DERMA V

What is DermaV?: 

DermaV is a laser treatment that utilizes two wavelengths to target brown and red skin discoloration simultaneously. The device delivers laser energy that’s converted into heat in your blood vessels. That heat contracts your blood vessels, fading their appearance. It’s effective for reducing vascular skin concerns like redness, rosacea, flushing, and spider veins. DermaV also fades age spots, birthmarks, and freckles. The laser has controlled heating to target those spots without damaging the top layers of your skin.

What can I expect with DermaV?: 

Each treatment can range from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on what you’re targeting. The pain level varies patient-to-patient and also depends on the treatment area. You might feel a little discomfort during a treatment—like a rubber band softly snapping against your skin, but the cooling element helps reduce any pain. Some patients will see results after one treatment and others may require multiple sessions.

What areas does DermaV treat?: 

Face
Neck + Chest
Body

DERMASWEEP

What is DermaSweep?: 

DermaSweep is a next-level micro-resurfacing treatment that uses a gentle bristle tip to exfoliate the top layer of skin and target a multitude of skin concerns, including acne, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging. According to data collected from clinical trials, DermaSweep is safe for sensitive or reactive skin and delivers noticeable results in as little as a single treatment. 

DermaSweep improves skin texture and increases radiance by stimulating the renewal of collagen production and encouraging lymphatic drainage. The combination treatment doesn’t just exfoliate, but also allows physicians to infuse the skin with useful nutrients like hyaluronic acid or vitamin C to fit patients’ unique needs. There are many infusion formulas available, including the “Red Carpet” infusion, which evens tone and boosts the skin’s overall glow.

What can I expect with DermaSweep?:

DermaSweep is a painless, 30-minute treatment without downtime. It can be done in a three-part series, though results are often visible after a single visit. Unlike traditional microdermabrasion, DermaSweep does not use crystals, therefore eliminating the irritation or inflammation that comes with embedded debris. The treatment allows the physician to adjust the aggression of the suction-like exfoliating bristle to fit the patient’s level of sensitivity. 

DermaSweep is approved for use on the face, including the eye area, as well as the neck and décolletage, both of which are often subject to sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and signs of age. The treatment is also approved for use on the hands and arms—DermaSweep can diminish the appearance of Keratosis pilaris in this area in particular. Consult with your physician when deciding which areas to try DermaSweep.

The physician may also suggest infusing the device with nutrients based on the patient’s needs—these nutrients include hyaluronic acid, vitamin c, humectants, and more. 

Afterward, the patient may experience mild tightness or tingling, as with any exfoliation, but the skin will likely feel smoother and feel more refreshed.

What areas does DermaSweep treat?:

Face
Neck + Chest
Hands + Arms

CLEAR + BRILLIANT
(+ COMPLETE)

What is Clear + Brilliant®?

The Clear + Brilliant® laser is FDA-approved and optimized for preventing and addressing early signs of aging including skin texture, firmness, elasticity, and pore-size appearance. It has been one of our favorite energy devices as it provides less invasive and affordable treatments with minimal downtime that can be preventative as well as restorative. Several patients notice improved skin appearance and a “glow” almost immediately, and it is a great introductory laser for patients who do not need more intensive treatments or want to avoid downtime.

This treatment works by creating micro-thermal zones in the skin, stimulating new collagen production for overall skin rejuvenation. Clear + Brilliant is a great option to address skin concerns such as early signs of aging, uneven skin tone and texture, sun damage, large pores, and more.

The Permea treatment combines the Clear and Brilliant laser with a topical antioxidant treatment. The special Permea handpiece is optimized for brighter, more even skin tone and enhanced skin permeability.

Why Choose UnionDerm for Clear + Brilliant® Treatments?

All of our physicians have been using Clear + Brilliant since their cosmetic fellowships and trainings, and are long-time experts in the use of the device. We are currently participating in two clinical trials that are examining the safety and effectiveness of Clear + Brilliant to treat the neck and chest area and another that’s looking at the Permea portion of the Clear + Brilliant System to treat melasma. We are pioneers in combining Clear + Brilliant with other treatments such as photodynamic therapy. Our combination treatment on the chest was shown to improve the skin appearance on the chest more than photodynamic therapy alone.

What Can I Expect with Clear + Brilliant®?

This non-invasive and gentle treatment is ideal for individuals of all skin types. A topical numbing cream may be applied to ensure your comfort. Our medical professional will then gently guide the Clear + Brilliant® handpiece across the target area and actively treat your skin, creating microscopic treatment zones, for approximately 15-20 minutes. Patients may experience a well-tolerated heating sensation.

Following reatment, minor redness and swelling may occur, which usually resolves within an hour. It is important that patients follow the instructions provided to them by our team following their laser energy treatment to ensure optimal results. This may involve avoiding sun damage due to sun exposure with the use of sunscreen and protective clothing. Makeup can be applied following treatment to cover redness if desired.

Most patients can begin to notice a visible improvement in their skin within a few days of treatment and greater improvement with a series of treatments. Results will continue to improve over the next couple of months as collagen continues to generate, resulting in a healthy glow and younger-looking skin.

What Areas Does Clear + Brilliant® Treat?

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands

 

Schedule a Consultation

Please contact UnionDerm today to learn more about Clear + Brilliant treatments and how they can help you achieve a radiant glow, or to schedule a consultation appointment. We will be happy to assist you in your journey toward gorgeous skin!

ALEX
 TRIVANTAGE

What is Alex TriVantage?:

Alex TriVantage is a laser system used to treat tattoos of all colors and types as well as pigmented lesions. This particular system is safer than traditional methods due to the unique ability to electively treat the tattoo or pigmented lesion while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Alex TriVantage is able to treat areas of various sizes, is suitable for all skin tones, and allows for a quicker, more efficient treatment.

What can I expect with Alex TriVantage?:

Alex TriVantage is minimally painful and requires little downtime. Patients may feel a pinching sensation during the treatment, which some clients have likened to the feeling of a rubber band snapping on skin. Our Alex TriVantage laser combines three wavelengths to effectively fracture pigment, which gradually eliminates unwanted colors. The physician glides the tip of the laser over the affected area during the treatment, which often lasts under 30 minutes. The system is designed to minimize the potential of scarring or changes in skin texture.

Results vary from patient to patient and depend on the size, color, and age of the lesion or tattoo. Physicians typically recommend multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Our physicians are highly experienced in laser tattoo removal, developing state-of-the-art techniques to accelerate treatment by combining multiple treatments during one visit.

What areas does Alex TriVantage treat?:

Face
Body

EXCEL V+

What is Excel V+?: 

Excel V+ has the power and precision to safely and effectively treat skin conditions from challenging vascular and pigmentary discoloration to today’s most common skin concerns.

What can I expect with Excel V+?:

Vascular lesions are a type of common skin concern, affecting up to 50% of individuals aged 18 years and older. Furthermore, with over 40% of the population susceptible to pigmentary concerns, these conditions, whether chronic or cosmetic, can have a serious effect on people’s quality of life and well-being.

The award-winning excel V+ was developed based on feedback from leading physicians worldwide. A solid-state laser system that incorporates two proven wavelengths – 532 nm and 1064 nm – to address more than 20 unique indications on all skin type. The excel V+ laser system features the broadest set of capabilities for treating the widest range of superficial to deep vascular conditions, benign pigmented lesions and skin revitalization concerns.

What areas does Excel V+ treat?:

Face and Body

FRAXEL RE:PAIR 
SST (CO2)

What is Fraxel Repair?: 

Fraxel lasers are fractionated lasers that provide energy in a precisely controlled manner. We offer treatments with both ablative (re:pair) and non-ablative (re:store) devices.

Fraxel (repair) is an ablative fractionated laser that vaporizes tissue in a precisely controlled manner to promote new collagen formation and skin rejuvenation. Recovery time is longer and can range from a few days to a few weeks. Ablative lasers are most useful for improving scarring, moderate wrinkles, severe sun damage, moderate skin laxity, mottled pigmentation and cosmetic tattoos.

Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about Fraxel

What can I expect with Fraxel Repair?:

The Fraxel Repair Laser treatment duration will vary based on the size of the area being treated. After treatment is complete, it’s vital that you stay out of the sun for at least 48-72 hours, and you may need to take 1-2 weeks away from work or social events.

What areas does Fraxel Repair treat?:

Face
Neck
Body

FRAXEL RESTORE DUAL

What is Fraxel Restore DUAL?

Fraxel lasers are fractionated lasers that provide energy in a precisely controlled manner. We offer treatments with both ablative (Fraxel re:pair) and non-ablative (Fraxel dual) devices.

Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment is a non-ablative fractionated laser that stimulates collagen growth in the skin resulting in a healthy glow, smoother texture, and improved appearance. The laser energy creates microscopic laser columns, which produces a wound healing response without injuring the skin surface, allowing for a faster recovery time, typically 1-3 days. A series of non-ablative laser treatments can improve fine lines, mottled pigmentation, melasma, acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and more.

Why Choose UnionDerm for Fraxel Laser Treatments?

We recognize that the experience of the provider is a key factor in achieving optimal results. The board-certified physicians at UnionDerm have collectively performed over 5,000 Fraxel Dual treatments since 2013.

Our team of physicians is passionate about providing effective, natural results, which is why they take part in continued training and research. Dr. Chapas continues to be closely involved in the optimization and best practices of dual-wavelength non-ablative fractional lasers (Fraxel Dual) and her most recent findings were published in 2022 in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery.

Unlike some other lasers, Fraxel Dual is safe and effective for almost all skin types.  While all UnionDerm physicians are highly trained in treating skin of color, Dr. Chang, Dr. Ugonabo, and Dr. Chopra, in particular, have all made this a primary focus of their training, research, and practice.

Who is a Candidate for Fraxel Restore DUAL?

Individuals who are looking to address skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and surgical scars, sun damage, pigmentation, pigmented lesions, sun spots and age spots, and actinic keratosis (AK) can often benefit from Fraxel Restore Dual treatments. This treatment is also safe for most skin types, including darker skin tones. To learn more about this laser treatment and if it is right for you, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

What Can I Expect from a Fraxel DUAL Treatment?

To begin your Fraxel DUAL laser treatment, your provider will cleanse the treatment area and apply a topical anesthetic ointment to ensure your comfort. The laser will then be moved over the area, emitting laser light energy. The Fraxel DUAL laser creates microscopic wounds that penetrate deep into the skin, without damaging the skin’s surface or surrounding tissue. The micro-wounds stimulate the body’s healing response, leading to collagen remodeling and the growth of new, healthy skin from the inside out. This results in an improvement in skin discoloration and skin texture for a more youthful complexion. Treatment usually takes about 25 minutes to complete.

Following treatment, you will be provided with specific aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results. Patients should avoid direct sun exposure and keep the treatment area well moisturized. Most patients will require 3-5 treatment sessions. We recommend that you space treatment sessions 1-2 months apart for optimal improvement.

What Areas Does Fraxel Laser Treat?

  • Face
  • Body (neck, chest, hands, arms, legs, back, abdomen, buttocks)

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Fraxel Restore DUAL

What does Fraxel Restore Dual treat?

Fraxel Restore Dual can treat the skin on the face and the body. By creating micro-wounds in the deeper layers of the skin, it kickstarts the body’s natural healing processes, leading to new collagen growth and an improvement in the appearance of your skin.

How many treatments will I need?

It really depends on the results you’re looking for. Typically, patients need between 2 and 4 treatments.

How long will treatment take?

Fraxel laser treatments typically take about 30 minutes.

How long is the recovery period for the Fraxel Restore Dual treatment?

It usually takes less than a week for your skin to heal after Fraxel Restore Dual treatment. You may notice some redness, swelling, and peeling during this period.

Is Fraxel Restore Dual treatment painful?

Since a numbing agent will be applied to the treatment area beforehand, you won’t need to worry about feeling any pain.

 

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about the Fraxel DUAL laser treatment and if it is right for you, contact our office today. A consultation appointment with one of our skilled providers is the first step toward radiant, healthy skin!

M22 INTENSE 
PULSED LIGHT (IPL)

What is IPL?: 

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation is a treatment for brown spots, redness, age spots, broken blood vessels, and rosacea.

IPL devices use multiple wavelengths of light to treat sun-induced changes on the face, including brown pigmentation, age spots and broken blood vessels. IPL is also used to treat the facial changes of rosacea, including redness and broken blood vessels. IPL may be used for these changes on the hands, neck and chest as well. It is safe, non-invasive and is tailored to the individual patient’s skin.

What can I expect with IPL?:

During the procedure, patients may feel a pinching sensation. Some patients have described this as a feeling similar to an elastic band being “snapped” on the skin.

What areas does IPL?:

Face
Hands
Chest

PICOWAY RESOLVE

What is PicoWay?: 

PicoWay is an advanced, ultra-short laser treatment for acne scars, wrinkles, pigmentation (dark skin spots), and tattoo removal on the face and body. Although the laser was first used for tattoo removal, the new PicoWay Resolve is a state of the art treatment for acne scars and wrinkles that splits the main laser beam into smaller beams. We recommend this treatment to patients who are always on the go and want to improve the tone and texture of their skin.

What can I expect with PicoWay?:

PicoWay is based on delivering ultra-short picosecond pulses of energy to the tissue making this device faster than any other lasers in its class while still being safe. These bursts of energy break up pigmentation in age spots while stimulating collagen production to smooth wrinkles.

Although this laser works on many parts of the body, our physicians are using this mostly on patients for face and chest rejuvenation. A series of treatments helps to reduce wrinkles and fade fine lines and sun spots. On average, this procedure takes less than 30 minutes and can easily be done on a lunch break or after work.

What areas does PicoWay treat?:

Face
Body

 

VBEAM PRIMA

What is Vbeam Prima?:

Vbeam is a type of pulsed dye laser that treats skin issues related to blood vessels. Whether you have rosacea, spider veins, or port-wine stains, a Vbeam laser is a great treatment option. It has been FDA-approved and used to treat these conditions for more than 20 years. Now, there’s a new and improved Vbeam laser out, called the Vbeam Prima.

The new Vbeam Prima has an additional laser wavelength (1064 nm) to treat larger and deeper blood vessels. So it’s now two lasers in one. In addition, the original 595 nm laser technology has been improved, making it more effective in delivering greater energy to the tissue.

The spot size of the laser is also larger, which increases the speed of treatment and delivers the energy more evenly to the skin. On top of that, the laser is even more safe to use with the addition of a contact cooling handpiece. This hand-piece protects the skin by keeping it cool as the laser energy is delivered to the target.

What can I expect with Vbeam Prima?:

Anyone with unwanted redness, rosacea, port wine stains, or facial or leg spider veins is a good candidate. We also use this laser to help resolve bruising after surgical or minimally invasive procedures. It’s also helpful in treating redness associated with acne as well as red stretch marks and scars.

Redness, mild swelling, or puffiness can occur and will last 1–3 days. Bruising, though less likely, can also occur and can last several days to a week.

For rosacea patients, it depends on the severity and type of rosacea. Some patients can use topicals like rhofade and finacea to decrease redness. For others, an oral antibiotic can decrease pimple-like rosacea lesions or inflammation.

For patients with acne, we would treat with antibiotics; oral contraceptives; and topicals such as retinoids, topical dapsone, benzoyl peroxide, and sulfa-based products. Again, it would depend on the severity of the condition.

What areas does Vbeam Prima treat?:

Face
Body