The Laser Institute of Georgia
With over 25 years of laser experience, the providers of the Laser Institute of Georgia offer Dermatology Associates of Atlanta patients the most advanced laser systems for their skincare needs. Laser tattoo removal is a procedure that many people often seek when they no longer want a tattoo on their body.
No matter the reason for wanting to remove a tattoo, our experienced providers are skilled in removing tattoo pigments of all colors. Dermatology Associates is now offering the latest FDA- approved laser, PicoSure™ which can remove difficult tattoos such as blue and green pigments as well as benign pigmented lesions. Through PressureWave™ technology, the targeted ink is shattered into tiny particles. With shorter bursts of energy compared to the current nanosecond lasers, deep and/or dark tattoos can now be removed in fewer treatments. Patients benefit from this laser with better removal results in fewer treatments without the risk of injury to surrounding skin.
During a skin analysis, our providers will be able to estimate how many treatments will be needed for full removal depending on the size, color, age of the tattoo, skin type and amount of ink originally used. In general, homemade tattoos are much easier to treat than professional ones. As with all laser procedures there is a risk of scarring. However, our precise laser technology and extensive experience dramatically reduces the risk of side effects.
For more information about PicoSure™ or other laser services we offer, please contact our office today. Be sure to connect with Dermatology Associates of Atlanta on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest dermatology news and events in Atlanta.
Not only can rosacea be embarrassing for an individual, but it can also be quite irritating and uncomfortable. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition often appearing on the face, neck, ears, chest and scalp. The affected skin appears red or inflamed with broken blood vessels and acne-like pimples that can cause burning or stinging sensation.
Although this condition does not have a cure, the providers of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta offer highly effective treatments for controlling the four types of rosacea. Our board-certified dermatologists will work with you to find the best way to manage your specific needs and symptoms. Whether it’s through laser treatments, prescribed medications including compound prescriptions, oral and topical antibiotics, or educating patients on trigger signs, rosacea doesn’t have to disrupt your life.
Oral antibiotics can reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation as well as the pimples caused from rosacea by killing the bacteria deep within the pores. Topical antibiotics also treat the physical symptoms by killing the bacteria that is on the surface of the affected skin.
Our specialty center, Laser Institute of Georgia provides laser treatments that do extremely well with managing symptoms and inflammation of rosacea. V-beam Perfecta™ laser and Foto Facial® IPL treatment uses laser technology to penetrate the skin’s surface and impair blood vessels within the skin, minimizing the appearance of rosacea symptoms. For patients with more severe cases, laser treatments provide high-quality, long-term results; however, follow-up treatments will be necessary as new blood vessels form.
As with all skin conditions, our providers will discuss ways to manage and keep track of your rosacea outbreaks. This is especially helpful for patients with mild cases. Determining triggers, practicing stress-reducing techniques and keeping a journal of flare-ups are all ways to help avoid and handle rosacea in the future.
If you are interested in learning more about rosacea and treatments available please contact our office today. Be sure to also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for the latest skincare news and information.
It’s been twenty years and that tattoo you got on your back when you were eighteen just doesn’t look the same as it did years ago. Perhaps “Bobby” didn’t end up being the love of your life or maybe you just didn’t realize the meaning of permanent. Whatever the reason may be, laser tattoo removal is here to solve those problems.
At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, our physicians use a variety of lasers to remove all colors of tattoo pigment. Laser tattoo removal works by emitting a focused beam of laser light that passes through the skin’s outer layer and is absorbed by the tattoo’s ink. The pigments in the ink are broken down in to smaller particles and are eventually removed by the body’s natural healing process.
Ink type can affect the removal process: professional, multi-colored tattoos are the most difficult to eliminate, while homemade black-blue tattoos are easier due to the quicker absorption by the darker pigment. Green tattoos are actually the hardest to remove. Have no fear, though, our skilled providers at the Laser Institute of Georgia can remove concentrated pigment from deep within the skin. The physicians at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta have been performing tattoo removal for over 25 years and have experience with even the most resistant tattoos.
The number of treatments necessary depends on many factors including size, color, amount of ink used, and the age of the tattoo. Because each tattoo is unique, removal techniques must be tailored to an individual’s needs. Our professional staff can evaluate your personal needs and advise the best treatment for your tattoo removal.
Most patients relate the treatment sensation as a rubber band snap. Topical numbing creams are routinely used, only a few patients require local anesthesia, and some patients don’t require any pain management. Side effects like scarring are possible, but minimal. However, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s medical-grade technology and highly experienced providers further minimizes the risk of complications.
The National Rosacea Society estimates that over 16 million Americans suffer from some form of rosacea. The bothersome skin condition is characterized by redness across the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, although symptoms can be seen in other areas like the neck, chest, and ears as well. Other symptoms of rosacea can include frequent blushing, acne-like blemishes, visible facial veins, and more. There are four types of rosacea that can vary in severity.
While rosacea sufferers have to be careful about what they eat and activities they participate in, they should be especially cautious about sun exposure. In a survey of over 1,000 patients with rosacea by the National Rosacea Society, 81% reported sun exposure as one of the main triggers for a flare-up.
A small amount of sunshine is good for most of us, but more than the small amount necessary for vitamin D absorption can cause unwanted side effects for those who have rosacea. Though the sun kills bacteria, the effects of unprotected sun exposure affect patients similarly to an astringent, drying out and clogging pores with dead skin. Not only that, but unprotected sun exposure can speed up the aging process, giving you wrinkles long before you normally would get them, and cause deadly skin cancer.
Patients with rosacea can avoid sun-induced flare-ups by avoiding unnecessary sun exposure and protecting themselves when they do go outside. Wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen, long shirts and pants, and wide-brimmed hats can help keep skin safe and comfortable. Though not all patients have the same trigger factors, it’s important to stay safe in the sun regardless of your skin conditions or the causes of your rosacea flare-ups.
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta offers rosacea sufferers options to help eliminate the symptoms of the skin condition including oral and topical antibiotics which act as anti-inflammatories. Laser treatments may also be an option for some patients. V-beam Perfecta™ laser and Foto Facial® IPL Treatments work by impairing the blood vessels that cause redness and inflammation and allowing them to be absorbed by the body.
If you thought Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s eight on-site specialty centers were extensive, then you will definitely consider the sixteen different lasers at the Laser Institute of Georgia amazing. We, however, see it as a way to provide Atlantans with the best skin care head to toe. Lasers can treat a variety of skin conditions, and our physicians have over twenty years of experience working with this skin care technology.
If you’re wondering why sixteen lasers are necessary, allow us to explain: just like no two human beings are identical, all lasers are slightly different. Although settings can be adjusted on most lasers, certain lasers treat specific conditions and skin types better. Lasers are attracted to pigment, the darker the pigment, the more effective the laser treatment. Take laser hair removal and laser tattoo removal for an example. We probably wouldn’t have much luck trying to remove hair with a tattoo removal laser (or setting). › Continue reading
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