Categories: Skin Care8.3 min read

by Stephen Luther, M.D.


Radiant Facial Rejuvenation with Cutting-Edge Technology

Discover the Scientific Connection of Lasers and Beauty

In the ever-evolving process of maintaining and regenerating a youthful appearance, lasers have emerged as beacons of innovation, guiding us toward a future where age is only a number and radiant skin knows no bounds. Light is empowered to remove darkness. Its luminosity can span to brighten our world, yet it can also band into a concentrated beam of energy. This intangible natural stimulant is one of the most fascinating and transformative technologies. With the remarkable ability to harness the strength of light, lasers continue to redefine possibilities and rewrite the story of beauty in astonishing ways.

Enlightening the Depths: Understanding How Lasers Work

Lasers (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) amplifies and emits light through a stimulated emission process. This process is brought to life when electrons within the atoms of an optical material, such as glass or gas, absorb the energy from an external energy source, like an electrical current or light. The extra energy excites and prompts the median’s electrons to transition from a lower-energy orbit to a higher-energy orbit around the atom’s nucleus. As these atoms return to a lower state of energy, they emit photons, the building blocks of light that are coherent, monochromatic (a single color), and tightly focused.

The key to a laser’s power is its ability to produce a concentrated and specific wavelength of light. This wavelength determines the laser’s interactions with different tissues; a longer wavelength penetrates deeper. With their vast applications, lasers have revolutionized numerous fields, including medicine and aesthetics.

A Synergy of Science and Beauty

Symbios Medical Spa recognizes the brilliant potential of lasers, and they have a prominent place in their comprehensive facial rejuvenation. By joining the precision of laser science with the artistry of aesthetic treatments, our medical team can perform a range of treatments to address diverse skin issues. Our tailored solutions with lasers include:

  • Skin resurfacing and texture refinement: laser resurfacing treatments reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture. Fractional lasers create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, triggering the body’s natural healing process and promoting collagen production for smoother, younger-looking skin.
  • Tone and pigmentation corrections, and tattoo removal: Uneven pigmentation, often visible as brown spots, and tattoos can be effectively removed with lasers. Specialized wavelengths can deeply penetrate the dermis to target the pigment or ink, breaking it into smaller particles naturally eliminated by the body’s lymph node system. After a few treatments, all that is left is clearer skin.
  • Skin remodeling, tightening, firming, and lifting: As collagen production slows with age, our skin sags and loses its elasticity. Laser treatment stimulates collagen synthesis through the healing process. Fractional laser treatment dispenses narrow columns of light to a fraction of your skin. Your skin tightens as the collagen between the treated laser punctures contracts.
  • Vascular lesion reduction: Lasers can gently target and reduce the appearance of blood vessels that cause redness and visible veins on the face. The blood vessel absorbs the laser’s energy, causing it to coagulate and eventually fade.
  • Hair removal: The laser’s concentrated light energy effectively targets and destroys hair follicles. The intense heat from the laser damages the hair follicle, inhibiting future hair growth. The long-lasting result is smooth, hairless skin.
  • Acne and acne scars: Lasers can help manage acne by reducing sebum production and targeting the bacteria responsible for breakouts. Additionally, they can help minimize the appearance of acne scars by promoting collagen remodeling.
  • Pore size reduction, including rhinophyma: Laser therapy helps to remodel and tighten the skin, thus reducing pore size, including those associated with rhinophyma, a condition characterized by enlarged oil glands on the nose. Laser resurfacing improves overall skin texture for a refined complexion.
  • Benign skin growths such as birthmarks, warts, or other skin conditions: By targeting the affected area with a laser beam, these growths can gently be vaporized or coagulated, often with minimal scarring. This non-surgical approach is minimally invasive, produces rapid healing, and has superb cosmetic outcomes.

Laser Treatment Options Fueled for Success

Symbios Medical Spa’s commitment to excellence is showcased in our Alma Harmony XL Pro and the Alma Hybrid, state-of-the-art laser technology that is beyond compare. By integrating these grand avenues of regenerative possibilities into your comprehensive plan, natural radiance is right around the corner. Travel along as the Harmony and Hybrid beckon you to experience their transformative power, and trust Symbios to steer you toward your best treatment option!

Harmony XL Pro Laser Features

Whether you are seeking hair removal, acne treatment, or skin rejuvenation, Symbios’ expert medical team can personalize your laser treatment with Harmony’s versatile applications that feature:

  • The Q-Switch laser spot sizes, from 1064 nm to 532nm, offer versatile wavelength frequencies to target precise areas.
  • The Pixel Q-Switch technology has five different depth ranges and delivers quick (a billionth of a second each) high-intensity beams of light. This fractional laser treatment dispenses narrow columns of light to a part or fraction of your skin. Your skin tightens as the collagen between the treated laser punctures contracts.
  • Non-ablative skin rejuvenation is delivered as the energy is transmitted in concentrated pulses, safely preserving surrounding tissue.
  • Advanced fluorescent technology, AFT, with numerous filters, provides light energy optimized to treat pigmentation, vascular conditions, acne, and hair removal.

The ClearLift is Harmony XL Pro’s Superpower

The ClearLift is an advanced, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that delivers controlled bursts of laser energy to deep layers of the skin through Harmony’s unique, fractional Q-switched technology. Painless photo-acoustic shockwaves treat the target area from high laser intensities in nanosecond pulses. These energy pulses create a controlled dermal wound to stimulate collagen and elastin production for skin renewal. The ClearLift is renowned for its ability to:

  • Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Remove hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone)
  • Reduce pore size and
  • Erase multi-colored tattoos and minor scarring

The ClearLift Laser treatment is packed with power and gentleness. One of its most notable features is its innovative design that can target multiple layers of skin without causing any damage to the tissue’s surface. Its gentleness means the most delicate areas of the face, neck, and décolleté can be effectively treated. The non-ablative laser is virtually painless and has no downtime, thus earning its title of ‘lunchtime procedure.’

Hybrid’s Unsurpassed Power of C02 AND Lasers Yields Superior Results

The Alma Hybrid’s transformational laser outperforms all other treatments by incorporating dual actions. The Hybrid’s ablative component gently exfoliates the skin’s surface, while the non-ablative feature promotes collagen production and tissue revival. As its name indicates, it offers hybrid rejuvenation of the skin’s epidermis (superficial) and dermis (deeper layers). Its innovative technology uses an ablative C02 and a 1570nm non-ablative laser to engage the skin with a unique scanning pattern of lasers that contracts the skin to erase nearly every line and wrinkle. Plus, the impact ultrasound ensures deeper penetration of our medical-grade skin care products within the skin.

This effective resurfacing treatment dramatically improves the skin’s tone, texture, and healthy appearance, making it ideal for more pronounced skin concerns. It also offers long-lasting results as the healing process encourages collagen growth. The Hybrid is safe for most skin types and offers unparalleled rejuvenation on:

Deep wrinkles and lines Experience the most advanced laser technology for exceptional skin rejuvenation on:

  • Deep wrinkles and lines
  • Scars, including deep pitted acne scars (OScar)
  • Hyperpigmentation (irregular coloration from sun and aging)
  • Uneven texture and sagging

Hybrid’s Customizable Treatments

The intensity of the laser can be adjusted to suit your skin’s rejuvenation goals and meet your downtime allowance. If you seek results with virtually no downtime, Symbios offers a SoftLift treatment, which refines skin tone, contracts fine lines and wrinkles, and repairs skin lesions – including acne scars. The SoftLift treatment creates a significant thermal effect that regenerates the extracellular matrix that supports the skin cells while leaving the epidermis intact.

A SoftLift treatment is safe for all skin types, and results flourish after just one or two procedures. This minimally invasive and comfortable treatment is completed in less than an hour.

Restorative After-Treatment Skin Science

Lasers create intentional wounds to initiate healing and expose deep layers of the skin’s pores. Therefore, protecting your post-laser skin from infection-causing bacteria is vital to the procedure, especially in ablative treatments. For powerful delivery of pure hydration, Symbios encourages restoration with medical-grade Hydrinity skincare products:

  • Hyacyn Activeis a purifying treatment that repairs and accelerates wound healing by balancing your skin’s PH. This refreshing formula is crafted with no chemical irritants, dyes, perfume, parabens, toxins, or synthetic antibodies gently calms and soothes your skin.
  • Restorative HA Serumreduces inflammation and stimulates the skin’s healthy healing process. Its powerful peptides and antioxidants help neutralize free radicals to revitalize and nourish a more radiant look. The moisture-rich Hydronic Acid (HA) is >99.9% pure to replenish and protect your complexion from environmental stressors.

Dr. Luther’s Wisdom for Maintaining and Regenerating Your Skin

I am delighted to offer a comprehensive facial rejuvenation plan, which begins with a personal conversation to thoroughly understand your unique facial needs. Tailored around your priorities, we’ll create an inclusive strategy that may include laser treatments to boost your natural collagen and elastin production and promote healing and regeneration. Your plan may also encompass Botox or hyaluronic acid fillers to enhance your volume and shape. Our range of medical treatments lets you add optional benefits such as platelet-rich plasma and mesenchymal stem cells. Your high level of care is enriched with expert advice regarding your skin’s routine cleansing and hydration. We can carefully recommend products for your skin type from our medical-grade skin care products and neurotoxins to soften well-developed fine lines and wrinkles. As your medical provider, I aim to help you feel and look your best; I look forward to talking to you soon about nutrition, fitness, and skincare that radiates good health.

– Dr. Stephen Luther

Call Symbios Medical Spa now at 843.738.4000 to schedule your consultation. It’s time to use the beauty of science in non-surgical laser treatments to maintain and rejuvenate the beauty within you.



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