It can be easy to feel self-conscious of how discoloration and other skin flaws may affect your image. Lasers have been proven to be very useful for promoting skin rejuvenation and lessening visible dark spots on the skin. The KTP laser is incredibly effective at targeting and lessening the appearance of discoloration or uneven skin tone.
We now offer KTP revitalization at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates to help you achieve your aesthetic goals of lustrous skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to find out if you may be a potential candidate for this state-of-the-art treatment!
How Does the KTP Laser Treatment Work?
The KTP laser produces a beam of light that specifically targets red blood cells in the skin and gently heats them up without affecting the surrounding area. This causes visible blood vessels under the skin’s surface to collapse and reduce any redness in the skin. The laser also targets melanin, the pigment that causes freckles and sun spots, and can even be used to remove precancerous lesions such as moles. The ability of the laser to specifically target melanin and red blood cells allows the KTP treatment to effectively lessen the appearance of:
- Unwanted skin pigmentation
- Vascular lesions, such as port wine stains or infant birthmarks
- Certain colors of ink in unwanted tattoos
- Acne scars
The KTP laser can also be used to revitalize your skin by promoting the formation of collagen, which results in plumper, firmer skin with fewer wrinkles and improved texture.
What Is the KTP Revitalization Procedure?
When you book an appointment at Dermatology & Skin Associates, our specialist will evaluate your medical history and help you determine if this treatment option may be right for you.
During your KTP revitalization appointment, one of our specialists will begin the treatment by applying the KTP laser energy to the skin. Patients may notice a gentle warming sensation during treatment as designated areas are being addressed.
Many patients with mild skin discoloration find that they only need one treatment to address their needs. Our specialists, however, recommend up to three treatments if the affected area is large or if the pigmentation is very severe to achieve optimal results.
A significant advantage of KTP revitalization is that there is no downtime following your appointment. You may continue your schedule immediately after your appointment.