Advanced laser therapies are changing dermatology
Lasers in dermatologyThe first lasers emerged in the early 1950s, and the field of medicine began to embrace this technology in the 1960s. Today, lasers have dramatically enhanced dermatological treatment for:
- Rough skin texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Lax skin
- Irregular pigmentation – melasma, freckles, age spots, poikiloderma, and more
- Vascular lesions (red spots, rosacea and birthmarks)
- Scars, including acne scarring
- Spider and varicose veins
Precise treatmentA laser represents a substantial investment for a medical practice. Some doctors purchase and train on just one laser, attempting to adapt it to many purposes. In truth, there are many types of lasers, each with a specific wavelength of energy most appropriate for specific procedures. One laser cannot do it all. Dr. Amanda Lloyd is committed to providing precise, individualized care with a full laser suite to target your specific need including:
- Clear and Brilliant
- CoolTouch CETV
- Fraxel Dual
- Laser Genesis
- Long pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG
Which Laser is Right For Me?
What is Laser Therapy? Explained by Dr. Amanda Lloyd
Laser therapy is using one particular wavelength to treat the skin.
In the skin, there are three targets for laser therapy, and they are brown, red, and water. What you want to treat determines what you target and thus, which laser you use.
How do you determine the lasers that are used for each treatment?
If you want to treat brown spots then you need to choose a wavelength or a laser that targets brown, If you want to treat redness then you need to choose a laser that targets red, and if you want to build collagen to decrease fine lines and wrinkles then you need to choose a wavelength that targets water.
Each target has a certain absorption spectrum so that is how the wavelength is determined.
This is called selective photothermolysis when you target either red, brown or water to produce the desired results.
How long is the treatment?
With treating brown and red, there is sometimes some redness and swelling and little brown dots on the skin that remain for about a week.
Treatment with any laser usually takes anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour depending on the treatment that is being done and how much of the skin is being treated.
Acknowledged expertiseDr. Amanda Lloyd has an extensive background in laser and light based technology. She was trained by one of the leading experts in lasers and light based therapies, Dr. Vic Ross. She recently published a textbook chapter on laser tissue interaction. After completing her training, she was immediately elected for membership in the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). This organization is devoted to promoting excellence in patient care with emerging energy-based technologies. Membership recognizes Dr. Amanda Lloyd’s contributions to the field of laser dermatology. Additionally, she has presented multiple times atthe ASLMS Annual Conference.She utilizes non-invasive laser treatment options to improve health, appearance, and quality of life for patients throughout the North County San Diego area.
Schedule a consultation to learn more about this level of personalized skin care. Call Skin & Vein Institute at (760) 642-6674.
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Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.
Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.
She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.Meet the Doctor