While some patients shy away from laser skin treatments because they think it’s too new of a procedure to be truly proven, the fact is that lasers have been used in the medical field for decades with safe and highly successful results. Throughout the years, researchers have continuously made improvements on the earlier lasers, making them even safer and more effective for a wide range of skin care needs, from tattoo removal to skin cancer treatment to facial rejuvenation. But one advancement that has arisen in the past several years has stood out as not only a particularly effective treatment, but one which is also easy for patients with busy schedules to accommodate.
The PicoSure® laser actually began (and is still used) as an extremely effective laser for tattoo removal by targeting more colors than similar lasers and providing more thorough results in fewer sessions. But in 2014, the manufacturers of PicoSure® released the FOCUS™ Lens Array, and since then we’ve completed thousands of treatments and have achieved fantastic results. This new tool is essentially an attachment for the PicoSure® laser which allows it to provide comprehensive yet noninvasive skin rejuvenation. By treating fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots alike, this unique procedure offers exceptional results for any area of the body, but with very low risks and without the recovery time that traditional and fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments require. In fact, the only “side effect” the procedure generally causes is a redness that fades in around 4-6 hours.
So what does the treatment actually look like? Take a look at the video below of an actual treatment by our own Dr. D. Scott Karempelis at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) using PicoSure® with the FOCUS™ Lens Array:
Lasers are among the most versatile tools for skin care, because they can be customized to target any specific cosmetic concern: aging, rosacea, spider veins, tattoos, unwanted hair, and much more. And the largest and most experienced laser skin care center in the Southeast is actually right in your back yard—The Laser Institute of Georgia, one of DAA’s nine unique specialty centers. To learn whether laser treatments or another type of procedure may be able to help you restore health and beauty to your skin, schedule a consultation at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. Or, for more skin care tips and informative videos, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.