Technology has afforded us many luxuries and conveniences in our modern lives. Its influence in medicine alone has been phenomenal. In plastic surgery alone, the advancement of laser treatments have revolutionized the ways in which plastic surgeons like Bethesda’s own Dr. Roger J. Oldham can treat patients’ skin. Through skin enhancement treatments like Botox, chemical peel, and microdermabrasion, the proactive care of your skin is not only possible, it’s convenient. But, what about retroactive treatments for skin conditions like broken capillaries (small “spider” veins visible under the skin), or lentigo (age spots/sun spots)?
Laser treatments work because the laser’s light is converted to heat when it reaches the skin. This heat can be used to safely and conveniently treat any number of skin conditions. Laser treatment of lentigo (age/sun spots) is a remarkable service that Dr. Oldham has been offering patients for years. Through the use of a laser, this non-invasive approach to skin enhancement removes dark spots on the skin through a slow, subtle process that fades the treated area over time. The results are natural-looking and youthful. In addition, Laser treatment of capillaries can work in a similar way. In one or two treatments, the laser collapses the superficial veins and the blood is then recycled back into the body, without anything visibile on the surface. Even capillaries of the face are safe to be treated.
If it’s time to see what laser technology can do for you and your skin, call Dr. Oldham today.We offer laser services regularly throughout the year. Feel free to ask Janet, our patient counselor, any questions you might have about laser treatments.