Laser Treatment near Philadelphia, PA
Centrally located in Southampton and serving Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties, the Kole Plastic Surgery Center uses laser treatments for patients desiring skin rejuvenation.
At The Kole Plastic Surgery Center, patients can undergo the most advanced laser skin rejuvenation procedures designed to reduce their fine lines and wrinkles to improve areas of the skin that are affected by age, acne or sun damage. Top-of-the-line laser treatments at our facility are noninvasive processes that require only a short amount of time to perform and little to no downtime, making it easy to undergo this skin rejuvenation procedure.
Cosmetic laser enhancement procedures can improve several issues that patients are experiencing such as:
- Removal of unwanted tattoos
- Reducing minor acne scars
- Fading age spots
- Repairing uneven skin pigmentation
- Fading sun spot damage
- Reducing creases, wrinkles, and fine lines
Dr. Edward S. Kole, a dual board-certified plastic surgeon, can meet with you during an initial private complimentary consultation to discuss your cosmetic enhancement goals. At this meeting, Dr. Kole will evaluate your needs and help you determine if laser skin rejuvenation is the best option for you.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Rebuilding the natural protein in a patient’s skin that provides a firmer or more youthful appearance is possible with the concentrated laser energy beams of a laser resurfacing procedure that does not harm surrounding healthy tissue. The laser system used at Kole Plastic Surgery Center offers accurate treatment to get rid of a patient’s aged and damaged skin to release the underlying healthier tissue while increasing their collagen levels.
While a few laser resurfacing procedures can require multiple treatments for the best results, the process is typically gentle enough to permit minimal downtime for patients who need to return to their daily lives quickly. Any swelling or redness from this skin rejuvenation treatment will fade, and our patients can control discomfort with topical creams.
Which Laser Is Used at The Kole Plastic Surgery Center?
The PicoSure® laser is used for:
- Hyperpigmentation (Brown Spot Removal)
- Tattoo Removal
- Acne Scars
- Skin Rejuvenation and Tightening (Facials)
The Best Candidates for Laser Treatment
Most facial lines and wrinkles develop near the mouth or around the eyes of aging patients, but the laser can be precisely controlled by Dr. Kole so that only these specific areas are targeted. A patient with black, brown or olive skin is at greater risk of pigmentation changes despite any form of cosmetic skin resurfacing. This is why Dr. Kole evaluates each patient individually and makes personalized recommendations concerning treatment.
Because treatment with Accutane in the past 12 to 18 months makes patients more prone to develop keloid scars, laser resurfacing is not appropriate. Dr. Kole also does not recommend this procedure for patients with current skin infections on the selected treatment area.
It is important for patients to understand that a laser resurfacing procedure does not prevent their skin from aging in the future or remove facial flaws completely. However, it will improve a patient’s appearance and self-confidence. In addition, these natural movements of the face will eventually cause new lines to form:
Dr. Kole suggests methods to preserve a patient’s laser resurfacing results such as protecting skin from the sun’s ultraviolet light or undergoing maintenance treatments that include a skin care system and a high-quality sunblock. Before a patient selects laser skin resurfacing, they must consider their expectations and discuss their goals with Dr. Kole.
The different types of laser treatment offered are Kole Plastic Surgery Center are:
What Is the Cost of Laser Treatment in Philadelphia and Bucks County?
The cost of laser resurfacing treatment varies depending on the extent of treatment and numbers of treatments necessary to achieve optimum results.
The Kole Plastic Surgery Center accepts cash, check, and credit card (MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, Discover®) as acceptable forms of payment.
Financing is also available through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit, and Advanced Care.
Getting Back to Normal
Your new skin will usually remain bright pink to red in the weeks following the procedure. Dr. Kole may prescribe medications to make this color subside more rapidly. After approximately two weeks, patients can apply makeup gently to conceal temporary color changes. For some patients undergoing this procedure, the pinkness of their skin can remain for up to six months.
In a few cases, patients may develop sensitivity to makeup products used before laser resurfacing and must avoid these substances or change brands during or after the healing process.
The most important recommendation from Dr. Kole after laser resurfacing is to protect the treated skin from sunlight until the area heals. Applying lotions with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher reduces the chances of experiencing new sun damage to the skin and also helps to maintain the laser resurfacing results. Wearing sunglasses with protective lenses that have 100 percent UVA and UVB filters to protect the skin around the eyes or hats with wide brims to shade the face is recommended.
Your New Look
Several months are required for patients to see the final results from their laser resurfacing treatment. After the pinkness of their skin fades, the patient notices improvements such as smoother skin that is more youthful in appearance.
A patient’s new skin is not immune to the effects of aging, but the results of laser resurfacing are long-lasting with the correct protection. With time, a patient’s face begins to develop new expression lines caused by their natural facial movements.
By following Dr. Kole’s skin care regimen along with avoiding sunlight, a patient is more likely to maintain a rejuvenated appearance after laser resurfacing. It is also possible to repeat laser resurfacing procedures to reduce any new damage that occurs.
Contact Us Today for a Consultation
Dr. Edward Kole believes that informed patients make the best decisions regarding their procedures. He listens carefully and provides clear and concise information so that his patients are fully informed about their options before they decide to undergo surgery. Dr. Kole is committed to providing a personable and professional service while building lifelong relationships with his patients. His warmth and concern for his patients is clearly evident throughout his career.
Dr. Kole has been in private practice since 1998 and specializes in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with a special interest in cosmetic surgery. With the opening of our new Plastic Surgery office and Ambulatory Surgery Center on Street Road in Southampton, we are now centrally located to Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. We are pleased to announce that we are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as an Ambulatory Surgery Center. Now, Dr. Kole can provide an atmosphere for high quality, safe and completely private facility to have your plastic surgery procedures performed, all without the need for an overnight stay.
Our office and private, state-licensed ambulatory surgical center is conveniently located at 1003 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966. Please call today to schedule an appointment!