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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. Tru Glō Medspa offers SmartLipo™ laser lipolysis as less invasive option to traditional liposuction, as well as Cellulaze™ for the treatment of cellulite.

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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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!

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