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Laser Treatment

September 10, 2019

If you’re concerned about your complexion, at the office of Dermatology for the Family, we can provide you with a thorough skin analysis and are trained in cutting-edge solutions such as laser treatments, which can make a big difference for your skin.

As we age, the skin changes, and you may start notice spots or discoloration or scars you do not like. Laser treatments are a great way to minimize the appearance of acne scarring, redness, wrinkles, discoloration, spots, stretch marks, and other types of skin imperfections. Laser treatments can even work to remove an unwanted tattoo.

The treatment works by using a series of light wavelengths on the affected area that are absorbed by the skin. Depending on the area you are targeting, your doctor will determine the type of laser to use and how many sessions you may need. Typically, you will need a series of sessions, spaced out over time to eradicate the issue.

This is a great solution for these types of skin issues. However, it’s always important to get a full body check and have any area in question looked at carefully by your doctor prior to undergoing laser treatment. This way your doctor can assess if there’s a more serious issue and make sure there is no need to conduct a biopsy.

While the treatments are associated with some pain as the laser is being used, we think you’ll find that the lasting the results are well worth the experience. We always take care to make you as comfortable as we can before and after treatments—numbing cream and ice can help.

For optimal results, we recommend limiting time in the sun and always using sunscreen, quitting smoking, avoiding certain skin care products, which we will discuss with you at the consultation.

Instead of stressing about your skin every time you look in the mirror, schedule a consultation to discuss the laser treatment options and what to expect for your complexion.

At the office of Dermatology for the Family, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.