Laser Treatments for Skin
Laser resurfacing is a proven way to make dramatic improvements to your skin. From decreasing wrinkles and age spots to improving acne scars and redness, lasers can do amazing things for your complexion. There are two types of lasers—ablative and non-ablative. An ablative laser works by vaporizing the top layer of skin, while a non-ablative laser leaves the outer layer of skin alone.
Lasers work by generating a single wavelength of light that then gets absorbed by pigment. While some wavelengths target redness on the skin (think acne scars, broken capillaries and blood vessels). Other wavelengths target melanin, which is the brown-hued pigment in hair and skin, allowing them to zap dark marks on skin and remove unwanted hair. To help with minimizing wrinkles, some lasers generate new collagen, which makes fine lines less visible.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that there’s no one-size-fits-all laser that will work for all skin types. Depending on your needs and your skin type, the laser that is best for you may not be the laser that worked wonders for your best friend. There’s no need to ask for a laser by its brand name, let your provider suggest the laser that’s right for you.
Giving patients a more youthful look, making skin smoother, more even-toned, and ultimately creating a firmer texture, our laser treatment options provide the results that patients are searching for. While the final choice in laser will ultimately be up to your provider, here’s a look at some of the most widely used laser treatments in our practice.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Carbon Dioxide Lasers (CO2) fall under the “ablative” category. They are extremely effective at resurfacing the skin and treating wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone and discoloration on the skin. While CO2 may be the best choice for some skin types, less aggressive non-ablative lasers can also produce great results. Many of these non-ablative lasers give an extra boost to the collagen rebuilding process as well as leave the skin looking radiant and more even toned. Some lasers can get rid of broken blood vessels or correct pigmentation.
Types of Laser Treatments Available:
At Schweiger Dermatology Group, we use the most advanced laser skin therapy treatments. Our team of cosmetic dermatology providers and skincare specialists is comprised of some of the top laser specialists. Our best in class lasers include Fractional CO2 Lasers, Erbium Lasers and Non-Ablative Lasers.
From treatments to help reduce the effects of aging, to those designed to clear up the telltale signs of acne outbreaks, the laser treatments we utilize are giving patients a great deal more confidence when it comes to facing the world.
Laser therapy is an effective non-surgical option for removing fine lines and wrinkles.
Laser Treatment for Removal of Veins, Blood Vessels and Redness
At Schweiger Dermatology Group, we have several lasers that target redness, including the IPL and KTP lasers.
At Schweiger Dermatology Group, we take a comprehensive approach to acne treatments. We find the best methods for treating acne employ a combination of at-home care and in-office treatments. We offer the best laser treatments for acne to help our patients achieve clear, blemish-free skin they can be proud of.
Brown and red spots on the skin can be more than just annoying. When the skin shows any signs of discoloration, you can look much older than you are and prevent you from ever having an even-toned complexion.
At Schweiger Dermatology Group, we’ve removed and lightened numerous tattoos resulting in incredibly positive results and much happier patients.
Getting rid of unwanted hair without the daily nuisance of shaving, tweezing, threading, waxing or depilatories is a welcome relief to many people. With laser hair removal, about 90% of patients enjoy permanent hair loss after about 3-5 sessions.
Some of the best-in-class lasers we use at Schweiger Dermatology Group include:
- Fraxel Dual
- Fraxel Re: Store
- Smoothbeam for acne
- Palomar Vectus
- Cutera Xeo
- Cutera Excel V
- Laser Genesis