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Laser Treatments in North Carolina

At the UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center, the doctors and their colleagues offer a unique insight into laser technology and how it can be appropriately harnessed to treat many types of skin problems.

Not only do they bring their training and experience with many types of laser technology to the table, but they also strive to continue expanding their knowledge and skill with these technologies. To serve patients better, the staff at the UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center are completing comparative studies of laser technologies. The findings from this research will further inform how patients are treated at UNC. For the patient, the end result is a more effective and satisfying laser treatment.

Also informing the medical teams at UNC is the research and reparative procedures performed at the Jaycee Burn Center. At the Burn Center, patients are treated with the utmost care in repairing mildly or even seriously damaged skin, restoring form and function whenever possible. With the most severe skin damage cases being treated at UNC, minor cosmetic issues affecting the skin are often easily remedied at UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center.

We encourage you to learn more about the current laser technologies employed at the UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center and the benefits they offer.

Ultrapulse CO2

The Ultrapulse CO2 laser is one of the most effective fractional laser treatments being performed today. The laser has more than 30 FDA-approved indications.

With pulses of infrared light, the laser penetrates the outer skin layers, resulting in heating in the deeper layers and causing the collagen retraction and growth.

The laser works so well because the frequency of light emitted is easily absorbed by the water in your skin.

The result of this super-pulse laser is not only a reduction in the superficial skin issue, but also a more limited downtime than with some other fractional laser treatments.

IPL Intense Pulsed Light

Also known as Intelligent Pulsed Light, IPL is a light-based therapy that can remove both unwanted pigmentation and body hair.

As light passes through the outer layers of your skin, an IPL treatment (or series of treatments) can clear away pigment. IPL is one of the most commonly performed non-surgical treatments to correct superficial skin issues.

IPL treatments can be performed on a variety of individuals and skin types to treat sun damage, freckles, melasma, and other pigmentation problems.

VBeam Laser

The VBeam laser is a pulsed dye laser that delivers a concentrated burst of light to the area of your skin being treated.

The pigmented areas of your skin or blood vessels treated in the dermis of your skin absorb the light, which works to lighten the darkened skin tones.

To protect the epidermis of your skin during treatment, a cooling mist is applied to your skin, which also helps promote patient comfort.

Most patients report no pain during treatment, but rather a warm or tingling sensation.

Laser Hair Removal

Lumenis Lightsheer Laser Hair Removal uses technology that is proven to remove unwanted hair and produces long-lasting results. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed minimally invasive cosmetic treatments in the United States.

Laser hair removal treatment can benenft most patients who are 15 years of age or older. Ideal candidates say they are tired of temporary treatments for unwanted body hair, such as waxing, shaving, plucking, and electrolysis.

The Lightsheer treatment can be used to remove hair in a variety of areas on the body from the face to the bikini line, the legs and more.

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