For information about IPL, Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation, Sciton BroadBand Light, Smart Xide Dot Laser, and Iriderm Laser, please see below:
Forever Young BBL – IPL Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation
Broadband light therapy, otherwise known as the ”BBL”, is a proprietary IPL (intense pulsed light) system which is the most powerful and most effective photofacial system available. The top of the line Sciton BBL system has the advantage of having the latest optics, a large delivery Crystal, and a very fast refractory time. This allows the quickest treatment with the least amount of discomfort while getting the best result possible. A full face treatment can be performed and under 20 minutes with two passes. Facial blemishes, sun damage, redness, and brown spots are all treated with the BBL. A huge benefit of this system being so quick and powerful is that sun damaged extremities can now be treated in a fraction of the time that it used to take with older systems.
A series of 3-4 treatments are recommended for optimal outcomes.
Forever Bare BBL – Laser Hair Removal
We are pleased to offer the Sciton broadband light system for laser hair removal. Like the BBL, the Sciton system is very powerful and very fast. Its newer optics and design allow a much more effective treatment with much less discomfort. The broadband of light wavelengths is much more effective than lasers for hair removal. The best laser hair removal candidates for patients with lighter skin and darker hair. Most patients require 3-5 treatments. After each treatment, hair becomes progressively thinner, lighter, and grows more slowly. Our skilled laser nurses, Carol and Susan, have many years of experience in the treatment of unwanted hair.
If you have any questions and think that you are a candidate, please contact the office and make an appointment with Carol or Dr. Chasan.
Smart Xide Dot Laser
Smart Xide Dot Laser makes individual, microscopic, needle-shaped tracks into the skin, leaving the immediate surrounding skin intact. This therapy has become very popular because it produces a result similar to a traditional CO2 laser with 1/3 of the downtime. Most patients can return to work after only four days. This therapy can eliminate areas of pigmentation, sun damage, and significantly reduce wrinkles. It is also good for rejuvenating the hands, arms and chest (décolleté). As a foremost San Diego cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Chasan has researched all of the current fractional lasers and chose the Dot Smart Xide as the best.
Iriderm Laser Treatment
Iriderm laser is used specifically for broken capillaries (telangiectasias) of the face, as well as brown spots. It is one of the most effective lasers I have ever used for this purpose. There is a little stinging with the treatment. However, the recovery time is very short. Some of the larger broken capillaries may look like a cat scratch for a few days, but they soon disappear. Most patients who develop telangiectasias have lighter skin, and they often are of English or Irish ancestry. This treatment is very effective in clearing broken capillaries in only one session.
Laser Nurse – Carol Diggs, R.N.
Carol has over thirty years experience in the medical field as an ICU Nurse. In fact, she is the lead nurse at Mercy Hospital. For the past seven years, she had been Dr. Chasan’s laser nurse, specializing in Fractional CO2 Laser, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), Iriderm laser, and Laser Hair Removal. She is a world traveler and has climbed some of the world’s tallest mountains. Carol’s warmth and easy going nature coupled with her extensive medical knowledge helps put her patient at ease.