Laser Procedures

Laser procedures can be very effective for ridding your skin of sun damage spots, texture issues and unwanted hair. Our laser procedures range from hair removal, to BBL Hero treatments for red and brown discoloration, to laser peels to help with building collagen.

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The Medi Spa at Ridgewood Hill boasts a discreet setting, an experienced staff, and a beautiful office located in Salem, VA. 

Halo Laser Treatment

Halo Laser Treatment

Over the years sun exposure and the wear and tear of everyday living may have resulted in the visible signs of aging such as sunspots, fine lines, and loss of your natural healthy glow. HALO® uses laser technology to eliminate years of damage. The laser triggers your body’s natural healing response revealing the luminous glow you had when you were younger.

Get that Glow with HALO:

  • Customizable treatments to precisely target skin damage and the visible signs of aging
  • Improvement in the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, sun damage, and enlarged pores
  • Personalized treatment plans to meet your lifestyle needs

A Corrective Solution for Aging Skin

In the past, you had to choose between a procedure that offered really great results but required a lengthy recovery, or a procedure with a fast recovery but marginal results. Now with HALO you get the best of both worlds, HALO® creates beautiful results without the downtime of more aggressive treatments. It combines deep dermal revitalization with epidermal renewal for a combined synergistic effect you can’t get with any other treatment.

HALO precisely targets years of damage to your skin, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Discoloration
  • Sun damage
  • Visible signs of aging
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor skin appearance

Laser Hair Removal

Men and women struggle daily with unwanted hair on their faces, legs, underarms, shoulders and backs. Many of these individuals are extremely bothered and embarrassed by excessive and unsightly hair or razor bumps. Others are simply tired of having to shave to keep their skin looking and feeling soft and smooth. At The Medi Spa at Ridgewood Hill, our aesthetician understands these frustrations and we are pleased to offer laser hair removal as a long-lasting solution for unwanted hair. As laser hair removal has been refined, it has become the preferred method for permanent hair reduction, replacing shaving, tweezing, waxing and electrolysis.

Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal works best in lighter-skinned, darker-haired patients. This is because the laser’s primary target is melanin, or dark pigment, so gray or white hair (which lacks pigment) cannot be proficiently treated with a light-based device. Also, tanned skin reduces laser energy as it passes through to the hair follicle, diminishing the pulse’s strength and making it less effective. However, although some lasers cannot treat tanned skin, our esthetician has the technology to provide laser hair removal to our patients year-round, whether your skin is tanned or untanned.

The quickness of laser hair removal, combined with its long-lasting effects and the large areas that can be treated during one session, make it the solution of choice. Laser hair removal works on the face, armpits, bikini areas, back, legs, arms and chest.

Do I need more than one treatment?

Because the laser needs to destroy the hair follicle when it is in the growth phase, multiple treatments will be necessary since our hair follicles are always in different stages. The female face, armpits and bikini lines are areas that respond fastest to laser hair removal; your back, arms and legs usually need more treatments over time.

Is there any down time?

No, you can resume your regular activities right away.

Can I still shave before the treatments?

Yes, but not the day of your treatment. We need to see where the hair is so we can be sure to treat all the hair follicles.

Can the treated hair grow back thicker or darker?

Removing hair does not make it grow back thicker, darker or quicker; hair in treated areas may actually come back slower and thinner.

Does it hurt?

Laser hair removal can cause some discomfort; however, most of our patients tolerate the procedure well. Some individuals feel a mild stinging or pinching, some describe it as a rubber band snap but this discomfort subsides when each treatment ends. As the hairs become fewer and thinner, there is less energy absorbed and less discomfort. Some parts of the body are more sensitive than others, so a topical anesthesia can be used.

Laser Treatments for Brown Spots, Redness, or Red Veins (BBL)

Over time the sun damage, pollution and aging changes start to surface. We see brown spots, fine lines and red veins. Thankfully, with Broad Band Light Treatment (BBL) therapy we can greatly reduce those unwanted signs. We can even start to treat them before they surface!

What is BBL HERO?

BBL HERO corrects visible signs of aging such as vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, sun damage, and age spots. The device also helps to reduce the redness associated with rosacea. BBL HERO is an upgrade from a standard BBL treatment and allows us to treat the entire body with four times the speed, three times the peak power, and two times the cooling capacity. The result is clearer, smoother, and younger appearing skin. Treatment is comfortable, effective, and can be done on most skin types. Within as little as a single treatment, patients can reach outstanding results with minimal to non-existent downtime.

Who is a candidate for brown spot, redness or red vein removal?

Someone with light skin is the best candidate, since the laser is seeking out the darker color. You do not want to be tan when you have this procedure, since it will remove the pigment from the tan and not be as effective. We require no active sun on the area treated for 4 weeks before and after treatment.

How many treatments are needed?

Within as little as a single treatment, patients can reach outstanding results with minimal to non-existent downtime.

Is there any down time?

You may be swollen immediately following the procedure. The treated brown spots will look darker and more prominent for about 3 weeks before disappearing. You can cover this with makeup.

Will the spots or veins come back?

The brown spots, red veins and diffuse redness are all signs of sun damage, which has accumulated over the years. You will see new spots and veins surface, especially after sun exposure. We highly recommend using a sunscreen of at least 30SPF daily to minimize this and maintain your investment. We advise continuing BBL HERO treatments every 3 months to maintain your new appearance.

Laser Treatments for Skin Tone

The Clear + Brilliant® laser treatment will help with fine lines and improve overall tone and texture. It is safe for all skin types.  Click here to read more about Clear+Brilliant

What is Clear + Brilliant?

Clear + Brilliant is a FDA-approved laser skin treatment that uses fractional laser technology to target and remove the early signs of aging.

What are the benefits of Clear + Brilliant?

Clear + Brilliant will leave your skin smooth and glowing. It is non-invasive, and has minimal downtime, and is safe for all skin types.

What is the down time?

There is usually some redness that lasts 24 – 48 hours. Make-up can be applied immediately. The skin will look normal but will have a sandpaper-like feeling for about 3-5 days. Patients return to normal activities immediately following the procedure.

How do I prepare for a Clear + Brilliant treatment?

Do not tan for 3 days before and a week after the procedure. If you have a history of fever blisters we recommend you pre-treat with an anti-viral to prevent break-outs.