Laser skin resurfacing technology can do wonders for the skin. At MI Skin Dermatology in Washington, DC, Dr. Melda Isaac offers a wide variety of lasers suited for addressing different skin problems. Among the issues that can be treated with lasers are acne scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone and texture, brown spots, birthmarks, and melasma. Dr. Isaac will have a thorough consultation to determine which laser or combination of lasers would be best to address your specific skin concerns.

Laser Skin Treatment

There are two main types of laser for the skin, ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers actually damage the skin, kicking collagen production into overdrive and speeding the skin’s healing, restorative powers. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive and penetrate the skin without actually wounding it. Non-ablative lasers tend to require much less recovery time, but may require multiple sessions for full effectiveness. Ablative lasers, on the other hand, require more recovery time but can produce dramatic results in one session.

Dr. Isaac offers laser skin treatments for all skin types and colors. In the past, it was difficult to find laser treatments that would work effectively on darker skin tones, but recently a number of lasers have come to market that can treat darker skin. No matter what type of skin you have, there’s a good chance that there is a laser treatment that will work well for you. Lasers can also be used in combination with other non-invasive treatments such as Botox for even further facial rejuvenation. Laser skin resurfacing has been proven safe and effective, and most lasers require less than hour of treatment time and are not very painful. Built-in cooling systems along with topical numbing agents combine to make laser skin treatments tolerable, and the effects following treatment can be amazing.