Laser Treatment

Ram Clinic PC

Primary Care, Internal Medicine, and Aesthetics located in Norwood, MA

If you want to improve your skin tone, remove skin discolorations, and permanently eliminate unwanted hair, laser treatment may be the solution you need. At Ram Clinic PC, in Norwood, Massachusetts, Prabhu Ram, MD, uses the innovative Elite+™ Aesthetic Workstation, which is safe for all skin types and allows you to fully customize your treatment. To learn more about aesthetic laser treatments, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Laser Treatment Q & A

What is the Elite+™ Aesthetic Workstation?

The Elite+ Aesthetic Workstation is a laser system used to remove hair and provide photofacials. It offers several unique advantages, including:

Multiple wavelengths

The system uses two wavelengths, giving Dr. Ram the ability to switch wavelengths during a single procedure. This makes it safe for all skin types and allows your treatment to be customized to meet your needs.

Fast treatment

As a high-energy laser, the Elite+ gets the job done quicker than other lasers used for the same purpose.

Adjustable spot size

The Elite+ has several spot sizes, which means it’s targeted to match the size of your treatment area.

What aesthetic problems are treated with the Elite+?

The Elite+ is great for removing unwanted hair. It can also perform photofacials, which can diminish skin problems, such as:

  • Age spots
  • Sun damage (brown sun spots and freckles)
  • Solar lentigines (tan, brown, or black spots)
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Enlarged pores
  • Redness from broken capillaries

Although a laser photofacial produces results with one treatment, you’ll need several treatments to get rid of all your unwanted hair.

Why does hair removal require several laser treatments?

Every hair follicle on your body goes through a three-phase growth cycle. Each follicle grows hair for about 2-7 years. When the growth phase ends, the follicle goes through a short transitional stage, then it enters a resting phase.

During the resting phase, the hair in the follicle falls out. After roughly three months of rest, the follicle restarts the growth phase and a new hair grows.

Lasers can only treat hair follicles when they’re in a growth period. Since every hair follicle follows its own timing, you’ll need to have 2-6 treatments spaced about 4-16 weeks apart for all the hairs to be treated during their growth cycles.

How does the Elite+ work?

The results produced by the Elite+ are determined by its wavelengths. Both wavelengths are only absorbed by pigmented tissues, but one is used for brown pigments, such as age spots and those found in hair follicles, while the other is better for spider veins that appear on your face and legs.

When pigmented tissues absorb the laser’s energy, they’re heated just enough to make them break down. The surrounding tissues remained unaffected because they don’t absorb the energy. As pigmented cells are destroyed, the waste is removed by your body naturally.

When you’re ready to eliminate unsightly skin discolorations and unwanted hair, call Ram Clinic PC or book an appointment online.