Conemaugh Physician Group - Plastic Surgery
One Tech Park Drive, Suite 1200
Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone: (814) 534-6750
Fax: (814) 534-6760
Conemaugh Physician Group - Plastic Surgery offers a dedicated, experienced team committed to meeting each patient's needs for laser skin care. Caring staff, comprehensive care, and a welcoming environment in a beautiful office location provides an ideal setting for patients to receive care. Advanced laser technology allows Conemaugh's team to provide high quality, effective care close to home.
LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. This type of radiation does not cause cancer and is a valuable method for treating many clinical problems.
A low energy laser enables removal of actively growing hair from face, torso, and arms with relatively little discomfort, described by patients as a rubberband snap. The hair must be dark or black for the laser light to be absorbed and the hair follicle destroyed. Multiple treatments and periodic "touch ups" may be necessary as not all hair follicles are active at the same time. Laser hair removal treats larger areas effectively as it disables more than one hair follicle at a time with minimal discomfort. Slight redness or mild swelling may occur for a short time after treatment, but skin color and complexion become more uniform. The need for waxing, electrolysis, shaving, and bleaching are eliminated.
A vascular laser can be used to treat spider veins or vascular lesions such as port wine stains. Light and energy from the laser are absorbed by pigment that makes blood red, thus removing the pigment.
Scars resulting from trauma or surgery can be treated with a laser to become softer, smaller, and lighter.
Specific lasers that general light absorbed by specific colors are used to make tattoos less intense or remove them completely. "Dirt tattoos" or "road rash" that results after skin has healed over foreign matter can frequently be helped through laser procedures.