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Dermatology is constantly changing and evolving as new technologies are tested and approved by the FDA. Dermatologists are always adopting new techniques and using new equipment in their skincare practice. The goals in making these changes include providing faster, more noticeable results for patients and reducing the number of treatment sessions needed and discomfort associated with them. 

How Are Lasers Used in Dermatology? 

Today, the ongoing improvement of skin care procedures enables patients to find relief from some of the most common and hard-to-treat conditions in dermatology. Here are some of the most requested that are being treated with laser dermatology techniques this year… 

Fine Lines and Aging 

For younger looking skin, dermatologists have employed the ‘vampire facial’ technique. Using handheld microneedling equipment to deliver platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to give skin a fresh, rejuvenated look. Now, skincare specialists are combining this technique with non-ablative fractional laser treatments that stimulate collagen production. The overall result is noticeably better skin in terms of texture and tone. 

Picosecond lasers are also being implemented in dermatological offices for same-day laser skin resurfacing. Patients love the idea of targeting wrinkles, brown spots, and even unwanted tattoos without needing to take a break from work and social activities.  

Laser body contouring is another technique that dermatologists are now adding to their services to help patients fight the signs of aging. Facial contouring helps reduce fat deposits and smooth the jawline, while making skin firmer.  

Cellulite 

Patients looking for a smoother skin on the buttocks, thighs, or stomach can benefit from innovative laser treatments. With minimally invasive laser therapy, dermatologists can help stimulate collagen production, release the tissues bands that create dimples, and flatten the fatty areas affected by cellulite. 

Imperfections 

Cosmetic laser therapy and IPL treatments are now being more widely used to address an increasing number of skin imperfections. Dermatologists are able to decrease the appearance of brown spots, redness, rosaceasun damage, and birthmarks without long recovery times, damage to the surrounding skin, or unnecessary pain. Unlike surgical solutions, laser treatments can be performed in the office without anesthesia. Patients see improvement over time, with a series of treatment sessions, achieving brighter, clearer, more uniform skin. 

Visible Veins 

Varicose veins, spider veins, and broken blood vessels can be alleviated with the help of cosmetic laser techniques. Recently dermatologist have turned to Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) techniques to decrease the appearance of leg veins. This effective, noninvasive procedure replaces the need to surgically remove a vein.  

During a treatment session, the doctor focuses a beam of light that to target the darker pigment in the blood. The laser energy heats and destroys the affected veins without damaging the skin or surrounding tissues. The targeted veins are then reabsorbed by the body and are no longer visible on the surface of the skin. Smaller spider veins may disappear after one treatment session, larger veins should be addressed over a course of multiple treatments. Aftercare for laser vein therapy is minimal and downtime is virtually zero. 

Stretch Marks 

Another problem that patients are now turning to dermatologists for help with is stretch marks. By targeting the scarred tissue with bursts of laser energy, doctors can encourage the skin to heal faster. With a series of laser treatments, patients can expect healthier, smoother, more uniform skin tissue which was affected by stretch marks.  

Similarly, using IPL, radio frequency, and Infared devices can trigger the natural healing process in skin that has been damaged by stretching. These techniques help increase the skin’s elasticity, color, and texture.  

Acne & Acne Scars 

Pimples and blemishes have long been the bane of so many patients’ existence, both young and old. Clinical studies have shown that laser and other light treatments, such as Infared, IPL, and photodynamic therapy (PDT), can help clear acne-prone skin. This type of therapy usually shows the best results when used in combination with topical and oral acne medications.  

Infrared light can be used to help clear away pimples on the face and other parts of the body, while PDT is more effective on severe acne and acne cysts. Photopneumatic therapy with IPL works to clear pores and treat blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. 

Pulsed CO2 and erbium:YAG lasers have been successful in dermatological settings for removing acne scarring and improving the color and texture of damaged skin. 

Your Supplier for Advanced Cosmetic Laser Dermatology  

Offer patients the solutions they are seeking for stubborn skin issue with cosmetic dermatology laser treatments.  
Laser Service Solutions has a wide selection of new and pre-owned cosmetic laser equipment to help expand your practice. We also provide affordable leasing and rental options. Contact our office today at (856)853-7555 or use our online contact form to learn more about how you can add this cutting-edge technology to your practice. 

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