Skin Laser & Light Therapy
Offering the most innovative techniques for your dermatologic care, Dermatology Associates of Concord commonly uses laser and light therapy to treat skin conditions such as acne, skin cancer, and spider veins.
Phototherapy, or light therapy, involves the use of ultraviolet (UV) light in order to slow the growth of skin cells that may be causing your condition. It helps to block the overactive immune response that is often stimulated by certain skin conditions.
We have several lasers and an intense pulsed light (IPL) source for treatment of a variety of skin lesions and cosmetic concerns. Benefits of laser therapy include less pain, swelling, and scarring when compared to surgery. It is also less invasive, has less downtime, and is more precise than surgery.
The lasers we use in our office include:
- GentleMax Pro® for laser hair removal, treatment of age spots, and treatment of facial and leg veins
- Vbeam® Perfecta is a pulsed dye laser for removing discolorations, including rosacea, sunspots, age spots, and freckles, as well as other vascular pigmentation abnormalities such as poikiloderma, port wine stains, facial veins, and leg veins. It also treats scars, stretch marks, warts, and psoriasis.
- elōs Plus® for skin rejuvenation and treating pigmented and vascular lesions such as freckles, sunspots and age spots, spider vessels, and redness from rosacea.
If you have had laser therapy in our office, please see the applicable post-care instructions:
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Intense pulsed light is an advanced technology that allows light spectrums to target various molecules in the skin over a range of wave lengths. It is commonly used for hair removal, offering longer-lasting results than other hair removal options.
IPL may also be used in the treatment of acne, rosacea, and pigmented lesions such as birthmarks and sun damage.
Medical Uses for Laser & Light Therapy
Though laser and light therapies are frequently used for cosmetic use, many medical dermatology conditions can be treated with lasers as well. Acne, alopecia, atopic dermatitis (eczema), and psoriasis, as well as skin cancer including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma can all improve through the use of laser therapy or phototherapy.
Cosmetic Uses for Laser & Light Therapy
We have two lasers and an intense pulsed light (IPL) source for treating facial spider veins (telangiectasia) and redness. The Aura XP™ laser is primarily used for facial spider veins, while the Vbeam® (pulsed dye laser) can treat rosacea and fine vein networks and diffuse redness, as well as hemangiomas. Our Ellipse intense pulsed light source and Vbeam laser can also be used for treating spider veins of the legs.
The Vbeam pulsed dye laser gradually lightens port wine stains. Multiple treatments are needed to maximize results.
There are several laser and intense pulsed light sources used for hair removal. We perform hair removal with our new GentleLase Pro® laser, which is considered to be one of the most effective therapies. A series of treatments is required to achieve maximum long-term hair reduction.
Both our GentleLase Pro® laser and Ellipse intense pulsed light source are effective in eradicating or reducing the color of pigmented lesions.
The Ellipse intense pulsed light source can improve skin texture, skin discoloration (both red and brown), and fine lines. A series of treatments is required for optimum results.
The Vbeam laser can lighten the color of red scars and help flatten elevated scars.
We offer treatments with Blu-U®, a new blue light technology for inflammatory acne and sun-induced precancer lesions.
If you have had photodynamic light therapy (PDT) in our office, please see these Post-Care Instructions for PDT.
Laser & Light Therapy in Concord and Cambridge, Massachusetts
We are proud to offer state-of-the-art lasers and intense pulsed light therapy at Dermatology Associates of Concord. Call our offices today at (978) 254-1600 for an appointment to see if laser or light therapy is right for you. You can also request an appointment online. We do not offer this treatment at our Waltham location.