02 Sep Lasers in Dermatology and What They’re Used For
At any center for dermatology and laser surgery, lasers are frequently used by Scottsdale dermatologist professionals. Laser treatments help remedy countless skin conditions. Here are a few of the ways your Scottsdale dermatologist might integrate laser dermatology into your treatments at a center for dermatology and laser surgery.
Scar revision and laser dermatology go hand in hand! Laser scar revision involves treating the scar itself with bursts of intense light. Different lasers are used for various types of scar revision, depending on the makeup of a scar (raised, red, depressed, etc.).
Typically scar revision is most effective when a Scottsdale dermatologist is able to provide treatment within six to 12 weeks of injury, to take advantage of the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Laser scar revision is sometimes accompanied by other treatments performed within a center for dermatology and laser surgery.
Acne scar revision is performed in a similar manner, to smooth skin and generate healing.
These spots develop with time and sun exposure but can be treated with laser dermatology. Your Scottsdale dermatologist can use a laser treatment to target irregular areas of the skin, whether they are red or brown. The laser energy collapses blood vessels and targets melanocytes to minimize the appearance of discolored areas.
Laser skin resurfacing uses laser light to heat/remove microscopic amounts of heat, which enables the body to produce new collagen to reveal smoother, brighter, healthier skin. This process does not damage the skin and has a quick recovery time, so skin is not wounded.
Intense Pulsed Light Treatment
This laser treatment can be used on the face and areas of the body, to rejuvenate skin for a youthful appearance. Light pulses are directed at the skin, designed to turn into heat energy to treat uneven skin tone, wrinkles, freckles, pigmentation and sun damage. This is a non-invasive treatment that can greatly improve overall skin condition.
Laser Hair Removal
This is a common laser treatment performed in a center for dermatology and laser surgery. Laser energy targets the melanin in colored hair, removing it after a number of treatments. For those with unwanted body or facial hair, laser hair removal makes life much easier!
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