Dermatological Lasers: Three Skin Problems These Lasers Successfully Treat

28 November 2016
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Dermatologists see dozens of different skin diseases, disorders, and skin problems, from acne to Kaposi's Sarcoma. With the advancement of lasers in the many areas of medicine, the lasers used in dermatology can treat a number of skin problems. Here are three of the most common problems that these lasers can treat and eradicate. 


Acne treatment services involving lasers have proven quite effective against moderate to severe acne. If you have acne so bad that nothing else has worked against it, you should give dermatological lasers a try. The lasers can vaporize the bacteria in the pores that cause the acne. The lasers can also shrink your pores, which helps block off your pores and prevents bacteria and dirt from getting into them. The lasers help resurface your skin completely, which is why they are so effective against acne.

Mole and Skin Tag Removal

Everyone has moles and/or skin tags, which are the result of genetics, rubbing of clothing on a spot of skin, and exposure to sunlight. Lasers cleanly remove moles and skin tags, cauterizing the areas and killing potentially cancerous skin cells in the process. Almost no scar tissue is left behind when lasers are used for this process, something that many patients prefer if and when the moles or skin tags were on the face or neck.

Psoriasis Scales

Psoriasis often leaves large, patchy scales that can break open and bleed. If you have psoriasis, you may even experience those troubling moments when your scaly patches catch on rougher fabrics or hard surfaces, split open, and bleed. While there are medications you can ingest to help work on reducing the occurrence of these scales, dermatological lasers can help with the splitting and bleeding. Essentially, the lasers are used to extinguish the larger blood vessels below the scales, so that when your skin does split, bleeding is minimal. The lasers may also be used to resurface the scales so that they do not catch on fabrics and surfaces and split. If you can get your psoriasis under control, then the lasers can smooth out your skin and remove the reddish or pinkish scar tissue.

Talk to Your Dermatologist

If you have any of the above skin issues, and you know that your dermatologist has lasers in his/her office, talk to him/her about the use of lasers on your skin condition. If you are a good candidate for the laser treatments, your doctor can give you more information on how the procedure is done. You should also check to make sure your insurance is willing to cover the laser treatments. To learn more, contact a clinic like Northwest Dermatology.