Cosmetic laser treatments have existed for many years. Due to the nature of these treatments and the sheer number of options that are available, the prospect of having a laser treatment can be more overwhelming than it needs to be. We want you to be informed about what laser treatments have to offer, and are proud of the results we consistently achieve for our discerning patients. If you are interested in a proven method of reducing scars, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, unwanted hair, and more, we would love to sit with you to explore your options at American Dermatology in Sarasota, FL.
What are Laser Treatments?
Laser treatments are delivered by FDA-cleared devices designed to achieve specific objectives. Using various wavelengths of light, laser treatments can target imperfections in the skin while simultaneously stimulating a healing response that brings more collagen and other essential substances to the area of focus.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Laser Treatment?
Adults who are in good health and who understand the advantages and limitations of their proposed treatment are generally good candidates for laser procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Trent will ask you to describe your treatment goals and the concerns that you have. about your skin. She will examine the treatment area for those concerns as well as others that may have resulted from aging. One of the benefits of laser treatments is that they often address multiple concerns simultaneously simply by stimulating the production of collagen, elastin, and other nourishing substances. You should not have laser treatment if you are pregnant or take certain medications. It is important to disclose all pertinent information to the doctor during your consultation so she may determine the best approach for your situation. To schedule your consultation now, call (941) 379-6647.
Treatments Offered by Dr. Jennifer Trent
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are classified as non-ablative. This means that the treatment works by heating multiple layers of the skin, not by vaporizing the outermost layer. IPL treatments are an excellent choice for adults who want to correct the sun damage that has occurred over years of exposure. One of the benefits of IPL treatment is that it can be performed on various parts of the body. Common areas of focus include the face, neck, chest, and hands.
If you spend more time than you would like on your grooming practices, you might love what laser hair removal can accomplish. This proven treatment is performed in multiple sessions, but begins to work immediately. This allows you to enjoy smoother, softer skin right away. After the completion of a course of laser hair removal, you can expect prolonged results that last many years. Touch-up treatments can be performed as needed to destroy any new hairs that grow as some of the treated follicles reawaken.
Laser skin resurfacing is performed with powerful ablative lasers. This treatment focuses on eliminating dead and damaged cells that are degrading the appearance of the skin. Our advanced erbium laser is adjusted to remove the exact thickness of the skin that will achieve your desired outcome with as little downtime as possible. Ablative laser skin resurfacing is considered by many to be the gold standard of laser rejuvenation treatments.
Your genetic makeup and environment can put you at risk of developing broken blood vessels. The most common areas where tiny, superficial blood vessels are seen are the legs and the face. Facial veins and broken blood vessels may appear just like spider veins, as a web of red or other discoloration just beneath the skin. Some distended vessels look like red spots, sometimes with tiny legs spreading from their center. Regardless of their exact pattern, facial veins can make you look older. Laser treatments work well on broken blood vessels because they accurately target the structures to close them off so they fade away.
Are Laser Treatments Safe?
Laser treatments are considered very safe and effective when performed by a fully-trained professional. Dr. Trent has chosen the very best laser devices for our Sarasota office so that we have options for nearly every patient who is interested in this technology. When you visit our practice, you can expect the doctor to begin by spending a good deal of time getting to know your goals and expectations. She may ask about various aspects of your skincare, lifestyle as it relates to your skin, and use of medications or supplements. The information obtained during this visit helps her plan the safest, most effective treatment plan just for you.
Can I Combine Laser Treatments?
Combining different laser technologies is widely accepted as beneficial for the right patients. When combining laser treatments, the doctor does so at specific intervals to ensure that your skin is not overwhelmed by any one modality at a time.
Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Laser Treatment Consultation!
Dr. Jennifer Trent is a reputable dermatologist who has served patients in the Sarasota area for several years. Please call (941) 379-6647 to schedule your consultation.