Laser technology now offers some of the most advanced techniques for facial resurfacing, minimizing unsightly veins, and hair removal.

As the result of age and sun exposure, the texture and color of your facial skin may deteriorate and wrinkles may form. You may have uneven skin color, pigmented skin spots or blemishes, enlarged pore size or small veins that appear on your face.

Laser resurfacing with fractional technology can improve the quality of your skin with minimal down time. Fractional lasers treat small areas of skin leaving surrounding areas intact that help heal the treated zones. For this reason, your recovery is faster. The flipside is that since the laser only treats certain areas leaving other areas intact, two to three treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired result.

Varicose Vein Removal

Laser treatments are also available to treat spider veins that may appear on your face, neck, legs, chest, or any other place on your body. Laser treatments target heat to these small veins causing the blood inside of them to clot. It also injures the lining of the veins causing them to scar and close. Although one treatment may result in vein closure of small areas, larger areas may require multiple treatments to insure vein closure.

Laser Hair Removal

Unsightly hair can be embarrassing for both women and men.

Laser treatments are an excellent technique to remove hair from any part of your body. In many cases, these treatments result in permanent hair loss. Not all of your hair is actively growing at the same time. Each hair follicle may be in one of three distinct phases: growth, regression or resting. The laser will only inhibit your hairs that are in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. For this reason, multiple treatments will be required for you to obtain optimal results.

Quick Facts

Length

15-45 min

Anesthesia

Topical

In/outpatient

Office-based procedure

Side effects

Pink or red discoloration dryness, mild/moderate discomfort, sun sensitivity. May require several treatments to achieve optimal results. Maintenance procedures may be required to maintain results.

Risks

Skin discoloration, Infection, scarring, Reactivation of herpes virus (if positive patient history).

Recovery

Back to work with makeup: 1-2 days. More strenuous activity: 2-3 days.

Final appearance

1-2 months

If you would like to learn more about laser treatments, click here or call (301) 468-5991 in Bethesda, Maryland or (703) 957-8610 in Fairfax, Virginia to schedule a consultation.