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Lasers have become an integral part of advanced medical treatment, and now their benefits are being offered for men and women who want to correct cosmetic concerns related to aging, sun damage, acne and much more. Richmond Plastic Surgeons is a leading provider of innovative laser treatments for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.

What are Laser Treatments?

Understanding the benefits of cosmetic laser treatments begins with an explanation about how the devices work. A laser system is designed to operate within specific parameters. These parameters determine the types of tissues that absorb the laser energy. With cosmetic lasers, this means that our medical estheticians can treat conditions where they begin without affecting surrounding tissues.

We may use a laser that is absorbed only by skin with a certain pigmentation, such as an age spot, while the normal skin around the flaw is not affected by the treatment.

Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers laser treatments for hair removal and laser skin rejuvenation. The treatments are further broken down into laser skin resurfacing and laser skin tightening.

Benefits of Laser Treatments

Laser treatments offer the following benefits:

  • Remove unwanted hair which may be permanent with repeat treatments
  • Reduce fine lines and other imperfections that exist on the surface of the skin
  • Tighten the skin to soften mild to moderate imperfections

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Laser Treatments?

Laser treatments are recommended for most patients, but you may not be a good candidate if you have:

  • Sensitive skin
  • A history of certain medical conditions or take certain medications that increase your risk for complications
  • Sensitivities or allergies to the topical medications used for the procedures
  • Dark skin

What Do I Need to Do Before Having Laser Treatments?

Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons or medical estheticians to find out if laser treatments are the right option for you.

What Should I Expect During My Laser Treatments Consultation?

The consultation is the first step to determining a treatment plan that fits your skin type, cosmetic needs, and personal goals. We will discuss your concerns, and recommend one or more approaches to help you feel more confident about your appearance.

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Will I Have Scars After Getting Laser Treatments?

When performed by one of our qualified staff, laser treatments will not produce scars.

When Will I See the Results?

You will see immediate improvements in your appearance. Some laser treatments involve a healing period, so you may need to wait for your skin to fully heal before seeing the final results.

What Are Possible Complications of Laser Treatments?

All cosmetic procedures have some degree of risk. Complications that may result from laser treatments are:

  • Long-term redness
  • Changes in skin color which may be permanent
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling

How Long Will the Results of Laser Treatments Last?

The longevity of your results depends on the type of laser treatment. We may recommend maintenance treatments.

How Much Do Laser Treatments Cost in Richmond?

Laser treatments are elective and not covered by insurance. After your consultation, we provide a detailed cost so that you can review your budget and be prepared to pay for the procedure. We accept several payment options, and financing is available through CareCredit®.

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