Lasers are commonly used to treat skin conditions like rosacea and acne; they can also remove tattoos, freckles, birthmarks, and even unwanted hair. If you receive treatment from an experienced laser technician and follow their advised post-procedure instructions, laser skin treatments are typically safe. However, in my 21 years of experience, I’ve learned that no matter what the skill of the laser technician, patients who neglect proper aftercare are more likely to experience adverse effects. With that in mind, I believe it’s my job to educate my patients on proper laser aftercare.
The most common side effects patients sometimes experience immediately following their laser procedure are itching, redness and swelling. During your procedure, we’ll apply numbing cream to minimize any discomfort (if you need it). Some laser treatments are more painful than others (typically determined by the location of the treatment areas). Patients who experience post-treatment discomfort should take over-the-counter pain medication. Ice or a cold compress may also help. More
The same laser technology is used in male laser hair removal that is used in female laser hair removal; however, the areas that are typically treated differ. Thus, the technique and laser settings vary slightly between men and women. The certified laser hair removal technicians at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center are skilled in performing hair removal on all skin and hair types. More
Dr. David Whiteman with Southern Plastic Surgery has extended his breast augmentation featured procedure special through the end of March 2011.
Skin conditions, no matter what your age, are frustrating. Even more frustrating is pursuing a skin treatment for these issues only to have it exacerbate your symptoms, or cause another skin condition. Whether you’re battling active acnebreakouts, wanting to eliminateacnescarring, trying to eraselinesandwrinkles, or even removing facial hair; successful skin treatment stems from a thoroughskinanalysis and discussion with a licensed esthetician about your cosmetic concerns and overall treatment goals.
Believe it or not, there is often more to a skin condition than meets the eye. More