As the human body ages, certain aspects begin to change, including the unwelcome growth of hair, fat, and pigmentation, in all the wrong places. For many individuals, experiencing one or more of these conditions can feel like an annoying roadblock to living their best life, which has them seeking out laser reduction procedures to take back their self-confidence.

What Is Laser Reduction?

Modern med spas and licensed medical aestheticians rely on innovative tools such as the Fotona SP Dynamis for laser reduction procedures. This laser uses Nd:YAG laser technology to provide a fast, safe, and efficient way to reduce the appearance of problem areas in a wide range of aesthetic applications, including the reduction of:

  • Hair
  • Fat
  • Pigment

Men may find that as they age, hair begins to grow where it didn’t before, including the chest, shoulders, back, and even buttocks. Women may experience new hair growth in unwelcome places such as along the upper lip and chin, or may simply want to lessen regrowth in the underarm, bikini, and leg areas. Regardless of the area that needs attention, most patients prefer the virtually painless and specific laser reduction procedure over a lifetime of waxing, shaving, or tweezing.

The Fotona SP Dynamis Laser is instrumental in helping to get rid of excess hair by targeting hair follicles with homogenous photothermolysis. The Nd:YAG lasers rely on pulse control and FRAC3® technology to specifically target problem areas without affecting the surrounding skin.

With each treatment, patients can expect for hair to:

  • Grow thinner
  • Become lighter
  • Be less obvious in appearance

Some of the benefits of laser reduction of hair include:

  • It is non-surgical.
  • Without the presence of stubble, skin can feel softer.
  • It typically yields a reduced probability of having ingrown hair compared to other hair removal methods.

The timeline for success with laser reduction of hair typically depends on an individual’s skin and hair type. Patients with thick and coarse hair growth may need more treatments than individuals with finer and thinner hair. The size of the area an individual needs treated may also dictate the schedule going forward, with most plans ranging anywhere from three to five sessions—each of which is generally six to eight weeks apart.

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Laser Reduction of Fat

One of the most popularly sought treatments involving the Fotona SP Dynamis Laser is the reduction of fat. Most reputable spas will offer two paths via the laser to minimize the appearance of fat:

  • TightLase Skin Tightening
  • TightSculpt Body Contouring

A slowing metabolism can be a strong contributor to skin that increasingly features cellulite. The outward appearance of cellulite, especially in shorts, dresses, and swimsuits can make some individuals more hesitant to bare any skin. In situations like these, a TightLase Skin Tightening treatment may work best for the patient as it is designed to shrink fatty tissue under the skin, tighten the skin, and promote better body contouring.

TightSculpt Body Contouring takes a three-prong approach in dealing with fat as it helps reduce fat, tighten the skin, and promote collagen growth and skin elasticity. This type of treatment is frequently preferred by patients who seek better body contouring without having to undergo a more serious procedure such as liposuction.

Patients who receive treatments for the laser reduction of fat generally report:

  • Noticing positive changes in the appearance of their body without dieting or exercising
  • Being more satisfied with their figure
  • Getting back to daily life with little to no downtime required after sessions

As with most laser procedures, the size of the area a patient wants to address and the amount of work to be done will dictate the number of sessions required before the desired results can be achieved.

Laser Reduction of Pigment

Over the course of a lifetime, most individuals experience a pigmented lesion at some point. This is usually a spot that appears darker than the surrounding skin as a result have having an increased amount of melatonin in the skin. While these lesions can be annoying and unsightly, they are rather common, often benign, and can typically be minimized in appearance with the help of laser reduction.

The laser combines the efficacy of Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers to more successfully treat pigmented lesions, as well as other aesthetic treatments such as moles and keratoses so that a once pigmented area will more closely resemble the appearance of the surrounding skin.

Patients are often drawn to this type of treatment for pigmented lesions over others because it is considered to be safe and effective in minimizing their appearance or removing them from the epidermis while requiring little to no downtime for recovery following a session.

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If you are considering a laser reduction procedure for a problem area, reach out to a licensed medical aesthetician today for more information on taking back your confidence and your body.

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