What are Laser Treatments?

Did you know that the word laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation? A laser uses a single wavelength of high-energy light to achieve the desired effects. Today, lasers can be used for many aesthetic treatments to improve the look and feel of the skin in Scottsdale.

Overall, there are two different types of lasers, including ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layers of damaged skin, while non-ablative lasers do not damage the top layers, but work in the deeper layers of the skin. They both stimulate collagen production to help renew the skin for a visible improvement.

Candidates for Laser Treatments

Healthy adults in Scottsdale who wish to improve the look and feel of their skin, as well as address certain skin conditions, may benefit from laser treatments. You should not undergo laser treatments if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of keloid scarring. To learn more about laser treatments and which one is right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation in Scottsdale.

The Procedure

There are a large array of different laser categories and subcategories that can target different skin issues, including softening fine lines and wrinkles, skin tightening, addressing pigmented lesions, eliminating vascular lesions, softening acne scars, and hair removal.

At North Valley Cosmetic Surgery, we offer the following laser treatments for the body:

Laser Hair Removal:

This treatment targets the melanin in the hair to destroy the hair shaft. Over time, this can lead to thinner and lighter hair growth or no hair growth at all.

BBL Light Treatment:

Broadband light (BBL) laser therapy is a treatment designed to target skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, sun damage, and fine lines and wrinkles. It can also even out skin texture and tone. It works by stimulating the body’s collagen production to give structure to the skin.

Laser Resurfacing:

This treatment uses highly-concentrated beams of light energy to improve the skin’s texture, tone, look and feel.  Laser resurfacing can be used to treat uneven skin tone, tighten the skin, and remove surgical or acne scars.


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Recovery from your laser treatment may be different depending on the laser treatment that you chose to undergo. Our team in Scottsdale will give you specific instructions regarding how to care for your skin after your laser treatment, which activities to avoid, which medications you can take, and when you can expect to see final results. Please do not hesitate to contact our Scottsdale office regarding any post-treatment concerns or questions.

Schedule Your Consultation

Contact North Valley Cosmetic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ today to learn if laser treatments can benefit you! We will be happy to schedule your initial consultation appointment as a first step.


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