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Answers to FAQ - Dermatology

Skin cancer may often be preceded by lesions called pre-cancers. The most well-known of these lesions is called actinic keratoses, which is considered an early form of squamous cell carcinoma. An actinic keratosis, a new or changing mole (nevi), and other unusual lesions on your skin should be carefully monitored and brought to the attention of your doctor.

Waxing, shaving, and plucking provide only temporary relief. Electrolysis is a painful, slow, and tedious process for hair removal. Only small areas can be treated during a single visit with electrolysis, and many treatments over a period of months to years are required to achieve a satisfactory result, and pitted scarring occasionally may occur.

The lasers and light sources are safe, effective, and convenient and allow larger areas to be treated during a single visit, with improvement noticeable after only one treatment. Repeat treatments are required to achieve the best possible result.

Lasers and light sources produce a bright beam of light to selectively destroy the blood vessels that make up the vascular lesions or are contained within the scar or stretch mark, without damaging the surrounding tissues.

The light source produce bright beams of light that are preferentially absorbed by melanin (the pigment in hair), and causes thermal (heat) damage to the hair shaft and follicle without damaging surrounding tissue.