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Laser Services

Laser Hair Removal
Whether for hygienic or cosmetic reasons, the patient who is tired of temporary, often painful methods of removing unwanted hair may welcome laser and intense pulsed light hair removal with relief.
 
Lasers produce highly focused, intense beams of light that are absorbed by dark pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface and converted to heat, destroying the follicles and preventing hair growth for up to two years. Multiple treatments are required for complete hair removal - the follicle must be “active” at the time of treatment, and not all follicles are active at the same time. Treatments are needle-free and do not require anesthesia. Most patients feel nothing more than a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band.
 
It is possible that some hair will grow back, though it is usually finer and lighter than what was originally removed. There may also be some redness and swelling following the procedure.

Rosacea (Redness) / Facial Veins
Lasers make it possible to perform high-precision and often painless procedures to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, rosacea and spider veins on the face. Adirondack Plastic Surgery Center uses several lasers to provide optimal treatment modalities for a variety of skin conditions.

Pigmented Lesions/Brown Spots
Sun spots or solar lentigines are gray or brown spots located on areas of the skin that has been exposed to the sun. Laser therapy can specifically target these areas and is the ideal way to remove these blemishes that arise from sun damage.

Tattoo Removal
Even though tattoos were at one time considered permanent, today they can be removed with a noninvasive procedure. Tattoos are removed with a laser by removing the pigments of the ink from the skin. Call us for a tattoo removal consultation.
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