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Medlite Laser Santa Barbara


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SB Aesthetics offers tattoo removal which is a quite safe and non-surgical procedure that uses quick bursts of the Medlite laser energy to slowly dissipate tattoo ink from the layers of the skin and give the body the ability to begin the healing process to ultimately completely remove the ink from the body.

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There are many factors that dictate the number of treatments required to remove a tattoo completely. These include, the colors used, how much ink is used, where this tattoo is located, if there is any tissue scarring present and the person’s skin type. Most patients need 6 or even 8 treatments to completely remove their tattoo. Large tattoos can take as many as 10-12 treatments or possibly more. In order for the skin to heal properly, generally, sessions are spaced anywhere from 6-8 weeks apart.

The Medlite laser utilizes a photoacoustic medical laser which means the laser produces intense levels of energy in short pulse periods. The beam generated targets pigmented collagen and skin in the process destroying the pigmentation. Considering that the Medlite medical laser only is directed at pigmented skin and tattoo ink, the remaining surrounding skin is left healthy and unharmed.

Medlite Treatment And What to Expect from it?

The Medlite Laser is a particularly new technology that is known to help with the removal of wrinkles and pigmentation as well as scars at their root.

Using the strong energy of the laser, which is going to firmly penetrate the skin without inflicting any injury to the top layer of the skin the deeper dermis, it thoroughly stimulates the skin to produce natural collagen. The entire procedure is going to take no more than 15 minutes, and you are not going to experience any side effects apart from the occasional redness. Worry not, though, because this is going to fade within a couple of hours at most.

With this in mind, Medlite laser treatment procedures are carried at monthly intervals and only after three to six of them you are going to observe how your skin has softened, and the pigmentation and wrinkles are beginning to disappear. What is more, this particular laser therapy is very convenient and not time-consuming at all.

Is the Medlite Laser Treatment Safe?

Now, it goes without saying that the Medlite laser is amongst the safest treatments out there. The reason for this is because it is going to produce light pulses, which are significantly shorter when compared to the longer pulses, produced by other types of lasers.

The longer the produced light pulse is, the higher the risk of complications gets. The Medlite laser isn’t going to cause blistering, unwanted pigmentation, skin damage or scarring of any kind. Additionally, the laser isn’t going to damage the skin that is surrounding the area to be treated. However, in order to be completely objective, it’s worth noting that there is always a certain amount of risk that is involved when you undergo cosmetic procedures of any kind.

Is it going to hurt?

The only thing that you are going to feel during your Medlite laser treatment sessions is a tingling sensation. The laser does not cause any kind of heating, and no anesthesia is necessary.

Is Medlite Laser Usable on All Body Parts?

Yes, the Medlite laser treatment is perfectly applicable on all body parts. The most commonly treated areas are the neck, upper chest, face, bikini lines, hands and under your arms. The laser is perfect for dark spot removal and skin toning.

In any case, there are quite a lot of different laser therapies available out there. However, the Medlite Laser treatment is known for being particularly beneficial. The shorter light pulses guarantee that there is no potential risk of skin damage while at the same time it administers the necessary cosmetic enhancement. The treatment session it is known for being is versatile, depending on the targeted area as well as the number of the spots and their intensity. With this in mind, the regular session is going to last between 15 and 45 minutes but not longer than that.

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Whether you are thinking about having tattoo removal in Santa Barbara, an aesthetic treatment, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.


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