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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
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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