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By Florida Dermatology Associates
July 22, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments

Do you dislike signs of aging on your skin? Freckles, unwanted hair, sagging, loose skin, scars, broken blood vessels, fine lines and wrinkles may be inevitable, but they can be well-managed for a totally refreshed look. At Florida Dermatology Associates in Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL, board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Ruben Antenor Moreno and Dr. Frank Lee, offer many aesthetic and medical skin services, including cosmetic laser treatments. Achieve your skin goals safely, predictably and comfortably.

Why would a skin doctor use a laser?

In dermatology applications, a laser is a small hand-held tool that delivers highly-focused light energy to the skin. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery explains that these innovative instruments have gained tremendous popularity and usefulness over the past two decades. Applied directly to the skin, they stimulate collagen, the skin's elastic protein, improving skin color and texture.

Your dermatologists actually remove fine layers of skin or unwanted hair follicles with their laser tools. The procedure requires varying amounts of downtime and produces side effects such as redness, puffiness, scabbing and tenderness at the treated sites.

What laser treatments are available at Florida Dermatology Associates?

Dr. Moreno and Dr. Lee offer these laser services:

  • Laser resurfacing softens the appearance of scars, wrinkles, sun spots. This in-office treatment feels like a small elastic band snapping against the skin, but in general, it is far more comfortable than traditional surgical procedures. Most patients require more than one treatment for best and longer-lasting results.
  • IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a gentler cosmetic laser treatment suitable for sun damage, rosacea rashes, fine lines and vascular issues, such as spider veins. Dermatologists call IPL non-ablative because it removes no skin layers, but it does help stimulate collagen.
  • Laser hair removal actually heats individual hair follicles on the upper lip, cheeks, chest, bikini lines and other areas of unwanted hair. As hair grows cyclically, you may need several treatments for optimal removal. This service is performed in just minutes at Florida Dermatology Associates.

Innovation with results

If you're tired of trying to cover unwanted signs of aging, or want unwanted hair controlled, arrange a consultation at Florida Dermatology Associates. Dr. Moreno and Dr. Lee have the experience, expertise and tools to give you the results you desire for healthier, younger-looking and flawless skin. We have offices in Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Port St. John and Suntree. Phone us at (321) 768-1600.