LASER TREATMENTS

Rio Grande Dermatology has the best laser treatments on the market

There are literally hundreds of lasers on the market these days. We offer what we feel are the best lasers on the market today based upon medical evidence. These systems, Fraxel and V-Beam, have been clearly shown to provide safe and effective results.

V-Beam Laser at Rio Grande Dermatology

The V-Beam Laser is by far the best treatment for unwanted facial veins. It’s also used to treat red spots, certain types of scars, the facial veins of rosacea. V-Beam treatments are quick, usually requiring only 15 to 20 minutes.

The Latest in Laser Hair Removal and LightSheer Duet

The LightSheer Duet are the only FDA approved laser products on the market proven to permanently remove hair on all skin types. They offer superior results by safely and effectively treating all skin types including tanned skin and any range of hair colors, diameters and depths. The length of the appointment will vary depending on the area and amount of hair being removed: a small area such as the upper lip may require a few minutes, however, more than one treatment may be required to treat larger areas of the body. All of our laser technicians are certified by the manufacturer to provide the best and safest treatments possible.

If you have questions about laser treatments or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Rio Grande Dermatology.

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The V-Beam is considered the laser of choice for treating unwanted facial veins. It is also very effective at treating leg veins, red spots (cherry hemangiomas) and thickened, red scars such as keloid scars. It can also be used to treat warts and, in some cases, can be used to treat stubborn warts (skin infection). The V-Beam laser can very effectively and perhaps permanently improve the facial redness and facial veins of rosacea.

V-beam Laser Selectively Targets

The principle by which the V-beam laser works is quite simple. The wavelength of the V-Beam’s laser energy is only absorbed by red blood cells flowing inside of capillaries and veins. The laser, therefore, is not absorbed by other structures in the skin, such as the epidermis, the dermis, hair follicles or the pigment melanin. This means the laser selectively targets the unwanted veins and/or capillaries, without influencing or damaging other components of the skin.

15 to 20 Minute Treatment

One treatment is often all that’s necessary to eradicate unwanted veins, but in some cases 2, or even 3, treatments may be necessary depending on the extent of the problem being treated. Varicose veins CANNOT be treated effectively with the V-Beam laser. At Rio Grande Dermatology, the V-Beam treatment is very quick, typically requiring only about 15 to 20 minutes. Discomfort is mild to moderate.

What To Expect

After a V-Beam treatment, the patient can expect to experience some bruising of the treated areas. Depending upon how aggressively the patient desires the treatment to be administered, the bruising can last up to 2 weeks. With gentle treatments, the bruising can be very mild and resolve over a weekend. There is a direct relationship between the degree of results and the degree of bruising. The more aggressive the treatment, the more severe the bruising, but the better the results.

Outside of bruising that should be expected, other complications are quite rare. Discoloration of the treated region, particularly excessive brown pigmentation can sometimes occur when treating leg veins of individuals with darker skin.

Rio Grande’s V-Beam treatment prices are based upon the size of the region being treated. Please contact us if you are interested in laser treatments.

These systems are the only FDA approved laser products on the market proven to permanently reduce hair on all skin types.

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The laser works by emitting a beam of highly concentrated light. The color emitted from this light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. The laser pulses this light energy for a fraction of a second, enough to vaporize the pigment and disable several follicles at one time. The LightSheer’s patented Sapphire ChillTip technology provides continuous cooling of the skin during the procedure. This ChillTip helps protect the skin by conductive cooling during the laser energy delivery.

The LightSheer XC can safely and effectively treat all skin types including tanned skin and any range of hair colors, diameters and depths. The length of the appointment will vary depending on the area and amount of hair being removed: a small area such as the upper lip only requires a few minutes. More than one treatment is required to reach full results.

The benefits of the LightSheer Duet include:

  • No topical anesthetic needed
  • Eliminates prep time
  • Reduces treatment times up to 75%
  • Energy delivery is more efficient
  • Lower fluence levels required
  • Ensures comfortable procedure

LightSheer Duet is a revolutionary vacuum-assist technology with dramatically increased spot size to 22 x 35 mm. It includes two optimal wavelength 800 nm diode hair removal systems on one versatile platform. The LightSheer Duet high speed hand piece enables treatment for backs and legs comfortably in only 15 minutes, making hair removal comfortable, without anesthetics and gels. The lightsheer duet also includes a smaller ET hand piece for precise treatment of smaller areas or areas where vacuum-assist technology is not desired.