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Lasers / Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser technology has dramatically changed the field of medical aesthetics. By harnessing the power of focused light energy, lasers can treat a wide range of skin symptoms and cosmetic concerns without excessive downtime. Laser procedures can improve fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation issues, sun damage, redness, acne, scarring, vascular lesions, poor skin texture and other visible signs of aging. They are also among the most effective treatments available for hair reduction and tattoo removal.

At Kenneth Odinet MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we are proud to offer the latest innovations in laser and light therapies to address your aesthetic needs safely, effectively and without surgery. Individuals considering one of these treatments at our office in Lafayette have multiple options to choose from for their procedure. Call 337-234-8648 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to discussing your concerns and creating a personalized laser treatment plan based on your goals.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

If aging, acne or too much sun exposure has left its mark on your face, laser skin resurfacing can help your skin look healthier and more youthful. The technique directs concentrated pulses of light at irregular skin, precisely removing damaged cells at the outer layers to reduce blemishes and signs of aging. This triggers the natural healing response of the body. New cells replace the damaged cells, giving the skin a tighter, smoother and younger looking appearance. Laser skin resurfacing can improve concerns including fine lines and deeper wrinkles, acne scars, photodamage, enlarged pores, dull complexion and skin laxity.

Hair Reduction

Shaving, waxing and other temporary hair removal methods can be painful and time-consuming. Fortunately, they are no longer the only options. Laser hair removal offers a long-lasting solution to unwanted hair by damaging the follicles to minimize regrowth. There is minimal discomfort during the treatment and no downtime afterward. Our lasers are safe for use on all skin types and on most parts of the body, including the legs, arms, back, chest, bikini area and face. Six to eight treatment sessions are usually recommended for best results.

Tattoo Removal

Tattoo ink is designed to last a lifetime, but thanks to advances in laser technology, we can fade or erase unwanted body art safely. During treatment, the laser device emits ultra-short bursts of specialized energy that target the tattoo pigment. The energy shatters the pigment into tiny particles that can be absorbed and disposed of by the body’s natural elimination system, causing the tattoo to gradually fade away. The number of treatments needed varies based on multiple factors, including the size, color and age of the tattoo. Six to eight treatment sessions may be required to achieve an optimal result.

Pigmented Lesions

Benign pigmented lesions such as sun spots, liver spots, freckles, angiomas, melasma and other forms of hyperpigmentation often respond well to laser treatment. The laser targets abnormally high concentrations of pigment (melanin) in the skin, destroying the pigment while leaving areas of normal pigmentation untouched. Some types of pigmentation can be removed with one treatment, while others will require additional treatments. Note that laser treatment is only appropriate for benign pigmented lesions; we do not use lasers to treat lesions that are known or suspected to be cancerous.

Vascular Lesions

Broken blood vessels, spider veins and other vascular lesions rarely pose a health risk, but they can be unsightly and cause embarrassment. Laser treatments for vascular lesions use a focused beam of light to heat and destroy visible veins. When laser energy is applied to the affected vessel, it warms the vein without damaging the surface of the skin or the surrounding tissues. Over time, the vein closes and is reabsorbed by the body, disappearing from sight. Many patients see improvement after one session, but additional sessions are often needed to achieve maximum vein reduction or removal.