What are the common concerns addressed in your Medical Spa?

Below, you can find comprehensive information about the advanced treatments and exceptional solutions that our Medical Spa offers.

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Our Medical Spa offers various options for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. You may find the following treatments suitable for your needs:

  • Botox injections (The procedure is minimally invasive and usually does not require any recovery time..).
  • Dermal fillers (Recovery from the process may take anywhere from 1 to 7 days, as there may be some swelling and bruising. The process itself might be considered somewhat intrusive..).
  • Sculptra is a procedure that involves injections to promote collagen production is known as a minimally invasive treatment. After the treatment, there may be swelling and bruising, which can lead to a period of downtime lasting from 1-7 days.
  • CO2, Erbium Yag, and IPL -Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that requires a moderate level of invasiveness, which may result in up to 10 days of downtime.
  • Skin resurfacing can be achieved through non-invasive procedures like hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion, which are both highly effective and require very little downtime.
  • Mild, Medium, and Deep Chemical peels (The length of time needed for the skin to recover after a peel depends on how deeply it goes into the skin and ranges from 2 to 7 days. The intensity of peels is categorized as either non-invasive or moderately invasive.).

Uneven Skin Tone and Texture

Our Medical Spa offers a variety of options to improve skin texture and tone, with different levels of invasiveness.

  • We provide chemical peels that range in intensity from mild to deep, with downtime ranging from 2 to 7 days, depending on the depth of the peel.
  • Additionally, we offer non-invasive procedures such as hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion, which typically have minimal downtime lasting 1-2 days.
  • Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that can cause redness and swelling, with downtime ranging from 1-7 days.
  • We offer both regular and radiofrequency microneedling, with varying depths of penetration and downtime.
  • For moderately invasive treatments, we provide Erbium YAG laser skin resurfacing and CO2 fractional laser therapy, both with downtime lasting from 5 to 10 days.
  • Lastly, our IPL therapy is a non-invasive treatment with minimal downtime typically lasting 1-2 days.

Acne and Acne Scarring

Our Medical Spa offers a range of treatments that address acne and acne scarring. These treatments include chemical peels, hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion, microneedling, and CO2, Erbium YAG, and IPL Laser skin resurfacing therapy.

  • Chemical peels come in three different strengths: mild, medium, and deep. The length of time required for recovery depends on the depth of the peel and ranges from 2 to 7 days. While some are non-invasive, others are more invasive.
  • Hydrodermabrasion and Microdermabrasion are minimally invasive procedures with a recovery time of typically 1-2 days.
  • Microneedling is another minimally invasive treatment option. It requires 1-7 days of recovery time due to redness and swelling. Regular microneedling 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. They require 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 offers a variety of treatments to help you combat sun damage and hyperpigmentation.

  • These treatments include chemical peels of varying strengths, ranging from mild to deep, which can be non-invasive or moderately invasive. Depending on the peel’s depth, the recovery time can be anywhere from 2 to 7 days.
  • We also offer hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion, two non-invasive treatments that require minimal downtime, usually lasting only 1-2 days.
  • If you prefer a non-invasive alternative, we also provide IPL therapy, which typically has minimal downtime of 1-2 days.
  • For those who prefer moderately invasive procedures, we offer CO2 Fractional laser therapy, which usually involves 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

At our Medical Spa, we have a variety of treatment options that can improve skin elasticity and firmness.

  • One of these options is radiofrequency skin tightening – a minimally invasive procedure with little to no downtime.
  • Another option is radiofrequency microneedling, which is also minimally invasive but may require some downtime, usually lasting between 1 to 7 days due to redness and swelling.
  • In addition to these, we 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 to 7 days due to swelling and bruising.
  • Lastly, we have Sculptra / collagen-stimulating injections, which are minimally invasive treatments that may require some downtime of around a week due to swelling and bruising.

Unwanted Hair

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

We do not provide an Electrolysis alternative to Laser Hair Removal. Both procedures differ in their mechanisms, effectiveness, and suitability for different hair and skin types. While both have the goal of reducing hair growth in the long run, Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved method for permanent hair removal that works for all skin and hair types.

On the other hand, Laser Hair Removal offers long-term hair reduction, but it is not a permanent solution. It is highly effective for larger areas of treatment. Choosing 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

Our Medical Spa offers various solutions to improve facial contouring and address volume loss.

  • One of the available options is dermal fillers, a minimally invasive procedure. Although generally safe, some patients may experience swelling and bruising after treatment, which may require 1 to 7 days of downtime.
  • Another alternative is Sculptra / Collagen-stimulating injections, which is also a minimally invasive treatment. This procedure may also lead to some swelling and bruising, resulting in a typical downtime period of 1 to 7 days.

Rosacea and Redness

At our Medical Spa, we offer a range of treatments to help combat rosacea and redness.

  • These treatments comprise IPL therapy, which is a non-invasive procedure with minimal downtime that typically lasts only 1-2 days.
  • Another non-invasive option is vascular laser therapy, which also has minimal downtime, usually lasting only 1-2 days.
  • Topical medications are also available as a non-invasive approach that does not require any downtime.
  • In addition, 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

At our Medical Spa, we offer a variety of options to help you rejuvenate and maintain your skin.

  • Our services encompass customized facials, medical-grade skincare products like ZO skincare, mild, medium, and deep chemical peels, as well as hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion procedures.
  • Our customized facials are minimally invasive treatments that have a short downtime span and usually last for 1-2 days.
  • We have a range of facial treatments, including Zo skincare facial, Hydrafacial, and Microdermabrasion facials, and we also offer additional options such as Radiofrequency tightening, oxygen therapy, and LED therapy.
  • You can opt for Zein Obagi skincare products, which are a non-invasive method that requires no downtime.
  • Our chemical peels have varying degrees of invasiveness, ranging from non-invasive to moderately invasive treatments, with downtime that may vary from 2 to 7 days, depending on the depth of the peel.
  • Lastly, our hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion procedures are also minimally invasive treatments that have a short downtime period, typically lasting 1-2 days.

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

At our Medical Spa, we have two specialized techniques, namely Sculptra and Radiofrequency Microneedling, that are specially designed to enhance skin firmness. Sculptra is an injection that stimulates collagen production, while RF microneedling employs radiofrequency energy to penetrate the skin. Both methods are effective in improving skin firmness, but they work differently and have unique characteristics. The purpose of this analysis is to compare and examine these two treatments in detail.

RF Microneedling

We use the Pixel8 RF Microneedling machine provided by Rohrer Aesthetics. This device combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin and heat the deeper skin layers, stimulating the body’s collagen production. The RF energy is delivered precisely through microneedles to target specific areas and promote the formation of new elastin and collagen, encouraging the body’s natural healing process.

This technique is versatile and can be applied to various areas of the face and body, such as the neck, face, hands, and décolletage, to improve skin texture, firmness, and tone. Generally, optimal results require multiple sessions, with most people undergoing three to four treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Following the procedure, there is minimal downtime, with mild sensitivity, swelling, and redness, which usually subside within a few hours to a day. However, some swelling and redness may persist for a day or two.

The results of the treatment become apparent within weeks after the first session and continue to improve as the body’s collagen remodeling progresses. To maintain the outcomes, maintenance treatments may be recommended every six to twelve months.

Sculptra Collagen-Stimulating Injections

Sculptra is a type of injectable filler that is composed of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) and is capable of stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. Once Sculptra microparticles are injected into the skin, they create a scaffold that gradually triggers the growth of fresh collagen. This process leads to an improvement in the thickness, elasticity, and firmness of the skin.

The primary use of Sculptra is to enhance volume, refine contours, and improve firmness on the face, particularly in the cheeks, temples, and jawline. To achieve optimal results, patients typically undergo 2 to 4 sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. The effects of Sculptra become noticeable over several months as collagen production continues.

After undergoing Sculptra treatment, patients experience minimal downtime and can quickly resume their regular activities. Common side effects such as temporary swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites usually 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.

Both RF microneedling and Sculptra collagen-stimulating injections are excellent options for enhancing skin firmness. They work differently 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 generate light that has a strong attraction to the water molecules present in skin cells. This light energy causes controlled thermal damage that results in the evaporation of skin cells, leading to the stimulation of collagen synthesis.

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

Moreover, CO2 lasers improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. After a CO2 laser treatment, the recovery time is usually longer than that of Erbium YAG and IPL, ranging from 7 to 14 days. During this period, the skin undergoes healing, and noticeable redness, swelling, and peeling may occur.


Erbium YAG Laser

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

  • Erbium YAG lasers are known for their ability to cause controlled ablation and thermal damage to skin cells, as they operate at a wavelength that is absorbed by water. These lasers are considered less invasive than CO2 lasers, and are therefore ideal for superficial treatments.
  • Due to their lower penetration depth compared to CO2 lasers, Erbium YAG lasers are perfect for targeting the epidermis and superficial dermis.
  • Erbium YAG lasers are effective in treating mild to moderate wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, superficial scars, and age spots, while also improving skin texture and tone.
  • The downtime following Erbium YAG laser therapy is typically shorter than that of CO2 lasers, lasting between 3 to 7 days. Although there may be some redness, swelling, and peeling, it is usually less noticeable than with CO2 lasers.


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

We offer IPL laser treatments using the Rohrer Aesthetics Spectrum laser system.

  • IPL uses broad-spectrum light pulses to selectively target melanin (pigment) and hemoglobin (blood vessels) in the skin.
  • This process heats and removes unwanted pigment or vessels, while also stimulating collagen production.
  • IPL primarily targets 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.
  • Following an IPL treatment, most individuals experience minimal downtime, with mild redness and swelling that usually subsides within a day or two. They can typically resume normal activities soon after treatment.


In conclusion, CO2, IPL, and Erbium YAG laser therapies are most effective in treating the following conditions:

  • CO2 laser is effective in treating 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. Considering variations in wavelength, compatibility with distinct skin and hair types, efficacy, and skin penetration is crucial while comparing lasers for hair removal. Let’s examine these lasers comparatively.

Alexandrite Laser

  • The Alexandrite laser has the ability to absorb melanin in hair follicles as it operates at a wavelength of 755 nm. This allows it to selectively target follicles that are rich in melanin while minimizing damage to the skin.
  • When compared to lasers such as the diode laser (810 nm) and Nd:YAG laser, the Alexandrite laser is capable of penetrating the skin to a shallower depth. As a result, it is well-suited for targeting follicles located in the epidermis and upper dermis.
  • The Alexandrite laser is considered one of the most effective lasers for permanent hair reduction, especially for people who possess light to medium skin types and dark, coarse hair.
  • Individuals with light to medium skin tones and dark, coarse hair can particularly benefit from the Alexandrite laser.

810 nm Diode Laser

  • The 810 nm diode laser is designed to operate at a wavelength of 810 nm, which enables it to effectively focus on melanin in hair follicles more than the Alexandrite laser.
  • Its capacity to penetrate the skin more deeply makes it especially useful in dealing with thicker and deeper follicles.
  • With its ability to penetrate deep into the skin, the 810 nm diode laser can target follicles in the deeper dermis, making it an appropriate treatment option for different skin types and hair colors, including those with lighter skin tones and dark, coarse hair.

Nd: YAG Laser

  • The Nd:YAG laser has a longer wavelength than the Alexandrite and diode lasers, allowing it to penetrate deeper into the skin and making it effective for all skin types. It can remove fine or resistant hair and is especially useful for individuals with darker skin tones. On the other hand, the Alexandrite and diode lasers have a shorter wavelength and are best suited for treating finer hair and darker skin types.
  • The number of sessions required for permanent hair reduction varies depending on factors such as hair color, thickness, skin type, and treatment area. Typically, multiple sessions are needed, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
  • All three lasers – Alexandrite, 810 nm diode, and Nd:YAG – have their own benefits and are suitable for different skin and hair types. The choice of laser for hair removal depends on individual needs, treatment goals, and the expertise of the practitioner. Seeking advice from a qualified professional can help in selecting the best laser for achieving desired results.


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