At the Adirondack Surgical Group we are happy to offer a range of laser services to help:
Improve skin tone
Remove unwanted tattoos
Spider vein/blue leg vein removal
Laser for strech marks
Laser hair removal
Laser for acne scarring
Lase for sebaceous hyperplasia
Following are brief descriptions of some common procedures:
Rosacea: Redness and flushing, which are probably the most prominent and common features of rosacea, are, in my opinion, best treated with lasers. This technology is also highly effective in treating the red lines (telangietasis) that appear when the tiny blood vessels under the skin become enlarged. In addition, some studies have demonstrated that laser treatments can improve the acne-like pimples associated with rosacea.
Various lasers are used to treat rosacea, including the ND:YAG laser, the pulsed-dye laser, and the KTP laser. To help remove rosacea-associated thickening of the skin on the nose and cheeks (rhinophyma), lasers such as the erbium:YAG laser and the CO2 are sometimes used.
Although most patients see a significant improvement in their symptoms following one laser session, several sessions are usually needed to complete the treatment. If you then make the effort to avoid rosacea-aggravating sun exposure (by wearing a strong sunscreen daily), visible blood vessels may not return for years.
Spider Veins/blue veins: Sometimes small clusters of red, blue or purple veins appear on the thighs, calves and ankles. If you suffer from these harmless symptoms, but find them visually unappealing – you are not alone. It’s estimated that at least half of all women are bothered by this common cosmetic problem.
Eliminating your spider veins and improving your appearance is something your surgeon can help you with. Today there are very effective, safe and relatively painless methods available for eradicating spider veins.
A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs, including:
• Hormonal shifts
• Weight gain
• Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing
Tattoo Removal: Perhaps you made a quick decision in college that wasn’t your smartest? Now you and your new employer want that tattoo gone? A quick in office visit to The Adirondack Surgical Group can help.
Please visit our Tattoo Removal Page for more detailed information.
Skin Brightening: For extra brightening and smoothing power, a series of chemical peels could be the answer: Chemical peels are great for getting rid of dark spots and acne. They also help with overall exfoliation.
Laser treatment are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, the demand for laser resurfacing is at an all-time high, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, whose 2008 statistics revealed it to be the fifth most common non-surgical procedure performed in the U.S.
Don’t Skimp on SPF!
No matter what cleansers, serums, or treatments you may employ, however,The most important tip for perfect skin is to apply an SPF 30 moisturizer or sunscreen, especially if you’re using products that contain retinoids. You should wear sunblock every day, rain or shine, January through December, or you might end up with more hyperpigmentation, darker patches, and deeper fine lines. Please visit our SkinCeuticals Page for more information of the complete line of everyday skin care products and peels and let our staff help you develop the perfect, custom skin care program for you. Right down to the sun block. Sunblock that really works against all the harmful rays that most sunblocks don’t protect against.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a disorder of the sebaceous glands in which they become enlarged producing yellow, shiny bumps on the face. These bumps are a natural response to the maternal hormones of pregnancy and usually resolve on their own within a few weeks after delivery. The papules may be cauliflower-shaped. Acne is also a symptom of this glandular disorder. It differs from the type of acne that affects adolescents and young adults, in that it is of a more abnormally discolored composition, 1-5 mm papules on the skin, mainly on the forehead, nose and cheeks, and seborrheic facial skin.
Sebaceous glands are glands located within the skin,and are responsible for secreting an oily substance named sebum. They are commonly associated with hair follicles but they can be found in hairless regions of the skin as well. Their secretion lubricates the skin, protecting it from drying out or becoming irritated.
Acne scars can be unsightly. From deep pits to large ares of discoloration and hardened skin, acne has now meet its match. Laser treatments can quickly remove these scars caused by acne and help restore your skin to its original appearance. Results will vary per person and individual circumstance. Why suffer any longer, make an appointment for a consultation today and say goodby to acne and acne scars.