Laser Treatments

Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology in Austin, TX
Laser Treatments

Laser Treatments services offered in Austin, TX

Laser devices use thermal energy to trigger your body’s natural healing properties for firmer, tighter, clearer skin. At Seeker Dermatology in Austin, Texas, Paige Seeker, MD, and her team offer several laser treatments to remove unwanted hair, tighten aging skin, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Call the dermatology clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about laser treatments.


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What are laser treatments?

Laser treatments use focused beams of light to repair skin damage. These devices rejuvenate the skin by removing its outer layer and stimulating collagen production. Collagen is a protein that keeps skin tight and supple in its youth. 

As you age, your collagen levels decline, causing your skin to wrinkle and sag. Laser treatments restore lost collagen to promote younger-looking skin.

How do laser treatments work?

Rejuvenating laser treatments typically work in one of two ways:

Ablative laser resurfacing

Ablative laser resurfacing strategically vaporizes the outer layer of the skin and stimulates collagen production within the tissues. Downtime from ablative laser resurfacing can take up to two weeks, but the results last longer than non-ablative treatment options.

Non-ablative laser resurfacing

Non-ablative laser resurfacing does not harm the skin’s outer layer. Instead, these treatments target damage beneath the surface. Non-ablative laser resurfacing offers minimal downtime, though the results don’t last as long as ablative treatments.

Dr. Seeker and her team can determine which type of laser resurfacing is right for you during your cosmetic consultation.

Are there different types of laser treatments?

There are multiple types of laser treatments, such as:

Fractional lasers

Fractional lasers break apart each beam of energy into smaller beams to treat specific areas of skin. These treatments can be ablative or non-ablative and typically require less downtime than more invasive alternatives.

Pulsed-dye lasers

Pulsed-dye lasers target pigment in the skin and underlying blood vessels to reduce hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, and redness.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal treatments target the pigment in the hair to permanently alter hair follicles and slow new growth. Laser hair removal can effectively remove unwanted hair nearly anywhere on the body.

Intense-pulsed light (IPL)

IPL is a treatment that uses multiple wavelengths of light to target early aging concerns, such as sun damage, redness, fine lines, and rosacea.

What skin concerns can laser treatments address?

Dr. Seeker and her team use laser treatments to address multiple skin concerns, such as:

  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Surgical scars
  • Redness
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Brown spots
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Unwanted hair

Some lasers can also treat medical dermatology conditions, such as psoriasis and warts.

Call Seeker Dermatology today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about laser treatments.