Laser Treatments

Laser Acne Treatment in Humble

Drugstores and beauty bars are filled with over-the-counter topical creams or oral medications for treatment of acne. But unfortunately, the efficacy of these products varies from person to person, depending on their sensitivity to the active ingredient. At Smooth Assurance in Humble/Kingwood, we offer a pain free laser treatment that helps reduce acne and decrease scarring. The light from the laser kills bacteria on the skin which may lessen breakouts. The laser penetrates to the dermal layer, stimulating collagen for smoother skin. The skin may be slightly pink following treatments. This usually resolves within 30 minutes. Makeup must be removed before treatment, but can be reapplied immediately following. Treatments can be performed on the face, neck, décolleté, back, and shoulders. We offer a package of 8 treatments, usually done weekly. Improvement is usually seen after the 4th treatment. Because everyone responds differently to the laser, results may vary. The Laser Acne Treatment is great for men and women with teen or adult acne.

At Smooth Assurance, we can combine the Laser Acne Treatment with The EndyMed 3DEEP Fractional Skin Resurfacing and our high quality skin care products for even better results.

Get started on your way to clearer, smoother skin! Call and schedule a free consultation. We will take the time to answer all of your questions and provide a treatment plan best suited to your specific needs.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation in Humble

Laser Skin Rejuvenation is a non ablative laser treatment that can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and brown spots on the skin. It can decrease pore size and give the skin an overall fresh appearance. The laser penetrates to the dermal layer of the skin to stimulate collagen to help restore a more youthful skin. There is no injury to the top layer of skin, so there is no down time. There may be some redness to the area being treated. This usually resolves within several minutes, but sometimes lasts a few hours. Generally, clients report little to no pain during this treatment. Sunscreen is recommended following the treatment. Each session takes about 25 minutes and most clients notice an improvement in their skin tone and texture after 4-6 treatments. To continue to see improved results, we recommend a package of 8 treatments. The first 4 treatments are done weekly and then treatments are scheduled 3-5 weeks apart. Often, clients chose to improve and maintain their results by continuing to have monthly treatments. This procedure is most often done on the face, neck, chest, arms and back. Laser Skin Rejuvenation is affordably priced. Call today to schedule a free consultation and take the opportunity to feel the laser on your skin to help decide if this is right for you.

Skin Resurfacing

3DEEP Fractional Skin Resurfacing (FSR) is used worldwide for the treatment of sun damaged skin, reduction of hyperpigmentation, improvement of skin texture, decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and treatment of acne scars. Using this proven radio frequency technology, you can begin to see visible improvements in your skin after only one treatment. Your skin is brighter with a reduction in epidermal hyperpigmentation. There is smoothing of wrinkles and a decrease in scarring. 3DEEP Fractional Skin Resurfacing is FDA approved for all skin types.

IPL

Intense Pulsed Light technology is used for skin treatments. That includes hair removal, photofacials, and lightening and removing sun spots, age spots and brown blotches.

FAQs

1WHAT DOES FRACTIONAL SKIN RESURFACING MEAN?
Some resurfacing treatments target the entire skin surface. Fractional devices treat a fraction of the skin’s surface so there are reservoirs of healing tissue left to promote rapid healing and reduce downtime.
2HOW DOES 3DEEP FRACTIONAL SKIN RESURFACING WORK?
3DEEP uses radio frequency to effectively treat all layers of the skin. The upper layers of the skin are treated with fractional ablation, allowing removal of damaged skin cells for the reduction of skin roughness and hyperpigmentation. Simultaneously, volumetric deep dermal heating is applied to the collagen fibers, causing an immediate and long term skin tightening for the reduction of scars and wrinkles.
3WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY FSR SESSION?
You will remove any makeup or creams from your skin. A topical anesthetic will be applied to the skin for 30-45 minutes. The FRS end piece will be placed on the skin and pulsed. It will then be moved to an adjacent area until all of the targeted surface has been treated. There is minimal discomfort during the procedure. Treatment time is about 30 minutes.
4WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
FSR can be done on the face, décolleté , hands, or areas susceptible to acne scarring.
5WHO CAN BE TREATED WITH FSR?
EndyMed 3DEEP FSR is FDA approved for all skin types. AT Smooth Assurance, we have both men and women who have received FSR with great results. Minors may be treated with FSR for acne or acne scarring with parental consent. We will not treat pregnant or breast-feeding women.

Laser Hair Removal in Humble

Laser hair removal has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the world today. It is a safe and effective method to remove unwanted hair. Laser treatment is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction. Laser hair removal can give you the smooth skin that you have always wanted. No more shaving bumps and ingrown hairs. You can have the smooth skin you’ve always wanted!

FAQs

1HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Results of 3DEEP FSR can be seen as quickly as one week following a single treatment. Additional skin improvement is noticed over time, with continuous improvement up to 3 months after treatment. Expect at least 4 treatments for more damaged skin or acne scars.
2WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY FSR TREATMENT?
Your skin will be red following treatment, but this will disappear within 2 to 3 hours. You may feel as though you have a mild sunburn. The treatment area can be covered with makeup about 30 minutes after treatment. After 2 days, you may notice small crusts on the treated area. These are easily covered with makeup and will resolve naturally in 5-7 days after treatment. Within one week after treatment, your skin will show the benefits of a brighter, smoother look. Four weeks after treatment, a collagen remodeling process will start leading to longer term improvements in the condition of your skin.
3HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
The improvement in skin quality should be long lasting, however proper skin care and sun protection will help to preserve results. We recommend one treatment every 6 months as a follow up to maintain the results. Call today to schedule a free consultation. We are excited to answer your questions and further explain how the EnyMed 3Deep Fractional Skin Resurfacing treatments can benefit your skin. You will be on your way to brighter, smoother skin.
4HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
During the treatment, the light from the laser travels through the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle, causing damage to the follicle and impairing its ability for regrowth. There are three stages of hair growth: active, transitional, and resting. Not all hair is in the active phase at the same time. Because only hair that is in the active growth phase is affected by the laser, multiple treatments are required to achieve desired results. At Smooth Assurance, your laser treatments will be performed by a certified laser hair removal professional who is also a registered nurse. Close attention will be given to your skin type to assure you get the best results while maintaining your safety.
5WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
The ideal candidate has light skin and dark hair. At Smooth Assurance, we use the Candela Gentlelase laser. We can safely treat lighter skin types, also known as Fitzpatrick skin types I through IV. Because the laser targets the pigment in the hair, white and gray hair cannot successfully be treated. Blonde and red hair can be treated, but with less results. Very dark skin types cannot be treated with the Candela Gentlelase due to risks of burns. At Smooth Assurance, we do not perform laser treatments on pregnant women. If you have a history of.
6DOES IT HURT?
Most clients say that the pulse from the laser feels like being popped with a rubber band. The Candela Gentlelase laser sprays a coolant on the skin milliseconds before each pulse for patient comfort. A topical anesthetic can be applied 30 to 45 minutes prior to treatment for a small additional charge, depending on the size of the area being treated.
7HOW DO I PREPARE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT?
You must avoid excessive UV exposure for at least 4 weeks before treatment and during the course of the treatments. Spray tanning should also be avoided. For laser hair removal, you need your normal skin tone with minimal sun exposure. Treating tanned skin can lead to hyper pigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypo pigmentation (lightening of the skin). The area must be shaved the day of treatment. If there is a lot of hair on the surface of the skin, the laser energy will be absorbed there and can lead to burns Plucking, waxing, and tweezing in the targeted area must be avoided for 3 weeks prior to treatment. If the hair has been pulled out, the laser will not be able to target that follicle. The treatment area will need to be free of lotions, deodorant and makeup. You may wash these off prior to treatment in our office. We also need to be informed of any photosensitive medication you may be taking.
8WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER A LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT?
Following a treatment, expect the area to be slightly red and there should be a small amount of swelling around the hair follicle. This may last a few hours to a few days. The hairs that were treated will fall out in 2 to 3 weeks. You can help this shedding process by lightly rubbing the area with a wet wash cloth or using a mild scrub. New hair will begin to grow usually within 3 weeks. The treated area may feel as if you have a mild sunburn for a day or so.