Laser Tattoo Removal and Other Laser Skin Treatments
Performed in Bismarck and Minot, North Dakota

In addition to facial rejuvenation procedures, there are a variety of non-invasive treatments that can improve the appearance of your skin. Exciting advances in laser technology have provided new methods to help maintain or improve your appearance. At the Aesthetic Center of Plastic Surgery in Bismarck, North Dakota, our laser skin treatments include laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, Erbium skin resurfacing, spider veins and cherry hemangioma, vascular lesions, IPL acne, and hyperpigmentation treatments.

YAG/KTP Laser Tattoo Removal

With the latest laser technology, your tattoo no longer has to be an everlasting commitment. Unwanted tattoos can be removed successfully using a state-of-the art laser tattoo removal system. The workhorse of laser tattoo removal, the Q-Switched YAG/KTP laser system offers significant advantages over previous methods for tattoo removal.

Treatment with the Q-Switched YAG/KTP laser can be performed on all types of tattoos with little or no scarring. The laser uses multiple wavelengths in order to effectively remove both black and grey and multi-colored tattoos. During treatment, the laser delivers pulses of light which break the tattoo pigment into tiny particles. The particles can then be removed by the body.

Laser tattoo removal with the Q-Switched YAG/KTP laser is typically well tolerated by patients. Most patients do not require anesthesia, though topical anesthesia is available if desired, or when more sensitive areas of the body are being treated. The sensation experienced during laser tattoo removal varies from patient to patient, but it has been compared to a rubber band snapping against the skin.

The number of treatments required for optimal results depends on your age and skin type, as well as the size of the tattoo, and the colors used. If you have an unwanted tattoo, contact our Bismarck or Minot, North Dakota, practice to learn more about laser tattoo removal.

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Laser Hair Removal - 810 Diode

If you are tired of waxing, shaving, using depilatory creams, or wasting time and energy on other methods of hair removal, you may be interested in laser hair removal. Laser hair removal with the FDA-approved Spectrum 810 Diode Laser system is a non-invasive procedure that can help you enjoy smoother skin without the hassle of traditional methods.

Laser hair removal treatments involve delivering pulses of laser light to the area. The light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicles, disabling their ability to grow new hair. All parts of the body can be treated quickly using this safe, effective system.

Since the laser only disables those follicles that are active during the time of treatment, multiple treatments may be required. During a consultation at our Bismarck or Minot, North Dakota location, Dr. Rick Paulson or nursing staff can determine whether you are a good candidate for laser skin care and develop a treatment plan for helping you to achieve the smooth skin you desire.

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Erbium Skin Rejuvenation

Redness, brown spots, and other skin imperfections can be caused by a number of factors, including age, exposure to the sun, stress, medications, and alcohol. Fortunately, however, there are technologies available that can improve the appearance of your skin, whether you have sun damage, poor skin texture, age spots, rosacea, acne scars, large pores, or mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles on face, hands, neck and chest.

Involving little or no down time, laser skin treatments with the Erbium YAG laser system can improve the appearance of your skin using pulses of light. The laser light will penetrate damaged skin and be absorbed by the abnormal blood vessels. The heat from the laser will weaken these blood vessels and stimulate your body’s natural healing process. The result is smoother skin and more even skin tone.

The number of treatments required to achieve optimal results varies from patient to patient. While some patients notice improvement in one treatment, others may require additional treatments. Typically, a series of two or three treatments is recommended. Some patients may desire to have maintenance throughout the year as they are so delighted with their results.

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Long Pulse YAG Vascular Laser

Spider veins/vascular lesions - Tired of spider veins or cherry hemangiomas (small red vascular lesions)? Now laser treatments available in both our Bismarck and Minot locations. The YAG energy heat and damages blood vessels causing them to collapse and allowing your body to reabsorb the vessel. Multiple treatments will be required.

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IPL - Intense Pulsed Light

The IPL includes four filters that can be used for a myriad of non-ablative procedures including acne reductions, removal and vascular and pigmented lesions, and skin hyper pigmentation. The acne IPL treatment may be purchased as a single treatment or a package and used as needed when breakouts occur. Teens have seen amazing results with both the IPL laser treatment and the acne IPL. In conjunction with the IPL treatments, a customized skincare program is recommended.

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miraDry is a new generation of technology that is only available in physician’s offices for the elimination of sweat and odor glands on those people bothered by their underarm sweat. It’s a quick in-office treatment providing immediate results with minimal to no downtime.

• FDA cleared • Non-invasive • Minimal to no downtime • Immediate results 

The treatment is complete in about one hour and you will see results in as little as one treatment. However, as with any medical treatment, your physician will determine the best protocol for your desired results. 

Since local anesthesia is administered to the underarm prior to treatment, most patients experience little to no pain. Patients rated treatment pain on an average score of 2 on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 = no pain, 10= worst pain).

Stop Underarm Sweat Now

Looking and feeling your best shouldn’t include the potential embarrassment caused by underarm sweat and odor. Imagine a lifetime of freedom from the worries of visible sweat stains, ruining your favorite clothes with deodorants or antiperspirants, or having that sweat breakout in personal or professional encounters.

Live a life of confidence, cleanliness and freedom with miraDry®! miraDry is the only non-invasive, FDA cleared treatment to eliminate sweat and odor glands in the underarm area.

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Contact the Aesthetic Center

At the Aesthetic Center of Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of treatments, both surgical and non-surgical. YAG/KTP Laser Tattoo Removal, Diode Laser Hair Removal, Erbium Skin Rejuvenation, YAG Vascular Laser and IPL are popular procedures because of the amazing results that can be achieved without plastic surgery. Please contact us at our Bismarck or Minot, North Dakota clinic locations to learn more about laser skin treatments, including laser tattoo removal and laser hair removal. We welcome patients from all over North Dakota including Bismarck, Fargo, Minot, Jamestown, Dickinson, Williston  as well as our surrounding states Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana and Canada.

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