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Fotona Esthetics

Beauty Beyond the Smile
 

LipLase
Laser Brow Lift
Laser Skin Resurfacing 
NeckLase

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LipLase

If you want to have fuller-looking lips but are wary of invasive procedures, especially those that involve needles, then Dr. Snyder DDS, might have the solution for you: LipLase. LipLase is a non-invasive treatment that helps you get the kind of lips you want without introducing any artificial materials into your body.

How Does LipLase Make Your Lips Fuller? 

At our office, we use a Fotona LightWalker AT laser, the most advanced and best-performing among the LightWalker laser apparatuses. It sports Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers for standard and deeper treatments respectively. When the laser is projected onto the skin in pulse sequences, it stimulates new collagen production in the lips, improving their elasticity and texture, and giving them more volume and fullness. The pulses are timed in such a way that heat buildup is avoided.

What Are The Advantages And Benefits Of LipLase Treatment?

LipLase is a high-tech way of improving the look of your lips. Here are some advantages and benefits of LipLase treatment:
 

  • Non-invasive and does not involve needles
     

  • No downtime
     

  • No artificial chemicals or materials are introduced into your lips, unlike with dermal filler treatments
     

  • Relies on the effects of natural collagen production
     

  • Produces visible results as early as the first appointment
     

  • Can be customized to produce not only fullness and volume but also the perfect balance between the lower and upper lips, and the definition of the vermilion border (the border between the lip skin and normal skin) and the “cupid’s bow”

How Is a LipLase Treatment Performed?

After the initial consultation, we will first apply a special gel onto the treatment area to help reduce puffiness and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Then, we will proceed with the laser treatment. You may feel minimal sensations of heat and pain, for which we can provide numbing cream. 

 

The entire process can take about 30 minutes. We might recommend multiple sessions depending on the extent of the treatment needed. However, you will be able to see some results as early as the first session, and these results can last up to six months.

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Laser Brow Life

A laser brow lift is a laser-based skin-tightening treatment that helps lift heavy eyelids or drooping eyebrows to provide a younger appearance and a friendlier expression. So, if you notice that your eyebrows or eyelids are beginning to droop as you age, consult with our dentist at Dr. Snyder, DDS, and consider getting our laser brow lift treatment.

How Does a Laser Brow Lift Procedure Lift Brows?

At our office, we use a Fotona laser to perform laser brow lift procedures. Set to Piano Mode, the laser hits the skin of the muscles that surround the eyebrow with bulk heating, increasing the production of collagen and elastin. This makes the skin tighter and more supple, contracting it and lifting the skin above the eyelids. You can immediately see the results after the treatment.  

What Are the Advantages and Benefits of a Laser Brow Lift?

A laser brow lift can provide you with a number of benefits and has advantages over other skin-tightening treatments. These include:
 

  • It does not involve injecting fillers of any kind, which eliminates the risk of an allergic reaction.
     

  • It is a non-invasive procedure that does not use needles.
     

  • It helps adjust the shape of the brow line.
     

  • It helps smooth out wrinkles and furrows around the eyebrow.
     

  • It promotes the production of elastin fibers and collagen, naturally smoothing the skin.
     

  • It produces immediate results.

How Is a Laser Brow Lift Performed?

Dr. Snyder will first examine your face and how your facial features move under normal circumstances. She will then recommend the procedures that could help make your face look younger, which could include a laser brow lift. We will also discuss the risks involved in the procedure. If you agree, then the procedure starts with the administration of deep sedation and local anesthesia. Next, the laser will then be used on your brow with surgical precision. Results could last up to a year after the entire treatment program, which includes multiple sessions, is completed.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is the use of special lasers to help improve your skin’s texture and appearance. At the office of Dr. Snyder, DDS, we use a Fotona Er:YAG laser for ablative treatments to remove skin imperfections like wrinkles and warts by removing the necessary layers of skin. For non-ablative treatments that do not remove any layers of skin, we use a Fotona Nd:YAG laser to treat conditions like acne-related skin issues. 

What Conditions Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?

Here are some of the conditions that Laser Skin Resurfacing can treat:
 

  • Fine and deep wrinkles
     

  • Uneven skin tone
     

  • Crow’s feet
     

  • Scars, including acne scars
     

  • Enlarged oil glands
     

  • Sagging skin
     

  • Age spots
     

  • Warts

How Is a Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure Performed?

Before the actual laser skin resurfacing, your skin will undergo a series of treatments to improve its tolerance to the resurfacing and reduce your risk of side effects. This preparation will be done weeks before your resurfacing procedure. 
 

On the day of your procedure, we will administer a topical anesthetic to the prepared skin to help keep you comfortable and keep you from feeling pain. Then, excess dirt, oil, and bacteria will be cleaned off the treatment area. Our doctor will then perform the actual resurfacing of your skin using the appropriate laser. After the resurfacing, our doctor will dress the treated skin.

Are There Potential Side Effects?

Although we will do everything we can to prevent any of these from happening, the procedure can produce any of these possible side effects:
 

  • Redness
     

  • Hyperpigmentation
     

  • Swelling
     

  • Scarring
     

  • Burning
     

  • Rashes
     

  • Infection

Aftercare

You must take some time off, about three to 10 days, to let your skin heal after the treatment. If there is any swelling in the treatment area, use an ice pack to bring it down. You will also need to clean the treated area two to five times a day using a special cleanser that our doctor will prescribe. Wear an SPF 30 (minimum) sunscreen whenever you go outdoors to protect your skin from sunburn and damage. Your treated skin will be sensitive to the sun for up to one year after treatment.

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NeckLase

NeckLase is a skin-tightening treatment that uses fractional lasers. At the office of Dr. Snyder, we use a CO2 fractional laser to promote skin regeneration and make your neck look as tight and supple as when you were in your prime. 

Effects of Aging on Skin

Our skin’s cells regularly break down, die, and are replaced by new cells. But when we age, this process slows down and makes certain cells unable to produce collagen and elastin. This causes the skin to sag and become dry, rough, and less firm. When this happens to your neck, you will look older, sometimes even older than you really are. One of the best ways to treat this condition is by undergoing treatment with NeckLase.

How Does NeckLase Treat Neck Skin Aging?

The NeckLase treatment uses high-intensity CO2 fractional lasers to destroy certain cells in both the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. These cells are the ones responsible for sagging and blemishes. The body then removes these dead cells and replaces them with new healthy cells, enabling the production of collagen and making the skin look cleaner, clearer, tighter, and fuller.

What Are the Benefits of NeckLase?

The NeckLase treatment provides benefits that may not be provided by other skin-tightening methods. These include:
 

  • Fast results. Many of our patients experience the desired results in two weeks.
     

  • Effective and safe. 
     

  • No incisions are required.
     

  • No side effects.
     

  • No downtime. You can immediately resume your regular activities after the treatment.

How Is a NeckLase Treatment Performed?

First, we will analyze your skin and determine which areas need to be treated. Once we have determined these areas, we will apply a topical numbing cream to them to help keep you comfortable throughout the rest of the procedure. Then, we will apply a protective gel over the treatment areas, followed by the projection of tiny laser pulses using a handpiece. You might feel a mild tingling or stinging sensation as the laser hits your skin, but generally, you should feel little to no pain.

To find out more about the dental services offered by our dentist in Albuquerque NM, Dr. Snyder, call (505)-293-7611, schedule an online consultation or visit us at 4830 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Ste. K, Albuquerque, NM, 87111.

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