Skin Revitalization Specialist

Saratoga Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Medical Receptionists located in Ballston Spa, NY

Going under the knife is no longer the only way to improve the look of your skin. Laser and radiofrequency skin treatments are an excellent skin revitalization option for adults who desire a nonsurgical method of reversing the signs of aging and improving the overall appearance of your skin. Located in Ballston Spa, New York, the team at Saratoga Family Medicine offers cutting-edge treatments to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Call today for a consultation or use the convenient online booking tool.

Skin Revitalization Q&A

What is PicoSure® skin revitalization?

PicoSure is an FDA-cleared laser treatment that transmits ultra-short bursts of laser energy to your skin. The laser energy stimulates the body’s natural collagen-producing process to restore a youthful appearance and address problems like uneven skin tone. It also destroys pigmented areas caused by issues like acne.

PicoSure doesn’t use high-intensity heat, making it more gentle than other forms of laser treatment. It uses special Focus lens technology to precisely direct energy so that it penetrates deeply into the skin where collagen is produced. Because the PicoSure treatment is gentle, it requires no downtime.

What areas can PicoSure treat?

Depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure can be performed in as little as 15 minutes. In addition to treating the face, PicoSure can be used to treat the hands, arms, and neck. It’s perfect for addressing the following concerns:

  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Birthmarks
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage

What are Sublime™ and Sublative™ skin revitalization?

Sublime uses bipolar RF and infrared light to improve wrinkles and tighten skin to improve overall skin tone and texture. Sublime addresses sagginess and skin laxity in the neck and face, including under the eye, so that your skin appears tighter and more youthful.

The Sublative applicator delivers fractional RF energy to the skin in an array or multi-electrode pins to plump the skin and improve its texture. The treatment decreases fine line, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.

Both Sublime and Sublative therapies result in increased collagen production to rejuvenate the skin, and can be used as complementary treatments along with PicoSure.

What is a skin revitalization treatment session like?

During the procedure, you’ll lie in a comfortable, reclined position. Your provider uses the handheld device to direct the energy at targeted areas of your skin. You may feel a slight warming sensation as the device goes to work.

What results should I expect?

Most patients will begin to see improvements in their skin’s appearance after just one skin revitalization session. An average of two or three treatments are recommended for the best results.* Your provider may recommend additional treatments if you have unique skin needs.

Treatments are spaced two to six weeks apart depending on the type of skin issue being addressed. Acne scar results are permanent. However, other skin issues may recur, such as hyperpigmentation or uneven tone. When this is the case, your provider may recommend a maintenance routine of one treatment every six months to retain the vibrant, even appearance of your skin.

*Individual results may vary.