Other Laser Treatments for Charleston

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Maintain Smooth, Clear, Radiant Skin

In addition to IPL, skin resurfacing, and hair removal, Germain Dermatology offers several other laser treatments for Charleston-area patients.

Vbeam Perfecta

A pulsed-dye laser, this treats lesions, visible veins, warts, certain types of facial redness, and similar unwanted skin conditions by emitting short bursts of light. Oxyhemoglobin in the blood in the targeted area absorbs the energy as heat, which damages and ultimately collapses the unwanted vessels without harming nearby tissues or structures.

This treatment is particularly effective on symptoms of rosacea, toning down the redness to give patients a more even skin color. Destroying blood vessels close to the surface eliminates their telltale hue. This destruction can also prevent them from feeding cosmetic irregularities, including cherry angiomas.

Clear + Brilliant®

Designed to give skin a "refreshing boost," this non-ablative laser is ideal for patients who have youthful looking skin that they want to maintain by preserving an even tone and smooth texture. They can also further improve the tone and texture of their skin. Less a treatment to "fix" a cosmetic problem, Clear + Brilliant® serves more as a method for ongoing upkeep. It is also used to help with melasma, for which it is the go-to laser treatment, making it a part of our melasma improvement protocol.

Ablative lasers remove a layer of skin as a part of the treatment. As a non-ablative laser, Clear + Brilliant® stimulates natural healing processes in the skin, including the production of new collagen. This healing keeps wrinkles, spots, melasma, and other signs of aging at bay.

Dr. Marguerite Germain, M.D.
"Voted Charleston's Best Dermatologist consecutively for 12 years."

Fraxel®

A fractional laser, Fraxel® rejuvenates sub-surface skin cells and prompts collagen production with light energy to treat wrinkles, sun spots, melasma, actinic keratoses, large pores, and scars from acne or surgery. The half-hour treatment is considered skin resurfacing, but it is noninvasive and gentle. No skin is peeled or abraded away, so healing is minimal.

Patients may notice some redness, swelling, and flaking in the days after their Fraxel® session, but side effects are minor and give way to long-lasting results. Improvements should be visible within a week, and will continue beyond that. Four to six treatments scheduled about a month apart may be necessary to generate a patient's desired results.

More Options

  • QuadraLASE: This fractional CO2 laser encourages collagen production by delivering very focused light energy into the skin in a specific pattern of dots that kickstart natural processes to "heal" wrinkles, spots, and scars.
  • Alex Trivantage: Idea for reducing the appearance of or eliminating brown spots, this is effective on a variety of pigmented lesions.
  • Acleara, Smoothbeam, and More: Germain Dermatology offers several light-based options for treating acne. Learn more about them on our laser acne treatment page.

Let our team help you choose the treatment best suited for your particular goals.

Talk to the Germain Dermatology staff about laser treatments in the Charleston area by calling (843) 881–4440 or request a consultation online.