What the Fotona Laser Treatment Can Do

As we said, the Fotona laser is very versatile. We use it to help patients with many concerns, including:

  • Skin resurfacing
  • Scar reduction
  • Tattoo removal

And many more. If you want to learn about other potential laser aesthetic treatments, please contact us. We’re happy to answer your questions!

Skin Resurfacing

When we’re young, our skin looks young in part because it is young. As children, our skin is shed quickly and remains fresh. As we get older, the process slows down, and our skin suffers more damage from environmental problems, including sun, toxins, and more.

Skin resurfacing is a way to speed up the process of replacing your surface skin with more youthful skin underneath.

But Fotona resurfacing is about more than just removing old skin: it’s also about stimulating your body’s natural regenerative mechanisms. Another reason our skin looks older is that the body doesn’t produce enough of the key proteins that give your skin its glow and elasticity. Fotona laser treatment uses a precise combination of procedures to tap into your body’s healing mechanisms so it can create more youthful-looking skin.

Scar Reduction

Scarring is part of the natural healing process. Whenever your skin is cut, you will likely get a scar. But not all scars are equal. Some are very subtle, but others may be raised or recessed, and they might be red or brown rather than a subtle line.

For recessed scars, Fotona stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms so that it will fill in the hollow areas. It uses a very controlled thermal stimulation to tell your body to “try again” at healing its scars. It does a better job the second time, filling in scars so they are much less visible.

With raised scars, we can remove the additional tissue, leaving the scar smoother and less visible.

Fotona laser treatment also reduces the coloration of scars. It’s especially effective at reducing redness in scars.

Tattoo Removal

Tattoos are designed to be permanent. Unfortunately, many people quickly regret their tattoos and want to have them removed. With Fotona laser treatment, we can remove most tattoos, leaving little to no sign that they were ever there.

Tattoo removal works because the dark pigments of tattoo ink absorb more energy than your skin. This allows the laser to deliver enough energy to break down the ink without burning or damaging your skin. Many tattoos can be completely removed. However, the effectiveness of the procedure depends on the color of the tattoo and other variables.

During your consultation, we can tell you how well your tattoo will likely come off.

Fotona Laser Treatment in St. Augustine

If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance, reduce scars, or remove tattoos in St. Augustine, we can help. Please call (904) 474-5444 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Stephanie Kinsey at Palencia Dental.