Dermatology & Laser Center

Laser Procedures

Laser ProceduresLaser Skin Resurfacing

Commonly referred to as a "laser peel," laser skin resurfacing gently removes the outermost sun-damaged or aged layer of the skin for a silkier and younger look by using the Sciton Dual-Mode Erbium Laser. Laser resurfacing reduces the appearance of sun damage, facial wrinkles, fine lines, uneven pigmentation, lip creases and superficial scarring on the face. Laser resurfacing also helps to protect the skin and to stimulate the regeneration of the deeper layer of healthy skin. The procedure can take a few minutes to two hours, depending on the area being treated. Patients will require 10 to 14 days of recovery. This procedure is ideal for almost anyone with wrinkles, moderate to severe sun-damage, or acne scars on the forehead, nose, eyes, lips or cheeks.

Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing (DOT Therapy)

Dr. Eaglstein is one of the first physicians in the U.S. to offer the SmartXide DOT laser system to his patients and serves as a speaker at the medical meetings for physicians who are interested in learning about this new procedure. This laser is unique because it ablates a customized pattern of tiny microsized dots rather than the entire skin surface. This allows for significantly faster healing and less down time (i.e. three to four days) than traditional laser resurfacing and can be performed comfortably with only topical anesthesia. One to three treatments may be required for maximum improvement. This procedure is ideal for patients with mild to moderate sun damage, wrinkles and acne scars, who desire a gentle alternative to traditional laser resurfacing.

Laser Removal

Laser Removal of Age Spots, Freckles and Birthmarks

The ND Yag Medlite IV laser is the most advanced device in laser technology and is extremely effective in treating unwanted pigmentation. The ND Yag Medlite IV laser is formulated to remove unwanted brown spots, while producing treated skin with a uniform color and texture. Most lesions can be removed in only one visit. Any person with unwanted age spots, freckles and birthmarks is an ideal candidate for this laser treatment.

Laser Removal of Unwanted Facial Veins, Redness, Vascular Growths, Angiomas, Stretch Marks and Red Birthmarks

The Candela V-Beam laser was designed to safely treat myriad vascular (blood vessel-related) skin conditions. The V-Beam is a non-abrasive laser that selectively destroys the blood vessels of your vascular lesions without damaging surrounding skin or tissue. The V-Beam effectively treats rosacea, red nose, facial veins, scars, port-wine stains (red birthmarks), angiomas (tumors) and stretch marks. The V-Beam is also a highly effective tool for the treatment of mild wrinkles and skin rejuvenation, especially when combined with the Intense Pulsed Light laser (see below). Any patient who deals with unwanted lesions or any of the above conditions will benefit from the V-Beam laser, but multiple sessions will be necessary to achieve desired results.

Tattoo Removal

Tattoos can be safely removed without scarring by using various laser treatments. The size of the tattoo and the type of inks used determines how many treatments will be needed to effectively remove the tattoo. A complete course of treatment usually takes multiple sessions every six to eight weeks. Extremely precise lasers remove tattoos by centering or pulsing light on the ink particles, which convert energy to heat and break up into tiny fragments that are harmlessly absorbed into the body. This will all be accomplished without damaging the surrounding tissue. Sometimes the treated area will look paler than the surrounding skin, but this effect usually fades in the months following treatment.

Laser Hair Removal

Patients now have the ultimate option in the removal of unwanted hair by using our safe, effective and state-of-the-art Candela Gentle-LASE laser. This laser is the safest and most effective laser for permanent hair reduction and is safe for almost all skin types. This noninvasive procedure is designed specifically to reduce unwanted hair from all parts of the body. Three to five treatments are required; however, more may be necessary to achieve the maximum desired results.

Photo Rejuvenation (IPL)

Photo Rejuvenation (IPL)—Intense Pulsed Light laser—is one of our most popular and effective procedures to rejuvenate sun-damaged and aging skin. Multiple wave lengths of light are used to selectively destroy brown discoloration, age spots and freckles and diffuse redness and telangiectasia of the skin in sun-damaged areas of the face, neck, chest, arms and legs. Mild wrinkles, pore size and sallowness is also improved. This treatment is often combined with the V Beam laser to achieve maximum results. After an IPL treatment, there is minimal to no downtime, and successful treatments usually require three to five sessions, four weeks apart.