Patients that come to Raval Facial Aesthetics for non-surgical cosmetic enhancement know we do not offer every single treatment currently on the market. Instead, we are very selective and careful in evaluating which new devices or treatments can provide the most benefit for our patients, safely as well as effectively. So, when we add something new, we are more than excited to let our friends and fans know.
Technical refinements in laser technology have netted extraordinary advances in laser treatments. Besides increased accuracy, markedly fewer side effects and reduced recovery times, top-of-the-line lasers with their modular and easy-to-upgrade components are preferred by aestheticians and surgeons for virtually every kind of treatment from minor cosmetic procedures to major surgery. Besides using lasers for hair, vein and tattoo removal, we also find them to be nearly indispensable in more complex surgical procedures such as facelifts.
At Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics (RMLA), two of the exceptional lasers that we use are the Sciton and the Cynosure. They were added to our collection because they offer the best technology on the market today.
With spring around the corner, it's time to think about prepping your skin for the warmer weather. Spring leads right into summer, and that means bikinis, camis, shorts and bare feet. This is a great time for deeper treatments such as laser hair removal, and right now, you should also be thinking about exfoliating and moisturizing!
Many people have unwanted hair somewhere. It might be facial hair or body hair. It might be just a bit of hair restricted to a small area – say, your nose or the tops of your toes. Or it might be a lot of hair – on your back and shoulders, for example. We spend a tremendous amount of time, effort, and money to get rid of unwanted hair.
We shave, we tweeze, we wax (ow!), we smear on depilatory creams. These things can get the job done, but only as a temporary solution. You have to repeat them to maintain the hairless, smooth skin you want. And some parts of your body are not exactly convenient for DIY hair removal. So, if you’re looking for long-term results, these methods don’t work. But there’s good news: laser hair removal does.
Small, incremental investments in your skin’s health and conditioning can bring big rewards, without putting a wrinkle in your budget. In fact, Dr. Jeff Raval recommends a preventive maintenance regimen of regular “tweaks” to keep your skin looking youthful and healthy.
Acne. Just that one little word can bring up a host of memories. Many of us endured its wrath through our teenage years and have the scars to prove it. And some of us still battle acne into adulthood. Whatever your story may be, if your face tells the tale of how acne has affected you, you will want to read this article. Here, we cover six different treatment options for improving acne scars and help guide you toward choosing the one that may be best suited to your unique situation.
Your face is red. Are you blushing? Did you spend a bit too much time in the sun? Some people have a naturally ruddy complexion. Or, you might have rosacea.
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes facial redness or flushed appearance. It can also cause small red bumps that look something like acne. There is no cure, but here at Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics we offer laser skin treatments that can significantly reduce your symptoms to restore more even skin tone and texture.
Treating skin annoyances like sagging, fine wrinkles, age spots, and mild acne scars has never been easier. Many of the options available to correct these issues are so quickly done, you can stop by our office on your lunch hour. They are safe and effective and can do wonders to restore a vibrant, youthful appearance that can last for years. Curious about how it works and if you may be a good candidate? Keep reading for all you need to know!
What Are Pores? Why Are Mine So BIG?
Let’s talk pores. First of all, what are pores? The skin is the largest human organ and it’s covered with millions of pores that allow the skin to “breathe.” In each pore is a tiny hair (except on the palms of the hands and the bottoms of the feet). Each pore on the face, back, chest, and groin contains a hair follicle with a gland inside it, called the sebaceous gland, which produces oil or sebum. When this gland releases, the sebum rises to the top and collects in the pore. Hormones play a large role in how and when the sebaceous gland releases.
It’s the kind of thing that will stop you in your tracks as you casually pass by a mirror. Is that a wrinkle?! We’ve all been there and we’ve all lamented the unavoidable passage of time and pull of gravity. Our skin gets a little looser, a bit more droopy. Why, oh why does this happen? Over time, our skin loses its elasticity and produces less collagen. This means we start to see hollows in our cheeks and under our eyes. We start to miss our plump, tight skin and soon enough, we can map out every single wrinkle that has snaked its way across our face. Luckily for us, we live in a time that has perfected Laser Skin Resurfacing to help us face these annoyances head on.