What is Elluminate?
Our Elluminate treatment addresses multiple concerns in a single session to leave skin bright smoother, and younger looking. This treatment is exclusive to the state-of-the art Quanta Evo Series.
How does it work?
The Elluminate treatment works by safely combining 4 different laser wavelengths to eliminate brown spots, reduce redness and decrease fine lines and wrinkles.
This treatment is great for:
- Uneven Texture and Tone
- Large Pores
- Sun Damage
What areas can I treat?
Face neck and chest are the most common areas we treat.
How long will the treatment take?
1-2 hours depending on areas treated. This includes 30 minutes of topical numbing. When you arrive to the clinic your skin will be cleansed and photos will be taken. We then apply eyeshields and do the first portion of the elluminate which consists of three passes of different wavelengths. Then topical numbing is applied and allowed to sit for 30-45 minutes before the fourth pass of the treatment is done which consists of superficial resurfacing.
How many treatments will I need?
You will notice a significant improvement with a single treatment, however because the skin on our neck and chest is more delicate you cannot treat those areas aggressively so a series of 3 is recommended for optimal results spaced 4-8 weeks apart.
Are there any add-ons or enhancements available for this treatment?
There are no add ons for this particular treatment, but we do recommend prepping your skin with a Diamond Glow Facial a few weeks prior to treatment.
What is the pain level?
Mild to moderate. This on can be a little spicy as it includes our superficial resurfacing. We use a strong topical numbing ointment prior to your treatment as well as a cooling device called a Zimmer that provides a continuous stream of ice-cold air during the treatment.
What is the downtime?
- 4-7 days. You will experience some minor redness and swelling after the treatment which is normal.
- Make-up cannot be worn for approximately 7 days post treatment.
- A barrier ointment and strict sun protection must be worn for about 5-7 days post treatment.
How quickly will I see results?
You will start to see results in as little as 7 days, however optimal results are achieved 4 weeks post treatment and continue to improve up to 6 months post treatment.
How long do the results last?
Because this treatment includes our superficial/low depth co2 resurfacing the collagen production you get from this treatment is permanent. This treatment will remove unwanted pigmentation/ sun spots but they can and will return without proper sun protection. As always, we recommend a daily SPF of 30-50 be worn, and reapplied while in direct sunlight to maintain your results. Protect that investment!
How to prepare the area before the treatment:
- Strict UV protection is required before resurfacing procedures, as lasering tanned skin can lead to hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation as well as delayed healing and poor results.
- If you are prone to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, we may require pretreatment with a topical melanin suppressant such as hydroquinone.
- If you are prone to fever blisters, an antiviral medication will be prescribed prior to your treatment.
- You want to discontinue any retinoids 7 days prior to your treatment.
- No spray tans for two week prior to treatment.
How to care for the area after the treatment:
You will be given very detailed written instructions at your consultation on how to take care of your skin post procedure. Gentle skin care, a barrier ointment and strict sun protection is key after the Elluminate treatment for the best results.
What makes this treatment unique?
This treatment is unique in that it is able to address so many issues in a single treatment session.
Who is a good candidate for this treatment?
Patients who want to see a significant improvement with the texture in tone in the skin after a single treatment session.
Who is not a good candidate for this treatment?
- Accutane use in the last 6 months.
- If you currently have active acne.
- Tanned skin from sun exposure and some naturally darker skin types are not good candidates for skin resurfacing due to the risk of post inflammatory hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding patients.
- Patients who have a history of delayed healing or certain connective tissue diseases, autoimmune diseases or skin conditions that can cause delayed healing.
Locations this treatment is offered at: