Aging, environmental factors, and excessive sun exposure can take a toll on the skin and its appearance. Wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, and other blemishes may be unavoidable, but thanks to advanced laser fractional skin resurfacing treatments, these unwanted skin concerns are now reversible. Fractional skin resurfacing is a safe, effective, and non-invasive aesthetic procedure that uses light energy to produce controlled damage to your skin and promote natural skin remodeling and collagen production.
Most patients purchase expensive creams to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging but see little improvement in their skin’s condition. Others invest in procedures like chemical peels and CO2 laser resurfacing to improve their skin but often experience aggressive treatment, long recovery times, and unwanted side effects.
Unlike harsh ablative treatments, fractional skin resurfacing offers a gentle and effective solution that requires little downtime.
The Astanza DermaBlate is the gold standard for highly precise laser skin resurfacing. This state-of-the-art technology is widely recognized by top dermatologists and physicians as the leading Erbium: YAG laser in the world thanks to its reliability and effectiveness. Dr. Leeman and his team are excited to bring this cutting-edge technology to their patients and Austin, Texas!
The DermaBlate uses a 2,940 nm wavelength that matches the maximum peak of water absorption (water being the main component of skin). Therefore, the energy is entirely used for the rapid vaporization of water in tissue, which leads to an almost instant ablation of tissue.
Furthermore, compared to CO2 lasers, the DermaBlate has a significantly shorter healing time and is also significantly less painful thanks to the greatly limited thermal effects produced by the Erbium laser. Patients do not require any anesthesia in the treatment of small lesions and side effects and unwanted risks are greatly reduced with the DermaBlate. The safety features of this erbium laser make it the superior choice for delicate areas such as the neck, face, chest, and hands.
Before the procedure, Dr. Leeman will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to make the procedure more comfortable during the treatment. You will be relaxing comfortably on a treatment table while Dr. Leeman moves the laser around the treatment area utilizing customized settings.
Fractional laser resurfacing is setting a new standard for skin rejuvenation. During the procedure, a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy are applied to your skin. The fractional laser resurfacing procedure is customized to match your individual needs.
We adjust the laser’s settings to tailor your treatment and achieve the level of skin rejuvenation you need. Adjustments can be made throughout the procedure to more accurately treat specific areas such as acne scars or fine lines around the mouth.
The DermaBlate’s MicroSpot handpiece reduces the healing recovery time to just a few days. This innovative handpiece features a special microlens pattern with a 13 x 13 mm (0.5 x 0.5 in) spot made up of 169 microzones that are used for fractional skin ablation treatment. This optic allows the selective treatment of only “fractions” of the tissue in the form of a grid which is made possible by splitting the laser beam into several hundred partial laser rays.
This unique design triggers skin renewal and collagen formation with rapid wound healing which is supported by the untreated skin. The MicroSpot handpiece provides a unique level of precisional treatment with the lowest risk of side effects. The MicroSpot handpiece is ideal for smoothing out fine lines, wrinkles and rhytids, blending uneven pigmentation, minimizing large pores, clearing photo-damaged skin, and filling in acne scars.
During a treatment, our Astanza DermaBlate uses a MicroSpot handpiece that specifically treats the smallest “fractions” of skin. Tiny laser beams are applied to a 13 x 13 mm treatment area. The laser beams ablate the upper skin layer while the untreated healthy skin areas support skin renewal, collagen formation, and rapid healing of the treated areas.
The handpiece treats the desired area spot by spot until the entire surface area has been covered. Patients will experience safer treatment, fewer unwanted side effects, and a significantly shorter healing time compared to CO2 lasers.
The treatment feels similar to a sunburn and produces a small “chex mix grid” pattern on the skin. Small scabs will form, quickly heal, and disappear after just a few days thanks to the small size of each microlens spot.
Patients will see great results including improvements in skin texture and appearance, elasticity, and removal of unwanted wrinkles and skin blemishes, and signs of aging. Patients will experience reduced wrinkles and scars, decreased pore sizes, and more even skin pigmentation. While additional treatment sessions are recommended for deep lines and scars, many patients will see significant results after just one treatment. Signs of treatment will be completely unnoticeable by three to seven days following treatment.
Fractional laser resurfacing can be performed safely on almost anyone with signs of aging skin or who has significant facial scarring they want to improve.
Fractional laser resurfacing is safer than traditional laser resurfacing treatments. No sedation is required, only topical anesthetic. Because this skin rejuvenating treatment allows the doctor so much control and customization, our patients are treated faster and more precisely. Fractional laser resurfacing leaves the skin and tissue around each perforation intact, which speeds healing and a smoother, younger, fresher complexion.
Fractional laser resurfacing is not as deep as older, more traditional laser skin procedures which frequently led to painful damage and bruising. Because fractional laser resurfacing creates a shallower, wider pattern on your skin, the healing is rapid. Fractional laser resurfacing is minimally invasive and extremely safe and delivers excellent results.
Platelets are cells in the blood that play an important role in clotting and also contain hundreds of growth factors – substances required for the stimulation of growth in living cells. Plasma (liquid part of the blood) with a high concentration of platelets helps promote hair growth when injected into the scalp.
Consistency is key for best results with PRP hair restoration therapy. When you follow the recommended protocol, first results are typically visible in two to three months. Results may include decreased hair loss, early regrowth, and increased hair length. Continued treatments every three to six months on a long-term basis may be recommended for optimal growth.
PRP hair restoration uses growth factors in your own blood to help stimulate hair growth. Benefits of this treatment include: Natural treatment, using your own blood, platelets, and growth factors. This is an affordable, cost-effective solution to thinning hair, with a high success rate for treatment. There are no medications or scarring. You may begin to see visible results within a few months. If you wish to find out more, contact Dr. Leeman and schedule a consultation today to receive some of the best results after PRP hair restoration Austin has to offer.
If you wish to find out more, contact Dr. Leeman and schedule a consultation today to receive some of the best results after PRP hair restoration Austin has to offer.
When Dr. Leeman and his team introduce the platelet rich plasma to the skin, your own concentration of cells will work with your body to naturally promote a “structure and signals” process for new tissue and collagen growth. Platelet rich plasma can either be injected directly into the face or used to enhance the results of other treatments including fractional laser resurfacing therapy, facial fat grafting, Brazilian butt lifts, or natural breast augmentation.
The internal essence of the blood inside you contains life-giving, fundamental protein growth factors that are designed to restore and strengthen your body. Dr. Leeman uses platelet rich plasma treatments to harness a high concentration of your own biological nutrient-rich cells and unleashes them to naturally promote skin health. These nutrient-rich cells stimulate the regeneration of the underlying structural integrity of your skin.
After PRP treatment, patients often notice fine lines and wrinkles have softened and deeper wrinkled areas, such as nasolabial folds, look plumper and smoother. The main goal of the treatment is to stimulate fibroblasts and develop long-term collagen formations in the dermis. Your results will be gradual and vary from person to person based on health, age, and genetic make-up. Most patients enjoy quantifiable improvements in skin complexion, texture and tone within three weeks. Subtle improvements can progressively continue for up to 2 years.
Platelet rich plasma treatments are derived from your own biological make-up and do not contain synthetic products. Therefore, virtually any area of the body can be treated, including your face, neck, chest, hands, scars, and more.
In order to enjoy a maximum response to your treatment, it is important to eat right, drink plenty of water and incorporate the facial care recommended by Dr. Leeman.
The laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic injuries in your skin, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. Patients are often amazed at how tight their skin feels immediately after the procedure. Fractional laser resurfacing is designed to improve the skin’s texture and tone and to smooth fine lines, deep wrinkles, and acne scars.
Unlike other laser resurfacing technologies, Fractional laser resurfacing leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic injuries. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly and minimizes damage.
After the procedure, your skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. The redness will linger for a few days. By day three or four, you will experience some peeling as fresh, supple, younger looking skin appears. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in about seven to ten days. After the laser procedure is completed, a cold compress will be applied. During the recovery period you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and promote healing. In most cases, you may resume applying makeup after about three days.
In most cases, fractional laser resurfacing can be performed on an entire face within 20 to 30 minutes. Smaller areas will take less time.
Excellent results can be achieved in a single session. However, if you have severe wrinkling or deep acne scars, you may benefit from a series of treatments spaced about one month apart. We will advise you on the results you can reasonably expect, and whether you may require several treatments to achieve the level of skin rejuvenation you envision.
Basic skincare, thorough cleansing and sun protection are key to ensuring your results last. Wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure whenever possible. This is particularly important in the weeks following treatment.
The fractional laser skin resurfacing system used by Dr. Leeman is FDA approved to treat a range of skin concerns.
Comfort levels vary from person to person, but you do not need anesthesia to have this treatment. Our patients tell us that the sensation feels like a momentary prickling or heat beneath the skin. This is the ultrasound energy being delivered into the tissue, how Ultherapy lifts and tightens your facial skin for a more youthful, fresh look.
Your skin will continue to age as the years pass, so you may need to schedule an annual touch-up visit to maintain your results. The Northwestern University study followed patients up to 10 months, with skin quality improvement still visible.
A good candidate is someone with skin that has relaxed to the point of sagging and feeling less firm. A lowered brow line or loose skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of maturing skin. We will evaluate if you are an appropriate candidate at the time of your consultation.
Ultherapy is FDA-approved and uses ultrasound energy, which has been used in medical imaging and therapeutics, such as sonograms, for over 50 years, and clinical studies have confirmed the safety of this latest application. As with any medical procedure, there are general safety considerations, which we will review with you before your treatment.
There is no safer way to rejuvenate your skin than ensuring your treatment is performed under the care of a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. Dr. Leeman is one of the rare surgeons who holds two credentials, both as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and as an otolaryngology specialist for head and neck surgery. Never trust your skin – or your appearance – to any practitioner without professional board-certification, particularly for facial treatments. Contact us for top quality facial rejuvenation at a boutique clinic in Austin.