We offer a full range of cosmetic laser procedures to help refresh the skin, treat wrinkles, treat small veins, remove hair, and help fade scars from acne, injuries, or previous surgery.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
We offer three forms of fractionated laser resurfacing as well as traditional CO2 laser resurfacing. Our Active Fx laser uses fractionated CO2 laser technology to dramatically reduce superficial wrinkles and uneven skin tones in just one or two treatments. Our Deep Fx fractionated CO2 laser can tighten the skin and reduce deeper wrinkles. Our Total Fx laser treatment combines the Active and Deep Fx laser treatments to reduce deep and superficial wrinkles, tighten the skin, and reduce uneven skin tone. It can also be used to improve the appearance of scars caused by acne, surgery, or trauma. Within 5 to 7 days of treatment, you can achieve a long-lasting rejuvenated appearance without general anesthesia or surgery.
Laser Hair Removal
We will customize your laser hair removal treatment program based on the color of your hair and skin type. Patients with dark hair and light skin are the best candidates for laser hair removal and can often obtain very effective laser hair reduction with only a handful of treatments. Patients with darker skin tones require different laser hair removal strategies to minimize the risk of lightening the skin. Any hair-bearing part of the body can be treated with laser hair removal.
Laser Vein Therapy
Small purplish veins visible through the skin can be treated with a specific laser known as a long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser. Typically a few treatment sessions are required. Laser therapy can also be used to compliment the treatment of larger unsightly veins that were treated with radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy or other techniques.
IPL or Phototherapy
IPL, or intense-pulsed light therapy is another light based medical technology that uses filters and a high-energy flashlamp rather than a laser to provide therapy. An IPL device can be used, with the appropriate filters, to treat red scars, uneven skin tones especially on the face, chest and hands, and as a form of laser hair removal.
To learn more details about cosmetic laser surgery including laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, or laser vein treatment, review photos, or learn when we are having a free seminar applicable to your goals please visit us online at westcountyplasticsurgeons.wustl.edu.