Technology has dramatically improved how dermatologists treat a number of problems, and the type of treatments that are available for everything from fine lines and wrinkles and the signs of aging, to managing cellulite. Dr. Ann Zedlitz (Dr. Z), a dermatologist in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, offers cosmetic laser treatments and other cosmetic dermatology services for the face and body.
Cosmetic Laser Treatment in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic laser skin resurfacing treatments can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne and blemishes, pigmentation and scars. Laser treatments are also available to remove unwanted hair.
How Do Cosmetic Lasers Work?
There are several types of laser treatments that target different areas and problems. Some lasers remove layers of skin (ablative), while non-ablative lasers pass through the skin without removing layers according to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Lasers use light and heat to zap hair follicles to slow down growth, or to stimulate collagen production and remove surface layers of skin depending on the type of treatment and desired results.
What are Cosmetic Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments Used For?
Treating the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles and improving the skin's texture, especially as it ages, is one of the most common uses for cosmetic lasers, but there are many other uses. Other common uses for cosmetic laser treatments include:
- Treat scars and birthmarks
- Remove tattoos
- Remove warts
- Treat pigmentation
- Improve skin firmness and texture
Are Cosmetic Laser Treatments Safe?
Cosmetic laser treatments are safe, but should always be administered by a licensed professional. Schedule a consultation with a dermatologist to ensure that you are receiving the best treatment for your circumstances and goals.
What is the Recovery Time for Cosmetic Laser Treatments?
The results and recovery time will vary from person to person and depend on the type of laser treatment. Expect some redness and swelling following the procedure, and be sure to follow recovery instructions. The recovery period can range from a few days to over a week for non-ablative laser treatments, and up to three weeks for deeper ablative treatments.
Find a Dermatologist in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA
For more information about laser treatment and other cosmetic procedures, contact Z Aesthetic Dermatology today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Z by calling (225) 778-7540 in Baton Rouge and (225) 778-7540 in Prairieville.