Laser Treatments Specialist

Stellar Skin & Laser

Medical Spa & Skin Care located in Tempe, AZ

Laser treatments are a noninvasive solution for nearly any skin concern, from fine lines and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation and unwanted hair. Stellar Skin and Laser in Tempe, Arizona, offers intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), laser hair removal, and other high-quality laser treatments to minimize the appearance of imperfections in the tone and texture of your skin. To learn more, call Stellar Skin and Laser or schedule an appointment online today.

Laser Treatments

What are laser treatments?

Laser treatments use concentrated beams of light to eliminate signs of skin damage without harming the surface layer of your skin. As you age, your skin naturally loses the collagen and elastin that once made it firm and tight. Sun damage, makeup, and other environmental factors can also contribute to common skin complaints, such as brown spots and acne scars.

Which skin concerns can laser treatments target?

Depending on the type of laser treatment you choose, these nonsurgical procedures are effective at minimizing the appearance of:

  • Brown spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Saggy skin
  • Dull complexion
  • Enlarged pores
  • Rosacea
  • Acne scars
  • Mild scarring
  • Vitiligo

Laser treatments can also remove unwanted hair on your face, arms, legs, armpits, back, and bikini line.

How do laser treatments work?

Lasers work by beaming concentrated light energy into the target areas of your skin. IPL therapy releases multiple wavelengths of light to target areas of unwanted pigment in the skin.

During laser or light treatments, the laser energy penetrates the deeper layers of your skin. Once your skin absorbs this energy, it converts to heat energy.

This creates damage within the skin and triggers your body’s natural healing response. When your skin repairs itself, it stimulates new cell growth and produces new collagen. Not only does this process help minimize the appearance of unwanted pigmentation, such as brown spots and acne scars, it also firms and tightens your skin.

Laser hair removal works in a similar way. The pigment in your unwanted hair absorbs the laser energy, which converts to heat. This heat destroys your hair follicles, which stops new hair from growing.

How many laser treatments will I need?

Most individuals need around 4-6, spaced about four weeks apart, to achieve their desired results. Depending on the area you want to treat, you may need additional sessions. Touch-up treatments can also help you maintain your results.

Do laser treatments hurt?

Laser treatments are quick and rarely take longer than 60 minutes at a time. While they can feel mildly uncomfortable at first, lasers are less painful than traditional cosmetic surgery. Most clients describe the feeling as akin to snapping a rubber band against the skin. 

Your skin may be slightly red and tender after laser treatments. These side effects are expected and should subside within hours and days.

To find the right laser treatment for you, call Stellar Skin and Laser or schedule an appointment online now.