Laser Treatments

Laser Treatments Dermatologist Wake Forest, NC

Laser Treatments Services - Wake Forest, NC

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Laser Treatments Q&A

What are Laser Treatments?

Over time, sun exposure can lead to the development of wrinkles, spider veins, and dark spots on your skin. Laser treatment offers a solution by rejuvenating and resurfacing your skin, layer by layer, to stimulate the formation of new skin cells, resulting in a tighter, more youthful appearance. This approach effectively targets problem areas around the eyes, mouth, and forehead.

Laser treatments function by pixelating or fractionating laser light, delivering precise treatment to a small percentage of the skin with each pulse. This microscopic treatment prompts your body to increase collagen production, naturally tightening the skin and improving its texture and complexion.

What are the Benefits of Laser Treatment?

Laser treatment offers numerous benefits for addressing skin concerns associated with aging, sun exposure, or unwanted hair growth, including:

  • Sunspots
  • Red and brown spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Skin laxity
  • Spider veins
  • Hair removal

By diminishing or eliminating dark spots and other discolorations, laser treatment can enhance skin tone, reduce wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars, and treat conditions like rosacea. It can also effectively remove tattoos and unwanted facial and body hair.

How Do I Prepare for My Laser Procedure?

Before your laser treatment at Wake Forest Dermatology, Dr. Matheis conducts a thorough review of your medical history and any health concerns. If you’re taking medications that could interfere with the procedure, she may advise discontinuing them beforehand. Additionally, she may prescribe antibiotics to prevent bacterial infections or antiviral medications if you’re prone to cold sores or fever blisters.

During the procedure, Dr. Matheis administers a local anesthetic to numb the treatment areas, or general anesthesia if the entire face is treated. The duration of the procedure can vary from three minutes to two hours.

Following the treatment, Dr. Matheis applies bandages to the treated areas and instructs you to cleanse them regularly after 24 hours of recovery. To manage swelling, she recommends sleeping with an extra pillow. If swelling persists, she may prescribe steroids.

To explore laser treatment options further, contact Wake Forest Dermatology or utilize the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.