M22 Laser Is Now Available At Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise
At Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery, Lipo and Medspa we take pride in being the first to bring the best aesthetic technology to the Treasure Valley. We are excited to be the first and only provider of M22 Laser by Lumenis. M22 is one the most powerful laser’s on the market and with it we are able to offer our client’s 3 new treatments: M22 IPL, ResurFX and Photofractional.
What does IPL Treat?
Improvement for pigmentation, age/sun spots, broken capillaries, redness (rosacea) and overall skin appearance. Lunch time treatment with no downtime.
While we have offered IPL treatments for quite sometime, the M22 IPL is new and improved with powerful results and faster treatment time and no downtime. We can also treat a wider variety of skin types as well as we are seeing better results with more complicated pigment issues like rosacea and especially Melasma.
ResurFX – Skin Resurfacing Treatment
What does Skin Resurfacing Treat?
Stimulates collagen and retextures the skin, as well as tightens. This is a powerful skin resurfacing treatment, with CO2 laser like results without the extended downtime.
ResurFX is a non-ablative fractional laser. It treats skin discoloration, texture/tone, increases collagen, reduces stretch marks, acne scars, wrinkles and more. Non-ablative means it does not destroy or ablate the skin cells, while fractional means it is only affecting a fraction or percentage of the skin. Unlike other resurfacing treatments, one pass is all it takes which means quicker treatment times with powerful results.
How does the Photofractional treatment work?
Our new M22 photofractional treatment combines the IPL and Resurfx treatment for major rejuvenation. By decreasing pigmentation and redness while simultaneously triggering collagen production, your skin becomes more even in color and texture.
This is the gold standard in laser treatments for patients who are looking for anti-aging results or a complete skin makeover.
Q-Switch – Pigmentation Removal
The M22 Q-Switch laser generates short, high-intensity pulses of light. These pulses are specifically designed to target pigmented lesions, such as age spots, sunspots, freckles, and certain types of tattoos.
When the laser light is directed at the targeted area, the pigmented area absorbs the energy, causing the pigment to fragment into smaller particles. The body's natural processes then eliminate these particles over time, resulting in a lightening or complete removal of the pigmentation.
Who is a candidate for the M22 Laser?
Almost all patients are a candidate for one of the 3 modalities the M22 offers. The best thing about this laser is that we are able to treat almost all skin colors and types. Unlike other laser treatments, the M22 now allows us to treat pigment on darker skin as well.
M22 Laser Therapy FAQs:
How Does IPL Work to Improve the Skin?
M22™ IPL treatment delivers pulses of intense light to the dermis. There, the thermal energy of the light creates heat that results in micro-injuries. These controlled wounds stimulate a healing response through which old skin cells and damaged blood vessels are replaced with healthier, more resilient, and better-looking skin cells. In addition to removing undesirable cells, IPL treatment also stimulates more robust collagen and elastin production. These substances largely contribute to tissue firmness, elasticity, and a youthful appearance. As we age, the body requires assistance to maintain optimal production and repair of collagen and elastin. M22™ IPL can be a conservative, no-downtime modality for achieving this goal.
What Conditions can IPL Improve or Correct?
The Lumenis M22™ platform has numerous functions. This allows us to customize each treatment using the most appropriate modality. We routinely perform IPL treatments for the correction of conditions such as:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Stretch marks
- Spider veins
How Many IPL Treatments Do I Need to Acheive Optimal Results?
Your provider will discuss treatment recommendations based on their evaluation of your skin and your desired results. In general, most people schedule two to four IPL treatments. Through these, scheduled about four weeks apart, the cellular turnover process is boosted to include healthier, brighter, and stronger skin cells.
How Does ResurFX™ Work?
The ResurFX™ aspect of the M22™ platform is designed to treat a wide range of concerns, including"
- Age spots and sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars or other types of scarring
- Stretch marks
- Loose skin
This nonablative fractional laser treatment is designed to achieve dramatic tissue remodeling without the downtime and side effects that are associated with more aggressive laser remodeling. Fractional laser resurfacing works by creating tiny dots on the skin. This promotes a healing response without fully vaporizing large areas of tissue. Without ablation, this laser treatment can deliver results without you needing to take time away from your busy schedule for recovery.
How Many ResurFX™ Treatments Do I Need to Improve My Skin?
You may need a series of ResurFX™ treatments to achieve your desired outcome. Many patients schedule up to four sessions, one a month, to continue their tissue remodeling process. This, of course, depends on your goals and the condition of your skin when we begin your treatments.
Are the Results of M22™ IPL or ResurFX™ Laser Treatment Permanent?
As effective as the M22™ platform is at promoting ongoing collagen and elastin production, the results of treatment do not last indefinitely. The aging process continues after all cosmetic treatments, at some point degrading the skin once again. You can expect your skin to look younger and more aesthetically pleasing for several months, if not years, after completing your series of treatments. That said, to prolong these results, you may want to schedule an annual touch-up with your trusted provider. In between sessions, you can manage the effects of aging on your skin by practicing good sun protection and using quality skincare products.