FAQS & General Information
Do laser treatments hurt?
The MedLite C6 laser uses PhotoAcoustic energy to target the skin. The procedure is very comfortable. Patients will feel the pulses as quick tingling sensations, like very tiny rubber bands snapped against the skin. For some procedures, such as tattoo removal, the dark ink can absorb a larger amount of energy and a patient may feel some discomfort. In these cases, a physician may use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment to cool the area being treated.
What is the cost of laser treatments?
The price for a laser treatment varies depending on the type of procedures (i.e., skin rejuvenation vs. tattoo removal), the complexity of the treatment and the number of treatments required to achieve the desired result. You will be provided with information including pricing for your specific treatment requests and areas of concern.
How can lasers help improve my skin’s appearance?
The MedLite C6 uses PhotoAcoustic energy to gently penetrate the skin and stimulate the collagen fibers, working to improve the skin’s scaffolding and structure. After just one treatment, patients experience improvements in the skin’s tone and texture – and results are best after 4-6 sessions.
Can the MedLite C6 reduce wrinkles?
The MedLite C6 are clinically proven to reduce wrinkles. The PhotoAcoustic energy stimulates collagen growth, replenishing the lost collagen that creates fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
What about acne scars – can the MedLite C6 help reduce scars caused by acne?
The MedLite C6 works very well to reduce the most common types of acne scarring. The PhotoAcoustic energy stimulates collagen remodeling, and over time the acne scars are minimized or eliminated. These lasers are also helpful in treating active acne by using the PhotoAcoustic energy to reduce oil (sebum) production, a key factor in acne.
When will I see results from PhotoAcoustic laser treatment?
Patients will feel a difference in the texture of their skin after the first treatment with the MedLite C6. Because collagen takes time to grow, you will continue to see improvement over the next weeks. After 4-6 sessions, you’ll notice a dramatic improvement, including smaller pores, more even tone, softer texture. Many patients choose to have monthly or quarterly touch-up sessions to maintain their results.
Can I have laser treatment in combination with dermal fillers, neurotoxins, microdermabrasion and/or surgery?
MedLite C6 can safely be used to complement other aesthetic procedures. Different types of lasers and light-based devices can also be used together to target different cosmetic concerns. You will receive recommends for the best treatment or combination of treatments for you at the time of your consult.
Can I go back to normal activities or work immediately after treatment?
Yes, you can carry on with normal activities after your laser procedure. Treatment with a MedLite C6 should take less than 15 minutes … with no downtime or post-treatment care. You can apply make-up after treatment if you wish.
Can lasers erase all tattoos?
Lasers are the safest way to remove tattoos. But, not all lasers can erase tattoos. At MilfordMD Surgery & Laser Center we have a wide variety of choices of lasers and can choose the correct wavelength based on the color of ink in your tattoo. The MedLite lasers are considered the gold standard for single and multi-color tattoo removal.
Why are MedLite and RevLite considered gold-standard for tattoo removal?
The original MedLite was introduced nearly 20 years ago, pioneering the use of PhotoAcoustic energy for tattoo removal and other indications. Since then, HOYA ConBio scientists have updated and evolved this laser based on clinical studies and physician feedback. The current version, the MedLite C6, represents state-of-the-art technology.
How do PhotoAcoustic lasers work to eliminate tattoos?
The PhotoAcoustic energy works to gently vibrate and fragment the tattoo ink into tiny micro-particles that are gradually eliminated by the body’s natural process.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
The tattoo ink absorbs a great deal of the laser energy and some patients may feel mild discomfort as the physician traces the design. Topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort.
How long will it take to remove my tattoo with a laser?
Depending on the size of the tattoo, the amount of colors and the type of ink, you will likely need 10 to 15 sessions. For very dark tattoos, especially with exotic colors or one tattoo on top of another, even more treatment may be desirable.