At Harvey Aesthetics and Wellness in Beckley, WV, we offer several different laser treatments that can perfect the skin on the face and body in unique ways. Our lasers use the most advanced and up-to-date laser technology to perfect the skin, permanently eliminate unwanted hair, remove vascular lesions and tattoos, and provide patients with a way to maintain a glowing and healthy complexion year-round.
At our office, we offer three powerful and advanced laser systems that can deliver effective laser treatments to meet the needs of our patients. These include the Rohrer Laser, Picolite, and Spectrum Laser. Each is designed with the patient’s comfort in mind and has the technology to produce exceptional results.
Our IPL treatments work similarly to laser treatments but use intense pulsed light to treat problematic skin conditions, photoaging, uneven skin tone and texture, age spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. During treatments, the intense pulses of light use heat energy to target and destroy damaged skin cells.
How It Works
The treatment process forces the body to grow new skin cells which will improve the appearance and health of the skin. This non-invasive treatment option typically requires a series of five treatments with four weeks between each for the best results. The sessions are quick and only take 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
Once we determine that you’re a good candidate for IPL treatments, we can create a comprehensive treatment plan that targets and improves your areas of concern. IPL treatments can address some stubborn skin conditions, including flushing, rosacea, sun damage, age spots, large pores, and spider veins, among others.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses laser heat energy to permanently destroy hair follicles so that they can no longer grow hair. Patients who choose this option can expect at least a 90 percent reduction in the total amount of hair in their treatment area after completing the recommended sessions.
During the treatment, the device will heat the hair follicles in an active growth stage and destroy them so that they will no longer grow the same amount or thickness of hair. The laser can only target hair follicles in an active growth stage, which is why you may need several treatment sessions to achieve the best results.
Who Is a Candidate?
Before the treatment, we will perform an initial consultation to examine your desired treatment area, confirm your treatment eligibility, and develop a treatment plan. Since the laser works best on patients with lighter skin and darker hair, some skin types and hair colors may not qualify for treatment.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a treatment that resurfaces the skin with powerful laser light energy. This treatment removes the top layer of skin, destroying and eliminating damaged and dead skin cells. By removing the top layer of the epidermis, or even some layers of the dermis, we can promote increased cellular turnover and force the body to grow new collagen and elastin.
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are versatile and can address many concerns, including acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, age spots, spider veins, post-procedure skin, melasma, warts, birthmarks, large pores, and tattoos.
Who Is a Candidate?
Some skin types are so sensitive that they cannot tolerate laser treatments. For others, laser skin resurfacing is exactly what their skin needs to address problematic skin conditions that haven’t responded to other treatments. For that reason, we always schedule pre-treatment consultations before scheduling this service, as we must develop a unique treatment plan for your skin that will ensure the best possible results.
Patients who want to address stubborn skin conditions, pigmented lesions, hyperpigmentation, lines and wrinkles, and overall poor-quality skin tone or texture can schedule a laser treatment to resurface and rejuvenate their complexion. Some patients choose to make laser resurfacing treatments a part of their normal skincare routine to maintain optimal skin health, while others schedule treatments sporadically. We can design a treatment plan that works well with your skin and lifestyle.
If you have a tattoo that you got recently or decades ago that you no longer want on your body, we offer tattoo removal treatments with our advanced laser system that can permanently eliminate that tattoo and make it as if it never happened.
Laser tattoo removal is so effective because the laser light shatters the tattoo’s pigment and breaks it into tiny particles. After the treatment, the body responds by flushing those destroyed pigment particles out through the lymphatic system.
Who Is a Candidate?
An initial consultation will provide us with more information about your ultimate treatment goals so that we can create your unique treatment plan and give you a better idea of how long it will take to restore your tattoo-free skin. You may need a few treatments to successfully eliminate your entire tattoo. Your treatment plan will be based on the tattoo’s size, location, and pigment. We can also develop treatment plans to eliminate more than one tattoo based on your needs.
Laser Vein Treatments
If you have unsightly varicose or spider veins and want to remove them from your body, we offer a laser treatment that can target and eradicate those veins to create a more uniform skin tone. Unsightly veins can affect your confidence, and aside from laser removal treatments, there’s no easy way to hide them.
Once you undergo a laser vein removal treatment plan, you’ll be amazed at the appearance and condition of your skin and can enjoy permanent results. The laser heat energy will close off the visible veins during the treatment. They will shrink from the heat energy and no longer transport blood, transforming from active veins into scar tissue. Post-treatment, they will no longer be visible on the skin’s surface.
Regardless of which laser treatment you schedule, you will need to follow some aftercare instructions to ensure the best results. It’s important that you avoid excessive sun exposure after your treatment is over. The lasers remove the top layer of the skin, making that new healthier layer more susceptible to the sun.
For that reason, it’s important that you take extra care to avoid sun exposure and any products or treatments that could irritate your exposed, younger layer of skin. After your treatment, we will give you instructions about which products to use and avoid, which activities to avoid, and how long you should care for the treatment area before resuming all of your normal activities and skin care regimen.
Achieve Beautiful Skin With a Laser Treatment Plan
Our versatile laser treatments can provide you with the solution you’ve been looking for to perfect your skin, eliminate unwanted hair, and address skin conditions that have been unresponsive to traditional treatment methods. Our consultation process will allow us to create an effective treatment plan and determine which laser treatment or combination of treatments will benefit you the most.