Laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) techniques are safe, minimally invasive procedures that can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions, including removing unwanted body hair and improving the appearance of pigmented lesions and small blood vessels. These treatments produce a beam of light in a single wavelength with varying intensity and pulse rate capable of precisely cutting, sealing or vaporizing tissue such as skin and blood vessels. This type of treatment offers many advantages over traditional, mechanical technology.
Laser hair removal uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to remove unwanted hair from any area of the body, using high-energy pulses of light that do not damage nearby tissue. The laser light destroys the hair follicles and prevents hair from growing for up to two years.
Light colored flat moles and skin tags can often be removed by laser. Darker or deeper moles may be inappropriate for laser therapy and may need to be biopsied surgically. Dr Zugerman will need to see the lesion to decide on appropriate treatment.
Laser treatments offer effective results for many patients and allow them to enjoy an improved skin appearance and removal of their unwanted condition. The results of laser hair removal are often visible immediately after treatment, while removal of pigmented lesions can take several sessions before results are visible. Most patients require a series of treatment sessions in order to achieve their desired results. The number of sessions can vary depending on the type of treatment performed and the patient's individual skin condition.
Laser treatments can be performed in Dr. Zugerman's office in less than an hour. Some patients report feeling a sensation similar to a rubber band being snapped on the skin, however no anesthesia is required. Patients can return to work and other regular activities immediately after treatment. The duration of results from laser treatments can vary depending on the type of procedure performed, but many offer permanent solutions for hair removal, pigmented spots and small blood vessels.
Brown marks on the back of the hands can be removed with IPL (intense pulsed light), laser or cryotherapy. The hands can be made fuller and vessels less obvious with the use of fillers such as Restylene, Juvederm, or Radiesse which are injected painlessly into the back of the hands.
When we age, we lose tissue from the back of the hands and brown spots appear. The use of these techniques can reverse some of these changes and make the hands appear more youthful making you look younger.
Moles are pigmented lesions that appear on the skin as a raised or flat spot that can be brown, black, tan, red or pink. Many of these spots are present at birth and commonly appear on the face or head. Fortunately, many lesions fade away on their own within a few years, but some patients are left with moles throughout their lives.
While moles are usually harmless, many patients seek treatment to have them removed for cosmetic purposes, as they are sometimes large and prominent. Removal of these skin lesions can be done through several methods but avoidance of scarring might not always be possible. If a mole is suspicious, however, it should be removed surgically so that a biopsy can be performed.
When treating benign, lightly pigmented lesions, the laser procedure will most likely cause the targeted area to turn a darker color for a few days before it fades and the lesion falls off. Patients can camouflage the area with makeup while the area heals.
Laser treatment sessions can be performed in Dr. Zugerman's office in less than an hour. Patients can return home and to their regular activities the same day. This treatment offers permanent results, however it is possible for new moles to develop in the treated area.