Laser Treatments

cosmetic laser treatmentsHere at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, we offer a variety of cutting-edge cosmetic laser treatments to help you with everything from skin texture to acne and rosacea to hair removal. Our board-certified dermatologists and staff are trained in the safe and effective use of these lasers, and have years of experience helping patients reach their goals with the most advanced laser technologies.

To learn more about the different laser and light treatments that we offer and to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dermatologists.

Some of the laser treatments that we offer include the following:

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal has quickly become a very popular alternative to shaving or waxing. While it’s currently impossible to stop hair from growing at all, laser hair removal can significantly reduce the amount of hair that grows in targeted areas, and can stop hair growth for a more significant amount of time than other types of hair removal.

Laser hair removal is safe for the legs, back, face, and even bikini line. It will require multiple sessions due to hair growth patterns, but the results are very comprehensive. All skin types are treatable.

Facial Skin Revitalization

Look as young as you feel with laser revitalization treatment that reduces unwanted signs of aging, including wrinkles around your eyes and mouth. Just one laser treatment can diminish the deepest lines — without surgery, with minimal downtime, and with long-lasting results.

Stretch Marks Laser Treatment

Stretch marks are an unfortunate fact of life for many people. Anytime the skin has been stretched too far or too fast – such as during puberty, pregnancy, or weight change – these unsightly lines may appear. Just because stretch marks are normal doesn’t mean you have to live with them.

Regardless of what caused your stretch marks, laser stretch mark removal is an advanced treatment that can help you get the clearer, smoother skin you desire. It’s a non-surgical approach to improving stretch marks with well-tolerated treatments that require no downtime.

Warts Laser Treatment 

There are several different methods for removing warts with a laser. The technique Advanced Dermatology uses is pulsed dye laser (PDL), which cuts out the blood vessel that delivers nutrients to the wart, burning away the virus and simulating an immune-like response.

Cherry Angiomas Laser Treatment

Our laser therapy uses a pulsed dye laser that emits focused heat, destroying the cherry angioma for good. Our treatments are generally very quick, although the time it takes per appointment and the number of appointments you need depend on the amount of cherry angiomas you wish to have removed.

Laser Treatments FAQs

Q: I’m concerned about the side effects from Laser Hair Removal. Can I get permanent damage from the laser? What about hyperpigmentation or scars?

A: Side effects from laser hair removal are rare. When done correctly by a trained professional, IPL or laser treatments for hair removal are very safe. Patients may have some slight redness or local swelling at the treatment site that typically resolves within several hours. On very rare occasions, blistering or burning may occur. You will need to limit sun exposure before and after treatments to minimize the risk of complications.

Q: A few laser practitioners I have been to have given me conflicting advice about the length of time I should wait between treatments. Some say 4-5 weeks is the ideal period while others have indicated 7-8 weeks is much better if one is to target a greater proportion of hair in the right growth phase. What is your view on the ideal length of time that one should wait between treatments?

A: This can vary depending on the patient and the area of the body that is being treated. Generally speaking, the waiting period when treating areas of the face is between 4-6 weeks and between 8-10 weeks for areas of the body. To develop the best treatment plan for you, visit a board certified dermatologist.