Wanda R. Dyson, MD -  - Medical Spa

Change for Life Wellness & Aesthetics

Wanda R. Dyson, MD

Medical Spa & Aesthetic Medicine located in Washington, DC

Laser Treatments Specialist


Laser Treatments

by Wanda R. Dyson, MD

IPL - SKIN REJUVENATION

IPL Photo Facial uses low-energy, non-damaging light that passes through the outer layers of the skin. IPL Photo Facial also increases collagen production for the outer layers of your skin, which results in younger-looking and firmer skin. IPL Photo Facial can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, brown spots, age spots, broken capillaries, wrinkles and fine lines, freckles, rosacea and large pores. Recovery is minimal; your skin may appear slightly flushed for several hours. Over the course of several days, the affected areas will begin to darken and flake off. To achieve desired results, more than one treatment may be necessary. Following a series of 4-6 treatments, you can anticipate healthy, rejuvenated skin. Full results should be visible in about a month, but many patients begin to see significant improvements in as little as two weeks. Please call today for pricing.

 
 
 
 

LASER FACIAL

A laser facial involves the use of a vascular specific laser that is used to treat many skin conditions that are difficult to treat through the use of traditional medicine. A mild consistent energy is transmitted to the skin slowly heating up the desired area. Multiple layers are performed and reach maximum level based on the skin reaching a desired temperature. Laser Facials are used to treat the following: melasma, hemangiomas, mild acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, wrinkles and scars.

 
 
 

 

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Our Laser hair removal systems may be used on all skin types, and gently remove unwanted hair safely and effectively. Laser light energy creates heat as it passes through the skin and targets the pigment melanin, which is found in the follicle and hair. By heating up the hair follicle during its active phase, the laser disables the follicle’s ability to produce hair without affecting surrounding tissue. We utilize YAG, IPL, Alexandrite and Diode lasers. After treatment, the treatment area may be a pinkish color. Multiple treatments are required for optimal results due to the many cycles of hair growth. We will put together a customized treatment plan during your consultation to achieve desired results. Treatment can range from 4-week to 12-week intervals. Before your appointment, please avoid plucking, electrolysis or hair waxing for six weeks prior to your treatment. It’s also important to note that any hair should be completely removed by shaving the area no later than the evening before your appointment. Your skin should also be thoroughly cleansed by removing any creams, oils makeup, topical anesthetics or skin tanning products before laser treatment. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light for 14 days prior to treatment.

 
 
 
 

LASER SKIN TIGHTENING

Laser Skin Tightening is a revolutionary new technology that facilitates the tightening of the skin through a non-surgical, non-ablative procedure. Using infrared light, the laser delivers controlled pulses of light to the skin, creating precise, deep dermal heating, while limiting the penetration depth of the heat to the deeper tissues. This dermal heating is a highly effective and safe method for tightening the skin, stimulating collagen production and remodeling, leading to a more youthful appearance. The area will be slightly pinkish immediately following the treatment. You can resume normal activity immediately following the treatment.

 
 

 

LASER VEIN TREATMENT

This treatment reduces the appearance of veins by laser technology that pulses and penetrates the superficial blood vessel. The heat generated from the laser coagulates the blood inside the vessel causing it to collapse and seal. Following treatment over the next few weeks, the vessel should disappear and the cells will remove all the blood. Nearby skin surfaces will not be damaged because the laser treatment allows the delivery of a precise dosage of energy to each blood vessel. Blood vessel treatments on the face require the use of a green light laser. Once the vessels are targeted with the laser, the vessel wall collapses and are absorbed by the body. Generally 2-3 treatments are needed for optimal results, 4 weeks apart. After treatment, the affected area is red but this usually fades within a few hours. Generally, there are minimal side effects but in rare circumstances, a bruise may result. Make up can be applied immediately after treatment.

 
 

 

NAIL FUNGAL TREATMENT

Remove unwanted and embarrassing nail fungus with this treatment. How does it work? A gentle laser beam targets Onychomycosis, the specific pathogen that causes the fingernail and toenail infection in and under the nail. The laser delivers a controlled beam that warms the nail temporarily while no harm is done to the surrounding tissue or skin. For visible improvement, results may take up to 3 months. Complete nail growth takes approximately 9-12 months. For optimal results, treatments may take up to 5 sessions with 4-6 week intervals in between. Call us today to book your consultation.

 
 
 
 

 

 

Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "Took my mother for a treatment last week, she had been here before with my aunt before...All in all it was a great experience."

    Nickle Z.
  • Yelp

    "I am ever so grateful to Dr. Dyson. She was very supportive and inspiring to me while I was on the HCG diet. I lost a total of 40 pounds."

    Cassie M.
  • Yelp

    "Dr Dyson is a nice person to hold a conversation with...office staff are very pleasant."

    Go_go G.
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    "CFL offers many treatments...located right in Cap Hill, so even if you work in Va. you can swing through on your lunch break. Highly recommended."

    Courtney R.
Location
Change for Life Wellness & Aesthetics
650 Pennsylvania Avenue South East, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 571-222-6850
Fax: 202.547.7900
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571-222-6850