What are the 3 Different Types of Laser Treatments?

Last month we focused on the different types of facials we offer here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, and how these treatments can benefit your individual skin type. This month we are delving into another series of services that you may not be too familiar with: laser treatment. While you may have heard of certain laser treatments in terms of medical procedures, such as Lasik eye surgery, you may be surprised to find that laser treatment also has numerous benefits in the cosmetic field. In this blog, we will outline the three different types of laser treatments we use at O’Neill Plastic Surgery and the host of benefits they provide.

Picosure Laser 

We are proud to offer various treatments using the PicoSure laser. This multipurpose laser uses unique, state-of-the-art laser-optimal wavelengths to treat pigmentary conditions and to provide overall skin revitalization. This laser breaks down pigmentation and increases collagen and elastin in the skin, all while sparing the skin with high thermal damage. This breakthrough technology creates an overall revitalization of the skin with little to no downtime required. Some of the primary uses of the PicoSure Laser include the reduction of brown spots, scarring, and wrinkles, as well as tattoo removal.

When it comes to improving the appearance of the skin, the PicoSure uses short bursts of photomechanical light to break apart the cells in the skin and promote collagen production to create a smoother surface. It’s this technology that effectively treats problem areas of the skin. In terms of tattoo removal, the PicoSure uses photomechanical heat energy to break down the ink particles and clear the skin from any unwanted tattoos. 

CO2 Laser

The Smartskin+ CO2 Laser reduces wrinkles and improves the skin’s overall texture with the use of this innovative and customizable laser treatment. The SmartSkin laser applies a series of tiny pulses of laser energy to stimulate collagen and reveal newer, smoother skin beneath the surface. This treatment involves more downtime but boasts quick results, with most patients seeing more youthful-looking skin after just one treatment. This treatment is especially effective in reducing deep wrinkles, dyschromia, and advanced photoaging. If you’ve been searching for an effective treatment to achieve younger-looking skin, look no further than the CO2 Laser service offered at O’Neill Plastic Surgery.

IPL Treatment

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is a dynamic and effective way to target various issues from skin problems such as rosacea, pigmentation, and sun damage to stretch marks and even unwanted hair. IPL treats these problem areas by using wavelengths of light to even out the skin tone or to eliminate unwanted hair, depending on the setting of the treatment. With sessions only taking about 20 to 30 minutes, IPL is an easy treatment for a wide variety of cosmetic needs.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have any unwanted pigmentation, tattoos, or scars, schedule a consultation to learn what a laser treatment can do for you. Our staff at O’Neill Plastic Surgery is committed, experienced, and works collaboratively to educate patients on the latest plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments. Request an appointment or call us at (843) 881-2130.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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