Small, incremental investments in your skin’s health and conditioning can bring big rewards, without putting a wrinkle in your budget. In fact, Dr. Raval recommends a preventive maintenance regimen of regular “tweaks” to keep your skin looking youthful and healthy.
Dr. Raval is featured on Colorado's Best to discuss Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics and the various aesthetic and laser procedures offered. Watch as he discusses the appeal of laser aesthetics.
There are lots of reasons to love winter when you live in the Denver area, but did you know this is also the best time of year to get laser skin treatments? Sounds odd, doesn’t it? But it’s true. Despite the snow and freezing temperatures, warmer weather will be here soon. If you want to look your best when it’s time for tank tops, shorts, and bikinis, you need to start planning now. You’re smart not to wait till the last minute.
Who thinks about laser hair removal in winter?! It’s cold outside. We’re doing everything we can to cover up and stay warm, right? We need that hair. Or, at least, we can be fairly confident no one will see it. But here’s the thing: winter really is the best time to do laser hair removal. Here’s why.
Are you sick and tired of shaving? Dreading your next painful wax? Why not consider laser hair removal instead? It offers impressive benefits over either shaving or waxing, and best of all it’s virtually permanent. No wonder this in-office procedure has become one of the most frequently-requested procedures for both women and men.
In the past, we here at Raval Facial Aesthetics have published several articles that separately address the benefits of Botox, chemical peels, and laser treatments. Where Botox is most frequently used for treating deep set wrinkles on the upper face, chemical peels and laser treatments are often used for addressing the overall condition of the skin -- color, texture, ect.
It’s easy to confuse laser skin treatment with IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment. They both use light waves to correct skin problems, and for some conditions either therapy method can be effective. So what’s the difference, and how do you know which one is right for you?
Although some view plastic surgery as dramatic, unrealistic, and vain, others—like Dr. Raval supports cosmetic surgeries as moderate, natural, and healthy procedures for patients with the right expectations. In a recent column, Huffington Post writer, Kristen Houghton supported Dr. Raval’s professional view in a natural aesthetic, saying she doesn’t “want to make a drastic change; I just want to look fresh and healthy.” Ms. Houghton, like many of Dr. Raval’s patients, have learned that not only are natural, healthy-looking procedures available with the right surgeon, but also that each procedure is as unique as the patient. Knowing that your facelift, eyelid lift, or other surgical treatment is uniquely your own allows you to see the myth of the “dramatic, unrealistic, and vain surgery.” Through individual consultation and deep expertise, Dr. Raval supports surgery only as a positive option for his patients’ appearance, health, and self-image. Ms. Houghton is a good example of the patient with realistic expectations.
Broad-spectrum light energy in a hand-held computer controlled laser tip sounds like next generation science, but it’s here already. The Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics uses the Intense Light Pulse (IPL) to target and remediate pigment imperfections to erase age spots, freckles, sun damage, redness and enlarged pores. This treatment can also help with fine lines and wrinkles.
In the last year or so, 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, today's lasers are nearly indispensable in more complex surgical procedures such as facelifts.