Laser Treatments

Dr. VanderVeer Treating a patient at VanderVeer Center


  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Sun and Age Spots
  • Acne and Acne Scars
  • Rosacea
  • Excess Fat
  • Cellulite
  • Facial and Leg Veins
  • Scars and Stretch Marks
  • Birthmarks
  • Excess Sweating 
  • Unwanted Hair

Lasers at VanderVeer Center:

ACCENT®XL Radio Frequency tightens and rejuvenates skin head to toe.  ACCENT®XL IS FDA approved and virtually pain free, stimulating the formation of new collagen giving the skin a firmer, tighter, healthier appearance.


The eMatrix system with Syneron’s unique Sublative™ treatment goes beyond fractional methods of skin resurfacing. The system utilizes Sublative RF™ – fractionated bi-polar radio frequency technology – to place the heat energy effectively into the dermis where it can produce significant dermal impact with minimal epidermal disruption.

  • Minimal downtime
  • Deep dermal impact
  • Safe and effective for all skin types
  • Quick treatments: typically 10-20 minutes depending on area treated
  • Short treatment protocol: 4 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart

Gentle YAG®
The GentleYAG® laser will combat the effects of aging in a softer, gentler way by delivering laser energy through the skin to gently stimulate the production of collagen. GentleYAG® is designed to avoid the top layers of skin pigment and has FDA clearance for all skin types. The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into the skin tissue delivering a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. Some patients describe the treatment as similar to the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This slight discomfort goes away in several seconds. Risks are minimal; redness is the most common and is expected for a brief period. Patients can resume normal activity immediately following treatment.

GentleLASE® is used for hair removal on the face and body.  GentleLASE® treats quickly, comfortably and effectively and provides hair reduction on all skin types. Patients must avoid tanning for 2 - 4 weeks before and after treatment as the melanin formation in the skin due to sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the treatment. During treatment, patients experience a slight stinging sensation that quickly subsides.

The Harmony®XL safely delivers excellent results for all skin types, is extremely effective on large or deep vascular lesions, acne scars and fine wrinkles as well as dermal pigment lesions.  VanderVeer Center in Portland, Oregon, medical staff delivers effective and reliable patient results with minimal to no discomfort and downtime.


The i-Lipo® emits low levels of laser energy, which creates a chemical signal in the fat cells, breaking down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol and releasing them though channels in the cell membranes.  The fatty acids and glycerol are then transported around the body to the tissues that will use them during metabolism to create energy.  This process of fatty acid release is a natural response of the body when the body needs to used stored energy reserves, thus i-Lipo® is not creating any unnatural reaction in the body nor does it affect or damage any surrounding structures such as skin, blood vessels and peripheral nerves.  A period of exercise post treatment will ensure the complete metabolism and thus elimination from the body of the freed fatty acids.

i-Lipo® can target fat reduction in specific problem area. By positioning the laser pads on the target area such as upper arms, abdomen or thighs fat can be broken down and removed specifically from that area. This is a big advantage over diet and exercise which can reduce overall body fat but not shape individual areas. 

Pixel TM Laser is an FDA approved skin resurfacing laser that treats age and sun damaged skin, including wrinkles, age spots and fine lines, improves the tone and texture of the skin and tightens, decreasing pore size, reducing hyperpigmentation and improving acne, keloid scars and stretch marks. The procedure is performed with minimal down time and discomfort. Patients will notice improvements in skin over time with a series of treatments as the laser stimulates the skin's natural collagen remodeling resulting in skin improvement.

Portrait® Skin Regeneration is different from other laser treatments in that it is the first and only treatment clinically proven to regenerate skin. Its unique energy-transferring mechanism initiates regeneration deep below the skin’s surface, remodeling the skin’s architecture. This creates dramatic results that improve over time as the new architecture progressively replaces the old. VanderVeer Center in Portland Oregon, patients see improvements in skin texture, tone and reduction of fine wrinkles at lower levels of treatment and reduction of deep wrinkles at higher levels of treatment. New healthier collagen growth will improve contours and enhance overall appearance. Downtime is minimal and clinical studies show that the improvements you see following treatment will become even more dramatic over time. Portrait® is recommended for patients who seek a more youthful appearance without surgery.

The Smoothbeam laser helps to renew skin by stimulating the generation of new collagen by precise targeting and heating of the collagen in the upper dermis of the skin while protecting the epidermis. Smoothbeamsafely softens fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth (as well as eyes) in addition to improving the appearance of acne and acne scars.


Ultherapy® at VanderVeer Center in Portland, Oregon is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin.

The only FDA-approved procedure to lift and tighten skin on these hard-to-treat areas, Ultherapy uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin.

Unlike lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin, specifically targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy actually works from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin non-invasively.

Focused ultrasound energy deposited into the deep skin tissues.

In some ways, Ultherapy at VanderVeer Center in Portland, OR is just like an ultrasound imaging procedure that expectant mothers may receive. A smooth handpiece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. This allows your practitioner to “see” where they will treat your skin.

But here’s the difference: with Ultherapy, that same hand piece is also used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin, to the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift.

Your body's response to this energy is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of fresh, new collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual lifting—or shifting—of the skin back into a more youthful position and form-fitting shape.

VBeam Perfecta®
VBeam Perfecta® is best used to remove red and brown skin discoloration caused by rosacea, acne, spider veins, birthmarks and vascular related symptoms. VanderVeer Center in Portland, Oregon is one of the few medical centers in the country to have theVBeam® Perfecta, the latest generation of VBeam Lasers.

ZERONA® body slimming is the first non-invasive aesthetic device to receive FDA approval for fat melting of the waist, hips, and thighs. At VanderVeer Center in Portland, Oregon, patients lose an average of 3 to 8 inches of fat in just two weeks. There is no risk involved with ZERONA® low-level laser therapy. It is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as liposuction. A treatment series includes 6 treatments, scheduled every other day for two weeks. Each treatment session lasts 40 minutes. ZERONA® treatments are 100% non-invasive and cause no bruising, scarring or downtime. During the treatment there is no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and patients resume normal activities immediately following each treatment. Many VanderVeer Center patients enhance their results by repeating the ZERONA® series to lose even more inches of unwanted fat. For returning patients, VanderVeer Center offers "Club ZERONA®", a specially priced 30-day membership for up to 9 ZERONA® treatments.

Diamond Level Botox Provider VanderVeer Center is a Diamond-Level BOTOX® Cosmetic Provider 

and uses only FDA approved, genuine Botox®, directly from Allergan - the maker of Botox® Cosmetic. We are proud to be in the top 1% nationwide of all Allergan accounts and #1 in Dysport®, Radiesse®, Perlane® and Juvederm®.  At VanderVeer Center, we will work with you to develop your own VanderVeer Lift®, a personalized restoration and rejuvenation plan to help you Look Years Younger and Pounds Thinner®!

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