Dr. Holden is a Laser Expert in Scottsdale
Our skin changes as we age because of many factors - sun exposure, pigmentation, genetics, smoking, diet, hormones, acne, stress, illness and even our facial expressions. Over time, this combination can lead to thinning (less collagen), formation of fine wrinkles, deep lines (creases), sun spots, skin cancer, loss of elasticity, uneven skin tone, scarring and patches of different pigmentation. To make it all simpler to understand, we use the broad terms of skin quality (thickness and elasticity), pigmentation (brown spots) and texture (deep lines, fine wrinkles and scars) to describe our goals.
Over the years, many methods to improve skin quality, pigment and texture have been tried, some of which still have uses today. But, these treatments all had very long recovery times, were unpredictable and had limited results. The good news is that in the last two decades, lasers have been brought into the field of cosmetic skin care, and have revolutionized our ability to bring youthful, even-toned, smooth results with a high degree of predictability, less "down time" and beautiful results.
Dr. Holden worked in the prestigious Beckman Laser Institute in Irvine, California for several years performing research on the medical and cosmetic applications of lasers. He has experience with virtually every variety of laser and participates in academic discussion groups leading new development. Based on his experience, he has chosen the most advanced skin resurfacing technology with a proven track record for achieving the best results: The Lumenis Encore Ultrapulse Laser System.
This system combines resurfacing options and fractional treatments in a variety of ways that are matched to the skin type and condition treated. A versatile laser and experienced surgeon like Dr. Holden are essential to make certain the right settings and technique are tailored to your needs. This system includes the PigmentFx, ActiveFx, DeepFx, TotalFx and MaxFx systems through its unique bridge therapy technology.
With this system, Dr. Holden can treat:
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Prominent pores
- Patchy or freckling pigmentation
- Acne scarring
- Deep lines or creases including those around the lips, mouth and forehead
- Pregnancy or Hormonal Pigmentation
- Loose or crepe-like eyelid skin
- Thinning skin
- Irregular skin or scars from surgery
- Uneven skin tone
- Loss of elasticity or sagging skin
Dr. Holden performs all laser procedures in his custom laser suite, located in his office in Scottsdale, Arizona. This provides a controlled environment with state-of-the-art technology to ensure the maximum comfort, safety, quality of treatment and privacy for each patient. Each patient is given comprehensive care instructions and self-care kits so that no additional supplies are necessary during recovery. The technology employed by Dr. Holden is so advanced that it is not available through a spa or nurse - It must be administered by a fully trained and licensed physician.
The recovery for each patient depends upon the goals and chosen treatments. On average, patients can return to wearing a light, water-based makeup within 5-7 days of treatment. Laser skin resurfacing procedures are usually performed using topical anesthetic cream in conjunction with either local nerve blockade or brief IV sedation performed by an anesthesiologist. In either case, it takes less than an hour and Dr. Holden goes out of his way to make certain you have the least amount of discomfort.
Dr. Holden will take time to analyze your skin, discuss your goals and give you an honest, personalized plan to improve your skin quality, pigmentation and texture. Call or email his office to arrange your personal meeting with Dr. Holden.