Skin Lasers Honolulu
At True Vision Center we offer two different laser skin treatments and the Accent XL skin tightening radiofrequency procedure.
Fractional CO2 Skin Laser
Our Fractional CO2 laser is the most powerful laser technique available today for rejuvenating skin. Patient comments after treatment include “My skin is baby soft.” And “I I can’t believe the change in my skin!”. It is fantastic at treating fine to medium lines, irregular texture, mild skin laxity, and pigmentation issues. CO2 Skin Lasers have always been the best for rejuvenating skin. CO2 treatments were originally fully ablative, meaning they removed the entire surface of the skin down to the dermis, the deepest layer of the skin. When the skin regenerated, it grew back as extremely smooth, beautiful new skin. However fully ablative treatment was extremely painful, and recovery was very slow (as long as one month), with a fairly high chance of infection, scarring, and other risks.
The Fractional CO2 Laser offers the extreme rejuvenative effects of the fully ablative CO2 Laser with a much more rapid healing time and lower risk. This is accomplished by treating the skin with the laser beams in a grid pattern, continuing to reach deeply into the dermis in a set, controlled pattern, but leaving healthy intact skin between the laser spots to rapidly grow in and heal. Therefore the dermis is still stimulated to regenerate beautiful skin, but healing is usually completed in 5 to 7 days, while risks of infection and scarring are much lower. Generally two treatments are recommended, about 8 weeks apart.
The Fractional CO2 Laser is also used to perform the Madonna Lift, our popular non-surgical eyelid lift. The Madonna lift achieves tightening of the eyelid skin, via several laser sessions scheduled a few weeks apart. The eyelids then look younger and the skin is healthier.
Fractional Erbium Skin Laser
Our second laser is also a Fractional Laser, but uses erbium YAG technology. This laser is designed to treat just below the surface of the epithelium and will improve skin with a series of gentle treatments, gradually removing superficial defects and pigmentation. The erbium YAG Laser is a “Lunchtime Procedure” as there is no redness or swelling within a few minutes after treatment. It is a fantastic choice for patients who cannot afford any downtime but still want beautiful skin. It is also very safe for patients with darker skin, such as Asian skin, who have a strong history of hyperpigmentation or who cannot commit to avoiding ultraviolet exposure. Mild to moderate wrinkles, superficial pigmentation, atrophic scars, and a variety of epidermal and dermal lesions can be successfully treated.