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Laser blemish removal
Laser blemish removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted skin imperfections with little downtime. Laser blemish removal is an excellent way to reduce or even eliminate a variety of displeasing skin features including: moles, warts, skin tags, birthmarks, acne and more. No surgery, incisions, or stitches are required during laser blemish removal scars, port wine stains, stretch marks. Laser blemish removal can be done in a relatively short period of time and require little down time compared to most other cosmetic surgical options.
Laser blemish removal employs laser technology that is designed to target specific cells within certain layers of the skin to achieve the desired result. Hundreds of thousands of Americans undergo laser blemish removal each year in the United States, making this non-surgical procedure one of the most popular cosmetic options available to those wishing to enhance their appearance.
While the cost of laser blemish removal is typically not covered by health insurance, most cosmetic surgeons have financing options available to help patients cover the costs of laser blemish removal. The technique used to achieve laser blemish removal will often determine the cost of the procedure. Depending on the laser and the blemish being treated, a patient may be required to undergo one treatment or a series of treatments to achieve their desired results. One laser blemish removal treatment session can cost anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on the size of the treatment area, the type of blemish, the cosmetic surgeon, and the patient's geographical area.
The type of blemish you wish to banish will often determine the type of laser that is used during your laser blemish removal technique. A Carbon Dioxide (CO2) laser, for instance is effective in treating moles, warts, acne scars, port wine stains, and more. CO2 lasers can also effectively reduce the appearance of some fine lines and wrinkles. Laser blemish removal can also be achieved through the use of a YAG laser. Fotofacial laser blemish removal treatment is designed to eliminate redness, broken capillaries, and brown spots, and more. A qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon can help determine the best laser for your specific skin needs.
The laser blemish removal process is performed on an outpatient basis typically under a local anesthetic with a sedative. The treatment can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or so, depending on the size of the treatment area and the type of skin blemish being treated. After laser blemish removal, a patient may experience some discomfort, swelling, and redness in the treatment area. In more rare cases, a patient may develop mild crusting or blistering in the area. A laser blemish removal patient should be able to resume all normal activities after a few days or weeks. It is imperative that patients use a high SPF sunscreen as directed to protect the newly rejuvenated skin.
If you would like to learn more about laser blemish removal, please contact us to speak with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon in your area.