Laser Treatments Specialist

Saluja Cosmetic and Laser Center

Raminder Saluja, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Charlotte, Huntersville, NC

With today’s rapidly advancing technology, laser treatment is available for many different cosmetic concerns, including removal of tattoos, scars, and unsightly veins. Dr. Raminder Saluja at Saluja Cosmetic and Laser Center uses many different laser devices, so your laser treatment is always customized to achieve your aesthetic goals. Laser treatment is a safe, noninvasive option for most aesthetic concerns, so don’t hesitate to call the office in Huntersville, North Carolina or book an appointment online.

Laser Treatments Q & A

How are tattoos removed with lasers?

The colored pigments in tattoo ink selectively absorb lasers of specific wavelengths. As a result, Dr. Saluja can use a laser to remove your tattoo without harming the surrounding skin and tissues.

As colored ink absorbs the laser’s energy, it’s heated to a temperature that shatters the ink particles. Then your body safely absorbs and eliminates the tiny fragments of ink.

What are the different types of lasers used for tattoo removal?

Dr. Saluja uses two advanced lasers for tattoo removal:

PicoSure®

The PicoSure laser is a state-of-the-art, super-fast device that emits pulses lasting just one picosecond (one-trillionth of a second). Compared to other lasers, short-pulse lasers pulverize ink into smaller pieces that are easier for your body to clear away. They’re also great for hard-to-remove ink colors and multicolored tattoos.

RevLite®

The RevLite Q-switched laser also works well on the full spectrum of tattoo colors, and it provides better results for patients with darker skin.

How do lasers diminish scars?

Dr. Saluja offers several laser treatments, so she can individualize treatment based on the type and depth of your scar. One type of laser, a fractional laser, reaches below the scar without harming the surrounding skin.

In the deeper tissues, heat from the fractional laser triggers new skin growth and boosts collagen and elastin production. As new tissues rebuild your skin, they replace the scar, significantly diminishing or eliminating the scar.

Laser skin resurfacing is another useful option for treating scars. It eliminates some of the scars by removing the outer layer of skin; then it also stimulates collagen, elastin, and new skin growth.

How are veins treated with lasers?

Just as lasers can target tattoo colors, they also operate at a wavelength that’s absorbed by hemoglobin pigments in your veins. Heat from the laser makes the blood coagulate, and the vein breaks down, then the waste is absorbed and eliminated.

Per her dedication to offering the latest technology and customized treatment based on each patient’s unique needs, Dr. Saluja has several laser devices for vein treatment. Whether she uses the gold-standard pulsed dye laser (PDL), the Nd:YAG laser, or intense-pulsed light (IPL), you can get safe and effective treatment for:

  • Spider veins on your face and legs
  • Port wine stains
  • Hemangioma
  • Venous lakes of the lips

If you have questions about the diverse laser treatments available at Saluja Cosmetic and Laser Center, phone the office or book a consultation online.