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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.

By South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
November 14, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Laser Treatments  

When many people think of cosmetic treatments for skin rejuvenation or to fight the signs and effects of aging, they tend to think of laser skin treatmentsinvasive or surgical procedures. But the truth is that there are a number of non and minimally invasive professional skin care treatments available designed to make you look and feel your best at any age. The dermatologists at South Coast Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in South Shore, MA, offer a range of laser skin therapy treatments for everything from hair removal to sun damage treatment.

Laser Skin Treatments in South Shore, MA

There are many different types of laser therapy designed to address and correct different skin conditions, such as:

  • Acne
  • Facial hair
  • Pigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage

Lasers can also help to generally smooth and improve the texture and appearance of the skin, and other devices can be used for body contouring procedures to help sculpt and trim the abdomen, flank, thighs, and arms.

Common Laser Therapy Treatments

The first step in finding the best treatment and skin care routine for your needs is to consult with a qualified, board certified dermatologist with a proven track record of success in order to protect yourself and ensure the best results.

ClearLift

The Clear Lift laser is appropriate for all skin types, and delivers non-invasive skin resurfacing treatments for a number of common skin problems. Unlike more invasive procedures, Clear Lift-lasers are gentle enough that you can expect quick results with virtually no downtime.

Blu-U Light Therapy

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, as many as 50 million Americans experience some degree of acne every year. Blu-U Light Therapy targets acne-causing bacteria to help clear and minimize breakouts.

Palomar Vectus Laser

The regular removal of unwanted facial and body hair can be time-consuming and expensive. The Vectus Laser is a good option for permanent hair removal and is effective for a range of skin types.

Find a Dermatologist in South Shore, MA

For more information on laser skin therapy and other cosmetic services for the face and body, contact South Coast Dermatology and Cosmetic Center by calling 781-335-9700 to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist today.