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, and skin rejuvenation.
Nd: YAG 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 Nd: YAG laser system offers significant advantages over previous methods for tattoo removal.
Treatment with the Q-Switched Nd: YAG 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 Nd: YAG 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, North Dakota, practice to learn more about laser tattoo removal.
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Sonata™ Laser Hair Removal
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 Sonata™ system is a non-invasive procedure that can help you enjoy smoother skin without the hassle of traditional methods.
Prior to laser hair removal, the area to be treated will be cleansed and shaved. Treatment involves 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 practice in Bismarck, North Dakota, Dr. Rick Paulson 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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AFT™ 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 fine lines.
Involving little or no down time, laser skin treatments with the AFT™ 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 two to three treatments, other patients may require more. Typically, a series of five treatments is recommended.
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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. Nd: YAG Laser Tattoo Removal, Sonata™ Laser Hair Removal, and AFT™ Skin Rejuvenation are popular procedures because of the amazing results that can be achieved without plastic surgery. Please contact us in Bismarck, North Dakota, to learn more about laser skin treatments, including laser tattoo removal and laser hair removal. We welcome patients from all over North Dakota Bismarck, Fargo, Minot, Jamestown as well as our surrounding states Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana and Canada.
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