Laser surgery for the skin can help to clear up many skin concerns. More commonly known as laser skin resurfacing, the application of laser light to the skin has many benefits. Dr. Melda Isaac, director of MI Skin Dermatology in Washington, DC, offers a number of different laser treatments for various skin concerns. She understands that each patient is different, and will work with each one to develop a custom treatment plan for optimal results.
Laser Surgery Washington, DC
Laser surgery in Washington, DC with Dr. Isaac is a comfortable, relatively pain-free experience. Most lasers for the skin have built-in cooling devices that allow for more comfort, and when possible, a topical numbing agent can also be applied in order to lessen any discomfort or pain. Laser skin resurfacing should only be performed by an experienced, board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Isaac who has also been trained on the particular laser being used. Training on specific laser devices is extremely important, as each laser is different and should be used differently.
Laser surgery is a great way to reduce acne, acne scars, stretch marks, and sun damage. It can also be used to get rid of unwanted spider veins and to permanently eliminate hair. Lasers are also a good option for reducing the appearance of birthmarks such as portwine stains or hemangiomas. Lasers are extremely versatile, and new uses are being discovered all the time, along with ways to improve on existing ones. Until recently, tattoos were thought to be permanent. But with the advent of the picosecond laser, they can be removed very effectively. A brand-new laser called the PicoWay can even get rid of difficult colors such as orange and yellow! Lasers are constantly improving, and they are safe and effective for the skin.