The sun can do terrible things to your skin, making it dry and wrinkled. You don’t even have to sunbathe for that to happen as spending time outdoors doing the activities you love. VIVAA offers treatments using advanced lasers that can rejuvenate your facial skin and help eliminate wrinkles and telltale lines. Facial lines will become less apparent while your skin’s texture will improve along with its tone.
Our highly qualified staff can rejuvenate your skin through these treatments using state-of-the-art laser technology. These highly popular services CAN RESOLVE a variety of facial skin issues. Among the problems a laser facial can help are:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Damage due to sun exposure or aging
- Improved tone
If you want to restore your youthful looks and improve your self-confidence, one of our laser facial procedures can be the answer. Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu and his caring staff want to make your visits as comfortable as possible. It starts with a consultation to evaluate your issues and goals and results in knowing what to expect after treatment.
We use three different types of technologies to help mitigate the effects of environmental stress and aging. Each targets specific types of skin conditions.
Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing
Non-Ablative fractional lasers are ideal for treating many different conditions that adversely affect your skin’s appearance. These include:
- Scars caused by acne
- Age spots and other blemishes
Although fractional resurfacing does not remove the top layer of skin, the procedure removes pigment cells in the epidermis and other deposits deep in the dermis while also stimulating collagen production. This treatment delivers heat into the skin via areas called microthermal treatment zones, which helps the skin to eliminate old pigmented cells and deposits. This process allows the dermis to tighten while also stimulating collagen. Skin heals much more quickly, resulting in a reduced recovery period along with a lesser chance of possible complications.
IPLphotofacials involve the use of intense light pulses that reach deep into your skin. This results in the construction of blood vesselswhile also stimulating collaging products to minimize age lines and reduce redness. IPL is an ideal treatment for red discolorations such as rosacea and age spots and hyperpigmentation or brown spots that often occur to the skin. Photofacial benefits appear slowly in the weeks immediately after undergoing treatment.
You may benefit from an IPL photofacial if you have one of the following conditions:
- Sun-damage or discoloration
- Large pores
Even if you have a busy schedule, you’ll be able to find time for a laser facial as it takes only a matter of minutes and has no downtime.
Laser Treatment for Spider Veins
In less than an hour, our laser procedure allows you to begin saying goodbye to spider veins. We target selected veins with a focused light beam that does not affect nearby tissues. The laser destroys the veins delivering a targeted amount of energy to destroy them through heat. Your body will reabsorb the destroyed veins over the next four to six weeks, making them disappear.
HOW IT WORKS
Our powerful lasers will refresh your skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, while also minimizing wrinkles and improving your skin’s overall appearance.
Pulsing beams of light directed at skin irregularities on the outer skin to remove them. At the same time, the laser heats the skin underneath to encourage collagen growth while also promoting improved structure as it heals.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You’ll feel no discomfort after this quick procedure, which you can do on your lunch hour. There are no special creams that need to be used and there is no downtime. Most patients feel very little discomfort. In most cases, it's just a warm sensation.
Depending on the severity of the issue being addressed, you'll need three to six treatments usually scheduled about one month apart. At VIVAA, our friendly, homey atmosphere makes treatments comfortable. Our patients have experienced some amazing results.
Areas that are treated usually experience slight bumps on the skin, minimal discomfort and few other side effects for each variation of our laser skin treatments.
IDEAL LASER THERAPY CANDIDATES
Laser therapy for your skin is general comfortable as it uses fine microbeams of high energy that vaporizes sections of the epidermis and the dermis to create the desired results. The procedure is safe for all skin types. VIVAA evaluates all patients prior to a procedure to determine the number of treatments needed and whether laser treatments are optimal for your specific skin condition.
If you would like to know more about our laser facial treatments and how they can help you look younger, contact Vein Vascular, Primary Care & Aesthetic Associates today! We serve patients in o Everett, Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Seattle and Sammamish.
"My first laser procedure at VIVAA was amazing. Susanne took wonderful care of me by making me feel completely comfortable. The facility is clean and the staff is quite professional. I have started to see result even though I have only had a single treatment. I can’t wait to return for my next session!"
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We Use Nitrox for Pain Relief
Nitronox is a proven safe and effective treatment for managing any pain and anxiety you might feel during treatments. The Nitronox system delivers a mix of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oxygen directly to you on an as-needed basis to provide comfort. This treatment enhancement is ideal for short, minimally-invasive treatments such as tattoo removal when pain is a concern.
You won't need this extra comfort for most of the services at VIVAA, but we want you to have it available for you should it be helpful.
Q & A about Laser Treatment (by Dr. Sidhu from RealSelf)
Wrinkles when smiling?
Q: I have done restalyne filler with great results and I have no wrinkles when I don’t smile. What type of laser treatment or peel can help?
A: There are several methods to treat your problem so a consultation is necessary so we can determine the problems with the face in the smiling stage. Even botox can help this area.
How long after laser is it safe to become pregnant?
Q: I am 34 years old and want to get laser (I'm not sure which one yet) to address the sun damage on my cheeks. I am considering having another baby but I know this is not safe to do while pregnant or breastfeeding. I don't really want to wait 2 or more years to have it done so is it safe to get pregnant shortly after having it? If it is safe, will pregnancy hormones mess with the results, rendering it a waste of money? Thanks in advance!
A: There is no time range after laser when you can be pregnant. There is no side effect of lasers towards the ovarian function. Pregnancy hormones can affect the skin though.
What is the best skin tightening treatment for the abdomen?
Q: I have carried two children and would like to tighten my stomach. What are the best treatments and how long do they usually last? I am not open to a tummy tuck, so I'm hoping laser treatment or something with less downtime will work for me. Thank you!
A: Just looking at the pictures, surgical options might be the best way to go but if you are not ready for that then the non-surgical options can be tried but might need more than one modality and several treatments. The best way would be a consultation to evaluate the degree of laxity, see if there is any fat component etc and then give you the recommendations.
Can I have skin laser treatments while on medication?
Q: aspirin 81g, metformin 250mg, 2xa dayatrovastin, 80mg 1x a day, rampril 2.5mg 1x a day, miratazpine 30mg 1 a day, bisoprol 1.5mg 1x a day
A: Good question. None of these medications listed should be an issue but each practice has their own threshold so please make sure those medications are listed on the intake form and discussed with the provider.
Is it possible to use lasers to treat broken capillaries from the upper eyelid?
Q: I have developed some small, red broken capillaries on my upper eyelid close to the lash line. They have remained without improving for over six months. Is there a treatment that could minimize/eliminate their appearance? Are lasers used in this area?
A: Great question. That area is little tricky since its so close to the eye and is actually inside the eye socket margins. Lasers are successful but will need a hard shield for the eyeball while doing laser procedures.
19-year-old: Will a chemical peel or a laser be a good option for me?
Q: Hi I am a 19-year-old male who has hereditary dark circles as well as minor forehead wrinkles when I scrunch up my forehead and minor frown line wrinkles as well.
A: Good question. Without pictures and actually examining 19-year-old very hard to say one treatment is better for you than the other. Each of your concerns can be addressed with more than one way, starting with good skin care. A consultation with our staff will help you make a better decision.
Laser treatment on sunspots on Asian skin?
Q: I'm Asian and have sun spots on my face thinking of laser treatments. I heard the laser will bring out all the other potential sun spots underneath and there will be lots of black dots/scabs when it's healing. Also because of my skin colour, there could be marks after the treatment. Should I just do a few sunspots treatment rather than my whole face? I'm scared I might end up with more spots/marks after the treatment.
A: Great question. IPL treatment is best only for certain skin types. Asian skin is usually little darker so there are concerns for adverse outcome with IPL, but at our practice, we actually use a skintel machine in addition to just looking at the skin to determine if IPL is a good procedure for you. We can also recommend some appropriate skin products that suppress melanin to help lighten the spots, so the best course is to have a consultation to discuss all areas of concern.
Laser treatment and leg scars
Q: I don't know what to do about these scars. I picked at my skin. Then I used a TCA peel. The peel made everything permanent and worse. Hydroquinone 4% only works temporarily and not that great. What would help?
A: It’s very hard to look at any scars on these pictures. If its the hyperpigmented area, it can certainly be lightened with laser. If its a scar and is relatively fresh it can be softened with laser. Older and wide scars don't respond well. The best way to assess if you are good candidate would be an in-office consultation.
To rejuvenate your skin, choose the double board-certified surgeon at Vein Vascular, Primary Care & Aesthetic Associates. For more information or to make an appointment, call us today at 425-250-9999. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form.