Laser Treatments

We provide advanced lasers and light sources as a non-surgical treatment to achieve the best aesthetic outcome for a wide variety of skin concerns including; hair reduction, brown spots, red spots/veins, skin resurfacing, skin tightening, and deep wrinkle reduction. At Elite Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide you excellent skin care/laser knowledge to help you to decide what is best for you and your skin.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal employs laser energy that can selectively target microstructures, such as hair follicles. This procedure is safe, quick, and has near-permanent results.

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Laser Peel Treatment

As we age, the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants take their toll on our skin, creating wrinkles and pigment irregularities, especially on our faces. A Laser Peel can be very successful at reducing or eliminating these conditions, and in fact it is the best way to address the problematic lines that occur around the mouth and eyes.

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Phototherapy Treatment

BroadBand Light, also known as BBL, is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles, and sun damage. BroadBand Light energy allows your physician to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin conditions. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results. Any area of your body can be treated!

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ProFractional™ Therapy

ProFractional Therapy is a quick and comfortable laser procedure with little downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin. This skin resurfacing procedure can be used to improve the look of sun-damaged, acne-scarred skin, as well as smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. The treatment is performed in your physician’s office and can be custom-tailored to your specific skin conditions and desired outcome.

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Skin Firming Treatment

The SkinTyte treatment is based on the principle of selective thermolysis. It utilizes pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. SkinTyte is a nonsurgical treatment that can be provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime. The end result is a more rejuvenated, youthful appearance.

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Vascular & Redness Treatment

ClearScan is a laser treatment that allows your physician to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and discoloration of your skin by using laser energy. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result. All skin areas can be treated, but popular areas are the face, neck, chest, and legs!

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Laser Treatment FAQs:

What is the most popular laser treatment?

In general, laser treatments are some of the most popular non-surgical procedures performed today. Millions of laser hair removal treatments are performed annually, providing years of silky smooth skin. Laser skin rejuvenation procedures are also very common. These treatments are popular because they can address multiple concerns simultaneously. Laser skin rejuvenation can improve the appearance of the skin by reducing the prominence of dark spots and other sun damage, lightning scars, or stretch marks, and by instigating collagen remodeling for smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin.

How do I know which laser treatment is right for me?

The best way to choose a laser treatment is to consult with an experienced professional. Our office is equipped with a number of devices, all designed to safely and effectively improve the skin in one way or another. Patients visit us for efficient laser hair removal, which can be performed on nearly any part of the body. Laser devices can also reduce the appearance of sun damage, acne scars, stretch marks, and fine lines. Some devices improve the skin by creating tiny points of thermal damage that increase collagen production.

With a wide variety of technologies, our laser services can address a multitude of concerns.
Your ideal laser treatment is determined by your concerns, desired outcome, and preferences in terms of downtime and number of sessions needed. Our staff is trained to develop the perfect program for each patient by pairing their preferences with proven technologies.

How can I prepare for a laser treatment at Elite Plastic Surgery?

Something that most laser treatments have in common is that they can build heat beneath the skin. For this reason, patients may be advised to avoid tanning and sun exposure before their appointment. If a treatment carries a risk of bruising, redness, or swelling, the provider may recommend avoiding certain supplements and medications, such as aspirin. In general, laser treatments are controlled through built-in safety features that prevent overheating, so there are few precautions to take beforehand.

How long do results from laser treatments typically last?

The results of laser treatments can last years. For example, once laser hair removal is complete, patients may never require further sessions to maintain smooth skin. Other treatments, such as laser facial rejuvenation, can be repeated every year to two years depending on your unique aging process. Results of laser rejuvenation can last longer with daily skin care that includes the proper use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

How long does a laser treatment usually take?

Laser treatments typically take an hour or less. Before some procedures, the provider may apply a topical numbing cream that takes several minutes to reach full effect.
Depending on the size of the treatment area, a laser procedure may be done in 15 to 20 minutes. Your provider will advise you regarding how much time you should set aside for your visit and whether or not you may want to also take some time off from your normal activities after your treatment. Usually, patients can get back to their routine without delay.

Can multiple laser treatments be combined into one appointment?

You may be able to combine multiple laser treatments during one appointment, depending on your goals and the condition of your skin. Our goal is to achieve excellent results without increased risk of thermal damage. That said, it may be possible to treat two separate areas using laser devices. For example, you may have laser hair removal on one area and laser skin resurfacing on another in one visit. Talk to your provider about your goals and preferences. We will do our best to accommodate you in the safest and most effective manner.

Patient Testimonials:

  • “I have been going to Elite Plastic Surgery for years. (Okay, decades!) Everyone is consistently attentive, kind, helpful, and friendly. Services have always been punctual and I’m been 100% happy with my results.” – M.H.
  • “I have gone to Elite Plastic Surgery for years! Would go nowhere else! The staff is wonderful and caring always. Dr. Cullen is my doctor and I would have no other. I have all the confidence in the world in his experience, knowledge, and skillful hands. Always five stars!!” – A.S.
  • “I have been a patient for years now and have nothing but wondering things to say about how well I have been treated every time I am there.” – E.K.

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Interested in learning more about our Laser Procedures? Call (616) 459-1907 to schedule your consultation with our plastic surgeons today! Elite plastic surgery serves Grand Rapids, MI & all nearby areas.