Laser Services Overview
Quality Health Care and Wellness Institute is the premiere medical practice for laser aesthetics, and clinical laser applications. We believe in providing the utmost level of care and safety for all patients, which is why all laser treatments are performed by licensed, and highly qualified, medical professionals. Our laser system, the Fotona SP Dynamis Pro, is among the highest-rated, and most effective laser systems available. Our laser system is consistently recognized as a world leader in laser aesthetic applications and technologies.
We are proud to offer safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment options for medical aesthetics, pelvic floor disorders, as well as other clinical applications.
While most procedures provide visible short-term results, the full results can be expected 4-6 weeks after treatment. An important consideration with laser cosmetic treatments is that they require little or no downtime, and do not require any chemical fillers, analgesics, or prescription medication.
Aesthetic Laser Applications:
Non-surgical Facelift / Fotona 4D Facelift
Fotona 4D Non-Surgical Facelift is an incredibly efficient way to rejuvenate, and restore youthfulness, in the skin. This treatment lifts the face by reducing wrinkles and tightening the skin in the following four steps. (Results can be seen immediately following treatment!)
Step 1: SmoothLiftin Intraoral
SmoothLiftin Intraoral is a pain-free treatment that increases volume in the face by inducing the production of collagen. In the first step, the Er:YAG laser targets the intraoral mucous membranes in the face. The stimulation of collagen in these areas provides a volumizing effect, effectively initiating collagen remodelling, and neocollagenesis, in the oral mucosa of the skin. This increase in the production of collagen greatly improves tightness and elasticity in the skin, particularly for the reduction of nasolabial folds.
Step 2: FRAC3 Rejuvenation
The second step in the Fotona 4D uses the Nd:YAG laser for resurfacing the skin. Fractional laser treatments penetrate deep into the dermal layers of the skin, improving the skin’s texture, as well as microscopic resurfacing to the superficial layers of the epidermis. The fractional laser is applied to reduce imperfections, while stimulating cellular regeneration. This step is highly effective in treating surface imperfections such as wrinkles, dark spots, and the vascular components of the face. In addition, this step produces a regenerative effect, creating healthier, new skin cells, revealing a more youthful appearance and texture.
Step 3: PIANO Skin Tightening
The third step of this treatment uses the Er:YAG laser to safely and rapidly heat the skin to create an overall tightening effect, resulting in more firm and lifted skin. This tightening and remodeling of the skin improves the signs of aging in the face and neck.
Step 4: SupERficial Light Peel
The final step in the 4D skin program involves the skin-polishing laser peel treatment. Laser peels can substantially improve the appearance of the skin by reducing surface imperfections. The SupERficial peel polishes and refines the skin’s surface, minimizing pore size, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This procedure requires little to no downtime, and is suitable for all skin types. You’ll immediately notice that your skin looks refreshed, tighter, and radiates a youthful glow.
Periocular Wrinkles / SmoothEye
SmoothEye is a laser treatment for tightening of the periocular region, reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. For SmoothEye treatments, the Er:YAG laser is applied to the region around the eyes, in a completely non-invasive approach. This revolutionary treatment stimulates collagen remodeling, and initiates the process of neocollagenesis around the eyes. SmoothEye® significantly tightens the loose and aging skin of the eyelids, and periocular region, with little-to-no downtime and maximum patient comfort, making this a highly sought after cosmetic procedure! Immediate rejuvenation and tightness of the periocular area can be seen.
The treatment is gentle, fast, and safe. After a few treatment sessions, the end result is greatly improved skin elasticity, overall structure, and volume, with significant wrinkle reduction.
Lip Augmentation / LipLase
LipLase is a non-invasive plumping laser treatment for fuller lips. With the Er:YAG laser we stimulate collagen remodeling, initiating new collagen synthesis, plumping the lips, and leaving a smoother lip surface. In contrast to injectable fillers, LipLase is an entirely regenerative procedure, stimulating your body’s innate healing capabilities to develop collagen in the lips. The major characteristics of ‘ideal lips’ can all be greatly improved with this procedure, such as fullness, volume, correct balance between the upper and lower lips, and a well-defined vermilion border.
For even deeper collagen stimulation Nd:YAG laser is used, which is safe for reaching deeper lying skin tissues, with minimal thermal effect on the surface.
Patients may experience some redness and/or swelling briefly.
Results can be seen immediately after treatment. There is no downtime.
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Skin Tightening / TightSculpting
As our skin ages, natural collagen production diminishes, leading to wrinkles and increased laxity. Our laser skin tightening treatment is a revolutionary solution for treating laxity of the skin, and diminishing wrinkles. In this treatment, the superficial layers of the skin are gently resurfaced, resulting in tighter skin and greater balance in texture and tone. The applied energy from the laser heats collagen under the skin, initiating the process of neocollagenesis, and promoting the body’s natural processes to effectively heal itself. As new collagen begins to form, it will replace the collagen that has been lost through aging, and the skin will gradually become softer and smoother. An additional benefit of neocollagenesis is that the skin contracts, and the production of new, healthy, skin cells is initiated. If you are seeking a natural way to achieve these kinds of results, this could be the right procedure for you. The treatment is effective on most areas of the body, and requires little to no downtime.
Patients with visible signs of aging in the skin can benefit greatly from this treatment.
Most patients require more than one treatment, spaced around one month apart, with maintenance treatments one to two times per year.
Sun Damages / Pigmented Lesions
Sun damage/pigmented lesion laser treatment targets the removal of lesions, moles, and spots.
Lesions, moles, and spots affect most of us. Pigmented lesions are very common and the majority of these lesions are benign. The Er:YAG laser treatment is an effective solution to removing moles and benign lesions from the skin’s surface, creating a smoother surface. Superficial lesions, as well as deeper lesions, can be targeted with this advanced laser system. This revolutionary laser procedure is used for the ablation of keratoses, moles, and other pigmented lesions, as well as the removal of the superficial dermis in a controlled manner.
Healing of the treated area takes only a few days and requires no change in your day-to-day routine.
Our laser treatment for acne scarring carefully and safely penetrates the skin to selectively destroy overactive oil glands (sebaceous glands), reducing acne inflammation. The laser’s energy is safely directed at oil glands through photo selective absorption, and controlled heating to the applied area. The Er:YAG laser treatment gently vaporizes micro-thin layers of acne-scarred surfaces, revealing healthier skin. The treatment also stimulates collagen, effectively diminishing acne scars, and gently resurfaces the area to improve skin texture and overall appearance.
Patients may have to return for follow up treatments spaced four to six weeks apart.
This treatment can produce excellent results in the skin such as: improvement in tone and texture, reduction of spots and scars, reduction of vascular imperfections in skin, and tightening of the skin. Treatments can extend from light touch-ups to deep collagen remodeling. This procedure is ideal for patients that have acne scarring.
The recovery period after each treatment is short, and minimal downtime is required. Other than some redness and swelling, most patients return to their normal routine. Apply sunscreen daily to protect the fresh skin and avoid direct sunlight.
Nasolabial Frown and Laugh Lines
Our revolutionary combination of intraoral and skin tightening treatments work in concert to increase volume behind the laugh lines, decrease skin laxity, and induce tightening of the peri-oral skin resulting in noticeably reduced appearance of frown and laugh lines. This procedure begins by targeting the intraoral mucous membranes of the face. The stimulation of collagen in these areas provides a volumizing effect, initiating collagen remodelling and neocollagenesis in the oral mucosa of the mouth. This increase in collagen production results in improved tightness and elasticity of the oral mucosa, and therefore a reduction of nasolabial and marionette frown and laugh lines.
The second step of this treatment uses the Er:YAG laser to safely heat the treatment area, creating an overall tightening effect, and resulting in firmer and more lifted skin. This tightening and remodeling procedure can greatly improve the signs of aging in the face.
Pelvic Floor Disorders:
The procedure is incisionless and virtually painless, with no ablation, cutting, or sutures. Recovery is extremely quick, without need for the use of analgesics or antibiotics.
Urinary Incontinence / IncontiLase
IncontiLase is an innovative, patented, Er:YAG laser light therapy for mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) based on the revolutionary, non-invasive Fotona SMOOTH® technology.
This procedure features a built-in proprietary technology called Fotona SMOOTH that enables delivery of precisely controlled laser light energy to stimulate collagen neogenesis, and remodeling in the mucosa tissue (in the region of the vestibule and urethral orifice, as well as in the area along the anterior vaginal wall). The end result of this procedure is shrinkage and tightening of the tissue in the urethral and anterior bladder wall region, and the improvement of continence function.
The procedure is incisionless and virtually painless, with no ablation, cutting, or sutures. Recovery is extremely quick, without need for the use of analgesics or antibiotics.
Pelvic Prolapse / ProlapLase
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common problem, nearly 50% of women who have given birth will experience POP to some varying degree. Before ProlapLase there were only two solutions available: supporting pessaries and surgical methods, both of which have been associated with complications, and high levels of adverse effects. ProlapLase is an innovative and unique non-invasive Er:YAG laser alternative for the treatment of POP. It utilizes the gentle, non ablative photothermal effects of Fotona’s SMOOTH mode to tighten the tissue and contract the vaginal canal. Preliminary clinical studies show that it is an efficient, easy-to-perform and safe procedure.
The ProlapLase treatment is based on precisely controlled laser-induced photothermal effects of Fotona’s 2940 nm Er:YAG laser in mucosa tissue, stimulating collagen remodeling and the synthesis of new collagen fibers. The result of collagen neogenesis and remodeling is shrinkage and tightening of the vaginal canal without removal of any tissue. The ProlapLase protocol includes three steps:
Step 1: Circular (360°) irradiation of the whole vaginal canal. Step 2: Angular irradiation of the prolapsed side of the vaginal wall. Step 3: Irradiation of the vestibule region and prolapsed vaginal wall. Usually, patients will require more than one treatment session (up to four).
Step 2: Angular irradiation of the prolapsed side of the vaginal wall.
Step 3: Irradiation of the vestibule region and prolapsed vaginal wall. Usually, patients will require more than one treatment session (up to four).
With ProlapLase the overall impact and burden on the patient’s organism is minimal, as opposed to more invasive classical surgical procedures. No special pre-op preparation or post-op precautions are necessary. Patients can immediately return to their normal everyday activities. Additional advantages of ProlapLase are that the procedure is incisionless and virtually painless, with no cutting, bleeding or sutures.
Vaginal Tightening / IntimiLase
IntimaLase® is an innovative and unique, patented, noninvasive Er:YAG laser therapy for treatment of vaginal relaxation syndrome, a condition which is generally associated with overstretching of the vaginal canal during childbirth as well as with natural ageing.
This treatment is based on a proprietary 2940 nm Er:YAG laser technology called Fotona SMOOTH®, which enables delivery of specially composed laser energy pulses to the vaginal mucosa tissue. The precisely controlled Fotona SMOOTH® energy pulses are designed to induce thermal effects in the vaginal tissue, stimulating collagen remodeling and the synthesis of new collagen fibers. The end result of collagen neogenesis and remodeling is tightening of the vaginal canal.
For the majority of patients, two sessions with a one-month interval are sufficient for significant tightening of the vaginal canal. No special pre-op preparation or post-op precautions are necessary. Patients can immediately return to their normal everyday activities. After a single treatment, clinical results show a tightened vaginal canal, greater sexual satisfaction and significant improvement in a patient’s quality of life.
Vaginal Atrophy Treatment / RenovaLase
RenovaLase® is an innovative and unique, non-invasive 2940 nm Er:YAG laser therapy for the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. It is based on non-ablative photothermal treatment of the vaginal canal. Clinical studies show that it is an efficient, easy-to-use, quick and safe procedure, eliminating the need for long-term estrogen administration.
The RenovaLase® treatment is based on laser-induced controlled mild heating of the vaginal tissue, which stimulates angiogenesis, fibroblast activity and new collagen formation, without thermal or ablative damage. The final result is increased epithelial thickness as well as vascularization of the lamina propria, along with a reduction of symptoms such as dryness, itching, irritation and dyspareunia.
Other Laser Services:
Sleep-disordered Breathing / NightLase
NightLase Treatment is a patented, fast, non-invasive and friendly way of increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase lessens the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring through the use of gentle, superficial Er:YAG laser light. No anesthesia is used in this treatment.
During NightLase treatment laser light heats the tissue, causing tightening of the tissue which leads to an attenuation of the sound of the patient’s snoring and a lessening of the effects of sleep apnea.
The procedure is performed in two simple steps:
Step 1: PRECONDITIONING The laser light preheats the tissue.
Step 2: TISSUE STRENGTHENING Laser light strengthens the tissue. A full course of NightLase® treatment consists of three separate treatment sessions over a six week period. The final result of the treatment has been shown to last up to a year. When the patients or their loved ones notice the effects eroding, another round of treatment can be performed.
NightLase is a relatively simple procedure to perform, and it has shown an extremely high success rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research has shown that NightLase reduces and attenuates snoring, and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea. NightLase requires no device to be worn during sleep, involves no chemical treatment, and no anesthesia. It is a gentle and easy way for the patient and their loved ones to regain a good night’s rest
Hair Restoration / HAIRestart
Did you know, by age 50, approximately 50% of both men and women experience some degree of hair loss?
HAIRestart™ works by utilizing Fotona Smooth® mode to provide controlled, gentle bulk-heating in the scalp to stimulate dormant hair follicles. It also increases blood flow in the scalp and stimulates metabolism, resulting in new hair growth, an increase in hair density and thickness, and the prevention of further hair loss.
HAIRestart™ hair rejuvenation treatment is a safe and painless procedure that stimulates hair growth and improves the quality and health of your hair.
Hair loss can be a difficult and embarrassing condition for both men and women. Until recently, the main interventions were hair transplants and topical creams, both of which have been associated with complications. Today there is an effective non-surgical treatment called Fotona HAIRestart™ that utilizes innovative laser technology to restore thicker, healthier hair.
Benefits of HAIRestart™ to consider:
- Prevention of further hair loss
- Increase of hair density and thickness
- No medications
- No down-time
The treatment takes approximately 20 minutes, requires little to no downtime and doesn’t require numbing or anesthesia. Immediately following treatment you may experience some redness or swelling of the scalp that will diminish and should subside within approximately 24 hours. A series of 4 to 6 HAIRestart™ treatments is recommended to see optimal results.
Toe Nail Fungus (Onychomycosis) Treatment / ClearSteps
ClearSteps is a revolutionary method for treating onychomycosis in a patient friendly, quick and effective way with Nd:YAG laser light. Laser light heats evenly throughout the depth of affected nail and skin tissue, effectively weakening and killing parasitic fungi which have infected the patient’s nail.
This treatment utilizes controlled laser pulses to apply heat to the nail bed, and stimulate the killing of parasitic fungus. The natural growth and immune processes of the body are then able to restore the nail to its pristine state. The procedure can be performed in three simple steps, and it typically takes only about 15 minutes to complete.
An important advantage of the ClearSteps treatment method is that no oral medications or chemicals are used. Therefore, there are no dangerous side effects as there are with conventional treatments. ClearSteps is the most patient-friendly and non-invasive treatment of onychomycosis.
Not all lasers are created equal! The Fotona SP Dynamis laser has special settings that allow for the technician to apply heat deep into the skin and muscle tissues and right down to the bones and the connective tissues that surround them, leaving the surface of the skin much cooler than the deeper layers. Pain management protocol utilizes low-level, visible-red to near-infrared light energy, which stimulates cells to naturally heal and relieve pain. This heat helps to loosen up the tissues that it is targeting, thereby allowing lymphatic fluid to flow more easily and detoxify the area. This reduces swelling which can cause tension and pain in any area. The heat also helps to stimulate the creation of connective tissues, helping to strengthen the area in question.
Pain management with Fotona lasers provides a clinically proven and non-invasive solution for relief of:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Arthritis pain
Benefits of this pain management therapy to consider:
- Highly effective at pain reduction
- Fast & simple
- Patient and practitioner friendly
Laser therapy for pain, in conjunction with massage therapy or other compatible therapies, is an effective and healthy alternative to increased pain medication. Clients have been able to reduce or eliminate the need for pain meds, which has obvious benefits. Additionally, the process results in accelerated tissue regeneration, stimulation of cell metabolism, increased lymphatic flow and stimulation of micro-circulation.