Laser Skin Treatments in Dallas, Texas
What is laser therapy treatment?
Laser therapy treatments are minimally invasive treatment methods that used focused light to help treat a variety of cosmetic and dermatological concerns. Laser therapy provides doctors the ability to precisely target specific areas of the skin, leaving surrounding healthy areas virtually unharmed. Compared to traditional treatment, laser therapy may also minimize pain felt during treatment, as well as minimize certain side effects such as swelling and scarring. Laser treatment therapy can be used for hair and tattoo removal, as well as reducing the appearance of scars, birthmarks, wrinkles, age spots, and other skin concerns of the body and face.
Why is laser treatment used?
Laser treatment is used to treat a variety of cosmetic and medical concerns. In dermatology, laser treatment can be used across multiple regions of the face and body to help:
- Remove unwanted hair
- Reduce the appearance of scars, birthmarks, age spots, or other blemishes
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighten loose or sagging skin
- Remove unwanted tattoos
Depending on your age, health, and other factors, laser therapy may not be right for you. Your doctor can help determine and recommend what treatment options may be best for you based on your unique dermatological needs.
What does laser treatment involve?
In general, laser therapy involves the use of light to help treat affected areas of skin on the face and body. Treatment is performed in the comfort of your doctor’s office and typically requires minimal downtime. Depending on your cosmetic concerns and dermatological needs, the procedure used may vary. Types of laser therapy procedures may include:
- Laser hair removal
- Laser skin resurfacing, e.g., Fraxel laser
- Laser skin tightening
To begin laser treatment therapy, your doctor may first administer a numbing agent to the treatment area to help minimize pain and discomfort. Once you are comfortable and relaxed, your doctor will carefully direct the laser onto affected areas. Post-procedure, you may experience slight swelling, tenderness, and itching around the treatment areas. Your doctor may apply a topical ointment and bandage the area to help protect the skin. Depending on the type of laser therapy used, recovery time may vary. Your doctor may recommend rest, along with pain medication, to help encourage healing and minimize pain during the recovery process. Your doctor may also recommend that you routinely clean treatment areas, continue to apply a topical ointment to the treatment site, and avoid irritating the treatment areas. To help bring down any swelling, your doctor may recommend that you apply a cold compress to treatment areas. To maintain results, repeat visits may be recommended.
What are the benefits of laser treatment?
If you have certain cosmetic or dermatological concerns, such as unwanted hair or imperfections of the skin, laser therapy may offer the following benefits:
- Improved skin pigmentation
- Removal of face and body hair
- Minimal damage to surrounding areas
- Minimized pain, swelling, and scarring vs. surgical treatment options
- Minimal downtime
If you are interested in laser therapy, a consultation with an experienced dermatologist may be the first step towards helping restore the appearance and health of your skin. At Dermatology Treatment and Research Center, our board-certified physicians hold expertise in clinical, cosmetic, and general dermatology and are ready to provide you with high-quality expert care in a friendly and compassionate atmosphere. Call 972.661.2729 or fill out the form on this page to book an appointment.