Dr. Vanek can present treatment options for facial rejuvenation in terms of levels of intervention and explain their probable outcomes. Dr. Vanek will work with you to find a treatment path that will work for your anatomy and your goals. One treatment path for facial rejuvenation is a laser-based treatment, either ablative or non-ablative. An ablative laser like the Sciton® Profractional™ or the Sciton® MicroLaserPeel™ removes skin cells in a targeted manner to resurface your skin. This triggers the production of new collagen which improves the texture, firmness and appearance of your skin.
The Mentor Peel™, developed and trademarked by Dr. Vanek, is a procedure that combines the Profractional™ and MicroLaserPeel™ treatments to provide exceptional resurfacing outcomes. Non-ablative lasers may be used separately or in combination with a laser treatment mentioned above. A non-ablative treatment, like the intense pulsed-light Sciton® BBL™, uses specific wavelengths of light energy to target specific types of cells. The melanin (pigmentation responsible for skin coloring) surrounding cells, and fine blood vessels are selectively heated and eliminated, reducing the appearance of age spots, lentigines, and other pigmented lesions. During your consultation, Dr. Vanek and his staff will review the risks and benefits of any procedure. Your unique anatomy and goals will determine the type of treatments recommended by Dr. Vanek and his staff.