Medlite® C6 Laser Toning
MedLite® C6 laser toning is a non-ablative, FDA approved procedure for skin rejuvenation that does not remove any skin. The laser offers patients a no-downtime option to treat problems like active breakouts, acne scarring, oily skin, large pores, fine wrinkles and pigmentation. Laser toning with the MedLite® can produce improvements in skin with mild to moderate scarring from acne by stimulating collagen production, the support structure of the skin. Many times MedLite® procedures will be used in combination with other technologies such as Peels or Microdermabrasion treatments to effectively treat scarring as well as rough or crepey skin. Multiple treatments would most likely be needed in order to create improvement of the affected areas. The delivery of thermal energy to the sebaceous gland also acts to partially “shrink” the gland, reducing sebum production and further acne outbreaks. The laser also speeds up cell activity, helping to clear pigmentation marks from old acne outbreaks. On specific settings it can also help to clear stubborn pigmentation from melasma and certain birthmarks as well as tattoos and unwanted hair growth.
Pre procedure Information
How Long Does It Last?
Results from the 15 minute laser procedure last about 3 to 4 weeks. Your skin should look finer, smoother, brighter and clearer. Over the longer term, though, the benefits are a slowing down of the aging process as damage caused by sun exposure and the environment are reversed and collagen and elastin levels are boosted.
What do I need to do
Come in for a no-obligation, free consultation at our clinic and stop any AHA or tretinoin skin preparations a few days before coming in if you intend to proceed with treatment that week.
Am I suitable
During the consultation, the doctor will assess your skin for suitability for the treatment and make his recommendations. Unlike some lasers, the Medlite® C6 laser is suitable for all skin types and ethnicities.
How long will I need to take off work
There is no downtime involved with the treatment and you will be able to go about your scheduled activities immediately.
Will I need Someone to Arrange accompanied Transport home
About The Procedure
After your initial consultation, your face will be thoroughly cleansed and a skin analysis performed to track your progress. The laser treatment, which lasts for approximately 15 minutes, will be performed by the doctor and you will feel a light tingling sensation that feels like pinpricks. Anesthesia is usually not necessary, but you may request a topical cream depending on your pain threshold.
About the Machine
The MedLite® C6 laser is a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser that utilizes multiple wavelengths and Q-switched nanosecond technology to treat a wide range of aesthetic concerns especially the following:
- Wrinkle reduction
- Acne scar reduction
- Non-ablative skin resurfacing
- Tattoo removal (multi-color)
- Pigmented lesion removal
- Vascular lesion treatment
- Hair Removal
- Dermal Lesions
- Nevus of Ota
Post Procedure & Recovery
This procedure involves no downtime. Any slight redness or flushing should subside within an hour of treatment and for our female patients, is easily covered with powder and makeup.
Will There be Any Pain/Discomfort?
Any slight discomfort experienced during the treatment can be minimized with the option of having a numbing cream applied 30 minutes before the procedure.
What Activities am I allowed To do
You should be able to go about your daily activities as per normal. Please note that you should always wear sunblock even if you will not be going outdoors. If you are concerned, you can limit your outdoor activities for the first week post treatment.
What should I avoid
Please avoid excessive sun exposure.
Potential risk and complications