Laser Skin Treatment

Do you have skin concerns such as scarring that you would like to have treated but aren’t interested in surgical forms of treatment? Perhaps you just want to boost your skin’s natural collagen production quickly. 


About 1 in 4 Americans struggle with some form of cosmetic skin condition. While some can benefit from over-the-counter cosmetics, many need advanced, non-surgical techniques for long-term results.


With laser skin treatments, you can achieve that and much more! Here at Eternal Dermatology + Aesthetics in Fulton, MD, we can help. Our lead dermatologist, Ife Rodney, MD, FAAD, is skilled in treating all cosmetic and dermatological skincare issues, using lasers to provide you with exceptional results. 


You don’t need to live with blemishes, sun damage, wrinkles, and scarring. Over time, it can lower your self-esteem, preventing you from showing up as your best self. Schedule an appointment for laser rejuvenation today:

What Is Laser Skin Treatment?

Laser skin treatment is pretty much what it sounds like, but various types of lasers can be used to treat certain concerns. Basically, a laser is used on the surface of the skin to either combat or aid with a variety of skin concerns. During your initial consultation, let our experts know all your areas of concern, and they will let you know which laser treatment can benefit you the most.

It is a painless form of treatment that is revolutionary in the sense that it can do so much for the skin. It can diminish the appearance of a variety of skin concerns without painful surgery or downtime. It is a great treatment option for many people regardless of skin tone or type!


How It Works 

The different types of lasers work to target certain issues and concerns on the surface of the skin. The lasers work to significantly reduce visible signs of aging on the surface of the skin by dealing with the underlying issues causing the concerns. This is all done painlessly and without downtime, making any type of laser skin treatment a great option for many.

Types of Laser Skin Treatment

We will perform a consultation to determine your needs and then recommend one of several laser procedures available. These include:

1. Laser Skin Resurfacing 

Do you have uneven skin tone and texture? If so, this is a great, non-invasive treatment option for you to consider. This treatment uses a wand that disperses pulsed light to precisely remove layers of skin, promoting the growth of new, smoother skin. 

Laser skin resurfacing can be categorized as:

  • Ablative laser resurfacing: Removes the top layer of skin (the epidermis) and heats the underlying layer (the dermis). This type of resurfacing is more effective for treating deep wrinkles and scars. 
  • Non-ablative laser resurfacing: Heats the dermis without removing the epidermis. This type of resurfacing is less effective than ablative resurfacing, but it has a shorter recovery time. 

It can even out skin tone and texture in a single session. It can also help to significantly reduce acne scars, warts, and any visible signs of aging on the skin, like wrinkles, fine lines, and even sun damage. 

2. Laser Genesis Treatment 

This is a popular type of laser treatment that can stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Like laser skin resurfacing, it also uses heat to reduce redness and other skin concerns, such as uneven tone. 

Laser Genesis uses gentle pulses of light to the skin’s dermis to stimulate collagen. Collagen is an essential protein that’s vital to the building blocks of healthy skin. 

By increasing collagen production, Laser Genesis can help to plump up the skin, making it look more youthful and radiant.


It can also deal with several skin concerns like enlarged pores, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles. This type of treatment is going to leave skin looking much more youthful. 

Laser Genesis is non-ablative, making it a good option for people who want to improve the appearance of their skin without undergoing a more invasive procedure such as ablative laser skin resurfacing. It is also a good option for people with sensitive skin.


3. IPL Treatment 

Also called a photofacial, intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses broad-spectrum light pulses to target and improve various skin concerns. It’s a popular treatment for addressing signs of aging, sun damage, and pigmentation issues.

Like the other procedures, light pulses penetrate the skin’s layers, reaching the dermis, where they target specific chromophores, the pigment-producing cells responsible for skin color. The resulting heat breaks down these cells and encourages the quick growth of new, healthier skin cells. 

This versatile treatment targets many skin concerns like wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, age spots, acne scars, and much more. 


4. Scar Treatment 

Getting rid of scars, like acne scars, can be a difficult task, especially if one is only using creams to fade their appearance. Scars develop when the body produces too little or too much collagen and skin cells in an attempt to heal skin damage, inflammation, infections, or injury. As a result, there is an uneven, discolored impression on the skin, which can impact someone’s self-esteem.

Lasers can be a very effective treatment for scars. Different types of lasers work in different ways, but they all have the same goal: to break down scar tissue, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells.

Commonly Asked Questions

1. Does It Hurt?

No, unlike other more invasive treatments, you are not going to have to worry about pain when it comes to this one. It is virtually painless. The most you are going to feel is a bit of heat and that will quickly pass.

2. Is It Safe?

Yes, this type of treatment is perfectly safe and approved by the FDA. You don’t have to worry about your safety when it comes to this type of treatment.

3. How Do I Know if This Type of Treatment Is Right for Me?

If you are a person seeking to boost the skin’s natural collagen production, reduce visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of sunspots, or fade scaring, chances are that this is a wonderful treatment option for you to consider.

4. What if I Have More Severe Wrinkles?

Even if you have deeper, more severe wrinkles or fine lines, you may still be able to benefit from this type of treatment. During your initial consultation, one of our experts will talk with you about your concerns, goals, and expectations and determine if this type of treatment is one that you could benefit from. It does work on all skin types and tones.

5. How Do I Prepare for Treatment?

There is typically nothing special that you need to do prior to coming in for your treatment. If there would be something you should do or avoid, our experts will be sure to let you know before you come in for your treatment session. Usually, though, you just need to show up and our experts will take care of the rest.


6. How Do I Prepare for Treatment?

There is typically nothing special that you need to do prior to coming in for your treatment. If there would be something you should do or avoid, our experts will be sure to let you know before you come in for your treatment session. Usually, though, you just need to show up and our experts will take care of the rest.


7. How Do I Care for My Skin Following Treatment?

It’s a good idea to avoid direct sunlight in the 24 hours following treatment and if that is not an option, simply use sunscreen. Other than that, there is usually nothing else you need to do or avoid. If there would be, our professionals will be sure to let you know, as they want you to get the most out of this type of treatment.


8. Is There Downtime?


No. You do not have to worry about fitting downtime into your schedule because following this treatment, you can go on with your day as you normally would.


9. Is This Type of Treatment Only for Women?

No. Both men and women can enjoy the benefits of this type of treatment.


10. What Does Treatment Feel Like?

Most people who have had this type of treatment describe it as feeling warm, almost like a massage. There is no pain you need to worry about with this type of treatment and as soon as your session has ended, you can go on with your day as you normally would.


Experience the Power of Lasers! Start Your Journey to Clearer Skin


Sometimes, over-the-counter cosmetics and skincare products aren’t enough to treat persistent issues like acne, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and age spots. 


A visit to your dermatologist can unlock access to lesser-known treatments, like lasers, that can finally help you achieve the skin of your dreams.  


Laser skin treatment can boost the skin’s natural production of collagen and fade the appearance of a number of skin concerns. It is totally painless and requires absolutely no downtime. 


If you want to give this revolutionary treatment a try for yourself, come see us today at Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD where we can make your goals a reality! 

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