Ever heard of facial laser treatments? What is it and how does it work?
By: Dr. Mara Haseltine, Pure Dermatology
Most people want to keep their skin in pristine condition. Clear healthy skin is the first thing people see when they meet us. Wanting to correct acne scarring or to treat hyperpigmentation or remove dark spots is not vain! Most of us want to prevent aging for as long as possible.
One of the biggest causes of aging is sun damage, and the NOLA Dermatologists at Pure Dermatology have many laser treatment options to improve your skin quality, elasticity, and tone.
Our many devices like Secret Rf, Excel V plus, Lutronic Ultralase MD and Spectra, Hollywood Laser Peel and SkinPen microneedling are common tools in our skin treatment toolbox. These are great to incorporate into your skincare routine.
How Laser Treatment for Skin Works
Each laser targets a different chromophore, selected to get rid of red, brown, or address scarring and wrinkles. Our providers customize laser treatments for each patient depending on their age, skin type, and needs. We pay special attention to effectiveness and safety and we have devices that are considered colorblind and safe for people with skin of color.
A laser procedure usually involves using a beam of light energy directed to your skin, which destroys the epidermis, but also stimulates collagen production over time. This results in a better skin tone and texture, and addresses various skin conditions.
Which Laser Treatment is Best for Different Skin Conditions?
We have a variety of devices for each skin type and skin condition, so you can rest easy knowing we have all of your bases covered with regards to acne, rosacea, improving skin texture, and treating brown spots and treating wrinkles.
Precancers and actinic keratoses
You will be coming to a board-certified dermatologist who is knowledgeable and skilled in many methods for treating precancers or actinic keratoses. Additionally, the 1927nm laser with Lutronic Ultralase MD has been shown to treat them effectively. We often combine laser therapy with other medical treatments for beautiful and more comprehensive results.
All skin colors and races suffer from hyperpigmentation but it is much more significant in people with skin of color and we have to be more careful in choosing the right laser treatment for hyperpigmentation in darker skin types. Our providers at Pure Dermatology have extensive experience in treating hyperpigmentation. We have the proper devices for laser hair removal in skin of color as well as treating wrinkles in skin of color.
Our Pico lasers and Hollywood Laser Peel as well as the lutronic UltralaseMD are the most popular laser treatments for hyperpigmentation. They are also considered safe for treating melasma. The most important part of erasing brown spots with laser treatment is diagnosing the cause and ensuring the patient uses SPF every day and has properly chosen skincare. The experienced providers at Pure Dermatology will ensure your skincare is customized to you.
As we get older, we experience a decrease in our skin’s texture and elasticity, age spots and hyperpigmentation get worse, and we notice more wrinkles, especially around the mouth and eyes. Laser treatment for wrinkles or Microneedling RF (radiofrequency) can address all of these issues by triggering the production of new collagen, which is vital for your skin’s elasticity.
Redness and Rosacea
Telangiectasias are tiny broken blood vessels or an excess of blood vessels in the skin. This is a usual symptom for those who suffer from rosacea and sun damage. Rosacea is a skin condition defined by persistent facial redness and visible blood vessels and some people have sensitive skin and active pimples like bumps.
We have multiple laser treatments for rosacea and those who want to address redness and telangiectasias. The Excel V Plus and laser genesis are tried and true treatments at Pure Dermatology.
At Pure Dermatology, we have numerous laser treatments for acne and acne scars. The device we choose always suits your age, skin color, and skin type. We also ensure that you get the correct skincare advice while we treat your acne or acne scarring.
So which laser therapy should you choose?
Whatever your skin condition, Pure Dermatology has the right laser therapy to address it. Book a consultation with our skin experts, and we’ll discuss the benefits of each laser treatment and come up with a skin care plan that suits your needs.