Dr. Carlos Mata now offers his patients the Quanta System laser hair removal, the newest treatment trend in follicle elimination. Men and women, alike, long to rid themselves of unwanted hair of the face, legs, underarms, abdomen, chest, back, and groin. The intensity of the laser causes controlled damage to hair follicles. While in shock, the follicles do not generate hair. About 3 – 6 treatments are recommended for 3 years for the best results. Hair will eventually return but may not do so for 2 – 4 months for most (really lucky people have 6 – 12 months without regrowth). Under the direction of our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mata, a.k.a. Dr. Scottsdale®, all laser hair removal treatments are performed by a trained technician, and last 15 – 60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated. When hair returns, it is usually thinner and lighter, with (typically) 75% reduction in hair growth. Arrested hair growth following 6 treatments has been reported but should not be expected.
Most conventional facelifts, mini facelifts, tummy tucks or body sculpting procedure good results with extensive downtimes and long scars. The Renuvion by J-Plasma procedure can give improved results without the long scars and the long downtime, by shrinking the lax skin. Since there are no long scars, the complications will be substantially less for this new alternative in Aesthetic/Cosmetic surgery.
Because of the vacuum, patients will feel a slight pressure on the area that is being treated. The laser beam may slightly sting, but cool temperatures will be applied between pulses to help with the patient’s discomfort. The application of cold blast also minimizes side effects high temperatures may cause. Sessions may last from 15 minutes up to an hour for larger areas, such as the back. Although patients can resume normal activity after treatment, the treated area will look and feel similar to a sunburn. Patients should avoid exercise for about 24 hours to allow the skin to calm, and sun exposure should be avoided during treatment.
The series of treatments is designed to ensure that all hair growth is suppressed. There will be a significant reduction, but not all hair follicles are destroyed in the initial session and some may continue to grow. The additional sessions ensure that the remaining growing hairs will also be removed.
There is no downtime following laser hair removal and patients can usually resume their normal routine. There will be tingling and slight redness on the treated area that subsides after a few hours. Afterwards, the skin may look and feel like it’s sunburnt. Cooling creams or ice packs may provide relief to the burnt feeling. Sun exposure must be limited several weeks before and after treatment.
|Recover Time||7 days|
|Average Procedure Time||15 min - hour|
|Procedure Recovery Location||Outpatient|