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Daily, our skin is assaulted by light (especially ultraviolet light) and environmental pollutants. To help correct sun damaged skin, protect the skin from future damage and address problems associated with aging skin, Cooper Clinic Dermatology in Dallas offers a range of laser treatments.

Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing with the DOT Laser
Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing (LSR) has been the gold standard of facial rejuvenation since its introduction in the mid 1990s. The new generation of fractional or microablative CO2 lasers affords more rapid healing compared to the fully ablative CO2 LSR approach and significantly reduces patients’ downtime. Microablative LSR is proven safe and effective for facial rejuvenation, improving wrinkles, tightening lax skin, reducing the appearance of acne and other types of scars, and restoring the luster of sun-damaged skin. The results reveal overall improved texture and a luminous complexion.

1540 Fractional Non-ablative Laser Resurfacing
Commonly used to improve fine lines, mild acne scarring and the skin's tone and texture from sun damage and aging, 1540 Fractional Non-ablative Laser Resurfacing gives stunning results with little downtime and easy recovery. Much less invasive than traditional laser treatments, the procedure uses highly precise microbeams, leaving tiny areas of untreated skin that provide for rapid healthy and greater safety. Because the treatments are fractionated, providing gentleness, three to five sessions are recommended to achieve the desired results.

FotoFacial (photo rejuvenation)
This treatment uses intense pulsed light to repair aging and sun damage changes affecting the skin. With the flash of light on the skin, gentle and almost invisible fading of discolored skin, age spots and textural irregularities takes place with no down time. Unlike harsher treatments, which cause significant skin irritation, photo rejuvenation gently reduces the dull, rough appearance of the skin on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back of hands and forearms. As a result, the skin is also typically softer due to the positive texture changes from new collagen formation.

Photo rejuvenation can also be used to remove spider veins through a gradual and gentle process over several weeks. Within a few treatments, patients see softer, smoother skin with more even skin tones.

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Results of a Cooper Clinic Dermatology patient.

PDT FotoFacial
This is a new method to simultaneously treat severe sun damage with pre-cancers and cosmetically enhance the skin (reducing sun damage red and brown spots and leathery appearing skin). A photosensitizing liquid is applied to the skin and left on for about 45 minutes. Then intense pulsed light is applied, which leads to a precise and controlled destruction of the pre-cancerous cells. At the same time, the technique also corrects sun damaged skin resulting in more youthful-looking skin, typically in just three to four treatments.

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Results of a Cooper Clinic Dermatology patient.

Vasculight
Vasculight is a laser used to treat darkness under the eyes and certain qualified vascular lesions. Dr. Rick Wilson was the first physician in Texas to use and teach others about this significant laser application. Treatment involves pulses of intense light, similar to the flash of a camera.

There may be some short-term side effects of this technique including slight reddening of the skin or local swelling, which goes away within one to two days, temporary bruising, and in rare instances some blistering.

Call Cooper Clinic Dermatology at 972.367.6000 or email dermatology@cooper-clinic.com to schedule a consultation today.