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AEROLASE

Are you suffering from tired, blemished or aging skin? Rest assured – you are not alone. Now, you can be safely, gently and effectively treated with laser light by the Aerolase LightPod Neo laser.

With Aerolase laser treatments at PRISM MED SPA you can achieve healthier looking skin in as little as one treatment.  Only a gentle beam of laser light touches the skin for the most hygienic and pleasant treatment available.

Light Pod is a new laser technology by Aerolase for the treatment of diffused redness, veins, and a variety of other skin conditions, including rosacea, leg veins, facial vessels, angiomas, psoriasis, warts, skin tags and many more.

Additionally, PRISM Med Spa also offers Aerolase LightPod Neo, which is FDA approved to treat more than 30 skin conditions. LightPod Neo laser treatments are safe and gentle for all skin types, especially making it comfortable for darker skin types. Try the fast and effective permanent hair removal, skin rejuvenation, melasma, sun & age spots, in grown hairs and nail fungus for athlete’s foot.

“The LightPod Neo enables physicians to offer their patients a new treatment method for skin rejuvenation.  The high-power in a uniquely short pulse duration achieves superior results without the pain or discomfort of other lasers.” says DR. MARIA LEVADA “We are very happy to offer our patients this unique laser treatment.”

As well as skin rejuvenation, the Aerolase Light Pod Neo is an incredible tool for laser hair removal of any area.

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IPL LASER

Venus Versa™ Face & Body Treatments

Venus Versa™ uses cutting edge technology to offer non-surgical solutions for some of today's most in-demand aesthetic concerns, including premature signs of aging, acne, unwanted hair, skin damage, uneven texture, and wrinkles.

What is Venus Versa?

Venus Versa™ is a medical aesthetic device that can target a wide range of aesthetic concerns using a combination of different clinical technologies. The system can deliver up to nine different treatments that address concerns from anti-aging and skin resurfacing, to hair removal and acne reduction*. Your treatment provider may not offer all nine treatments, so it's always best to check with them beforehand about what their specific Venus Versa™ treatment system is equipped with.

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How it works

The Venus Versa™ machine can combine up to three different technologies in one device to provide treatments for today's most common aesthetic concerns.

CUSTOMIZABLE TREATMENTS FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS:
Unique, highly effective technologies that provide noticeable results on your face and body

QUICK AND COMFORTABLE:
Quick sessions with added safety features for the most comfortable treatment experience possible

LITTLE TO NO DOWNTIME:
Return to your daily skin care routine 24 hours after skin resurfacing treatments. No downtime for all other treatments.

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IPL LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Imagine how much better your life could be without painful razor burn, ingrown hairs, and the inconvenience of constant shaving. Get rid of unwanted hair in less time per treatment without any downtime—so you can go about your business on your days off. It’s safe for all skin tones.

Get amazing results with the advanced, FDA approved Venus Versa™ IPL SmartPulse™ hair reduction technology.


With the advanced, FDA-approved Venus Versa™ IPL SmartPulse™ hair reduction technology, you can get amazing results. IPL is designed to significantly reduce the speed of hair growth and provide permanent hair reduction. Venus Versa™ can be used on any part of the body that needs hair removal –– face, neck, shoulders, arms, fingers, chest, back, bikini, legs, and buttocks. If you have hair that grows back, can get ingrown and even causes you pain, then Venus Versa™ IPL for hair removal is a perfect solution for you.

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What Is an IPL Photo or Laser Facial?

A photo or laser facial, is a procedure in which intense pulses of laser light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. IPL photorejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits of a photofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment. When performed on the right person, it effectively improves skin texture, eliminating discolorations, reducing pore size, and minimizing wrinkles and fine lines. If you have rosacea, a condition that causes blotchy redness in the face, you may also benefit from an IPL photofacial.

At PRISM we carefully chose the revolutionary Venus Versa™ IPL for Photofacials.

Fight Sun Damage with the Power of Light with Venus Versa™ IPL Treatments

As Californian’s, it’s so easy to be accustomed to spending small blocks of time in the sun that it is all-too-easy to forget the damage that those warm rays are doing deep within the tissues of the skin. Unfortunately, many of the changes that we notice on our face are actually caused by sun damage triggered by either natural ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or artificial UV rays from tanning beds/booths, also known as “photoaging”. Sun damage comes in many forms, including:

  • Irregular pigmentation problems on the hands, arms, face, chest, and shoulders

  • Sun spots, liver spots, age spots, and brown spots

  • Melasma (patches of darkened skin)

  • Rough, uneven skin tone and texture

  • Spider veins, broken or dilated capillaries, and/or rosacea

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Enlarged pores

 

All of these elements are treatable with the Venus Versa™ IPL Facials, which can be used on the Face, Decollate, Arms, Hands, and other body parts.

 

Venus Versa™ IPL Photofacial Expert

When we decided to bring the Venus Versa™ IPL PhotoFacial machine into our array of tools, we conducted a lot of research on the machines available. After carefully considering who our customers are and what their unique needs were we knew this was the perfect machine to add to our collection.
We each trained with the leaders of Venus Versa™ on how to get the best results out of the machines.

 

Benefits of IPL Treatment with Venus Versa™

Venus Versa™ is a powerful, highly effective Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatment that harnesses the power of light to reverse these effects of sun damage, as well as the natural aging process. While it may seem counter-intuitive (won’t adding more light to your skin increase the damage instead of fix it?), IPL treatments utilize safe infrared light (as opposed to UV light) to improve and enhance the color, tone, texture, and condition of your skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin deep within the tissues of the skin. Other benefits of IPL with Venus Versa™ include:

  • Non-invasive and non-ablative

  • One treatment can be completed in less than 20 minutes

  • No downtime or recovery time: return to your normal activities immediately

  • Built-in cooling system to ensure your comfort during treatment

  • Powerfully reduces minor pigmentation problems like brown spots with just 1 or 2 treatments

  • Safe and effective

  • Works for all skin types
     

Can Tanned or Ethnic Skin Be Treated with a Venus Versa™ IPL Treatment?

An active tan from the sun or tanning beds is not appropriate for treating with IPL. Tanned skin has a lot of pigment or melanin, which may also absorb the IPL light energy. It is recommended that a person not have sun exposure or have used a tanning bed in the area to be treated for a period of 3-4 weeks prior to treatment with IPL. Self-tanners must be faded from the skin for at least 14 days prior to treatment. Discuss with your clinician the possibility of tanning during your series so that a safe regimen can be created. Ethnic skin of Skin Type V is NOT a candidate for Photofacial treatments or other IPL therapies generally speaking. Be wary of any place that will perform IPL on dark ethnic skin, because you are always at risk for permanent scarring and increased hyperpigmentation, even if you have had successful treatments in the past. It’s not worth the risk when there are safe and effective ways to lighten and rejuvenate ethnic skin.

 

How Many IPL Facial Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient, somewhere between 3-10 treatments is required depending on if your goals are cosmetic, therapeutic or both. Your clinician will personalize a treatment plan based on your skin defects and the level of improvement you desire. Your clinician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further enhance the outcome. While you will see some improvements in pigmentation from one treatment generally more are required to get an even smooth look especially on the body areas. Touch ups to remove any residual striping that may occur can be performed at the 30-day mark.

 

How IPL Photorejuvenation Works

During an IPL photorejuvenation treatment, high energy light waves are used to reduce or eliminate many common effects of aging, including facial wrinkles and skin discolorations. IPL light also encourages the production of collagen, a natural protein that fills in wrinkles, making the skin smooth and supple. With each treatment, the results of IPL photo rejuvenation become more pronounced. Five full-face IPL photo facial sessions spaced three weeks apart are normally required for optimal results.

 

How Venus Versa™ Works

The state-of-the-art Intense Pulsed Light treatment delivered by Venus Versa™ is designed to deliver strong and precise infrared light throughout the sensitive tissues of the skin. Each treatment is custom-tailored to deliver the light at various depths in order to treat your specific concerns at their source. The light restores and rejuvenates dead and damaged skin cells at the molecular level, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin, reducing wrinkles and pigmentation projects, and improving your skin’s overall tone and texture. Venus Versa™’s revolutionary, the built-in cooling system ensures that it delivers safe, comfortable, highly effective rejuvenation over larger areas of the skin while avoiding unnecessary damage to the surface of the skin.

A typical IPL session with Venus Versa™ usually takes about 15-20 minutes, and because the treatment is non-invasive and non-ablative, you can return to your normal activities immediately with no downtime! Some patients will experience temporary facial redness which may last up to an hour after the treatment. You will see some reduction in pigmentation problems immediately after your first treatment, and for individuals with brown spots and other minor pigmentation problems, two or three treatments may be all that is required. Most patients, however, require a series of 3-6 treatments, spaced about four weeks apart, for optimal results.

Spider Veins and Broken Capillaries on Face Treatments

IPL for Broken Capillaries on Face & Nose

Excessive redness of the complexion is no one's favorite, whether it results from sun damage, spider veins, facial capillaries or rosacea.  Fortunately, facial redness can be treated! 

IPL and laser treatments both help fade broken capillaries, redness and shrink nose veins to restore a more even skin tone. At PRISM, our preferred treatments are AEROLASE ND:Yag laser and VENUS VERSA IPL for all vascular lesions on the face. IPL and laser for all vascular damage including broken capillaries around the nose (nose veins) and IPL for rosacea. So what is broken capillaries and why do they appear on the face? Where else do they occur and what are the preferred treatment options for facial capillaries?

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What Are Facial Capillaries and Spider Veins?

Capillaries that become visible at the skin’s surface are referred to as ‘broken capillaries.’ And likewise, fine veins appearing on the surface are referred to as "spider veins". They commonly occur on the face, appearing on the side of the nose, cheek, or chin. However, spider veins and broken capillaries also appear on the neck and chest, and these areas can also be treated.

Spider veins and broken capillaries are merely superficial veins and capillaries that become visible because of collagen and elastin weakness in the dermis and capillary walls. Sun exposure is the primary cause of this damage. So, our high UV levels put us at an increased risk of developing spider veins and facial capillaries, as well as redness. In men, superficial capillaries and redness tend to be restricted to facial areas on the cheeks, chin and around the nose. However, in women, they commonly extend to the neck and chest. Superficial capillaries are typically accompanied by other signs of sun damage, such as surface pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and other changes to skin texture.

What Predisposes You To Spider Veins and Broken Capillaries on Face?

  • A light skin complexion that is more susceptible to UV exposure.

  • Exposure to the sun without SPF protection.

  • Hormonal fluctuations that occur during pregnancy or while on the pill

  • Rosacea, as well as causing diffuse redness and flushing, can progress to dilated facial capillaries.

  • Skin trauma

Vascular Damage Treatment Options

The options for facial spider veins and capillaries treatment include IPL, laser, diathermy and injections. IPL is used to treat capillaries on the neck and decolletage, as well as facial capillaries. It can be used in other body areas, but it is recommended for treating the legs spider veins. IPL is an effective treatment for diffuse redness and isolated capillaries up to 2 mm in diameter on the face. However, once the facial capillaries are larger than 2mm in diameter,  better treatment options include lasers, diathermy, or injections. So why do we prefer IPL for broken capillaries treatment of the face?

Laser and IPL for Broken Capillaries on Face

We at PRISM offer BOTH VENUS VERSA IPL, as well as AEROLASE laser and choose the best solution for any vascular damage on the face and body.  IPL can treat all signs of sun damage in a single treatment. Lasers use a single wavelength of light that only attracts the red/blue color in blood vessels. In comparison, IPL uses a broad spectrum of visible light. IPL targets the red/blue of blood vessels and the brown of pigment and water in the skin to address skin texture change. As a result, IPL is well suited to treating various sun damage issues. Thus, IPL will settle diffuse redness, facial capillaries and pigmentation as well as improve skin quality.  

Laser treatments are more precise, and they’re better for larger isolated spider veins and capillaries, such as broken capillaries around the nose. We use IPL and lasers can be used in combination for facial and body vascular damage. 

Laser and IPL For Broken Capillaries around Nose

Capillaries around the nose area (also called spider veins and nose veins) often coincide with chin vessels. As a result, the nose veins appear as faint lines that streak onto the cheek, whereas veins on the nose tend to be more like a web or star, giving the nose a diffuse red appearance. IPL broken capillary treatment can be helpful to treat all of these unwanted vessels up to 2mm. In contrast, lasers are frequently used to treat vessels over 2mm and spider leg veins.

Treating Redness from Rosacea.

Rosacea treatment deserves a particular section as it can present as either diffuse redness or facial capillaries. In addition, Rosacea also requires treatment to settle the inflammation which underlies this condition. At Pearl, Our Naturopath specialises in treating rosacea alongside our therapists and Doctors with gut-healing protocols and the rosacea diet. In addition, a naturopathy consultation is recommended to manage the inflammation and slow the progression of rosacea.

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that starts with a tendency to facial flushing. Over time with repeated flushing, the facial capillaries can become permanently dilated. As a result, the face gradually has permanent diffuse facial redness with superficial capillaries. Avoiding rosacea triggers, adopting an anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet, and gut healing used early can help prevent the progression of rosacea. However, once you have the fixed appearance of facial capillaries or permanently rosy cheeks, IPL becomes effective to restore a more even colour to your face. With the Sciton BBL, up to 4 treatments are required to return a creamy complexion.

Skincare for Facial Redness

Though no skincare will treat facial capillaries, there are skincare ingredients that settle the inflamed appearance and improve the integrity of your skin.   We recommend the Proparia range. (Proparia is an Australian made and formulated Skin Care designed for problem skin). It contains Vitamin B (niacinamide), a potent anti-inflammatory that helps repair your skin and settle redness. A lot can be done to keep your skin calm and content. Niacinamide is a hero ingredient to keep your skin calm and content!

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Aerolase lasers are established as the gold-standard for medical and aesthetic applications. Many of which are proprietary to Aerolase. Our unique parameters allow unmatched safety, efficacy, and tolerability for patients while providing physicians and their staff ease-of-use to achieve predictable and replicable results. Whether you are seeking to provide better treatment options or new treatment options, Aerolase has a solution for your practice.

Light Pod is a new laser technology by Aerolase for the treatment of diffused redness, veins, and a variety of other skin conditions, including rosacea, leg veins, facial vessels, angiomas, psoriasis, warts, skin tags and many more.

Additionally, PRISM Med Spa also offers Aerolase LightPod Neo, which is FDA approved to treat more than 30 skin conditions. LightPod Neo laser treatments are safe and gentle for all skin types, especially making it comfortable for darker skin types. Try the fast and effective permanent hair removal, skin rejuvenation, melasma, vascular lesions and spider veins, sun spots & age spots, in grown hairs and nail fungus for athlete's foot.