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Laser services offered in Trumbull, Westport and Derby, CT

Few things have revolutionized skin treatments more than laser technology. Fortunately for residents in Trumbull, Westport, and Derby, Connecticut, the skilled dermatologists at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists offer a number of aesthetic laser treatments that address a wide range of needs. Call or schedule your personalized visit online today. 

Laser Q & A

How is laser technology used in dermatology?

The word “laser” is an acronym for light amplification of stimulated emission of radiation. Lasers are created by changing how light waves move, coordinating that movement in one direction, and increasing its power and energy. 

Some of the uses of laser technology in aesthetics include:

  • Hair removal
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Treating vascular lesions (varicose and spider veins)
  • Tattoo removal
  • Treating pigmented lesions 
  • Promoting new cell development (collagen, elastin)

Today’s laser technology yields impressive results without damaging your skin. 

What are the benefits of laser treatments?

Laser technology allows your dermatologist to treat a precise area without altering the surrounding tissues. The results depend on the type of laser used and the techniques your specialist selects. 

Some lasers physically remove layers of skin. Known as ablative lasers, these systems deliver dramatic results and require more downtime than less powerful treatments. Skin resurfacing is an example of an ablative laser treatment. 

Nonablative lasers don’t destroy targeted tissues but create carefully controlled heat. Your body perceives that heat as a type of injury and rushes to launch a healing response. Your system creates new tissues that plump and smooth your skin, reducing the visible signs of aging. 

Other lasers direct light energy to areas of more concentrated pigmentation. This focuses the resulting heat into those specific areas. 

What is the recovery process like after a laser treatment?

Your recovery process depends on the type of laser treatment you select, as well as the intensity of the treatment sessions and the size and location of the treatment area. When you come in for your consultation, your practitioner explains what to expect in terms of the procedure and your recovery process. 

It’s important to adhere to the guidelines provided by your dermatologist. Protecting your skin from ultraviolet rays is essential to a smooth recovery. Take steps to avoid sun exposure, wear high-quality sunscreen, and shield your skin from the sun using hats or clothing. 

Your skin needs time to adapt to laser treatments. While some results might be immediately apparent, it usually takes days or even weeks to see the true results of your treatment. 

When you’re ready to learn how laser treatments can help you move closer to your aesthetic goals, book your visit online or by phone.

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