Laser Treatments 101
Lasers have made quite a place for themselves in the world of cosmetic treatments, with the ability to meet a wide range of aesthetic goals without the need for surgery. At Ocean Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of laser treatment options that allow us to customize treatments for our patients with little or no discomfort or downtime. Check out this overview of the many laser options available at our New Jersey office.
Laser Tattoo Removal
Tattoo regret has affected as many as half of those who have gotten body ink at some point in their lives. Our office uses the Alex TriVantage laser for tattoo removal because it is effective in removing most ink colors, even stubborn greens and blues. Laser energy shatters the pigment particles in the ink, so the particles can be naturally eliminated by the body. Dr. Small is able to eliminate the large majority of most tattoos over multiple treatment sessions.
Laser Hair Removal
With its ability to achieve permanent hair reduction, laser hair removal has become a popular way to say goodbye to unwanted facial and body hair. The procedure delivers laser heat into the hair follicle, damaging the follicle so that current hair falls out and future hair has difficulty growing. Like tattoo removal, laser hair removal is performed in a series of treatment sessions to achieve full results.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin rejuvenation or laser peels are an effective way to exfoliate the skin, treat minor imperfections and signs of aging, and leave the complexion with a healthy glow. At Ocean Plastic Surgery, we offer the Gentle Erbium Peel for those that want subtle results without any downtime and the Matrix Fractional Peel for patients with more significant signs of aging and other skin concerns.
Laser Spider Vein Treatment
Spider veins are visible networks of vessels that can appear on the legs or face. While they rarely cause any physical symptoms, they can be a source of significant cosmetic embarrassment. Dr. Small offers spider vein removal at Ocean Plastic Surgery using a long-pulse YAG laser in most cases. This laser is particularly effective in working deep beneath the skin’s surface to remove spider veins or telangiectasia, as well as other types of vascular lesions.
Laser Pigmentation Treatment
Pigmentation marks such as age spots, freckles, and melasma can also be effectively treated with lasers. The variety of lasers currently available at Ocean Plastic Surgery offers Dr. Small the ability to treat a wide range of pigmentation concerns safely and effectively. Our laser devices work equally well on pigmentation on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs.
Laser Treatment for Skin Imperfections
The V-beam at Ocean Plastic Surgery is often the laser of choice for scar revision, redness from rosacea, warts, and congenital birthmarks. This laser targets the hemoglobin in the blood, to collapse blood vessels that lead to skin redness. The device can also transform a protruding scar into a less noticeable white mark on the skin and restore normal skin tone to reduce the appearance of port wine stains.
Laser treatments can usually be performed in our office in under an hour and patients are typically able to return to their daily activities as soon as their procedure is over. To learn more about your options in laser treatments, contact Ocean Plastic Surgery at 732-255-7155.