Cosmetic Laser Safety and Procedures
How Safe Are Cosmetic Lasers?
Technology has changed the face of cosmetics and skin care by introducing result driven and extremely effective lasers. Lasers have become vital tools for dermatologist, their ability to help restore, repair and revive skin are unparalleled. Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons utilize these impressive tools to help patients achieve non-surgical skin solutions. Skin care lasers are FDA approved and are put through rigorous safety testing before being released for the use of the general public. Lasers are extremely powerful and each serves a specific purpose. It’s important to note that while one person may be a perfect candidate for a specific laser you may not. A board certified dermatologist like Dr. Longwill of Miami Center for Dermatology can carefully asses your skin. Depending on your needs, Dr. Longwill may choose to use one or a combination of lasers and/or cosmetic fillers that will produce the best results.
Lasers Are Typically Used For:
- Fine lines or wrinkles around or under the eyes, mouth or forehead
- Non-responsive skin after a facelift
- Acne scars
- Liver spots and hyper-pigmentation
- Enlarged oil glands
- Complexion improvement
- Birthmarks and freckles
Dr. Longwill’s office, Miami Center for Dermatology, is fully equipped with the most cutting edge state-of -the art lasers. Some of the lasers used in our office will be explained thoroughly below.
The Fraxel laser is considered the gold standard in lasers. This revolutionary laser stimulates the body’s own natural healing process which replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. The laser helps erase years from your appearance while helping you regain a more youthful appearance. Fraxel treatments improve the appearance wrinkles, acne scars, spots, melasma and more. Fraxel treatment delivers remarkable results with fast recovery. So you can quickly return to work or other activities with renewed skin—and confidence.
Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin. The only FDA-cleared procedure to lift skin on these hard-to-treat areas, Ultherapy uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical face lift—without disturbing the surface of the skin.
Thermage® is revolutionary treatment for aging skin it uses focused radio frequency energy to strengthen collagen in your skin for a smooth, sleek look that can help you feel years younger. Thermage® remodels the collagen in wrinkled skin. Thermage is effective on eyes, face and body and it works in just one treatment with little down time and delivers a natural looking result. It’s you, just younger looking and more confident.
Dr. Longwill of Miami Center for Dermatology has years of experience and success. She would love to answer any questions you may have and help you achieve a more youthful glow.