As technology advances, more and more patients seek laser procedures to eliminate the unwanted effects of aging, sun damage, and acne scarring on the skin and a permanent solution for hair removal. Laser treatments are safe, effective procedures that require little to no downtime and allow patients to achieve their desired results easily.
Laser treatments use focused beams of light to heat and destroy old, damaged skin cells while stimulating the growth of new cells and collagen. This leaves the skin looking younger, fuller, and more refreshed. While the results of these procedures are not usually permanent, and the signs of aging and sun damage will once again affect the skin, laser treatments do keep the skin looking younger than it would have without any treatment at all.
Our Laser Treatments
We provide a wide range of laser treatments to improve the overall look and feel of the skin. The type of procedure performed and the laser used for your treatment depends on your individual goals. We have many treatments available that can be customized for your individual skin, including:
Clear + Brilliant is a cosmetic laser treatment designed to improve skin tone, texture, and radiance. The treatment uses fractional laser technology to create microscopic treatment zones in the skin, which stimulate the body’s natural healing process and promote collagen production to improve the skin’s overall appearance, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and even out skin tone.
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing is a cosmetic laser treatment designed to improve skin texture, tone, and pigmentation. Using a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to create microscopic columns of heat penetrating the skin, it promotes collagen production and stimulates the body’s natural healing process. This helps with fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and scars.
Acne is an extremely frustrating and often painful inflammatory disorder of the skin in which oil glands that connect to the hair follicles become clogged. AviClear™ is the first and only FDA-cleared laser treatment for mild to severe acne and is safe for all skin types.
Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment designed to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and minimize the appearance of redness and scars. The treatment uses a laser to gently heat the dermal layer of the skin, promoting collagen production and stimulating the body’s natural healing process.
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to remove unwanted hair from various areas of the body. During treatment, a handheld laser device emits highly concentrated light into the hair follicles, absorbing the light and damaging the hair follicle, preventing future hair growth.
Laser Redness Treatment
Redness on the face often develops as a result of acne, rosacea, birthmarks, broken blood vessels, sun damage, and more. Treatment for facial redness uses a Diolite laser to heat and destroy blood vessels and improve the appearance of the skin.
Laser resurfacing treatment is an excellent option for skin rejuvenation. Explore the differences between ablative and non-ablative lasers and how they work to remove damaged skin cells and stimulate collagen production. Also, learn about the benefits and potential drawbacks of each type of laser treatment, along with what to expect during the recovery process.
Acne is a common skin condition that often leaves permanent scars, especially for those facing moderate to severe cases. With laser treatment, you can reduce the appearance of your acne scars and rejuvenate your skin. Learn more about laser treatments for the removal of acne scars with us.
Laser Wrinkle Treatment
As we age, our skin begins to change. Wrinkles and fine lines often appear as a result of repeated facial expressions and skin laxity. These unwanted effects can, fortunately, be improved or even reversed through laser treatments that remove the top layer of skin, creating a refreshed, fuller appearance.
Melasma is a common skin condition in which patches of skin on the face turn brown. The most commonly affected areas are the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, and upper lip. Melasma mostly affects women, and its causes include sun exposure and hormonal changes resulting from pregnancy or birth control. Laser treatment is effective for reducing this pigmentation and evening out the skin tone.
Neodymium Yag laser treatment is a non-invasive laser therapy that can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns. These lasers use a specific wavelength of light to target pigmented areas, such as age spots, freckles, and birthmarks, as well as to treat vascular conditions, such as spider veins and rosacea.
Smoothbeam® is a non-invasive cosmetic laser treatment designed to target and reduce the appearance of acne and acne scars. A laser emits a wavelength of light to penetrate the skin and target the sebaceous glands that produce oil and collagen beneath the skin’s surface. This helps to reduce oil production, shrink pores, and stimulate collagen production.
Laser Skin Treatment Procedure
Our laser procedures for the treatment of redness, wrinkles, and hair removal are performed in the office with or without topical anesthesia, although a cooling gel may also be applied to the treated area. Most patients report mild discomfort during the procedure, and it is tolerated well. The entire procedure takes about 10 to 30 minutes to perform, depending on the size and location of the treated area.
After treatment, patients may experience redness and peeling for several days as the skin heals. You can return to work and other normal activities during this time and can apply makeup to camouflage any unwanted side effects. The duration of these side effects can vary depending on the type of treatment performed and the patient’s individual skin.
The results from our laser procedures vary depending on the type of treatment performed. Most patients will require multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve their desired results. Some will notice significant results after just one treatment. Your doctor will decide how many treatments are right for you and if additional touch-up treatments are needed at a later date.
Risks of Laser Skin Treatment
Although laser skin treatment is considered safe for most patients and is typically performed with no long-term complications or side effects, there are certain risks associated with any type of procedure. While they are considered rare, some of these risks may include infection, scarring, redness, pigmentation, acne, or milia (tiny white bumps on the skin). These risks are usually mild and go away on their own within a few days.
To learn more about our laser procedures and to find out which treatment is best for you, we encourage you to call our office to schedule a consultation.