Laser Dermatology

Z-ROC Dermatology

Cosmetic Dermatology & General & Surgical Dermatology located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

If you’re dealing with pigmentation issues, broken blood vessels, or visible facial veins, you don’t have to load on endless layers of concealer. Matthew Zarraga, DO and Khongruk Wongkittiroch, DO, at Z-ROC Dermatology in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have the laser dermatology solutions you need, including intense pulsed light (IPL), CO2 Fraxel, and more. Book your appointment online or call the office today.

Laser Dermatology Q & A

Z-ROC Dermatology

What is intense pulsed light treatment?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment is commonly considered a type of laser dermatology, though it doesn’t use the same kind of intense, focused light energy that lasers do. IPL uses broad-spectrum light in fast pulses to treat a variety of skin problems, including fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation issues, and visible veins. IPL can alleviate many skin issues without removing skin the way a laser does.

Photodynamic therapy includes the application of a gentle acid over the entire treatment area. That acid is then activated by the IPL treatment. The acid helps smooth lines, destroy visible veins, and break up pigment. Photodynamic therapy also has non-cosmetic uses like sun damage treatment, precancerous lesion treatment, and treatment of some types of skin cancer.

IPL treatment is, overall, gentler than a skin resurfacing treatment, and it requires less recovery time. However, if you need a full-scale skin rejuvenation, treatment such as CO2 Fraxel might be a better option than IPL.

What is the CO2 Fraxel laser?

The CO2 Fraxel is a cosmetic laser that removes tiny columns of skin, prompting your body to produce a network of new collagen and elastin. This treatment can give you a true skin resurfacing, allowing you to get much younger-looking skin without surgery.

With a short series of treatments, usually 4-6 in total, you can get excellent results. Fraxel treatment can improve multiple skin issues like hyperpigmentation, spider veins, and broken blood vessels at one time.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling, also called percutaneous collagen induction therapy, creates highly controlled micro-injuries in areas where you have skin damage or need improvement. Your body responds with new collagen production. The fresh collagen fills in the injured areas, adds new support below your skin, and eventually creates an overall rejuvenated look.

How does laser wart removal work?

Wart removal is a popular cosmetic dermatology service, but it's not the same for every patient. After a thorough skin exam, your Z-ROC Dermatology provider can help you determine the best wart removal method for your condition.

Laser wart removal is both quick and precise, and today's lasers are so advanced that they rarely leave behind any noticeable scarring. Your dermatologist can even remove clusters of warts if needed.

Call Z-ROC Dermatology or book an appointment online today.

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