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Laser Therapy

Laser therapies are medical treatments that use focused light. Unlike most light sources, light from a laser (which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) is tuned to specific wavelengths.

 

This allows it to be focused into powerful beams. Lasers work at high levels of precision by focusing on a small area, damaging less of the surrounding tissue. If you have laser therapy, you may experience less pain, swelling, and scarring than with traditional surgery.

Laser Therapy

ULTHERAPY

Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the upper chest.

Ultherapy

WHAT IS ULTHERAPY GOOD FOR?

Ultherapy is a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift. It's used to counteract signs of aging like skin sagging and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest as well as drooping of the brow area. The FDA-cleared technology stimulates collagen production, which should create a more youthful look overall.

HOW DOES ULTHERAPY LAST?

The results from Ultherapy(r) generally last two years. The treatment produces new collagen, but even with natural collagen regeneration, the skin continues to age. Using good skin care products that encourage skin tightening and collagen production will help maintain your results.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ULTHERAPY?

A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin, or lines and wrinkles on the chest, are signals a patient might be a candidate.

ACNE

Acne is more than just an occasional breakout; it’s a chronic skin condition that requires in-depth care. For residents of New City, New York, the team at Karma Wellness Center offers outstanding care for all types of acne.

 

When you’re ready to try a new approach to clear skin, call the office to set up a visit, or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page.

WHAT IS ACNE?

Acne is a chronic skin condition that causes blemishes on your skin. While it’s most common during the teenage years, anyone can develop acne at any point in their lives. For some, the condition leads only to a few mild outbreaks, and the blemishes clear relatively swiftly. For others, acne can cause serious skin lesions, and have a negative impact on self-esteem and confidence.

WHAT CAUSES ACNE?

Your skin is covered in tiny sacs called follicles. These sacs contain a hair root at the base. In addition to producing hair cells, your follicles also produce a type of oily liquid called sebum. Sebum functions to carry dead skin cells and other debris to the surface of your skin. When excess sebum, hair, debris, and dead skin cells begin to clump together in a follicle, a bacterial infection can occur.

 

This produces swelling and redness, which forms the visible acne lesions you see on the surface of your skin. Several known risk factors increase your chances of developing this common skin condition. They include: Hormonal fluctuations, Emotional stress, Oil-based makeup and skin products that clog pores, Certain medications,Menstruation

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO TREAT ACNE?

Treating acne often requires a multipronged approach. Choosing the right skin care products is a great place to begin. Your Karma Wellness Center practitioner can help you find the right products to build a customized skin care routine, and can advise you on when and how to use those skin care tools. Laser therapy is an outstanding option for improving acne.

 

This approach uses carefully controlled, concentrated beams of light to penetrate deep into your skin. Light therapy can treat acne by destroying the bacteria that cause breakouts, reducing inflammation and boosting your body’s innate healing abilities. Laser therapy can also reduce the appearance of existing acne scars. As the light is absorbed into the deeper layers of your skin, it’s converted into heat.

 

Your body responds to that heat with renewed cellular turnover, smoothing the skin and creating a new layer of collagen to plump the area where scarring exists. If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about your acne and are ready to pursue new treatment paths, call Karma Wellness Center today to book a face-to-face appointment. Online scheduling is also available, and takes just moments to complete.

HAIR REMOVAL

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular medical aesthetics treatments in America, and it brings many men and women to the care of Karma Wellness Center in New City, New York.

 

If you’re ready to retire your razors, depilatory creams, wax strips, and salon visits, call Karma Wellness Center today to schedule an appointment. Online booking is also available.

Hair Removal

HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?

The best way to understand how laser hair removal works is to think about how your hair grows normally. Your skin is covered in thousands of tiny sacs called follicles. A hair root sits at the base of each follicle, and produces hair cells. 

 

As those cells stack atop one another, they eventually extend through the surface of your skin. This process occurs in phases, including an active growth phase, transition phase, and shedding phase. 

 

Laser hair removal works by directing pulses of concentrated light into your skin. The light is absorbed by the melanin in your hair, which is what gives hair its color. That light converts into heat, damaging the hair root and preventing normal regrowth. Laser hair removal is most effective on hair that’s in the active growth phase, which is why it takes multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. 

IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PAINFUL?

Laser hair removal isn’t painful, and there’s no need for anesthesia. Many men and women report the sensation as similar to having a rubber band snapped against the surface of the skin. 

 

That sensation doesn’t linger, and you notice less sensation in subsequent treatments, as there are fewer hairs to target. If you have especially sensitive skin, just let your practitioner know. You can apply a special numbing cream before your session begins to reduce sensations. 

ISN’T LASER HAIR REMOVAL EXPENSIVE?

The upfront cost of laser hair removal might seem pricey, but when you take a long-term view the value of this approach becomes apparent. All those razors, waxing strips, depilatory creams, and salon visits aren’t free. Those costs add up over time. 

 

There’s also the value of your time to think about. Laser hair removal allows you to enjoy soft, smooth skin without worrying about how long it’s been since you dealt with unwanted hair and how obvious the regrowth is. 

 

If you’d like to learn more about laser hair removal, reach out to the Karma Wellness Center team for more information. You can book a visit online or over the phone, so make today the day you move one step closer to a hair removal option that truly delivers.

SCAR REVISION

Scar revision relies on laser technology to minimize pain, itching, and the visible appearance of scar tissue. Lasers stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin to make your scars less noticeable.

 

Scar revision is usually done after the scar is apparent, but is sometimes used to help prevent scarring after surgery.

Scar Revision

WHAT TYPE OF SCAR REVISION THERAPIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Scars are formed by irregular collagen during the body’s healing response to a wound. There are different types of scars, including atrophic, hypertrophic, contracture, and keloid. The type of scar revision therapy used depends on the type of scar. In addition to laser scar revision treatments, which can improve a wide range of scars along with skin texture and pigment, treatments include:

- Topical creams for mild scarring

- Grafting for large, traumatic scars

- Fractional skin resurfacing for acne and surgical scars

 

Scarring from burns and traumatic injuries are complicated to treat, but they can negatively affect your quality of life because of disfigurement, bleeding, itching, restricted range of motion, and pain. Fractional ablative laser resurfacing can improve these scars with both functional and cosmetic benefits.

HOW DO LASER TREATMENTS HELP SCARS?

Scars sometimes cause pain or affect a person’s quality of life or self-esteem. Laser treatment for scar revision helps by:

- Decreasing pain

- Reducing itchiness

- Improving appearance

- Increasing range of motion of skin around a scar

 

The Karma Wellness Center team chooses a laser with an appropriate wavelength to treat your scars. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of skin, while nonablative lasers retain the surface of skin while treating the layers underneath.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING SCAR REVISION TREATMENT?

During scar revision treatment, your doctor cleans the area around the scar and applies either a numbing cream or local anesthetic to ensure you remain comfortable during the procedure. For facial scars, you may wear protective goggles. The laser is passed over the scar tissue.

 

If needed, the doctor applies water or a cooling saline. After the treatment, you may experience redness and swelling. The most common side effect of scar revision treatment is stinging, similar to a sunburn. To reduce visibility of your scars, call Karma Wellness Center or schedule an appointment for scar revision online.