Laser Therapy

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

Laser therapy is a dermatological procedure that uses lasers to smooth and refine the surface of the skin while also reinvigorating the layers of skin below. Laser resurfacing uses an intense beam of light directly on the surface of the skin to destroy the very outer layer or epidermis. The laser’s heat also addresses the skin below the epidermis, stimulating the production of collagen in the dermis which results in tighter skin tone and smoother texture over time. Getting good results with laser resurfacing can take several sessions. Your dermatologist can consult with you about the best approach for your needs.

Conditions Treated by Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is one of the most popular procedures used in the world of dermatology. It can address a wide range of conditions related to aging sun damage and scarring. Conditions that can see great results through laser resurfacing include acne scarring and damage, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, warts and enlarged pores in the nose. Given that the laser is designed to create some minor damage in the skin, patients should expect some recovery time after treatment. If you would like to explore what laser therapy can do for your skin, speak with your dermatologist today.

Related Conditions

Benign Skin Lesions

As we age, we often get different benign growths that may come about and that are completely harmless. Learn More


Birthmarks are congenital skin conditions that typically appear at birth or shortly thereafter. Learn More

Dilated Oil Glands

Sebaceous gland hyperplasia refers to benign enlarged and dilated oil glands. These appear as yellowish to pink bumps scattered on the face. They are more common in people with a history of oily skin. Learn More

Spider Veins

Spider veins are a condition of the skin in which small “spidery” veins appear under the surface of the skin. Learn More

Vascular Conditions

In a vascular condition, the blood vessels of the body are either damaged or act in such a way to affect the appearance and condition of the skin. Learn More

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