Laser Therapy Skin, Vein & Hair Treatments
Laser therapy works by increasing cellular energy and encouraging healthy regeneration.
Lasers have been used in dermatology for at least 40 years. Recent advances have not only increased the efficacy of laser therapy but broadened its scope of usefulness. Laser therapy is used for everything from hair removal to the destruction of cancerous skin growths.
The benefits of laser therapy include the fact that it is non-invasive and virtually painless. Although sometimes minimal side effects can occur, like temporary pain or discomfort or blistering, most would agree that laser therapy is certainly worth considering.
Your dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of Uptown can let you know if laser therapy might be right for your condition.
What is Laser Therapy Used For?
We offer a wide variety of laser types and treatments and many conditions respond very well to laser therapy, such as:
- Overgrowth of hair
- Acne scars
- Hyperpigmentation (age spots)
- Skin lesions, warts or scars
- Wrinkles or fine lines
- Sagging skin/jowls
- Spider veins, broken capillaries or vascular lesions
There are even more skin conditions that may warrant consideration of laser therapy. Talk to your dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of Uptown to see if laser therapy may be right for you.
Types of Laser Therapy
We are happy to offer multiple types of laser therapy such as:
- Laser Hair Removal
- Fraxel Dual
- IPL Photofractional
- IPL Photofacial
- ResurFX Fractional Laser
- ASCLERA Spider Vein Laser Therapy
For more info on what type of therapy may be right for you, talk to your dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of Uptown.
Am I a Candidate For Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is effective for many conditions, including those brought about by lifestyles and habits.
If you regularly sunbathe or have a history of drinking or smoking, you may need treatment for sun damage, wrinkles, and broken capillaries. Laser therapy is not preventative, so if you indulge in the same kind of behaviors, the initial problem will return.
The best candidates for laser therapy are those who are willing to do more to protect their skin. That way, the results will be lasting.
There are others who might not respond well to laser therapy. This includes those who:
- Are currently taking certain acne medications
- Are vulnerable to excess scarring
- Are pregnant
- Are taking blood-thinning medication or aspirin daily
- Have certain skin resurfacing disorders
- Are prone to sunburns or who currently have a tan or sunburn
- Have active acne breakouts
- Are dark-skinned
Your dermatologist will advise you as to whether or not you are a good candidate for laser therapy. Often, the reason someone isn’t a good candidate has to do with the potential for visible scarring after treatment. But all in all, a healthy individual with relatively good skin and no underlying conditions can expect to be a good candidate for this treatment.
Laser therapy is FDA-approved and has been shown to be highly effective over the decades. Why not see for yourself what laser therapy can do for your skin?