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Laser Skin Resurfacing In Pittsburgh

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Younger skin creates an abundance of collagen, a protein that is responsible for maintaining the firmness and youthfulness of the skin. As skin ages, years of sun and pollution exposure cause the collagen to break down faster than it can be replenished. This results in a collagen deficiency, causing the skin to lose its smoothness and begin to form discolorations, lines, and wrinkles. Laser resurfacing stimulates the skin into building up its collagen reserves. These treatments can vary in depth depending on the desired effect. Shallow treatments are sufficient for getting rid of sunspots and fine lines, as well as perking up the tired-looking skin, whereas deeper treatments can address crow’s feet and deep wrinkles to improve the tone and texture of the skin.

Also known as vaporization, lasabrasion and laser peel laser resurfacing is an outpatient treatment. To treat specific areas of the face, procedures only take about 30 to 45 minutes. A full-face treatment can take up to one hour. Laser treatments can be used to improve many minor facial flaws including fine lines or wrinkles around or under the mouth, eyes, and forehead; liver spots, acne and chickenpox scars; and birthmarks, warts, and enlarged oil glands on the nose. The targeted approach of this treatment ensures that you will get the best possible results available to the specific area.

At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, our providers know everyone’s skin is different and has varying tolerances for heat, cold, and friction. Utilizing the safest, most customizable, precise lasers on the market—Sciton lasers—we offer three effective treatments that can be matched to your individual needs.

Halo Gives Great Results With Minimal Downtime

Halo is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment. You will see improvement in overall tone and texture in addition to significant removal of discoloration, reduction in fine lines, reduced pore size, skin reflectivity, and glow. Halo combines deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal for a combined synergistic effect you can’t get with any other treatment. Halo creates beautiful results without the downtime of more aggressive treatments.


Thirty minutes to an hour before the treatment, your provider may place an anesthetic on your skin to reduce sensation during the procedure. The area will be measured with motion tracking technology to ensure the area is treated evenly. Your provider will treat each measure section by uniformly rolling the Halo hand-piece over the skin until the system recognizes the treatment is complete. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations but are generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or a bit longer with deeper treatment levels.


You will see initial results between two to five days after your Halo treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first two to three weeks, with continued improvement over the following months. Your Halo results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using UV sunscreen.

If you are interested in learning more about Halo by Sciton, call to schedule a complimentary consultation with our physician assistants today.



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ProFractional Resurfacing Corrects Blemishing and Skin Damage

For correcting multiple unflattering surface skin issues, try treatment under Profractional Resurfacing. This procedure addresses uneven pigmentation or sun damage; diminish acne scars, stretch marks, or sun spots; tighten skin, and eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. ProFractional Resurfacing results in little downtime and can be used to treat most areas of the body as well as any skin type. Unlike full-field resurfacing, ProFractional Resurfacing creates numerous tiny, deep columns in the skin, covering only the area that needs improvement.


During treatment, the resurfacing action activates the body’s wound-healing trigger to respond and replace damaged cells with new, healthier tissue, which improves the skin’s firmness and resilience. Although it can treat any area of skin on the body, at Acqua Blu Medical Spa, it’s typically used to treat the skin on the face or the neck, and quite often, the hands and the chest. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the area that you want to be treated.


Usually, one to two treatments is enough to see considerable improvement in the look and feel of your skin. However, the number of treatments necessary to see results may vary from one patient to the next. Immediately after the procedure, you may experience mild redness and a slight tingling sensation that feels similar to a sunburn.






MicroLaser Peel Restores Radiance, Tone, and Texture

MicroLaser Peel is a revolutionary anti-aging treatment that can be applied to any area of the body, with no restrictions on skin type or color. The procedure can be customized to suit an individual’s needs. The results boast of fewer and less prominent wrinkles, as well as the reduction of irregular pigmentation, acne scars, and other scars.


This procedure works by removing the superficial outer layers of the skin on the area treat, while at the same time working to tighten the deeper underlying skin. Two weeks before your MicroLaser Peel, it is advisable to stay protected from continuous exposure to the sun. With medical approval, any current medications you are taking that may include ingredients that could interfere with the healing of your skin may have to be temporarily reduced in dosage or eliminated entirely. All of these details will be discussed during your complimentary consultation with one of our physician assistants.

The day of the procedure, a light anesthetic topical cream will be applied to the area being treated. Your MicroLaser Peel procedure will take about 30 minutes to complete, depending on the area being treated and the extent of the correctness required.


While not every patient experiences the same results with MicroLaser Peel treatment, the average healing time for most patients is just a few days after the treatment. Microlaser Peel is a low-risk, highly effective procedure that will leave your skin looking youthfully radiant. Any discolorations, fine lines, or age spots will be reduced or, in many cases, eliminated.

If interested in scheduling a MicroLaser Peel treatment with Acqua Blu Medical Spa, call us today to determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment. Our physician assistants offer complimentary consultations to learn more about MicroLaster Peel and other resurfacing treatment options.

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