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By South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
May 24, 2018
Category: Skin Care

Hair and Tattoo laser removalThis simple laser treatment could give you the more even, healthier-looking skin you want.

It can be frustrating dealing with issues such as uneven skin tone, pigmentations, unwanted tattoos and excessive body hair. While these are certainly frustrating issues to have they aren’t something you have to live with. Our South Shore, MA, dermatologists make it easy for you to say goodbye to these problems once and for all.

What is ruby laser?

This high-intensity non-invasive laser offers either short or long pulses of energy that can be reflected, transmitted or absorbed by the skin, depending on the purpose of the procedure. This laser treatment is versatile, allowing our South Shore, MA, skin doctors to safely and effectively treat a variety of issues to improve your appearance.

What can the ruby laser be used for?

Since we can tailor the wavelength of the ruby laser to meet your needs, this means that we can remove certain tattoos and unwanted hair while also reducing and even eliminating hyperpigmentations such as birthmarks, sun damage and melasma.

What goes into the ruby laser treatment?

During your consultation, we will sit down with you to discuss your treatment goals to make sure that the ruby laser is the right approach. We will also perform a thorough skin evaluation to make sure that pigmentations that you want to treat aren’t cancerous.

During the ruby laser treatment, we will provide you with eye protection, which you will wear throughout the course of your treatment. The handheld laser will then be directed over the surface of the skin. While the procedure isn’t painful it can be a little uncomfortable. If you are sensitive, anxious or have to treat a larger area, talk to us about first using a topical anesthesia to numb the area prior to treatment.

In most cases, patients will require multiple sessions in order to get optimal results. Those with larger tattoos, thicker or more widespread and unwanted hair, as well as those with darker or more disperse pigmentations will require several treatments spaced a few weeks apart.

Once the treatment is complete, ice will be placed over the area to soothe it and reduce any redness or swelling. It’s common for there to be some irritation and redness for the first couple of days after treatment.

Do you have questions about getting ruby laser treatment in South Shore, MA? Do you want to find out if this treatment could enhance your appearance? If so, then call South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center today.