Laser treatments offer a safe and versatile way to enhance your natural beauty and treat a range of skin concerns, including acne, wrinkles, and vascular lesions. At Glow Up MD in Katy, Texas, Angie Kim, MD, has several laser treatment options to improve your skin’s appearance and overall quality to deliver beautiful results. Call the aesthetic and wellness center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

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How do laser treatments work?

Laser treatments are nonsurgical procedures that improve skin tone, texture, and elasticity. They work by directing a focused beam of light into the skin, heating its internal tissues. This heat destroys or permanently alters the cells it targets.

Your body responds to this damage by creating new collagen and elastin, two proteins that keep your skin tight and responsive. These vital proteins, while abundant in youth, decline with age. Restoring their levels can give your skin a clearer, smoother, younger-looking appearance.

What are the different types of laser treatments?

Glow Up MD offers several types of laser treatments to target various skin concerns. The most popular types Dr. Kim uses are:

Acne reduction

Acne lasers target the skin’s sebaceous glands, which produce an oily substance called sebum. Too much sebum can lead to inflammatory acne in teens and adults. Shrinking or altering the sebaceous glands can help reduce acne flare-ups.

Vascular and pigmented lesion removal

Vascular lasers cause blood vessels to shrink and collapse to treat vascular conditions and pigmented lesions, such as broken capillaries, spider veins, rosacea, and port-wine stains.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal targets the melanin (pigment) in hair follicles. The pigment absorbs the light, which turns to heat, permanently damaging the follicle and preventing new hair growth.

Laser skin resurfacing

Laser resurfacing carefully removes the skin’s outermost layer to reveal the fresh skin underneath. This treatment can help improve the appearance of brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, enlarged pores, and uneven tone and texture.

Tattoo removal

Tattoo removal uses laser energy to break up and remove the pigment in unwanted tattoos. Once the melanin particles break down, your body eliminates them through its natural lymphatic process.

If you’re interested in laser treatments, Dr. Kim can recommend the best type based on your unique skin concerns and goals.

I’m interested in laser treatments. Am I a candidate?

Lasers are a safe and effective way to improve your skin’s appearance and health. To recommend the appropriate treatment, Dr. Kim considers your age, medical history, genetics, and unique skin concerns.

Call Glow Up MD today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about laser treatments.