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Laser Surgery

Chatham Facial Plastic Surgery & Medical Skin Care offers a variety of laser treatment options to our patients seeking improved health and appearance of their skin.

How great it would be if we had beautiful healthy looking skin all of our lives? Unfortunately, the effects of sun and wind, heredity, along with the natural process of aging and skin type takes its toll. Lasers are medical devices creating light and heat via certain wavelengths of energy.

Dr. Donn Chatham uses lasers to improve skin by reducing unwanted reds and browns, and softening wrinkles and producing overall healthier skin. Patient satisfaction is high with all 3 lasers.

Diolite & Varilight
The Diolite 532 and Varilight 532 & 940 use a 1mm beam to target small red capillaries and brown lesions such as freckles, lentigos, benign nevi (moles) and other unwanted benign pigmented lesions. Vessels shrink instantly while pigmented areas become darker for a few days before being exfoliated. Discomfort is mild. This is safe for almost any part of the body.

Pro-Lite Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
The Prolite IPL produces a larger spot (12 x 6 mm) of energy (light & heat) to help improve color, pores and is a good rosacea treatment. It produces more heat than the Diolite and covers larger areas in a shorter time. Skin improves color and vitality after a series of 3 to 5 sessions.

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Therapy
Our fractional laser creates many tiny beams of energy that vaporize the skin surface using many very tiny (1mm) spots. This is more ablative than the other lasers, we used a topical anesthetic and skin looks redder and slightly worse for a few days. Most patients expect 4 days of downtime afterwards and usually skin is pink, like a mild sunburn, by day 5 in most people. This stimulates new cells of skin to grow, leading to improved texture and color. We recommend 2 or 3 sessions.

Select a link to learn more:
Diolite & Varilight Laser
Pro-Lite Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Therapy

For additional information please contact us online or call 812-945-3223.
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