Upcoming Laser Dates:
- June 27, 2019
- July 25, 2019
- August 29, 2019
- September 26, 2019
- October 31, 2019
- November 28, 2019
- December 26, 2019
Laser treatment can address a number of common aesthetic concerns. These treatments are non-invasive and can accomplish tasks like improving skin tone, treating scars, and removing unwanted hair or tattoos. Trusting a board-certified plastic surgeon with your laser treatments will ensure that you have the support of someone who truly understands the process and knows how to achieve the best results. At Spiro Plastic Surgery, we will work with you to provide laser services that will leave you feeling more confident in your appearance, no matter what area you are looking to address.
FRACTIONAL FACIAL RESURFACING
Fractional lasers are effective because they focus on treating only a fraction of the skin in a given area. Our fractional laser enables us to precisely target the skin’s superficial and deep layers simultaneously.
Experience a dramatic improvement in:
- skin tone and texture
- sun-damaged skin
- age spots/discolorations
- fine lines/wrinkles
You may experience some discomfort during the treatment, but topical anesthetic applied prior to the procedure typically makes any discomfort tolerable.
Immediately following the procedure, you can expect a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours. You can expect natural exfoliation for the next 5-7 days.
Generally, you will see a dramatic improvement in skin tone and texture after only one laser resurfacing treatment. Some patients require an additional treatment. In the days after the treatment your skin will gradually look softer and smoother. The age spots and fine lines will start to show immediate improvement.
Treatments and Removal
Laser hair removal is a noninvasive technique that uses highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and generates heat to damage the follicle and inhibit future hair growth.
Because hair removal only affects actively growing hair follicles, it may take several laser hair removal treatments to provide significant hair reduction. Additionally, while laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. Periodic maintenance treatments may be needed.
Lasers are a common method of scar treatment. The laser emits a concentrated beam of light energy to generate heat and cause inflammation of the dermis. As a result, the remaining tissues produce collagen and elastin which work to heal the skin, reducing pigmentation and softening scars.
Lasers are the most common method of tattoo removal performed. Lasers heat the ink particles in the skin with highly concentrated light waves, causing them to fragment into smaller particles that are cleared by the body’s immune system.
Complete removal of a tattoo typically requires 4-10 laser sessions. Some colors of ink are harder to remove than others, and may never be completely removed. We recommend 6 weeks between each session to allow the body to absorb as much of the ink as possible.
Topical skin numbing cream is used prior to the procedure to alleviate discomfort. After the procedure, we recommend cleaning the wound with soap, water, and antibiotic ointment, and then soft dressing. Healing is usually complete about 5-7 days after the procedure.
Laser Services Near Me in New Jersey
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your skin because of unwanted hair, scars, or tattoos, our team of professionals at Spiro Plastic Surgery will suggest the ideal laser treatment to address your concerns. At our office in West Orange, we will guide you through our various laser services and help you to feel happier and more confident in your own skin. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about all we have to offer, please contact us today to schedule a consultation!