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Understanding Technical Terms Used to Describe Laser Therapies to Rejuvenate Skin at Naples Medspa

Understanding Technical Terms Used to Describe Laser Therapies to Rejuvenate Skin at Naples Medspa

High-tech has become commonplace in just about every sphere of our lives, including medical spas, where laser technologies are increasingly used for a variety of rejuvenation treatments. New technologies often sound complicated and many are introduced with terminology that may not be familiar and could be confusing. Case in point — laser therapies may use dozens of technical terms to describe the technology’s components, as well as the specific operations and actions of the machinery.    

Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa has readily adopted the use of laser therapies to repair skin damage, stimulate collagen formation, remove unwanted hair, diminish the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes, improve skin tone and texture, and otherwise rejuvenate the look of your skin. Our laser therapy techniques include equipment and processes that are described with technical jargon, but we believe that our clients should primarily concern themselves with terminology that specifically describes the laser’s distinct action to their skin.        

What do “Ablative” and “Non-Ablative” Mean?

In particular, we believe that Tru Glō Medspa clients should understand the difference between ablative and non-ablative laser treatments, because our laser therapies provide one or the other, and in some cases, both. In fact, “ablative” isn’t a technology term per se, but rather terminology that has been adopted for use by a specific technological tool—i.e., lasers used for skin conditioning. Related technical terms that you’ll want to familiarize yourself include “hybrid fractional laser” and “laser lipolysis.”

Simply put, ablative describes the skin resurfacing action of lasers that work by removing outer layers of skin to reveal the smoother, newer-looking skin below. Ablative laser therapies are typically used to address deeper-set wrinkles, scarring, and skin discoloration. Ablative laser therapies used by Tru Glō Medspa include:

Sciton Porfractional™

Micro Laser Peel™


Non-ablative laser therapies heat up the underlying layers of skin to stimulate collagen production and elastin regrowth without damaging the upper skin layer. These treatments help tighten skin, improve skin elasticity, and enhance suppleness and texture. Tru Glō Medspa offers its clients PrecisionTx®, a non-ablative laser treatment that helps enhance the look of the jawline and neck.

Some Combine Ablative with Non-Ablative Laser Wavelengths

Some laser technologies operate on both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to both resurface outer skin layers and stimulate collagen growth and tissue healing in the deeper skin layers. Also known as “hybrid fractional laser technology,” associated therapies typically combine the two treatments in one session, though some work by conducting one after the other. Hybrid fractional laser therapies used by Tru Glō Medspa include:

Sciton Halo™

Alma SopranoXL

Laser Lipolysis Technically Non-Ablative but More Powerful

Another technical term you should familiarize yourself with is laser lipolysis. While technically considered non-ablative, laser lipolysis is slightly more invasive than non-ablative laser treatments because it actually breaks up tissues beneath the skin—that is, fat deposits beneath and within the skin. The treatment also spurs collagen formation and related skin tightening.

Contact Tru Glō Medspa to Schedule Your Light Therapy Session

If you would like to learn more about Tru Glō Medspa’s innovative laser therapies and how they can help rejuvenate your skin and/or treat specific conditions, contact us today through our website’s contact page, or by calling 239-919-7009. We offer a broad range of therapies and treatments at our Naples, Florida medical spa that will leave your skin looking and feeling fresh, glowing, and more youthful.

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Our Naples Medical Spa Reviews

Amazing Experience!

I love TruGlo Med Spa! Always an amazing experience! Highly recommend to all my friends!

Jane L

The Best Ever!

I had the best experience ever at a MedSpa! From Lauren the spa coordinator to Veronica who did the best hydra facial I have ever had! She is outstanding! Beautiful experience and can’t thank you enough!

Dale C

Absolutely Amazing!

I’m very pleased and satisfied with Dalna! She is absolutely amazing and sweet. She goes out of her way to ensure she exceeds your expectations. I highly recommend you to trust your skin improvements with her.
Yari B

Always Polite & Friendly!

Love this place! Caring and knowledgeable staff… always polite and friendly. Iryna did my permanent eyebrow makeup. The shape is wonderful, she is a perfectionist. GO THERE, YOU’LL LOVE IT!

Irene C

Friendly Staff

Friendly staff and great massage and facials, I recommend everyone to try them:)

Doris W

Amazing & Friendly

I’ve been going to Maddy for a couple years now, she has done my facials and my laser hair removal. She amazing, friendly and knows her skin care!

Kimberly M

Incredible Job

First time ever receiving a hydro facial. Dalna did an incredible job, she was very professional and the hydro facial was an incredible experience. Very welcoming atmosphere, nice greeting at the front. Thorough explanation by Dalna regarding the service and she did amazing all the way around. Very friendly, had a calming sense about her and my face was glowing when I left. My son said my face felt like butter…..haha. Great job Dalna and thanks for the TruGlo experience! I will be back monthly and will most certainly recommended to anyone and everyone.

Spencer G

Fantastic Results

Fantastic results from my BBL with Stacy. She’s a joy to chat with during the treatment. She explains everything and I feel like I have a plan now.
Kari W

Knowledgeable and Passionate

I look forward to becoming a regular at this Medspa, Molly is so knowledgeable and passionate about skincare and I just knew walking in that I would be in good hands, and I was!

Jessica E


We have had several treatments with various Tru Glo team members and they have all been exceptional! We highly recommend Tru Glo for every treatment you would want. Their team is professional and will be honest with the best approach or products for your skin and the goals you have for yourself.

Giardino T

Quality Services

The best Med Spa in the tristate area. The best service and the best quality services. I can’t say enough good things about Tru Glow.

Ariel F

Highly Recommend

I have had a number of experiences with the ladies and gentleman( massage therapist) at Tru Glow. Molly has given me a number of facials and is very knowledgeable and Professional with product and services. She has helped keep my skin clear and youthful and it is always a pleasure visiting with her. Full of life. Stacy the Nurse practitioner is amazing and funny as heck. She too knows her profession and product. Always acts in the best interest of clients will engage in many medical questions or concerns with many of her medical colleagues. Courtney and Maddie are both amazing assets as well and care for clients and spa, their schedules defines there skills and popularity with guests. They have brought on a massage therapist who I understand works directly with many local professional athletes in all sports and travels directly exclusive to them during their respective seasons. He too is very knowledgeable and professional in his craft. Very skilled with different massage techniques. Gretchen is one of ladies you will see up front and she is wonderful. Fun and professional, she does a great job managing appointments and product and knows a lot about them. The overall, the staff at Tru Glow knows their stuff and they love their talents. Highly recommend them to anyone.

Garth C

Truly Magical

Every time I visit Tru Glo Med Spa it is a fantastic experience. Everyone goes beyond to make your time spent there truly magical and the treatments have you leaving with your glow on.

Lukie L

Incredible Results

Excellent all around. Had incredible results with Bbl treatments! THANK YOU STACEY 😉 Tru Glo for me is tops in professionalism, expertise and friendly helpful staff.

Linda S


Very knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be returning here!

Carolyn G

Highly Recommend

Highly recommend TruGlo MedSpa for all laser aesthetics. Stacy Blake, over 30yrs of experience and beautiful herself, transformed my face with just one HALO treatment($1600) as seen in my before and after pictures below. Dr Gardner(best plastic surgeon in all of South Florida) owns TruGlo MedSpa.

I had consultations with all of the top doctors in South Florida; Naples, Coral Gables, Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Jupiter. I decided to go with Dr Gardner & TruGlo MedSpa. Afterwards I went back to the same top plastic surgeons who complimented Gardner’s work.

Summer H

Definitely 5 star!

Tru Glo Medspa is top notch. The office is beautiful with calm aura. Gretchen is always so helpful and knowledgeable. Stacey Blake, who has performed multiple treatments on my face from filler, Botox, Dysport, BBL and laser peels, is just amazing. She is so gentle handed and always making sure you are okay during procedures. She has even went the extra mile to assist me addressing a skin issue which I didn’t even mentioned because I didn’t think there was much I could do about it. With her help I have cleared up an issue which was really affecting my daily life and I am so thankful for her help. After having had Tru Glo’s amazing staff I would never even consider going anywhere else ever for my cosmetic needs. Definitely 5 star!

Erica M

Love Everything About this Place

I just love everything about this place! It is a little pricey but it’s really worth it if you want to see real results. Maddie knows my skin better than I do and knows every procedure & product inside and out. I’d highly recommend it to anyone that is looking to take their beauty regimen to the next level.

Tanya K

Love Everyone Here

Love everyone here! Try the new “O2 Glo Lifting Facial”. It literally makes your face GLOW!
Also tried the Nano Laser procedure….OMG! Literally no downtime, and pores get smaller! I can’t tell you how many comments I have had and how great my face and neck look! These folks are some of the best!

Laura U

You Get Resuts

You could not be disappointed. Stacey takes the time to talk through alternative treatments, she’s very easy to work with, AND you get RESULTS!

Robin B