Laser Treatments in Hollywood, FL

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About Laser Treatments

At Imperial Dermatology, we want to help you meet your unique cosmetic goals so you can look and feel your best. Dr. Simona Bartos employs state-of-the-art technology to perform noninvasive laser treatments to resurface the skin, improve sun damage, smooth away unwanted hair, reduce spider veins, and more. Our laser treatments include:

  • Birthmark removal
  • IPL photofacial
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Laser vein removal
  • Skin Tightening
  • Brown spot removal
  • Rosacea treatment

During a consultation in Hollywood, FL, Dr. Bartos can learn about your aesthetic concerns and create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ideal appearance. Schedule your appointment today.

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Am I a good candidate for Laser Treatments?

Our Hollywood, FL patients who have skin imperfections, unwanted hair, hyperpigmentation, or other concerns may be excellent candidates for pursuing any of our variety of laser treatments. Laser treatments are across the board considered a safe and effective treatment. However, if you are pregnant/nursing, on certain medications, or have a predisposition to certain conditions, you should discuss these with Dr. Bartos before moving forward with laser treatment. We are excited to offer laser treatments to address a range of patient concerns, needs, and goals.

What Are The Benefits of Laser Treatments?

Imperial Dermatology’s portfolio of laser treatments is wide-ranging, with the ability to treat a myriad of skin conditions and blemishes. The exact capabilities of each laser treatment vary, but most help patients obtain clearer, more youthful skin. Some of the many benefits of laser therapies performed at our Hollywood, FL office include:

  • Curtailing the appearance of wrinkles and lines
  • Balancing out blotches and discoloration
  • Rejuvenating the complexion
  • Increasing collagen production
  • Tightening the facial skin
  • Diminishing skin damage and scarring
  • Reducing the appearance of spider veins and other discolored veins
  • Minimally invasive, quick, and risk-free treatments
  • Makes skin smoother and softer
  • Long-lasting, pain-free results
  • Can be performed on several parts of the body and for different varieties of hair

How Do Laser Treatments Work?

At your initial consult, Dr. Bartos will assess your skin and create a customized treatment plan based on your goals. You can relax in our special treatment chair while the laser glides over the skin, directly targeting the needed surfaces for improvement. The laser energy is designed to treat specific cosmetic concerns while also promoting natural collagen production. After your laser procedure, you might have some mild swelling or bruising in the treated areas, but cold packs can be applied to ease discomfort. Depending on the type of laser treatment, your skin may flake and peel off over the next few days or weeks. It's vital to avoid excessive sun exposure and picking at the skin during the recovery process to prevent scarring.

Laser Treatments FAQ

What is the best type of laser treatment for me?
Dr. Bartos can help you choose which laser treatment will best meet your needs and goals during your consultation. What treatment is best for you will depend on the health and condition of your skin, your skin problems, and how deep you want your treatment to go. The length of recovery time might also be an important factor when you create a treatment plan. If you are unsure, it's best to start with a milder treatment to see how you like your results and decide if you want something stronger for your second treatment.

How can I help my skin recover after laser skin resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Bartos or a member of her team will talk to you about ways to speed skin healing following your laser treatment. The most important rule is don't peel or pick flaking skin. This can lead to lasting damage like scars. You need to skip all hair removal methods on the treated skin, which means no shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We can suggest a cream to help soothe and heal your skin.

How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Based on the resurfacing options you and Dr. Bartos choose for your procedure, you might need to wait a few weeks or even a few months between appointments. Deep laser treatments will give you longer-lasting results but do need a lengthy recovery period. You should talk to Dr. Bartos about how often you want to come back for treatments so she can consider this when recommending a treatment plan in your initial consultation.

Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal is an effective treatment for long-lasting results. While men and women can enjoy the results of the procedure for years, it is technically semi-permanent since some follicles may continue growing. However, patients find most of their hair will be dormant after their treatment plan is finished, and if stray hairs pop up, it's easier to address. More laser hair removal sessions can be needed to address new growth and any stragglers as well.

Does laser hair removal hurt?
The process of laser hair removal may cause some discomfort, but it is not considered painful. Patients should feel a small sting when the laser zaps each follicle. Your technician can apply a local anesthetic on your skin prior to the treatment. Patients who have been getting waxed think laser hair removal feels much less discomfort compared to a session of waxing.

Should I get laser vein removal or sclerotherapy?
Laser vein removal can help veins of all types and sizes. Based on your needs, some treatments may work better than others based on what is being addressed. Laser works well on certain veins; however, depending on your needs, you may get better results from sclerotherapy, which treats the vein by injecting a special solution. Larger veins such as varicose veins respond well to laser vein treatments; however, if the vein is larger, surgery may be recommended. We will help you select your treatment choice depending on your concerns and goals.

Does the vein go away?
Laser vein removal treats the vein with a beam of energy that affects the vein to destroy it. The laser system is precise and is highly focused on the target area — so it won't affect the nearby skin. After the vein collapses, it takes about 4 – 6 weeks for it to be reabsorbed by the body and disappear.

Where can laser vein removal be used?
Visible veins are often located on your face, upper thighs, back of the legs, and around the ankles. Anywhere a spider vein exists, laser vein removal can be an appropriate treatment method. Our state-of-the-art laser system works with precision when treating the specific vein — so the nearby tissue and skin are unaffected.

Is laser vein removal painful?
Before the treatment, we usually can put on a local anesthetic to numb the area. Most patients report feeling a slight tingling or snap when the laser is aimed at the target. Most lasers on the market, like ours, have a built-in system that provides a cooling effect. This minimizes discomfort while at the same time preventing the laser from becoming too hot, which may result in a burn or additional damage to the area.

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Reach Your Goals

Imperial Dermatology is proud to offer top laser technology to help our patients achieve outstanding outcomes. As an expert in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Simona Bartos will customize your laser treatment to fit your specific anti-aging concerns and aesthetic goals. Contact our Hollywood, FL office to book an appointment.

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