KTP Laser Skin Treatments


Spectrum Dermatology features one of the largest collections of laser skin therapy treatment technologies in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. There are numerous lasers on the market, each designed for a different suite of treatments and different skin types. The success of your laser skin treatment depends not only on the skill of the professional providing treatment, but on the quality of the technology.

The KTP laser utilizes a potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) crystal to deliver a powerful frequency. The crystal’s delivery beam is highly efficient at treating age spots, hyperpigmentation, and broken blood vessels. From sun spots to redness associated with rosacea, the KTP laser can be used on the face, limbs, and chest.

Results from KTP laser treatments are dramatic, and many patients require just one or two treatments. Other lasers can require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. There is no pain, discomfort, or downtime. In many cases, full results can be seen immediately. However, sometimes full results take a few days or week. Progress is carefully monitored at Spectrum Dermatology so that no patient receives unnecessary or excessive treatments.

How KTP Laser Works

A KTP laser is a solid-state laser that uses a potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) crystal as its frequency doubling device. The KTP crystal is engaged by a beam generated by a neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd: YAG) laser.

KTP Laser Benefits

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Like any of the proven laser technology at Spectrum Dermatology, the KTP laser delivers results in targeted areas. KTP specifically targets brown (excessive melanin) and red (hemoglobin) areas of the hands and body. The KTP laser energy coagulates blood vessels near the skin surface. This results in a collapse of blood vessels and an overall decrease in redness. Rosacea patients can especially benefit from this permanent reduction in redness.

Sun spots, or lentigines, are treated in a similar manner. KTP energy can target melanocytes that appear as a reaction to sun damage. Years of exposure to the sun can show up like freckles or lighter splatters of melanin. However, the KTP laser can quickly collapse these gatherings of melanin for clearer, younger-looking skin.

What To Expect With KTP Laser Treatment

KTP laser treatments are fast and safe. However, the exact appointment time is unique based on the area being treated. Highly sensitive clients, or those treating areas in sensitive locations, might benefit from a topical gel. KTP laser treatments are always comfortable and pain-free. There is no downtime, and clients can immediately return to work or other daily activities.

Many clients report immediate results—and an immediate boost in self-esteem. KTP laser treatments are one of the fastest-working lasers on the market. There is no wait time to get a preview of what to expect, including skin that is clearer, brighter, and healthier looking.

It is often reported that after a KTP treatment, less makeup is required or used. Self-confidence increases and clients can instantly look younger. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and environmental factors as well as genetics can affect the skin significantly. KTP laser treatments can reverse years of damage.

Is there downtime?

Some lasers require downtime, and, in some cases, it is significant. KTP lasers are downtime-free. There is no risk of redness, bumps, or bruising. However, in rare cases brown spots might appear as temporarily darker post-treatment. When this occurs, the darkening is mild and hardly noticeable. It can be covered with makeup or a bronzer. Unlike some other laser treatments, clients can schedule KTP laser therapy the same day as a special event without worrying about side effects.

Is any kind of redness treated?

During a laser skin treatment consultation, you will find out what types of lasers are best to treat your condition. KTP laser therapy is one of the most commonly recommended lasers for redness associated with rosacea, broken blood vessels, and sometimes eczema. However, not all redness is caused by the same factor. Rest assured that the right option will be presented to you at Spectrum Dermatology, and that no excessive or unnecessary treatments will ever be promoted. A reputable dermatology clinic’s top priority is always customer safety and satisfaction.

How many treatments will I need?

The exact number of sessions is unique to you and your skin goals. KTP laser treatments generally require fewer appointments than other types of laser therapy. Some patients are happy after just one session, while others may require a series. Factors include the amount of melanin in your skin, the degree and area to be treated, as well as your ultimate goals. However, the sooner you begin treatment for hyperpigmentation and broken blood vessels, the fewer treatments you will likely need.

Contact Spectrum Dermatology For KTP Laser Treatments

At Spectrum Dermatology, clients can take advantage of an expert laser skin treatment facility with an impressive array of laser technology. Other clinics have only a few laser options, which drastically limits a client’s options. Laser skin therapy is one of the most effective means of treating skin conditions, but every laser is different. For those struggling with brown spots, redness, and broken blood vessels, the KTP laser is often the best fit. Schedule your appointment for KTP laser therapy at Spectrum Dermatology by calling (480) 948-8400.