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IPL Laser Treatment For Vascular and Pigmented Lesions
Brown spots, broken capillaries, and other fallout from photoaging are easy targets for laser systems that use broadband light to repair these defects through a process called photorejuvenation. Additionally, facial wrinkles can now be treated non-ablatively, contributing to a more youthful appearance. Using relatively low-energy, short-pulse broadband light, imperfections such as redness of rosacea, superficial capillaries, sun spots, age spots, and other discolored signs of photoaging can be gently heated and eliminated, replaced by newer, younger looking skin. Treatment is gentle and with minimal downtime.

Key Advantages For Patients
  • Reduce the signs of aging with a quick, 20-minute procedure
  • Almost “no downtime” procedure makes it perfect for lunch breaks
  • Treatment leads to continued effects over time

Non-Surgical, Quick and Effective
Nearly 100% of all people have one or more pigmented (dark-colored) lesions. Some are caused by sun exposure, others by aging. Still others are congenital. Regardless of the cause, pigmented lesions are simply spots on the skin where there is a higher concentration of melanin. Some lesions are flat; others are raised. In most cases, pigmented lesions are merely a cosmetic concern, but in some cases, they can be an early sign of skin cancer.


For most benign pigmented lesions that are of a cosmetic concern, there is a non-surgical option using the VP handpiece available on the Harmony®XL. By exposing a pigmented lesion to short pulses of visible light, the temperature in the highly concentrated melanin can be raised sharply, enough to shatter the cells containing the melanin. The body then replaces these cells with new cells generated by the surrounding untreated area. The AFT 540 VP handpiece offers unique wavelength and pulse width capabilities, allowing it to treat pigmented lesions on any skin type.

Dermatologist Orlando Acne Treatments

How does the Orlando Lasers Center diagnose acne?

To diagnose acne and prepare proper acne treatments, Dr. Blatnoy will first examine your skin to make sure you have acne. Other skin conditions can look like acne. If you have acne, the dermatologist will:

  • Grade the acne. Grade 1 is mild acne. Grade 4 is severe acne.
  • Note what type, or types, of acne appear on your skin.

How do dermatologists treat acne?

  • If you are squeamish about blood, chances are you will prefer laser treatments for acne to microdermabrasion.
  • Laser treatments remove scars and pigmentation by heating hemoglobin in the blood in capillaries beneath the skin.
  • Heating blood vessels deprives upper layers of skin of oxygen and nutrients so they slough off, giving new healthy skin a chance to replace them.
  • The darker your skin, the less likely laser treatment is to be successful.
  • The more sensitive your skin, the less likely laser treatment is to be successful.
  • Laser therapy always requires multiple visits and never gets rid of 100% of scars or pigmentation. A program of regular skin treatments such as Exposed Skin Care may complete the job started by laser therapy, at much lower cost.

When to see a dermatologist

If you have a lot of acne, cysts, or nodules, a medicine that you can buy without a prescription may not work. If you want to see clearer skin, you should see a dermatologist.

Sun Spot Removal

Sun spots, those brown spots and patches that appear on the skin after years of fun in the sun, can be effectively removed with a laser or an IPL (intense pulsed light) device. Sun spots, which include age spots, liver spots, freckles, solar lentigines, and other benign pigmented lesions resulting from sun-damage, can be removed from nearly any body area. Most commonly we treat sun spots on the face, arms, hands, chest and back. Brown spots and freckles that cover large areas of skin are probably best removed by IPL treatments. Laser and IPL removal of sun spots can significantly enhance your skin’s appearance. Birth marks can also be removed by laser or IPL.

How many treatments are required to remove sun spots?

One to three laser treatments or five to six IPL treatments are usually required to remove sun spots, freckles, age spots, birth marks, and other types of pigmented lesions.

How long is a treatment session?

The treatment time depends on the number of sun spots to be removed. Typical treatments are 20 to 30 minutes per session.

Will the sun spots be permanently removed?

Sun spots removed by our lasers usually are gone for good. New spots may appear in previously sun-damaged skin as the aging process continues. On-going exposure to the sun will likely create new spots, particularly in those that freckle or burn easily. Birth marks and brown spots not caused by sun-damage may gradually return with time following laser or IPL brown spot removal.


Age Spots:

Ablative laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a wand-like laser instrument to remove the upper layers of skin. It is sometimes referred to as “laser peeling” since it removes old skin cells in order to reveal newer, more youthful cells.

Why you should choose laser resurfacing for age spots

Ablative laser resurfacing heats the skin layers underneath to promote collagen production, which stimulates skin in the treatment area to heal in a smoother, more even appearance.


As with any treatment, there are risks associated with it, though they are minimized in the hands of a qualified ASDS dermatologist. These include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Crusting
  • Discoloration
  • Infection

Preparing for the procedure

Before the procedure, a dermatologist will usually review your medical history and conduct a physical exam. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure. Patients also should:

  • Discuss any susceptibility to cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth since the procedure can trigger breakouts in at-risk individuals.
  • Avoid medications or supplements that can affect blood clotting – such as aspirin, ibuprofen or vitamin E – for 10 days before surgery.
  • Avoid smoking for two weeks before and after the procedures.

What to expect after the procedure

Following treatment, your dermatologist will bandage the treatment area. Patients will be required to:

  • Clean the treatment area after the first 24 hours, and then four to five times a day thereafter.
  • Apply an ointment, such as petroleum jelly, after cleanings to prevent scabs from forming.

Laser resurfacing patients also can expect the treated area to:

  • Be swollen for 24 to 48 hours after treatment.
  • Itch or sting for 12 to 72 hours after treatment.
  • Slough and peel off old skin five to seven days after treatment.

Healing typically takes 10 to 21 days, depending on the size and location of the procedure. After the treatment area is fully healed,  patients should:

  • Use only oil-free makeup for at least two to three months.
  • Avoid sun exposure and apply an appropriate sunscreen to the area, which will have  a lighter appearance following resurfacing.
  • Keep new skin well-moisturized. 


Age spot treatments include:

  • Medications. Prescription bleaching creams (hydroquinone) used alone or with retinoids (tretinoin) and a mild steroid may gradually fade the spots over several months. Use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 is strongly advised if you use medication treatments. The treatments may result in temporary itching, redness, burning or dryness.
  • Laser and intense pulsed light therapy. Laser and intense pulsed light therapies destroy melanin-producing cells (melanocytes) without damaging the skin’s surface. Treatments with a laser or intense pulsed light typically require two to three sessions.After treatment, age spots fade gradually over several weeks or months. Laser therapy has few side effects, but it may result in slight discoloration of the skin. Sun protection is necessary after laser or intense pulsed light therapy.
  • Freezing (cryotherapy). This procedure involves using a cotton-tipped swab to apply liquid nitrogen or another freezing agent to the age spots to destroy the extra pigment. As the area heals, the skin appears lighter. Freezing is typically used on a single age spot or a small grouping of age spots. The treatment may temporarily irritate the skin and poses a slight risk of permanent scarring or discoloration.
  • Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion consists of sanding down (planing) the surface layer of your skin with a rapidly rotating brush. This procedure removes the skin surface, and a new layer of skin grows in its place. You may need to undergo the procedure more than once. Temporary redness and scab formation can result from this treatment.Microdermabrasion is a less aggressive approach that leaves mild skin blemishes with a smoother appearance. You’ll need a series of procedures over months to get the full effect. If you have rosacea or tiny red veins on your face, this technique could make the condition worse.
  • Chemical peel. A chemical peel involves applying an acid, which burns the outer layer of your skin, to the age spots. As your skin peels, new skin forms to take its place. Several treatments may be necessary before you notice any results. Sun protection is strongly advised following this treatment. Temporary redness is likely, and there’s a slight risk of permanent changes in skin color.

Because age spot treatments are considered cosmetic, your insurance may not pay for them.

Laser freckle removal is great procedure to remove unwanted freckles caused by excess sun exposure and sun damage.

What are freckles?
Freckles, or ephelides, are small speckled deposits of pigment in the epidermis (upper layer of the skin), usually caused by sun damage or regular sun exposure from sports like tennis, running, or swimming.

How are the freckles removed?
The laser freckle removal procedure works by targeting the melanin in your skin. The laser light is selectively absorbed by the pigment in the freckles, which heats up the pigment in the freckles and breaks up the pigment into tiny particles which can then be removed from the skin as part of your skin’s natural exfoliation process.

What is the laser freckle removal procedure like?
The laser freckle removal procedure takes about 45 minutes. You will be asked to cleanse your face thoroughly. After a series of pre-treatment photos are taken, your eyes will be covered, and a thin layer of cool gel will be applied to your face. A cooling device, similar to a cold blower, may be used to cool your skin. Then the laser light will be applied in a series of pulses to the treatment area. After the treatment, we will apply a post-treatment laser cream and sunblock, and send you on your way.

Will I see results immediately?
Immediately after treatment, and for several hours later, you may notice your freckles getting darker. Over the next few days, these dark spots will migrate to the surface of your skin, where they will fall off naturally with your dead skin cells. Some people don’t see the spots actually fall off, but just see them lighten. You will see the most dramatic improvement after your first or second treatment, and more gradual improvement as the freckle get lighter and lighter.

Ho w many treatments do I need?
We recommend a series of 4-5 treatments to ensure good results.

How often should I get the procedure?
For the best result, you should come regularly once every 3-4 weeks, for 4-5 treatments. We recommend maintenance treatments at least once a year or whenever you see the freckles re-appear on your skin.

How long will the results last?
The longevity of the results depends on how well you care for your skin after the treatment regimen is complete. Laser freckle removal is similar to bleaching the teeth. When you bleach your teeth, they get white, but over time with ingestion of coffee, smoking, wine or other stain-causing foods, your teeth will become stained again and require additional bleaching. Similarly, laser freckle removal will remove the freckles caused by sun damage, but most people have some sort of sun exposure year round, so eventually the freckles will come back and require additional laser treatments.

Can I go back to work after the procedure?
Yes, you can apply makeup and/or go back to work immediately after the procedure.

Who is a good candidate for laser freckle removal?
You are a good candidate if you don’t have tanned skin and your freckles are visible.

Does it work on everybody?
Yes, laser freckle removal, if done correctly, works on 99% of all patients if the full treatment regimen is followed.

Can we combine this with other laser treatments?
Yes, laser freckle removal can be combined with laser pore tightening, laser skin tightening, a laser freckle removal, and many other facial laser procedures. The different procedures can work together synergistically to produce an even better treatment result.

Can we do laser freckle removal over Botox or a dermal filler?
Yes, you can get this procedure done even if you have Botox or a dermal filler. If you want to get Botox or a filler done, we recommend that we do the laser procedure first, wait one or two weeks, then do the Botox and/or filler afterwards, then wait another two weeks before doing another laser freckle removal procedure.

What Are Smoker Lines?

Most people know that fine lines and wrinkles occur over time as a result of the breakdown and loss of our faces natural collagen. However, there is another culprit—repetitive movements. Because our face and area around the mouth is such an integral part of our lives, it’s constantly moving as we speak, eat, and for some of us, smoke. The repetitive movement that your mouth makes from smoking cigarettes can result in additional wrinkles around the mouth known as “smoker lines.” It’s also suspected that smoking aids in the loss of your faces collagen, resulting in the appearance of more wrinkles and fine lines at an even faster pace.

Beating Smoker’s Lines

Luckily, for those who suffer from unwanted fine lines around their upper lip and around the mouth area, there is hope. A cosmetic dermatologist can help you decide on which treatment option may be best for you, with most being quick, easy, and painless fixes that will allow you to look younger and healthier while diminishing your unwanted lines. Both treatments below can be performed in conjunction with one another, bringing you the best results to treat your smoker lines.

CO2 Laser

IPL C02 Laser repair is a great way to lessen the appearance of upper lip lines that are commonly visible on people who smoke. This laser treatment works by resurfacing your skin, therefore ridding you of etched lines around your lips. This type of treatment comes without virtually any pain and can be performed relatively quickly. Depending on the deepness and indentation of your lines, a dermatologist will be able to better help you determine how many treatments you may need to see optimal results.

Laser Treatment for Broken Capillaries

Your capillaries are the smallest blood vessels in your body that connect arteries to veins. When these capillaries narrow or widen to quickly, the thin capillary walls can tear, and blood can seep out, giving your skin the appearance of thin red or purple lines. While these lines often are not painful, they can be displeasing in appearance, which is why treatments, such as laser treatments are used to remove them.

Broken Capillary Causes

Broken capillaries occur where the skin is the most thin or sensitive, such as the face–especially the cheeks and nose. Events such as hot weather, strong winds, a sunburn, pressure or trauma to the face or other conditions, such as rosacea, can cause broken capillaries. Dry skin also is considered more at risk for broken capillaries.

Lasers & Capillaries

For those who suffer from broken capillaries, lasers are used to deliver targeted treatment to the skin. Laser light energy is concentrated on the targeted vein. Energy is then transferred from the laser to the vein and absorbed by the blood vessels, which causes the vessel to clog. Because the vessel no longer transports blood, it is then absorbed by the body, eliminating the appearance of broken capillaries.

Treatments Required

The number of treatments needed to fully eliminate broken capillaries varies based on the number and appearance of broken capillaries. A large network of capillaries may take several treatments, while smaller capillaries may disappear after one treatment. Treatments typically last for 30 minutes or less.

Side Effects

Side effects associated with the broken capillary laser treatment include pain at the time of treatment, which is often described as like a snap of a rubber band. Patients may experience redness or swelling following treatment as well as crusting at the treatment site.

laser treatment

There are many medications available today to treat rosacea. But medication doesn’t work for all symptoms—especially redness and flushing, as well as skin thickening around the nose. If you’ve been struggling with these symptoms, laser treatment may be an option. It’s provided dramatic results for some people who have these two difficult-to-treat rosacea symptoms.

How Lasers Calm the Redness

Although different types of lasers can be used to treat a red rosacea complexion, one of the most common and effective is the pulsed dye laser (PDL). This laser is absorbed by red blood cells and destroys the lining of inflamed and visible blood vessels.

“Targeting these visible blood vessels can greatly reduce redness and flushing,” explains Sanusi Umar, M.D., who heads up FineTouch Dermatology, a practice with locations in Redondo Beach and Beverly Hills, California. “Laser treatment isn’t a cure for rosacea, but many patients see results for months or even years after treatment.”

What to Expect

Typically, laser therapy requires a series of treatments to see results. You may need anywhere from two to eight treatments, which are spaced about six weeks apart.

“Depending on severity of symptoms, skin type, and other factors, people respond to laser treatment differently. Some need only a few treatments. Others may require more,” says Dr. Umar. “It’s important to find a dermatologist who is experienced and skilled in laser surgery and can tailor treatment to your specific condition and needs.”

How Effective Is It?

Most patients report that laser treatment helps reduce visible blood vessels, flushing, and redness. In fact, a recent study found that people with rosacea undergoing laser therapy saw a 40 to 60 percent improvement in these symptoms after the second treatment.

“Just remember that laser treatment is not a cure for the disease. It permanently targets the symptoms that are visible at the time of treatment,” says Dr. Umar. “However, it’s not uncommon for some new blood vessels to appear down the line, which may require follow-up care.”

Giving New Shape to the Nose

Lasers used to treat excess or thickened skin on or around the nose are different from those used to treat redness. Many dermatologists use a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, which contours the nose by eliminating excess tissue. The laser works by targeting water in the excess tissue.

Most patients need at least two or three treatment sessions, which are performed four to eight weeks apart. And the results can be significant, smoothing the skin by safely removing excess tissue. However, if you’re experiencing this rosacea symptom, don’t postpone talking with a dermatologist. Those who seek treatment soon after noticing symptoms have the best results. The more advanced the problem, the more difficult it is to treat.

The Side Effects of Laser Treatment

Side effects from both types of laser treatments are typically minimal. You may find that you’re red, swollen, and sore the day after treatment. Some people may have temporary bruising for a week or two. In some cases, crusting, discoloration, or scarring can occur.

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