Lasers use light based energy to treat a variety of different problems and conditions of the skin. The lasers are grouped into two major categories: Non-invasive laser treatments and Invasive Laser treatments. The Non-invasive lasers require no surgery, anesthesia or downtime and are performed in the office setting. Invasive lasers, also known as Resurfacing lasers, use laser energy to remove damaged, wrinkled skin and restore a smoother, tighter, thicker and more pliable skin surface. Laser resurfacing usually requires some degree of anesthesia and recovery, and are usually performed in the Operating Room setting.
Non-Invasive Laser Treatments: Many common skin conditions and problems can be treated with a variety of Non-invasive lasers. Different problems require the use of different laser wavelengths and energies. Consequently, the ideal treatment of specific problems require individualized treatment with specialized lasers. Dr. Calloway has a wide array of lasers that are optimized for specific uses and indications. A few of the conditions that Dr Calloway can treat with non-invasive lasers include:
- Skin tightening and smoothing
- Stimulation of collagen formation
- Treatment of sun damaged skin and redness
- Treatment of broken blood vessels and capillaries
- Elimination of freckling and uneven pigmentation
- Tattoo removal
- Laser hair reduction
- Brown spot and pigmented lesion removal
- Melasma (“mask of pregnancy”)
- Vascular lesion treatments such as birthmarks
- Spider vein treatments of the legs
- Treatment of inflammatory conditions of the skin such as Rosacea and Psoriasis
- Toe Nail fungus (onychomycosis)
- Post operative scar reduction treatments
Most Non-invasive laser treatments require less than hour to complete and require no down time or recovery. Avoidance of sun exposure immediately after treatment is usually recommended. Most other activities can usually be resumed immediately. Dr. Calloway will review any specific post treatment instructions to ensure ideal results from the laser treatments.
Laser Resurfacing and Ablative Laser Treatments: These lasers allow Dr. Calloway to remove the upper layers of dead and damaged skin cells, eliminate lines and wrinkles of the skin, smooth, tighten and thicken treated skin, reverse UV sun damaged skin, as well as remove brown spots, uneven pigmentation, redness and broken blood vessels of the skin on the face. The treatments are also extremely effective in reducing the appearance of scars. These treatments are usually performed in a Surgical Suite under mild sedation and local anesthesia. Recovery usually requires several days before resuming normal activities. These lasers are known as ablative because they remove damaged skin cells by vaporization (no thermal injury to healthy tissues).
Dr. Calloway is recognized as an international expert on laser resurfacing and has presented many lectures and didactic sessions to physicians around the globe. With over 25 years of laser experience, Dr. Calloway specializes in the combination use of multiple surgical lasers which are teamed together during surgery in order to achieve the most dramatic and significant benefits in the appearance of the skin. All treatments are custom tailored and individualized to specific patient needs and desires. Most current laser resurfacing technologies use Ablative Fractional technology which involves the partial or fractionalized treatment of the skin to achieve skin smoothing, tightening and thickening without the side effects associated with older, more traditional laser technologies.
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