Lasers have been used for many years to enhance the skin, and dermatological care continues to improve the effectiveness of these services. Laser light has been shown to be incredibly effective at addressing problems such as hyperpigmentation, aging skin, and even treating conditions such as acne. When patients come to the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery interested in learning about treatment options for a variety of concerns, they may be introduced to the advantages of having laser therapies performed on their skin.
Laser treatment is safe and effective, and our practice only uses FDA-cleared devices on our patients. This includes Fraxel®, Nd:Yag lasers, and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). These devices are readily available at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery for patients in and around the communities of Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC ready to target skin concerns.
Fraxel® and the Nd:Yag lasers are used for skin resurfacing and can provide more immediate results. They are more aggressive, however, and patients may need to book several days of social downtime. Taking good care of the skin and avoiding sun exposure during this time can facilitate in faster healing times. The procedures are done to essentially resurface the skin by removing the upper layers and stimulating collagen production. This improves the overall texture and tone of the skin in a dramatic way.
Patients who want to reduce their downtime associated with treatment may be better suited for IPL (intense pulsed laser) treatment. This is less aggressive, but patients will need to have a series of treatments done to achieve the same results at they could with more traditional laser therapies. Discussing the possibilities for treatment is best with a board certified dermatologist such as Dr. Cheryl Burgess.
Ready to find out more about the advantages of quality laser treatments with an experienced, trained dermatologist? If so, contact Dr. Cheryl Burgess of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery today to book a consultation appointment. We recommend speaking with a professional at our practice about the ways of enhancing the skin and body with quality services.