Laser Treatments

Laser Treatments

Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center has a variety of cosmetic lasers to meet your skin care needs. The Board Certified Providers at Gardens Dermatology use laser technology to treat:

 

Acne Scars

  • Laser scar treatment is FDA-cleared for surgical scars and acne scars on any area of the body, including the face. Laser scar removal works on most skin types, including very light and very dark skin. Typical side effects include temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site, which should last only a few days.

Laser Resurfacing

  • Every scar has a story. From childhood adventures to bouts of teenage acne to cancer surgery, scars can remind people of life events both good and bad. Unfortunately, time doesn’t heal all wounds. While some people may be proud of their scars, for others, their scars are a constant reminder of something they would rather forget. In addition, it is also difficult to ignore scars that are painful or itchy, or that make it tough to use the body part where the scar appears.  
  • While complete scar removal is not possible, our Board Certified Dermatologists are harnessing a laser technology originally developed as an anti-aging treatment to improve the appearance of scars – especially hard-to-treat or older ones. This new treatment option is bringing renewed self-confidence to patients, helping to ease traumatic memories, and in some cases, increasing lost mobility.

Facial Veins

  • Facial veins can affect your appearance. At Gardens Dermatology, we use lasers to treat small facial veins. During laser treatment, your provider directs the laser light at the veins, fading and diminishing them.

Laser Hair Removal

  • Are you tired of shaving, plucking, or waxing? Do you get razor bumps or acne-like breakouts when you get rid of unwanted hair? If so, you may want to consider laser hair removal. 
  • The Gardens Dermatology Team uses the Gentlelase Hair Removal System to remove unwanted facial and body hair safely and effectively. Thanks to advances in technology, most people can safely have laser hair removal. 
  • Removing the unwanted hair often requires a few office visits. Most patients need between 2 to 6 treatments. Afterwards, most patients are free of the unwanted hair for several months. When the hair regrows, most patients see noticeably less hair than before. The hair also tends to be finer and lighter in color. 
  • Laser hair removal can be repeated when the hair regrows and is designed for hair removal on most parts of the body. Many lasers effectively treat large areas. Laser hair removal can treat the:
    • Back
    • Bikini area
    • Chest
    • Face, especially the upper lip and chin
    • Neck
    • Shoulders

Laser Tattoo Removal

  • Has a tattoo lost its appeal? Does your permanent makeup look less attractive than you imagined? If you’re considering removing a tattoo or permanent makeup, know that lasers have largely replaced other tattoo-removal methods. Thanks to recent advances in laser technology, today’s lasers can:
    • Get rid of tattoos more safely and effectively 
    • Remove tattoo ink with fewer treatments
    • Treat ink colors that were once difficult to remove 
  • While the technology has improved, your results still depend almost entirely on the person performing the tattoo removal. This is why the FDA recommends that you consult a Board Certified Dermatologist.

Pharos Excimer Laser for the treatment of Psoriasis and Vitiligo

  • The Pharos Excimer laser creates a concentrated, but painless, beam of ultraviolet light that is delivered to psoriatic lesions through a hand piece that rests directly on the skin. By precisely targeting only active lesions without exposing healthy skin, the laser safely delivers high-dose treatment for fast clearing and long remission.

Chemical Peels

  • Do you wish that you could simply peel signs of aging from your skin? Chemical peels can do just this. A chemical peel can diminish many signs of aging on the face as well as the hands, neck, and chest. Chemical peels also treat some skin conditions. Dermatologists use chemical peels to treat some types of acne and conditions that discolor the skin. Some chemical peels require downtime.
  • Whether you receive a chemical peel to diminish signs of aging or treat a skin condition, you can see: Fewer lines and wrinkles, More even skin color, Brighter complexion and Smoother skin. 
  • We use chemical peels to treat many skin issues such as: Acne (some types), Age spots, Discoloration (blotchy complexion, uneven skin tone), Dull complexion, Fine lines (especially under the eyes and around the mouth), Freckles, Melasma, Rough-feeling skin, Sun-damaged skin and more.

Fractional Resurfacing

  • Fractional Laser Resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method (columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing) to help reduce “age-spots” (also called sun freckles, liver spots, and lentigines), fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest. Fractional Resurfacing is the best treatment if you wish to get the most results with one treatment.  If you have the ability to take some time to heal (7-14 days), having this one treatment is like having multiple other non-invasive treatments at once.  It is also the best single treatment for advanced skin damage and wrinkling.

Photodynamic Therapy

  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that uses special drugs, called photosensitizing agents, along with light to kill cancer cells. The drugs only work after they have been activated or “turned on” by certain kinds of light. PDT may also be called photoradiation therapy, phototherapy, or photochemotherapy.

Photorejuvenation

  • Say goodbye to the effects of sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and more. With the innovative Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™) photofacial/ fotofacial procedure, gentle skin rejuvenation is now easier than ever. IPL™ photorejuvenation is the latest in modern dermatology, allowing patients to transform red, blotchy skin into a radiant complexion. If you suffer from any of these problems, photofacial/fotofacial treatments may be the dermatological approach you've been looking for. IPL™ photorejuvenation, photofacial, or “fotofacial,” is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. IPL™ photorejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits of a photofacial/fotofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment. For even greater cosmetic enhancement, patients may also opt for a FotoFacial RF™, a procedure that combines radio waves with light waves to achieve excellent results.

Microblading

  • When you've tried every over the counter pencil, powder, pigment, gel, and stencil and your brows are still sparse, microblading—a more permanent solution to thin brows—is the last-ditch-effort treatment that promises to change your brow life. Microblading is a form of tattooing, however unlike a regular tattoo, "microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin in hair like strokes. To prepare for the treatment, please consult with our Certified Aesthetician, Michelle to make the best plan for you.