Tattoo removal lasers direct energy toward the ink in the skin using pulses of highly concentrated colored light beams.
The rapid absorption of the light energy fractures the tattoo ink into tiny particles, which is then easily removed by the body’s natural filtering systems.
The laser selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo while leaving the surround skin unharmed, causing the tattoo to fade or disappear completely
What types of tattoos can be removed?The types of tattoos that can be removed by laser are professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic, surgical and cosmetic tattoos.
Can the color of the tattoo ink affect the results of laser tattoo removal?Yes. Some inks respond better than others. While the black and blue pigments are easier to remove, the green and yellow pigments tend to be more difficult, but usually respond following a prolonged course of treatment
How many laser tattoo removal treatments will I need to remove my tattoo?The removal of an unwanted tattoo will require multiple treatment sessions. The number of laser tattoo removal treatments depends on the amount, color and type of tattoo ink used, the depth of tattoo ink placed into the skin, and the method of tattoo application.
How long do the laser tattoo removal treatments take?Depending on the size, color and location of your tattoo, the approximate duration of each laser tattoo removal treatment can range anywhere from several minutes up to 30 minutes
Is laser tattoo removal painful?Each person’s threshold for pain tolerance varies, not to mention certain areas of the body tend to be more sensitive than other areas. The laser light pulses produced by the tattoo removal laser feels similar to the snap of a rubber band on the skin. A topical anesthetic will be applied and our laser provides a continuous flow of chilled air before, during and after the procedure to further minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Some will tolerate the procedure better than others.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?In many cases, greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be achieved with laser tattoo removal treatment. However, due to the numerous tattoo inks in use today we have no way of knowing which tattoo ink was used or how deeply it was applied making it impossible to predict the degree of laser removal on any given tattoo.
Will laser tattoo removal leave a scar?The majority of patients treated by laser tattoo removal should not develop any scarring. However, it is impossible to guarantee that no scarring will occur given the vast differences between individuals.
How much does it cost to remove a tattoo?The price to remove a tattoo depends on a number of factors such as the type, size, depth, color, quality of the ink used, location, and the number of treatments required. Please call us to schedule your free laser tattoo consultation where we will evaluate your tattoo(s), customize a treatment program, and clarify the cost based on your specific needs.
What can I expect after the laser tattoo removal treatment?After the laser tattoo removal session, you may see some redness, swelling, bruising or pinpoint bleeding in the treated area, and may experience a sunburn type feeling. This is normal and will gradually disappear
Pre and Post Treatment InstructionsDownload the Pre and Post Treatment Instructions Form to learn about what to do before and after the treatment. Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your session
Laser Hair Removal
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What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
Faster and Less Painful Than Electrolysis
No Ingrown Hairs
Save Time/Money on Temporary Hair Removal Methods
Enhance Appearance and Confidence
Why Mill Creek Skin & Laser?
The New Elite MPX Laser System – the best hair laser technology in the world today.Mill Creek Skin and Laser is proud to be one of the first laser hair removal clinics in the area to offer the NEW Elite MPX laser system by Cynosure, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of laser and light-based aesthetic treatment systems.
Treatment CustomizationThe Elite MPX, which incorporates Cynosure’s patented MultiPlex sequencing technology, is a highly versatile laser aesthetic workstation that combines two gold standard wavelengths in one system: the 755 nm Alexandrite laser and the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser, with the capability of using them individually, switching between them, or blending them with the MultiPlex sequencing technology, resulting in customized laser hair removal treatments to a wider range of patients of any skin type.
MultiPlex™ dual wavelength technologyBy sequentially emitting dual wavelengths, Elite MPX provides safer and more effective treatments than single-wavelength systems. For patients, that means greater satisfaction. Now with latest Elite MPX, sequential pulsing-whether it’s Alexandrite/Nd:YAG or Nd:YAG/Alexandrite- will fine tune laser hair removal treatments and eliminate the FINE hairs. The Elite MPX is using 18 mm spot size, which enable laser have deeper and stronger penetration therefore achieve more effective results compared with 15 mm spot size on Classic Elite
Zimmer Integrated Cooling SystemAt Mill Creek Skin and Laser, client comfort is one of our top priorities. Our laser hair removal treatments incorporate the Zimmer Integrated cooling system maximizing client comfort and minimizing side effects. The Zimmer provides a continuous flow of chilled air that protects the tissue and skin
How does laser hair removal work?The Elite MPX laser attacks the hair follicle to completely destroy it – making hair regrowth in the targeted area impossible. Unlike electrolysis, which involves injecting a needle into each and every hair follicle, the Elite laser emits a powerful beam of light that passes through the skin and targets many follicles at once.This means instead of spending months or even years getting electrolysis treatments, patients can now permanently solve their unwanted hair problems in significantly less time. Laser hair removal treatments are faster, safer and more effective
How many treatments are required?The number of treatments is generally determined by the amount of hair, phase of hair growth, area of the body, skin color, hair color and coarseness. Generally, we recommend 4 – 8 treatments at 4 to 6 week intervals between treatments.
Does it hurt?When being treated with the Elite™ Aesthetic Laser, you may experience a slight prickly or light stinging sensation. Remember that everyone is different and what one person considers bothersome another may not mind at all. It all depends on individual sensitivity or tolerance to the stimulation. Most people tolerate the treatment just fine.
Are there any side effects?After the treatment, redness and some slight swelling may occur, typically lasting anywhere from 12 hours to 48 hours
Pre and Post Treatment InstructionsDownload the Pre and Post Treatment Instructions Form to learn about what to do before and after the treatment. Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your session.
More Questions About Laser Hair Removal?Please contact us for more answers on laser hair removal or to schedule a free consultation.
The Affirm™ laser is a major breakthrough in non-ablative, cosmetic lasers used to treat:
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Scars including Acne Scars
Sun Spots, Age Spots and Brown Spots
Skin Tightness and Elasticity
Pigmentation and Redness
What are the benefits and how does it work?
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The Affirm™ laser is the gold standard in the field of non-invasive skin rejuvenation and treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, sagging, and aging skin. This exciting new laser technology combines two different wavelengths and fractional technology to help skin appear younger, smoother and tighter.
Similar to Fraxel®, the Affirm™ Multiplex™ stimulates new collagen production and helps smooth superficial lines and scars in the skin. A second simultaneous wavelength delivers heat directly to the deeper skin layers to produce instant contraction of the collagen and firmer, tighter skin with reduced sagging over time. The combined wavelengths and lower energy levels maximize effectiveness and translate into greatly reduced discomfort as compared with Fraxel® treatments. Since the skin between the laser microspots remains intact, the healing process is much shorter compared with traditional skin resurfacing.
Unlike Fraxel®, the Affirm™ laser requires minimal to no downtime. Patients generally experience sunburn like redness, which can be easily covered with make-up. Affirm™ treatments also take less time than Fraxel®, since no dyes are needed to mark the skin. It can be used on the face, neck, and sagging areas of the body including upper arms, knees, stomach and inner thighs. After the last treatment, new collagen will be produced for an additional 4-6 months. The outcome is firmer, tighter skin, reduced wrinkles and fine lines, filling and smoothing out of acne scars, reduced pore size and younger looking, revitalized skin.
Why Mill Creek Skin and Laser Center?Mill Creek Skin and Laser is one of the first medical clinics in the area to offer the Affirm™ laser. Our doctor and professional aestheticians are trained in the most advanced techniques and the latest in medical cosmetics. We specialize in proven and highly effective non-surgical treatment options that will help you achieve the results you desire. Visit our warm and friendly facility and we will help guide you through the many treatment options for fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, acne, rosacea, scars, stretch marks or spider veins.
How many treatments are required?To achieve optimal results, we recommend 4-6 treatments, 3-4 weeks apart
Are there any side effects?After the treatment, redness and some slight swelling may occur, typically lasting anywhere from 3 hours to 2 days. A tan or dusky appearance of the skin can also appear in some patients and may last for 2-3 weeks.
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IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or Fotofacials treats:
What are the benefits of IPL?
Reverses Sun Damage
Fades Age Spots and Freckles
Who is a good candidate for IPLSkin Types 1 and 2, which is fair skin, non-melasma type pigment.
How does skin rejuvenation work?Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation skin treatment applies a broad spectrum of light to the skin. The light penetrates deep into the skin, targeting pigment and vascular imperfections. The multiple wavelengths of light reach different levels of the skin to lighten hyperpigmentation, shrink blood vessels and stimulate collagen.
When can I expect to see results?Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin tone is typically achieved between 5-6 treatment sessions. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin’s condition. Schedule a complimentary consultation to establish your personalized treatment schedule.
Does it hurt?Cooling of the skin surface ensures patient comfort and additional safety during treatment. Most patients experience little or no discomfort. Some patients may feel warmth or a slight stinging sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Remember that everyone is different and what one person considers bothersome another may not mind at all. It all depends on individual sensitivity or tolerance to the stimulation. Most people tolerate the treatment just fine.
Is there any downtime?This is a no downtime procedure. Many patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Are there any side effects?The most common side effects are reddening of the skin and mild swelling.
Treatment Care InstructionsDownload the Treatment Care Instructions to learn about what to do after the treatment. Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your session
Available Treatment Options
BLU-U® Blue Light Therapy
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels and Extractions
Topical Treatments and Oral Antibiotics
What Our Clients Are Saying
“We came to the Mill Creek Skin and Laser Center looking for a miracle……..” – Randy and Sheri
Laser Treatment for Acne ScarsThe Affirm laser has quickly moved to the forefront as the first choice of laser technology to treat acne scars. Through a series of treatments which require minimal or no downtime, you can expect your scars to become smoother and less noticeable. The Affirm™ Multiplex™ stimulates new collagen production and helps smooth scars in the skin. A second simultaneous wavelength delivers heat directly to the deeper skin layers to produce instant contraction of the collagen and firmer, tighter skin over time
Blue Light Therapy
What is Blue Light Therapy?The BLU-U is a unique blue light that can kill the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple – you sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by Dr. Lin, approximately a 16-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It’s safe, it’s not hot, it’s not painful. After some weeks, the blue light can help control your acne.
Is the BLU-U® a laser?The BLU-U is not a laser. Lasers deliver light as coherent beams, while the BLU-U delivers incoherent light scattered over a larger area.
What are the benefits of Photodynamic Therapy?
Smoother, More Even Skin Tone
94% of patients treated with Levulan PDT rated their response to treatment as good to excellent
Complete response demonstrated in a high percentage of patients
High clearance maintained through 12 months
How does Levulan Photodynamic Therapy work?When Levulan Kerastick Topical Solution is applied to Grade 1 or 2 AKs, the solution is absorbed by the AK cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the AK cells are exposed to the BLU-U, this light causes reactions which destroy the AK cells.
What are Actinic Keratoses?Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as sunlight. They are often referred to as “sun spots” and they occur most frequently on sun exposed areas such as the face, scalp, ears, neck, hands and arms. They form on the outermost layer of skin and they can range in color from skin toned to reddish brown. They can also range in size from as small as a pinhead to larger than a quarter. More than 10 million Americans have AK lesions, with the majority occurring primarily in fair skinned individuals.
Before Treatment StartsBe sure to notify us if you are taking any oral medications or using any topical prescription or non-prescription products on your face or scalp
WhisperNG Laser Peel
Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Significantly Improve Skin Texture
Benefits of the WhisperNGThe WhisperNG Erbium YAG laser provides a unique ultra-fast, true laser peel with outstanding results. There’s no need for anethesia. No extended healing. The treatment is so subtle, you can generally apply makeup the very next day. What’s more, your skin will feel refreshed and look radiant!
Why Mill Creek Skin and Laser Center?Dr. Lin and our professional aestheticians are trained in the most advance techniques and the latest in medical cosmetics. We specialize in proven and highly effective non-surgical treatment options that will help you achieve the results you desire. Visit our warm and friendly facility and we will help guide you through the many treatment options for fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, acne, rosacea, scars, stretch marks or spider veins.
Is there any downtime?Peeling is spread over 3 – 5 days and skin is completely healed between 5 – 10 days, depending on the intensity of the peel
Is there a cure for Rosacea?Rosacea cannot be cured, but its symptoms can be reduced and its progression arrested through treatment and lifestyle modifications. Because it is a chronic disorder, research has found that sufferers usually must adhere to long-term medical therapy.
What treatments does Mill Creek Skin & Laser provide?
Glycolic Washes and Creams
Skin Care ProductsA gentle skin care routine can help control rosacea. Mill Creek Skin and Laser carries an assortment of skin care products specifically for rosacea and sensitive skin. We can create a personalized skin care regimen to help calm and soothe your symptoms, while helping to minimize future occurrences.
Rosacea and Sun ExposureSun exposure is the most common trigger of rosacea. At Mill Creek Skin and Laser, we’ve got you covered! We offer dermatologist recommended solar protection for sensitive skin types. These products are mineral based and free of dyes, fragrance and chemical sunscreen filters to minimize skin sensitivity. Complete light spectrum blocks with superb photoprotective performance.
Sun Spot Removal
What are sun spots?
Sun spots, age spots, “liver” spots – these are names for the small brown spots that sometimes appear on your face, hands, chest and other parts of your body, caused by photodamage, or sun exposure.
These solar lentigenes can emerge at any age and on any skin type, although people with light skin are most susceptible. Over time, the spots can darken or even grow to become unsightly “splotches.”
The best prevention, of course, is daily sunscreen. For those who haven’t been careful in the sun, lasers can help restore even skin tone
Laser is the treatment of choice
The energy of the laser safely targets the individual spots, gently breaking the pigment into tiny particles. You’ll notice the spot turning gray or white for a few minutes, a natural response of the skin as it absorbs the energy.
The spot will then turn darker and sloughs off completely within one to two weeks. At this point, lighter skin starts to blend in as it heals, promoting an even toned appearance.
For more aggressive treatment of advanced photodamage, a physician can change the settings of the laser. After this one-time procedure, the skin will appear slightly red, like sunburn, for a few days.
This more advanced treatment is appropriate for patients with light to medium skin tones and significant photodamage including large brown “sun spots,” an increased number of moderate wrinkles, and a ‘leathery’ texture.
The laser can also be used to treat deeper pigment problems, including melasma. Often called the ‘mask of pregnancy,’ melasma appears as a dark ‘stain’ on the skin and can be triggered by hormonal changes. Although doctors have yet to find a cure, a combination of laser treatment and skincare prescription products can manage the condition very well
How does this laser work?The high-speed light energy is released in a series of very fast (nanosecond) pulses, causing it to gently vibrate and shatter the targeted molecule deep within the skin. The additional benefits of this laser’s energy also targets the building blocks of healthy skin, stimulating new collagen growth to replenish the collagen we lose as we age.
Can the Q-Switch Laser help reduce scars caused by acne?The Q-Switch works very well to reduce the most common types of acne scarring. The laser’s energy stimulates collagen remodeling, and over time the acne scars are minimized or eliminated. Some physicians believe these lasers are also helpful in treating active acne by using the laser’s energy to reduce oil (sebum) production, a key factor in acne.
When will I see results from the Q-Switch laser treatment?Patients will feel a difference in the texture of their skin after the first treatment with the Q-Switch laser. Because collagen takes time to grow, you will continue to see improvement over the next weeks. After 4-6 sessions, you’ll notice a dramatic improvement, including smaller pores, more even tone, softer texture. Many patients choose to have monthly or quarterly touch-up sessions to maintain their results
Spider Veins Treatment
How does laser spider veins treatment work?The 1064-nm Nd: YAG laser pierces the skin and penetrates the superficial blood vessels. The heat generated from the laser coagulates the blood inside the vessels causing them to collapse and seal. Over the next few weeks, the vessels will disappear and all the blood will be removed by the body’s scavenging cells. Our laser treatments deliver a precise dosage of energy to each blood vessel without injuring any nearby structures.
Benefits of Laser Spider Veins Treatment vs. Sclerotherapy
Fewer Side Effects
No Needles or Incisions
Faster Treatment Sessions
How many treatments are required?Typically only one or two treatments are required and results can be seen in 3–4 weeks. Treatment time usually varies between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.
What causes spider veins?Red veins, blue veins or purple spider veins on the leg and face can be a result of sun exposure, use of oral contraception, hormone therapy, age or genetics.
Spider Veins vs. Varicose VeinsSpider veins are smaller and closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They are often red or blue in color and look like a tree branch or spider web with their short jagged lines. Spider veins can be found on both the legs and the face. They can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.
More Questions on Spider Veins Laser Treatment?You can schedule a free consultation with us first. When you come in, we will walk you through the spider vein removal process and answer any other questions
Stretch Mark Treatment
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Laser Stretch Mark TreatmentIn most cases, a series of treatments is required to completely remove stretch marks. The procedure is very safe with an extremely low incidence of side effects, all of which are temporary and minor.
Other TreatmentsWe also offer a variety of non-surgical alternatives for treating stretch marks. Popular and effective options include chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Like all non-surgical stretch mark treatments, these options are most effective on newer scars and find the treatment that works best for you.
What causes the stretch marks?Stretch marks, or striae, are a form of skin scarring associated with pregnancy, obesity, puberty, and short-term weight gain from bodybuilding and other physical activities. They form when the dermis – the middle layer of the skin that maintains shape and elasticity – is stretched more than it can tolerate. Connective fibers in the skin eventually break, disrupting collagen production and causing scarring. This scarring may be treatable only through stretch mark removal.
Learn More on Stretch Mark TreatmentNot sure about which stretch mark treatment might be the best for you? Don’t worry. You can schedule a free consultation with us so we can evaluate your situation
Ipl (Intense Pulsed Light) or Fotofacials Treats
Whisperng Laser Peel
Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Significantly Improve Skin Texture
Skin Care ProductsA gentle skin care routine can help control rosacea. Mill creek skin and laser carries an assortment of skin care products specifically for rosacea and sensitive skin. We can create a personalized skin care regimen to help calm and soothe your symptoms, while helping to minimize future occurrences.
Rosacea and Sun ExposureSun exposure is the most common trigger of rosacea. At mill creek skin and laser, we’ve got you covered! We offer dermatologist recommended solar protection for sensitive skin types. These products are mineral based and free of dyes, fragrance and chemical sunscreen filters to minimize skin sensitivity. Complete light spectrum blocks with superb photoprotective performance.
Skin Care Essentials
Improve the Tone, Texture and Clarity of Your Skin
Reduce or Eliminate Age Spots, Freckles, and Hyper-Pigmentation, Including Melasma
Soften Lines and Wrinkles
Clear Acne Skin Conditions, Reduce or Eliminate Acne Scars
Stimulate the Production of Collagen, for Firmer, More Youthful Skin
Dry or Patchy SkinOptions:
Dry, Patchy skin
Fine Line and Wrinkles
Sun Damaged Skin
Superficial Age Spots
Acne Prone Skin and Acne Scars
Blackheads and Whiteheads
Post Laser Blending
Certain Types of Stretch Marks
Certain Types of Scar Tis
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
No Recovery Time
Treats All Skin Types
Cosmetics / Makeup
Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Brush
Sheer, Easy to Apply Formula
Instant Uva/Uvb Protection
Available in Spf 30 and Spf 50
Easy Application with Self-Dispensing Brush
Light Foundation Coverage
Rated for Active Use for Men, Women and Children
Key Ingredient Levels Spf 30:
12% Micronized Zinc Oxide
12% Titanium Dioxide
Red Seaweed Extract- Vital Minerals to Help Firm and Balance Skin
90.00Signature FacialSignature facial with a european flare. All the classic steps done thoroughly and beautifully. Customized cleansing, exfoliation, treatment, mask, and hydration – to leave your skin glowing. Calming face, neck, shoulders and décolleté massage – to relax your spirit. Treatment time: 60 min
119.00Deep Pore Cleansing FacialProfessional strength acne treatment is scientifically formulated to improve skin clarity and reduce acne blemishes while soothing redness and inflammation. Also available for breakouts on the back and décolleté. Treatment time: 50 min
119.00Sensitive Skin Therapy FacialSoothe and neutralize rosacea-like redness and sensitive skin. Patented formulas feature unparalleled antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, instantly alleviate redness, and restore hydration, leaving your skin looking and feeling calm. Treatment time: 50 min
119.00Anti-Aging FacialRegain a youthful, luminescent glow with this luxurious, medically advanced dual-mask facial – the perfect remedy for anyone experiencing dry skin, loss of elasticity, dullness, and/or hormonal breakouts. Treatment time: 50 min
119.00Vitamin C FacialPopular facial for those experiencing sun damage and pigmentation. Murad’s patented infusion technology delivers pure vitamin c directly into the skin for maximum results. This antioxidant-rich treatment restores clarity, texture, elasticity, and firmness. Treatment time: 50 min
90.00Just for Men FacialA relaxing retreat. Customized treatments for the male face emphasize careful exfoliation for those with ingrown hairs or razor bumps on the beard and neck. For best results, we suggest that you do not shave the morning of the treatment. Treatment time: 50 min
35.00Brow and Lip
49.00Brow, Lip and Chin
40.00Tinting Brow and Lash
Flattering Your Facial Shape
Balancing Your Features
Framing Your Eyes
25.00Eyebrow Shaping (Tweeze and Trim)
20.00Eyebrow Shaping (Wax)
Natural Appearance Is the KeyDiscovering the best shape for your eyebrows without sacrificing their natural appearance is what you want to accomplish when shaping your brows. Pencil thin or overly bushy eyebrows are dated looks that can be distracting rather than enhancing.
Shape to Define the EyesJust as the shape of a mustache can drastically change the appearance of a man’s face, the shape of the eyebrows affects the appearance of the eyes. In many ways, the overall appearance of the eye area is defined by the arch, length, and thickness of the eyebrow.