Dr. Lee and her team are highly skilled in the use of laser and thermal energy treatments to improve skin tone, reduce skin imperfections, and contour areas of the face and body.

Whether your concern is skin tone or skinny jeans, Halcyon Dermatology has the technology to help.

SKIN RESURFACING

About skin resurfacing

Halcyon Dermatology offers the most cutting-edge laser treatments for skin resurfacing.
Our laser offerings include the following technologies:

  • Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing 1540nm: Easy and FDA-cleared for treating wrinkles, reducing stretch marks and scars, and improving skin tone and texture. Healing time is fast and most procedures can be performed in thirty minutes or less with minimal discomfort and excellent long-term results.
  • Fractional CO2 ablative laser system: Powerful and precise, this treatment is ideal for:
    • Improving skin tone and texture
    • Reducing the look of wrinkles
    • Diminishing acne scars and sun spots

 

What to expect with skin resurfacing

Most laser treatments are relatively quick and associated with minimal downtime. There are considerations before and after treatment that are important to ensuring the best possible results:

  • Results may be visible after 1 treatment, but the best and longest-lasting results are achieved with multiple treatments over time
  • Topical numbing creams to reduce discomfort need to be applied 1 hour
    before treatment
  • Treatments typically take from 1 to 2 hours
  • You will be provided protective eyewear if treating your face
  • You may need to apply an ointment or intense moisturizer during the healing process
  • Some patients report a burning sensation, which can be treated with cool compresses or other home remedies (instructions will be provided)
  • Sun exposure should be avoided before and after treatment; sunscreen (SPF 30+) should ALWAYS be used

 

PHOTOREJUVENATION

Optimized pulsed light (OPL): This is the newest and most advanced intensed pulse light technology. We offer treatments with the Cynosure ICON Aesthetic Device. It includes Skintel technology which more accurately measures the pigment in the skin so that we can more precisely titrate our settings to optimize your skin response. Often called a photofacial, this treatment is ideal for:

  • Eliminating age spots and uneven pigmentation
  • Fading sun damage and dark spots
  • Treating discoloration on body areas like the upper chest (décolleté) and hands
  • Treating rosacea
  • Reducing the look of red scars, birthmarks, and stretch marks

 

SKIN TIGHTENING

About skin tightening

Now you can address sagging skin around the jawline, neck, brows, and eyes without surgery. The same technology can also be used
to address areas of the body. Skin tightening procedures offered by Halcyon Dermatology include:

  • Exilis Elite: This thermal technology can tone and tighten in approximately 20 minutes, with no numbing cream necessary
    • The fastest, most powerful non-invasive aesthetic device available today
    • Gently warms the skin and encourages new collagen growth over time

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What to expect with skin tightening

The Exilis Elite treatment is fast and relatively painless. You may expect:

  • A deep heating sensation
  • 3 to 4 treatment sessions, spaced several weeks apart
  • Gradual results that get better with time and multiple treatments

 

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LASER HAIR REMOVAL

About laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is permanent hair removal, which gives you freedom from the drudgery (and pain) of waxing, plucking, and shaving. Laser hair removal works best for people with darker hair, as the laser targets the pigment in hair. It is generally not effective for people with light hair (blonde, grey, or peach-fuzz-type hair).

What to expect with laser hair removal

The ultimate solution to unwanted hair requires a series of appointments for best results. You should expect:

  • A reduction of 20-40% per treatment
  • Four (4) to 8 treatments for best results, depending on the area of the body and color of the hair

LASER SCAR REMOVAL

We use the 1540 ICON nonablative fractional laser to treat a variety of scars including:

  • Surgical Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Acne Scars

Typically a series of treatments are needed and a topical numbing cream is applied before most treatments.

 

MICRONEEDLING

Microneedling is a very simple, safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapeutic technique for skin rejuvenation, acne scars, scars/burn scars, hyperhidrosis, stretch marks, and many more.

Areas of the body that can be treated with microneedling:

  • Face
  • Arms
  • Neck
  • Legs
  • Décolletage
  • Abdomen
  • Hands
  • Back

Microneedling is especially safe for patients with skin of color because it has a much lower risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation than lasers or peels and can be used on all skin types unless your medical provider determines otherwise.
 

 
HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Micropunctures are created using microneedles which produce a controlled skin injury triggering a release of growth factors, new collagen & elastin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling or lasers and other ablative treatments, which helps to protect the new skin cell growth, providing for quicker healing and a much higher success rate.
  • We use a microneedling device called Collagin PIN. It utilizes a sterile disposable needle cartridge, holding either 12 or 36 micro-needles is glided across the skin with the microneedling device that mechanically induces a micro injury to the desired depth chosen for your skin by your medical provider. The microneedling creates micro channels which allows topicals and serums to reach the true targeted areas, producing a much more efficacious result.

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH MICRONEEDLING

How many Microneedling treatments will I need?

  • Typically a series of 3-6 microneedling treatments is recommended, depending upon your area of correction or concern. Your skincare professional will ultimately determine a treatment schedule based on your individual goals and desires.
  • Treatments are usually spaced in 4 week intervals.
  • Patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks, or any type of scars, usually require 6 or more treatments to achieve the desired results.

Will the microneedling procedure hurt?

  • Prior to your microneedling treatment, the medical provider will apply a topical numbing agent. Most people say they feel almost nothing after having been pretreated with a topical numbing agent.

How long will it take for me to see results from my microneedling treatment?

  • Most all patients see results after the first microneedling treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health. It is most common to begin to see true changes or positive results as soon as 1-2 weeks after the first treatment. Many patients comment on positive changes in even less time. Often, change is noted within just a few days!!!

How long will my microneedling results last?

  • Microneedling produces results through the stimulation of growth factors and collagen, thereby promoting new skin cells to surface. As our skin ages, our collagen production naturally slows down. Your overall result will last longer when using an at home skin care regimen that includes a daily Retinoid product. Your medical provider is best suited to make this recommendation. New collagen & elastin formation in the skin are documented as visually and measurably improved as much as one year after just one treatment. However, a series of treatments is typically recommended for best results.

What will I look like after my microneedling treatment?

  • Microneedling is considered a no downtime treatment.
  • Immediately after your treatment your skin will look slightly pink to moderately red. Your medical provider will recommend skin care products for your post care based on your individual skin, which will greatly minimize these symptoms and enhance your overall results.

Can I use Makeup after having my microneedling treatment?

  • Directly after your treatment we recommend using only mineral based foundation, as it cannot build bacteria. You may go back to your regular foundation 4 days post treatment.