Treatment Downtimes

Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Beverly Hills, Larchmont & surrounding areas of Los Angeles

What to Expect of "Downtime" Procedures

 

Profound RF

Injectable radio frequency technology

  • Indicated for moderate skin laxity of the lower face and neck
  • Increases collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to improve skin texture and tighten/lift lax skin

Profound Downtime & Follow-up Treatment

  • 7 days of downtime including bruising, swelling, and redness at insertion sites
  • The Vbeam laser is used the same day to minimize bruising
  • Daily follow-up visits for 1-2 days with additional Vbeam laser treatments to speed healing of bruising
  • Alastin bruise cream and aftercare products speed up healing time and increase collagen production
  • (Vbeam, Alastin and aftercare products are included at no additional charge)

Profound information, video and patient b/a images

Halo Hybrid Resurfacing Laser

Hybrid fractional laser delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths

  • Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, minimize pores, and reduces pigment
  • For patients with moderate fine lines and wrinkles and sun damage
  • Get the results of an ablative laser with less downtime

Halo Downtime & Follow-up

  • 7 days of downtime including swelling, redness, scabbing/crusting, peeling and flaking
  • Rx steroid medications are occasionally given for swelling
  • SkinCeuticals aftercare kit from skinceuticals speeds wound healing (Included at no additional charge)
  • Avoid the sun for at least 2 weeks while skin is healing and be cautious about sun exposure for the next 6 months (i.e. no beach vacations or extensive time outdoors)

Halo Laser information, video and patient b/a images

Fraxel Dual Laser

Non-ablative fractional wavelengths

  • Target pigment and skin texture
  • Best for patients with mild-moderate sun damage and no history of melasma
  • Great treatment to do once a year for maintenance

Fraxel Downtime and Follow-up

  • 5 days of downtime with redness and sloughing of skin, mild-moderate swelling
  • PRP can be added to decrease downtime and build collagen
  • Sun avoidance for at least 2 weeks while skin is healing

Fraxel Dual Information, video and patient b/a images

Enlighten Laser

Picosecond laser

  • Best for concentrated stubborn pigment
  • Sun spots on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs

Enlighten Downtime & Follow-up

  • Minimal downtime, depends on the number and size of spots
  • Lesions have minor swelling, darken, and can scab for 3-7 days
  • Lesions on the body take longer to heal, can take up to 2 weeks for legs and arms/hands

Enlighten & Pico Genesis Information, video and patient b/a images

Pico Genesis

Pico second laser with "acoustic" technology to shatter small grain pigment

  • Full face laser for diffuse light brown or yellow pigment
  • For patchy discoloration, melasma, and patients with darker skin types
  • Laser "toning"

Pico Genesis Downtime & Follow-up

  • No downtime beyond a little redness which resolves same day

 

Kybella

Injectable Deoxycholic Acid

  • Targets unwanted fat under the chin and jowl area
  • Best for patients with mild-moderate submental fat
  • (Some skin tightening from the inflammatory effect)

Kybella Downtime & Follow-up

  • General: Swelling and occasionally bruising
  • Significant swelling for 1-3 days then 4-5 days of residual swelling
  • Wear compression garment for 24 hours post treatment (Included at no extra charge)
  • Patients usually require series of treatments for best results
  • **If there is a significant amount of fat, Coolmini can be used to “debulk” the area first (very mild swelling and redness with Coolmini) then return for Kybella
  • Advantage of Kybella over Coolmini - Can target jowls and not limited to shape of applicator for patients who don’t fit in coolmini applicator

Kybella Information