bleeding by the Lam Probe.