By South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
November 13, 2018
Category: Skin Care

Learn more about the different laser therapies and how they can improve your skin.

Laser Tattoo RemovalAre you dealing with hyperpigmentation, acne scars and other issues that keep you from having beautiful, healthy-looking skin? If so, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Our South Shore, MA, dermatologists offer a wide range of laser therapies to help treat a multitude of skin issues to give you the skin you deserve.

Here are some of the most popular laser skin therapies our South Shore, MA, skin doctors have to offer:

Ruby Laser

The ruby laser gets its name because it emits a red-colored wavelength, which is great for targeting and eliminating everything from pigmentation (e.g. birthmarks; melasma; freckles) to unwanted hair and tattoos. The ruby laser is attracted to certain colors, so often times your dermatologist may recommend the ruby laser if you want to remove a black, blue or green tattoo.

Before the treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the area so you don’t feel any discomfort. Depending on the type of issue you are treating and the severity, you may require multiple laser sessions to get the results you want.

Pulsed Light Therapy/Photofacials

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, sometimes referred to as a photofacial, uses a special light to reduce the appearance of several common skin issues to provide smoother, even skin tone and texture. IPL therapy is great for:

  • Improving the skin’s texture
  • Reducing redness (e.g. rosacea)
  • Reducing and eliminating age spots, freckles and pigmentation
  • Reducing the appearance of superficial scars (e.g. acne scars)
  • Removing unwanted hair

This treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t involve any downtime. Just like with most laser treatments, you may require more than one session to see the desired results.


Sometimes nicknamed the “lunchtime procedure” because it can be performed quickly, painlessly and with no downtime, ClearLife is a fractional laser that is able to handle both deep and superficial skin problems. It’s great for all skin types and can be used to:

  • Reduce or eliminate hyperpigmentation
  • Reduce sun damage
  • Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Even out skin tone and texture
  • Reduce the appearance of stretch marks

Blue Light Therapy

This unique type of phototherapy is often used to treat acne or actinic keratosis (precancerous lesions that show up as thick, scaly patches of skin). Blue light therapy treats acne by killing the acne-causing bacteria on the surface of the skin, making it less likely for pimples to form. When directed over actinic keratosis, the laser is able to destroy the precancerous cells.

Do you have questions about the different laser skin treatments we offer in South Shore, MA? Are you ready to find out if laser therapy could improve your skin? If so, then it’s time to schedule a consultation with South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center. Call us today.