Other Laser Treatments
Lasers provide versatility for non-surgical, customized skin rejuvenation. The array of lasers offered at The Skin Care and Laser Center of Central Dermatology in Chapel Hill allows our board-certified dermatologists and medical professionals to select the most appropriate solution for a range of skin conditions and cosmetic flaws.
To find out more about the laser treatments offered at our medical spa near Raleigh-Durham, request an appointment online, or call us at (919) 493-3194 to schedule an appointment.
Candela GentleMax Pro® – This laser is used to remove superficial pigment by selectively targeting the unwanted pigment in the skin with laser light. The pigment absorbs the light and heats up, resulting in the body shedding or reabsorbing the pigment over several weeks. Treatments are very fast and only mildly uncomfortable. The sensation feels warm to hot. Post treatment you can expect slightly red or pink sensitive skin (the sensation is similar to sunburn) with the pigment appearing much darker, or grey. It is important to not scratch or remove darkened pigment prematurely, rather allow it to come away naturally. Treatment is very fast and effective. Most require only 1 – 2 treatments to completely clear the pigment. For deeper pigment, 3 or more treatments may be required. Conditions treated include:
- Liver spots
- Seborrhoea Keratosis
GentleMax Pro® System: This laser’s Nd:1064nm wavelength penetrates the skin heating it to a targeted temperature. This not only stimulates new collagen production but collagen remodeling and collagen contraction. This treatment may also be compared to more recent RF and IR treatments in the mode of treatments. A series of six treatments spaced 1 month apart will be necessary in order to achieve optimal results. Over that period of time, you will notice the skin improvements in both laxity and wrinkle reduction as well as pore size, general tone and texture. This treatment has been described as more well tolerated than the RF and IR treatments with no down time.
Spectra™: This laser platform is for treating superficial blood vessels and pigmented lesions and tattoo removal. Spectra™ laser uses Q-switch multi-wavelengths, which are delivered in adjustable pulses that target vascular and pigmented conditions without harming surrounding skin. Among the conditions we treat are:
- Spider veins
- Port wine stains
- Vascular birthmarks
- Brown spots (benign)
- Unwanted tattoos
Thermage®: Instead of using light energy, Thermage® uses radiofrequency technology to tighten skin. Radiofrequency energy works into the deeper layers of skin without doing harm to the upper levels.