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Lasers Specialist

Cherry Creek Face & Skin

Raj P. TerKonda, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic Surgeon located in Denver, CO

Lasers have the advantage of providing very precise results based on each patient's needs. Dr. TerKonda uses state-of-the-art laser technology to achieve superior outcomes in a wide array of procedures to benefit patients from around the Denver area at Cherry Creek Face & Skin.

Lasers Q & A

What kinds of lasers are used for cosmetic treatments?

Today, there are many types of lasers that provide different levels of energy using different delivery systems to achieve very precise results. Some of the most popular lasers used in cosmetic applications include:

  • Fractional ablative lasers that are used to treat wrinkles, discoloration, uneven texture and enlarged pores, as well as tone lax skin and improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin.
  • Non-ablative fractional infrared diode lasers that are designed to address uneven skin color and texture, reduce pore size and produce an all-over improvement in the way skin looks and feels.
  • pulsed dye lasers to reach blood vessels at different depths of skin, reducing or eliminating the appearance of tiny veins and redness associated with rosacea, as well as scarring and wrinkles.
  • diode lasers to treat unwanted hair by targeting the follicles while leaving surrounding skin unharmed
  • YAG lasers to remove tattoos, pigmented lesions, and varicose veins, as well as provide permanent hair removal while also improving the tone and firmness of skin

Many lasers used to improve skin tone and texture also help stimulate the production of natural collagen so skin continues to feel firmer and more resilient over time.

What kinds of cosmetic procedures can be performed with lasers?

Lasers can be used to firm and tighten loose, lax skin, to even out blotchiness and reduce redness and pigmentation issues, to improve the texture of skin by removing dead upper layers, to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and to remove tattoos and unwanted hair.

What is intense pulsed light?

Intense pulsed light, or IPL, is a type of light-based treatment that uses highly focused pulses if light to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and to reduce or eliminate sun spots, age spots, and other pigmented lesions. IPL can also be used to treat tiny veins in the face, as well as to improve the overall appearance, tone, and texture of the skin.

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