Laser Treatments in Fort Wayne

Over time, skin can be damaged and may sometimes require specialized treatments to restore a fresh, symmetrical, or younger look. At Plastic Surgery Innovations, renowned certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph “Joe” Mlakar, offers a wide variety of skin refining along with hair removal treatment with the use of safe, innovative lasers.

Topical treatments like oils and creams may only deliver temporary, surface-level relief, but laser skin resurfacing, Our team can greatly reduce or eliminate pigmentation discoloration, large pores, wrinkles, acne scars, and more! Contact us to schedule your skin rejuvenating consultation today!



When visiting Plastic Surgery Innovations for skin resurfacing and/or hair removal, you have the following laser treatments to choose from:

Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis is a non-invasive treatment with a laser that restores skin tone and treats fine lines and wrinkles, scars, large pores, and active acne. The heat-based laser stimulates the natural healing processes of the body to boost the growth of collagen leading to a more youthful skin tone and texture.

The Genesis system involves a non-ablative laser that uses heat to kill bacteria on and under the skin to prevent future outbreaks of acne or other inflammatory skin conditions. The heat also penetrates deeply enough into the skin to stimulate natural collagen production, which shrinks pores, evolves skin tones, and increases the speed of cell reversal.

This procedure is particularly effective in the treatment of rosacea and acne as well as skin tags, wrinkles, and other more deep-seated scars. Depending on the desired effects, the treatment usually requires about 3-5 treatments but has zero downtime or recovery.

Laser Genesis is ideal for all skin types.


Pearl Resurfacing

Pearl Fractional Resurfacing effectively treats deep lines, wrinkles, and other texture issues on the face and neck. Pearl is a fractionated laser that can take years away from your appearance by improving imperfections due to sun exposure, genetics, and natural aging.

Through a topical cream, your treatment will start by numbing your skin to ensure maximum comfort during the procedure. With our fractionated technology, the laser uses heat to create tiny holes deep inside your skin.

This state-of-the-art technology allows the laser to treat only a small percentage of the skin at a very deep level, reducing downtime while delivering superior results. The Pearl Fractional Laser helps eliminate years of aging while promoting vibrant, healthy new collagen-filled skin.

Patients will need a healing time to regenerate new, baby-soft skin for 5 - 7 days. Overall noticeable skin clarity, smoothness, and softness can be achieved all in one treatment.


LimeLight- (IPL Rejuvenation)

IPL skin rejuvenation is a common cosmetic procedure designed to make the complexion clear, healthy and beautiful. There are a variety of specific skin problems that can be solved with IPL, ranging from certain conditions to blemishes, wrinkles, aging effects, and more.

IPL stands for the technology of Intense Pulsed Light. It is a form of treatment approved and patented by the FDA and TGA that has been demonstrated to be both safe and effective. Photorejuvenation is also known as IPL.

IPL treats the skin with quick and powerful flashes of light. The light energy then penetrates below the skin's surface, where the unwanted pigment, scaring, or other issues lives. The heat breaks down these conditions into tiny particles, which either rise to the skin's surface as scabs, which naturally rid themselves away within a week or so, or get carried away by your body's lymphatic system.

Since it is a relatively simple and straightforward procedure, with few concerns about either side effects, recovery time, or the level of invasiveness with the treatment itself, IPL continues to be a more widely used choice.


Laser Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins, not to be confused with varicose veins, are dilated or stretched blood vessels with a branching pattern, commonly found on the thigh, lower leg and sometimes on the face. Spider veins in nature are progressive and usually increase with age in number and visibility.

Our Nd: Laser YAG penetrates the skin into the blood vessel on the surface. The heat produced by the laser coagulates the blood within the vein of the spider, causing it to collapse and seal. The spider vein will disappear over the next few weeks, and the scavenging cells of the body will remove all the blood.

Laser vein treatment takes less than an hour and takes place under local anesthesia. The procedure uses a focused light beam to target the vein of the spider without damaging the tissue nearby. The laser heats and destroys the spider vein and throughout four to six weeks it disappears.


Skin Tightening

Skin tightening with a laser works on a dermal collagen level. Dr. Joe heats the collagen in your skin to help it contract and start the skin tightening process. This results in the production of new collagen in your skin and this reaction spreads around the treatment area to your skin.

If the treatment is given to your face or neck, wrinkles and saggy skin will disappear over time.

This treatment can be applied to many parts of your body. Areas that are prone to wrinkles may need to be treated repeatedly, and you may want to receive treatments every year after the initial process to keep your skin looking young.

Because of the gentleness of the procedure, side effects are minimal. You may experience warmth in treatment areas and please see your doctor if there are more serious side effects.


Hair Removal

Laser hair removal removes unwanted hair using our concentrated light beam, or laser. Our laser emits light that is absorbed in the hair by the pigment during removal. The light energy is converted into heat, which damages the hair-producing sacs within the skin, also knows as the hair follicles. This damage will inhibit or delay the growth of future hair.

Common treatment areas include legs, underarms, upper lip, chin, and the bikini line. Unwanted hair can be treated in almost any area, except the eyelid or surrounding area.

Color of hair and type of skin influence the success of laser hair removal. The basic principle is that hair pigment should absorb the light, but not the skin pigment. Only the hair follicle should be harmed by the laser while avoiding skin damage. Therefore, the best results occur when there is a contrast between hair and skin color— dark hair and light skin.

 

Restore Skin and Eliminate Unwanted Body Hair Today!

Are you looking to even skin tone, tighten skin, or significantly reduce scarring but don’t want to commit to surgery? Contact Dr. Joe at Plastic Surgery Innovations for a modern, non-invasive approach to achieving the smooth, youthful, and hairless skin you’ve always desired. 

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