Laser Skin Services by a Double-Board Facial Plastic Surgeon
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. There is help! Dr. Donn Chatham, Medical Director of Chatham Facial Plastic Surgery & Medical Skin Care offers a variety of laser and light-source treatment options to men and women desiring to improve the overall health and vibrance of their skin.
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What Types of Lasers & Intense Pulsed Light (LED) Technologies are Offered?
In today’s cosmetic-enhancement industry there are a lot of laser devices offered to the public. The safety and efficacy of these devices are variable and patients are advised to select physicians with the appropriate credentials, training, and experience in these medical devices.
Many consumers do not understand how lasers work and what treatment outcomes to expect. To begin with, the word, “laser” is an acronym, which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Lasers are medical devices creating light and heat via certain wavelengths of energy.
The primary differences between the various types of lasers within the two categories of ablative and non-ablative, are the wavelengths. Specifically, different wavelengths (colors) target different skin concerns or conditions. Dr. Donn Chatham recommends lasers to address the following skin concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pigmented Lesions (hyperpigmentation, red and brown spots, age spots, melasma)
- Skin Tightening
- Sun damage (face and neck)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or photo facial therapy is an excellent non-invasive procedure that improves the tone, texture and overall quality of the skin. IPL therapy uses broad-spectrum light to stimulate collagen growth, breakdown pigment, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and tighten skin.
During your personal consultation with Dr. Donn Chatham, he will examine your skin and discuss your concerns, to recommend non-surgical procedures that will produce optimal, long-lasting results.
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.
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. Recommended treatment session for optimal results are 2 or 3 sessions.
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.
IPL is also used for hair reduction for unwanted facial hair.
Why Donn Chatham, MD for your Laser & Light Source Skin Renewal Services?
“Nicest Doctor to Ever Take Care of Me!
Dr. Chatham painlessly zapped away years of my face’s sun worship damage with his wonderful Laser. Just a couple of sessions helped me feel so much better about my appearance. Very short healing time.”
Dr. Donn Chatham, Medical Director of Chatham Facial Surgery is a double board-certified surgeon. He is certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He is an experienced and highly skilled aesthetic facial rejuvenation surgeon. His surgical skills combined with an artistic eye produce long lasting and natural-looking results for his thousands of satisfied patients. If you desire a surgical facial, non-surgical facial procedure, laser/light-source treatment, and a variety of medical skin care services in a caring and supportive environment, schedule your consultation at one of Dr. Chatham’s two facial centers of aesthetic excellence in Louisville, KY or Albany, IN. See maps.
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