Lasers usually dredge up images of sci-fi battle scenes, but they also can be used for beauty enhancement. At Laser One Spa (4241 Veteran's Memorial Blvd., Suite 12, Metairie, 302-7465; www.laseronespa.com), laser light energy and radio frequencies are used to even skin tones, smooth wrinkles and lessen the appearance of cellulite.
Billed as the most advanced laser spa on the Gulf Coast, Laser One offers a wide range of nonsurgical treatments to turn back the hands of time. A VelaShape treatment, a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction, uses lasers to heat targeted tissue and stimulate the production of collagen, smoothing the appearance of cellulite.
The Triniti skin series includes color correction, wrinkle treatment and skin tightening. The Spa also provides the option of injectable treatments such as Botox, Restylane and Juvederm to minimize the appearance of lines.
Most of the laser therapies require more than one treatment, but results sometimes can be visible after the first visit. One of the benefits of this technology is that it eliminates most of the recovery time needed after traditional plastic surgery.
Owner Dr. Jose Veras-Pola says Laser One strives to be a rejuvenating place that caters to the needs of individual clients.
"We didn't want it to feel like the typical medical environment," he says. "We want it to feel like a spa and for people to be relaxed."