Laser therapy was once seen as a high-tech sci-fi treatment only few could afford. However, today lasers are very common dermatology tools that have proven to be useful in many ways to improve your complexion, appearance, and quality of life. At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, we have put together a list of things that lasers can do for you:
Although laser therapy is not suitable for many aggressive forms of cancer, pre-cancerous growths or superficial forms of basal carcinoma can be treated with lasers.
- Remove Your Tattoo
Tattoos can be targeted with advanced FDA-approved lasers such as PicoWay® and PicoSure® that emit concentrated laser light, penetrating outer layers of the skin. This concentrated laser light breaks down the tattoo into smaller particles which the body can absorb. It is impossible to know exactly how many sessions each patient will need properly break down and fade the tattoo. Tattoo removal depends on the color, depth, and size of the tattoo, as well as how each patient’s body responds.
- Eliminate Birth Marks and Hemangiomas
Lasers are the most common type of birth mark treatment. Lasers can reduce both the size and darkness of birth marks. This laser treatment works by cutting off the blood vessels under the birth mark. This eventually causes the mark to fade. Laser therapy can treat a range of birth marks including port wine stains, hemangiomas, salmon patches, moles, café-au-lait spots, and Mongolian spots.
- Reverse Signs of Aging
A variety of lasers provide skin rejuvenation and skin tightening, which can improve your skin by erasing fine lines and wrinkles and providing lasting results through collagen stimulation.
- Eradicate Toenail Fungus
Toenail fungus can be embarrassing and difficult to hide particularly in months of warmer weather. Luckily, DAA also has a laser for that! LunulaLaser® is a laser treatment that shoots energy through the nail to the nail bed where the fungus originates and is a great alternative to medication.
- Do Away with Unsightly Hair
Laser hair removal is a popular treatment for both men and women. Laser hair removal can greatly reduce and eliminate hair loss. This treatment works by zapping hair follicles so that they cannot reproduce. We are currently offering 10% off laser hair removal from now until April 3rd, 2020.
Lasers have proven to be effective technology that can help to improve various skin conditions. To inquire about what lasers can do for you, please contact us at 404.256.4457.