In an effort to avoid blades, needles, and even topicals, many patients are turning to laser treatments to improve their skin or remove their body hair. Darilo Chirino, MD, uses lasers in several cosmetic procedures at his office in Plantation, Florida, including skin resurfacing and hair removal. To find out if lasers are applicable to your treatment plan, call the office, or go online to book your consultation today.
Understanding how lasers themselves work helps in understanding why they’re used for so many aesthetic treatments.
Lasers emit single wavelengths of light at a time. Each wavelength is able to target a specific cell type or tissue layer within your skin and heat it to destroy it. This allows lasers to make significant changes to your skin’s quality and texture without utterly destroying it or causing unwanted damage.
With laser treatments, you can target or reduce:
The heat from the laser not only destroys certain cells, but it also stimulates collagen production deep within your tissues. Collagen is a fibrous type of protein that firms and smooths your skin.
Dr. Chirino uses lasers for many cosmetic procedures at his office. After reviewing your problem areas and your goals for treatment, he helps you choose from these or other laser treatments if they’re applicable:
To remove your unwanted body hair, Dr. Chirino uses a laser wavelength that targets melanin, or pigmented cells in your hair and follicles. The process stuns your follicles and deters them from continuing to grow hair.
Photorejuvenation is similar to a laser treatment in that it uses light to improve your skin. Instead of using a single-wavelength laser, Dr. Chirino uses a light that emits many wavelengths at once, called an intense pulsed light (IPL), to target pigments in your skin like redness or brown spots.
Laser skin resurfacing is a lot like a chemical peel without the chemicals. The laser vaporizes the upper layer of your skin to reveal a smooth new surface. It reduces wrinkles, birthmarks, gray tones, acne scars, and other surface-level imperfections.
Dr. Chirino asks you lots of questions about your health, goals, and other components to decide whether or not you should get laser treatments. He may recommend the procedures if you:
Laser treatments don’t generally require extra time for recovery, so you can get them even if you live a busy life that doesn’t allow for some time off.
If you’d like to improve your skin or remove some steps from your regular routine, like shaving or waxing, call Darilo Chirino, MD, or book your consultation for laser treatments online today.