We can permanently reduce the quantity of dark hair on numerous body parts using the Candela Alexandrite hair removal laser, as long as the hair is dark brown or black, and the skin is white and not tan. This Alexandrite type of laser has the energy patients want to get rid of that hair in as few treatment sessions as possible. Schedule a consultation to determine pricing please. This treatment does sometimes need topical lidocaine, and staff are trained about the proper use and amount of allowed lidocaine.
Our Diolite laser is useful for small hemangiomas (red moles) scattered on the face and body. It is almost painless and requires no numbing gel prior to treatment.
An IPL machine sometimes gets called a laser, but technically it is not. Other names one might here for IPL are Photofacial and BBL standing for Broad Band Light. Lasers by definition are just one wavelength of light. The word LASER is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. These machines have a broad band spectrum, so multiple wave lengths, and can be used to remove lentigines, redness and blood vessels from the skin.
Our Palomar StarLux intense pulsed light system is a light treatment that is best utilized for removing redness and small blood vessels on the face for rosacea patients, and for some types of brown spot removal. A consultation is important first.
IPL is not the 'can do anything red or brown machine' that some med spas think it is.
At Klein Dermatology, IPL is a useful treatment for some kinds of issues, but an experienced person has to do the consultation, and the treatment for optimal outcomes. We do not use IPL for hair removal, because that is not a good use for it.