At Petra Medi-Spa our Fractional CO2 Resurfacing laser offers the most innovative approach to laser treatments today. It provides a comfortable procedure to reduce facial wrinkles, acne scars and surgical scars with minimum pain, minimal downtime and superior results.
CO2 laser delivers a series of microscopic, closely spaced laser spots to the skin while simultaneously preserving the normal, healthy skin. The undamaged skin becomes a reservoir of tissue for fast healing and regeneration of the treated area by producing and providing new dermal collagen and eliminating epidermal pigmentation and irregularities to the skin tone such as acne scars. Our Fractional CO2 Resurfacing laser is specially designed to improve the skin texture and tone, and fight wrinkles and acne scars.
At Petra Medi Spa we offer Genesis laser which improves the pore size and texture, targets diffuse erytherma and poikilodermia, improves fine lines and reduces scars. Laser Genesis at Petra Medi Spa uses high-power microsecond pulses at high repetition rates to safely heat the papillary and reticular dermis, stimulating collagen and reducing diffuse microvascular redness.
At Petra Medi-Spa, our spider vein treatments are virtually pain-free and take only ten to fifteen minutes from start to finish. In order to target the unwanted spider veins, we use a laser that targets the pigmentation in the vein, sending a blast of laser energy to that pigment and essentially obliterating the vein. During the spider vein treatment, the vein should close permanently, and begins to fade away. Some spider veins disappear from the patient’s body immediately following the laser treatment while others might take a month or two to completely fade away. However, the end result is the same – beautiful, even-toned skin unmarred by a criss-cross of unsightly spider veins.
The most frequent cosmetic use of lasers for the skin is for permanent reduction of hair growth. Besides the obvious, reduction in hair growth may also improve some skin conditions such as ingrown hairs and folliculitis – an acne-like eruption.
The miraDry ® system uses energy that targets and destroys the sweat glands and odor glands of your underarms.
At Petra Medi Spa Titan Skin Tightening laser is a non-invasive procedure that applies a novel, tailored infrared light source to both contract collagen and stimulate new collagen deposition. Titan’s light source generates energy for safe and effective volumatic heating of skin. No other device has the same technology, efficiency and clinical studies supporting their product claims. At Petra Medi Spa, patients of all skin types may be treated with Titan Skin Tightening laser all year around.
In Southern California, the constant exposure to the sun produces severe skin damage. As we get older, some of that damage is manifested by irregular or blotchy pigmented spots, called solar lentigenes, which can occur on the face, arms, hands, shoulders, and chest. These spots detract from beauty as they interfere with the clarity of skin color.
IPL/Photofacial is an ideal treatment for skin care concerns ranging from redness, light acne scars and rosacea to broken capillaries and hyper pigmentation. IPL/Photofacial involves a non-ablative laser that has been carefully calibrated to seek out specific pigments in the skin redness, darker discolored patches or dark spots from acne scarring. The actual IPL/Photofacial procedure feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin’s surface. With each snap, the IPL/Photofacial penetrates deep below the skin’s surface to treat the issues at the source. For successful elimination of redness, sun spots and old acne scars, a patient will likely require multiple IPL/Photofacial treatments.
The IPL/Photofacial can truly create a marked difference in the patient’s skin over time, since the skin continues to improve for weeks after the actual treatment.
Immediately following an IPL/Photofacial, a patient is free to resume his or her daily activities. Each IPL/Photofacial treatment is conveniently quick and takes only about fifteen to twenty minutes from start to finish. For this reason, many patients seamlessly integrate their IPL/Photofacial into their lives by getting treatments during their lunch hour. A brief period of facial redness is the most common side effect of the IPL/Photofacial, although this can easily be covered up with liquid foundation, powder or a concealer until the redness subsides.