Laser Treatments

Between unwanted hair growth, skin discoloration and visible veins beneath the skin, achieving a smooth and even complexion can often feel like an impossible feat as you get older. However, at Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery, we offer our patients the Elite+ Laser Aesthetic Workstation by Cynosure; one of the most precise and comprehensive cosmetic laser technologies available on the market today. Unlike many other cosmetic laser therapies, the Elite+ Laser utilizes dual wavelengths that deliver reliable and safe procedures with stunning results for all skin types and colors.

By combining both short and long wavelengths or switching between them, the Elite+ system can provide patients with a variety of quick and effective cosmetic treatments to address multiple skin concerns within a single appointment at our office. At Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery, we offer the Elite+ Aesthetic Workstation to our Smithtown patients with the following skin concerns :

  • Unwanted facial or body hair
  • Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation
  • Spider veins and varicose veins

Laser Hair Removal

In the past, it used to be that the only ideal candidates for laser hair removal were those who were both fair-skinned and had dark, coarse hair. This was because laser hair removal worked by targeting the melanin in your hair follicles; if there wasn’t enough contrast between the melanin levels in the skin and hair, the treatment had an increased risk of targeting and damaging the skin’s surface. With the innovation of the Elite+ laser system’s dual-wavelength technology, laser hair removal is now a safe and effective treatment for all skin colors and tones.

The longer wavelengths produced by the Nd: YAG laser are capable of surpassing the melanin of darker skin to target only the melanin in hair follicles, and the short wavelengths of the Alexandrite laser are suitable for those with more fair complexions. If your complexion falls somewhere in the middle, a combination of the two wavelengths can be used. In just four to eight hour-long treatments spaced three to five weeks apart, patients can expect up to 90 percent visible hair reduction for smoother and softer hairless skin that lasts.

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Skin Discoloration

Skin pigmentation disorders, such as hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, refer to areas of the skin that appear darker or lighter than the rest of your complexion. While not a medical risk, many patients find these spots embarrassing or unsightly—especially when they cannot be easily concealed by clothing and makeup. Fortunately, laser therapy for pigmentation concerns offers the most effective and controllable cosmetic treatments today to even out a blotchy complexion.

The Elite+ laser system uses a combination of wavelengths to penetrate below your skin’s surface to disintegrate pigmented skin cells, which are safely absorbed by the body. Treatments are completed in as little as 30 minutes and are typically spaced four to six weeks apart depending on your areas of concern. Your complexion will appear more even and healthy, allowing you to feel confident in your skin for years.

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Spider and Varicose Veins

Visible veins on the legs, chest and face—from spider veins to varicose veins—are the result of damaged capillaries in the circulatory system. When a vein is unable to pump blood back up to the heart, the blood begins to pool within its walls, and it becomes visible from the skin’s surface. Not only can these veins look unattractive, but they may also be an indicator of a more significant health concern.

Using the Elite+ laser system, these unappealing veins can be eliminated in as little as one treatment to restore your skin’s appearance as well as your vascular health. The therapy delivers powerful light pulses directly into the affected vein or veins, causing the blood to clot and the walls of the vein to collapse from within. This allows your blood flow to redirect itself to healthier veins, improving your circulatory health while also enhancing the appearance of your skin.

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To learn more about the flawless complexion you can achieve with our highly-effective Elite+ Laser system, contact Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery at 631-979-0909 today to schedule your consultation.