Laser Services


Founded in 1991, formerly known as Palomar  Medical Technologies, Inc. produced the world’s most advanced laser and pulsed light systems for aesthetic applications such as: permanent hair reduction, fractional ablative and non-ablative skin resurfacing, Photofacials for pigmented and vascular lesions, and acne treatments.  Recognized worldwide as the new Gold Standard in laser and pulsed light technology , Cynosure’s systems offers exceptional versatility, efficacy, ease of use, and patient comfort and safety. To learn more visit www.cynosure

At Sonoma Medi-Spa we proudly use the Cynosure StarLux 500 system featuring the 1540 non-ablative skin resurfacing, the MAX-G for Photofacials and vascular lesions, and the MAX-R hand piece for hair reduction,  The Cynosure 1540™ Fractional Laser handpiece delivers light in an array of narrow, focused “microbeams”, to create columns of coagulation (heat) within the skin. The heated tissue within the columns initiates a natural healing process that forms new, healthy tissue. This results in a fresher, more youthful skin tone and texture. StarLux Fractional treatments can be applied to most areas of the body, including the face, chest, arms and hands.

Fractional Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing requires little to no downtime, providing outstanding results for hard-working, “on the go” patients.

The Cynosure 1540 fractional Infrared Handpiece delivers infrared light deep into the dermis. This light causes soft tissue coagulation which leads to remodeling of the collagen within the dermis. The remodeled collagen results in overall skin tightening.

Photofacials   and  Photo-rejuvenation for Pigmented and Vascular Lesions

The MAX-G pulsed light handpiece clears vascular and pigmented lesions with high efficacy and superior patient comfort. Our photo-rejuvenation process uses the optimal wavelength of light to clear vascular and pigmented lesions by targeting hemoglobin (for vascular lesions) and melanin (for pigmented lesions). Specially filtered bands of light target the melanin in pigmented lesions, where the light is converted into heat. This heating selectively destroys the pigmented lesion, which is sloughed away, clearing the lesion within two weeks. Our process can remove damage caused by years of sun exposure and minimize the effects of aging. Photo-rejuvenation is effective on the face, arms, chest, and other large body areas, with no patient downtime.

laser Hair Reduction WITH THE MAX-R HANDPIECE

The Cynosure hair removal handpiece called the MAX-R, emits pulses of light into the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles and converted to heat. The heat then loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair. At any given time, some of your hair is not in a phase of active growth. Therefore you will need more than one treatment to affect the growth of all your unwanted hair.  This laser platform is one of the MOST effective Laser Hair Reduction platforms on the market today!!  

Always make sure you have a detailed consultation before any laser treatment or procedure.  Individuals who are contraindicated and not suitable for laser treatments include: anyone on antibiotics, anyone with epilepsy or seizure disorders, individuals with Lupus, MS, or who are currently taking Accutane, or who have taken Accutane within the past six months, anyone currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, and individuals suffering from Hirsutism, or suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.