Laser Treatments Reno NV

Sierra Nevada Cosmetic and Laser Surgery offers laser systems by Rohrer Aesthetics, including the state-of-the-art Spectrum and Phoenix laser platforms. These allow us to offer a variety of medical lasers for all of your needs, including:

  • Fractional CO2 and Erbium YAG lasers – skin resurfacing and smoothing
  • Intensed Pulse Light (IPL) – Pigment, brown, and red spot reduction; skin brightening; and even acne treatment
  • Long Pulse Nd:YAG laser – Blood vessel and capillary reduction
  • Diode laser – hair removal
  • Q-switched laser – Tattoo removal

Laser Resurfacing with fractional CO2

As our skin ages, the collagen and elastin that gives it the qualities of being soft and stretchy start to breakdown. In addition, sun exposure over many years accelerates the process of losing the smooth, tight skin we enjoy in our youth. Skin’s texture becomes more rough, sun spots form, and fine lines become more prominent.

One excellent treatment to improve skin aging is laser skin resurfacing. While there are many treatments to resurface and rejuvenate the facial skin, skin resurfacing (think of a laser peel) have become the gold standard for both being highly effective and providing the best overall aesthetic results. This treatment can be performed on the entire face as well as the décolletage and back of the hands.

What is involved in a laser peel? And what is a fractional CO2 laser?

The best way to understand the laser treatment is to think of aerating a lawn. Past-generation lasers were more like mowing the lawn—the entire top layer of skin was removed with the laser. These treatments were effective, but carried a higher risk of scarring and pigment changes. The new-generation of lasers are fractionated—this means that the lasers are designed to “poke” small holes in the skin in a grid pattern. The holes remove a layer of old skin, but leave intact areas of skin around it (just like poking holes in a lawn during aeration). The result is an equally effective laser treatment compared to lasers of the past, but with minimal risks of scarring and pigment changes.

A laser treatment consists of first preparing the skin with a skin care regimen that includes retinol, hydroquinone, and glycolic acid. This skin care regimen not only enhances the overall result but protects your skin from potential risks like hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin).

Numbing cream and cool air are used during the procedure to ensure maximum comfort. In addition, we offer ProNox {add link here to page] as an additional option for relaxation. Caring for your skin at home consists of keeping the area covered with protective ointment and avoiding the sun. With meticulous care, most patients recover from the procedure in 5-7 days. While a short amount of down time is required for this procedure, the results will be better and more noticeable than any basic chemical peel you may have had before.

consultation with Dr. Yamamoto will help you determine if and when skin resurfacing with the fractional CO2 laser is right for you.

Laser Resurfacing with Erbium

The Spectrum Erbium YAG laser is an enhanced skin resurfacing laser that removes surface pigmentation and removes mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles. This laser creates a “peel” and stimulates collagen within the skin. The Erbium YAG laser is ideal and very popular for busy people. Treatments require minimal downtime, yet still produce results. You can stimulate your skin and improve texture while still getting back to your daily schedule. This laser can be safely performed on the face, neck, chest and hands, unlike the more aggressive lasers which have their limitations of where they can be performed.

Dr. Yamamoto has a relaxed and kind manner and is very talented

5 5 Star Rating Written on August 8, 2018

I had the opportunity to have my hands look a little younger with help from Dr. Yamamoto – they look a LOT younger. Dr. Yamamoto has a relaxed and kind manner and is very talented. His office staff are friendly and welcoming, as is he. I also got some wonderful skincare items that have given rise to compliments from my family. I highly recommend that anyone looking for any kind of hand, neck or facial treatment put Dr. Yamamoto’s name on your list of doctors to consider. AND the consultations are free!

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

The Spectrum Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is used for a whole host of medical and aesthetic concerns. IPL treatment is best used to reverse sun damage, even out facial color and pigment, as well as improve tone and texture. This gives your skin a brighter healthier appearance. IPL also tightens pores, reduces the severity of acne, treats skin redness, reduces the appearance of scars and boosts collagen and elastin production. This procedure requires minimal downtime and most results can be enjoyed immediately.

Laser Vein Removal

The Spectrum Long Pulse YAG Laser is designed to take care of small veins and capillaries on virtually any area of the body. The laser goes through the skin and targets the small vessels underneath. After the laser heats the area, the vein walls collapse, and seal shut. The sealed vein is then broken down and absorbed by the body, removing it from view. This laser is excellent at taking care of the annoying little capillaries around the nose and spider veins on the thighs and arms. Some veins can disappear immediately, while others may take several weeks to fade. Downtime consists of some redness and swelling. The occasional bruise can occur, but does not affect the final result. Sun protection is extremely important with this procedure as new veins can reappear and take the place of the treated ones with unprotected sun exposure. An SPF of 50 is recommended with reapplication every 2 hours for the best results.

Laser Hair Removal

The Spectrum Diode Laser is used for hair removal. This laser attacks hair follicles and permanently removes unwanted body hair on most skin types. The Spectrum Diode Laser has the advantage of being able to treat large areas (think of legs for women, and the back for men) in a short amount of time. This laser can also more gently treat smaller areas like the face and bikini line. After a series of treatments, you can see up to 90% decrease in hair growth. There is no downtime with this procedure and only a simple.

Laser Tattoo Removal

The Spectrum Q-switched laser is ideal to treat tattoos of all colors and sizes. This laser uses a high-intensity photo-acoustic shock wave to shatter the tattoo ink in to tiny fragments, and the tiny ink fragments are naturally absorbed by the body. The Q-switched laser uses two different wavelengths of light (1064 nm and 532 nm) to specifically target different ink colors of the tattoo. This more effectively fades multicolored tattoos over time. Laser tattoo removal is a procedure that requires multiple treatments to achieve desired results. There is no downtime with this procedure and it can be performed on every skin tone and type.