VelaShape 3

VelaShape™ features the revolutionary elōs™ combination of Bi-Polar Radiofrequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, plus Vacuum and Mechanical Massage.

The precise heating ensures a safe, effective, fast treatment with no downtime.

Vacuum and specially designed rollers for the Mechanical Massage smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient heat energy delivery. The net result increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers.

The result:

  • Gradual smoothing of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite
  • Circumferential Reduction, with noticeable reshaping of the treated area

In a clinical multi-center study, 85% of the treated areas have reported Circumferential Reduction of thighs of at least 1cm; ranging up to 7.2cm in reduction. With VelaShape™ it is easy to enhance your body, improve your lifestyle and feel better about yourself!

Pearl Laser

This is the latest exciting treatment which in controlled fashion, aggressively and safely treats signs of photodamage and a host of other dermal imperfections. Deep lines, pigmentation, acne scarring and skin laxity can all be dramatically improved in one session with downtime of 5 to 7 days.

How Does the Laser Work?

Pearl Fractional penetrates the deep dermis producing a series of micro-columns across the skin, vaporizing and removing damaged tissue. Simultaneously, it heats and coagulates neighboring tissue, reducing operative bleeding.

Immediately post treatment, dermal tissue begins to repair itself. Over time, stimulation initiated by the combination of ablation and thermal coagulation leads to the production of new collagen – resulting in volumetric improvement to reduce the effects of photo-damage.

Patient Results

Patients only require a single treatment for significant improvement in photo-damage and dermal imperfections. Recovery is fast with re-epithelialization during the first 2-4 days post-treatment and most erythema gradually subsiding over 5 to 7 days. Patient downtime is typically limited to one week.

The Pearl Fractional Procedure

During a Pearl treatment, the top layer of the skin is treated with pulses of light. A portion of the epidermis (skin surface) is gently removed and a natural protective dressing is formed on the skin’s surface. Most patients feel a series of brief pinches during the treatments. After 3-4 days, the protective dressing peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.

The Pearl laser replaces the entire top sun-damaged layer of skin with new healthy skin. Simultaneously, it sends heat to deeper layers of the skin stimulating new collagen growth, filling out and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. New collagen growth continues for 4 to 6 weeks post-treatment. The combination of new skin and decreased wrinkles results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.

Unlike “fractional” treatments, Pearl treats the entire face, minimizing the number of required treatments. Typically, only 1-2 treatments are necessary to renew your skin.

Mechanism of action

These treatment goals can be achieved with the appropriate technology, wavelength, and settings.

  • Ablation: The safe removal of a portion of the epidermis is achieved with a controlled amount of vaporization. 10-30 microns of epidermis are vaporized in this process.
  • Coagulation: Simultaneously, sufficient heat to produce coagulation is generated in the remaining epidermis. Depending upon selected energy, the coagulation region can vary from partial to full epidermal damage. This coagulation region creates a natural protective dressing on the skin that remains intact during the restorative process.
  • Collagen Remodeling: Finally, residual heat in the dermis generates new collagen growth.

Lime Light

What is the LimeLight Facial?

The LimeLight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using Cutera’s LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.

What areas can be treated?

The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.

What does the treatment do?

By selecting Program A, B or C, your practitioner can customize your LimeLight Facial to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.

What do treatments feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.

How long will the treatments take?

Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.

How many treatments will I need?

One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun damaged skin.

What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.

When will I see results?

Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.

Will the spots and redness reappear over time?

New brown spots, telangiectasia and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; however they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved.

Vein Therapy

Tired of covering up your legs and using makeup to camouflage your face? Eliminate veins without painful injections! Hunt Valley Laser & Skin Care Center safely and effectively treats both tiny, superficial facial veins as well as small and larger leg veins.

The CoolGlide Difference

The CoolGlide laser combines the ideal laser wave length with the most flexible options to deliver the best vascular treatments on the market. This allows treatment of a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively. Clients can experience outstanding results without bruising, blistering, or scarring.

How Does Vein Therapy Work?

The CoolGlide laser delivers energy which causes the blood within the vein to coagulate. The vessel is then slowly absorbed by the body and gradually disappears. Blood flow will then be redirected to viable, healthy veins.

What Types of Veins Can Be Treated?

The CoolGlide laser can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins (or “telangiectasia”) can be treated quickly without bruising or complication. Spider veins and large blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results. However, “knotty” varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation at your consultation will allow us to determine the best course of treatment.

How Does This Compare to Sclerotherapy (Vein Injections)?

At your consultation, we will advise you on the best course of action, but many clients prefer laser vein therapy to painful injections. Sclerotherapy is often unable to treat the small vessels that the CoolGlide laser can eliminate in a matter of seconds.

What About Blood Blisters and Port Wine Stains?

Blood blisters, or hemangiomas, which appear as small red “moles” respond very well to laser vein therapy, often with just one treatment. Clients with port wine stains and other vascular lesions who had given up on finding a solution have been overwhelmed by the success of their CoolGlide vascular treatments.

What Do Treatments Feel Like?

Most clients experience a quick snap or stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. After the pulse, most clients do not experience any residual sensation.

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

Although many clients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some clients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur. When larger veins are treated, a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks or months following treatment. We will discuss all risks and benefits with you thoroughly at your consultation.

Are There Any Restrictions on My Activity After Treatment?

Clients generally resume most normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that you avoid strenuous exercise and hot tubs or saunas for the first 72 hours after treatment. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

Improvement will be seen with one treatment, but most areas require a minimum of two treatments. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated.

When Will I See Results?

Most clients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, with larger vessels, your final results may not be apparent for several months.

How Long Do Results Last?

Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with future laser treatment.

Laser Hair Removal

Hunt Valley Laser and Skin Care Center is your premier choice for highest quality professional Laser Hair Removal services in the Baltimore and Hunt Valley area. With over 25 years of experience.

Imagine no more shaving, tweezing, waxing, or bleaching! Hunt Valley Laser & Skin Care Center offers laser hair removal in Baltimore that is FDA cleared to treat men and women of all skin tones safely and effectively. We can even treat clients with a suntan.

The Real Difference

Hunt Valley Laser & Skin Care Center offers multiple hair removal laser systems to provide the best laser hair removal on the market for the treatment of all skin tones from light to dark, including tanned clients. Unique engineering, choices of shorter and longer wave length, and innovative cooling designs allow extremely effective, safe, and permanent results.

How Do Our Hair Removal Lasers Compare With Other Methods?

Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. Our lasers offer permanent hair reduction for lasting results.

How Do Our Lasers Compare With Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. By delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, our lasers effectively treat an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.

Why Choose Our Hair Removal Over Other Laser Hair Removal Systems?

Using the latest technology in laser hair removal, our lasers can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies. Unlike other systems, our lasers can treat the fine hair on a woman’s upper lip just as easily and effectively as the coarse hair on a man’s back. The cooled handpieces increase client comfort and minimize the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers. Not all lasers and light devices are equal. While CoolGlide is the most advanced laser hair removal system on the market, it is important to note that NO laser can treat gray, white, blonde, or red hair effectively. We have chosen our laser hair removal systems based on their superior rate of success, comfort, and safety.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

The CoolGlide laser system can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, back of neck and bikini line.

What Do Laser Hair Removal Treatments Feel Like?

The handpieces cool and sooth as they glide along your skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, some clients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some clients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.

What Happens After the Treatment?

Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. With traditional laser treatments, these symptoms will typically dissipate within a few minutes to a few hours. At Hunt Valley Laser & Skin Care Center, we apply a unique topical cream following your treatment that eliminates most irritation upon contact! Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be “regrowth” of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment, and are not “regrowing.” Between treatments you should not wax or tweeze your hair, but it is permissible to shave.

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

Slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to slight sunburn may occur in some clients. These effects typically last from a few minutes to a few hours, depending upon the area treated and the sensitivity of each client’s skin. Normal daily activity may be resumed immediately. In rare instances, blistering may occur. We will discuss all risks and benefits with you thoroughly at your consultation.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Most areas require 5-8 treatments, but the number of treatments you may require for optimal long term benefit depends on various factors such as your hair’s thickness, the area treated, and your hair growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, but actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Laser hair removal treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.

How Long Do Results Last?

Results are the most permanent available. Most clients require periodic maintenance.

Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)

We have all spent time in the sun we regret. In fact, sun exposure is the main culprit behind fine and deeper facial wrinkles, freckles, age spots (also known as sun or liver spots), leathery skin texture, dull-colored skin, and enlarged pores. But Hunt Valley Laser & Skin Care Center will remove the signs of sun damage and restore your youthful appearance!

The Photo Genesis Difference

Our IPL treatments are quicker and more comfortable than traditional photofacial treatments. They even produce superior results in fewer sessions! We have invested in a pulsed light system that is exceptionally effective at treating pigment at a much more comfortable energy level than other providers.

How Does Photo Genesis IPL Work?

The visible light delivered with Photo Genesis procedure is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots on your skin. The heating of the pigmented cells causes the therapeutic result, effectively destroying the damaged cells.

Can All of My Spots Be Treated This Way?

Spots formed by sun exposure can effectively be treated with the Photo Genesis procedure. There are, however, other types of pigmented lesions such as birthmarks and moles. We will perform a quick yet thorough evaluation of your pigmented lesions during your complimentary consultation.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Virtually any part of your body with sun (a.k.a. “age” or “liver”) spots or freckles can be safely treated. The face, chest, hands, and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Both single, discrete spots and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to treatment.

What Do Treatments Feel Like?

When the hand piece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation.

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may also notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This redness typically subsides within a few minutes to a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will flake off as your skin naturally exfoliates. We will discuss all risks and benefits with you thoroughly at your consultation.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Typically, one or two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic improvement. Most individuals require three to five treatments for the best results.

How Long Do Results Last?

With additional sun exposure, new spots may appear. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots. Maintenance recommendations will be based on your individual symptoms and lifestyle.

Laser Genesis Skin Therapy

Comfortably treat excessive redness, enlarged pores, uneven skin texture, and fine lines and wrinkles! Laser Genesis skin therapy is an innovative, technologically advanced way to promote vibrant and healthy-looking skin in men and women.

The Laser Genesis Difference

The Laser Genesis utilizes laser technology to safely and effectively treat uneven skin texture, scars, large pores, and diffuse redness. Laser Genesis is a comfortable, non-ablative, non-invasive form of skin therapy. You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation. Your therapy can be performed in a relaxed manner without the use of general or local anesthesia, gel, or cream.

How Does Laser Genesis Work?

By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, Laser Genesis warms the miniature swollen vessels that create diffuse redness, which are then absorbed by the body over the period of a few weeks. The procedure also stimulates collagen renewal, resulting in tighter pores, smoother skin, and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. This method of promoting collagen renewal also smoothes, flattens, and removes the red discoloration of scars.

What is Diffuse Redness?

Diffuse redness is a general appearance of facial redness, such as rosy or blotchy cheeks. Individuals with diffuse redness may also flush or blush easily. This condition is caused by dilated capillaries, resulting in an appearance of general redness and may be accompanied by broken capillaries or facial veins. The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead, and cheeks. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea and it can be hereditary. Laser Genesis therapy will help your appearance by gently treating and drastically reducing the appearance of this condition.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Laser Genesis clients report excellent results over their entire faces, necks, and décolletage. Additionally, Laser Genesis is very adept at diminishing the appearance of scars on all parts of the body, including acne and surgical scarring.

What Does Laser Genesis Feel Like?

Clients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure as the laser hand piece is moved back and forth about 1/2 inch above your skin, similar to airbrushing. You can expect to immediately return to normal activities, utilizing sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

Although most clients report few if any side effects, the most common is a slight redness that fades shortly after the treatment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The treatment results are cumulative. On average, clients require four to six treatments in order to achieve the best results.

When Will I See Results?

Most clients notice immediate improvement in pore size and the texture of their skin. Redness and fine lines are considerably less noticeable with future treatments.

How Long Do Results Last?

While treatment with Laser Genesis is the most permanent option available, the factors that contribute to aging and diffuse redness will eventually create new swollen capillaries and collagen destruction. Maintenance recommendations will be based on your individual symptoms and lifestyle.

Titan Skin Tightening

Hunt Valley Laser & Skin Care Center provides Titan Skin Tightening in Baltimore. Titan offers a non-surgical solution that tightens skin and reverses the signs of aging! Using light energy to stimulate new collagen growth deep beneath your skin’s surface, Titan can firm skin all over the body. It is an ideal solution to enhance your youthful and healthy appearance without surgery, recovery time, or injections.

The Titan Difference

If you are looking for Skin Tightening in Baltimore, Titan employs infrared light to provide energy because it provides a more uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis than other energy sources such as RF (radio frequency). Unlike other tissue tightening devices which can be painful enough to require sedation and anesthetic, clients are amazed by the sensation of the Titan. The hand piece slowly warms the targeted area over a period of a few seconds.

How Does Titan Work?

Titan utilizes a safe, infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin’s surface. This can cause immediate collagen contraction, resulting in some tightening during the treatment itself. Following the procedure, new collagen development results in further tightening as well as the development of a more youthful complexion with fewer lines, folds, and looseness of skin.

What Areas Respond Best to the Titan Procedure?

Clients have been successfully treated on many areas of the body where skin is lax. Loose skin along the jaw line, eyelids, and under the chin has responded particularly well to the procedure. Other common areas of treatment include the abdomen, breasts, back of the upper arm, and loose skin around knees and elbows.

Who Can be Treated?

Since the Titan procedure is heating tissue beneath the skin’s surface, clients of any skin tone can be treated. Men and women of all ages have been successfully treated.

What Does Titan Feel Like?

With each pulse, you will feel a brief heating sensation. It is a comfortable treatment for most clients.

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

Side effects are very minimal, if observed at all. Many clients note immediate tightening and a “firmer” feeling to their skin. You can expect to return to your normal daily activities following treatment. As with all procedures, sunscreen is advised. Some clients notice slight redness and mild swelling in the treated area, which generally does not last more than an hour. We will discuss all risks and benefits with you thoroughly at your consultation.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Although some clients see improvement with one treatment, a series of three treatments is recommended.

When Will I See Results?

Some clients see results immediately. However, for most clients, improvement occurs gradually, with the best results appearing over a three to six month period as new collagen is formed and the skin tightens.

How Long Do Results Last?

Factors such as genetics, sun exposure, and environmental stressors influence each person to age differently. Maintenance recommendations will be based on your individual symptoms and lifestyle.