Laser Treatment

Laser Treatment Specialist
Laser skin treatments use state-of-the-art technology to address an array of dermatologic and cosmetic issues. Dr. Howard Fein customizes treatments by “matching” laser systems to the patient's skin type, the condition being treated and other factors. Palos Verdes Dermatology Associates features the most advanced laser systems for superior results in patients throughout the Palos Verdes, CA, area.

Laser Treatment Q & A

How do laser skin treatments work?

Lasers use highly-focused beams of energy to target different layers of skin, creating very precise, heat-based tissue damage for the treatment of a wide variety of issues without the need for incisions. Specific layers of skin and structures like follicles and hair respond differently to laser energy, absorbing some wavelengths better than others. By using different types of laser systems, Palos Verdes Dermatology Associates is able to provide a broader array of treatments for patients with different concerns.

What dermatologic and cosmetic issues can be treated with lasers?

Lasers can be used to treat a host of issues, including:

  • freckles, sunspots, age spots and other areas of hyperpigmentation
  • rosacea, a chronic condition that causes redness and sometimes an acne-like rash
  • fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, gravity, genetics and other factors
  • mild, moderate and even severe acne scars and pitting
  • unwanted hair growth on just about any area of the body
  • facial redness from tiny spider veins (facial telangiectasia), sun damage, heredity, aging and other causes
  • tattoos, including darker and older tattoos
  • stretch marks
  • varicose veins

How many laser treatments will I need?

That depends on the condition that's being treated. Some laser treatment can provide a visible benefit after a single treatment, but in most cases, patients benefit from a series of treatments spaced out over several weeks.

Which laser systems does Palos Verdes Dermatology Associates use?

Our practice uses the most advanced laser systems for truly customized treatments based on each patient's unique needs and objectives. Our current lineup includes:

  • the Candela Vbeam pulsed dye laser
  • the Lumenis One IPL
  • the Cynosure PrecisionTx laser
  • the Cynosure ICON Aesthetic System
  • the Alma Soprano XLi diode laser
  • the Alma Soprano Near Infrared laser
  • the Alma Sinon ruby laser
  • the Ra Med Pharos-EX308 excimer laser

Each laser is designed to address different issues, and the systems can be adjusted based on the patient's skin tone, texture and other factors for superior results.

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