Laser Skin Treatments


Laser Hair Removal in Stockton

Unwanted body hair can be extremely inconvenient. Waxing, shaving, and other temporary solutions can be hard on delicate skin, but laser hair removal is a gentle, effective, and permanent way to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair from almost any area of the body. A laser hair removal treatment session involves applying precisely tuned laser energy to the hair follicles. The laser energy is absorbed by the hair, effectively disabling the hair follicle while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

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This treatment is popular among both male and female patients, and is most effective on brown or black hair. Most patients require a series of treatments in order to achieve lasting results. To learn more about laser hair removal at Heritage Eye, Skin & Laser Center, please call 209.465.5933  to schedule your free consultation!

Laser Treatment for Skin Discoloration

enlighten for skin discolorationHere at Heritage Eye, Skin & Laser Center, our Skin Rejuvenation Experts specialize in treating skin pigmentation issues.  With the Cutera Enlighten Laser, we are able to treat skin discoloration on virtually any part of the body.  The Enlighten Laser is very effective at treating skin discoloration caused by sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, melasma, red scars, acne scars, and dark scars; as well as minimizing the appearance of large pores and fine lines.

Initially, we will meet with you for a thorough consultation to assess your skin and develop the best treatment plan for you.  With the Enlighten Laser, the treatment is fast, painless, and very relaxing.  The laser feels warm on the skin – as if you’re sitting in the sun.

The advantage to this treatment is that there is no downtime and you are able to wear makeup afterwards. In addition, your pores will be smaller, fine lines will be reduced, your skin will glow, and it will feel tighter.

Patients normally return after 2 weeks to repeat the treatment.  Depending on how dark the area is, we can typically complete the treatment in 4-6 sessions.

To learn more about laser treatments for skin discoloration, please call our office at 209.465.5933 to schedule a free consultation.

Laser Spider Vein Removal

Spider veins, not to be confused with varicose veins, are dilated or stretched blood vessels that have a branching pattern and are commonly found on the thigh, lower leg and occasionally on the face. Spider veins are progressive in nature and usually increase in number and visibility with age. Laser spider vein treatments are used to treat these vessels, erasing them from your skin.

cutera-laser-vein-removalBenefits of Laser Spider Vein Removal

  • Safe, effective, and causes little, if any discomfort.
  • Provides an overall improvement in the appearance of spider veins.
  • No downtime. Patients can immediately resume work and almost all normal activities.

How is Laser Spider Vein Treatment Performed?

The laser is used to treat small to medium-sized blood vessels (one to three millimeters in diameter). A hand piece is passed over your skin and the laser light is absorbed by the blood, causing the vessels to coagulate and be absorbed by the body. There may be some skin reddening and/or bruising, but these side effects subside over a couple of weeks to a couple of months. There is little downtime; however, you will need to protect the area(s) treated from sun exposure.

To learn more about laser spider vein removal, please call our office at 209.465.5933 to schedule a free consultation.

Laser Genesis

Genesis is a laser treatment that utilizes advanced science to promote smooth, evenly toned skin in both women and men. The Laser Genesis system penetrates deep into the dermal (second layer of skin) tissue where collagen is produced to stimulate an increase in new collagen formation.

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Types of Skin Conditions Treated by Laser Genesis 

Laser Genesis improves the overall appearance of skin in regions such as the face, neck and chest. Laser Genesis treatment helps to improve wrinkles, reduce the appearance of scars, corrects redness and rosacea, smoothes skin texture, and helps to shrink pore size.  Genesis be also be used and may be safely used in conjunction with other dermal treatments such as chemical peels.

How Long is a Genesis Treatment?

A Genesis treatment of the entire facial area is typically performed in approximately one hour.

What To Expect During  Treatment

Laser Genesis produces a mild heat sensation during treatment that most patients have reported as pleasant and enjoyable. This sensation continues for approximately thirty minutes post-procedure and may sometimes be accompanied by a mild tingling feeling and an immediate sensation of skin tightening.

What to Expect After Treatment

After treatment with Laser Genesis at Heritage Eye, Skin & Laser Center in Stockton, most patients are able to immediately resume daily activities following a Genesis treatment. Aftercare instructions include using sunscreen, and wearing protective clothing.

How Many Genesis Treatments Are Required?

The number of Genesis skin rejuvenation treatments required to reach maximum results is determined on a case-by-case basis with each patient. The average number of treatments is 3 or more with each treatment spaced two to four weeks apart.

How Long Do Laser Genesis Results Last?

The results of Laser Genesis continue to increase after each treatment with the maximum results typically continuing until after the last treatment, approximately three to six months post-treatment. Practicing daily skin maintenance and a healthy lifestyle substantially contribute to the success of the treatment.  Patients may find that diligently using sunscreen and protective clothing to shield the treated regions of the body assists with maintenance as well.

To learn more about Laser Genesis, please call our office at 209.465.5933 to schedule a free consultation.

IPL® Photofacial™

The IPL® Photofacial™ system uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to rejuvenate the skin safely and effectively without relying on chemicals. By treating the skin with a series of high-energy light pulses, it is possible to diminish the effects of skin conditions such as rosacea and hyperpigmentation, as well as produce a more radiant complexion. These light pulses penetrate deep into the inner layers of the skin, constricting blood vessels and collagen fibers inside the skin to stimulate a noticeable tightening and rejuvenating effect. The Photofacial™ treatment process takes only 30 minutes, and minor side effects such as redness and mild swelling disappear quickly, leaving the face looking healthy and luminous.

To learn more about IPL, please call our office at 209.465.5933 to schedule a free consultation.

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