Laser Treatments Specialist

Dermatology Consultants of Asheville, PLLC

Dermatology & Board Certified Dermatologists located in Asheville, Woodfin, NC

Dermatologists have used lasers to treat and manage skin conditions for decades. At Dermatology Consultants of Asheville in Woodfin, North Carolina, Jose Mendez, DO, and his team use the latest advancements in laser technology to treat wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, inflammatory flare-ups, and other skin conditions and flaws. To start planning your dermatological laser treatments, call the dermatology practice or book an appointment online today.

Laser Treatments Q&A

What are laser treatments?

Laser treatments are procedures that use a powerful light to treat conditions or symptoms, or to improve your appearance in some way. Lasers are a specific form of concentrated light that include just one light wavelength instead of many. 

Lasers are popular in dermatology because certain wavelengths of light can target specific pigments or types of tissue within your skin. Dermatology Consultants of Asheville uses lasers as part of treatment for a variety of dermatological conditions. 

Additionally, you can get laser skin resurfacing treatments at Dermatology Consultants of Asheville. Skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure to remove the uppermost layer of cells from your skin and stimulate the growth of new collagen within your skin, which makes it firmer and more youthful. 

What can laser treatments accomplish?

In dermatology, lasers can treat an impressive number of lesions, cosmetic flaws, and inflammatory conditions that cause redness and irritation. Dermatology Consultants of Asheville might recommend laser treatments for:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Age spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Scars, including acne scars
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Vascular lesions

Laser skin resurfacing specifically treats hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and scars. Other laser treatments are more clinical in nature and can treat irritable skin conditions and other skin features. 

Starting with an evaluation, your provider looks at your skin and decides whether or not laser treatments will be beneficial for you. They tell you what to expect and how to prepare for your specific laser procedure. 

What are the benefits of laser treatments?

Laser treatments are often preferable over other options, like medications or surgery, to treat skin conditions. You might consider laser procedures as part of your treatment because they:

  • Are noninvasive
  • Have long-lasting or permanent results
  • Don’t involve chemicals or pharmaceuticals
  • Involve minimal recovery time
  • Don’t usually require general anesthesia

If you’re unsure of whether or not to undergo laser resurfacing or any other laser treatments at Dermatology Consultants of Asheville, the providers tell you the details of the procedure so you can make an informed decision about your treatment. 

Are laser treatments painful?

For most laser treatments available at Dermatology Consultants of Asheville, you have the option to use numbing cream or a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable as the laser heats your skin. With a numbing agent, laser procedures are quite comfortable.

Your skin might be red or irritated after a laser treatment. This is normal, and your provider can tell you how to relieve any resulting irritation. 

To find out more about laser treatments and how they work in dermatology, call Dermatology Consultants of Asheville or book your consultation online today.