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Anti-Aging Specialist

Gwen Allen, M.D. -  - OB/GYN

Gardena Women's Center

Gwen Allen, M.D.

OB/GYN located in Gardena, CA

Worried about your appearance changing as you age? You’re not alone. Wrinkles, spider veins, acne scars, and uneven coloration of the skin can make you wish you could turn back time. Fortunately, Dr. Gwen Allen at Gardena Women’s Center offers the state-of-the-art Elite+™ Aesthetic Workstation laser to help you get back the more youthful look you crave. To learn more about anti-aging laser treatments, contact the Gardena, California, practice today. Book over the phone or online.

Anti-Aging Q & A

What are anti-aging laser treatments?

Anti-aging laser treatments at Gardena Women’s Center address a number of issues, including:

  • Facial and leg spider vein removal
  • Pore reduction
  • Acne scar reduction
  • Hyperpigmentation, including liver spots, melasma, and freckles
  • Wrinkles and fine lines

Laser hair removal is also available to treat areas of unwanted hair.

How does anti-aging laser treatment work with the Elite+?

During your anti-aging treatments with the Elite+ laser, Dr. Allen uses a laser handpiece and directly administers laser light pulses to the desired treatment areas. The laser targets only the specific areas being treated, such as liver spots, sun spots or acne scars, and not the skin surrounding it. Treatments are generally 30-45 minutes and you will have 3-5 sessions spread a few weeks apart.

This sophisticated laser, the Elite+, administers short bursts of light to the affected areas to rejuvenate dull skin. These concentrated pulses of light energy are delivered to the surface of your skin and peel away the damaged outer layer, revealing the healthier layer below. It even helps make your skin look younger by stimulating the production of collagen, improving the skin’s texture.

How does the Elite+ correct hyperpigmentation?

The Elite+ uses heat energy to destroy discolorations with the laser target, without damaging any surrounding skin. In fact, Elite+ has adjustable widths, which is important if you have a variety of spots in varying shapes and sizes. The heat energy is absorbed by the skin and damages the cells which created the pigment, which then reveals healthy skin below.  

Are anti-aging laser treatments painful?

Anti-aging laser treatments are very well-tolerated, but not 100% painless. Some describe the feeling like a rubber-band snapping in the targeted area. There is no downtime after laser facial treatments, and side effects are usually mild.

The laser light may cause redness, which feels like a sunburn, and the skin may feel tight. Healing can take up to two weeks, and it’s important not to pick at any skin that is healing.

How many treatments will I need?

Many patients notice results in as little as one week after their first procedure, as the skin begins to feel smoother and look more even-toned. It can take between 3-5 treatments to get the best results possible.

During your consultation with Dr. Allen, you will discuss a customized treatment plan to achieve your desired results, and you’ll receive an estimate of how many treatment sessions you’ll need for optimal results.

To get started on anti-aging laser treatments, call Gardena Women’s Center or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.