Laser Treatment of Various Skin Conditions

We also offer the following treatments:

Spider Veins and Angiomas

The LightPod Neo is able to safely treat a broad range of visible blood vessels from angiomas and spider veins to large leg veins.  The Neo delivers a pulse of laser energy, which will cause the blood within the vein to coagulate and destroy the vessel, which will absorbed by your body over several weeks to leave your skin looking rejuvenated and youthful.  No matter what part of your body is affected, the LightPod Neo can safely and effectively take care of any unwanted veins.

 

Nail Fungus

Onychomycosis, or nail fungus, is an infection of the toenail in which the nail changes color, thickness and quality.  In addition of causing an unhealthy appearance, it can cause pain and difficulty walking.

 

Laser treatment for nail fungus is safe, quick and highly effective.  Most patients are able to be clear of their infection with only one or two treatments.  Laser procedures for nail fungus are proven to be a much safer and effective method as compared to oral medications or topical creams.   One of the key aspects of eradicating nail fungus is to achieve penetration of the laser energy into the nail bed. This area needs significant heating to ensure the fungal material is destroyed, which requires a deep-heating and powerful laser.  The LightPod Neo offers patients the ideal laser for such treatment. After the treatment, patients are able to resume their daily activities as normal.

 

Results are not immediate, as it takes anywhere from 3-12 months for the new, non-infected nail to grow.  It is recommended that patients follow a preventive care regiment to avoid reinfection:

 

  1. Apply an antifungal cream for 2 weeks following the procedure;

  2. Always spray inside the shoes at the end of the day with an antifungal spray and avoid wearing the shoes for 2 days or use Steri-Shoe ultraviolet shoe sanitizers;

  3. After 2 weeks, spray the feet or fingers with anti-fungal spray on an ongoing basis;

  4. Change the sheets the 1st night after each treatment;

  5. Cleanse the floor of the shower before next use with a cleanser that includes bleach;

  6. Cleanse all nail instruments with bleach before using them again;

  7. Throw out any nail polish previously used on the nails;

  8. Exercise caution in public areas like hotel rooms and public showers.

 

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic disorder that causes thick red plaques with silvery scales on the skin and is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen.  While psoriasis is not curable, it can be controlled very well with laser light so that you may have increased function and with cleared or decreased.  The LightPod Neo emits a powerful, yet gentle, beam of laser light to effectively penetrate the psoriasis plaque and induce the body’s immune response to help clear the plaque. While psoriasis may improve with treatment and even be gone for a number of months, follow-up sessions may be necessary to upkeep the results.

 

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic disorder that is characterized by facial flushing and with time the gradual development of persistent facial redness and spider-like blood vessels. It is often punctuated by episodes of inflammatory papules (bumps), pustules (pimples), and swelling.  The laser light destroys visible blood vessels or reduces extensive redness. The LightPod Neo laser emits pulses of light that target tiny blood vessels just under the skin. Heat from the laser's energy builds in the vessels, causing them to disintegrate.

 

Melasma

Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, primarily seen on the upper cheeks, lip, forehead and chin of women 20-50 years of age.  Uncontrolled sunlight exposure is considered the leading cause of melasma, especially in individuals with a genetic predisposition to this condition. Melasma is most common among pregnant women.  The LightPod Neo targets melanin deep within the dermis to effectively lighten or clear any discolored patches in order to achieve a uniform skin tone.

 

Warts

A wart is a type of skin growth caused by a viral infection of the skin, commonly found on the fingers and around fingernails as well as the bottom of the feet.  It commonly enters the body through an area of broken skin, which can cause rapid growth above the skin or even slow growth beneath the skin, as is common with plantar warts. The Lightpod Neo delivers targeted energy to the microvasculature under the lesion, which feeds the lesion and causes it to grow and survive.  The laser energy effectively destroys this microvasculature to get rid of any unwanted lesions.

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