Services by Maria Duran-Shy

Columbine Skin and Laser LLC

The laser is absorbed by the pigment in the hair.  The energy produced by the laser is converted to heat which damages the hair follicles.  The hair follicle is what produces hair and so by damaging the hair follicle there is a permanent decrease in hair growth.

How many treatments of Laser Hair Removal are necessary?

Only “active” hair follicles are affected by a Laser Hair Removal treatment, and not all hair follicles are “active” at the same time.  Therefore, multiple treatments are necessary. The average number of treatments is 5 to 8.

What are the time intervals between Laser Hair Removal treatments?

For facial hair the time interval between treatments is 6 to 8 weeks. For body hair the time interval between treatments is 8 to 10 weeks.  For back or leg hair the time interval between treatments is 10 to 12 weeks.

Preparing for Laser Hair Removal treatment:

Shave the area the day of your appointment. Avoid plucking for at least 4 weeks prior to your appointment. 

*Results are not guaranteed.

Pearl Fractional is a deep fractional laser used to treat moderate to severe sun damaged or aging skin on the entire face.

Ideal candidates for Pearl Fractional treatment are those with light to medium skin tones and skin imperfections due to:

  • Acne scars
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Sun damage

How it works:

Pearl Fractional laser treatment stimulates your body’s own collagen-producing process to plump the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other imperfections.

During treatment, you will feel fast, hot pinches as the laser pulses place tiny holes in the skin and selectively remove columns of damaged tissue. The treatment stimulates your body’s natural process for creating new collagen, plumping the skin from below to reverse the appearance of skin imperfections.

A topical anesthetic cream will be applied prior to treatment to alleviate most of the discomfort.

After Treatment:

  • Your skin will feel sunburned and may be slightly swollen.
  • Recovery time is about five days.
  • Results are visible about one week after treatment, with maximum results appearing in one to three months.
  • Most patients experience desired results with just one treatment.
  • Skin can continue to improve for up to six months after treatment.

Nd YAG Genesis: skin rejuvenation also known as Laser Facial *

  • How Does Laser Genesis work?

By stimulating collagen regrowth Laser Genesis effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lightens pores, reduces oil production, improves overall tone and texture on the skin, gets rid of sun damage and helps to diminish any redness on the skin. Laser Genesis works by gently heating the dermis, which is located below the skin’s surface. Patients often find the treatment very soothing, as there is zero discomfort involved.

  • How often should I do Laser Genesis?

Going in for a Laser Genesis treatment is actually very relaxing—much like a luxurious facial would be, but more effective. There might still be those out there that want to spend upwards of a $100 on a traditional facial where the skin is steamed and a mask is put on, but for those that are serious about their skin, upping the ante with a Laser Genesis facial is money well spent. While it can take up to six treatments to see optimal results from a Laser Genesis, it will really pay off in the long run.

Traditional facials will not stimulate collagen regrowth or get rid of sunspots and diminish pore size but a Laser Genesis facial will. Laser Genesis also diffuses the facial redness that accompanies rosacea. Laser Genesis is the ultimate lunchtime procedure—your skin will be completely rejuvenated in under a half hour, getting you back to your office before lunch hour is over.

  • What I Feel?

Most patients describe the sensation of Laser Genesis to be like the warm sun touching their face. Relaxing and without any pain or discomfort at all, this procedure is very much the equivalent of a calming facial—with far more benefits of course. A handheld device moves back and forth across the skin creating a sensation of warmth. Stimulating collagen growth, Laser Genesis has proven incredibly effective for treating a broad range of skin complexion issues.

  • What Are The Benefits?

Beyond a firmer, tighter and more even complexion, this procedure has been used to treat sunspots and lessen the size of pores. It’s also been very beneficial for addressing chronic conditions such as rosacea as well as helping to diminish the effects of acne scarring and discoloration.

  • Is it painful?

Laser Genesis is a non-invasive procedure that is completely painless. Most people report feeling a warm tingling during the treatment. With each painless treatment lasting under half an hour, the procedure can be quickly performed even on your lunchbreak. And patients can return to work immediately after, as there is no downtime.

  • How many treatments are required?

The number and frequency of treatments will depend upon your skin type, any problems that you may be experiencing and the desired results. Usually, clients have a series of 3-6 treatments spaced about a month apart before they start noticing the results. But when the results do take effect, you’ll notice a dramatically smoother skin surface, a glowing skin tone and a radiantly more youthful looking complexion overall. Each patient is different, so it is important to schedule a consultation to find out precisely what you will need and how many Laser Genesis treatments may be required.

Laser Spider Vein Therapy

What is Laser Spider Vein Therapy?

Either on your face or body, we can treat a broad range of vessels from spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively.  Although perfect for all skin tones, the number of treatments depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated.

How does Laser Spider Vein Therapy work?
The TruPulse Nd:YAG delivers pulses of light energy which causes blood within the vein to coagulate which eventually destroys the vessel.  Blood flow will be redirected to veins deeper below the skin’s surface where it should be.

How many Laser Spider Vein Therapy treatments are necessary?

Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins show significant improvement within 2 to 6 weeks of treatment.  Final results may not be apparent for several months and more treatments may be needed. Larger reticular vessels may take longer to resolve and may need multiple treatments.

What are the time intervals between Laser Spider Vein Therapy treatments?

The interval between Laser Spider Vein Therapy treatments is about 6 weeks.

*Results are not guaranteed

Brown and red spots on the skin can be more than just annoying. When the skin shows any signs of discoloration, you can look much older than you are and prevent you from ever having an even-toned complexion. The best lasers for sun damage, which includes brown spots and age spots are:

  • Intense Pulsed Light: Also known as a photofacials, an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment is used to treat brown and red spots, flushing of the skin. Typically a series of 3-5 treatments spaced about a month apart is the key to achieving optimal results. With an IPL treatment, the red spots on the skin might look slightly redder after the treatment for about two to five days, followed by disappearance. Brown spots on the skin will generally look darker for up to a week (similar to coffee grinds), after which they will crust off to reveal unpigmented skin underneath. Many patients start IPL sessions in the fall, after the summer sun has damaged the skin. Many patients request IPL to erase the sun damage and brown spots on their hands too.

Xeo 2D combines limelight® and laser genesis to diminish brown spots, redness, scars, and other skin imperfections. The procedure is non-invasive and has no downtime.*

Services by Toloa Pearl

Pearl Medical & Spa

Botulinum Toxin is used in small doses on the face to temporarily weaken muscle activity and smooth facial wrinkles and creases to reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. 

Where should I get botulinum toxin?

  • Forehead lines – ‘surprise’ lines above the eyebrows
  • Frown lines between eyebrows – ‘The 11’s’
  • Smile lines from the corners of the eyes – ‘crow’s feet’
  • Lines above the upper lip seen with lip pursing movements – ‘Water-bottle lines’ 

Solid PDO (polydioxanone)Threads/ Solid PDO FillersThere are two types of threads, smooth and cogged. The smooth threads are placed in a grid-like pattern producing a skin tightening effect. Cogged threads form a support that lifts sagging skin. 

PDO threads are a medical grade thread made of protein that is thinner than hair. According to current research, PDO threading causes a reaction that improves the blood flow to the area, and stimulate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production.  All contribute to maintaining firm, youthful looking skin. After the thread resorbs, a “scaffold” of new and healthy tissue remains.

PDO threads have a high safety profile, complete absorption and minimal adverse tissue reaction. Scarring risk is minimal.  

Benefits, anesthesia options, facial location, down time, number of treatments needed, length of procedure discussed during free initial consult.

Where should I get solid PDO threads?

Depending on your individual needs, threads can be used throughout your entire face including forehead, chin, cheek, lip, neck, jaw line, eyebrows, double chin, crow’s feet and frown area. Currently under development are new techniques to cover certain body indications.

Dermal FillersHyaluronic dermal fillers are used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds; in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss; for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile; and to augment lips and/or correct ‘water-bottle’ lines around the mouth.  The effects can last up to 10-12 months for most clients.  

PRP {Platelet-Rich Plasma} Facial – A PRP facial uses your own blood’s platelets and plasma on your face to stimulate collagen production. The natural chemicals in your own PRP are smoothed onto your face and then micro-needled into the skin during a short procedure.  Microneedling with PRP is ideal for someone who wishes to improve the appearance of minor skin imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, scarring, and uneven skin tone and texture.

Microdermabrasion – Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure used to renew overall skin texture and tone.  It is minimally invasive and can improve the appearance of skin and smooth lines caused by sun, age, acne, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.

Services by Jackie Hoffmann

Facials, Waxing, Chemical peels, Oxygen Facials, Dermablading, and Demabrasion, Acne treatments, Lash and Brow dye.

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