VIP Plastic Surgery Center now offers the LightPod Neo laser, the safest and gentlest aesthetic laser available. Due to its unique Micropulse-1064 technology, which delivers energy to the skin 30-50 times faster than other lasers, patients of all skin types can receive safe, gentle and effective treatments without the use of messy cooling gels or anesthetics; solely using a beam of light to touch the skin. The Neo’s pulse effectively targets tissue structures without causing any damage to the surrounding skin – resulting in the highest levels of treatment comfort, safety and efficacy. The LightPod Neo is FDA approved for more than 30 medical and aesthetic applications.
We now offer the following treatments:
Laser hair removal uses a combination of heat and energy to destroy the hair follicle without harming the skin around it. The LightPod Neo laser offers patients a uniquely pain-free and gentle way to get rid of any unwanted hair. Most patients who have been treated by other lasers say that being treated with the LightPod Neo is much gentler and more pleasant. During laser hair removal, the hair must be in its growing phase in order to be successfully destroyed. To ensure that all hair is effectively removed during the growing phase, you will receive a series of treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart. This will successfully ensure maximum results.
Over time, your skin is affected by exposure to UV light, which can cause pigmentary changes on the surface of the skin. The result can be sun or age spots as well as freckles. Some skin is affected by pigmentary changes at birth, called nevi or birthmarks. Regardless of the pigmentary condition, the LightPod Neo can safely and effectively treat your pigmented lesion, resulting in an even and uniform skin tone.
Spider Veins and Angiomas
The LightPod Neo is able to safely treat a broad range of visible blood vessels from angiomas and spider veins to large leg veins. The Neo delivers a pulse of laser energy, which will cause the blood within the vein to coagulate and destroy the vessel, which will be absorbed by your body over several weeks to leave your skin looking rejuvenated and youthful. No matter what part of your body is affected, the LightPod Neo can safely and effectively take care of any unwanted veins.
The LightPod Neo offers a uniquely noninvasive skin tightening/rejuvenation treatment to stimulate healthy collagen and restore your skin’s youthful appearance. This process will help firm healthy skin, get rid of any vasculature and brown spots as well as help fill in wrinkles without any patient downtime. Only a beam of laser light touches the skin for the most pleasant treatment available. Typically, several treatments spaced out over a 6-month period are recommended to deliver remarkable results.
Acne is a common condition across both youths and adults characterized by sebaceous glands being obstructed by the p. acne bacteria. This causes blemishes on the skin and can lead to scarring if not treated properly. Until recently, patients could only be treated by topical or oral medications. Now, the LightPod Neo laser can result in substantial improvement for the treatment of acne and acne scars. The laser’s energy effectively destroys the p. acne bacteria, while restoring collagen to damaged skin. The result is a significant clearance of active acne and visible acne scars.
Onychomycosis, or nail fungus, is an infection of the toenail in which the nail changes color, thickness, and quality. In addition to causing an unhealthy appearance, it can cause pain and difficulty walking.
Laser treatment for nail fungus is safe, quick and highly effective. Most patients are able to be clear of their infection with only one or two treatments. Laser procedures for nail fungus are proven to be a much safer and effective method as compared to oral medications or topical creams. One of the key aspects of eradicating nail fungus is to achieve penetration of the laser energy into the nail bed. This area needs significant heating to ensure the fungal material is destroyed, which requires a deep-heating and powerful laser. The LightPod Neo offers patients the ideal laser for such treatment. After the treatment, patients are able to resume their daily activities as normal.
Results are not immediate, as it takes anywhere from 3-12 months for the new, non-infected nail to grow. It is recommended that patients follow a preventive care regiment to avoid reinfection:
- Apply an antifungal cream for 2 weeks following the procedure;
- Always spray inside the shoes at the end of the day with an antifungal spray and avoid wearing the shoes for 2 days or use Steri-Shoe ultraviolet shoe sanitizers;
- After 2 weeks, spray the feet or fingers with anti-fungal spray on an ongoing basis;
- Change the sheets the 1st night after each treatment;
- Cleanse the floor of the shower before next use with a cleanser that includes bleach;
- Cleanse all nail instruments with bleach before using them again;
- Throw out any nail polish previously used on the nails;
- Exercise caution in public areas like hotel rooms and public showers.
Psoriasis is a chronic disorder that causes thick red plaques with silvery scales on the skin and is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen. While psoriasis is not curable, it can be controlled very well with laser light so that you may have increased function and with cleared or decreased. The LightPod Neo emits a powerful, yet gentle, beam of laser light to effectively penetrate the psoriasis plaque and induce the body’s immune response to help clear the plaque. While psoriasis may improve with treatment and even be gone for a number of months, follow-up sessions may be necessary to upkeep the results.
Rosacea is a chronic disorder that is characterized by facial flushing and with time the gradual development of persistent facial redness and spider-like blood vessels. It is often punctuated by episodes of inflammatory papules (bumps), pustules (pimples), and swelling. The laser light destroys visible blood vessels or reduces extensive redness. The LightPod Neo laser emits pulses of light that target tiny blood vessels just under the skin. Heat from the laser’s energy builds in the vessels, causing them to disintegrate.
Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, primarily seen on the upper cheeks, lip, forehead and chin of women 20-50 years of age. Uncontrolled sunlight exposure is considered the leading cause of melasma, especially in individuals with a genetic predisposition to this condition. Melasma is most common among pregnant women. The LightPod Neo targets melanin deep within the dermis to effectively lighten or clear any discolored patches in order to achieve a uniform skin tone.
A wart is a type of skin growth caused by a viral infection of the skin, commonly found on the fingers and around fingernails as well as the bottom of the feet. It commonly enters the body through an area of broken skin, which can cause rapid growth above the skin or even slow growth beneath the skin, as is common with plantar warts. The Lightpod Neo delivers targeted energy to the microvasculature under the lesion, which feeds the lesion and causes it to grow and survive. The laser energy effectively destroys this microvasculature to get rid of any unwanted lesions.