Laser Treatment Specialist

La Jolla Laser MedSpa -  - Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

La Jolla Laser MedSpa

Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons & Ophthalmologists located in La Jolla, CA

Lasers are used in an increasing number of applications to perform surgery, treat diseases, and carry out cosmetic procedures. You may have heard about laser treatments and wondered if they would be appropriate in your circumstances. The medical team at La Jolla Laser MedSpa in La Jolla, California, has extensive experience in working with lasers and specializes in using PicoSure® lasers for a range of cosmetic purposes. Call the office now to arrange an appointment, or book online.

Laser Treatment Q & A

La Jolla Laser MedSpa

How do lasers work?

The word “laser” is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers use a predetermined light wavelength, depending on the task for which they’re required; for instance, a sufficiently intense light setting enables lasers to cut through solid metal. The settings are less intense when used on people, of course, but the principle of employing beams of intensified light is the same.

The advantage of using lasers in medicine is that because the light focuses on a precisely selected area, patients experience less pain and inflammation, and there’s a resulting reduction in scar formation. The highly qualified medical team at La Jolla Laser MedSpa specialize in using lasers for a range of cosmetic procedures, and they have many years of successful experience in treating patients using laser therapy.

What are lasers used to treat?

There are various medical uses for lasers, including eye surgeries, treating nerve pain, and targeting kidney stones. Lasers play a significant role in treating cancer patients, especially in the early stages of the disease. They are also effective in treating cosmetic conditions, including:

  • Removing unwanted or excess body hair
  • Fine line and wrinkle reduction and skin rejuvenation
  • Removing or modifying tattoos
  • Treating and where possible removing scars, moles, birthmarks and other skin blemishes

Lasers have long been associated with corrective eye surgery and are the perfect tool for making the delicate and precise adjustments required to correct short-sightedness.

What are the benefits of using lasers?

Procedures using laser technology typically cause less pain than alternative methods, and patients often only need local anesthetic or anesthetic cream to ease any discomfort. That means there’s less risk of the possibility of complications caused by having a general anesthetic.

Because the procedures aren’t as invasive and take less time to complete, people who undergo laser treatments usually recover far more quickly afterward. Patients normally feel less uncomfortable after the procedure and heal in a far shorter space of time. La Jolla Laser MedSpa doctors perform hundreds of laser procedures every year, transforming the lives of their patients. Call them today, or make an appointment online.