Skin Conditions

Laser and light therapy — the answer to controlling your chronic skin condition

Millions of Americans know the frustration of living with chronic skin conditions. Rosacea, melasma, sebaceous hyperplasia, and hyperhidrosis (also known as excessive sweating) can cause persistent symptoms at any age that leave patients feeling self-conscious. Living with one of these chronic skin conditions can result in depression, low self-esteem, or social isolation. It may even hold you back professionally.

While topical and oral medications are usually the first line of defense, these approaches only lessen symptoms and minimally improve overall appearance of the skin. At Reflections we offer you treatment options that are the most effective means of controlling your chronic skin condition –– laser and light therapies that get to the heart of the problem. Proven to transform the appearance of skin that has been altered by a chronic skin condition, laser and light therapies are fast, comfortable, and life changing.

Why not call Reflections today and start taking control of your chronic skin condition?

Treatment options for every symptom — optimal results

Rosacea

The V-Beam Perfecta, Starlux IPL and GentleYAG laser are excellent tools that help reduce redness caused by rosacea. Noninvasive, they give gentle bursts of light that are absorbed by the unsightly blood vessels caused by rosacea, reducing persistent redness and creating a more even complexion.  The bumps and acne-like lesions commonly seen with rosacea are treated with topical and oral medication prescribed by our physicians, who will also discuss lifestyle modifications that can reduce the severity of your rosacea symptoms.

Brown patches

Clear + Brilliant, Fraxel Re:Store Dual Laser, and Q-switched Lasers are three of the newest innovations in melasma treatment. Melasma, often triggered by a combination of sun exposure and hormonal changes, appears as brown patches of pigment on the face, neck, chest, and sometimes on the arms.

Clear + Brilliant works by gently resurfacing the skin, penetrating deeply enough into the skin to reduce the unwanted pigment while protecting the skin’s outer layer.

Fraxel Re:Store Dual laser works much like Clear + Brilliant, but it penetrates the skin at a greater depth and density, allowing for a more aggressive treatment if needed.

Q-Switched lasers are another excellent treatment option for patients struggling with melasma, especially for those with darker skin types.  Q-Switched lasers penetrate and target melanin in the deep dermis, and like many of our laser treatments, are often used in combination with topical agents to enhance and maintain results.

Strict sun avoidance and daily high-grade sunblock is essential for anyone living with or being treated for melasma.

Skin elevations

Flesh colored or yellow-white skin elevations on the face, neck or chin associated with sebaceous hyperplasia are really enlarged oil glands that affect both women and men in middle age. Targeting the glands with Smoothbeam laser or topical dichloroacetic acid treatments reduces the size of elevations. These treatments can be combined with Fraxel, eTwo, or Clear + Brilliant  lasers to resurface and improve the overall texture of the skin.

Excessive sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a common condition that interferes with daily activities and can make life intolerable. The good news is that today there are treatment options for excessive sweating that include simple injections and noninvasive laser treatments like Axilase and Ulthera.

For most patients Botox Cosmetic is an excellent treatment option. Safe, comfortable and requiring no downtime, injections of Botox help disable the sweat glands for up to six to nine months.

Axilase is a fast, minimally invasive, one time laser therapy that diminishes the number of sweat glands by using laser wavelengths to destroy the sweat glands that are then gently removed from the treatment area.

We also offer Ulthera, a totally noninvasive therapy that directs ultrasound energy into the layer of the skin where the sweat glands reside, reducing their numbers and decreasing excessive sweating. This leading edge solution is currently awaiting FDA approval.

Start today with a complimentary consultation with our experienced physicians

No matter what chronic skin condition you are living with, Reflections has the widest array of laser and light therapies and expertise available to help you achieve great results. Our doctors look forward to discussing the many options available during your complimentary consultation.