Beaird Dermatology is your premier center for medical and cosmetic dermatology services. Located in Illinois and led by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Leslie Beaird, the experts at Beaird Dermatology are proud to offer cutting-edge dermatologic treatments, including laser treatments, for men and women in Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Arlington, Elk Grove, Chicago, and the surrounding areas of Illinois.
Aging is a natural process that occurs as you get older, and your skin also ages due to environmental factors, such as sun exposure. You develop lines, wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tone, and other problems because of changes within the layers. Lower levels of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin due to getting older or sun exposure results in lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Specific cells in the skin may also suffer damage, resulting in dark spots, uneven pigmentation, and other issues. Fortunately, plastic surgery is not your only option. In fact, some signs of aging cannot be remedied with surgery. At Beaird Dermatology, we offer advanced laser treatments to correct many of the most common signs of aging.
What are Laser Treatments?
Laser treatments are advanced cosmetic and medical dermatology treatments that correct damage to your skin. Based on the specific wavelength of the light energy, laser treatments stimulate collagen production and cell turnover, as well as break down flaws in your skin. Setting the wavelength during the treatment protects surrounding tissues, as the light energy is only absorbed by certain type of cells.
Benefits of Laser Treatments
Laser treatments address the most common signs of aging without surgery. Our experts understand the underlying cause of your signs of aging and skin damage, and they recommend the most appropriate treatment approach. As a skin health specialist and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Beaird has chosen the most advanced FDA-approved laser treatments for men and women.
Laser Treatments vs. Plastic Surgery
Laser treatments and plastic surgery do address many of the same issues, yet laser treatments are the preferred solution in many cases. Plastic surgery helps you look younger by removing excess skin from the face. This requires the use of general anesthesia, as well as long recovery times and healing periods that involve swelling, discomfort, and other issues. Laser treatments are non-invasive, so the recovery is minimal. Additionally, laser treatments do not produce scars or the other extensive side effects.
What Types of Laser Treatments are Available?
Beaird Dermatology offers several types of laser treatments to treat the most common cosmetic concerns for our patients.
Clear + Brilliant® laser treatments give your skin a radiant glow and smooth texture. The treatment requires little to no downtime. It is safe enough to be performed as part of your skin health routine. Clear + Brilliant® laser treatments are recommended for dark spots, sun damage, fine lines, rough skin, wrinkles, melasma, enlarged pores, and acne scars. A single treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. A topical numbing ointment may be used to help you stay comfortable.
Our Fraxel® laser treatments work by creating small micro-injuries in the skin. These channels stimulate collagen production to help with actinic keratosis, light scars, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. An ointment is applied to your skin to numb the area. A single treatment takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes for your entire face. You may need a series of treatments to achieve the desired results. Your skin may feel sensitive for up to three hours after the treatment, but no downtime is required. You should avoid sun exposure and use high-quality sunscreen for the first few days after the treatment.
The excel® V laser uses three operating modes and two wavelengths of light energy to correct hyperpigmentation, vascular lesions, and other signs of aging. We also recommend it for rosacea, inflammatory acne, age spots, light scars, angiomas, visible veins, port wine stains, and other types of skin flaws.
A Laser Genesis treatment takes approximately 30 minutes, and it is ideal for men and women who want a non-surgical solution for wrinkles and fine lines. The laser treatment gently warms the skin layers to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. Our Laser Genesis treatments can help with signs of aging on the face, hands, décolletage, and shoulders. Your skin may have a slightly red appearance for a few days, but no downtime is needed.
Beaird Dermatology provides men and women of Illinois with advanced cosmetic and medical dermatology services. Located in the Hoffman Estates, the medical professionals at Beaird Dermatology are proud to serve residents of Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Arlington and Elk Grove, and the neighboring communities of Chicago, Illinois. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.