FAQs

Have some questions about services offered at Laser & Light Surgery Center? Read through our FAQs below or feel free to contact us for more.

Top FAQ’s about Brown Spot Removal

What Causes Brown Spots on the Skin?
Due to excess melanin accumulation, brown spots, or hyperpigmentation, can result from factors like sun exposure, hormones, and aging.
How Does Laser & Light Treatment Work?
The laser preferentially targets cells with abnormal amounts of melanin. These abnormal cells are damaged and typically slough off in about a week. These cells are then replaced by normal appearing cells without excess melanin.
Is Brown Spot Removal Safe for All Skin Types?
It is easier to successfully remove brown spots from individuals with lighter skin types. It may not be possible to remove brown spots from darker individuals without causing light spots on the skin. We can best evaluate your particular brown spots and skin type at the time of your appointment.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
Typically one treatment makes a big difference. Sometimes retreatment is necessary to further improve results.”
What Can I Expect During and After Treatment?
Most brown spots are treated with pulse of the laser. This quick pulse feels feels hot and sometimes the feeling of hotness can last several minutes. It is typical for brown spots to darken and look worse for 1-2 weeks after which the spots slough off leaving new slightly pink skin underneath. Over time the spot usually returns to the same appearance as the normal surrounding skin.

Top FAQ’s about Laser Hair Removal

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal involves using a laser which is a color of light that your hair and hair follicle absorbs. When the hair absorbs the light, it becomes very hot and this heat damages the surrounding hair follicle. For about a week after a treatment, the hair looks like it is continuing to grow. This is simply the hair working itself out of the damaged follicle. After a week, the hair falls out and you should have almost no hair growth for nearly 4-6 weeks depending on the area treated
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for All Skin Types?
We have lasers that are safe for all skin types. We use the Alexandrite laser setting for lighter skin types and the Nd:YAG laser setting for darker skin types.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
You may feel a slight discomfort during treatment, often described as a sensation like a rubber band snapping against the skin. However, most clients tolerate it well.
How Many Sessions Are Needed for Laser Hair Removal?
After a series of approximately 8 treatments, you should have very little hair remaining. Even though it takes a number of treatments to get permanent results, you will have very little growth from the very first treatment. So as long as you schedule your treatments at the recommended intervals, there should be very little hair growth all the way through your treatment sessions.
What Can I Expect After Laser Hair Removal?
Most patients have no discomfort after the treatment. Often there is very mild redness. Some areas, particularly areas with coarser hair such as legs, have bumpiness that can last a few hours or rarely longer.

Top FAQ’s about Photodynamic Therapy

What is Photodynamic Therapy?
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a non-invasive treatment that uses a photosensitizing agent and light to target and destroy certain things such as precancerous cells or certain bacteria that cause acne. It can also be used to temporarily reduce pore size by targeting sebaceous glands.
How Does PDT Work?

PDT is the process of applying Levulan (+registered tm symbol), a photosensitizing agent, which is absorbed preferentially by abnormal cells. The Levulan (+registered TM symbol) causes the cells to be very sensitive to light so that our special light source can destroy the abnormal cells.

What Can I Expect During PDT Treatment?

During PDT, the photosensitizing agent is applied to the skin between 1 hour to up to 16 hours prior to the procedure depending on treatment goals. Your skin can start feeling hot even before the procedure begins. During the procedure, your skin usually feels very hot, although this can be managed with our Zimmer cooling device.

What are the Side Effects of PDT?
PDT usually causes redness and peeling of the skin. You are also very sensitive to sunlight and any bright light for a couple of days after the procedure. Most people should plan on staying inside at home for a few days, because even light through a car window may increase skin sensitivity and side effects.

Top FAQ’s about Spider Vein Removal

What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels that appear close to the skin’s surface, often resembling a spider web or tree branches. They can occur due to various factors such as rosacea or various vein problems, but often they just develop over time with no obvious cause.
How Does Spider Vein Removal Work?
Spider veins can be treated either by sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a solution into the vein to destroy the vein, or by using a laser to target the vein. For laser spider vein treatments, we use a color of light that the vein absorbs. This laser light causes the vein to heat up which destroys the vein. Sclerotherapy is often the best for larger veins while lasers are typically better for smaller veins. We exclusively use lasers, but we also refer to local sclerotherapy providers if we think that sclerotherapy would be a better option for your particular veins.
Is Laser Spider Vein Removal Painful?
Spider vein removal often feels like a rubber band snap and also feels hot briefly. It is usually well tolerated when we use our Zimmer cooling device to cool the skin.
How Many Sessions are Needed for Spider Vein Removal?
One treatment usually makes a big difference, although it is not uncommon for patients to schedule a second or third treatment for even more improvement. Sometimes patients return back for touch-ups in a year or two if they develop new veins.
What Can I Expect After Spider Vein Removal?
After spider vein removal treatment, patients may experience temporary redness, bruising, or swelling in the treated area. These side effects typically subside within a few days to weeks. It’s important to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare provider to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.

Top FAQ’s about Tattoo Removal

What is Tattoo Removal?
Tattoo removal is a procedure aimed at fading or completely eliminating unwanted tattoos from the skin. It employs various techniques to break down the tattoo ink particles, allowing the body to naturally remove them over time.
How Does Tattoo Removal Work?
Tattoo removal techniques include laser therapy, which delivers high-intensity light energy to fragment the ink particles, enabling the body’s immune system to gradually clear them away. Other methods like surgical excision and dermabrasion physically remove the tattooed skin layers.
Is Tattoo Removal Painful?
Discomfort levels vary, but many patients think the procedure feels like a small amount of hot grease popping on the skin. It usually hurts a little more than getting the tattoo. Pain is usually adequately managed by using our Zimmer cooling device and sometimes using a cold compress for a few minutes first as well. The treatments are usually very quick which helps a lot too.
How Many Sessions are Needed for Tattoo Removal?
The number of sessions required for tattoo removal depends on several factors such as ink color, ink type, depth of ink, skin type and the method of tattoo application. Commonly, black tattoos can take 6 treatments spaced 6 weeks or longer between treatments. Red and purple ink often respond as well as black. Some colors such as greens, blues, yellows or oranges can take quite a few more treatments or may be impossible to remove completely. If someone just needs a tattoo lightened for a cover-up or a new tattoo, it often just takes a couple treatments to fade enough for the tattoo artist to cover it well without it being seen through the new tattoo
What Can I Expect After Tattoo Removal?
After a tattoo removal treatment, most patients experience scabbing over the tattoo. Some tattoos, particularly colored tattoos, can blister also. We recommend keeping the area moisturized with Vaseline or Aquaphor while healing. There is usually no pain during the healing process and most tattoos are healed in about a week. We advised keeping any healing tattoo out of lakes, oceans or hot tubs until well healed in about a week.

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