Laser Facial Rejuvenation Specialist

Laura Pallan, MD -  - Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmology Consultants, PC

Laura Pallan, MD

Ophthalmologist & Laser Aesthetic Specialist Located in Moon Township, & Brentwood Area of Pittsburgh, Pa

Dr. Laura Pallan of Ophthalmology Consultants expanded her practice years ago to include aesthetic and cosmetic care services for her patients. She achieves truly remarkable results by combining her medical training and expertise with the advanced technology of lasers to tighten and tone skin, reduce fine lines and spider veins, and remove unwanted hair quickly and painlessly. She has offices conveniently located in Moon Township, and the Brentwood area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and offers free consultations regarding aesthetic services offered at Ophthalmology Consultants.

Laser Facial Rejuvenation Q & A

LaserFacialWhat causes wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles under the eyes?

Wrinkles under the eyes are caused by the breakdown of collagen as well as a reduced number of oil glands in this skin giving a crepe-like appearance.
Eye cream containing peptides as well as vitamin C or niacinamide as antioxidants can be used to plump up the skin.

Puffiness is the result of decreased collagen leading to thinning of the skin under the eyes. The natural orbital fat then prolapses forward giving the appearance of a roll under the eyes. It may be genetic but can also be caused by consuming excess salt or alcohol, crying or allergies.
Elevating your head on a few pillows at night may decrease the amount of puffiness. Using a cool compress in the morning or a cooling mask such as No. 7 Instant Results Revitalizing Hydrogel Eye Mask can help any time of the day. Other products containing caffeine constricts blood vessels and flush out the fluid. These may be beneficial in decreasing puffiness, such as Philosophy Purity Made Simple Hydra-Bounce Eye Gel.

Dark circles arise as the skin thins under the eyes due to the breakdown of collagen allowing the underlying blood vessels to be visible. Orbital fat shrinks and the eyes seem to sink in.
Concealers such as those by Cle de Peau and L'Oreal Paris Infallible Longwear Highlighter Shaping Stick contain pigments that reflect light, thus muting the appearance of dark shadows. Eye creams can also be used to plump up the skin and improve dryness. 

What causes crow's feet?

Crow's feet are the result of the normal action of muscle contraction around the eyes. As the skin ages, collagen breaks down and action lines become more permanent. They are especially prominent during smiling and squinting. Wearing the appropriate eyeglass or contact lens prescription is important to decrease squinting. You may benefit from an update in your prescription.

Collagen breakdown is accelerated by sun exposure. Sunscreen & sunglasses can help slow down the process.

Lines can be softened by using eye creams containing retinol. Garnier SkinActive Ultra-Lift Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream is an example. Also, hyaluronic acid-containing creams draw in moisture and smooth the look of fine lines.

Botox can put these action muscles to rest and laser rejuvenation can further smooth the appearance.

How do lasers remove spider veins?

Dr. Pallan uses the XEO® Laser Genesis™ to painlessly heat small surface or spider veins to the point they are damaged enough to seal up and essentially, die. The Laser Genesis also provides amazing results when used for skin resurfacing to produce smoother skin texture, reduce pore size, and decrease fine lines and wrinkles.

The laser’s resurfacing action is also an effective treatment for acne scarring and associated redness. Over time, the Laser Genesis stimulates new collagen production, which naturally tightens and tones skin. It’s a painless and fast procedure that offers amazing results quickly, especially when provided by a medical expert such as Dr. Pallan.

*Individual Results May Vary