At Albany Dermatology, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art laser dermatology treatments utilizing Lumenis® technology, which provides a comfortable patient experience with less pain, a faster recovery and excellent outcomes. Consider these options available at our office to treat your skin and call today for a FREE consultation!

Optima IPL Photorejuvenation: Targets and refines skin texture and evens out skin discoloration caused by sun damage, aging, acne, rosacea, blood vessels, or capillaries.

  • The Lumenis® Optima IPL™ (Intense Pulse Light) uses heat from multiple wavelengths of light to disintegrate the visible, tiny red blood vessels just underneath the skin causing the red color. Some collagen growth is stimulated, resulting in skin texture improvement along with reduced redness and pigment concerns.
  • Since Optima™ IPL is non-ablative and targets deeper layers of the skin, treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion that treat the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis, can be safely performed.
  • Ideal for people who have pale to medium or olive-toned complexions. It is not suitable for darker skin types since melanin is one of the primary targets; the darker your skin, the higher the risk of adverse pigmentation issues. Individuals with darker skin types should consider chemical peels or microdermabrasion to improve skin texture and tone.

ResurFX®: Minimizes lines and wrinkles, softens scars from acne or surgery, improves skin texture and tone, and promotes collagen growth.

  • The Lumenis® ResurFX™ is non-ablative, meaning that skin cells are not permanently injured, and it affects only a fraction or percentage of the skin. This laser treats fine to medium wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks. 
  • ResurFX™ can significantly improve the appearance of sun damage and wrinkling of the skin. It is often the treatment of choice for mild acne scarring or for those individuals desiring visible skin improvement with minimal downtime. Vertical lip lines around the mouth, crow’s feet around the eyes, surgical or burn scars, and brown spots related to sun exposure can be improved with ResurFX.
  • Good for all skin types.

Photofractional: Removes the effects of pigmentation while resurfacing the skin’s tone and texture; prompts the growth of new skin cells, providing tighter skin and an overall fresh, youthful appearance.

  • Combines both Optima IPL™ and ResurFX™ technologies, which allows skin pigmentation, vessels and texture to be treated at the same time. Optima IPL™ (Intense Pulsed Light) is applied first to remove redness and pigmentation, including age/sun spots, while stimulating collagen production. ResurFX™ fractionated laser is then used to treat fine lines and even out skin tone and texture. ResurFX™ also stimulates the production of new collagen and elastic fibers in the deeper layers of skin.
  • Optimal results are typically achieved after three or more sessions in monthly intervals. You may continue to see improvements for up to six months following the series of treatments.

Stretch Mark Treatment: Targets striae, which are the scars that form when your skin enlarges or shrinks rapidly, causing the fibers in the skin to tear. These scars look like red, purple, pink or brown streaks and typically appear on the abdomen, upper arm, buttocks, hips and thighs, but usually fade to a lighter color over time.

  • Early in-office treatments include the Pulse Dye Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). These lasers use beams of light to target the reddish discoloration and help stimulate collagen to plump the skin.
  • Once the stretch marks have matured, the Lumenis ResurFx laser utilizes heat energy to stimulate deeper layers of the skin to begin production of new collagen and elastic fibers to firm and tighten the skin.
  • Multiple sessions will be needed to achieve the maximum outcome. The number of sessions you will need depends on the severity of your stretch marks and the type of laser being used. 

Q-Switch Laser for Tattoo and Pigment Concerns: Targets the pigment of melasma and black, blue and other dark tattoos, either amateur or professional.

  • The Lumenis® Q-Switch non-invasive laser effectively tailors treatment according to the pigment concern. Ultrashort laser pulses are directed to the pigment in the skin or tattoo ink, break it into small particles that are naturally dissolved by your body but leave the surrounding skin intact.
  • A series of treatments will gradually reveal your skin with minimal downtime.

Laser Hair Removal: Targets unwanted hair from the face, including the upper lip, and virtually any other part of the body, i.e., underarm, bikini line, leg, arm, back and other areas.

  • The Lumenis® Lightsheer Duet uses an intense beam of light to damage the follicles, which inhibits future hair growth. It typically takes multiple laser treatments, about six weeks apart to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments may be needed as well.
  • Skin testing is required for skin of color.

Vein Treatment: Targets small blood vessels, angiomas, and telangeictasias.

  • The Lumenis® Nd:Yag laser is used to treat small blood vessels, angiomas, and telangeictasias on the face as well as spider veins on the legs and body.







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Q-Switch Laser for Tattoo and Pigment Concerns Laser Hair

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