Your commitment to living a healthy, active and satisfying life by losing weight is cause for celebration. Yet you may find that even with significant weight loss, there are still some aspects of your appearance that you want to improve. Located in Cypress, Houston, TX, board certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew St. Laurent now offers laser treatments to men and women in The Woodlands and Houston area to help them look and feel great about every part of their face and body.
What Are Laser Treatments?
Northwest EndoSurgical offers two types of laser treatments. Both treatments use advanced laser technology to address cosmetic concerns of the face, body, and skin. The first, Icon™ Laser, is specially designed to reduce lines and wrinkles, treat spider veins and uneven pigment, correct stretch marks and even remove unwanted body hair. The second laser system is SmartLipo®, an advanced laser-based liposuction system designed to remove stubborn pockets of fat.
Benefits of Laser Treatments
Laser treatments give patients an alternative to surgery, as well as safely and effectively treat many cosmetic concerns that cannot be repaired through surgery. Both Icon™ Laser and SmartLipo® require minimal downtime, and the results are long-lasting.
How Are Laser Treatments Performed?
The Icon™ Laser and SmartLipo® address two different cosmetic concerns. As such, the procedures are unique to each system and aesthetic goal. The Icon™ Laser treatment is completely non-invasive. The laser energy targets wrinkles, lines, stretch marks and other skin flaws, as well as unwanted body hair. SmartLipo® is a minimally-invasive body contouring treatment that removes stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. To learn more about each of these laser treatments, please visit the link below.
Preparing for Laser Treatments
Icon™ Laser treatments require no special preparation. For SmartLipo® laser treatments, you may need to have someone stay with you for up to three days after the procedure. Dr. St. Laurent may also order bloodwork and other diagnostic tests to ensure that laser treatments are right for you.
Laser Treatment Recovery
Recovery from laser treatments varies based on the patient, extent of procedure and type of laser treatment. Icon™ Laser treatments require no downtime. Because SmartLipo® treatments are minimally invasive, patients experience some mild discomfort, swelling and bruising after the procedure.
How Much Do Laser Treatments Cost?
The cost of laser treatments varies based on the extent of correction, type of treatment and other considerations. Laser treatments are not covered by medical insurance, so you are responsible for the cost of your laser treatments. We accept payments by personal check, cash, and major credit cards. If you are interested in affordable monthly payments for your laser treatments, you may qualify for financing through CareCredit® and American Healthcare Lending®.
Are Laser Treatments Right For Me?
Laser treatments are considered safe for most people, but Dr. St. Laurent will determine if you are a good candidate for laser treatments during your consultation. In general, patients should be in good general health. Icon™ Laser treatments are safe for most skin types. For SmartLipo®, Dr. St. Laurent requires that patients be close to an ideal body weight.
Why Choose Dr. St. Laurent For Laser Treatments?
With more than 17 years of experience as a bariatric surgeon, Dr. St. Laurent understand how hard you work for your weight loss. He also recognizes that the last remaining signs of your obesity, such as stretch marks and fatty deposits, keep you from feeling a complete sense of achievement. Dr. St. Laurent takes a personal interest in helping you feel proud of your body and appearance by offering laser treatments.
What To Expect During Your Laser Treatment Consultation
The first part of your consultation for laser treatments is a candid discussion about what you are unhappy about regarding your appearance. Dr. St. Laurent then performs a thorough physical examination to determine if laser treatments are right for you. He speaks openly and honestly about the outcomes of the treatments.
Dr. St. Laurent is a board certified general surgeon who is recognized by his patients and peers in The Woodlands and Houston-area for his unique and accepting approach to obesity treatment. He offers laser treatments to his patients to further improve their self-confidence after massive weight loss. To learn how laser treatments can help you, contact our Cypress office to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. St. Laurent.
*Individual results may vary