Laser Dermatology in Austin
Aesthetica Med Spa offers advanced Austin laser dermatology services at both North and South locations. As laser technology grows more sophisticated each year, the use of non-invasive light energy for the treatment of skin conditions is safer and gentler than ever. Lasers are utilized in a variety of medical applications and more recently these devices are playing an increasingly larger role in cosmetic treatments.
When treating the skin, lasers can be used in a number of ways. Essentially, laser dermatology works by delivering precise beams of light (with specified wavelengths) to the specific treatment area. Once this beam of light reaches the targeted tissue, it is absorbed and converted into heat. This property then allows for the selective destruction of certain blood vessels, pigmentation and cells to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. Lasers can pass through the skin’s surface layers without damaging them and penetrate varying depths of the tissue, allowing for precise targeting of differing skin layers.
Lasers are also used to facilitate the superficial stimulation and regeneration of skin without damaging deeper tissue. Laser dermatology treatments are designed to stimulate collagen production and increase turnover of skin cells to regenerate and replace the damaged cells. The result is smoother, firmer skin with a more even tone and color.
LASER SKIN TREATMENTS IN AUSTIN
At Aesthetica Med Spa, we can combine different types of lasers and advanced techniques to address your unique skin condition. We provide laser dermatology in Austin that covers a broad range of services and skin treatments, including the following.
Skin tightening is one of the more popular requests we receive for laser dermatology in Austin. Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure that uses an infrared light source to heat the tissue beneath the skin’s surface, which causes the skin to contract and tighten. Results are immediately visible after treatment and continue to improve over the next few months.
Photo rejuvenation, also known as Photofacial, is a skin treatment that uses high intensity pulses of light to improve the texture and tone of sun damaged or blemished skin. This IPL system delivers multiple wavelengths, allowing for the treatment of multiple conditions, including the reduction of age spots, dilated or broken blood vessels, rosacea and wrinkles, while simultaneously tightening sagging facial tissue.
ACNE & SCAR REMOVAL
Lasers such as the Blue Light or IPL are both incredibly effective at reducing mild to moderate acne. The Blu-U laser works by delivering intense blue light to the patient’s skin where acne is problematic. This light activates porphyrin production, which kills the bacteria that causes acne and inflammation. Photofacial (IPL) and other laser systems can improve the appearance of scarring and hyperpigmentation caused by acne as well.
Lasers can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, which is often referred to as laser resurfacing. Wrinkles develop as a result of structural breakdown within the skin. Laser treatments counteract this skin cell degeneration process by stimulating the growth of new collagen and tightening skin tissue in order to smooth out these fine lines and wrinkles.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Lasers are also commonly used for the permanent reduction of body hair. Focused beams of light are directed toward the root of the hair follicle to destroy it, without causing harm to the skin’s surface or surrounding tissue.
DISCOLORATION & SPOT TREATMENT
Advanced laser treatments like the photofacial are also used to correct hyperpigmentation issues like age spots, sun spots, freckles, blotchy skin tone, etc.. IPL treatments are very effective at correcting uneven brown and red pigment in the skin. Pigmented lesions contain a certain amount of a pigment known as melanin, which absorbs light. It is this element that allows lasers to specifically target only this pigment for precise destruction.
The practice of laser dermatology in Austin is also frequently employed to lighten and completely remove tattoos. Lasers such as the Q-Switch can be used to focus or pulse light onto the ink particles of a tattoo, which then converts the energy to heat in order to break up the ink particles. These tiny particles are then absorbed harmlessly into the body.
Lasers can also be used to remove spider veins, and are particularly effective at removing facial thread veins (those very fine blood vessels that run close to the surface of the skin) often visible on the nose and cheeks. Thread veins tend to develop as we get older and the blood vessels become less elastic. They can also be worsened by hormonal changes like pregnancy and menopause. Laser therapy uses brief pulses of light to destroy these smaller blood vessels and even out the patient’s skin tone.
If you are interested in laser dermatology in Austin, please give us a call today or fill out the form at the top of this page. At your complimentary Austin laser dermatology consultation, our estheticians will be able to better assess your skin care needs and recommend the best course of treatment for you as an individual.