Stephanie Kinsey, DDS, owner and founder of Palencia Dental in St. Augustine, Fla., has introduced several new procedures at her practice utilizing non-surgical lasers developed by Fotona Lasers and Dr. Harvey Shiffman of Boynton Dental Laser Center in Boynton Beach, Fla. Dr. Kinsey recently returned from advanced training with Dr. Shiffman and will utilize specialized treatments in facial rejuvenation, tooth whitening, tattoo, hair and scar removal, and neck rejuvenation, among others.

With the new laser procedures, Dr. Kinsey continues to rapidly advance the methods of aesthetics and cosmetic dental improvements for patients, especially those who request a more youthful appearance. Dr. Kinsey and her team of professionals are renowned for promoting patient comfort, reducing visit length, and improving results with new solutions. “We have researched some of the most requested procedures in laser healthcare before introduction to our patients,” said Dr. Kinsey. “For example, some of the visual and emotional issues involved with tattoo removal include specialized staff training and appreciation for each patient while ensuring that we can restore and enhance the natural beauty of every individual,” she said. According to Dr. Kinsey, some tattoos and scars were once considered permanent, but it is now possible to remove them from the face with laser treatments either fully or partially.

In addition to the new laser capabilities, Dr. Kinsey utilizes the procedures for facial spider veins and visible broken blood vessels, and neck rejuvenation for the common turkey neck or waddle which is prevalent in aging populations and in those who are genetically inclined to the formation of jowls and loose skin. Coarse, dark hair on the face can also be removed with the new laser frequencies.

Dr. Kinsey continues to use Smoothlase and Liplase laser therapy for facial and lip rejuvenation treatments at the dental practice. “There are no shots, burning, or downtime experienced during the treatments which are done within the mouth and some topically,” said Dr. Kinsey. “The procedures are also designed to restore skin moisture, elasticity, and thickness along with wrinkle prevention and reducing the appearance of sagging skin, fine lines and hyperpigmentation,” she said. “The non-surgical laser lip enhancement treatment is very popular with patients who want to plump the lips with gentle laser light energy to stimulate natural collagen, a protein fiber found abundantly throughout the body.” For more information, visit the website at