Laser medicine is an exciting and evolving field that holds real promise for recapturing and maintaining our youth and physical stamina. Dr. Maryann Prewitt has learned that when people look better, they not only feel better, but they are better—mentally, physically, and sexually. If you’re ready to look as good as you feel, come visit us at HealthWellnessMD in Knox-Henderson in central Dallas.
A laser is a focused beam of light with a wide range of wavelengths commensurate with its purpose. Most people have probably heard about using lasers to improve aging skin on the face and the body. Lasers have revolutionized the field of medical aesthetics to such a degree that noninvasive procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, body contouring, and skin tightening are performed daily in doctor’s offices and medical spas across the country.
The Laser Has Replaced the Knife
In conventional surgery, the surgeon makes incisions using a knife, which means blood loss, stitches, and oftentimes, a hospital stay. The precision, accuracy, and convenience of the laser render all of these inconveniences obsolete. Take the example of traditional pelvic floor rejuvenation—a procedure that involved blood loss, stitches, and great discomfort. Today, this entire process can be done with a laser. Using lasers, we make microscopic holes in the skin through heat to create what we call controlled damage and causing microscopic injury. Not only does this eliminate loss of blood and stitches, this method accelerates cell turnover of the skin as it regenerates and makes new collagen.
Some lasers, like the CO2 vaporize their target entirely. In the same manner she once used the CO2 laser in gynecologic surgeries to treat endometriosis and remove ovarian cysts, Dr. Prewitt now employs the laser for less dramatic, however no less invaluable, procedures in my medical spa.
She is thrilled to help patients with laser scar revision, for the removal of skin tags and moles, even to vaporize painful hemorrhoids for patients who never thought they could find relief. Laser medicine is no longer limited to operating rooms and complex surgical conditions but has found its way to practices serving ordinary patients every day. The laser has truly replaced the knife.
Laser Treatments for the Skin
The efficacy and benefits of lasers is perhaps easiest to comprehend as it relates to skin therapies. When its intense rays target a problem area on the skin (a brown spot, a scar, an unwanted hair follicle), the laser’s light can destroy that pigment or tissue while sparing the skin around it. Best of all, minimally invasive procedures like these can be performed in a relaxed setting, during a lunch break, with little to no discomfort, and virtually no downtime.
Even cosmetic procedures such as surgical facelifts, liposuction, and neck lifts historically performed exclusively by plastic surgeons, can be conducted with lasers in the medical spa at HealthWellnessMD. This mitigates the formerly traumatic, costly, and time-intensive nature of such procedures for patients—not to mention the residual scarring and fear that you might not recognize yourself when you woke up. With lasers, there is no reason to simply lift old skin, when you can have new skin for good.
What skin problems concerns can lasers treat?
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull skin tone
- Acne scars
- Burst capillaries
- Hair Removal
- Neck lifts
Laser Treatments for the Body
- GAINSWave to treat male sexual dysfunction
- FemiLift for vaginal rejuvenation and female urinary incontinence
- ScupSure for permanent reduction of up to 24% of fat cells
- The Phoenix for accelerated injured tissue recovery
- Hair Removal for men and women
skinFIT Medical Spa Services – How we do it differently?
We employ a proprietary process of combining and stacking multiple laser modalities generating superior outcomes that other methods cannot achieve. For example, if you come to us for SculpSure to treat stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, we do not simply sell you SculpSure. Other providers will simply send you on your way despite the fact once that is removed; the patient is often left with loose skin.
We provide additional results by mobilizing fat cells and tightening the skin. Stacking allows us to dial-in depths of tightening for deeper penetration, maximal elastin and collagen production, and profound improvements for patients of all skin types and tones.
We customize a protocol for your individual skin and bodily needs as well as your desires. All of our laser treatments include the pre- and post-procedure medical-grade products. This ensures surgical-quality safety and optimizes outcomes.
Dr. Prewitt’s Last Word
I thought I would miss scrubbing in for surgical procedures. But I have discovered a whole world new of laser medicine. Now, I can take care of my patients—men and women—inside and out.