What Skin Conditions Respond Well to Laser Skin Treatment?

Would lasers be used on all skin conditions caused by aging (like wrinkles, age spot) or just a few?

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Laser Skin Treatment Treats Most Skin Aging Changes and Sun Damage

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Laser Skin Treatments such as laser Resurfacing are very effective at removing sun damage, pigment and wrinkles. The newest is called Combined Laser Skin Resurfacing (see link below.)

Blood vessels can also be treated with the Laser but IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is a gentler yet effective treatment.

Non-ablative Laser Treatment-no skin is removed- are effective for very deep treatments to stimulate new collagen growth deep in the skin layer called the Dermis. These Non-ablative Laser Treatments are used for acne and other types of scars.

Skin conditions treated by laser

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Several conditions respond well to the Fraxel re:pair, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Lax skin
  • Brown spots
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Vascular dyschromias (discolorations)
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars on the face, neck, chest, and hands

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Treatments for wrinkles and pigmentation

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There a multiple modalities that can be used for skin rejuvenation. CO2 and Erbium lasers can be used for wrinkles and pigmentation all in one treatment but come with longer periods of downtime than others. A combination of micro-needling and IPL is another way of treating the same concerns. I would recommend having a consultation with an experienced professional to analyze your skin and skin type and develop a treatment plan that is safe and effective for your individual concerns and goals. Dr. Meghan Nadeau, Seattle,WA

Meghan Nadeau, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Skin conditions treated with lasers

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We have now used laser treatments for over 20 years. They can be used for a variety of aging skin conditions, including wrinkles, brown spots, redness and general pallor of the skin.

It is incredibly exciting when one thinks about the fact that two decades ago none of these laser treatments were available. If you have aging skin and you want treatment, there is a laser out there that can help you.

David Goldberg, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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