Laser Treatments

TREATMENT LENGTH: 30-60 minutes


DOWNTIME: 10-14 days for invasive treatments


DISCOMFORT: Varies (moderate for invasive treatments)


BEST TIME: Laser treatments are best done in the fall and winter when sun exposure is minimal. This reduces the risk of pigmentation issues and allows the skin to heal without interference from UV rays.


RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF SESSIONS: Varies by condition treated, typically 3-6 sessions


Laser treatments at our clinic include options such as Laser Genesis, BBL, HALO, and ERBIUM, each tailored to address specific skin concerns.

  • Laser Genesis is a gentle laser that improves skin texture and promotes a natural glow with no downtime.
  • BBL (BroadBand Light) and HALO are more intensive treatments used for conditions like acne scars, melasma, and rosacea.
  • ERBIUM laser is the most invasive, targeting deeper skin issues for significant rejuvenation. The type of laser used will depend on the patient’s specific skin concerns and desired outcomes.
Various Laser Technologies
  • Laser Genesis
  • BBL
  • HALO
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma
  • Rosacea
  • Scar reduction
  • Anti-aging
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Tailored treatments for specific skin concerns.
  • Improvement in skin texture and tone.
  • Reduction of acne scars, melasma, and rosacea.
  • Enhanced skin rejuvenation and anti-aging effects.
  • Long-lasting results with minimal downtime.
  • Safe and effective for various skin types.
  • Can be combined with other skincare treatments for enhanced results.

What to expect?

  • Discontinue all retinoid/retinol products 7 days before treatment -this includes Tretinoin, Adapalene, Differin, and any night cream that has a retinol ingredient. Note: please keep in mind that if you used any of the ingredients described above less than 7 days ago, your treatment will have to be postponed!
  • No sun exposure 14 days before treatment
  • Discontinue use of any hydroquinone product prescribed or over the counter 7 days before treatment
  • No makeup is preferred day of treatment if the area being treated is the face.
  • If there is a history of cold sores- take Valtrex on the day of treatment for preventative purposes. We can also send a prescription if necessary. Note: if you have a cold sore or any symptoms of the cold sore starting, please call us to reschedule your appointment immediately. Your treatment can not be performed. There is a broken appointment fee if we are not notified by you and the treatment can not be done during the reserved time.
  • Before the treatment, the skin is cleansed, and a topical anesthetic may be applied for comfort.
  • During the treatment, a laser device is used to target specific skin concerns, such as acne scars, melasma, rosacea, scar reduction, and anti-aging. Quick procedure with minor discomfort during treatment.
  • After the treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling, which typically resolves within a few hours to days.
  • Post procedure, your skin will be red and feel warm. Swelling is common and normal. A pain killer like Advil or Tylenol can be taken to relieve discomfort. Cool compress can be used.
  • Pinpoint bleeding may occur.
  • Itching and dryness can occur, this is normal. Follow outlined skincare regimen including moisturizing to relieve these symptoms and allow healing.
  • Days 1-3
    • AM: Cleanse skin with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser using your fingertips. Pat dry gently with a soft towel. Apply CeraVe Moisturizing lotion and use CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen.
    • PM: Cleanse skin with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser. Apply CeraVe Moisturizing lotion.
    • Can reapply CeraVe Moisturizing lotion throughout the day.
    • NO exercise, sauna’s, steam rooms, hot tubs, swimming pools, exfoliating brushes, washcloths and sun exposure.
    • NO topicals with ingredients of any acids or oils, including salicylic, stearic, citric acid, palmitic acid, lavender oil, tea tree oil etc. Read the ingredient labels of any topicals you use.
    • ONLY use the specified brands, as these products are acid-free and safe to use during this time.
    • If you use any products outside of the recommended brands, you may experience a reaction.
    • Avoid makeup during this time.
  • Day 4-7
    • AM: Cleanse with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser using your fingertips. Pat dry gently with a soft towel. Moisturize with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. Apply CeraVe mineral sunscreen.
    • Can apply CeraVe Healing Ointment throughout the day, as skin will start to get dry and tight at this time.
    • PM: Cleanse with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser. Moisturize with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream.
    • Continue to avoid sun exposure, excessive sweating, sauna’s, hot tubs, swimming ect
    • Can wear mineral make up if necessary.
  • Key Notes:
    • If you have a history of cold sores, please notify the office before your procedure. A prescription can be called in for you, to avoid an outbreak.
    • As the skin heals, you’ll notice tiny dark spots and a bronzed appearance to the skin. This is the skin healing. Do not pick, rub, scrub the skin in any way as this can cause hyperpigmentation and scarring. Treat skin very gently.
    • Once skin is fully healed, slowly reintroduce normal skin care routine. This may take 7-10 days.


  • Are laser treatments safe? Yes, when performed by trained professionals, laser treatments are safe and effective.
  • How many sessions will I need? The number of sessions varies based on the condition being treated and individual response to the treatment.
  • Can laser treatments be combined with other procedures? Yes, laser treatments can be combined with other treatments for enhanced results.
  • What should I avoid before and after treatment? Avoid retinol, tretinoin, and hydroquinone for 5-7 days before the treatment. Avoid sun exposure, strenuous activities, and makeup for 2-3 days after the treatment.
  • How soon will I see results? Results can be seen within a few days to weeks, depending on the type of laser treatment.
  • Which laser treatment is best for my skin type? The best laser treatment for your skin type depends on your specific concerns and skin condition. Laser Genesis is gentle and suitable for all skin types, while more intensive treatments like BBL, HALO, and ERBIUM are tailored for specific issues such as acne scars, melasma, and rosacea. A consultation with a dermatologist can help determine the best option for you.

Are there any permanent side effects of laser treatments? Permanent side effects from laser treatments are rare but can include changes in skin pigmentation or scarring. Following pre- and post-treatment instructions carefully and having the procedure performed by a qualified professional can minimize these risks.