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Laser Medicine

Laser medicine has revolutionised dermatology in many areas.  Lasers can be used to treat many skin problems and skin diseases gently and permanently. Our practice specialises in laser medicine and has a wide range of modern laser systems.

In dermatology, modern lasers are now being used for more and more therapies. Aesthetic skin problems in particular, such as troublesome veins, redness, hair growth or tattoos, can be treated very gently and largely without risk by using medical lasers. But laser medicine also achieves good results without a scalpel for skin diseases such as rosacea, nail fungus, scars, excessive hair growth or viral warts.

In our practice, modern laser microscopes are also used for diagnosic examinations, for example in the case of skin tumour detection. In all cases, the exact bundling of different light waves proves to be advantageous because it is gentle to the skin and has a healing effect at the same time.

As a dermatological practice specialising in laser medicine, we have more than 10 different laser systems at our disposal. This enables us to create and implement very individual therapy concepts for our patients for the most diverse skin changes.

Laser Medicine

Which skin problems and skin diseases can be treated with laser medicine?

Laser light entered the field of dermatology as early as 1973. Since then, the range of applications has grown and expanded to include many forms of skin disorders. In the meantime, medical and cosmetic laser therapies have revolutionised dermatology by not only gently but also effectively healing many previously difficult or poorly treatable skin lesions.

In our dermatology practice we are specialising in laser medicine, so we develop individual forms of therapy and use lasers for the following areas of application:

Skin rejuvenation

Modern medical lasers can stimulate the renewal of the skin in such a targeted way that old skin cells disappear and new, young-looking skin cells form. The skin virtually rejuvenates itself.

Spider veins and vascular treatment

A special vascular laser is suitable for removing the small reddish veins. It kind of glues the unwanted vessels together with selective heat. Laser light is particularly suitable for very fine spider veins.

Permanent hair removal

With permanent hair removal, the focused light destroys only the hair root, preventing further hair growth while sparing the surrounding skin tissue.

Pigment spots

Flat pigment spots, such as age spots (lentigines senilis) and other disturbing skin changes, are very suitable for gentle and permanent removal with a medical laser.

Troublesome blood vessels and veins

Vascular lasers are used to remove disturbing blood vessels and veins, such as spider veins or couperose. The vessel walls are bonded by targeted heating.

Scars, like acne scars

Efficient laser systems penetrate the top layer of the skin, triggering a skin-tightening renewal process. Even difficult areas can be reached with the pinpoint lasers. Therefore, they are well suited for scar removal.

Warts - viral warts

Annoying and recurring warts can be permanently removed with laser therapy. Studies show that laser treatment is superior to conventional methods.

Nail fungus

The small disturbing veins are shrunk by the IPL application with a laser. This is done by applying heat, which is transferred from the red blood cells to the vessel walls so that they can no longer carry blood.

Rosacea

Rosaca treatment has been revolutionised by the use of IPL and laser technology. No other therapy achieves equally good results. In many cases, laser therapy is individually combined with other treatment methods.

Couperose

In the meantime, nail fungus can also be treated with the laser. The thermal effect of a diode laser is used to destroy the fungal structures. The treatment is superior to conventional icing and can make tablets superfluous.

Tattoo removal

Unwanted tattoos can be removed with lasers that destroy the colour pigments in many, but not all cases. This requires several sessions.

Port-wine stains (nevi flammei)

Reddish areas that have existed since birth, mostly on the facial skin, can be removed with special IPL technology. The respective wave length provides the necessary heat to diffuse the red blood cells through the vessel walls.

Early detection of skin cancer

With the confocal laser microscope, focused laser beams create a finely rasterised digital image of the individual skin cells below the skin's surface. This makes it possible to visualise dangerous changes in the deeper tissue layer by layer, without damaging the skin and to detect skin cancer and pre cancer.

Other laser therapies

In addition to the indications listed above, we also use laser technology for: actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinomas, xanthelasma, acne, as well as for skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and the treatment of coarse-pored skin.

What do I need to be aware of when undergoing laser treatment?

Even though laser medicine is relatively low-risk, there are a few precautions to take in order to obtain the best possible result without side effects. In principle, laser therapy is always carried out only after a prior dermatological examination. For safety reasons, protective goggles are worn by the patient and the doctor during the treatment, whereby only the doctor's goggles are translucent. This protects the patient's eyes during the laser.

But regardless of this, the following recommendations apply, which should be observed before or after laser treatment:

Before the treatment

  • The skin should not be sunburnt or tanned in a solarium
  • You should inform the dermatologist about any previous illnesses
  • Herpes should not be active

After the treatment

  • The skin should not be exposed to sun or solarium, otherwise unwanted pigmentation may occur.
  • Avoid hot baths, showers, saunas and other activities that heat up the skin.
  • Our patients receive an individual recommendation listing all relevant tips and instructions for the best possible treatment result.

Appointments for laser treatments

Please arrange your appointment for your laser treatment at our dermatological practice here.

Membership

We are member of the following medical societies to stay up to date with the latest scientific findings and research results in the field of dermatology, laser medicine and aesthetic medicine.

German dermatological society

German Dermatological Society

Professional association of German dermatologists

Professional Association of German Dermatologists

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Lasermedizin

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Lasermedizin

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Medizin und Fortbildung

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Medizin und Fortbildung

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