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Acne


Applications: Acne
Descriptions: Acne is a condition caused by skin cells that do not shed properly and plug pores, causing oil and bacteria to be trapped inside. As the oil and bacteria accumulates, the skin becomes inflamed and swells outwards forming the familiar whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. The most common type of acne shows up on the face, neck, shoulders, back, and chest.
What to Expect:
(Immediately after
Treatment)
Mild to moderate redness and swelling that will fade in as little as a couple hours to as much as a few days.
Expected Final
Outcome:
While outcomes vary from person to person a prospective clinical study indicates that over 90% of patients treated experience marked reduction in acne lesions.
System Used:

Gemini" Laser System


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Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation


Applications: Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation treats fine wrinkles and sun-damaged skin. Patients with photo-damage and photo-aging often benefit from the procedure. Specifically addresses: sun damage, wrinkles, photo-aging, lentigines and facial telangiectasia, vascular and pigment irregularities.
Descriptions: With this process solar lentigines and facial telangiectasia are treated individually with the Gemini laser. The entire face is "painted" with the Gemini. This is followed by a second pass with the Gemini laser, for facial toning and the treatment of fine wrinkles.
What to Expect:
(Immediately after
Treatment)
Solar lentigines may darken following treatment. After painting technique a slight erythema might be present.
Expected Final
Outcome:
With this procedure patients will typically benefit from 3-8 treatments. Clearing of sun damage such as lentigines will be evident after the first few treatments. Wrinkle improvement will be gradual over the first three months of treatment as new collagen forms, creating a smoother, younger looking skin.
System Used:

Gemini" Laser System




Birthmark

 

Application: Birthmark or Port Wine Stain
From pale pink to dark red or purple in color
Description: A vascular birthmark (nevus) consisting of superficial and deep dilated capillaries in the skin which produce a reddish to purplish discoloration of the skin.
What to Expect:
(Immediately after
Treatment)
Blanching/graying of the tissue immediately following laser application.
Expected Final
Outcome:
May not be fully resolved. Requires multiple treatments.
System Used:
Gemini" Laser System
Broken capillaries/spider veins/dilated veins on the face


Application: Broken capillaries/spider veins/dilated veins on the face or legs or Telangiectasia
Description: Abnormally dilated blood vessels associated with a number of diseases. Could occur anywhere on the body.
What to Expect:
(Immediately after
Treatment)
As the laser energy is applied, the vessel will disappear. Several seconds later it will be replaced with erythema (redness) which will fade within a few days (face) or weeks (legs)
Expected Final
Outcome:
Full resolution. May need several treatments to completely eliminate vessels.
System Used:
Gemini" Laser System

Application: Broken capillaries/spider veins/dilated veins on the face or legs or Stubborn Facial Telangiectasia
Description: Abnormally dilated blood vessels associated with a number of diseases. Could occur anywhere on the face or legs.
What to Expect:
(Immediately after
Treatment)
Full disappearance of the vessels with the onset of surrounding erythema (reddening), which fades within a few days.
Expected Final
Outcome:
Usually takes only one treatment. Improvement is immediate with continuous enhancement for two weeks. New vessels may occur, depending on sun exposure and heredity.
System Used:
Gemini" Laser System


Brown flat spots on hands, face or body

 

Application: Brown flat spot or Lentigo/ pl. Lentigines
Description: Flat brown spot that appears because of the accumulation of lipofuscin (naturally occurring dark brown pigment soluble in fat) in the tissue unrelated to sun exposure, often malignant (cancerous).
What to Expect:
(Immediately after
Treatment)
Full vaporization with light graying of tissue at treatment time. The area turns darker within a few hours and flakes off in about one week. If the pigment is diffuse or light brown, the end point is not as obvious, however, the lesion should turn darker and flake off as normal.
Expected Final
Outcome:
Full resolution. Dark brown lentigines may require two or more treatments.
System Used:
Gemini" Laser System

Application: Brown flat spot or Solar Lentigo/ pl. Lentigines
Description: A skin disorder characterized by flat patches of increased pigmentation, associated with aging and/or sun exposure. Although most frequently called 'Liver Spots', they are unrelated to the liver or liver function. They may also be called 'Age Spots'.
What to Expect:
(Immediately after
Treatment)
Full vaporization with light graying of tissue at treatment time. The area turns darker within a few hours and flakes off in about one week. If the pigment is diffuse or light brown, the end point is not as obvious, however, the lesion should turn darker and flake off as normal.
Expected Final
Outcome:
Full resolution. Dark brown lentigines may require two or more treatments
System Used:
Gemini" Laser System

Application: Brown flat spots or Café-au-lait spots
Description: Cafe-au-lait spots are a light tan spot, the color of coffee with milk. They are a normal type of birthmark. The presence of several cafe-au-lait spots larger than a quarter may occur in neurofibromatosis (a genetic disorder that causes abnormal cell growth).
What to Expect:
(Immediately after
Treatment)
Full vaporization with light graying of tissue at treatment time. The area turns darker within a few hours and flakes off in about one week. If the pigment is diffuse or light brown, the end point is not as obvious, however, the lesion should turn darker and flake off as normal.
Expected Final
Outcome:
Full resolution. Darker spots may require two or more treatments.
System Used:
Gemini" Laser System

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Cherry red bump

 

Application: Cherry red bump or Cherry Angioma
Description: A benign skin growth that appears as a small, smooth, cherry red bump.
What to Expect:
(Immediately after
Treatment)
The tissue will turn dark. Should dry up and fall off in a week or two depending on the size.
Expected Final
Outcome:
Full resolution after one treatment.
System Used:
Gemini" Laser System
Concentrated broken capillaries/rosy cheeks - Rosacea

 

Application: Concentrated broken capillaries/rosy cheeks and nose or Rosacea and Matted Telangiectasia
Description: A disorder involving chronic inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids; it may cause redness, vascularity (increased prominence of the blood vessels), swelling or hyperplasia (increase in size of the tissue), or skin eruptions similar to acne.
What to Expect:
(Immediately after
Treatment)
The area will blanch immediately following the laser application. Several seconds later it will be replaced with erythema which will fade within a few days.
Expected Final
Outcome:
Full resolution. Usually requires several treatments to completely eliminate all vessels.
System Used:
Gemini"Laser System

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Ingrown hair, Shaving/razor bumps

 

Application: Shaving (razor) bumps/Pseudo-folliculitis
Description: Pseudo-folliculitis (razor bumps) is a common condition of a closely shaved area, which occurs in people with thick curly hair. The problem results when highly curly hairs grow back into the skin causing inflammation and a foreign body reaction. Over time, this can cause keloidal scarring which looks like hard bumps.
What to Expect:
(Immediately after Treatment)
Perifollicular erythema (reddening around hair shaft) immediately following laser application. On occasion this reaction is absent or minimal.
Expected Final
Outcome:
Full resolution. Requires multiple (up to five) treatments with occasional maintenance treatments.
System Used:

Gemini"Laser System

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Red and blue veins/spider veins on legs


 

Application: Red and blue veins/spider veins on legs
Description: Veins that are distended, tortuous, twisted, bulging, "ropey" superficial veins of the leg that instead of conducting blood upward, back to the heart, conduct blood downward, in a reversed fashion, back to the foot.
What to Expect:
(Immediately
after Treatment)
Fine veins may blanch, larger veins are thicker and may blanch or turn grayish and flatten. You should not see a refill/rebound after the vessel is depressed. The onset of surrounding erythema (reddening) and edema occurs in a few minutes. Erythema can last a few days, some smaller superficial vessels could form a cat scratch scab over vein patch, and larger veins will take a few weeks to fade.
Expected Final
Outcome:
Usually takes one to three treatments. Vessels may take up to eight weeks to fade.
System Used:
Gemini" Laser System

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Undesirable body and facial hair



Application: Hair removal
Description: Undesirable hair anywhere on the body and face.
What to Expect:
(Immediately after
Treatment)
Perifollicular erythema (reddening around hair shaft) immediately following laser application. On occasion this reaction is absent or minimal.
Expected Final
Outcome:
Hair takes 1 - 2 weeks to fall out. Requires multiple treatments with occasional maintenance treatments.
System Used:

Gemini" Laser System

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