Laser Treatments Specialist

Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery -  - Cosmetic Dermatology

Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery

Cosmetic Dermatology located in West Loop, Chicago, IL

Lasers are some of the most versatile and innovative tools in medicine, and dermatology is no exception. Using laser treatments at Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery, Jonith Breadon, MD, and the team can treat pigmented lesions, remove body hair, or calm a severe acne breakout. To see if laser treatments can meet your goals, call the office in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, or request an appointment online today.

Laser Treatments

What are laser treatments?

Laser treatments use light to warm superficial and deep skin cells, which can serve a number of purposes. Some laser treatments disable certain cell types, while others promote collagen and elastin growth to make your skin’s structure firmer and tighter. Some laser treatments effectively reduce inflammation. 

What are my options for laser treatments?

Dr. Breadon and the team at Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery provide multiple highly advanced laser and other light-based therapies to relieve skin symptoms, treat conditions, or to make your skin look better. The following laser treatments are currently available:

NeoClear® by Aerolase® 

NeoClear is a laser therapy that calms acne breakouts. Not only does it decrease inflammation, but it also kills a lot of the bacteria that causes or worsens acne and can help control oil production in your skin. 

NeoSkin® by Aerolase

NeoSkin is a skin rejuvenation laser procedure that can improve a range of textural issues, like acne scars and wrinkles. It can also even out your skin’s pigmentation.

Pulsed dye laser

A pulsed dye laser targets the blood vessels in your skin and can treat both vascular lesions and non-vascular skin conditions, like warts and melasma.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a modern and innovative treatment that helps you put down the razor for good. If you don’t enjoy your body hair and would prefer not to have it or have less of it, 3-6 laser hair removal treatments can significantly reduce hair in targeted areas by disabling the follicles. 

Intense pulsed light (IPL)

IPL is different from the other treatments because it isn’t, by definition, a laser. It’s a brighter type of light that looks similar to a camera’s flash and has many wavelengths instead of just one. Unlike a laser, it isn’t concentrated but scattered. It primarily treats pigmented lesions.

How should I care for my skin after a laser treatment?

Each laser treatment is a bit different from the last, even in terms of aftercare. Still, Dr. Breadon and the team make sure you know how to care for your skin after any laser or light-based treatment. Their instructions might include:

  • Avoiding direct sunlight and other ultraviolet (UV) lights
  • Wearing sunscreen daily
  • Using gentle skin care products like cleansers and moisturizers
  • Stopping the use of makeup temporarily
  • Using a cold compress to soothe swollen areas

Dr. Breadon and the team also let you know if your particular laser treatment requires any preparation before you come in. 

For more information about laser treatments and what they can do for your skin, call Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery, or schedule a consultation online today.