Lasers are a non-surgical option to treat a wide range of skin conditions such as sun damage, aging, scarring, redness, age spots and more. At West Sound Dermatology, our providers have extensive training and expertise in this innovative field. It may be difficult and overwhelming to know which laser treatment is best to achieve your goals. We invite you to visit us for a cosmetic consultation. Please call our office at 360-347-9815.
Fraxel is a non-ablative fractional skin resurfacing treatment. This treatment can be used for common issues including fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, minor scarring or actinic keratosis. Fraxel treatment generates new collagen and leaves surrounding skin unaffected, offering faster healing time and no unnecessary damage. Most patients have three to five total Fraxel sessions, which should be scheduled two to four weeks apart.
Fraxel Before and Afters
V-Beam Perfecta is a pulsed dye laser which is best for vascular or pigmented lesions. This can include issues such as visible veins, spider veins, port wine stains, psoriasis, scarring and more. The treatment can also be effective in treating texture issues such as fine lines and wrinkles. After V-Beam Perfecta treatment, side effects are minimal. Most patients experience some redness and mild swelling, which typically subsides within three days or less.
Cynosure Elite lasers use Nd:YAG and Alexandrite wavelengths, which are beneficial for a range of uses such as hair removal, vascular or pigmented lesions and texture issues such as wrinkles. The system can be used on virtually all skin types and are effective for a wide range of patients.
Cynosure Elite Before and Afters
Blue Light Therapy
Blue light therapy is one type of photodynamic therapy. This treatment directs blue light onto the skin to reduce acne or treat non-melanoma skin cancer. Blue light is directed after first applying a photosensitizing medication to enhance results. Following treatment, damaged skin cells will fall away from the healthy skin. In some cases, this treatment is covered by insurance to target pre-cancerous lesions. Contact our office to learn more about insurance coverage.