With so many ways to enhance your skin, allow you to be hair-free without shaving, revitalize sun-damaged tissue, and make dark spots fade, lasers are an amazing anti-aging tool. Gina L. Ressler, M.D. at Signature Skin Care, offers a variety of laser treatments for men and women in the Oklahoma City area who want to look and feel their best without undergoing invasive surgical procedures. Learn about the many different ways you can conveniently add laser services to your life by calling the office in Edmond, Oklahoma, or schedule an appointment online.
Laser Q & A
What laser services are offered at Signature Skin Care?
Dr. Ressler and the team of experts at Signature Skin Care provide a comprehensive variety of laser services for both men and women, including:
- SculpSure® body contouring, fat reduction treatment
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Photofacials – intense pulsed light (IPL)
- Laser hair removal
Whether you want to get rid of stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise, or get rid of unwanted hair, or rejuvenate your facial skin by erasing fine lines and age spots, there’s a laser treatment for you. And, in most cases, you can walk away from a treatment session with minimal or no downtime, so you can get back to your busy lifestyle without interruption.
How does SculpSure work?
SculpSure is a noninvasive way to contour hard to shape areas of your body, including:
- Love handles (flanks)
- Back or bra-line fat
- Inner and outer thighs
- Double chin
SculpSure safely destroys fat cells below the surface of your skin, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. It uses laser energy to heat the fat cells so they become damaged and your body eliminates them over time. The results are permanent, since once fat cells are destroyed, they won’t grow back. Dr. Ressler tailors an individual treatment plan based on your problem areas to help you achieve your desired results.
How does laser skin resurfacing work?
Laser skin resurfacing uses short, concentrated bursts of light energy to vaporize damaged skin one layer at a time. Laser skin resurfacing rejuvenates your skin and diminishes the effects of the sun, aging, and other skin imperfections. The Signature Skin Care team uses the following lasers to produce the maximum benefits for both men and women, depending on your specific conditions:
- Fraxel fractional laser to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, surface scarring, age spots, and sun damage
- CO2 ablative laser to treat wrinkles, scars, warts, and enlarged oil glands
- Pixel ablative laser to penetrate your skin at various depths to target specific areas of wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, and blemishes
What does Fraxel laser technology do?
Fraxel laser technology is one of the many options you have for reversing the outward signs of facial aging. Fraxel laser therapy is effective for:
- Fine lines and facial wrinkles
- Crow’s feet around your eyes
- Surface scars like those left behind from acne
- Evening skin pigmentation and reducing the appearance of sun spots
- Actinic Keratosis (AK) a precancerous skin condition
What is an IPL™ photofacial?
An alternative to laser therapies that use heat (thermal) energy, intense pulsed light facials use rapid pulses of light energy to penetrate the tissue deep below the surface of your skin. The light causes collagen and blood vessels to constrict which reduces redness and minimizes fine lines. Since they use light energy instead of heat, IPL photofacials pose less risk of damage to the surrounding tissue, and therefore, downtime is minimal.
Not sure which laser or IPL treatment is right for you? Make an appointment online or call the office to schedule a consultation so Dr. Ressler can recommend a customized treatment plan to help you meet your anti-aging and skin care goals.