17 Feb Laser Skin Treatment in Scottsdale
There are a lot of laser skin treatments available, ranging from a light treatment with minimal downtime to a more aggressive treatment that requires a two-week recovery period. At Spectrum Dermatology, we carry a vast suite of laser technologies and only offer the absolute best and safest options so you can achieve your skin results. Reduce lines and wrinkles, signs of aging, redness, brown spots, and much more with a laser treatment customized just for you.
It can be overwhelming to realize just how many lasers are available, which is why our consultations are designed to help you understand the benefits of each type of laser. Choosing the right laser treatment requires an assessment of your skin, your goals, and the amount of recovery period you feel comfortable with—keeping in mind that virtually no downtime is also an option with gentler lasers. Here’s your quick guide to Scottsdale laser treatments so you can get an overview of what to expect.
eMatrix Skin Resurfacing
eMatrix is ideal for treating scarring, brown spots, wrinkles, and many other skin concerns. It’s a sublative treatment that uses radiofrequency for an appointment that’s fast and pain-free. Pulsed energy is directed to the targeted skin site for immediate improvement, minimizing pores and improving skin texture at the same time. It’s shown to be the most effective laser at reducing scarring, making it a very popular pick.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL is also one of the most popular treatments, and uses light instead of a laser to reduce sun damage and make skin more youthful and brighter. This treatment can be used on the face, neck, chest, and even the hands for results that are fast. Skin will feel tauter after IPL with minimized pores, fewer lines and wrinkles, and a reduction in redness and freckles.
KTP uses a potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) crystal for a more powerful frequency that reduces age spots, broken blood vessels, and hyperpigmentation. It can also be used to reduce redness, even from chronic conditions like rosacea. You can use KTP on the face, chest, and limbs. The results are more dramatic than the previous options, but there’s no pain and still no downtime.
Laser Hair Removal
Lasers aren’t only used to improve the skin quality and remove signs of sun damage and aging. They can also be used to destroy hair follicles and dramatically reduce unwanted bodily and facial hair. Ideal candidates have fairer skin and dark hair (laser hair removal doesn’t work on facial “peach fuzz”). Save hundreds of hours over your lifetime and leave shaving and waxing in the past with this in-demand treatment.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic Therapy is a revolutionary procedure which uses a Levulan chemical on the target site, which makes the skin vulnerable to a special blue light. PDT can help with actinic keratosis, a common skin growth that’s usually benign but in some cases can be pre-cancerous. A biopsy will tell you if the site should be treated medically as skin cancer or pre-cancer. PDT can also help with sun damage such as hidradenitis suppurativa, or can be used for cosmetic improvement. Both medical and cosmetic PDT treatments are painless.
The Ruby Laser is one of the latest additions to the suite of lasers at Spectrum Dermatology. It’s a fantastic choice for lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation. The Ruby laser can get rid of brown spots or age spots with a ruby crystal that provides light pulses at certain wavelengths. From birthmarks to freckles, you can say goodbye to unwanted brown spots in a series of fast treatments. Most clients say the Ruby laser feels like a rubber band being snapped on the skin.
Also known as Candela, the VBeam laser is one of the most trusted and established available. It uses a pulsed-dye laser (PDL) to vanquish blood vessels and can treat spider veins, rosacea, port wine stains, and broken capillaries. VBeam addresses pigmentation at the surface level, including freckles. It can even help with warts, wrinkles, acne scarring, and stretch marks. Results start to show immediately after this gentle treatment.
We offer a variety of lasers because each one achieves different results and is designed for various types of skin issues. To learn more about the suites of lasers at Spectrum Dermatology, including which is best for your skin goals, call (480) 948-8400 and schedule your consultation today.