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A high-powered Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is used to remove unwanted tattoos and pigmented lesions (sunspots, freckles, etc.). It emits a highly focused beam of laser light, which passes harmlessly through the outer layer of the skin and is absorbed primarily by the tattoo ink or the excess pigment within the lesion. As quickly as the light is absorbed, it is quickly converted to heat. The sudden rise in temperature with the treatment targets and fractures the ink or pigment into tiny particles. Tattoo ink fragments are then carried away and cleared by your white blood cells and the lymphatic system.
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It is a technique utilizing highly amplified light to penetrate through the skin to an individual hair follicles. Melanin (pigment) in the follicles absorb the light. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Our physicians use industry standard lasers like the Cutera Solara Opus for best results with the lease side effects. The Cutera Opus has been used for over 10 years with thousands of patients. It is one of the most effective hair removal laser treatments available.
Our physicians use the latest in ACNE treatment. At HHM we have multiple options, most commonly the Omnilux LED system is used for ACNE treatment. It is a 20 minute treatment once to twice weekly for 4 weeks. Lasers, much like at-home light devices, work on the premise of exciting compounds called porphyrins, which live inside acne bacteria. When the lasers excite the porphyrins, the porphyrins damage the bacteria wall, effectively killing the bacteria. Less acne bacteria should help reduce symptoms of acne. Laser treatment may also reduce sebum (skin oil) levels.