Cosmetic and Lasers
Scholes Dermatology is equipped to deliver the most up to date treatments. Our Cutera Excel V is more powerful and versatile than the previous generations of lasers. This system delivers pulses of light energy to the targeted areas. The blood within the problematic blood vessel coagulates and destroys the vessel (which is later reabsorbed by your body). The blood flows to vessels deeper below the skin's surface so the surface stain is erased.
What can be treated with Cutera Excel V 1064/532?
Excel V is the most advanced aesthetic technology that combines two powerful lasers to target and eliminate vascular concerns, and Pigmented lesions on the face a body. Some of the most popular treatments we do here in the office include, rosacea, spider veins, port wine stains, angiomas, red birthmarks, acne scarring and Venus Lakes. It will also help with facial redness, blemishes, and discoloration.
How many treatments will I need?
Three to five treatments are sufficient for smaller veins. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. We'll customize your treatment plan based on your needs. Treatments are usually performed every 4 weeks.
Does the treatment hurt?
Many patients have experience the same feeling as a rubber band being snapped against your skin during treatment. No local anesthetics or pain medications are typically required, but can be sent to your pharmacy ahead of time if you choose.
What are the possible side effects?
The most common side effects are a slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically resolve within 48-72 hours.
When will I see results?
Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement with 2 to 3 treatments. However, generalized statements may not apply to your condition. We will give you individualized expectations during your consultation.
I'm a scientist – tell me how it works
Vascular laser treatments follow the principle of Selective Photothermolysis – the selective destruction of a targeted structure based on the proper combination of wavelength, pulse width, and fluence. We choose the wavelength based on the chromophore – hemoglobin in the case of vascular treatments. The pulse width is chosen to confine the heating to the targeted structure. Finally, we choose the fluence to heat the target to the point of destruction. Small vessels require a short pulse width and enough energy to collapse the vessel. Some of the most challenging vascular conditions to treat include port wine stains and diffuse redness, since both include a network of fine vessels. Small vessels will require a short pulse to confine the energy to the vessel. An in vivo measurement of port wine stain vessels determined the thermal relaxation time to be in the range of 1 to 10 milliseconds. These small vessels also will require a high energy to provide sufficient heat for results.
Do you want to:
- Reduce wrinkles
- Improve sun damaged skin
- Even out your skin color and enhance skin tone
- Have fuller, tighter skin
Scholes Dermatology can provide Laser Genesis treatments. When performed in series, this is a popular treatment can help reduce the many undesired signs of aging and sun-damage on the face. It reduces redness, shrinks pore size, smoothes facial texture, and reduces scarring. The treatment stimulates new collagen building with no downtime. Six treatments, spaced out 2 to 4 weeks apart are recommended to achieve optimal results.
This virtually painless procedure has zero downtime. Laser Genesis stimulates new skin cell growth and collagen production, which soothes fine lines, shrinks pore size, evens out rough skin texture, and smooths scarring. This procedure also closes down the tiny veins and capillaries that cause persistent redness of the skin.
Laser Genesis is the perfect lunch time procedure to correct:
- Facial Redness
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Enlarged Pores
- Rough Skin Texture
- Excess Brown Pigment (Hyperpigmentation)
- Scarring from Acne, Burns, Trauma, and Surgery