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Background information:
Acne scars and wrinkles have traditionally been treated with tissue destructive methods such as sanding, chemicals, or dermabrasion. Initially, the CO2 laser and more recently the Er:YAG laser have been utilized to treat acne scars by removing layers of tissue, thus allowing the formation of new collagen and elastin tissue, and filling in of scars. Unfortunately, these methods require a true surgical procedure, healing time away from work and prolonged redness. A new approach to the treatment of acne scars and wrinkles has been the stimulation of collagen remodeling from the inside out, i.e. non-ablative rejuvenation. A number of long infrared lasers have been used for this process. It has been our observation that the 1064 nm wavelength, a laser wavelength that has been used safely for facial brown spots, hair removal, for a number of years, also results in stimulation of new collagen tissue with improvements in skin texture and tone, wrinkles and acne scar softening. Accordingly, the protocol below was developed.

Treatment protocol:
The 1064 nm wavelength is virtually painless. You may feel a slight sensation of warmth on your skin and mild stinging sensation during lasing. Transient pinkness can occur. However you should be able to return to work without difficulty within one hour. No anesthetic is required pretreatment. Sun and cosmeceuticals should be avoided for 48 hours.

This procedure is recommended every 1-5 weeks for a series of 4-6 treatments. Between treatments, and after the series is completed, a skin regimen needs to be followed which will help keep your skin stimulated, toned and looking its best. The laser procedure can be done in combination with other rejuvenating procedures.

Risks and complications:
There are no risks inherent to this particular wavelength of laser. Theoretical complications include mild purpura (bruising), or pigmentary changes, including transient darkening or lightening of the skin.

I agree that pre- & post-operative clinical photographs and videos may be taken to monitor my treatment progress and for patient educational purposes. I understand that my identity will be protected.

I certify that I have read and understand the contents of this consent form. I have been given the opportunity to ask the doctor/staff any questions that I have about the procedure, and all of my questions have been answered. The doctor/staff has explained the procedure and its alternatives to me, and I both understand and accept the risks involved in this procedure.

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Petaluma Office
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
(707) 762-5531
Fax: (707) 762-5976

 

 

Hercules Office
500 Alfred Nobel Dr., Ste. 245
Hercules, CA 94547
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
Open Saturday for aesthetic services
 (510) 741-7418
Fax: (510) 741-7456

 

Billing office
510-741-7299
Fax: 510- 741-7493

 


At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, our board-certified dermatologists serve patients at our Petaluma and Hercules offices. We are committed to the highest standards, and we offer a full range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures, as well as quality skin care products.

Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
165 Lynch Creek Way | Petaluma, California 94954 | Phone: (707) 762-5531 | Fax: (707) 762-5976
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 245 | Hercules, California 94547 | Phone: (510) 741-7418 | Fax: (510) 741-7456