Laser treatments

Lasers are useful because of their incredible selectivity in the treatment of unwanted skin conditions. They can penetrate to a target within the skin, such as a spider vein or a tattoo ink particle, while causing little damage to surrounding tissues. Although lasers are powerful devices, the best results are seen after multiple treatments.

Lasers available:

KTP laser is used for facial blood vessels due to:

  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormones, and other factors

PDL laser is used for large areas of redness or blood vessels, such as:

  • Rosacea
  • Vascular malformations (red birthmarks), and hemangiomas
  • Scars that are still pink (less than one year old)

Q-switched lasers are used to remove unwanted pigment in the skin, such as:

  • Tattoos
  • Sunspots
  • Brown birthmarks

The Cortex ™ laser system is used to rejuvenate aging skin and to improve the appearance of scars. Specific indications include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage and sunspots
  • Skin texture irregularities
  • Acne scars
  • Traumatic and surgical scars