Some people visit theirs every day, while others have never been to see one, but regardless demand for dermatologists is constantly growing in the United States. People tend to spend far more money than they realize each year on products which only provide some relief, and do not cure the inherent problem the person is having with the skin. The realization that visiting a dermatologist can provide real and permanent solutions to problems ranging from acne to sun damage is enough to send most people to a dermatological practice straight away. Prescription strength medications to correct problems going on with a patient’s skin are just the beginning. New technologies are being invented regularly that truly take the practice of dermatology to new levels. One example is that of the use of lasers in medical and cosmetic dermatological practices.
Two of the most common reasons that people visit a dermatologist for the first time are sun damage and acne. While many people struggle with acne from the teen years on, they do not consider going to a dermatologist until they reach adulthood and have reached the end of their patience. Sun damage, on the other hand, is often something which appears gradually with age, but outwardly can appear to have quite a sudden onset. This kind of damage can even turn into precancerous cells. Luckily, with laser treatments San Diego dermatology professionals have discovered ways to assist patients with all of the above conditions.
The benefit of laser treatments is that they do not only treat the symptoms of a condition, but encourage the production of chemicals and elements in the skin which occur naturally, but are needed in greater quantities for the improvement of appearance. This can accomplish anything from tightening the skin to eliminate wrinkles, to encouraging healing to removing scars, liver spots and stretch marks. In other words, these laser treatments can actually rejuvenate the skin leaving it younger, fresher and healthier than before. Modern treatments also go to great lengths not to burn or damage the skin which can have negative effects in the long term. As a result the recovery times are short, the number of treatments required fewer than ever before, and the pain far less than ever before. In fact, many modern procedures are nearly painless! For more information about new laser procedures like Intense pulse light, photodynamic therapy, Active and Deep FX, Fraxel Repair, CoolTouch 2, Relume and more begin by speaking with your dermatologist!