What is the "Lunchtime Laser" treatment?

The "Collagen CoolLift" Skin Tightening treatment is a non-invasive procedure unlike any other skin resurfacing treatment. The skin is not subjected to harsh chemicals or the intense after-care of other facial rejuvenation procedures. Cooling technology protects the sensitive surface layers of the skin, allowing the laser light to penetrate to a deeper level and stimulate new collagen growth.

SouthPointe Family Physicians, P.C Wellness & Aesthetics uses Nd:Yag 1319NM Laser to treat wrinkles and other skin blemishes. The wrinkles on your face, around the eyes and lips will soften as a result. You will notice an improvement over time in your skin tone and texture, and the youthful appearance of your skin will be restored.

Typical areas treated include the face, around the eyes, mouth and cheeks, these areas are the most exposed to the damaging effects of the sun and wind.

A series of four to six treatments is recommended with a 30-day period between each treatment. As each person differs, you may choose additional treatments to achieve maximum results. You may choose to maintain your results with an additional treatment every 6-18 months.

Recovery Expectations

One of the most outstanding features of the "Collagen CoolLift"-Skin Tightenting1319NM Laser treatment is that there is virtually no downtime associated with the procedure. After a session, the area may appear red for up to an hour. However, makeup can immediately be applied. No wound is created; therefore, there is no healing time required.

What conditions can be treated?

Facial wrinkles
Periorbital Wrinkles (Wrinkles around your eyes)
Perioral wrinkles (Wrinkles around your lips)
Neck Wrinkles

What does the procedure do? How does it work?

"Collagen CoolLift" treatment uses an infrared laser to rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. The procedure combines a cooling plate and an Nd:YAG laser to give patients optimal results with the minimal inconvenience. The protective cooling plate is applied to the skin, allowing the laser light to pass harmlessly through the upper layers of the skin and stimulate those cells deep below the surface which produce natural collagen. The collagen and elastin fibers continue to multiply after your treatment, and you will continue to see improved results over the months ahead.

Is the procedure painful?

This treatment can be performed on any facial area -- around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, and chin -- with minimal discomfort. A topical anesthetic cream can be used on extra-sensitive areas. However, no injections are needed.

How long does a treatment take? Can it be combined with other procedures?

This treatment is a quick, easy procedure for which many patients come in during their lunch hour. The procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes, and there are virtually no side effects.

The Laser treatment can also be combined with other procedures, making it an ideal complement to Botox, and laser skin resurfacing for an overall facial rejuvenation.

How many treatments are needed, and how long will it last? Are there any side effects?

Clinical studies suggest that at least two treatments are needed to stimulate new collagen growth. Doctors also recommend regular touch-up treatments to sustain the continued growth of new collagen. As for side effects, this laser procedure and light treatments are among the safest on the market.

What aftercare do I need?

It is important to follow your physician's instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize your risk of inflammation or redness and ensure the shortest healing time. You will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sun screen whenever you go outdoors.