By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2015
Candi Budde, laser technician, performs a procedure on a patient at A New Image Cosmetic Laser Center in Claremore.
Are you seeking to restore your youthful appearance without resorting to surgery? During the month of September, A New Image Cosmetic Laser Center in Claremore is offering specials on two laser treatments: LimeLight Photo Facial and Laser Genesis Skin Therapy.
LimeLight Photo Facial is designed to treat skin redness, tiny veins, brown spots and sun damage. According to Candi Budde, laser technician, each procedure takes about 45 minutes to an hour and generally involves two to three sessions over several months. “The skin needs to regenerate, so appointments are scheduled four to six weeks apart,” she says. “However, patients usually start to see improvement after the first treatment, depending on what we are dealing with. Brown spots will shrink and begin to flake off over a 7 to 10 day period.”
Patients will probably also experience some mild redness and soreness the first 24 hours. “If we treat the tiny veins on the chin or cheeks all at once, there will be some mild soreness,” Budde adds.
While patients receive a topical numbing agent before each procedure, most will still feel a mild discomfort similar to a light rubber-band snap. “I have had patients who have been able to tolerate treatments without any numbing agent at all,” she adds.
According to Dr. Dwight J. Korgan, who is the consulting physician on location and oversees the management of A New Image, “It is imperative that patients use a facial sunscreen with UVA and UVB after treatments. As we age our skin gets thinner, and treatment results will last significantly longer – in some cases up to two years or longer – if the patient uses sunscreen.”
Laser Genesis is for the treatment of wrinkles, large pores, skin texture and redness. “It helps with acne scarring and also promotes collagen growth,” says Budde. “It gives your skin an overall glow and reduces fine lines.”
Like LimeLight, there are also some mild side effects. “After each treatment, the patient’s face will feel warm and taut for up to 24 hours like you’ve been out in the hot sun for 30 minutes. You will probably experience some mild redness for a few hours,” she says.
On average a patient will require four to six sessions in order to achieve optimal results. However, each patient’s condition and needs vary. Treatments are scheduled approximately every four weeks. “We offer free consultations,” says Dr. Korgan. “We can outline a customized program for each individual, which could also include different modalities to help the patient achieve their goals.”
During the month of September, each session is being offered for $99. “The cost is usually $300 per treatment,” Dr. Korgan adds. “That’s quite a savings.”
A New Image Cosmetic Laser Center has been performing skin laser procedures with great success for 15 years. “We have stood the test of time,” says Dr. Korgan.
After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.
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