Acne Treatment | Forever Young BBL | Halo | Laser Hair Removal | Micro Laser Peel | Photo Facials | Skin Resurfacing | Skin Tightening Therapy | Spider Vein Treatment

Acne Treatment

Why is laser treatments often more effective than other acne treatments?

Laser treatments have proven successful when other acne treatments have failed. There is no need to take toxic medications. In addition, laser treatments can not only treat acne but also improve the scars caused by acne.

Why are laser treatments better than other types of skin rejuvenation treatments?

Because they are less invasive than other types of treatments. For younger patients that do not need plastic surgery, laser surgery is easier, less painful, and there is no “down time.” For patients who cannot have plastic surgery for medical or other reasons, laser treatments are ideal because they do not require general anesthesia and patients can immediately return to work or daily schedules. Oftentimes, laser surgery will be used to augment plastic surgery to remove the effects of photo damage such as red and brown spots.

How does the laser help acne?

The laser light is able to target just the area that needs to be treated. It is an easy, virtually painless, and effective way to treat active acne and acne scars. When you come for a consultation, our expert staff will explain the specifics of how lasers can remedy your particular skin condition. The results of the procedure are permanent. However, if you have active acne, you may require additional treatments in the future to manage any additional outbreaks.

How many treatments will I need?

It will depend upon your condition. The doctor will evaluate your specific problem and recommend the best and most efficient way to resolve your problem.

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Forever Young BBL

How long does it take to recover from Forever Young treatment?

Forever Young therapy is completely non-invasive and so gentle that there is virtually no recovery time after treatments. You will be able to resume your normal activities right away.

Can I have Forever Young photo rejuvenation therapy on my age spots?

Forever Young is ideal for reducing the visible effects of age spots along with many other types of skin conditions and blemishes, including the effects of the sun on the face, hands, neck and back.

Does Forever Young therapy require more than one treatment?

Generally, between 1 and 3 treatments are necessary to achieve the best results, depending on the type of skin problem that is going to be treated.

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What results can I expect?

Halo is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment. You will see improvements in overall tone and texture in addition to significant removal of discoloration, reduction in fine lines, reduced pore size, skin reflectivity and glow.

How many treatments do I need?

What’s great about Halo is that you can choose how many treatments you want! Discuss with your clinician your needs and you can choose to have one or two more aggressive treatments or have multiple treatments that are less aggressive and achieve a similar goal over a longer period of time.

What happens during the treatment?

Thirty minutes to an hour before the treatment your clinician may place a topical anesthetic on your skin to reduce the sensation during the procedure. The area will be measured with motion tracking technology to ensure the area is treated evenly. The clinician will treat each measured section by uniformly rolling the Halo hand piece over the skin until the system recognizes the treatment is complete.

What does Halo feel like?

Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations, but are generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or a bit longer with deeper treatment levels.

How soon after my treatment can I return to normal activities?

For the first 24 hours you should keep your skin protected according to your clinician’s instructions, but after that you should be able to go about your normal activities. After the first 24 hours your skin will begin to peel, but you will be able to put on makeup. For a facial treatment, you will see very little change on the first day. After two to three days you will develop a light bronzing appearance. By day three or four your skin will peel, revealing your new skin beneath.

When will I see results?

You will see initial results between two and five days after your Halo treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first two to three weeks. This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months.

How long will my results last?

Your Halo results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using UV sunscreen to protect your new, healthy skin. Each additional Halo treatment you get will only improve the results, giving you even better looking skin.

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Laser Hair Removal

How does it work?

The light and laser target the melanin in the hair follicle and eradicate it with heat and light.

How many treatments will I need?

Every person is different, optimal results can take up to a year, depending on the area treated and your hair and skin type. On average, 6-8 treatments are needed at 6 week intervals. There are 3 phases of hair growth – anagen, catagen, and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth phase, anagen, can be successfully treated. Since only 20% or so of hairs are in the anagen phase at any one time, successive treatments are needed.

Is this a permanent treatment?

Nobody can guarantee permanent total hair removal by any method. Be leery of anyone promising permanent hair removal. Be assured that at Trouvaille Med Spa, we will be honest in your complimentary consultation and tell you exactly what you can expect. We can promise permanent hair reduction and we do have great success with our methods. Our overall goal at Trouvaille Med Spa is to make sure you are happy with your results. Our hair removal packages were created in a way to give you the best results possible using the latest technology.

Will it be uncomfortable?

Our BBL and Sciton Laser are the most comfortable hair removal treatments available today. The Sciton’s special cooling system ensures a comfortable treatment. However, since sensation varies from client to client, a topical anesthetic can be provided if desired.

What advantages does the Sciton have over other laser hair removal systems?

Sciton laser uses a longer than normal wave length which allows the laser to penetrate the hair roots (follicle) at a different level, while at the same time providing a safe treatment for all individuals no matter their skin color or tone.

Who is eligible for hair removal?

Every skin type including the darker color toned skin are safe to have laser treatments done, and because of the safety factor it can be used anywhere on the body.

Is hair removal permanent?

Effective hair reduction can only be achieved during the active growth phase and hair reduction is considered permanent when a significant amount of hair does not return for a period of time longer than the growth cycle. How many treatments will I need and how often? After a series of 9 treatments most hair is permanently removed. However; if the hair does regrow it will be finer and lighter than before.

Does it hurt?

The laser has a cooling plate that is used during the treatments to help minimize any discomfort. We also have a zimmer cooling unit that clients can choose to use as well during the treatments. The power and the duration of the laser pulse automatically adjust by the individuals type of skin and thickness of hair providing optimized treatment for each person.

Should I shave the area requiring treatment before my visit?

Yes, you should shave before every treatment, it is recommended.

I have other questions…

By all means, feel free to call, or come in. We’d be happy to show you firsthand how this simple procedure works, as well as some stunning before-and-after images that show the results.

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Micro Laser Peel

How does Micro Laser Peel work?

The Micro Laser Peel’s beam is scanned over a treatment area to remove a very thin layer of the skin. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged cells that can give skin a tired, aged look. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and resurface the treated area. The result is healthier-looking skin, often with reduced wrinkles and improved color evenness.

What conditions can be treated with Micro Laser Peel?

Mild wrinkles, scars, keratosis, sun damage (e.g. freckles), pigment irregularities.

What areas of the body can be treated?

Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though many people also treat the chest and hands.

How many treatments will I need?

Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment, though the number of treatments may vary from patient to patient.

Will it be uncomfortable?

One of the primary advantages of MicroLaser Peel is that it causes little pain because it does not penetrate very deep into the skin. At its most shallow settings, most people can tolerate treatment with no anesthetic at all. At deeper settings, a topical numbing cream is typically used.

What should I expect immediately after my treatment?

Immediately following the procedure you will notice that the skin has a “frosty” appearance. This is the dehydrated skin that will peel away within the next few days following the treatment. You may experience some skin redness and a sensation resembling sunburn, as well as mild swelling.

When should I expect results?

Because only the outer layer of skin is treated, most patients notice an obvious improvement in tone, texture and color evenness once the skin heals in approximately 3-4 days.

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Photo Facials

What are those dark spots?

Dark spots on your face can be caused by acne scarring, sunburns, age spots, using birth control pills or pregnancy.

What is an IPL Photo Facial?

An IPL photo facial can treat a variety of skin conditions such as brown spots, broken capillaries, spider veins, and Rosacea. An IPL photo facial delivers a bright blast of light at very high energy levels through a hand-held device.

What is BBL?

BBL broadband light innovative technology sets new standards for the treatment of skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles and sun damage. BBL broadband light energy allows your provider to precisely treat fine wrinkles, age & sun spots, small facial veins and several other skin blemishes. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin’s condition and your desired results.

What will BBL treatment do?

BBL broadband light technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results in photo rejuvenation therapy. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, your provider will be able to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure. Your skin will be smoother, more vibrant and it will have a more youthful appearance as a result.

How does BBL work?

The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition the photo thermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness (rosacea) and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions (sun and age spots).

What areas can be treated?

Any area of the body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of the sun. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.

How many treatments will I need?

From 2 to 5 treatments, at 4-8 week intervals, will produce the desired results. You may benefit from additional treatments depending on the severity of your condition.

How long will it take to recover?

This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with virtually no down-time. In most cases you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities right away.

Will it be uncomfortable?

The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and safe. There should be minimal or no discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is usually no need for a topical anesthesia; however you and your provider may discuss this in more detail to customize a plan that works for you.

What should you expect after the treatment?

Immediately after the treatment, the treated area may be mildly red. This may last for 2-3 days, and is a normal reaction to the treatment. Apply cold compresses as needed to help relieve the sunburn-like sensation. These may be applied as often as ten minutes per hour on the day of the treatment. Gentle moisturizers or products containing aloe vera or lavender applied following the treatment can also have a soothing effect; Darkening of pigmented lesions is a normal response, and they may continue to gradually darken over the next 24-48 hours. Darkened lesions may progress to scabs or crusting, and will start flaking off in 5-7 days. The lesion is usually healed in 7-10 days, and will continue to fade over the next 2-4 weeks. Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs or crusting; Avoid aggressive scrubbing and the use of exfoliants, scrub brushes, and loofa sponges until the treatment area has returned to its pre-treated condition; An antibiotic ointment should be utilized if there is any blistering, crusting, or breaks in the skin. If this occurs, please contact our office.

What aftercare do I need?

You will be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. These will minimize your risk of inflammation or redness and ensure the fastest 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 sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.

What will happen during the procedure?

Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of the procedure performed.

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Skin Resurfacing

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is one of the leading cosmetic procedures in the United States. The process utilizes a laser to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as improve the overall texture of the skin.

How does laser skin resurfacing work?

Lasers work by emitting a specialized light that passes through the skin and is preferentially absorbed by water in the damaged collagen of your skin. This action allows the laser light to ablate (evaporate) very fine layers of skin, diminishing the look of the wrinkle and other unwanted textures. The older skin is remodeled into newer skin. As new cells form in the healing process, the skin becomes smoother and softer. Several lasers and light sources are available today for skin resurfacing.

Why choose laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing offers patients many benefits. The procedure is truly “incisionless,” provides consistent results, and offers the surgeon precise control. Its faster recovery time means that it can also delay or eliminate the need for the more invasive face-lift surgery.

Are there the risks or side effects?

Following the correct aftercare procedures will reduce the risk of infection. You will return to us for follow-up visits to ensure excellent healing. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and side-effects associated with laser skin resurfacing.

How soon will I see results?

Because your skin will heal over a period of several weeks, you may not see the final results until then. As your skin heals, new collagen regenerates and fills in the lines and wrinkles, your results will continue to improve. Results will continue to improve for months.

What aftercare will I need?

It is important to follow all instructions. You will be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize your risk for infection and ensure the shortest healing time. The top layer of your skin will re-grow and be covered with make-up in about one week. Your new skin will be very sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid sun exposure until fully healed. You need to cover your skin, wear a hat and use a good sun screen if you have to go outdoors.

How long will it take me to recover?

Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment depth, and you may experience erythema (redness) which may last several weeks. Healing time does vary among individuals. We can answer questions about temporary changes to your skin appearance and how it may be camouflaged.

What should I expect after treatment?

It will take a few days to replace the surface of your skin. Redness is common and swelling may be present in the areas treated, however, this should subside in a few hours. We will instruct you how best to care for your healing skin. Your skin will have a residual pink or red color that will dissolve over time.

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Skin Tightening Therapy

What can I expect post-treatment?

A mild to moderate sunburn sensation can be present and a tightening should be noticed for up to 2 hours after your treatment. There should be no significant discomfort, and you’ll experience no “down-time” as a result of this procedure. You can resume your normal activities and skin care. Makeup can be worn immediately post-treatment.

Will the treatment be painful?

There should be minimal discomfort during this procedure. The hand piece utilized contains a cold chill plate, which helps with any discomfort and keeps the skin cool and protected. The feeling of the pulsed light can be compared to that of the snap of a small rubber band.

How many treatments will it take before I see results?

This is not an overnight process. A tightening of the skin can be felt immediately post-treatment, but a series of treatments every 2-4 weeks are needed to achieve optimum results. Improvement in the skin continues over the next six months.

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Spider Vein Treatment

What areas can be treated?

All skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and legs. Smaller vessels are easily treated, but some larger vessels such as bulging varicose veins in the legs can be more difficult to treat and may require other treatment plans. A consultation is required to determine your specific needs.

How does the laser help?

It helps with larger (blue) reticular veins, or smaller facial veins.

What should I expect after treatment?

Your skin will have a pink or red color that will resolve over time. Any vessels denatured by the laser will be reabsorbed by your body over a period of time in a natural cleansing process. Most small capillaries will become invisible almost immediately since they will no longer contain blood flow. Some larger areas of cluster vessels will require a longer healing period and may be pink or red or even appear bruised for a short time. Your skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sunlight on treated areas until you are fully healed.

Will it be uncomfortable?

There should be little to no discomfort, however this varies from client to client and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for anesthesia and the Trouvaille Med Spa staff will discuss your options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment. There should be no lasting post treatment discomfort.

Need more information?

At Trouvaille Med Spa, we welcome your questions, so feel free to call, or schedule a free consultation. We’d be happy to show you firsthand how this simple procedure works, and show you before-and-after photos of those who have had Clear scan spider vein treatments. Visit our Locations, Hours & Contact Info page for information on how to reach us, or for directions to the spa.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Injection of a product that causes coagulation of blood and also closes the blood vessel wall.

How many treatments are required?

It varies from person to person. Annual checkups are suggested.

Is this painful?

During the treatment, the smallest needle is used, and most clients do not find it very uncomfortable and can carry on a conversation with us throughout the procedure.

What types of veins can you treat? Can’t treat?

We can treat reticular veins (blue) and spider veins (small purple). We do not treat varicose veins, but can refer you to a specialist.

Are there any risks?

Skin color changes along the area of treatment of vein may take 6-12 months to resolve. Other minor small risks include itching, bruising, and sometimes (rare) blood clots.

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