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By lori b 18 Oct, 2017
Treating Rosacea:  Treatment Options 

Rosacea is a skin condition that many find very embarrassing. The  most common symptom  is flushing or a persistent redness of the face, usually resembling a sunburn or blush that won't go away and small visible blood vessels.

There are a lot of ideas about how to treat or cure it. There is no cure, but it is possible to get it under control and make it manageable. Divine Laser &Spa can help treat rosacea by performing three different approaches:

Intense pulse light, Laser Genesis, and Microneedling. 

Let's take a look at each option: what it is and how it works for this skin condition. 

Intense pulse light


Intense pulse light at Divine Laser & Spa is a 30 minute treatment. There will be a bright light and a light stinging sensation similar to that of a rubber band snapping against the skin of your face. This feeling dissipates quickly.  Pigmented skin will usually darken and and eventually flake off. It is safe, although not appropriate for all skin types, so it is important to find out if you are a good candidate first. 

Usually, you'll get 3 treatments, spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. You'll begin to see gradual results after each treatment, as the light destroys the capillaries that contribute to redness. Intense pulse light also builds collagen, gives your skin an even tone and healthy appearance, and prevents further damage from presenting itself. 

Laser Genesis


Laser genesis gently heats the upper layer of the dermis (skin) and targets discolor, reducing the appearance of acne scars and redness. It also increases collagen production, which combines with the heat to shrink pores on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. Results tend to be subtle initially, increasing over time with the increased collagen, taking about 3-9 weeks. Most people have about four treatments, though this varies depending on your skin and individual needs. 

Laser genesis is noninvasive, and many people describe it as relaxing and therapeutic. You'll feel a gentle warming as the laser is moved over your face, approximately a half inch away from your skin. More heat is generated in dilated capillaries, which helps to reduce redness. There are no side effects other than some slight redness in sensitive skinned patients. 

You'll want to drink plenty of water and protect your skin from the sun in the days following a treatment to heighten the visible benefits of treatment. 

Microneedling


Microneedling at Divine Laser & Spa naturally stimulates collagen and elastin production in the skin without causing more damage. It stimulates tissue regeneration, improves acne scars, and reduces the size of pores. It can be done on any skin type. You'll begin to notice results after a week or two, but it can take a few months to see the full benefit. 

A device similar to a pen, studded with (standardly 12) fine sharp needles is slid over the skin and penetrates up to 2mm deep, prompting the skin to plump and thicken, reducing the appearance of acne scars and fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin stays intact, and the treatment can be repeated often.  Most people say it feels similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin and takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete treatment. 

You may experience some redness, bruising, or minor swelling in the first day or two after treatment, similar to a sunburn. You should protect your skin with a good sunscreen, and restore moisture with a lotion or cream containing hyaluronic acid. 

Microneedling also leads to less burning, itching, heat or prickling, which means that it treats more than just the visible symptoms. 

Followup skin care at home


Treatments are effective, but combining them with an at-home skin care routine will enhance the effects. Proper skin care will also help the effects last longer, and keep your skin looking healthier and more beautiful overall. There are many angles from which to treat rosacea, and when combined, you'll have healthier skin.

Which treatment is right for you?


Divine Laser & Spa technicians can help you determine which treatment is right for your skin. 

Can I combine treatments?


The staff at Divine Laser & Spa can go over all your options, including whether or not you can combine treatments. 

You're not stuck with topical creams or oral antibiotics to treat your skin. The treatments outlined above are all effective, easy, and longterm solutions to the redness, acne, and visible blood vessels, especially when combined with an at-home skin care routine. They'll also improve your skin's health overall, which is something the topical creams and oral antibiotics can't do. Rather than feeling like you're treating a disease, you'll walk out of treatment feeling as if you've just enjoyed a day at the spa. Who wouldn't want to feel like that?
By lori b 15 Oct, 2017

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Traditional methods of hair removal, such as shaving, waxing and tweezing are effective methods of removing hair, But they are time consuming, painful and don’t provide a long-term solution to unwanted hair, not to mention the nicks, bumps and ingrown hairs that often occur with these hair removal methods. Laser hair removal has quickly become one of the most popular and effective methods of getting rid of unwanted hair for both men and women. Here are a few of the benefits of having laser hair removal at Divine Laser & Spa and not having to shave anymore.

 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

 

Body hair grows in three stages; anagen stage, telogen stage and catagen stage. Laser hair removal treatment is the most effective on hairs that are in the active growth phase (the anagen stage). Laser hair removal uses a concentrated, precise light beam that is only targeted at the follicle. The laser is converted into heat, which destroys the follicle, without affecting the surrounding skin. Once the follicle has been destroyed, it will not grow back.

 

Are Laser Hair Removal Treatments Safe?

 

The treatments at Divine Laser & Spa in Ormond Beach are FDA approved and have been used in the United States for over 20 years. It is completely safe and virtually painless. The procedure is safe for both men and women on almost all areas of the body, including the chest, face, lip, sideburns, stomach, chin, bikini area, legs and back.

 

Treatments are Quick and Easy

 

Laser hair removal is a treatment that can be done during your lunch break at Divine Laser & Spa in Ormond Beach and you could still leave time to grab a bite to eat. The laser is made to target small groups of hair at the same time. Depending on the area being treated, the process can take anywhere from a few minutes for the upper lip to 30-minutes for larger areas. There is no need to take time away from your usual activities and unlike there with waxing there is no sticky film left behind, so you can return your regular activities immediately following a treatment.

 

It’s Cost-Effective

 

Razors, shaving cream, waxes and depilatory creams are expensive, especially when you have to buy them once or twice each week. Yet, one of the reasons may people hesitate to have laser hair removal treatments is because they are concerned about the cost. It may seem like the treatment is more costly than waxing or shaving, but it is a cost-effective treatment, because you will eventually no longer have to buy the supplies needed for traditional hair removal methods. Also, the cost of laser hair removal treatments have decreased in cost, but the cost of waxing has increased and the results are much better than waxing.

 

Eliminate Ingrown Hairs/ Ingrown Hair Removal

 

One of the worst things that come about with shaving and waxing is ingrown hairs. When hair does grow back after laser removal treatments, it is more sparse and fine, which significantly reduces the chance of having ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal is also an excellent option for people that have sensitive skin and/or experience skin irritations with shaving and waxing.

 

No Hair Growth Between Treatments

 

Unlike waxing that requires you to grow hair back between the treatments, with laser hair removal; you can shave between treatments, so there you no longer have to worry about unsightly regrowth. The hair that does grow back during laser hair removal treatments is finer and lighter in color, so it’s easier to manage.

 

Permanently Reduce Body Hair

 

Laser hair removal treatments will permanently reduce body hair. Although there is no scientific proof that the treatments will remove all body hair, the treatments have been shown to be the most effective in permanently reducing body hair by as much as 95%. Most people report that after a series of laser hair removal sessions, there is a significant reduction in the amount of regrowth.

 

Because everyone has a different level of pain tolerance, the level of pain varies for each person. However, most people claim the treatment is virtually pain-free and compare it to the feeling of snapping a rubber band on your skin. The pain factor is also dependent on the area of the body being treated, because some areas tend to be more sensitive than others. If you decide laser hair removal is the right treatment for you, there are few things you will need to do to prepare for the session. It is generally recommended that for at least six weeks before your treatment date, you should not pluck, wax or undergo any type of treatment that interferes with the follicle. During your initial consultation at the Divine Laser & Spa serving Ormond Beach, Port Orange and Daytona Beach, you will receive more details on how to prepare for your sessions. Read more at Divine Laser Hair Removal


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