What is Laser Treatment?
In dermatology, there are many methods that dermatologists use to treat various skin conditions. One of the most popular methods of treating skin disorders is with high energy light sources, called Lasers. The “Laser” originates from the acronym “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.”
There are two main types of laser-like treatments that patients often get mistaken, for a good reason. These are non-coherent intense pulse light sources (IPLS) such as IPL/BBL (intense pulse light/broad band light) and coherent light sources which are actually lasers. They are easily confused because they can be used to treat the same types of skin conditions for the same type of reasons. The difference between the two is in the characteristics of the light.
Laser therapy is very similar to IPL/BBL, in that the two treatment options have the same mechanism of actions. However, laser therapy’s main difference is the light source that is used. Laser therapy makes use of a source which produces a very specific coherent wavelength of light. At our clinic, we use a surgical micro-pulse laser system with one of the most effective wavelength for incision, excision, ablation, coagulation, and vaporization of soft tissue using non-contact and contact methods. The benefit of this therapy is that it has a targeted and very effective treatment effect. In non-ablative mode it also stimulates the productions of collagen, a substance that is needed to keep the skin smooth and firm. Laser therapy can be used for a treatment of the wide variety of skin conditions, such as:
Facial Teleangiectasia, Foot Telangiectasia, Mosaic warts, Spider naevi, Venous lakes, Campbell De Morgans spots (Cherry angiomas), Superficial pigmented lesions, Angio-fibromas/Fibromas, Syringomas, Granuloma Pyogenicum, Skin Rejuvenation, Acrochordons (Skin tags).
If you are interested in learning more about which treatment option is best suited for your skin condition, or if you would like to learn more information about the laser treatment we have to offer, please contact us. Please be advised, that new patients are accepted only by referral.