Laser therapy is one of the most effective treatments for many skin concerns. Laser machines come in a variety of models that can eliminate hair, rejuvenate the skin and even remove tattoos. CosmedicDerm uses the Clear + Brilliant resurfacing laser, Fraxel Rejuvenation laser, GentleYag Hair Removal Laser System, GentleLase and the Candela TATULAZR.
What are my Laser Therapy Options?
Clear + Brilliant Resurfacing Laser
Clear + Brilliant Gentle Laser Resurfacing is a fractional laser device that addresses the early signs of aging or can be used as a skincare maintenance tool. This laser treatment is performed in a series of six sessions with minimal downtime.
Fraxel Rejuvenation Laser
Fraxel Rejuvenation laser addresses the whole spectrum of aging skin concerns with a method that is customized to each patient’s needs, requiring minimal recovery time. The “smart scanning” handpiece ensures consistency and safety, while fractional lasers penetrate the top skin layers. Fraxel light energy stimulates collagen and resurfaces the top layer of skin.
GentleYag Hair Removal Laser System
The GentleLase System is a long-pulse, high-energy alexandrite laser, that emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle, where it is then absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The GentleLase System safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. The number of treatments required depends on skin color, hair color and coarseness of hair.
The TATULAZR is laser specifically used to fade and remove unwanted tattoos. The treatment plan varies from patient to patient depending on the size, color, and age of the tattoo. Also, the color of the patient’s skin and depth of the tattoo’s pigment extends beneath the skin’s surface will be a factor in the treatment plan as well. The Candela Laser is safer than traditional methods because of its unique ability to selectively treat the pigment of a tattoo while leaving the surrounding skin alone.
Downtime & Side Effects
Downtime will vary greatly depending on the type of laser treatment that addresses your skin concerns. None of above lasers have drastic downtime due to their gentle, yet effective light energy that targets the intended area without affecting the surrounding area. With skin resurfacing, depending on the depth of the treatment your skin will be red and slightly inflamed right after treatment but that should subside within 3-5 days and will continue to heal for a few weeks. With hair reduction lasers, downtime is quite minimal because the laser is attracted to the pigment of the hair and leaves the surrounding area alone.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about your laser treatment options and if they are right for you, call the CosmedicDerm office today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Shauna Diggs and her staff are ready to offer you best-in-class medical and cosmetic care as Michigan’s leaders in comprehensive skin health and rejuvenation.