Laser Treatments

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Laser Treatments services offered in Missoula, MT

Laser treatments offer many cosmetic benefits covering a wide range of services. These treatments can address wrinkles, acne scars, and other cosmetic concerns. The Missoula Wellness & Medspa team in Missoula, Montana, led by board-certified Lisa Pacheco, DO, uses the Palomar Icon™ laser by Cynosure® to offer superior results for all skin types. To learn more, call the friendly office staff or use the online scheduling tool today.

Laser Treatments Q & A

What are laser treatments?

The Missoula Wellness & Medspa team performs laser treatments with the cutting-edge Palomar Icon™ laser by Cynosure® to give you outstanding results. You don’t have to worry about the use of harsh chemicals or surgical procedures to meet your aesthetic goals.

For example, if you want to eliminate your body hair on a semi-permanent basis, the laser device uses a powerful light that attacks the follicle in its growth phase. The procedure allows you to eliminate routine shaving or waxing.

The laser removal system can also treat skin issues, offering several different light wavelengths and handpieces to safely treat any type of skin.

What are the benefits of laser treatments?

At Missoula Wellness & Medspa, the team uses laser treatments to treat a number of your cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Sunspots
  • Age spots
  • Unwanted body hair
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks
  • Spider veins
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Rosacea
  • Loose skin

Laser treatments work almost anywhere on your body, no matter how small or large the area. 

Where can I receive laser treatments? 

Favorable areas for laser treatments include:

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area

For laser hair removal, dark and coarse hair gets eliminated quicker than fine, light hair.

How do laser treatments work?

The laser device uses light energy to target specific areas on your body where you want to see changes. The light can remove damaged or pigmented skin cells or intentionally damage hair follicles to weaken or eliminate their ability to produce new growth.

How do I prepare for my laser treatment?

Before your treatment, you should avoid:

  • Exposure to the sun
  • Tanning beds
  • Bronzers or spray tans
  • Chemical peels
  • Collagen injections

You should also avoid perfumes and deodorants before and after your treatment to prevent irritation.

What can I expect during and after my laser treatment?

During your treatment, Dr. Pacheco passes the laser device that sends pulses of energy into the targeted area, which feels like the snapping of a rubber band against your skin. This sensation is slightly uncomfortable but very tolerable. Your treatment should only last about 30 minutes.

After your session, you might feel a sunburn-like sensation and have some mild swelling, but these side effects are normal and temporary. Dr. Pacheco may recommend a series of treatments for you to achieve your desired results.

To learn more about laser treatments, call the office or book your appointment online today.