Aesthetic laser treatments have changed the way people address cosmetic problems, like spider veins, unwanted body hair, and brown spots. At Ross Dermatology, medical dermatologists Kim Ross, MD, Ronald Davis, MD, and the team use lasers to treat many skin-related conditions. To make an appointment, call the nearest office in San Antonio, Seguin, or La Vernia, Texas, or book online today.
Cosmetic lasers use specific wavelengths of light to heat the skin, encouraging the production of new collagen. Collagen is a protein that the body produces. It keeps your skin smooth, firm, and supple.
As you get older, your body produces less and less collagen. Over time, this increases the risk of aesthetic imperfections, like wrinkles, fine lines, and brown spots. Cosmetic lasers provide an effective way to treat these and other issues before they worsen.
At Ross Dermatology, the team offers several types of cosmetic laser treatment, including:
Laser hair removal (LHR) is an outpatient procedure that uses targeted light energy to heat up and destroy hair follicles. At Ross Dermatology, the team uses LHR to eradicate hair on various parts of the body, including the face, underarms, back, legs, and bikini area.
If you have spider veins on your legs, thighs, or cheeks, your Ross Dermatology specialist might recommend laser vein removal.
Laser vein removal uses specific wavelengths of light to heat up and destroy unsightly spider veins. After treatment, the spider veins collapse, and the blood reroutes to healthier pathways throughout your body.
Laser skin resurfacing is a type of laser treatment that uses targeted light energy to minimize the appearance of sun damage. You might be a candidate for laser skin resurfacing if you have brown spots, melasma, or otherwise discolored skin.
The time that laser treatment takes depends on several factors, including your goals and the area of your body treated. Most people are in and out of the office within an hour, but it may take longer.
After a review of your medical records, a physical exam, and a discussion of your goals, the team provides you with an estimate.
The number of laser treatments you need depends on the problem treated, your age, and goals. If you have a small acne scar, you might only need a single skin laser resurfacing appointment. Likewise, if you have dozens of spider veins, you might need to schedule three or more laser treatments several weeks or months apart.
To see if you can benefit from treatment with cosmetic lasers, make an appointment at Ross Dermatology by calling the nearest office or booking online today.