Enlighten Laser Specialist

Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery

Board Certified Dermatologists & Facial Plastic Surgeons located in Metairie, LA

Whether you’d like to replace uneven skin tone with a smooth complexion or you’re unhappy with the appearance of age spots, redness, spider veins, and other discolorations, treatment with the enlighten™ laser can eliminate the problem. Dr. Felix Bopp at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery combines his expertise with the cutting-edge technology of the enlighten to produce rejuvenated skin. To learn more about skin rejuvenation without downtime, call his office in Metairie, Louisiana, or book a consultation online.

Enlighten Laser Q & A

Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery

What skin issues are treated with the enlighten™ laser?

The enlighten laser is one of the best choices for tattoo removal, but it does much more than that – it’s also excellent for brightening and restoring your skin with a photofacial. A photofacial improves your overall skin tone, while fighting the effect of time by eliminating age spots, brown spots, and freckles. It also effectively treats melasma, and rosacea.

How does the enlighten laser work?

Lasers can operate at wavelengths that are only absorbed by pigments, such as the brown and red pigments in age spots, rosacea, and spider veins. Since the surrounding skin doesn’t absorb the same wavelengths, it isn’t affected when the enlighten is used to treat discolored areas on your skin.

The laser heats discolored areas in your skin, raising their temperature just high enough to destroy the pigmented tissues. Then the pieces are naturally eliminated by your body.

What are the advantages of the enlighten laser?

The enlighten laser contains cutting-edge technology that improves on standard lasers. It operates on very short picosecond laser pulses and at a higher power. It also has multiple speeds and wavelengths, so it can be customized for your skin needs.

The end result is that it works more quickly and does a better job of removing skin discolorations by pulverizing the pigments into tiny pieces that are easier for your body to clear away. Plus it’s also safe for all skin types.

What can you expect during and after treatment with enlighten?

The enlighten can be used anywhere on your body, although it’s most often used on the face and hands. The length of your treatment depends on the size and number of skin discolorations being treated, so you’ll learn the details of your sessions after Dr. Bopp has the opportunity to examine your skin.

Most patients can tolerate the laser treatment, but a topical anesthetic is available to ensure your comfort. When your session is over, you can return to your normal activities, although you may have mild redness and swelling that diminishes within a few hours.

It takes a few days for your body to clear away the treated discolorations. You’ll see the improvement in your skin’s texture and tone as the treated pigments gradually disappear.