Laser Skin Services
Lasers have long dominated science fiction and the spectacular blockbuster battles we’ve come to expect at the movies. But lasers are making waves in another application these days: cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. By introducing different parts of the body to different wavelengths and intensities of laser light, modern cosmetic treatments can handle a host of issues, including unwanted hair, hyperpigmentation (skin blemishes), scarring, acne outbreaks, cellulite, crepey skin, and even unfortunate tattoos.
At Paragould Plastic Surgery in Paragould, AR, our Intense pulsed light (IPL), laser hair reduction, laser skin resurfacing, and tattoo removal treatments can provide truly remarkable results by using little more than light. There’s a laser procedure to address your needs and desires at Paragould Plastic Surgery.
Each procedure has its own ideal candidate. The efficacy of some laser procedures may change depending on skin tone, overall health, certain topical and prescription medications, and your degree of scarring.
In general, if you’re in good overall health and have realistic goals about what laser treatments can do for you, you’re probably an ideal candidate. Dr. Epperson and his team at Paragould Plastic Surgery will help you find the laser procedure that’s right for you.
Laser procedures work by targeting undesirable skin features (such as hair, wrinkles, blemishes, unhealed scars, and tattoos) with focused beams of intense light. By focusing the power of the laser just so, these treatments only affect their targets while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. Laser technology has too many benefits to list, but among those benefits, you can expect:
Benefits of Laser Skin Services
Laser Skin Services FAQ
Laser hair removal is effectively permanent. During the procedure, light is absorbed by the darker bulbs of your hair, where it’s translated into heat. The laser light burns and mostly destroys those hair follicles and the hair shafts for reduced growth and reduced appearance simultaneously. When the bulb is destroyed, the effects are permanent. It may take multiple appointments to achieve the most remarkable results.
As we age, our skin naturally produces less collagen and elastin—two critical agents of healing and repair. The laser light boosts the production of elastin and collagen by simulating damage at the cellular level. After the procedure, your increased collagen and elastin levels will go to work healing new or old scars, including those that result from acne. Scars can’t always be erased, but they can be inspired to heal better.
Intense pulsed light treatments (IPL) can treat numerous facial lines and wrinkles in a single appointment. Smile and frown lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, and brow lines respond well to IPL treatments. IPL can also treat unwanted freckles, blemishes, and discolored skin spots for a more uniform complexion.