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Surprising Uses of Dermatologic Lasers in Treating Skin Conditions – PART 1

posted in Acne, Cosmetic Dermatology, Fraxel Laser, Laser Treatments

Lasers Help in Surprising Ways When Treating Skin Conditions

Laser resurfacing has become a fairly well known procedure. Using laser systems to remove wrinkles or eliminate lines or generate youthfulness in the skin is at once innovative and expected. Patients who are looking at laser treatments for skin rejuvenation generally know what to expect in terms of the procedure and in terms of the results. Dr. Rokhsar is among the world’s foremost experts on these laser systems, helping to ensure that patients all over the world receive those excellent rejuvenating benefits. But that’s not where the benefits of laser procedures stop.

In fact, laser procedures can be beneficial in surprising and innovative ways. Dr. Rokhsar’s patients often mention that they weren’t aware there was any treatment for these conditions, much less one that was as convenient and quick as a laser treatment. Lately, Dr. Rokhsar has been making the rounds talking to the media about these uses for laser procedures, trying to get the word out and let the world know that these procedures exist and that they can help. So let’s take a look at some of the most surprising—and popular—ways that laser procedures might be able to help you.

Mitigating Acne and Acne Scars

Acne and acne scars aren’t just a problem for teens. Indeed, for many adults, acne follows them well into adulthood, flaring up at the most inconvenient times. For others, acne scars (caused, for example, by popping pimples) are constant reminders of bad skin and bad decisions. However, if you have acne and acne scars, you don’t have to live with them. In particular, the laser systems offered by Dr. Rokhsar are excellent at treating those acne scars, mitigating the color and the depth of those scars and smoothing out the skin.

In most cases, one of the Fraxel laser systems offered by Dr. Rokhsar will be the ideal choice to treat these acne scars. But it’s very important to find a highly experienced laser specialist who is able to take into account factors such as skin tone, age, and the complexity of the treated area. When it comes to laser experts, there are none more knowledgeable and experienced than Dr. Rokhsar, and that’s one of the reasons he is able to get great results for his acne scar patients. In fact, Dr. Rokhsar recently spoke to the Daily Mail, and gave some practical advise about acne management.

Patients who undergo an acne scar treatment with Fraxel usually notice a significant reduction in the visibility of scarring. The skin may become smoother and discoloration caused by scars may also be muted. In other words, the skin will look healthier, younger, and scarring will be much less noticeable.

Lasers that Treat Acne Scars:

  • Fraxel Re:pair
  • Fraxel Re:store Dual
  • CO2 laser

Removing Tattoos

The appeal and the pitfall of tattoos have always laid in their permanence. Sometimes it’s great if a tattoo is a permanent piece of body art; but sometimes our tastes and preferences change, and removing that tattoo can become appealing. Until recently, tattoo removal has had spotty success, but modern laser tattoo removal laser systems have shown excellent results. This is largely thanks to a system called the Q-Switched Laser, which is able to break up pigment in the skin.

The Q-Switched laser is even able to target blue and black pigments, something that was previously quite difficult to do. Of course, your results will vary based on several factors, including the size of the tattoo, the depth of the tattoo, whether the ink has faded, and even the general coloration of your skin. As an expert in laser systems, Dr. Rokhsar recently discussed tattoo removal with Seventeen Magazine. He gets excellent results for his patients largely because he is so familiar with the laser systems used.

It may take several sessions to see your final results, but for patients who are eager to get rid of a tattoo, the laser tattoo removal offered by Dr. Rokhsar is an enticing way to get rid of your tattoos once and for all.

Other Lasers that Remove Tattoos

  • Alexandrite
  • Nd:Yag
  • PicoSure
  • Ruby

Laser Hair Removal

As we all know, shaving can be a pain. Waxing isn’t much better. And yet, your hair keeps growing back. Laser hair removal is a procedure that is helping people throw away those razors for good. That’s because laser hair removal is a way to permanently get rid of hair; when done properly, this procedure ensures that hair won’t grow back. Of course, everyone is different and results will vary (especially when it comes to your skin tone and hair color).

Laser hair removal accomplishes this by using a laser system that targets and destroys the hair follicles at their root. This is unlike either shaving or waxing, both of which only target the part of the hair that is visible. By eliminating the hair’s capacity to grow, Dr. Rokhsar is able to help his patients achieve a smoother look—permanently. It may take roughly four sessions in order to get the results you’re looking for (because hair grows in a staggered pattern), but our patients rave about the results.

To get smoother skin and get rid of your razor, contact us today to schedule a confidential appointment.

Other Lasers for Hair Removal

  • Gentlelase
  • Light Sheer Diode
  • GentleYAG
  • Miradry

Using Lasers to Innovate

When they began, lasers were an incredibly innovative addition to the field of cosmetic surgery. They still are, and laser systems are improving every day in order to generate improved results with every more patient comfort. That’s why lasers are quickly becoming a viable alternative to many plastic surgery procedures and why cosmetic surgeons are able to find every-growing uses for them.

If you’re curious about what laser treatments can do for you, contact Dr. Cameron Rokhsar to set up a no-pressure consultation. You never know—maybe that problem think has no solutions can be solved by a laser treatment!

Other Conditions that Might be Treatable With a Laser

Stay tuned for Part 2: Lasers that tighten your skin

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