Combine, Conquer & Correct!
MOXI™ & BroadBand Light™ (BBL™ ) — featuring Forever Body BBL+™ and Forever Young BBL™ two advanced skin treatments that pair perfectly for dramatic results with little to no downtime.
Moxi is designed to deliver dramatic tonal and textural improvements to your face with little to no downtime, as it features a gentle non-ablative laser that corrects pigmentation issues.
BroadBand Light (BBL) HERO features the improved Forever Young+ BBL™ now with even better results, and Forever Body BBL™, provides a variety of versatile solutions to treat a broad range of conditions anywhere on the body.
Together, these two treatments pack a synergistic punch of skin renewal for skin renewal and radiance with ease.
- Large area treatments in minutes. No Downtime.
- Comfortable treatments well tolerated, with or without anesthetic cream.
- SIMPLE post care, stay out of the sun, wear sunscreen.
- 24 hours post treatment makeup can be applied.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Moxi and BBL such a special pairing?
Moxi delivers fractionated laser energy to create micro-coagulation zones which the body then repairs, replacing damaged cells with fresh new ones. Moxi is designed to provide tonal and textural improvements to your face with low downtime, resulting in skin renewal.
BBL uses the power of light to target the pigment within the skin — but not just any light. It uses the world’s most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL), called BBL HERO. It is the fastest way to treat pigment, sun damage and troublesome age spots anywhere on your body.
Together, these two treatments provide total body skin revitalization within minutes, and with little to no downtime.
How comfortable is the Moxi and BBL combination treatment?
Both Moxi and BBL are well tolerated treatments. With Moxi, your provider may apply cooling air and a numbing cream to your face. BBL is fast with minimal to no discomfort, thanks to its advanced technology.
What is the post care?
Since both treatments revitalize skin without breaking the surface, your post care regimen is simple: wear a moisturizing physical sunscreen and stay out of the sun. You may wear makeup 24 hours after your treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
This will depend on your treatment goals and the level of correction desired. Most patients receive 3-4 corrective Moxi treatments and 1-2 BBL treatments, then often sign up for regular maintenance treatments. Talk to your practitioner about your goals and they can advise you on the best treatment regimen.
Win the battle against visible signs of aging and enjoy more EVENLY TONED, RADIANT SKIN from head to toe.
Acne Scars in Largo, FL
Acne scar reduction is a non-invasive, advanced approach to acne scar treatment that offers excellent results with minimal discomfort and downtime. It uses powerful fractional laser technology to reduce the look of your acne scars without harming the surrounding skin. In just a few fast, easy treatment sessions, Acne scars are much less visible, leaving behind smoother, more attractive skin.
Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin.
What do I need to know?
There are two main types of acne scars:
- Hypertrophic or keloid scarring. These scars are caused when the body produces too much collagen as acne wounds heal, resulting in a mass of raised tissue on the skin’s surface.
- Atrophic or depressed scarring. These scars develop when there is a loss of tissue. There are two common types of atrophic scarring. “Icepick” scars are usually small, yet obvious holes in the skin. “Boxcar” scars are depressed areas, usually round or oval in shape with steeply angled sides, similar to chickenpox scars.
Does it hurt?
Most people feel minimal discomfort during the laser procedure. An in house topical numbing agent can be applied 1 hour before treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people need 4 to 6 treatment sessions for optimal results.
Icon Fractional Resurfacing
Wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, pigment, and scars on your body can have you feeling less confident. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a safe, easy, and effective way to remove and greatly reduce the appearance of these types of unwanted blemishes on the body.
How does it work?
Lasers deliver light to the skin, causing the cells to release proteins that stimulate new collagen and generate elastin. The laser tricks the skin into thinking it is injured, which evokes the response of fresh skin growth, much like when you get a small papercut. The new healthy tissue is formed over the wrinkles, scars, etc., leaving you looking and feeling your best.
Areas treated typically include face, neck, breasts, hips, buttocks, and thighs, and well as scars anywhere on the body.
The procedure is performed in our office, allowing you to return to all normal activities within the day. The procedure takes under 15 minutes for the face and under 30 minutes for other areas of the body, such as the hips and chest.
Our treatment will be personally tailored to your skin type and desired goals. With great results and a quick recovery time, laser skin resurfacing ensures you can get back to your normal activities immediately.
If you’re interested in brighter, more fresh and youthful skin, give us a call today at (727) 518-1000.
IPL Rejuvenation in Largo, FL
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photo Rejuvenation is an innovative way to quickly, safely and comfortably remove sun and age spots from your face, chest, arms, and hands, without gel or anesthetic cream. The signs of sun damage will flake off after one or two treatments, leaving clear, younger looking skin.
The IPL Photo Rejuvenation Difference
We have a pulsed light system that is exceptionally effective at treating pigmentation at a much more comfortable energy level. There is no need to apply anesthetic gel or cream beforehand, and you can realize superior results in just one or two treatments.
What areas can be treated?
Virtually any part of your body with sun and age spots or freckles can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders, and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Both discrete spots and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to treatment.
What does the treatment do?
The visible light delivered is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented cells that causes the therapeutic effect.
Is it true that I’ll need to arrive an hour early to apply a numbing cream?
No. Unlike other systems, our system requires no anesthetic creams or gels before treatment. Gel is messy, time consuming, and uncomfortable. IPL Photo Rejuvenation is the next generation in pulsed light treatments. No gel!
What do treatments feel like?
When the handpiece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation.
How long will the treatment take?
The actual treatment will only take a few minutes. And, since there is no need to apply gel or any topical anesthetic, your total appointment time can easily fit into your lunch hour.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, one or two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots or for densely covered areas.
What happens after the treatment and are there any side effects?
Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
Will the spots reappear over time?
No. New spots may appear. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots.
Can all of my spots be treated this way?
Spots formed by sun exposure can effectively be treated. There are, however, other types of pigmented lesions, such as birthmarks and moles. Consult with your medical professional to identify the spots most likely to respond well to IPL Photo Rejuvenation.
Nail Fungus Removal in Largo, FL
The most common cause of yellowing and brittle nails is a fungal infection. Current statistics show that over 35 million Americans have fungal nail infections. Nail Fungus laser treatment offers a new alternative to oral medication, which carries a risk of liver damage, and a nail lacquer, which has poor efficacy.
How Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment Works
When undergoing a laser toenail fungus treatment, the physician will apply a directed focused light source on to a toe that is infected. The laser toenail fungus treatment will target the fungal infection in the toenail and the area below called the toenail matrix. Laser toenail fungus treatment will destroy the fungal infection and should be relatively painless because the toenail is dead cells. The specific wavelength of the laser toenail fungus treatment targets only the living fungi. Laser toenail fungus treatment is not a cure. A fungal infection is fungus living in cracks and pores of your toenail. If a lifestyle change is not made (throw your old shoes out) the fungi will return to the nails. Therefore, laser toenail fungal treatment is part of an overall protocol which a physician will prescribe. This could include topical medicine or changes to your lifestyle.
How Does The Nail Fungus Laser Work?
A laser works by shining a laser beam into an infected nail. Fungus is eradicated with heat generated by the laser. The laser penetrates the toenail and vaporizes fungus embedded in the nail bed and nail plate where toenail fungus exists.
How Soon Will I See Improvement to My Nails After Treatment with A Laser?
A nail will replace itself every 6 to 9 months through natural growth. Healthy new growth will be visible within the first 3 months as the nail replaces the old.
Is Nail Fungus Contagious?
Yes, it can be. The organisms can sometimes spread from one person to another because these critters can live where the air is often moist and people’s feet are bare. This can happen in places like shower stalls, bathrooms, or locker rooms or it can be passed around on a nail file or emery board. So, don’t share them. Nail fungus may also spread from one of your nails to other nails.
Scar Reduction in Largo, FL
Free yourself from worrying about your scars with laser scar removal.
Many of us have a scar that we would like removed. Scars can be caused from a surgical operation, acne, skin grafting or from an injury to the skin. These scars can be effectively treated reducing redness and their appearance.
Dr. K’s Med Spa has the first and only fractional laser that is FDA approved and clinically proven to improve the appearance of scars.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Scar Removal?
- Dramatically improves the appearance of scars
- Anesthesia usually not required
- Eliminates risk of infection
- Minimally invasive
- Little or no pain during procedure
- Little to no recovery time
Benefits of Laser Scar Treatment
Remarkably, scars will have a noticeable decrease in appearance with even a single laser scar treatment, and the results are permanent. It reduces the size and appearance of large surgical scars, as well as disturbing acne scars. The laser scar treatment also treats unwanted wrinkles, fine lines, and visible sun damage, while improving the tone of the skin and bringing back that youthful, healthy glow.
Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
Laser scar treatment works on any skin type, including very light and very dark skin. Consultations are recommended.
How many treatments will i need?
Most people need three to five treatment sessions for optimum results.
How long does it take?
The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment at area.
How Quickly will I recover?
People typically resume their regular activities immediately following the treatment session.
Are there any side effects?
Typical side effects include a temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site, which should last only a few days.
Skin Rejuvenation in Largo, FL
Skin rejuvenation helps your skin look better by boosting collagen and elastin production. At Dr. K’s Med Spa in Largo, Florida, the expert aesthetic team offers CynosureⓇ Icon™ laser treatments to renew the look of your complexion. If you want to learn more about how you can restore a younger, brighter look with skin rejuvenation, call the office or book an appointment online today.
What is skin rejuvenation?
Skin rejuvenation improves the overall appearance of your skin. With Icon laser treatments, you experience skin tightening that reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Plus, the laser brightens your complexion, dulling discolorations from age or sun exposure.
How does the Icon laser rejuvenate my skin?
The Icon laser uses optimized light technology. This sends gentle pulses of light energy to unwanted areas of pigment and blood vessels, smoothing out your skin’s coloration and texture.
The gentle laser energy strengthens skin structures that weaken with age to create a firmer, less wrinkled appearance. Dull skin caused by a buildup of dead skin cells and clogged pores can also be erased with Icon laser rejuvenation.
What skin imperfections can the Icon laser address?
If you have complaints about the general look of your complexion, Icon skin rejuvenation can help. Consult Dr. Ks Med Spa for issues such as:
- Age spots
- Spider veins
Skin rejuvenation also treats fine lines and wrinkles, dull appearance, and loss of tone.
How many skin rejuvenation treatments will I need?
You’ll notice results after just one or two 30-minute treatments. The aesthetic team at Dr. K’s Med Spa develops a customized plan for you, and, in many cases, they recommend several sessions for optimal results.
Is the Icon laser painful?
During an Icon laser treatment, you may feel mild heat and cooling. The sensation of the laser hitting your skin is like that of the snapping of a rubber band. Most people tolerate the treatment quite well.
Does the Icon laser have side effects?
Right after your session at Dr. K’s Med Spa, your skin may feel warm and be slightly pink or reddish in color.
You may have some redness and swelling that lasts for a few days following treatment. The effects are similar to a mild sunburn.
You can resume your normal activities right after your treatment, but don’t plan any big events as the redness and swelling may make you feel self-conscious.
Stretch Mark Reduction in Largo, FL
Unwanted stretch marks are something millions of people have, and not one person wants them. The Palomar Icon is the first FDA-cleared-machine proven to effectively reduce the appearance of stretch marks, to give you back the natural-looking skin you’ve been dreaming of.
Reduce the appearance of stretch marks for more beautiful, touchable skin.
WHAT ARE STRETCH MARKS?
Stretch marks (also called striae distensae, SD, striae, striae atrophicans, striae gravidarum) are considered to be dermal scars or disfiguring lesions, characterized by flattening and atrophy (wasting or degeneration) of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin).
Stretch marks are distinguished by linear, smooth bands on the skin that, depending on skin color, can appear as red or purple that fade over time to leave silvery pale marks.3,10,34
Stretch marks are long, narrow streaks that are visible on the skin’s surface and are the result of a sudden stretching of the skin.
Occurring in 40-90% of women, stretch marks appear following rapid repeated over-stretching of the skin over weak connective tissue.
The most common areas affected are the:
Skin changes are a frequent feature in pregnancy with stretch marks occurring in over 70% of pregnant women, most commonly after 25 weeks of gestation.
While not medically dangerous, aesthetically, the marks can be a great cause of concern and anxiety for many women, impacting on their quality of life. They can be disfiguring, causing emotional and psychological distress during the latter stages of pregnancy when they are most prominent, and in the postnatal period where they appear pale.
This therapeutically-challenging form of dermal scarring tends to occur during:
- Rapid weight gain
- Numerous medical conditions
- And following therapeutic interventions
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing works to repair the tears and scar tissue of stretch marks, as well as to fade their color. There is no perfect treatment for stretch marks that will completely remove all marks. With Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing for stretch marks, you can expect to see a 50-75% improvement over 3-5 sessions spaced every 2 months, with full results 3-4 months after the last treatment.
THE LASER SKIN RESURFACING DIFFERENCE
The damaged skin of stretch marks lacks the underlying structure that provides strength and support for the rest of your skin. There are many ways to work towards rebuilding that structure, most of which involve replacing collagen, a bouncy protein that helps serve as a scaffolding for other proteins in your skin’s structure. Many treatments work by stimulating your body to increase collagen production, including skin care products, dermal fillers, and many types of lasers. Skin care products are the least effective of these treatments, and most patients do not find adequate results from using these products alone. Dermal fillers are not a good solution for stretch marks as they create volume, which stretch marks rarely need replaced. Chemical peels and other exfoliation techniques work to remove layers of skin, which is the opposite result you want for stretch marks. Laser is the only treatment which will help to rebuild the missing underlying structure in any substantial way.
How does Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF for Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment of Stretch Marks work?
Fractional Skin Resurfacing works by creating precisely controlled micro-damage to the tissue, which causes your body to replace that tissue with new skin tissue and new collagen. The Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF provides a more controlled form of micro-damage than other lasers on the market, causing less damage to the surrounding tissues, and therefore less redness, and shorter healing times than other lasers. The control that the individual user has with the Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF allows us to provide treatment for a wider range of skin types and concerns.
Warts are noncancerous growths that appear on the skin of patients who are infected with one of the many strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). The HPV virus triggers unnecessary new cell growth which makes the outer layer of the patient’s skin become thicker, resulting in a wart.
Warts are most likely to grow on patients’ hands and feet, but they can grow on any part of the body and can spread via skin-to-skin contact. People with open wounds and cuts are prone to an HPV infection if left untreated, and are the most susceptible for an affected area to develop into a wart. The treatment of warts varies from dermatologist to dermatologist. Most warts are physically harmless but can be cosmetically unappealing, embarrassing, and occasionally painful if poked or disturbed.
Merely waiting for a wart to go away may result in the wart getting bigger or risking the chance of giving it to someone else. There is no cure for HPV, so even if the warts are removed, the virus may still be in your body. In any case, if you have a wart, we recommend removing it.
Common treatments for wart removal include:
- Cryosurgery: We apply liquid nitrogen to the wart to freeze the tissue. Later, the warts and frozen skin will blister, crust, and naturally fall off.
- Cantharidin: This method involves applying medicine to the wart which causes a blister underneath the wart. After a short period, the blister dries, and the wart will come off along with the blistered skin.
- Scalpel removal: We use a scalpel to cut away the wart and surrounding tissue and stitch you up, but you may be left with a small scar depending on the size of the wart.
All of these wart removal procedures can be done in our office with the use of numbing cream or local anesthetic to dull any pain. For more information on warts or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (727) 518-1000.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN LARGO, FL
If you’re tired of shaving every day or embarrassed by unwanted face or back hair, you’ll love easy laser hair removal at Dr. K’s Med Spa in Largo, Florida. The experienced team of aesthetic specialists provides painless Vectus® laser hair removal to men and women in the Tampa Bay area. Call the area’s premier medical spa or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment today.
WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Laser hair removal is a pain-free method to eliminate unwanted hair that uses intense heat and light to make your hair follicles die. Rapid pulses of light target multiple hair follicles at one time. Dying hair follicles struggle to regrow hair, and with several treatments at Dr. K’s Med Spa in quick succession, you may get permanent results.
The Vectus laser features a large spot size, so more hair can be treated at once. This makes your session fast and effective, without sacrificing your comfort.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREAT?
Practically anywhere on your body is eligible for laser hair removal. Common areas for hair removal include your:
- Upper lip
At Dr. K’s Med Spa, aesthetic specialists also remove hair around sensitive spots like your bikini line or areolas.
DOES VECTUS LASER HAIR REMOVAL HURT?
Your skilled aesthetic specialist at Dr. K’s Med Spa moves the Vectus handheld laser continuously across your back, legs, lip, thighs, chest, or ears, depending on the areas being treated, and the light pulses intermittently.
You may feel a sting when it’s on, but it’s so mild that you won’t need numbing cream or anesthetic. Your skin may get warm to the touch, but it too is well tolerated and quickly cools down. Vectus features Advanced Contact Cooling™ to help protect your outer layer of skin and keep you comfortable throughout your treatment.
IS VECTUS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PERMANENT?
You can expect longlasting, possibly permanent results with the Vectus laser. Unlike creams or shaving, laser removal causes your hair follicles to stop performing. For the very best results, you’ll need to up to 12 treatments. In addition, your skin type and color may necessitate additional treatments.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL COMPARED TO ELECTROLYSIS?
Electrolysis takes up much more of your time because it works on one hair at a time. Laser hair removal covers far more territory, treating wide swaths of hair and follicles at one time, and is much faster as a result.
Vectus features the largest spot size and most uniform beam available on the market, so there’s a reduced need for multiple passes over areas being treated.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS WITH VECTUS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Similar to a sunburn, your skin might get red and swell slightly, but it dissipates quickly, usually within a few hours or by the following day. When you meet with the aesthetic team at Dr. K’s Med Spa, they’ll outline all the benefits and risks of the procedure.