For those who suffer from mild skin irregularities, the Lam Probe is an excellent treatment to lessen and in many cases remove the irregularity permanently, often in one single session. It is suitable for treating:
- age spots
- skin tags
- benign moles
- clogged pores
- cholesterol deposits
- cherry angioma
Developed by Hubert Lam, the device enables the practitioner to remove these skin irregularities in a non-invasive fashion, with very little discomfort. There is no need for anesthesia, no downtime, and the procedure is performed right in Dr. Vitenas’ office.
Telltale Signs of Aging Skin
Of course, the LamProbe treatment is just one of an array of skin treatments designed to alleviate some of the signs of the aging process. It’s at the less extreme end, though, with other non-invasive treatments such as chemical peels and various laser treatments.
Depending on how your skin is aging, it may be necessary to either combine the LamProbe treatment with other procedures, or choose something else entirely. However, to get rid of unsightly blemishes such as skin tags and provide a more even skin tone and texture by removing moles, unclogging pores and treating cholesterol deposits, the LamProbe is quick and easy.
What is the LamProbe?
The LamProbe is a machine that generates high frequency radio waves that seals off the blood supplied to the affected area. It uses well understood principles and is virtually risk free with little or no side effects or downtime.
The design of the probe makes it very precise, delivering treatment only to the area that needs it, which is vital in maintaining the health of the surrounding skin. The tip is as fine as a needle, which limits damage to surrounding cells and ensures that the full power of the machine is used to vaporize only the cells that are causing the irregularity.
There have also been reports of using the LamProbe for hair removal, since the accuracy enables the tip to be directed at hair follicles; however, the wider consensus is that a treatment such as laser hair removal using a traditional laser device is more effective. This is because it can be used on a wider area and tackle multiple follicles at once, whereas the LamProbe is a precision instrument by comparison.
Treatment with the LamProbe
The treatment session will vary in length, depending on the number of skin irregularities being treated. Each treatment lasts 3 to 5 seconds, and the effect is something on a par with a medium-strength pinch. The discomfort is so mild that not even a local anesthetic for the area to be treated is required.
Of course, the treated area will be a little sensitive for a few days afterwards, but the effect of the treatment should be immediately visible. Repeat treatments may be required to remove other irregularities (it’s rare to get them all in one go) or to repeat the process for an area where it has been impossible to completely remove the blemish.
Correct treatment of the skin after the procedure is, of course, vital to a good recovery, and the team at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery will be able to provide tips and products to make sure that the skin heals well and maintains a youthful glow. After all, patient care and comfort is something that Dr. Vitenas prides himself on and is one of the key reasons that patients continue to recommend him.
For more advice on non-invasive rejuvenation procedures, as well as all aspects of cosmetic surgery and anti-aging treatments, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, based in Houston, Texas, can be reached at (281) 484-0088.