Five Skin Problems that can be Solved with Laser Treatments

If you ask anyone what gives them a confidence boost, they’d probably say that looking their best is strongly linked to how great they feel about themselves. That’s why living with cosmetic concerns can really bring down the way you feel from day to day.

So when it comes to providing the highest quality medical and cosmetic dermatological care to our patients, Dr. Ava makes sure that there’s a treatment perfect to address everyone’s concerns. Laser treatments, fortunately, are able to treat a wide variety of skin conditions and concerns, making them some of our most popularly scheduled treatments.

In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about the top 5 skin problems that can be solved with laser treatments to give you the smooth, glowing skin you deserve.

The Top 5 Skin Problems that Lasers Can Solve For You

  1. Acne

Since over 80% of the teen and adult population experience acne and acne scarring, it’s safe to say that acne is one of the most common skin conditions that people want to treat to improve their confidence and comfort.

There are many different types of acne, such as the more common non-inflammatory acne like blackheads and whiteheads or inflammatory acne variations like cysts, nodules, pustules, and papules. In many cases, acne breakouts are accompanied by scarring that can vary in severity – from long-lasting dark, white, or red spots to deep pits and hypertrophic scars.

For many adults and teens experiencing frequent breakouts, there’s a seemingly endless list of topical treatments that may provide them with relief. More serious treatments, like Accutane, can be unsuitable or too frightening for many patients, leaving them feeling stuck in between a painful condition and many treatment trials.

In these cases, laser treatments may provide the perfect solution to control and minimize acne breakouts and address acne scarring.

Think of laser treatments as an all-in-one treatment that can remove excess oil and dead skin cells, clear clogged pores, and refinish your skin to reduce scarring. When resurfacing your skin with a laser, your Ava MD skincare provider will pay special attention to your problem areas in order to clear those areas and prevent future breakouts from affecting those areas as seriously.

Laser treatments for acne can vary in strength, allowing your provider to carefully control the treatment to address your acne without damaging or over-treating the area.

  1. Freckles, birthmarks, and port wine stains

Whether you developed freckles from sun exposure, or want to minimize the look of birthmarks or port wine stains, laser treatments can give you the smooth and even-toned skin you’re looking for.

Many people prefer to keep their skin looking flawless, making the fight against freckles and age spots all the more important to them. Over the years, people can even develop dark spots on their lips, known as labial melanotic macules, which can show through makeup and lipstick.

Regardless of the type of freckle, birthmark, or dark spot, laser treatments are often able to break down the pigment causing the discoloration and reduce or remove the spot completely.

Any area on your skin that contains excessive melanin can become darkened and cause discoloration like freckles or dark birthmarks. Using a laser treatment, your Ava MD provider will be able to breakdown and change the molecular structure of melanin so that your body can break down these areas of discoloration to ultimately get rid of the dark spot.

For port wine stains, or areas of red discoloration,  your provider may decide to go with a pulsed dye laser, the Nd:YAG laser, or an IPL treatment to shrink the vessels that are causing the red discoloration so that it can ultimately be diminished.

If you have a brown birthmark, sunspots, or freckles, lasers like the Q-Switched laser and IPL can be the perfect solution to break down and diminish the look of these imperfections.

  1. Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Saggy Skin

Have you ever thought about having a face or neck lift? Have you wanted to tighten the skin on your decolletage, hands, and arms?

If you wanted to handle these concerns without a surgical procedure, Ava MD is proud to offer you a laser treatment plan than can dramatically tighten and smooth your skin with little to no downtime.

Perfect for the person looking to address concerns about fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin, laser treatments encourage the growth of new collagen in the areas that are targeted. Even the surrounding areas are able to absorb more collagen and tighten.

Laser treatments are able to tighten your skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles because, when specific areas are targeted by the laser, your skin begins to “heal” and regenerate. This is what allows the collagen levels in your skin to rise again and fill your skin.

Both ablative and non-ablative laser treatment options are available to address these concerns, and your Ava MD provider will work with you to find the laser that is best suited to your needs.

  1. Unwanted Body Hair

Here in California, summer weather sticks around all year and that means it’s always the perfect weather for shorts and dresses. Because of that, many of our patients seek laser treatments to get rid of unwanted body hair.

Laser hair removal is a popular and effective treatment that can be used to get rid of hair anywhere on your body. Great for arms, underarms, legs, the bikini area, lower back, and even your face, each laser hair removal session is a quick procedure with immediate results.

Both GentleLASE and Cynosure Elite are great options for people who are looking to destroy hair follicles to give you a permanent solution to areas of unwanted hair.

Patients who are prone to laser burn, ingrown hairs, or rashes following waxing can enjoy the minimal downtime following each laser hair treatment. With just a few sessions, you can enjoy a lifetime of smooth skin.

  1. Unwanted Tattoos

Sometimes, our tastes change or a tattoo simply didn’t turn out the way you wanted and the time comes when the tattoo needs to be removed.

A few years ago, all anyone heard when it came to laser tattoo removal is “it hurts a lot and doesn’t really work!” Nowadays, things have changed and we’re happy to offer our patients highly-effective laser tattoo removal options.

Picogenesis + the Enlighten handpiece is our most popular tattoo and dark spot removal laser because of the way it lifts ink and revitalizes your skin in just 20 minutes. A non-thermal laser, Picogenesis + Enlighten is perfect for targeting difficult-to-lift ink colors, giving you a comprehensive treatment option to reduce all aspects of your tattoo as well as dark spots on your skin.

Laser treatments, as a whole, are some of the most comprehensive treatments available to address medical and cosmetic dermatology concerns – learn more about them in Dr. Ava’s guide to the top 5 laser treatments!

Download Dr. Ava’s Guide to the Top 5 Laser Treatments here.

If you’d like more information about how a laser treatment could take your skin to the next, gorgeous level, contact us to schedule your appointment.