Beginners Guide: Laser Treatments

By Suseela Narra, MD
October 03, 2014
Category: Dermatology
Aging doesn’t have to be a drag, at Dr. Suseela Narra’s Dermatology and Aesthetics office in Issaquah; we offer solutions for your skin problems through safe and convenient laser treatments. Our laser treatments can perform skin resurfacing, as well as hair removal. Laser treatments are also used to reduce wrinkles, treat acne scars, remove pigmented blemishes, and treats vascular lesions.
 

Skin Resurfacing

Laser rejuvenation is the treatment to resurface your skin. It removes your skin layer by layer with precision. The new skin cells that form during healing give your skin a tighter, younger looking surface. Laser skin resurfacing can help you with:
 
  • Static wrinkles
  • Dynamic wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Scars
  • Vascular conditions
  • Loss of skin tone
During a laser facial procedure, a pulsed laser light infiltrates the skin, removing small columns of tissue and depositing heat into the deeper layers of the skin. In this way, the damaged, apparent layers of skin are able to go away, while the deeper layers of cells are stimulated to produce renewed, healthy cells and more collagen and elastin fibers. This provides your skin with youthful agility, tightness, and tone.
 
For some patients, the laser skin resurfacing procedure does an excellent job of diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, scars, and irregular skin pigmentation. However, patients with certain skin types, skin tones, and medical conditions may suffer a bigger risk of developing unpleasant side effects. Laser skin resurfacing may worsen such a patient's facial appearance. The only way to know for sure if you are a perfect candidate is to visit our office.
 

Laser Hair Removal

Women and men have found that removing hair that constantly needs to be shaved is a weekly annoyance. If this sounds like you, then you should consider laser hair removal. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Patients should note that multiple treatments may be needed which are spaced a number of weeks apart.
 

Common laser hair removal locations include:

  • Legs
  • Armpits
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Bikini Line
To learn more about skin laser treatments at our Issaquah office, contact us today! Our laser treatments are certain to help with your skin concerns & the sooner you set up an appointment the sooner you will see results!

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