Laser Treatments

Sciton Skin lasers are used in the procedure of Laser Skin Rejuvenation. Sciton Profile laser is the most advanced form of laser skin treatment available today, along with the Joule lasers. This brilliant technology has made it possible to enhance your skin very quickly and with fewer risks. Sciton lasers use different techniques to give your skin the texture you want.

After the procedure is completed, you will feel completely different. You might experience some or all of the following changes:

  • Rejuvenation of the skin
  • Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Fading of sun damage on the skin
  • Reduction in age spots and blackheads
  • Reduction in blotchiness and multi-toning of the skin
  • Improvement in complexion
  • Disappearance of acne marks and pimples
  • Moderation in deep face lines like laughter lines
  • Reduction in pigmentation

MicroLaser Peel

This type of laser treatment is optimal if you are looking to rejuvenate your skin, to give it a glow and plumped up effect. The science behind this treatment lies in the laser ablating the outer layers at a very controlled and precise depth of the skin in order to resurface the underlying new skin. There are currently three different depths that can be performed, the particular depth that you require to achieve optimal results will be determined during your first consultation. The microlaser peel is ideal to address fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation due to sun damage as well as improvement of skin tone. You may require anything between one to six treatments, depending on your particular needs and concerns. Depending on the required depth which is selected for your particular treatment you may experience any of the following: redness, minor swelling accompanied or not by peeling, for a duration between one up to seven days. You will be sent home with some skin care recovery products to apply, which are particularly important to use during the recovery period in order to ensure optimal results. The microlaser peel at Southwest Plastic Surgery can be performed in many areas of the body: face, neck, targeted to eyes, cheeks or mouth, hands and even the chest area. The latter being subject to sun damage over the years can benefit greatly from this type of treatment.

The Sciton laser works by accurately removing the outermost layer of your skin and revealing the smooth and soft new skin underneath. The skin inside has not been exposed to sunlight or aging and is therefore, fresh and elastic.

This method works, not just to remove the signs of aging but also to get rid of scars, pigmentation issues and injuries. Before the treatment begins, an anesthetic is applied on the skin to make it numb so that the process is painless for the patient. After the skin has completely lost all sensation, the procedure is started. For the procedure to be complete, a time of about 25-30 minutes is required. Because this is a laser based treatment, surgery and incision making is not required and the procedure can easily be performed using local anesthetics.

The Sciton laser is passed over the skin and it works rapidly, removing the outer layer of the skin, which is particularly damaged, with the utmost preciseness. The laser leaves the skin tissues undamaged as they will form new skin.

Profractional Laser Treatments

The good news for you is that Sciton has now come up with a new skin resurfacing technology which is known as the ProFractional laser skin resurfacing. This new technology is specially designed to treat scars, acne and sagging skin. It brings with it, a perfect solution for aging skin. With age, wrinkles, fine lines and creases also increase, and your skin loses its elasticity and sags. These changes are particularly visible on the face, neck and chest areas, all of which can be targeted with this particular technology. This wonderful technology was designed to drastically improve the general appearance of the skin. Given the fact that this type of procedure focuses the laser to treat thousands of pinpoint areas in the skin, the healing time is particularly short and fast. As with the Microlaser Peel, the depth of the laser can be controlled depending on your particular needs and the required number of treatments to achieve the desired results can vary anywhere between one to five sessions.

Where the Sciton laser has these innumerable benefits, you should keep in mind that the results are not immediately achieved. In fact, some time is required for your skin to recover fully from the effects of the treatment which might include rashes, swelling, crusting, blemishes and redness of the skin. The inner skin might feel a bit sore and tender at the beginning and might burn on contact, but you should not worry, because this will soon go away, leaving behind the fresh new skin which you will fall in love with.

Drs. Agullo and Palladino will provide you with a serum and balm which you will have to apply on the skin in order to aid the healing process and protect your skin. The operated area must be kept moist with healing ointments and you should take care not to expose the skin to direct sunlight for at least one week. At first the skin will appear pink and raw, but recovery usually takes not more than four to seven days after which you may return to routine activities. Makeup can safely be applied and you can go outdoors while wearing sun protection. Sun protection should always be worn for three months, which will help prevent most skin diseases.

This form of skin treatment using the Sciton laser for skin resurfacing is fast, easy and less painful. Sciton lasers are the latest technology and have been giving accurate results bearing almost no risks and very few side effects. The Sciton laser is gaining popularity due to its precision, comfort and speed. It provides a shorter healing time as well.

Laser Hair Removal

Almost any womans dream! To eliminate excessive or unwanted hair in particular areas of the body. Now possible with the Sciton Laser technology which has the fantastic ability to treat any skin color and hair type, which not all lasers in the market are designed to do so. This feature is particularly important in order to prevent unwanted hyperpigmentation of the skin as a side effect, particularly common in hispanic/latino patients. At Southwest Plastic Surgery, Dr. Agullo and Dr. Palladino will ensure that our highly trained professionals deliver tailored first class service to take care of your hair removal needs and achieve fabulous smooth skin and long lasting results. We offer laser hair removal for the full range of areas of the body, including full brazilian bikini! Given the recent rise in popularity of Plastic Surgery among male patients, laser hair removal in areas such as the back is increasing in demand!

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Advanced IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

The current Gold Standard in photorejuvenation, this type of laser treatment offers the latest in technology to treat hyperpigmentation, sun damage, rosacea, active acne and vascular lesions It stimulates collagen production as well, improving skin tone and texture, achieving an overall rejuvenated effect of the skin. Some patients experience an immediate improvement of their condition, after the first session. At Southwest Plastic Surgery we recommend an initial series of three to five treatments, one every three to four weeks, depending on your particular needs. Since every patient is unique, Drs. Agullo and Palladino tailor each treatment individually, to satisfy your specific needs. Therefore, on occasion, more or less treatments are required. The majority of our patients only require an additional maintenance session every 6 – 18 months. As with most of the laser treatments we offer at Southwest Plastic Surgery, we can treat a wide range of areas of the body: full face, t-zone, neck, hands, cheeks, forearms/hands, full arms, full legs, chest and any other additional area you might be interested in rejuvenating!
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Forever Young BBL Anti Aging Treatment

The most powerful of the anti-aging resources is the photofacial with broadband light (BBL), a true contemporary Fountain of Youth! The scientific research behind this particular technology has shown that this is the only device that clearly elicits a permanent change in the expression of the genes that are responsible for aging, longevity, and increased lifespan. Therefore, the genetic changes that are brought about are beneath the surface of the skin, they occur within the genetic makeup of each and every skin cell that is treated, making it more powerful than any topical product. It has been demonstrated that with regular BBL treatments, the skin acquires a clear, smooth and much younger appearance. The changes that are brought about

Another added benefit of the Forever Young BBL treatment is that there is zero downtime, you may resume your normal activities immediately after treatment and the treatment duration is on average only 12 – 15 minutes! Lastly, one of the greatest benefits is that the results are long lasting, the scientific studies performed include patients treated 10+ years ago! Makes you wonder: are all those hollywood superstars looking timeless because of BBL?

SkinTyte II Skin Tightening

The SkinTyte II skin tightening system is the latest technology available loose skin. It is a light based laser system that works at the level of the deep dermis to promote collagen production. The treatments promote your own body to tighten the skin to give a smoother appearance. The procedure is used in any area where there is loose skin including the neck, arms, thighs, and abdomen. The procedure is a wonderful adjunct to liposuction procedures to create further contour improvement. At Southwest Plastic Surgery, we recommend a series of 4-6 treatments every 3-4 weeks. You can opt to tighten the skin in more than one area during the same treatment schedule.

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Vein therapy

At Southwest Plastic Surgery we can treat vein and vascular lesions to the face, legs and body. We utilize our ND-YAG laser therapy to get eliminate unsightly spider veins and telangiectasias from the face and legs. WE have a close relationship with one of the top vascular surgeons in the El Paso and Las Cruces area, any veins that require a more invasive treatment are referred to him. The results obtained with this technology are often immediate, usually we recommend 4 to 6 treatments, 4 to 6 weeks apart for best results. This laser can also be used to treat scars accompanied by redness, within or around the scar tissue. Downtime is minimal, most patients return to their daily activities immediately after treatment or the next day.

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