By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2008
Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka
The best results in laser skin resurfacing are now available without pain, down time or side effects. The Vascular & Vein Laser Center in Claremore, under the direction of Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka, D.O., has just added the Pixel™, an FDA-approved, ablative erbium fractional laser by Alma Lasers.
The technical words sound complicated but the idea is really quite simple. The Pixel™ was designed to perform laser peels in a different manner from past lasers. Light beams from traditional lasers deeply penetrate problem areas and large areas of skin around them. Beautiful results come after a lengthy period of painful swelling, redness and other unpleasant side effects.
The Pixel™ technique maps the skin surface much like a digital photograph. Irregular skin is identified in tiny micro areas, or pixels. The laser directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at these irregularities. Skin comes off precisely, layer by layer.
Dr. Hrdlicka, a board certified general and vascular surgeon, performs or supervises each 30-minute procedure. During treatment, he explains, there is a slight warming sensation as the laser pulses the skin. “Then you‘ll feel something like a minor sunburn,” he says. “Maybe the skin will turn a little pink, but that’s it.” Makeup can be applied immediately. In most cases you can go right back to work.
In a few days you can expect some peeling. This is a good thing. It means collagen has been stimulated and new, healthy skin is forming. A little moisturizer will take care of the flakiness.
Unlike other laser treatment methods, the Pixel™ does not disturb surrounding tissue. This means no swelling, burning or major change in pigmentation. Unaffected skin immediately starts to heal over the affected areas. Results can be seen right away, as skin tightens, feels firmer and develops a smoother surface texture.
The Pixel™ produces quick, painless, safe and effective results with aged and photo damaged skin, facial wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, enlarged pores, surgical scars and stretch marks. Although most skin resurfacing is done on the face, the Pixel™ can also work on the neck, chest, arms and hands.
For lasting results, Dr. Hrdlicka recommends three to five sessions in 6-week intervals. Other treatment options can be used for maintenance once ultimate results have been achieved. He covers all the details in a free consultation. Medical history, current physical condition, skin type, and desired results are taken into account so you can make an informed medical decision about your specific treatment plan.
Dr. Hrdlicka says he is pleased to offer this state-of-the- art technology and service to his patients. He has been doing specialized laser work at the Vascular & Vein Laser Center for five years, offering treatment or removal of leg veins and varicose veins, as well as treatment for spider veins, venous stasis ulcers and removal of unwanted hair. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Phlebology, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the Claremore Chamber of Commerce.
To schedule a free consultation, call the Vascular & Vein Laser Center at 341-5311. The clinic is conveniently located in Doctor’s Park at 1220A N. Florence Ave. in Claremore. Hours are 8:30-5, Monday through Friday. All major credit cards are accepted. Care Credit, a GE money company, is also available for no interest to low interest financing.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.