Lasers and Lights
Shine a Spotlight on Clear, Beautiful Skin in St. Louis
The aestheticians at West County Plastic Surgeons specialize in nonsurgical procedures for St. Louis-area women and men who want to create new body contours, smooth out wrinkles, tighten sagging tissue, grow longer eyelashes, and improve the appearance of their skin through their own skin-care line. Discover what our team has to offer in the way of nonsurgical skincare solutions for anyone who wants a change, but is not ready to choose surgery for more dramatic results.
Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted hairs grow back with predictable regularity after every shave, pluck, or waxing session. Anyone tired of the frequent and repetitive cycle can choose laser hair removal as a longer-term solution, since follicles damaged by laser and light energy take much longer to produce hairs again. Even then, the hairs that grow are typically lighter in color and finer in texture, making them less noticeable and easier to remove in the future.
Intense Pulsed Light
IPL is on the "light" side of our laser and light treatments, since it is not a laser, but a broader spectrum of light that moves through the surface of the skin to be absorbed by pigmented cells beneath. This makes it ideal for treating a number of different skin conditions, including pigmentation irregularities, vascular lesions, the redness of rosacea, certain visible veins, and discolored scars. Intense pulses of light impact darker-pigmented cells without harming the surface, for results that unfold in the following weeks: Lesions flake away, veins collapse, and skin looks smoother, clearer, and fresher.
Laser Vein Treatment
Spider veins can be dark in color, typically appearing on the face or legs. Laser vein treatments use that dark coloring to their advantage by sending in laser and light energy to be absorbed by the pigmented cells. This creates an increasing amount of heat, which ultimately causes the vein to collapse so that it is no longer visible. Larger veins, such as ropy and potentially painful varicose veins on the legs, require other strategies.
SmartXide Tetra CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Nicknamed "CoolPeel™" for the way it heats and treats skin without causing thermal damage to the tissue around it, SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser resurfacing can target smaller areas or be applied to a larger region. Precise ablation prompts healing processes that improve the look and feel of the skin without the need for a longer recovery window.