Laser & IPL Skin Therapies
Laser technology is leading the way for non-invasive rejuvenating treatments like hair removal, vein therapy, skin resurfacing and photo-facials. Since Dr. Stewart Wang is a champion of new innovative technologies that improve our appearance and our lives without surgical intrusion, Wang Plastic Surgery only uses the state-of-the-art Cutera CoolGlide™ XEO Laser to serve the Pasadena and the Inland Empire. At our Southern California plastic surgery offices, laser treatments are designed to remove unwanted hair from any skin type, to remove veins on the face and legs, to reduce age spot, sunspots and pore size, to reduce blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, and to improve skin tone and texture. Laser treatments are even more effective when they are combined with other treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane, Radiesse and collagen injections.
Laser treatments use pulsed light energy to treat various layers or depths of tissue beneath the skin. The ingenuity of the Cutera CoolGlide™ XEO Laser is its ability to adjust the depth of light penetration based on the condition, color and texture of your skin or hair. The CoolGlide™ XEO Laser concentrates pulses of light to heat the targeted areas for treatment while cooling the top layers of skin, which prevents discomfort and damage. To understand your treatment options, request a consultation online or call our office at (888) 360-6688 today.
Since there are so many options for laser therapy, it is important that you discuss all of your goals and desires for laser treatment during your consultation. Dr. Wang will be able to determine the best procedure and treatment combinations to achieve your goals with the superior results his patients have come to expect.
What are the common benefits of laser treatments?
At our cosmetic surgery center, laser technology is used to remove unwanted body hair on all skin types and any skin tone, including tanned skin. Our patients also rely on our laser treatments for photo-facials which tighten and smoothes the skin reducing unwanted lines and wrinkles while promoting collagen production beneath the surface giving the face a younger, firmer appearance. Laser treatments are also used to reduce age spots, sun spots, and many other pigmentation problems. The appearance of veins on your face and legs can also be reduced or removed with a few laser treatments at Wang Plastic Surgery, serving the Inland Empire (Riverside) and San Gabriel Valley (Pasadena).
How are laser treatments performed?
Each type of treatment may vary based on your targeted treatment area, skin tone and texture or hair quality. Typically, the treatment area is shaved; a topical anesthesia is applied, followed by a cooling gel. The hand piece glides over your skin as the light pulse occurs. Additional cooling gel may be applied as needed for your comfort.
How long do laser treatments take?
Laser treatments typically take between 15 and 45 minutes. We can easily accommodate scheduling laser treatment appointments for any busy schedule. Generally, between 2 to 6 treatments are needed for photo-facial, hair removal, and vein or pigmentation removal.
What can I expect after laser treatment?
Most of our patients experience a few hours of redness at the treatment site. The redness is typically gone within 24 hours and normal activities can be resumed the very next day. Wearing sunscreen or avoiding direct sunlight is very important during and after treatment. Dr. Wang will discuss your specific precautionary needs during your consultation at our plastic surgery offices serving Southern California.