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). Pigments in tattoos are much more concentrated than those in hair, so hair removal lasers work at a much higher setting. Likewise, if we used a hair removal laser (or setting) to remove a tattoo, it would most likely severely burn your skin; hence, the need for multiple laser treatment machines.
We can treat a wide range of skin conditions with lasers, including: psoriasis, acne, skin cancer, precancerous skin lesions, warts, spider veins, varicose veins, and wrinkles. Laser can also remove unwanted blemishes like tattoos, hair, moles, birthmarks, freckles, scars, and age spots. However, keep in mind that some of our laser services are performed in other DAA specialty centers (i.e.- laser hair removal is performed in Skin Medics™ Medical Spa).
Leading the Southeast as the largest, most experienced laser center the Laser Institute of Georgia remains DAA’s only specialty center where you can receive treatment for your facial acne and/or wrinkles at the same time as psoriasis on your hands. However, we wouldn’t necessarily suggest lasering every unwanted blemish all at once. In fact, a majority of laser treatments require multiple sessions for complete removal and optimal results (skin resurfacing, tattoo removal, hair removal). Multiple sessions are usually required for the patient’s safety, to reduce the risk of skin abrasion.
If you’re interested in learning more about our lasers or all the services we offer at the Laser Institute of Georgia, visit our webpage. Also, be sure to check out what we have to offer at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s seven other specialty centers, and stay tuned to our specialty centers blog series.