Laser & Skin Care Indianapolis
Regardless of age, healthy skin is the cornerstone to looking and feeling your best. Acne outbreaks, large pores, fine wrinkles, dark spots, poor skin texture other skin imperfections are the most common problems that drive the multi-billion dollar skin care industry. Often over-promising on results, most commercially available products and treatments do very little to improve your skin’s health and appearance.
Chegar Facial Plastic Surgery features several skin treatments that are effective for promoting healthy and beautiful skin including light skin resurfacing, chemical peels, collagen induction therapy, laser skin rejuvenation, intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) and photo-dynamic therapy. Additionally, our Cutera laser system is capable of removing unwanted hair and unattractive spider veins from the face and body.
We also feature several great skin care products including ZO Skin Health, PCA Skin, Jan Marini, Revision, Biomedic and glominerals. Whether you are undergoing cosmetic facial surgery, laser skin resurfacing, or you just need to get into a better daily skin care routine, let us help you find a personalized regimen that will make your skin look its very best.
Chegar Facial Plastic Surgery offers one of the most advanced laser systems perfect for all common problems. Capable of effectively treating the most common skin problems, our Cutera® laser features Laser Genesis™, Limelight™ IPL, Prowave™ Hair Removal, Pearl™. And now with the new Pearl Fractional™ laser, skin damage and skin imperfections such as wrinkles, acne scars and poor texture can be dramatically reduced with much less recovery time compared to traditional laser treatments.
Pearl™ is a unique laser specifically designed to treat skin imperfections and signs of aging, with minimal downtime compared to traditional laser resurfacing. The Pearl™ uses YSGG technology that produces a 2790 nm laser pulse, ideal for vaporizing the uppermost portion of the epidermis where the effects of sun damage and aging are most apparent. The heat generated from the laser also affects the deeper layers of the dermis, contracting collagen fibers and stimulating new collagen growth to promote tighter, smoother skin.
Pearl™ is recommended for most skin concerns, including:
- Sun damage
- Fine wrinkles
- Dark spots and uneven coloration
- Uneven texture
- Mild acne scars
Pearl™ skin resurfacing is done comfortably in the office with use of topical anesthetic cream before treatment. Afterward, your skin is kept coated with a fine layer of ointment until the outer layer of skin is fully healed in about 3-5 days. Mild redness typically will resolve over 7 days. Compared to traditional CO2 laser resurfacing, which has 2 weeks of healing and over 1 month of redness, Pearl™ is the perfect solution for busy individuals who want to look their best without the downtime. Typically, 2 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart are recommended for best results.
Pearl Fractional™ is a new, fractional, single treatment laser designed to improve imperfections due to aging, acne and sun damage. Using the same YSGG 2790 nm laser used with the Pearl™, a highly powerful beam selectively creates thousands of tiny holes that penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin. The “ablative columns” (see diagram) conduct the energy and heat to these deep layers to promote tighter, more abundant collagen improving your skin’s texture and appearance.
Microscopic ablative columns penetrate deep into skin’s surface.
Heat and energy are delivered around each column (red region surround each column)
to promote more abundant, tight collagen formation.
Although the Pearl Fractional™ is a much more powerful laser, comparable to that of the CO2 laser, it actually has a shorter healing time due to the small islands of intact skin surrounding the thousands of microscopic holes. This allows for more dramatic results and a healing time of about 1 week or less.
Pearl Fractional is ideal for treating:
- Deep wrinkles
- Uneven skin texture
- Moderate acne scars
- Sun damage/ sun spots
Pearl Fractional™ treatments take about 60-90 minutes and are also done in the office with the aid of topical numbing cream. Sometimes additional anesthetic or mild sedatives are recommended for optimal comfort since these treatments deliver much more energy to the skin’s surface. Immediately after treatment, the skin appears red with mild to moderate swelling. Pinpoint bleeding is common and usually stops on the first day. The treated area is kept moist with ointment until the skin has fully healed (usually 1 week).