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South Denver-Englewood and Lone Tree patients benefit from the latest laser and light based therapy

Through the centuries, scientific research has consistently improved our understanding of, and ability to treat, the skin. However, the field of dermatology has never evolved as rapidly as it is today. The development of laser and other light-based treatments have propelled medical care into an era of rapid advancement.

How light energy affects skin

Laser light is a form of energy, which is absorbed by solid matter including your skin. As the energy is absorbed, it acts on certain skin cells, or components in the skin. However, the specific components affected, and the way they react to the energy can vary dramatically, depending on the wavelength, delivery method, intensity, length of exposure, and many other factors.

This makes laser and light-based therapies some of the most versatile technologies available. It is also highly effective and safe, in the hands of a skilled, properly trained technician. The potential side of effects of these powerful devices point to the wisdom of seeing a reputable dermatology office rather than a spa or other non-core physician. An experienced medical provider will aim to minimize the risk of side effects while maximizing your results.

Our technology

At AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC, we understand that you don’t want to settle for the limitations of yesterday’s technology, if there is a superior technique currently available. You want the best care available today, without risking your skin to experimental treatment, which is why our offices are equipped with the latest, proven technology.

Our suite of lasers includes the latest offerings from global leaders in medical and aesthetic technology, including Palomar, Cynosure, Syneron-Candela, and Sciton. Whether you want to erase facial redness, improve the texture of your skin, clear up an acne breakout, or eliminate unwanted body hair, we have the ideal device, which was designed for just that purpose. These are just a few examples of the seemingly endless possibilities afforded by light and laser therapy techniques.

If you want to benefit from state-of-the-art technology, and the expertise of four board-certified dermatologists and a licensed medical aesthetician, call us. For your convenience, we have two locations, one is in South Denver-Englewood 303.756.(7546), and the other is in Lone Tree 303.799.(4260).

Lasers replace razors in Englewood/South Denver and Lone Tree

Are you locked in a never-ending battle with unwanted body hair? Shaving, plucking, waxing, and other traditional techniques are temporary. As fast as hair is removed, it re-grows. At AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC, we offer a better solution. The modern answer to unwanted hair is prevention, using specialized lasers.

How laser hair removal works
The pigment (color) in active hair follicles will readily absorb specific wavelengths of laser energy. The reaction caused by this absorption damages the follicle, usually rendering it incapable of growing new hairs. Hair follicles that are in the resting phase will not respond to lasers until they begin the growth phase. Therefore, a series of carefully timed treatments is needed for optimal results.

Laser technology is constantly evolving and improving. In the past, laser hair removal was only recommended for select patients, specifically those with fair skin. Because the light energy acts on pigmentation, it could damage dark skin. Thankfully, extensive scientific research and technological advancement have solved this problem.

Today we have lasers that are capable of passing through the skin and safely reaching the follicles. However, this technique requires state-of-the-art equipment, and specially trained technicians. At AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC, we are committed to providing our patients with the very best care currently available. To that end, we equip our office with the latest advanced technology, once it has been tested and proven.

We have Palomar ICON at BOTH offices featuring SkinTel (skin intelligence melanin reader) to enhance safety and efficacy of each treatment.

Our physicians and staff members dedicate a considerable amount of time to continuing education. This includes training on the proper techniques for using new devices, as well learning about the latest medical discoveries and innovative developments in dermatology.

Laser hair removal is sometimes described as permanent hair reduction, which is more technically correct. We cannot guarantee that you won’t have an occasional hair appear. However, the number and size of hairs in the future should be minimal. For most patients, a single touch-up session annually is sufficient to maintain radiant, silky-smooth skin.

Wouldn’t you love to throw out the razors, creams, wax, and tweezers? Call us at 303.756.(7546) (Englewood/South Denver office) or 303.799.(4260) (Lone Tree office) and schedule a consultation.