Laser Treatments - Face and Body

Laser Treatments

At Derby Derm, we offer a variety of laser treatments to improve the appearance of the face and body, including anti-aging treatments and vein removal.

Laser Photo Rejuvenation

Rejuvenate your skin to restore that youthful appearance by eliminating:

* Age spots
* Redness and flushing
* Freckles
* Brown spots
* Birth marks
* Port wine stains
* and Hyperpigmentation.

All of this with virtually no down time.

How long does it take for laser photo rejuvenation treatments to work?

Most people need 1-3 treatments about 1 month apart. You can see some improvement with each treatment, but it’s common for your response to be slightly different to each treatment. The more sun damage or redness you have, the more likely you are to need three treatments. Expect to see gradual clearing over time.

What will I look like right after the treatment, and what is the healing time?

For freckles and age spots, the spots generally look darker for 3-7 days. Crusting can occur, which may last up to ten days. The lesions will then begin to clear and will generally be resolving at one month.

How long will the results last?

This depends on how much sun exposure your skin gets after your laser treatments. If you are in the sun a lot and do not use sunscreen, the underlying issues, whether they are redness or brown spots, will return. But if you take good care of your skin and keep it protected from the sun, your skin will continue to look good.

Protect your improved skin with sunscreen every morning. Hats and sunglasses are also good protection from the sun.

SkinTyte Laser

This treatment will leave your skin firmer, more supple, and it can be provided quickly with no downtime. The end result is a more youthful appearance.

How does SkinTyte work?

The SkinTyte procedure utilizes a broadband of light energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. This process promotes partial deterioration and contraction of collagen. The heat also initiates the body’s natural healing process which creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin firmness. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during, and after each pulse providing the patient with a comfortable and safe procedure.

What should I expect after treatment?

You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after and this should return to normal within minutes. Since the SkinTyte procedure is non-invasive there is no downtime so you can resume regular activities immediately following treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.

What results should I expect?

The SkinTyte procedure is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to undergo surgery. Full results often take up to four months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.

What areas can be treated?

SkinTyte treatments are safe for all skin types and can be performed on any area of the body where an improvement in your skin firmness is desired. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen, and arms.

How many treatments will I need?

A series of 5 treatments spaced a month apart is typical of most patients. Our staff will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. You may also combine SkinTyte with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.

What aftercare do I need?

No special skincare regimen is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen.

Laser Vein & Redness Removal

What Is Laser Vein Treatment?

Laser therapy can be very effective in treating unsightly broken and dilated vessels as well as other unwanted vascular lesions, such as spider veins, Rosacea, port wine stains and other vascular birthmarks. In fact, the latest advances in laser technology have made it safer, faster, and more effective than any previous treatment for these conditions.

How Does Laser Vein Treatment Work?

Lasers work by emitting a specialized light that is passed through the skin and preferentially absorbed by its target, be it an unwanted hair, birthmark, tattoo, or the hemoglobin (the red portion of blood) in the unwanted vessels. The laser causes the vein to break up and disappear.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Because laser vein treatment works by causing the unwanted vein to break up and dissolve, resolution of the unwanted vein will take place over the course of several weeks to months.

Generally, the skin looks slightly red after the treatment for two to five days. Makeup can be used starting right after the treatment, as long as it is applied and removed very gently. Rarely, there is bruising, which can take 1-2 weeks to resolve.

Laser Hair Removal

Both men and women seek laser hair removal services to have unwanted hair removed. Hair removal is commonly done on lip, chin, ear lobe, shoulders, back, underarm, abdomen, buttocks, pubic area, bikini lines, thighs, face, neck, chest, arms, legs, hands, and toes.

How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal is the use of laser energy to produce long-term hair reduction. The energy of the laser is absorbed by the pigment in the hair that is why lasers work best on dark hairs.

How many treatments?
Normally, a series of five treatments are administered at four week intervals depending upon the location of the hair.

How should I prepare for treatment?
You should shave the area the day of your treatment. Do not wax or remove hair with the root for four to six weeks before and throughout the course of treatment as hair needs to be in place to be targeted by laser. The area should be shaved as closely as possible so that laser can target the most energy towards the hair follicle and not waste energy on the part of the hair above the skin’s surface. If your hair is the type that you can’t see where it was right after you shave, make it a bit easier on your tech by shaving one to three days before so the outline of where hair is growing is just VERY slightly visible.

What should I expect after treatment?
After treatment is completed (underarms take under ten minutes, back treatment can take 1 hour or so), you can apply aloe vera to soothe the skin if needed. Within two to three and a half weeks, you should experience shedding of all treated hair. At first, hair will look like it’s growing back in, but it is just shedding. Shedding starts at about one and a half weeks and can last until three and a half weeks post-treatment. Exfoliating and/or scrubbing gently in the shower with a loofah can help speed up the process.
After shedding finishes, you might notice little black dots in the skin. These are commonly referred to as “pepperspots” and will shed eventually, but might take a bit longer. Exfoliation of these areas will encourage the shedding process.
After shedding occurs, you should experience a hair-free period for a few weeks, until the next set of hair that was dormant before starts to come in. Treatments are spaced four to six weeks apart. A 20% reduction can be expected with each treatment. Five treatments are usually necessary to achieve optimal results.