Laser Treatments

Alexis Stephens, DO, FAAD, FAOCD -  - Dermatology

Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Alexis Stephens, DO, FAAD, FAOCD

Dermatology & Aesthetic Clinic located in Coral Springs, FL

Laser treatment is one of the fastest-growing types of dermatological treatments today. At Parkland Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Coral Springs, Florida, Alexis Stephens, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, uses top-of-the-line laser devices to treat many common skin conditions and age-related imperfections. To further explore the possibilities of laser treatment, call Parkland Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery or book an appointment online today.

Laser Treatments Q & A

How does laser treatment work?

Lasers are extremely versatile instruments that can be set to precisely target certain layers or cell types in your skin. 

At Parkland Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Stephens uses high-powered lasers to improve the appearance and texture of your skin or target more specific concerns. 

Depending on the purpose of your laser treatment, the lasers work in different ways. For hair removal, the laser targets and disables your follicles to delay or prevent future hair growth. Additionally, it vaporizes each individual hair to clear your skin initially.

Lasers can also improve your skin’s quality by stimulating collagen growth. Collagen is a fibrous protein in your skin that holds its structure and keeps it tight when you’re young.

What types of laser treatment can I get?

At Parkland Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Stephens uses specialized laser devices to perform several treatment types. She may recommend lasers in your treatment to reduce or alleviate:

  • Body hair
  • Dark spots
  • Stretch marks
  • Cellulite
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Other scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea and other redness
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin laxity

With a procedure called laser resurfacing, she improves the appearance of blemishes confined to the uppermost layer of your skin. 

A similar procedure that Dr. Stephens now offers, called laser rejuvenation, goes deeper to tighten your skin and alleviate imperfections like scars and years of sun damage.

Is laser treatment right for me?

Laser treatments are safe for all skin types, colors, and textures. Typically, they cause only a few very mild side effects or none at all. 

Dr. Stephens may recommend laser treatments if you:

  • Have goals that align with the treatment
  • Want smoother skin
  • Want a more even-toned complexion
  • Have tried other treatments
  • Don’t want your recovery to take a long time

After a laser treatment, you can get back to work or other activities immediately. The results aren’t permanent, but you can book maintenance appointments to keep enjoying your new look. 

No matter your skin type and color, lasers can improve the appearance of your skin to offer you a more youthful look. To learn more about laser treatments and how they work, call Parkland Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery or book your consultation online today.