Board Certified Dermatologist located in Boca Raton, FL
Laser treatments can be used to solve a variety of cosmetic concerns. At Boca Derm in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Michele Moraes offers laser treatments for the removal of unwanted hair and brown spots. Laser treatments are also available for facial resurfacing, improvement of acne scars, as well as the reduction of redness often associated with rosacea and stretch marks. Contact Boca Derm today to schedule a consultation.
Laser Treatments Q & A
What are laser treatments?
Laser treatments are light-based procedures used to treat several different aesthetic concerns. These include:
- Hair removal
- Laser resurfacing/rejuvenation
- Removal of brown spots (liver spots)
- Removal of red capillaries (telangiectasias)
- Improvement of acne scars
- Reducing the appearance of rosacea
- Reducing the appearance of red stretch marks
What can I expect during a laser treatment procedure?
Laser treatments can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, and is contingent on the type of laser procedure being performed.
Care will be taken to properly clean and prep the skin for the procedure. We will review in detail what the treatment entails and answer any questions or concerns you may have. You should feel little to no discomfort during the procedure as a topical numbing agent may be applied.
Protective eyeglasses to be worn during your laser session will be provided.
What can I expect after a laser treatment procedure?
During your consultation and after your procedure, Dr. Moraes will provide detailed post-procedure instructions.
You can reasonably expect some post-procedure swelling, itching or stinging immediately following certain laser procedures. With laser resurfacing, this may naturally lead to your skin drying and eventually peeling.
All that is a normal part of the healing process, and the entire healing period can last anywhere from ten days to three weeks. With other laser procedures, there may be little to no downtime.
It is crucial to avoid sun exposure, wear protective clothing, and apply sunblock, since as some laser procedures may leave your skin extremely sensitive to UV rays. It is also important to keep the treated skin thoroughly moisturized and avoid any products containing drying elements.
If you are interested in a laser procedure to improve your appearance, we welcome you to call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moraes and staff. She has the expertise you need to reach your cosmetic goals.