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Laser Facial Specialist

Northshore Skincare

Attending Physician & Skin Care Clinic located in Covington, LA

Laser technology has opened the door to an array of skin treatments that were previously unimaginable. At Northshore Skincare in Covington, Louisiana, Sherri Casey, MD, offers multiple laser services for face and body. When you’re ready to see what laser treatments can do for you, schedule a one-on-one consultation. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy life, or you’re welcome to call or stop by the office to check availability.

Laser Facial Q&A

Is laser hair removal right for me?

Laser hair removal is a great way to eliminate unwanted hair and enjoy soft, smooth skin without worrying about shaving, plucking, or waxing. The process works by directing laser light toward the targeted hair follicles. 

The melanin in the hair beneath your skin absorbs that light which is then converted into heat. The heat damages the hair root, inhibiting new growth. Laser hair removal is most effective when your hair is in its active growth phase, so it takes several treatments to achieve optimal results. 

How can laser treatments help with hyperpigmentation?

If you have dark spots or patches on your skin laser treatments can help reduce their appearance or eliminate them altogether. Hyperpigmentation occurs due to concentrations of melanin in your skin. 

Some of the conditions that can cause hyperpigmentation include:

  • Sun damage
  • Hormonal changes due to pregnancy or birth control   
  • Freckles
  • Acne scarring
  • Age spots

During laser therapy, the melanin in your skin absorbs the light, creating heat. That heat blasts the pigment into tiny particles. Your body pushed those particles to the surface of your skin, where they eventually gather into dry patches that look like coffee grounds and then flake away. 

What is an IPL photofacial?

An intense pulsed light, or IPL photofacial is a treatment that uses light to trigger your body’s innate healing abilities. During your sessions, you feel a sensation similar to the snap of a rubber band against your skin. 

 This treatment can address a wide range of pigment issues, including:

  • Rosacea
  • Freckles
  • Red or brown spots
  • Spider veins
  • Red or ruddy skin
  • Pigment imperfections

Treatments deliver multiple wavelengths of light that converts into heat in the deeper layers of your skin. The heat destroys pigment concentrations, which your body then processes and eliminates. 

How does laser skin tightening work?

If you’ve noticed an increase in sagging or wrinkling, laser skin tightening is something worth considering. This process works by directing concentrated beams of light into the deeper layers of skin. 

Once that light is converted into heat, your body launches a healing response. New collagen and elastin are produced, which smooths and tightens your skin, lessening the appearance of lines and wrinkles. 

The heating response also causes your skin tissues to constrict, further enhancing the tightening effect. It takes time for these processes to take place, so the full results won’t be apparent right away. Within a few months of your treatment, you notice your skin looks and feels firmer and tighter. 

If you’d like to learn more about the role laser treatments can play in boosting your appearance and your confidence, call or schedule an appointment online today.