Archive for 'Lasers'
Posted on 04. Nov, 2015 by Sheryl Wilson ARNP-C.
Laser therapy began in the early 1960’s with the Ruby laser. The ruby laser was a “new way” to treat vascular lesions with its focus on absorption of hemoglobin in a non specific fashion. The down side to this laser was destruction of tissue which in turn caused higher rates of scarring which led to […]
Posted on 12. Oct, 2010 by Sheryl Wilson ARNP-C.
Your grandma called them ‘liver spots’, your mom called them ‘age spots’, but do those pesky brown spots on our face and hands really come from our liver or from growing old? Brown spots are also known as “solar lentigo” or lentigines. Brown spots on Face Brown spots on Hands Brown spots on Back or […]
Posted on 08. Sep, 2010 by Bradley J. Abrams, D.O..
Don’t think laser tattoo removal will leave your tattoo removed without any signs of tattoo remnant. Many times the treated area will have a permanent lightening, darkening, redness or residual ink. So beware – even with the best tattoo removal laser you may be able to see a remnant.
Posted on 14. Jul, 2010 by Bradley J. Abrams, D.O..
Rosacea is a common inflammatory disorder of the skin which can manifest itself in one of four ways.
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Vascular components such as Telangectasia (small dilated blood vessels just below the surface of the skin) and erythema (redness of the skin).
Papulopustular rosacea: The acne component of pustules and papules.
Phymatous rosacea: Irregular nodularities of the nose. The nose becomes thicken and enlarged.
Occular rosacea: Inflammatory eye irritation.
Posted on 06. Apr, 2010 by Bradley J. Abrams, D.O..
The medical term for stretch marks is striae distensae. Usually these occur when the skin is abnormally stretched in a short amount of time for example rapid growth during puberty, pregnancy, or significant weight gain. During this process, the skin’s support structure of collagen and elastin breaks down and starts to rupture. Stretch marks usually create a tread-mark appearance of the skin that rarely returns to its original appearance. They can form anywhere on the skin, but most commonly appear on the arms, legs, stomach and buttocks.
Posted on 09. Sep, 2009 by Bradley J. Abrams, D.O..
These days more and more people are inquiring about removing their tattoos. The good news is the technology of tattoo removal has improved and the patient can consult their dermatologist to determine which method is best for them and what results to expect.