Due to varied cooling mechanisms and wavelengths, laser technology is versatile. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Centreville area with their skin care concerns.
Lasers have evolved so more patients can be treated safely, comfortably, and effectively, without the risks of earlier-generation lasers. Some lasers are so sophisticated that they gently penetrate the deeper layers of skin to stimulate beneficial processes like collagen production. As you get older, your body makes less of this firming protein. Lasers can help reverse age-related changes, restoring your skin to a more youthful luminosity and texture.
Laser applications at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia
In the past, if you wanted an alternative to shaving and waxing, electrolysis was your only option. While effective, it is generally not well-tolerated. Modern lasers are a precise, gentle way to treat many conditions. With focused light in capable hands, the laser’s effects are limited to the treatment area and not surrounding tissues.
Previous generations of lasers were only suitable for patients with light skin and dark hair, because technologies were designed to target pigment in the hair follicles. Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia’s advanced lasers such as the Cutera XEO and LightSheer™ are suitable for a wider range of complexions and feature built-in cooling technologies for a comfortable experience.
Other lasers treat everything from sun damage to broken capillaries. For example, fractional lasers are designed to treat a fraction of the skin with each pass, so the technology safely affects both surface and deeper tissues as a low-risk way to dramatically transform skin on your face, neck, chest, and hands. The Pulsed Dye Laser transforms rosacea sufferer’s redness and improves the appearance of port wine stains, keloids, and scars by selectively targeting blood vessels.
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.