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Renew Your Skin with Laser 360
If you want to take years off your skin age, re-
duce sun damage, smooth wrinkles, and tighten
and tone, then the time is now. The ¡°laser 360¡±
protocol involves getting 3 treatments, 3 times,
in 60 days.
Remarkable results from the latest generation of
lasers make this faster, easier, and more afford-
able than ever before.
Laser 360 Treatments
First of all, lasers work by transferring energy in
the form of light into the skin where that light
energy is absorbed by tissue and converted to
heat. Different wavelengths of light are ab-
sorbed by different colors and will penetrate to
different depths. The exact wavelength of light
determines what part of the skin is treated.
Shorter wavelengths of light will target the
surface of the skin treating brown spots, broken
capillaries or fine wrinkles. Using relatively low-
energy, short wavelength light, imperfections
such as redness of rosacea, superficial blood
vessels, color imperfections, age spots and
other discolored signs of sun damage and aging
can be gently heated and eliminated, replaced
by newer, younger looking skin. This 20-minute
procedure is the first of the laser 360 treat-
ments, called Photo Rejuvenation.
Skin tightening is ideal for targeting those tell-
tale signs of aging, including jowl and neck laxi-
ty, sagginess under the eyes, droopy brow lines,
and nasolabial folds. Near Infra-Red energy, the
second laser 360 treatment, is used to produce
a dramatic, yet comfortable deep dermal heat-
ing in skin in order to stimulate collagen forma-
tion, which results in a tighter, smoother and
fresher appearance to the skin.
The third portion of laser 360 is called Pixel,
and is for more significant wrinkling, discolored
and sagging skin. The laser treatment needs to
deliver energy to the deepest layers of collagen
where the energy causes heat-induced collagen
shrinkage and micro-thermal injury followed by
dermal regeneration,
repair and remodeling.
In years past the only
laser treatments for
deeper collagen resto-
ration involved a more
destructive process
called ¡°ablation¡± in
which the entire skin
surface was treated
leading to a complete
stripping of the outer
layer of skin, which
involves a higher risk
of infection and more
downtime for healing.
Seeking a less invasive
and simpler approach
for these more aggres-
sive treatments laser
companies developed
technologies that allow
treating only a fraction
of the skin at deeper
2014 November
Pg 6 - The Sunshine Express
Health & Nurturing
Integrative Medicine Center of Western Colorado
(www.imcwc.com) and Bellezza Laser Aesthetics
(www.bellezzalaser.com). Call 970.245.6911 for
an appointment or more information.)
Vitality
by Sandy Lauzon
Bounia was a Gamer
Oh, she never played - she just watched - and
made lots of suggestions and comments.
¡°You have too much time!¡± ¡°No work to do?¡±
¡°Kids today.¡±
Her adult children had other ideas, and not from
the ¡®Old Country¡¯. They were Americans, born in
Rhode Island, USA, and board games and card
games were the vogue.
Bounia just sat at the table and glared. The
cousins and I just watched, and kept real quiet.
Penny Poker was a favorite, and a source of lots
of laughs and shouting. The dealer could name
the game for the hand - ¡°deuces wild¡±, ¡°one
eyed Jacks wild¡±, ¡°five card stud¡±- and on from
there. Uncle Willie did not care for ¡°Fan Tan¡±. I
don¡¯t even know what that is, but every time
one of the players named it as the hand to play,
he would bellow out ¡°Not that game again!¡±
Eventually someone would have lost all their
pennies and then toss the cards up in the air to
play ¡°52 pickup.¡±
Coffee and cake was then served, and all the
adults calmed down.
You can readily understand why board games
were relegated to the children. Not one of us
would have tossed the checkers board in the air
and lived.
Still, games were part of our family life.
I don¡¯t remember so much the games or the
rules, but I do remember the conversations
around the table. It was where feelings were
shared, problems solved and plans made.
Three siblings and wives and husband gath-
ered to just be together. Cousins growing up
together, each one unique, treasured, loved and
special.
Bounia was in her glory and prayed a blessing.
Everyone was healthy and close by. Life was
good.
What do you recall from your family of origin?
What types of activities do you share with your
family? What or who needs to be included or
eliminated? In what ways does love appear in
your life?
SL, November, 2014
(Sandy Lauzon is a Shaklee Distributor located
at 200 4th St, in Dolores. 970.759.9740)
levels while leaving most of the surface skin
intact. This is called ¡°fractional¡± resurfacing.
Different from previous laser technologies, with
fractional resurfacing only a tiny proportion of
the skin receives the laser light. The laser deliv-
ers a series of closely spaced laser spots to the
skin while simultaneously preserving the normal
healthy skin between. By leaving mostly healthy
skin, this results in rapid healing following the
laser treatment. Fractional lasers achieve the
skin improvements obtained with ablative lasers
without the associated side effects or downtime.
By splitting the laser into a 7x7 or 9x9 array of
pixels we can effectively treat while only dis-
turbing 15-20% of the surface of the skin. This
creates an ablative heat channel at the pixel
area - a micro-injury - without disturbing the
surrounding tissue. Those micro-injured areas
start the process of healing and the untreated
area acts as a reservoir for rapid healing. As
collagen remodels, skin tightens and texture
improves.
The Laser 360 protocol
The suggested protocol delivers a complete skin
Medicine
In Harmony
by Scott Rollins, M.D.
rejuvenation with
these 3 lasers in just
60 days, combining
each of the above
treatments into one
treatment session,
and repeating twice
at 30 days intervals.
Address surface dis-
coloration with Photo
Rejuvenation, tighten
with Near Infra-Red,
and improve skin
texture and tone with
Pixel. Each treatment
session takes about 2
hours and there are
3-4 days of down-
time with mild swell-
ing and redness.
To learn more about
iPixel and the many
laser treatments
available call Bellezza
Laser Aesthetics at
970.254.1195 and
schedule a free con-
sultation with one of
our laser specialists.
(Scott Rollins, MD, is
Board Certified with
the American Board
of Family Practice
and the American
Board of Anti-Aging
and Regenerative
Medicine. He special-
izes in bioidentical
hormone replace-
ment for men and
women, thyroid and
adrenal disorders,
fibromyalgia, weight
loss and other com-
plex medical condi-
tions. He is founder
and director of the
¡°I am convinced that
unconditional love is the most
powerful known stimulant of the
immune system. If I told patients
to raise their blood levels of
immune globulins or killer T
cells, no one would know how.
But if I can teach them to love
themselves and others fully, the
same changes happen automati-
cally. The truth is: love heals.¡±
- Bernie Siegel