Skin & Spa

Hair Removal

Losing your hair never looked so good.

Photoepilation or hair removal using AFT Laser or light, has gained dramatic popularity over the past several years. Excellent clinical results, as well as success for many practices have contributed greatly to the sensation of this amazing procedure.

While many methods can eliminate unwanted hair, very few can eliminate hair re-growth while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. And photoepilation is quickly becoming the most popular.

How it works

AFT lasers and light sources use the principle of selective absorption of light to eliminate hair and its potential re-growth without damaging the surrounding skin. During a treatment, light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair shaft. This absorption raises the temperature of the hair follicle and thermally destroys the cells responsible for re-growth. The attributes of the light (wavelength, pulse duration and power) are chosen to ensure disabling of these cells and not affecting the rest of the skin. PCA offers this quick, gentle and effective way to remove hair.

Skin Rejuvenation

You do your hair. You do your nails. Shouldn’t you do your skin?

The popularity of aesthetic procedures that aim to turn back the clock is skyrocketing. Brown spots, broken capillaries and other fallout from sun damaged skin are easy targets for our equipment that uses broadband light to repair these defects through a process called photo-rejuvenation. Additionally, facial wrinkles can now be treated quickly and gently, contributing to a much youthful appearance.

Using relatively low-energy, short pulsed broadband light, imperfections such as erythema of rosacea, superficial telangiectasia, dyschromia, age spots, enlarges pores ands other discolored signs of aging can be gently heated and eliminated, gently replaced by newer, younger looking skin. Using light energy to heat the skin’s microvasculature and provide dermal heating that stimulates growth of new collagen, facial wrinkles can be eliminated easily.

Treat your skin

Patients prefer AFT treatments because:

The results are immediate and improve with successive treatments.
Each treatment is gentle and allows them to continue all routine activities.
Treatments can be done during a lunch hour. Most people will notice no signs of treatment, just a gradual improvement in the skin’s appearance!

Vascular Lesions and Spider Veins

The New Dawn in the Treatment of Vascular Lesion

Some vascular lesions are visible at birth, while others develop as a person ages. Chances are, either type can be treated using light therapy.

In accordance with the principle of selective photo-thermolysis, blood vessels in these lesions can be selectively heated and cleared, without effecting surrounding, healthy tissues. In the mid 1980’s, physicians began using light to treat port wine stains. Many recipients considered it a miracle of modern medicine.

Twenty years later, the technology has advanced significantly, and it is now capable of clearing or improving nearly any vascular lesion, including:

Broken Capillaries
Spider Veins

Acne Clearance

Acne is a condition characterized by obstructed sebaceous glands, pimples, and sometimes deeper cysts or nodules that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Acne begins in adolescence and usually affects most teenagers at some time. However, adults too, can suffer with acne. When severe, acne can often result in scarring. Even less severe cases can lead to scarring, if not properly treated. The most common form of acne is called acne vulgaris and is characterized by inflammatory lesions (pimples). Until recently, patients with persistent acne have been treated with only topical or sometimes systemic antibiotics. Recent studies have demonstrated however that certain discrete light spectra can trigger endogenic porphyrins that naturally destroy P. acnes bacteria, in just a fraction of the time it typically takes for antibiotics to work!

Improve skin in 6 weeks

PCA’s AFT treatments for acne are safe and involve no side effects or patient discomfort.
Patients see results right away with most patients achieving 80% clearance in just six weeks.
PCA’s AFT treatment uses a higher concentration of similar wavelengths, delivered only to the infected areas. While the dose is similar, the treatment is much faster.

Spa Services

Microdermabrasion: A technique to exfoliate, hydrate, retexture and stimulate collagen. Remarkable improvement for repairing sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, acne and acne scarring.
Chemical Peels (soon to be available).
European Facial: A complete and personalized deep pore cleansing. This is a 5-step process that allows the skin to be treated without irritation. The plant and flower extracts used in this treatment will leave your skin feeling re-enlivened and rosy without unsightly marks.
Botanically based Yonka skin care products, as seen in In-Style, Cosmo, Elle, Allure, Fitness, and Marie Claire magazines.
Clinical grade Obagi Skin care system is also available by prescription.