Laser Treatments

Board Certified Dermatologists & Aesthetics and Dermatology located in Live Oak, TX

Laser Treatments
Laser Treatments services offered in Live Oak, TX

Dermatological laser treatments can enhance your skin’s quality or remove unwanted features like body hair or blemishes. At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic in Live Oak, Texas, dermatologists Jean-Denis Boucher, MD, and Amanda Palmer, PA-C, specialize in hair removal and skin resurfacing services using the latest laser technologies. Book a laser treatment consultation online or over the phone at Lone Star Dermatology Clinic today.

How do laser treatments work in dermatology?

Lasers are high-energy lights used across many industries, including medicine and manufacturing. They have several key applications in dermatology. Many laser types use different wavelengths of light to cause specific reactions or results. 

In dermatology, some lasers work by damaging or deactivating specific skin cells, like hair follicles. Others remove dead or damaged skin cells from your skin’s surface. Some apply heat to collagen in your skin to strengthen and ultimately tighten or firm it. 

The Lone Star Dermatology Clinic team helps you explore the treatments available at the office and choose the one that best aligns with your goals. They then customize your treatment, often suggesting multiple sessions to achieve your desired result. 

What are my options for laser treatments?

Lone Star Dermatology Clinic offers two contemporary laser treatments to make your skin feel smoother or look brighter. Based on your primary goals, you might be interested in:

Laser hair removal

If you prefer smooth and hairless skin on one or more areas of your body, you can use laser hair removal to deactivate active follicles. Laser hair removal offers longer-lasting body hair reduction than popular techniques like shaving and waxing. 

Laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing uses Alma Opus Plasma™ technology to buff away dead and damaged skin cells after the team numbs your skin with topical anesthesia. It eliminates sun damage, age spots, acne scars, fine lines, pigmentation, and excessive redness. 

How should I care for my skin after a laser treatment?

Most laser treatments leave your skin more vulnerable to damage, sensitivity, and irritation. This means you’ll want to take extra care of your skin to avoid lasting damage and discomfort. 

Laser treatments vary and affect your skin in different ways. Therefore, postoperative instructions can differ between procedures. Generally, you should:

  • Wash the treated area gently and regularly
  • Apply a cold compress or ice pack to reduce swelling and redness
  • Stay out of direct sunlight
  • Apply sunscreen before going outside
  • Stay away from tanning beds altogether
  • Avoid picking at any peeling skin or scabs
  • Avoid harsh products and heavy cosmetics

To help your skin recover, you should establish a basic skin care routine without harsh products like retinoids or exfoliants. The Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic team can help you choose gentle post-treatment moisturizers and cleansers to use with lukewarm water. 

Call Lone Star Dermatology or request an appointment online to consult with the team about laser treatments today.