Lasers are medical devices that produce high-energy, focused beams of intense, “single-colored” light and heat which have been found – through ongoing research and extensive clinical experience – to selectively interact, in very useful ways, upon various tissues within the skin and body.
Using high-intensity light, lasers can focus on and treat small targeted areas; delivering optimum results. With the advancements in today’s technology, lasers are used to treat a variety of conditions from vascular lesions to the removal of unwanted body hair.
Our top priority is providing our patients with the safest and most effective treatments available. We provide the most advanced laser treatments available for medical skin conditions and cosmetic desires.
The providers and staff at The Woodruff Institute for Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery are trained and experienced in using each type of laser for each patient’s particular need. Laser treatment is ideal to alleviate both cosmetic and health concerns such as:
Laser treatments can provide patients with optimal, long-lasting results in a shorter period of time. Patients undergoing laser treatments can expect temporary discomfort, redness, bruising, blistering and/or crusting around the treated area. Click here to read our blog, “Healing After Laser Treatment.”
Also known as photofacial, IPL therapy is a quick procedure, requiring little downtime that rejuvenates the skin and restores a youthful glow. Intense pulsed light reduces brown spots, diminishes flushing or redness of the face associated with Rosacea, and erases broken capillaries. IPL stimulates new collagen to form in the skin thereby reducing fine lines, minimizing pore size and acne scars, and increasing skin elasticity. IPL therapy consists of a series of treatments, in which an intense flash of light is emitted similar to the flash of a camera. IPL passes through the top layer of skin (epidermis) and penetrates to the deeper layer (dermis) where blood vessels, pigment cells, and collagen are found. Because the epidermis is unharmed, the severe redness and peeling associated with traditional laser skin resurfacing are avoided. Some patients are happy after just one treatment, but the best results are achieved when done in a series.
Unlike traditional ablative laser resurfacing, which removes the whole top layer of skin, the fractional method used by the Pixel Laser works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin while leaving the surrounding tissue intact, allowing for rapid healing. As the Pixel laser light penetrates the skin, tiny thermal channels are formed, and as these micro-injuries heal, collagen is remodeled causing skin tightening and an improvement in skin texture.
Ideal for patients with light or medium skin tones, fractional treatments can be used anywhere on the face. It is particularly effective around the eyes and mouth, which are two areas that typically develop the first signs of wrinkles and sun damage. It can be used in combination with other laser treatments to maximize your cosmetic results.