Laser treatment, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is an emerging medical technology that can treat a variety of skin conditions by stimulating the body's normal healing powers to alleviate pain, discomfort, and inflammation. At Peters Dermatology Center in Bend, OR we pride ourselves on using the latest technology to treat patient needs. Led by Dr. Gerald Peters, our talented and experienced team is exceptionally knowledgeable in the dermatology space and prides itself on delivering exceptional patient care. Keep reading to learn about a few of the common skin disorders that can be treated with lasers.
What is Laser Treatment?
Laser therapy is a non-invasive medical procedure that uses energy from light to regenerate damaged skin cells. By targeting a very specific area of the body, these light beams can repair and even remove patches of damaged skin.
What Skin Conditions Can Laser Therapy Treat?
1. Rosacea: Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes visible blood vessels and a blushing effect to appear on your face. Laser therapy can remove the damaged skin cells to visibly diminish the blood vessels and jumpstart the healing process.
2. Skin Lesions: Laser treatments can accelerate the creation of collagen which will help prevent scarring and increase the production of healthy skin cells to alleviate the symptoms associated with a lesion.
3. Psoriasis: Laser treatments treat psoriasis by emitting UV light to areas of the skin that are impacted by psoriasis. A major benefit of laser treatment to treat psoriasis is that it is highly targeted to only remove the affected skin layers while leaving the healthy skin untouched.
Laser treatment offers a myriad of benefits and is used to treat a number of both clinical skin disorders and aesthetic issues too. As a non-invasive treatment option, laser-therapy is easy to recover from and is an effective way to treat your skin issues. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (541) 323-7546 to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Peters and the team at Peters Dermatology Center in Bend, OR.