Intense Pulsed Light Laser

Intense pulsed light lasers offer patients a different approach to cosmetic laser treatment. IPL lasers emit a wide spectrum of light wavelengths to heat the skin. Compared to traditional laser treatments, IPL lasers can target wider areas and treat a selection of skin issues, such as pigmentation irregularities, hair removal, and vascular lesions. 

However, the wide range of IPL lasers somewhat limits its use as it can potentially cause damage to surrounding healthy tissues. 

Below is a list of risks that can occur from IPL laser treatment:

  • Skin irritation
  • Discomfort
  • Changes to your pigmentation
  • Burns
  • Blistering
  • Increased risk of scarring
  • Potential eye injuries
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Dr. Bertha Baum will go over these risks in more detail during your consultation with her.

Fractional Lasers

Fractional lasers are often the go-to choice when it comes to cosmetic laser treatments. This is because of its ability to deliver precise microbeams to a target area. Compared to ablative lasers, which remove the entire surface layer of a treatment area, fractional lasers create minimal thermal damage. 

This triggers the body’s natural healing response and stimulates natural collagen production for a smoother, brighter complexion. Fractional lasers are ideal for treating a variety of skin issues, such as wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin textures.

However, fractional lasers do have a few risks patients need to consider, such as:

  • Redness and swelling
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Potential burns and blistering 
  • Scarring
  • Potential eye injuries
  • Increased risk of infection

If these risks seem like they are too much, Dr. Baum can recommend safer alternatives.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular choice when dealing with unwanted patches of hair. Having hair in less-than-desirable places can cause feelings of frustration and low self-confidence for some individuals. Laser hair removal provides patients with a long-lasting solution by destroying the hair follicles responsible for unwanted hair growth. 

However, it is important to note that laser hair removal may not be a permanent solution. It is entirely possible for the hair to regrow, though it is usually finer and lighter in color. You may need repeat treatments to maintain your results.

CO2 Lasers

Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers offer unparalleled precision and efficacy to patients looking for laser skin resurfacing. Not only can CO2 lasers eliminate damaged skin cells and promote the growth of healthier tissue, but they can also treat a wide array of concerns.

These concerns include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Vaginal rejuvenation
  • Skin lesions
  • Actinic keratosis

CO2 lasers are a diverse treatment option suited for all sorts of skin conditions and concerns. For more information, you will need to consult Dr. Baum. She will review your current skin health and medical history to determine whether or not CO2 lasers is the right treatment for you.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in laser treatments in Aventura, FL, and would like to know more, contact Aventura Dermatology at 754-544-9030 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bertha Baum today.

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