Laser Treatments

Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA

Board Certified Dermatologists located in Roanoke Rapids, NC & Rocky Mount, NC

With advances in laser technology, people of all ages and skin tones benefit from laser treatments. Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA offers Aerolase® laser treatments for medical and aesthetic services. To learn more about laser treatments, contact the office in Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Smithfield, Goldsboro, or Fayetteville, North Carolina, by phone or online today.

Laser Treatments Q & A

What are laser treatments?

Laser treatments are a service offered at Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA to address medical and cosmetic skin concerns. The dermatology practice uses the innovative Aerolase laser to perform laser treatments.

The Aerolase laser is the only laser of its kind to use 650-microsecond pulse duration laser energy. This is a much shorter pulse duration than any other laser.

During laser treatments, the laser energy passes through the skin and targets the melanin, hemoglobin, and water to improve your skin concern. Because it passes through your skin so fast, it doesn’t overheat the skin, minimizing discomfort. 

The laser energy produced by the Aerolase laser stimulates the production of collagen, which is a structural protein found in your dermal layer of skin that provides support, strength, and elasticity. 

How can laser treatments help me?

Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA offers laser treatments to address many skin concerns. You may benefit from laser treatments to improve your:

  • Acne
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Beard bumps
  • Psoriasis
  • Scars
  • Poikiloderma of Civatte

Laser treatments may also help you if you’re looking for a painless treatment to rejuvenate your look or remove unwanted hair.  

With rising prescription costs, laser treatments serve as an excellent cost-effective alternative for patients to prescription medications. It also helps those who want to avoid side effects or can’t take various medications because of skin sensitivities.

What happens during laser treatments?

Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA develops individualized treatment plans for your laser treatments based on your unique skin care needs and concerns. 

The dermatology practice performs your laser treatments at any of its offices, which usually take an hour or less. During laser treatments, your provider holds the Aerolase laser device over your skin and delivers the laser energy.

Because the laser doesn’t touch your skin, there’s no need for anesthesia. 

Laser treatments at Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA also don’t cause any side effects, so there’s no need for downtime. 

How many laser treatments do I need?

Though you may notice an improvement in your look after your first laser treatment with the Aerolase laser, you may need a series of sessions to get the best results. Your provider determines the number and frequency of your laser treatments at your consultation, so you know what to expect and how to prepare.

Laser treatments don’t have to be painful or require lengthy downtime. To learn more about laser treatments at Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA, call or book an appointment online today.