What are the common concerns addressed in your Medical Spa?

Our Medical Spa provides exceptional solutions and advanced treatments. Find all the information you need below.

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Here are the options available at our Medical Spa for reducing wrinkles and fine lines:

  • Botox injections (The process is not very intrusive and typically does not necessitate any recuperation period.).
  • Dermal fillers (The process may be somewhat intrusive, and it usually takes 1 to 7 days to recover since there may be swelling and bruising.).
  • Sculptra is a minimally invasive procedure involving injections that can stimulate the production of collagen. Following the treatment, one can anticipate swelling and bruising, leading to a downtime period that generally ranges from 1-7 days.
  • CO2, Erbium Yag, and IPL -The process of laser skin resurfacing involves a moderate level of invasiveness and may require up to 10 days of downtime.
  • Hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion are both efficient methods of skin resurfacing that do not require invasive procedures and have minimal downtime.
  • Mild, Medium, and Deep Chemical peels (The duration of recovery time following a peel is determined by how deeply it penetrates the skin and can vary from 2 to 7 days. Peels are classified as non-invasive or moderately invasive depending on their intensity.).

Uneven Skin Tone and Texture

Our Medical Spa provides different options to enhance skin texture and tone, with varying levels of invasiveness.

These include chemical peels, which range from mild to deep and have downtime of 2 to 7 days, depending on the peel depth.

  • Hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion are non-invasive procedures with minimal downtime, lasting typically 1-2 days.
  • Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that can lead to redness and swelling, with downtime of 1-7 days. We offer regular microneedling, which requires 1-2 days of downtime and reaches a depth of 0-2 mm, as well as radiofrequency microneedling, which has downtime of 1-7 days and penetrates from 0.5 mm to 4 mm.
  • Moreover, we provide Erbium YAG laser skin resurfacing, a moderately invasive procedure with downtime lasting from 5 to 10 days, and IPL therapy, a non-invasive treatment with minimal downtime lasting usually 1-2 days.
  • Lastly, CO2 fractional laser therapy is another moderately invasive procedure with downtime lasting typically 5-10 days.

Acne and Acne Scarring

Our Medical Spa provides a variety of treatment options to deal with acne and acne scarring. These options comprise chemical peels, hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion, microneedling, and CO2, Erbium YAG, and IPL Laser skin resurfacing therapy.

  • Chemical peels are categorized as mild, medium, and deep, and the downtime varies depending on the depth of the peel, ranging from 2 to 7 days. Some of them are non-invasive, and others are moderately invasive.
  • Hydrodermabrasion and Microdermabrasion are minimally invasive procedures, and the downtime is usually between 1-2 days.
  • Microneedling is another minimally invasive treatment option that requires 1-7 days downtime due to redness and swelling. We propose regular microneedling, which penetrates 0-2 mm and requires 1-2 days of downtime. Radiofrequency microneedling penetrates from 0.5 mm to 4 mm and necessitates downtime of 1-7 days.
  • CO2, Erbium YAG, and IPL Laser skin resurfacing therapy are moderately invasive fractional laser resurfacing treatments, requiring 5-10 days of downtime. Alternatively, we offer non-invasive IPL therapy with minimal downtime of 1-2 days.

Sun Damage and Hyperpigmentation

Our Medical Spa provides a variety of treatments to help you address hyperpigmentation and sun damage.

  • These treatments include mild, medium, and deep chemical peels that range from non-invasive to moderately invasive. Depending on the depth of the peel, the recovery time for these procedures can vary from 2 to 7 days.
  • We also offer hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion, which are non-invasive treatments requiring minimal downtime that usually lasts 1-2 days.
  • For those who prefer a non-invasive treatment option, we provide IPL therapy, which typically has a minimal downtime of 1-2 days.
  • If you prefer moderately invasive procedures, we offer CO2 Fractional laser therapy, which typically requires a downtime of 5-10 days. Lastly, we have CO2, Erbium YAG, and IPL Laser skin resurfacing options, which are moderately invasive treatments that require downtime ranging from 5 to 10 days.

Loss of Skin Elasticity and Firmness

We provide various treatment options at our Medical Spa that can enhance skin elasticity and firmness.

  • Radiofrequency skin tightening is one of the options available, which is a procedure that is minimally invasive and has little to no downtime.
  • Radiofrequency Microneedling is another option that is minimally invasive but may require some downtime, usually lasting 1-7 days due to swelling and redness.
  • Apart from these, we also offer moderately invasive procedures like CO2, Erbium YAG, and IPL Laser skin tightening, which have a longer downtime of 5 to 10 days. Our range of minimally invasive procedures also includes dermal fillers, which may require some downtime of 1-7 days due to swelling and bruising.
  • Lastly, we offer Sculptra / collagen-stimulating injections, which are minimally invasive treatments that may require some downtime, usually lasting a week due to swelling and bruising.

Unwanted Hair

Our Medical Spa has a Laser Hair Removal service that utilizes the Epilaze laser from Rohrer Aesthetics, which is FDA-approved. The laser treatment includes Alexandrite, 810 nm diode, and ND Yag lasers to provide a complete solution. This non-invasive procedure typically requires only 1-2 days of recovery time.

We do not offer an Electrolysis alternative, unlike Laser Hair Removal. The two procedures differ in their mechanisms, effectiveness, and suitability for different hair and skin types. While both aim to reduce hair growth in the long run, Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved method of permanent hair removal that works for all skin and hair types.

On the other hand, Laser Hair Removal provides long-term hair reduction, but it is not a permanent solution. It is highly effective for larger areas of treatment. The decision between Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal depends on several factors, including personal preferences, skin and hair characteristics, treatment goals, and budget constraints. Although Electrolysis can be more expensive and time-consuming, it is suitable for all hair types.

Volume Loss and Facial Contouring

At our Medical Spa, we provide a range of solutions to address volume loss and enhance facial contouring.

  • One of the options available is dermal fillers, which is a minimally invasive procedure. However, it is possible to experience swelling and bruising after the treatment, which may require a downtime lasting between 1 to 7 days.
  • Another alternative is Sculptra / Collagen-stimulating injections, which is also a minimally invasive treatment. This procedure may also cause some swelling and bruising, leading to a typical downtime of 1 to 7 days.

Rosacea and Redness

We have a variety of treatments available at our Medical Spa to help combat rosacea and redness.

  • These treatments include IPL therapy, which is a non-invasive procedure that requires minimal downtime, usually lasting only 1-2 days.
  • Vascular laser therapy is another option that is also non-invasive and has minimal downtime, usually lasting only 1-2 days as well.
  • Topical medications are also available as a non-invasive approach that does not require any downtime.
  • Finally, oral medications are an option as well, which are systemic treatments with varying levels of invasiveness depending on the specific medication prescribed.


Overall Skin Rejuvenation and Maintenance

We have a range of options available at our Medical Spa to help you rejuvenate and maintain your skin.

  • Our services include customized facials, medical-grade skincare products such as Zein Obagi (ZO skincare), mild, medium, and deep chemical peels, and hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion procedures.
  • Our customized facials are non-invasive treatments that require minimal downtime and typically last 1-2 days.
  • We offer a variety of facials, including Zo skincare facial, Hydrafacial, and Microdermabrasion facials, along with additional options like Radiofrequency tightening, oxygen therapy, and LED therapy.
  • Zein Obagi skincare products are another non-invasive approach that requires no downtime.
  • Our chemical peels range from non-invasive to moderately invasive treatments, with downtime varying from 2 to 7 days based on the depth of the peel.
  • Finally, our hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion procedures are also non-invasive with minimal downtime, typically lasting 1-2 days.

How is Sculptra compared to Radiofrequency microneedling for skin firmness restoration at your Medical Spa?

Our Medical Spa offers two techniques, Sculptra and Radiofrequency Microneedling, that are designed to improve skin firmness. Sculptra is a collagen-stimulating injection, whereas RF microneedling uses radiofrequency energy to penetrate the skin. Both methods are effective but work differently and exhibit unique characteristics. This analysis aims to compare these two treatments and examine their respective attributes in detail.

RF Microneedling

We utilize the Pixel8 RF Microneedling equipment provided by Rohrer Aesthetics, which merges microneedling to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin with radiofrequency energy that heats the deeper skin layers and triggers the production of collagen. The RF energy is delivered accurately through microneedles to target specific regions and encourage the body’s natural healing process, promoting the formation of new elastin and collagen.

This versatile technique can be applied to facial and body areas, such as the neck, face, hands, and décolletage, to enhance skin texture, firmness, and tone. Typically, achieving optimal results necessitates multiple sessions, with most people having three to four treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. There is minimal downtime, with mild sensitivity, swelling, and redness following the procedure, which usually resolves within a few hours to a day, but some swelling and redness may persist for a day or two.

The results become evident within weeks after the first treatment and continue to improve as collagen remodeling progresses. To maintain the results, maintenance treatments may be recommended every six to twelve months.

Sculptra Collagen-Stimulating Injections

Sculptra is an injectable filler made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that stimulates the body’s collagen production. When injected into the skin, Sculptra microparticles create a scaffold, which gradually triggers the development of fresh collagen. This process leads to improvements in skin thickness, elasticity, and firmness.

Sculptra is used primarily to enhance volume, refine contours, and improve firmness on the face, especially in the cheeks, temples, and jawline. Patients usually undergo 2 to 4 sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. As collagen production continues over several months, the effects become noticeable.

Following Sculptra treatment, patients experience minimal downtime, and they can quickly resume their regular activities. Common side effects such as temporary swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites typically disappear within a few days. Sculptra’s effects can last up to two years or more, but occasional touch-up treatments may be necessary to maintain optimal results.

RF microneedling and Sculptra collagen-stimulating injections are both excellent options for enhancing skin firmness. They work through different mechanisms and are suitable for different areas of the face and body. The choice of treatment will depend on individual concerns, goals, and preferences. Combining both treatments can also enhance the results. To determine a customized treatment plan based on specific needs, it is best to consult a qualified skincare professional.


How do you compare CO2 laser, Erbium Yag, and IPL laser treatments in your Medical Spa?

Understanding the dissimilarities in the mode of operation, level of infiltration, and specific skin problems addressed is essential when comparing CO2 laser, Erbium YAG laser, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).

CO2 Laser

We utilize the Phoenix CO2 laser system from Rohrer Aesthetics. CO2 lasers produce light that has a high affinity for water molecules found in skin cells. This light energy causes controlled thermal damage that leads to the vaporization of skin cells, resulting in the stimulation of collagen synthesis.

When compared to Erbium YAG lasers, CO2 lasers are classified as ablative and can penetrate deeper into the skin while removing outer skin layers. They are incredibly effective in treating deep wrinkles, severe sun damage, scars, including acne scars, and skin laxity.

In addition, CO2 lasers enhance the overall texture and tone of the skin. After CO2 laser treatment, the downtime is typically longer than with Erbium YAG and IPL, ranging from 7 to 14 days. During this period, the skin undergoes healing, and notable redness, swelling, and peeling may occur.


Erbium YAG Laser

We use the Rohrer Aesthetics Spectrum laser system for Erbium YAG treatments.

  • Erbium YAG lasers operate at a wavelength that is absorbed by water in skin cells, resulting in controlled ablation and thermal damage. They are regarded as being less invasive compared to CO2 lasers and are, therefore, suitable for superficial treatments.
  • These lasers have a lower penetration depth than CO2 lasers, which makes them perfect for targeting the epidermis and superficial dermis.
  • Erbium YAG lasers are capable of effectively treating mild to moderate wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, superficial scars, and age spots while concurrently improving skin texture and tone.
  • The downtime following Erbium YAG laser therapy is typically shorter than that of CO2 lasers, typically lasting between 3 to 7 days. While there might be some redness, swelling, and peeling, it is usually less noticeable than with CO2 lasers.


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

We use the Rohrer Aesthetics Spectrum laser system to offer IPL laser treatments.

  • Broad-spectrum light pulses are used in IPL to target melanin (pigment) and hemoglobin (blood vessels) in the skin selectively. This process heats and eliminates unwanted pigment or vessels while also stimulating collagen synthesis.
  • IPL mainly focuses on the epidermis and superficial dermis to address sun damage, hyperpigmentation, redness (like rosacea), vascular lesions, and uneven skin tone. It can also improve fine lines and mild wrinkles.
  • After an IPL treatment, most people experience minimal downtime. They may have mild redness and swelling that typically resolves within a day or two. They can generally resume normal activities promptly after treatment.


To sum up, CO2, IPL, and Erbium YAG laser therapies are most effective in treating the following conditions:

  • CO2 laser effectively treats deep wrinkles, scars, and severe sun damage.
  • Erbium YAG laser is suitable for treating fine lines, superficial scars, and mild to moderate sun damage.
  • IPL effectively treats sun damage, hyperpigmentation, redness, and vascular lesions.


How are Alexandrite laser, ND Yag laser, and 810 nm diode for laser skin removal at your Medical Spa?

The Epilaze laser system by Rohrer Aesthetics offers a comprehensive suite of lasers, encompassing Alexandrite, ND Yag, and 810 nm diode options. When comparing lasers for hair removal, it is important to take into account differences in wavelength, suitability for different skin and hair types, effectiveness, and skin penetration. Let’s analyze these lasers comparatively.

Alexandrite Laser

  • The Alexandrite laser has a wavelength of 755 nm and can absorb melanin in hair follicles. This feature enables it to target follicles that are rich in melanin while causing minimal damage to the skin.
  • Compared to the diode laser at 810 nm and Nd:YAG lasers, the Alexandrite laser can penetrate the skin to a shallower depth, making it suitable for targeting follicles in the epidermis and upper dermis.
  • The Alexandrite laser is one of the most effective lasers for permanent hair reduction and works exceptionally well for people who have light to medium skin types and dark, coarse hair.
  • This laser is particularly beneficial for individuals with light to medium skin tones and dark, coarse hair.

810 nm Diode Laser

  • The diode laser at 810 nm is intended to function at a wavelength of 810 nm, which allows it to more effectively target melanin in hair follicles than the Alexandrite laser.
  • Its capability to penetrate deeper into the skin makes it particularly effective at dealing with thicker and deeper follicles.
  • Due to its ability to penetrate deeper, the 810 nm diode laser can target follicles in the deeper dermis, making it a viable treatment option for various skin types and hair colors, including lighter skin tones with dark, coarse hair.

Nd: YAG Laser

  • The Alexandrite and diode lasers have a shorter wavelength than the Nd:YAG laser, which makes it less efficient at penetrating deeper into the skin. This laser is most suitable for treating finer hair and darker skin types.
  • It targets hair follicles located in the deepest dermis and is highly effective for individuals with fine or resistant hair, especially those with darker skin tones. The Nd:YAG laser’s effectiveness is not limited to specific skin types, and it can benefit all skin types.
  • Typically, permanent hair reduction requires multiple sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. The number of sessions required varies depending on factors such as hair color, thickness, skin type, and treatment area.

In conclusion, the Alexandrite, 810 nm diode, and Nd:YAG lasers all offer unique advantages and are suitable for different skin and hair characteristics. Choosing the most appropriate laser depends on individual needs, treatment goals, and the practitioner’s expertise. Seeking advice from a qualified professional can assist in selecting the best laser for achieving desired hair removal results.


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