Patients choose to have laser treatments for varying reasons.
Whether it’s a child born with a vascular birthmark (port wine stain, strawberry hemangioma) who seeks treatment to reduce pigmentation and obtain a more evened skin tone or adults who are looking to reduce the signs of acne scars or facial veins, laser treatments provide an array of options for patients who want to look their best.
Not all of our lasers are used for “medically necessary” treatments.
Cosmetic laser treatments are becoming the most productive and least invasive treatment for aging skin. Patients seeking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even out their skin tone, and generally improve the skin quality of their face, neck, and chest can benefit from laser treatments at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Indiana.
Laser Treatments in Indianapolis at the LASSI
Laser Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin
Sun-damaged skin is characterized by blotchy brown pigmentation (dyschromia), redness, roughness, wrinkles, and laxity. Luckily, sun damage can be corrected using laser treatments. In our Indiana dermatology practice, we prefer the CO2 DOT Laser resurfacing to correct signs of sun damage. This allows patients to obtain a more evened tone and texture, effectively erasing the signs of sun damage.
Red Skin Correction with Lasers
Red skin conditions (often called “The Reds”) are trickier to correct largely due to their color. These conditions include rosacea, port wine stains, and stretch marks. For these conditions, we utilize a pulsed dye laser known as the V-Beam. Our practice was the first to utilize this device in the United States, and Dr. Hanke has instructed courses internationally on the use of this V-Beam laser treatment.
Laser Treatments for Facial Veins and Blood Vessel Removal
Many patients develop multiple unsightly, fine, linear red blood vessels (aka “spider veins”) on the nose and cheeks, giving a prematurely aged look to the face. Laser removal of the blood vessels results in a younger-looking, more even skin tone.
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing for Anti-Aging, Scars, and Pigmentation
The CO2 laser is an ablative laser, meaning it vaporizes skin on the surface, which effectively removes the top-most layers of the skin. CO2 laser resurfacing can be focused down to a very thin beam and used to cut like a scalpel, or in a defocused mode to vaporize or ablate soft tissue. It is often referred to as laser skin resurfacing, because it removes the top layer of skin, revealing a more even skin tone and texture.
Laser Treatments for Vascular Birthmarks
Birthmarks that occur on exposed parts of the body, such as the face or neck, may cause a person emotional or social burden. Laser treatments can work wonders by fading these vascular birthmarks, revealing a more evened skin tone.
Get Your Laser Treatments at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana
Whether you have a medical skin condition or a cosmetic concern, the skin experts at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana in Indianapolis are here to help. Led by renowned dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke, our practice is at the forefront of laser technology in Indiana and the United States. In addition to providing these valuable laser treatments and other dermatologic services, we have an accredited clinical trials and dermatology research facility that provides essential testing of new technologies and prescription treatments. When you choose the LASSI in Indianapolis, you’re entrusting your health and wellbeing to some of the most skilled dermatology providers in Indiana. Schedule a consultation today and find out if laser treatments are right for your needs.