Laser Treatments

Laser Treatments

About Laser Treatments

Even the best skin care regimen may not be enough to prevent brown spots and other common signs of aging. The board-certified dermatology team at Southwest Michigan Dermatology in Portage, Michigan, understands how aging symptoms can diminish your confidence. Fortunately, surgery and medication aren’t your only options for complete skin rejuvenation. Laser treatments can transform your skin’s health and appearance with minimal downtime. Call the dermatology office today or request an appointment online to learn more. 

Laser Treatments Q & A

What are laser treatments?

Laser treatments rely on beams of light to rejuvenate the skin. Energy-based treatments work by creating micro-injuries in the epidermis, the skin’s surface layer. These microscopic wounds trigger your body’s natural healing response, which releases new collagen to repair the damage. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein and keeps skin plump and tight.

As you age, collagen levels decline, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. Laser treatments restore depleted levels of collagen to restore the skin’s youthful appearance and quality.

Are there different types of laser treatments?

There are many different types of laser treatments at Southwest Dermatology, including:

Intense pulsed light (IPL)

IPL treatments use multiple wavelengths of light to treat early signs of aging, pigmentary issues, and vascular concerns. 

Laser skin resurfacing

The team uses the non-ablative fractional laser to allow the body to use its natural healing process to increase collagen production and regenerate tissue. This smooths out the skin in both texture and pigmentation.  

KTP Laser

The KTP laser is ideal for treating the unattractive skin lesions particularly on the face. 


Southwest Michigan Dermatology also offers AviClear™, an energy-based device that specifically targets active acne outbreaks.

What skin concerns can laser treatments address?

Laser treatments can address a wide range of common skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Redness
  • Rosacea symptoms
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Brown spots
  • Melasma
  • Unwanted freckles
  • Sun damage
  • Skin laxity
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Acne scars

Call Southwest Michigan Dermatology today or request an appointment online to learn more about laser treatments.