Most of us have something on our skin we would rather be without—a mole, pockmark, or crop of freckles. Some feel self-conscious about little red spots. Others regret an impulsively acquired tattoo or live with prominent scars from surgery or a previous injury. And, of course, everyone eventually gets wrinkles, facial lines, and ever-deepening furrows that tell of advancing age.
With 25 years of experience using the healing qualities of lasers, the providers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s Laser Institute of Georgia are proud to be part of the largest and most experienced laser center devoted to treatments of the skin in the Southeast. They are trained specifically in the use of each of evolving laser. Our laser technicians work to meet your skincare needs through in-office treatments. Our goal is to provide the best care at a reasonable cost with convenience and safety.
Laser Institute of Georgia is also a member of The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), a scientific, worldwide organization that promotes excellence in patient care by advancing biomedical application of lasers and other related technologies. Like the Laser Institute of Georgia, ASLMS is dedicated to education, research advancements, and quality patient care in the medical laser field.
The lasers in use today are far more specialized and advanced than those of the past. Lasers have been modified in diverse ways to perform many duties and treat a variety of skin conditions ranging from acne and unwanted body hair to wrinkles and some skin cancers.
Dermatologists were among the first to use the laser in medicine for the treatment of skin problems. Most medical and surgical specialties have now harnessed the powerful laser for their use.
Our advantage is years of experience treating patients with the laser systems at DAA. Our Candela laser is used for treating troublesome birthmarks and portwine stains. The Diolite® laser can treat spider veins on the face, red spots, moles, keratosis and skin tags. The Q-Switched Ruby laser is used to remove facial growths, age spots, and tattoos. The CO2 Ultrapulse laser is used for facial resurfacing to smooth out lines, wrinkles and scars, as well as for treatment of some skin cancers. The YAG laser is used for skin problems such as deep pigmented birthmarks and can also be used for treatment of difficult and colorful tattoos. The PicoSure™ laser can safely and effectively remove dark ink tattoos in fewer treatments than traditional laser systems.
A. We have treated newborns within the first weeks of life. All studies now show that the earlier a red birthmark or “portwine stain” is treated, the better. Unless treated, portwine stains present at birth, remain for life. Those birthmarks that appear later in life, “hemangiomas,” may disappear on their own.
A. These birthmarks may go through a rapid disfiguring growth phase causing bleeding and the laser may help prevent this.
A. In addition to cost factors, DAA has more experience with a variety of lasers. We treat patients every day of the week.
A. When warts are recurrent despite treatment with liquid nitrogen, acids, electric needle, or other forms of treatment, laser technology may be more effective.
A. Homemade blue, black tattoos respond the best. Old professional tattoos, especially with multiple colors, respond slower and require more than one type of laser. The FDA-approved PicoSure™ laser uses photomechanical technology to target deep, stubborn tattoos providing optimal results in fewer treatments than previous laser tattoo removal systems.
A. Most patients see permanent hair removal after 3 to 6 laser hair removal treatments; however, it’s important to consult with a certified laser hair removal technician for a more specific estimate during your laser treatment consultation.
A. Hemangiomas are red birthmarks, usually benign, that typically fade over time. However, cherry hemangiomas are not related to red birthmarks that appear on children. Cherry hemangiomas are discrete, variably sized red papules usually .1 to 4 mm. Cherry hemangiomas are very common especially if they run in the family, and tend to increase with age. At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, our providers frequently treat hemangiomas with a pulsed dye laser.
The content on Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s website is intended to educate patients about skin conditions and treatments, but is not to be taken as medical advice. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is not responsible for any omissions of information or any damages arising from the display of said content. Dermatologic treatment must be determined on a per patient basis by a board certified physician. It is recommended that you obtain assistance from a licensed professional for any treatment questions.