Laser Skin Resurfacing, Chemical Peels, Dermabrasion, Light Therapy
Fine wrinkles are the small, "crepe paper" appearing areas
around the mouth and eyes, and often on the cheeks. These fine
wrinkles can be treated with LASER SKIN RESURFACING and/or CHEMICAL PEELING, DERMABRASION or NON-ABLATIVE LIGHT THERAPY.
Which treatment is right for you will depend upon the patient's
specifics that will be discussed in the consultation with Dr. Klausner.
Many facial skin rejuvenation procedures can be done in the office
with little or no "downtime". This includes chemical peeling
for improvement of fine wrinkles, skin tone and color, and in
office laser therapy for facial skin disclorations.
We are pleased to offer the KTP (Potassium, Titanyl, Phosphate) laser
which reduces unattractive skin lesions with the gentle action of a
laser light beam. The laser allows non-traumatic treatments of vascular
and pigmented skin lesions that are comfortable, safe and effective.
The mild and precise treatment characteristics of the laser provide
consistent results and, in most cases, treatments are performed without
any anesthesia or pain. How
does the laser work? A laser generates an intense beam of light.
This beam brings energy to a specific site, through a small handpiece
connected to the laser. The laser light is absorbed by oxy hemoglobin
(bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) and melanin/pigment (black or
brown pigment found in the skin) causing decomposition or destruction
by heat of unwanted cells. Healthy cells are left intact. What conditions are treated with this laser?
Telangiectasia - facial spider veins caused by a dilation of capillary vessels or arterioles
Cherry Angiomas - slightly raised, red lesions
Spider Angiomas - slightly raised, red spider-like lesions
Rosacea - red facial lesions around the nose and cheeks causing a sunburn look
Lentigines - a flat, brown spot on the skin present on skin with frequent sun exposure
Keratoses - slightly elevated pigmented spots often found on the back and hands
Freckles - a brownish spot on the skin common on people with fair skin
Dermatosis Papulosis Nigra - small, black marks seen primarily on people of Asian or African descent
Deeper skin resurfacing is often done under "Twilight" Anesthesia
and the patient can go home the same day. Enough sedation
is given so that the patient is comfortable and has little if any
recollection of the procedure, but avoids the undesirable effects of
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