Acne can be frustrating. Sagging skin can ruin your confidence. Rosacea can be embarrassing, and spider veins can dissuade you from wearing revealing clothing.
There are so many different skin conditions that can negatively affect your appearance and how you feel about your body. So when something like Aerolase laser treatment comes along that is able to address a host of different conditions safely and effectively, it’s no wonder that it becomes one of the most popular products on the market.
Aerolase laser treatment can provide you with the improvements you have been craving to get back to feeling radiant and confident about the way you look.
What Are Aerolase Lasers?
Aerolase lasers are a class of cosmetic treatments that address a wide breadth of skin concerns. While acne and aging are two of the most commonly treated conditions, Aerolase’s patented 650 Microsecond Technology can handle dozens of skin issues, ranging from scars to spider veins.
At California Dermatology Care, we utilize the latest development by Aerolase: the Aerolase Neo Elite. This unique laser can be performed on all skin types and ages and features two specialized treatments, which are NeoSkin and NeoClear by Aerolase.
There are many different variations of Aerolase lasers available, and the technique you receive will depend on your needs, but all of the laser treatments revolve around emitting laser energy into a concentrated area to correct an imperfection or condition.
What Can Aerolase Lasers Achieve?
More than a few acne treatments are available on the market, so it might feel a bit overwhelming to identify which ones are right for you. Aerolase’s NeoClear is explicitly designed to treat acne and can be a powerful tool in a targeted acne-fighting regimen. Excess sebum production, inflammation, the p. acnes bacteria — these are all primary causes of acne development that can be minimized through NeoClear treatment. In approximately six treatment sessions, NeoClear can achieve a significant reduction in the presence of acne.
NeoClear also stimulates the production of collagen in the targeted skin, which has been shown to reduce the appearance of acne scars and give your skin a more radiant appearance. This means that your treatment will go beyond destroying current and future acne — it will work to correct the remnants of past acne as well.
NeoClear is a safe and comfortable procedure. It requires no medication or chemical application, and, unlike other acne solutions, there are no side effects that you will need to cope with as a result of this treatment.
NeoSkin is Aerolase’s solution to skin that has degraded due to the natural aging process. This treatment consists of two steps that cover a range of different skin concerns. The first step in this process is the use of the NeoSkin laser that emits energy into the skin. This energy disrupts water in the dermis, causing your body to improve its natural production of collagen. Collagen works to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, overly large pores and sagging skin, so boosting your collagen levels works wonders on your complexion.
The second step targets melanin and hemoglobin in the skin, which clears discoloration, vascular lesions and helps to suppress inflammation. Not every patient will need to capitalize on every benefit NeoSkin can provide so that the procedure will be uniquely tailored to your specific goals. There is no need for anesthesia or topical numbing agents.
Angiomas are broken blood vessels that cause a reddish color to the skin. The condition can appear on nearly any part of the body for men and women. Angiomas are not a serious concern, but they can ultimately impact an individual’s appearance, making their removal desirable.
The Neo Elite Laser and the V650 laser by Aerolase are perfect for treating angiomas. These two lasers feature a 1064 nm wavelength that can effectively target hemoglobin in broken blood vessels. Targeting the hemoglobin in the blood vessels causes them to heat and eventually destroy. Once the broken blood vessels are destroyed, the angioma blanches and turns grey, finally fading away.
Psoriasis is an upsetting condition that causes the skin to form scales that are itchy and flakey. Psoriasis is commonly treated with topical corticosteroids, but this is expensive and can potentially lead to itching, irritation and cause a burning sensation.
Psoriasis treatment with the Neo Elite Laser by Aerolase is a cost-effective and proven way to improve psoriasis. The laser treatment is also a safe choice for all skin tones and types. The treatment essentially works by introducing the laser’s energy to the deep skin tissue, suppressing inflammation and coagulating feeder vessels. Psoriasis treatment with the Neo Elite Laser is quick, typically lasting 10 to 15 minutes, and in as little as five treatment sessions, a significant improvement in psoriasis concerns can be achieved.
veins near the skin’s surface. There are many treatment options available for spider veins. Among these treatment options is a laser treatment with Aerolase’s Neo Elite Laser, an effective, pain-free and quick way to alleviate spider veins.
During the treatment, the energy of the 1064 nm Nd: YAG laser penetrates the spider veins and becomes absorbed by the veins’ hemoglobin, causing them to heat and eventually collapse and close. The remaining blood of the spider veins is then naturally rerouted by the body to healthier veins. Spider vein treatment with the Neo Elite Laser is safe for all skin types and is a pain-free experience.
Unwanted hair is a common problem for many men and women. Hair, where it is not wanted or needed, can be effectively removed with the Neo Elite Laser. The 650-microsecond laser has become the gold standard in laser hair removal. Unlike other hair removal options, the laser allows for efficient and permanent hair reduction.
Permanent hair reduction with the Neo Elite Laser can be achieved in as little as four to six treatment sessions. The treatment is particularly unique because it is an effective treatment for light-colored hairs on fair skin, which most other laser hair removal treatments cannot treat.
Aerolase has two different treatment methods for effectively treating scars. To treat incisions that are sutured, the Era Elite Laser is utilized to ablate along the incision line. Introducing this laser to a sutured incision makes the skin more even and promotes collagen production, causing the skin to have a healthier appearance. For pre-existing scars, the Era Elite Laser can be utilized to improve the skin’s surface, smoothening it out, while the Neo Elite Laser targets unwanted pigment to make the scar less of a cosmetic concern.
Aerolase lasers are a versatile tool that can address more than a dozen concerns, including:
- Drooping eyelids
- Decubitus ulcers
- Pigmented lesions
- Rosacea and redness
- Ingrown hairs
How Should I Prepare for Aerolase Laser Treatment?
When you first begin your Aerolase laser journey, the first step is to schedule a consultation with California Dermatology Care. During your consultation, one of our highly qualified medical professionals will be able to examine your unique anatomy, review your medical history and listen to your ultimate goals. Then, using this information, they will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.
You may be given a list of instructions to follow, but generally, you should avoid smoking and excessive UV exposure to provide yourself with the best chance for a safe and effective treatment.
What Should I Expect from an Aerolase Laser Procedure?
Your procedure will differ based on what kind of conditions are being treated. In any case, the procedure will begin with the cleaning of the area that is being treated. Then, a medical device will be moved across your face as needed to cover the entire treatment area.
If you are having NeoClear performed, the entire procedure will only take between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on the severity of the acne being treated. For NeoSkin patients, the treatment may take a little longer, around 20 to 60 minutes, since a larger surface area is being treated.
When using Aerolase lasers for other treatments, the amount of time needed will generally fall between 10 and 60 minutes. One of our physicians will let you know precisely what you can expect when you visit California Dermatology Care. You will not need any anesthesia or a local numbing agent. Most patients describe the treatment as a subtle tingling or burning sensation.
What Should I Expect During Aerolase Laser Recovery?
It is normal to experience slight discomfort, redness or swelling at the treatment location immediately after the procedure. Most patients are able to cope with these effects without additional attention, but cold compresses or over-the-counter medication can be used when necessary to help mitigate this discomfort. These side effects generally fade within one to three days.
There is virtually no recovery, lingering discomfort or downtime associated with Aerolase laser treatment, but we do recommend that you avoid UV exposure as much as possible immediately after your procedure since your skin will be highly susceptible to damage.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Aerolase Laser Treatment?
The results from Aerolase laser treatments are long lasting, but it is crucial to keep in mind that no procedure can prevent future conditions from developing. Acne, aging and other skin conditions may always resurface, but they can be minimized with a proper treatment plan that has been developed between you and one of our medical professionals. Multiple treatments may be needed to attain your desired results. Sun avoidance and a professional skincare routine can help your results last longer.
Depending on the treatment you undergo, you can expect to see significant acne improvement, skin sagging, discoloration and many rarer skin conditions. During your consultation, you should ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable because it is vital that you have a clear understanding of the results that Aerolase laser treatment can provide. Otherwise, you may have unreasonable expectations and set yourself up to be disappointed about an otherwise successful procedure.
Can I Combine My Aerolase Laser with Other Procedures?
There are combinations of procedures that can be performed alongside Aerolase laser treatments. We recommend bringing up any other procedures you are considering during your consultation so your medical professional can make recommendations about their effectiveness. If they do not think a procedure is a good fit for you, they will help you to figure out an alternative solution to your concerns.
How Much Does Aerolase Laser Cost?
Aerolase laser treatment starts at around $650 for a single treatment, but this cost can vary significantly based on your unique conditions and the extent of the treatment that needs to be performed. During your consultation, one of our medical professionals can provide you with an accurate estimate for your Aerolase laser treatment.
Improve Your Appearance With Aerolase Neo Elite Laser Treatment
If you are ready to begin your Aerolase laser treatment journey, give our office a call at (925) 328-0255 or schedule an appointment online. We are looking forward to answering your questions and being the resource you need to make an informed and comfortable decision.