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Laser Therapy: From Stretch Marks to Tattoo Removal

When it comes to cosmetic dermatology services, laser therapy is one of the most versatile. If you’ve ever wondered how you could benefit from laser therapy, here are a few treatments to consider asking your dermatologist about.


What Are the Different Laser Therapy Treatments?


Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal is one of the most common cosmetic uses of laser therapy. During a laser tattoo removal session, a laser will be used to break up the pigment that was injected into the skin when a patient originally got their tattoo. Laser tattoo removal is incredibly popular. There will likely be some discomfort during this treatment, but the results are quite promising. It may take a few sessions to fade a tattoo enough to the point where a patient could have it covered with new art if they wish. And, as with any treatment that involves your skin, it’s important to consult with your dermatologist first. They may have helpful insight as to how long you should wait to get a new tattoo or how many sessions it may take to fade your current art.

Hair Removal

If you regularly remove hair using hot wax or a razor, then this is the laser therapy for you. Laser hair removal is one of the most effective and sanitary methods of removing unwanted hair that currently exists. While it might seem strange to see a dermatologist about hair you could just be shaving off, the benefits here are bountiful. Laser hair removal is efficient, long-lasting, and in time, may actually result in permanent loss of unwanted hair. Not to mention that it’s much more sanitary than using a razor that’s been collecting bacteria in your shower. And if time between treatments is a concern for you, it should please you to know that laser hair removal destroys hair at the root, which means you’ll have smooth skin for weeks before you need another session.

Acne Scar Treatment

Laser therapy can be used to treat a wide number of skin issues. Fortunately, laser acne scar treatment is feasible and effective if that’s something you’re struggling with. Since acne scars are often hyperpigmented, it makes them an ideal candidate for treatment with lasers. In addition, laser therapy can help create a more even skin complexion overall and minimize the appearance of dark spots and freckles. Want to remove acne scars but not your freckles? Laser therapy is so precise that your dermatologist can treat hyper-specific areas on your skin.

Stretch Mark Removal

Stretch marks and wrinkles are common skin issues that people seek treatment for. Fortunately, laser therapy can help with both of those things. Laser stretch mark treatment removed the outermost layers of your skin to not only help restructure the skin underneath, but also to contribute to a more even skin complexion. This process is quite similar to the one used to treat acne scarring. So if you’re struggling with stretch marks, don’t hesitate to ask your dermatologist about laser therapy options.

When you want to explore innovative treatment options for common skin problems, laser therapy might be the answer you’re looking for. If you have more questions about how laser therapy could help you, set up a consultation with our team at North Pacific Dermatology.

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