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.
Dr. Marguerite Germain is known for her passion and desire to help others. In addition to her medical training she has long since developed an eye for beauty. Inspired by years spent traveling, particularly in Italy, her artistic talent evolved into inspiring confidence in others through her practice.
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.
Let our team help you choose the treatment best suited for your particular goals.