Skin Resurfacing with M22 Laser Treatments

Men and women of all ages struggling with skin conditions and signs of aging have more non-surgical treatments available for skin rejuvenation than ever before. M22 is a “One for All” treatment option at the CentreFARS. The laser modular system brings together four high-end laser technologies to treat more skin conditions than any other modular system. With three device attachments, the M22 is versatile, addressing pigmentation concerns, rosacea, scarring, uneven skin tone and texture, and hair removal.

Before and after laser resurfacing with Lumenis M22 laser

If you are interested in laser skin rejuvenation, contact Dr. Andrea Doyle in East Greenwich today at 401-336-3770 to schedule your appointment. The Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery serves patients in the surrounding areas of Providence, Rhode Island.

How Does the M22 Laser System Work?

The M22 modular system allows us to combine technologies and continue to increase the number of skin problems we can address with non-surgical treatments. The Lumenis® product utilizes Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) to send controlled energy pulses at peak power in short intervals for effective, comfortable treatments that deliver beautiful results. Your skin is cooled and protected between the pulses, known as Multiple-Sequential Pulsing (MSP™), reducing any risk for damage to the tissues.

The M22 attachments we offer at the CentreFARS include:

  1. The ResurFX™ uses the CoolScan™ scanner to protect your skin tissues during treatment. The ResurFX™ is a non-ablative fractional technology and the only one of its kind, offering interface changes in the shapes in which the laser energy is emitted for optimal precision.
  2. Multi-Spot™ Nd: YAG is an M22 attachment device designed to treat vascular lesions and leg veins.
  3. The Universal IPL handpiece for the M22 modular system addresses a wide variety of skin concerns, giving our skin care specialist the ability to customize your treatment with changeable filters.

What Can the M22 “One for All” Laser System Do for You?

The Lumenis® M22 was designed to help people of any age, skin type, texture, and tone reach stunning results. This skin rejuvenation treatment offers the widest range of laser technologies available, giving our patients access to the most advanced skincare treatments.

Before and after image of Lumenis M22 Laser Resurfacing

The M22 Laser System can treat these skin conditions and more:

  • Age spots
  • Warts
  • Pigmentation concerns
  • Keratosis
  • Redness
  • Sunspots
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Vascular lesions
  • Scars
  • Freckles
  • Café-au-lait spots
  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Port wine stains
  • Leg veins
  • Tattoo removal
  • Hair removal
  • Telangiectasia
  • Nevi
  • Nevus
  • Lentigines
  • Dyschromia
  • Skin resurfacing

Our female plastic surgeon and aesthetician know that each patient is unique, which is why we aim to offer a variety of non-surgical medical spa treatments at our East Greenwich plastic surgery office. Whether you are looking to reduce signs of aging or treat a skin condition, we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Contact the CentreFARS in East Greenwich Today

If you are interested in laser treatments with the M22 modular system, contact the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery today at 401-336-3770 to schedule your consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeon and skilled staff serve patients in nearby areas of Rhode Island, including Providence.

Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing

Fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing – such as with the Lumenis M22 device – can be used for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, enlarged pores, melasma, stretch marks, and undesirable textural irregularities of the skin. The fractional non-ablative laser delivers microbeams of energy to create columns of coagulation in the layers of the skin while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected. This allows the body’s natural healing process to quickly and efficiently create new, healthy tissue. Fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing offers patients superior aesthetic outcomes with minimal treatment time, minimal to no pain during the procedure, and minimal redness and swelling post procedure.

Ready to schedule your skin resurfacing consultation?

Dr. Andrea Doyle would love to discuss your laser resurfacing options with you during a private one-on-one consultation. Contact our office online or give us a call to get started on achieving your own aesthetic goals.

Dr. Doyle is a board certified Rhode Island plastic surgeon who performs aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries to help change the lives of her patients in positive and empowering ways.

rhode island laser treatment

Here at the MedSpa of Rhode Island we offer both Fractional Non-Ablative and Ablative treatments.

Non-Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing safely delivers heat into the skin. The laser itself does this by creating thousands of invisible tiny columns into the skin. These columns work beyond the surface of the skin. They are delivered deeper where they can gradually stimulate collagen. On average, most patients need 4 treatments and will see full improvement at 6-8 months. Fine lines and wrinkles will begin to lessen and appear softer. Pore size and acne scarring are also improved. This treatment is not instant gratification but long term it is a very safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your skin.

Non-Ablative treatments require no actual downtime. Most patients look and feel sunburned for a few days after the treatment. Mineral make-up, such as Colorescience, can be applied.

Call our office for a complimentary consultation with Anne, our medical aesthetician to discuss if this treatment is right for you!

As many of our patients already know, we offer cosmetic surgery procedures, injectable treatments, laser skin resurfacing, medical facials and a wide range of skin care products. We offer such a wide variety of treatments/procedures at our office because many times “Combination Therapy” will help you to achieve the best results of what you’re looking for.

Facial cosmetic surgery can be enhanced with facial fillers and injectables. Facial laser treatments are always more effective when combined with top-grade at-home skin care products.

The foundation of everything we do here at the MedSpa of Rhode Island beings with the quality of your skin.

Many patients do not realize what an amazing difference quality skin care products make until they have been using them for 3-6 months. The next thing they know they are looking at a picture of themselves and become pleasantly surprised!

Our products are not just “feel good/smell good” that sit on the surface of the skin, rather, they are hand-picked because they deliver results. They nourish your skin cells and gradually make positive changes.

Dr. Doyle and Anne, our aesthetician, can customize a surgical or non-surgical treatment plan for your specific needs.

Please feel free to call the office at 401.336.3770 and set up your consultations!!

IPL Treatments

Winter is the perfect time of year to have Intense Pulse Light treatments (IPL). This treatment dramatically improves broken blood vessels, rosacea, and sun damage/hyper-pigmentation caused by the sun’s damaging rays.

The IPL is not a laser, it is actually a light based treatment that can be safely used on skin types without a tan.

The face, chest, arms, and hands are very common areas with sun damage that would respond well to IPL treatments. Most patients need 2-4 sessions scheduled at four-week intervals for best results.

You can expect to feel a very mild sunburn-like sensation for 24 hours or less. Sun spots typically look darker for about 1 week then flake off on their own. The final result is a more even skin tone. Most patients feel they need much less cover up/foundation after having this treatment.

Call our office today for a consultation with Anne, our medical aesthetician. She can evaluate your skin and help get you glowing in no time!

Andrea M. Doyle, MD as seen in RI Monthly's "Top Doctors" Issue

Andrea M. Doyle, MD in RI Monthly’s “Top Doctors” Issue

Andrea M. Doyle, MD was recently profiled in Rhode Island Monthly’s “Top Doctors” issue. Read about her practice, the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery, located in East Greenwich, RI 02818, or visit www.centrefars.com.

Andrea M. Doyle, MD

Andrea M. Doyle, MD

Cosmetic surgery: When is the right time?

When considering a cosmetic procedure, whether it is Botox injections or a breast augmentation, you may ask yourself, “Is this the best time to have it done?”  Deciding to have plastic surgery is a personal decision, of course, and timing depends at lot upon your goals and desired outcome.  Below are a few guidelines to keep in mind.

 

Plan Ahead

If you want to be ready for a special occasion, definitely plan ahead.  Many non-surgical procedures such as Botox®, Dysport®, and dermal fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Sculptra®) have immediate results and require little to no downtime.  You may want to look your best for a wedding, family party, or class reunion, but you should give yourself about 2 weeks for any minimal bruising to resolve.

Most surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation, do require several weeks to fully recover.  So if you want to look your best in your bathing suit or for that special event, you should plan to give yourself time for the swelling to resolve and for your incisions to heal.

 

General Guidelines for Popular Procedures

 Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty):  Maybe your abdomen protrudes after having children, or you have excess skin or bulging at your waistline you can pinch.  You exercise and watch your diet, but your shape is just not what you want it to be.   A tummy tuck may be helpful by removing excessive skin and fat, repairing the abdominal muscles separated by pregnancy, and even improving a C-section scar.  In most circumstances it is best to wait until after you lose excess weight and have finished having children.  Give yourself about 12 weeks to heal before your bathing suit debut or your special event.

Breast Augmentation:  Generally speaking, there are two time periods when a woman seeks breast enhancement surgery.  A young woman in her twenties may recognize that she has finished developing breast tissue and she desires larger breasts.  A breast augmentation with saline or silicone gel implants would provide the best option to help her achieve fuller breasts.  An older woman, later in her thirties, forties, or fifties, may have lost volume after having children, or may notice sagging of her breasts.  A breast lift, or mastopexy, can remove excess sagging skin and can reposition the nipple on the breast.  Depending on your needs, Dr. Doyle will recommend one procedure or a combination of a breast augmentation and breast lift to help you achieve your goals for breast enhancement.  Recovery from breast augmentation is usually quick, but do give yourself a few months before a major event to look your best.

Liposuction:  Liposuction can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in many parts of the body including the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, neck, back, and chest.  Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and is not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that sometimes appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks.  Removing excess fat deposits improves your body contour and proportion, and ultimately can enhance your self-image.  Winter is a great time to do liposuction since post-operative support garments can be easily hidden under clothing.

-Facial Rejuvenation:  Improve your appearance anytime with a Hydrafacial, revitalizing peel, or anti-aging facial offered by our aesthetician.  All skin care procedures offer the most advanced medical grade products and are supervised by Dr. Doyle.  Get your skin glowing right before your special event.  More advanced facial rejuvenation, such as an eyelid lift, facelift, and neck lift can take between two to six months for the swelling to be completely gone.

 

Do you have questions about cosmetic surgery or skin rejuvenation?  Contact Dr. Doyle at 401-336-3770 or via email at info@centrefars.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Andrea Doyle is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  As a plastic surgeon serving the greater Providence, Rhode Island region, eastern Connecticut, and southern Massachusetts, she is committed to excellence, using the latest technologies and procedures to help you look your best.

Thank you, everyone, for attending last night’s cosmetic surgery, skin care, and facial rejuvenation seminar at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island!  Remember to book your consultation to take advantage of your 20% discount!

The live demonstrations of Botox/Dysport and injectable dermal fillers was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our volunteers.

Also, congratulation to all of our raffle winners!  We hope you enjoy all the Environ and Lumixyl products!

It is our privilege to be able to provide you with not only these services, but the comprehensive information every patient needs to make the best choice(s) for him or herself!

We look forward to providing more of these lectures and forums in the near future. Keep abreast of our events via our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!

Regards,

Andrea Doyle, MD

Attend our free seminar to learn about the latest innovations in both surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures.

cfars-rwmc