Laser Hair Removal Video – Maine’s first Diode Laser

Laser Hair Removal


We’ve received several requests to upload a new video of laser hair removal.  For those of you considering laser hair removal as an option to remove unwanted hair, look no further.  Here at Maine Laser Clinic, we use the world’s first fiber coupled Diode Laser Hair Removal device.

Why use a Diode Laser Hair Removal Machine for laser hair removal?

Diode devices are more stable mediums for safe operation and continuous output power.  This mechanism ensures a constant source of energy emitting the right wattage per pulse, ensuring a safe and high powered procedure that yields the most effect results for permanent hair reduction.

I heard IPL’s are better for hair removal?

Intense Pulse Light, or IPL devices are non-collomated light sources are in fact not lasers at all.  With IPL’s, there is substantial loss of selective targeting for permanent hair reduction.

Why is selective targeting important with Laser hair reduction?

Selective targeting is the secret sauce behind the absorption coefficient.  Meaning, the more energy that is absorbed by a particular chromophore, like hair pigment.  When undergoing Laser Hair Reduction, the overall effectiveness of the procedure is tied to the amount of energy being delivered AND absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft.

Hair shaft?  What does that have to do with Laser Hair Removal?

The hair shaft, or follicle contains the hair stems cells.  Those stem cells are responsible for regrowth of hair during the hair growth cycle.  When they are selectively targeted by a laser, the outcome is damage to the stems cells and a lot less hair!

Who offers the best options for laser hair removal in Maine?

Here at Maine Laser Clinic, we are trained in the various forms of hair removal and reduction.  Collectively, our practitioners have 25 plus years of medical and health care experience.  Additionally, we all undergo ongoing safety and laser education training through organizations such as the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery as well as attend industry events like the annual American Academy for Dermatology exhibition.

There is no one in the state of Maine more educated and dedicated to art of laser aesthetics than our staff.  Call today and find out how we can help you achieve your esthetic goals.


Holiday gift ideas

Are you struggling with finding the right gift for someone special? We understand your struggle, that’s why we suggest you make it easier by purchasing a Maine Laser Clinic gift card. Gift cards can be purchased at our office during open hours. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 207-200-6530, or

Can Botox injections prevent wrinkles?

Can Botox injections prevent wrinkles?

Have you considered Botox injection to prevent wrinkles?


“Preventing” wrinkles is slowly becoming one of the top reasons people say during a consultation for Botox injections.  Oddly, most people don’t know how effective injectables can be to slow the aging process.  Many people want a “quick fix” and prefer the immediate results of Botox compared to over-the-counter products and at home care lille derma-rolling.  


We’ve had people ask if cosmetic intervention really trumps addressing lifestyle choices (sun exposure, diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, environmental…)?  Can Botox really make that much of a difference in my skins appearance?  The short answer is yes!  Botox is effective at relaxing the many muscle under the skin, producing even skin, and often allowing the skin to become more receptive to treatments like laser resurfacing, laser rejuvenation, and more.  


As Portland, Maine becomes more diverse and attracts a younger demographic, the need and or desire to stay competitive in the workplace increases the chances many more people will seek ways to stave off the eventual aging process.  Looking young is and has been a motivational challenge for Maine’s aging population.  The old saying (no pun intended), “if you look good you feel good,” isn’t’ enough.  The potential to keep and stay relevant in the workplace often hinges on esthetics…and performance of course.   


We’re not discounting experience over appearance, studies support looks make a difference.  People’s esthetics matters and we’re hearing it time-and-time-again.  “What brings you in today?”  I’m trying to stay and look young!  We hear you.  Vanity is a thing of the past.  No longer is Botox a “hush-hush” procedure.  In fact, the data and overall public acceptance has shifted with a tectonic force.  


Keeping up with the Kardashians is a prime example of our infatuation with looking good.  Rated as the number one show in it’s time slot, and E!’s cash cow, advertisers line up to pitch their respective product or service to a growing group of cosmetically inclined viewers.  What does that mean?  The trend has been set and the public has readily embraced the many forms of anti-aging techniques…the good AND the bad to embrace the once unattainable fountain of youth.   


So, what does Botox offer that a good old fashioned strict diet, sun avoidance, and exercise can’t achieve?  Instant results!  Happy injecting.  

What your tattoo could look like after one tattoo removal treatment

What your tattoo could look like after one tattoo removal treatment

We have receive hundreds of questions about tattoo removal. Not everyone wants their tattoo completely removed. A lot of people like tattoo’s, but want something different, or to cover-up tattoo’s that they regret. Each tattoo removal treatment reduces the ink, and the fading continues for month and months. Check out this cool before and after photo – this was after one treatment!

Botox – Frown lines be gone

Skincare is important; product, systemic, and environmental factors determine how good your skin will look and potentially impact how you feel. This before and after photo of #botox on her forehead shows how effective injectables are at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (*she’s trying to frown in the below photo, but her muscles are blocked from moving – resulting in smoother skin). #nomorewrinkels #botox #juvederm #injectables #laser #maine #mainelife #happyhallowween

What kind of results can I expect from Botox®?

What kind of results can I expect from Botox®?

What kind of results can I expect from Botox®?

Botox® is a great way to turn back the clock and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  Here at Maine Laser Clinic we’re often asked, “what kind of results can I expect from Botox®?  That’s a great question, and as results do vary, the benefits are always noticeable, regardless of where you choose to have your treatment.  

Does Botox work better if I use hyaluronic acid serums?

Like any topical application, product, microneedling, laser, etc…Botox® enhances the benefits of anything that promotes collagen formation or Neocollagenesis.  The muscles relax, allowing the skin to relax which enable better penetration for treatments as well as products.

What about the side effects of Botox®?

As with any elective treatment, certain risks should be weighed against the benefits.  Do you have high blood pressure?  Do you have a compromised immune system?  Have you had complications with previous injections?  All of these questions should be asked and answered by your physician prior to any cosmetic procedure, however.  The risks are relatively low and Botox® is the number 1 performed injectable in the world.  

Who offers the best pricing in Portland Maine for Botox® injections?

We understand price is a factor for many people during the shopping phase.  Our philosophy is, would you trust your mechanic to install your sink?  No!  The point is, you should look for an establishment that has experience doing/performing the procedures you’re interested in…especially injectables like Botox®.  Back to price – the typical cost per unit for Botox® is $11-$14.  We offer many incentives and Allergan (the manufacturer of Botox®) provides a generous rewards program for loyal customers.

Plus, Maine Laser Clinic runs a monthly promotional day to introduce those interested in seeking treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, special events like, graduations, birthday parties, weddings, and more.  

What kind of training should practitioners have who perform Botox® injections?

It’s always good to seek out a practitioner who has received certification in Botox® injections.  Additionally, it’s important that the doctor or nurse receive clinical practice during their certification.  Here at Maine Laser Clinic, our staff has undergone advanced training in Botox®, Juvederm®, Kybella® and Microcannula training.  These advanced trainings ensure you’ll receive the very best care and attention during your treatment.  We are Portland Maine’s premier med-spa and invest in ongoing training with the latest techniques and procedures that keep us sharp, focused and knowledgeable about all aspects of skin care, health care, and safety practices.  

Check out these before & after photos.  Remember, we offer complimentary consultations…207-200-6530

Microneedling for Acne Scarring

Microneedling for Acne Scarring

Why choose microneedling to repair scarring from acne?

We recently treated a 22 year old male (Fitzpatrick 5) for severe acne scarring using a microneedling technique with a topical triple peptide serum.  As you’ll see from the photos, there was significant surface repair to the damaged skin.  At a depth of 1MM, the microneedle penetrates the epidermis and produces small channels that allows direct access to the dermis.  

Why is depth of penetration important?

Deep microchannels provide 1000 times more product penetration which helps stimulate the fibroblasts within the dermis (important building blocks for cell regeneration) signaling the body’s natural repair mechanism to produce new collagen.  It’s important to note that microneedling should not be performed on active acne.  We have been treating acneic clients with a combination of topical acne fighting products and those are: Sebugel A, Sebuwash, and the B-Active range from industry leading environskincare.  

What does skin care product do for fighting acne?

Environ produces the finest ingredients that are medical grade in every fashion.  Their bacteria fighting products have powerful ingredients that target and break down the cellular DNA of the bacteria rendering them useless and eventually lead to cell death.  Additionally, their ingredients reduces sebaceous glands from overproducing sebum, helping to unclog the pores which store and harbor excess oils and more.

What kind of improvements should I see from microneedling?

Microneedling is the perfect method to deliver the medication to combat acne and repair damaged skin.  Through multiple treatments we expect at least a 50% improvement after 6 months of therapy.  The benefits of continuous microneedling will continue to stimulate healthy, more robust collagen, and leave behind a more balance complexion which leads to improved confidence and self esteem.  

Acne Scarring
Check out this Tattoo Removal Video

Check out this Tattoo Removal Video

Check out this awesome laser tattoo removal video.  It’s always awesome to have a homemade tattoo to remove in just one session.  People ask, “why do homemade tattoo’s come up so fast?”  It’s simple, homemade tattoo’s usually aren’t deep as “professional” tattoos.  The machines used to deposit tattoo ink penetrate the dermis at rapid speeds – depositing tattoo ink that lasts many years.

Homemade tattoos are usually done with a tiny pin and old India Ink.  The superficial ink isn’t deep enough to hide from the energy most tattoo machine deliver in such a short time, consequently making them much easier to break up and remove.  Call our office if you have a tattoo you’re considering removing.  We always offer complimentary consultations.

Founder of Maine Laser Clinic

Founder of Maine Laser Clinic

Get to know our very own Christopher May. We hope you enjoy his conversation as much as we did. Thank you Chris for all of your hard work and dedication to the spa and the hundreds of clients who have come through our doors!