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Laser Treatments

Laser Treatments services offered in Columbia, MD

The Clarity II™ laser is an innovative, versatile technology that can treat melasma, age spots, and other types of hyperpigmentation without the need for downtime. At Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care, the board-certified dermatologists use state-of-the-art technology to improve the appearance of darkened skin patches without damaging nearby tissue. They can also use laser treatments to remove unwanted hair from the legs, arms, and other parts of your body. Call the Columbia, Maryland, office today to learn more about the benefits of laser treatments or book an appointment online.

Laser Treatments Q & A

What are laser treatments?

Laser treatments are a noninvasive option to treat a range of dermatological conditions without incisions. The laser energy moves through the skin of the treatment area to break up areas of hyperpigmentation without damaging surrounding tissue.

The board-certified dermatologists at Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care use state-of-the-art Clarity II™ laser technology from Lutronics® to improve the health and appearance of your skin. They also use the Clarity II system for laser hair removal.

The system is a high-powered, dual-wavelength laser platform that can simultaneously treat large areas of skin at the same time. The innovative design also offers a single fiber laser to treat small areas with high precision.

Am I a candidate for laser treatments?

The laser treatments available at Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care can address hyperpigmentation issues like:

  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Sunspots
  • Melasma

Laser therapy may be a good fit for you if you have darkened patches of skin that aren’t treatable with topical bleaching agents.

You might also be a candidate for laser treatments if you’re interested in permanently removing unwanted body hair. Laser hair removal destroys hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin.

Laser treatments are generally safe and effective for adults who are in overall good health and free of skin infections.

What can I expect during laser treatments?

During your initial laser treatment at Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care, your provider helps you get comfortable on an exam table.

They identify the areas of skin discoloration you wish to treat and use a handheld device to direct beams of laser energy into the treatment area. The system’s IntelliTrak™ technology has temperature-sensing capabilities to ensure optimal coverage of the targeted area.

If you’re undergoing laser hair removal, the physicians direct the laser energy into the hair follicles. The energy destroys the structure of the follicle so it can no longer produce new hairs. The providers can easily adjust the wavelengths of laser energy to treat body hair of all textures, including fine hair that’s difficult to remove with other technologies.

The Clarity II laser system can only treat hair in the active growth cycle, so you might need a series of laser treatments to achieve your desired results.

Call Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care today to schedule a consultation for laser treatments or book an appointment online.