Minimally invasive skin care treatments open up a world of options for nonsurgical cosmetic improvement, says leading Pennsylvania plastic surgeon

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Plastic Surgeon Brian K. Reedy Reveals How Lasers Have Solved 5

Difficult Skin Care Problems

READING, Pa., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the many technological

advancements in cosmetic medicine to evolve in the past couple of

decades, the one that has had the greatest impact is the use of the

laser. Lasers can deliver impressive results to patients with little

to no downtime and minimal risks, says Dr. Brian K. Reedy, a leading

Pennsylvania surgeon with over 20 years experience in facial plastic


"In the hands of a skilled practitioner, a laser is a versatile and

powerful tool," says Reedy, "Laser treatments can also be combined

with other protocols to provide superb cosmetic results. Many

dermatological conditions can also be treated successfully with


Lasers focus intense beams of light onto the skin to produce heat that

can be modulated to achieve different effects, and there are two basic

categories of laser skin treatments: ablative procedures which remove

the top, damaged layers of skin (the epidermis), and non-ablative

procedures that treat the skin at a deeper level (the dermis).

These procedures can be combined to customize treatments for an

individual patient. According to Dr. Reedy, there are 5 major ways

that the laser has revolutionized skin care, offering effective

treatment options for many issues that were difficult to address

before their development.

1. Wrinkle reduction. Laser treatments can restore a more youthful

appearance to the face by decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen

production can be stimulated in the treated areas, plumping up the


2. Skin resurfacing. Laser therapy can improve the appearance of the

surface of the skin in a variety of ways. Dark spots, age spots, and

other pigmentation issues can be improved through the targeted injury

created through laser resurfacing; healthy new skin then grows in the

treatment area.

3. Scar treatment. A protocol of laser therapy can improve the

appearance of scars from acne, injury, or previous surgery. The scar

is made smoother and softer because the laser affects the blood

vessels inside the scar and stimulates collagen production.

4. Vascular blemishes. Port wine stains, spider veins, rosacea, and

other vascular issues can be successfully treated with a series of

laser treatments. Each of these conditions is related to an abnormal

amount collection of blood vessels and they can be precisely targeted

with laser energy.

5. Hair removal. Hair removal can be achieved through laser treatments

that arrest the growth of the hair follicle while it is in the active

(growing) phase. A series of treatments is required, but it eliminates

the need to repeatedly wax, shave, or bleach unwanted hair on the


"Lasers may seem like magic," says Dr. Reedy, "but the technology is

only as good as the provider administering the treatment." Anyone

seeking information on laser treatments should consult with an

experienced plastic surgeon to explore all the available options for


About Berks Plastic Surgery: Berks Plastic Surgery serves the

Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia areas of

Pennsylvania, providing plastic surgery and dermatology services.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian K. Reedy and plastic surgeon

Dr. John G. Fernandez perform a full complement of aesthetic surgeries

and cosmetic treatments. Reach Berks Plastic Surgery at 610.320.0200


Media Contact: Dr. Brian K. Reedy, 610.320.0200.

Read more news from Berks Plastic Surgery.

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