Posts Tagged ‘before & after’

Case Report: Treating Sun Spots With Alex Laser

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

A 63 year-old woman presented in the office with concerns about brown sun spots that had developed on the backs of her hands as a result of years of sun exposure.

“Sun spots,” or lentigos, are a relatively easy fix.  I treated the patient with the Qs Alexandrite Laser, a device that targets brown spots caused from sun exposure over the years.  After one treatment the patient’s brown spots had resolved, or lightened significantly.  The patient was very pleased with her results.

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Before and after (1 treatment)

Before and after Qs Alexandrite Laser for treatment of sun spots (1 treatment)

Before and after Qs Alexandrite Laser for treatment of sun spots (1 treatment). Notice how the elimination of brown spots results in more youthful looking hands!

Treatment with the Qs Alexandrite Laser is a quick and easy procedure with minimal downtime.  After treatment the spots will appear slightly darker for about one week on the face, and about 2 weeks on the hands before exfoliating off.  It is important to wear sunscreen regularly to avoid getting new brown spots after treatment.  When applying sunscreen pay special attention to face, neck, chest and back of hands as those areas are most exposed to sun and most susceptible to brown spots.

To learn more about Qs Alexandrite Laser, please follow the link to our website: Brown Spot Removal

Study Shows Pulsed-dye Laser Effective for Acne

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

A report on details a study which shows that Pulsed-dye laser(PDL), aka Vbeam, is an effective treatment for acne (Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology).  The study consisted of 20 patients who were treated with PDL on one side of their face and another laser on the other side of the face.  While both laser treatments were effective in improving facial acne, a histopathological assesment “showed a reduced inflammatory reaction… this was more pronounced in the PDL-treated sides.”  Additionally, the study also found that acne stayed away longer on the sides treated with PDL. 

In our office, we often treat patients with Vbeam, in addition to Smoothbeam laser to treat acne.  Laser treatments offer patients an alternative to traditional acne treatments.  Multiple treatments are often needed, but the results can be dramatic.  To learn more about Pulsed-dye laser, follow this link to our website: Laser treatment of acne

Before treatment with Vbeam and Smoothbeam

Before treatment with Vbeam and Smoothbeam

After treatment with Vbeam and Smoothbeam laser

After treatment with Vbeam and Smoothbeam laser

Treatment for wrinkles- Dysport before and after pictures

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

To learn more about Dypsort, click here: Additional Dysport information


Before treatment with Dypsort

After- Noticeably less wrinkles after Dysport treatment

After- Dysport is the latest wrinkle relaxer approved by the FDA. Its action is similar to Botox - to temporarily relax muscles in the face that cause expression. This interference with facial muscular contractions allows for etched in lines and wrinkles to smooth out over time. The effects of Dysport, much like Botox, may last anywhere from 3 to 6 months for the average person undergoing treatment.