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Thursday, 22 January 2015 21:37 Written by MIguel Velazquez
Leslie Brothers

Reveal Your Best Skin with Pearl Laser Resurfacing

Q: What exactly is Pearl Laser Resurfacing?

A: Pearl is a resurfacing laser that gives you relatively quick, invisible results. It treats fine lines, uneven skin texture and light or dark spots caused by sun damage or age.

Q: How will Pearl Laser Resurfacing help my skin?

A: The Pearl Laser replaces the entire top layer of sun-damaged skin. It sends heat to the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen, which fills out and decreases fine lines and wrinkles. The new collagen growth will continue for three to six months after you've had the Pearl Laser Resurfacing treatment.

Q: How many treatments will I need?

A: Most people only do one treatment, but for those that qualify for two, we do those about a month apart. A numbing cream is applied for 45 minutes prior to the procedure, and the treatment itself takes about 20 minutes to complete.

BnAQ: How is Pearl Laser Resurfacing different from CO2 Laser Treatment?

A: CO2 used to be the gold standard and was the only option we really had for resurfacing, but there's far more downtime and more risk of scarring associated with CO2 laser treatment.

Q: What can I expect after treatment?

A: There is downtime associated with this procedure, which is anywhere from three to six days. Immediately after the procedure, the skin appears red. After the third day, the top layer of skin will peel, and you will continue to hydrate your skin for the next several weeks. You will apply some ointment following the resurfacing for three to four days and then the top layer of skin begins to peel – which will take a day or two – after which you will already be able to wear makeup and resume your regular beauty regimen.

Q: How much does Pearl Laser Resurfacing cost?

A: It varies, but typically it's $1,200.



Q&A with Leslie Brothers, RN, BSN
Health & Beauty Boutique

Leslie has worked as an RN since 1987 after graduating from Boston College School of Nursing. She has worked ICU at University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, Duke University and Scottish Rite Children's Hospital. After coming to Atlanta in 1994, she preferred to focus on pursuing her passion for aesthetic medicine. Leslie started and maintained a skin care business for 20 years at St. Joseph's Hospital with a well-respected plastic surgeon. She is highly skilled with multiple certifications in laser, skin care, injectables and a variety of other aesthetic areas. Leslie is currently vice president of WINGS, a division of St. Joseph's Mercy Care Foundation, and has been a member for the last 20 years. Leslie's knowledge, dedication and commitment to patient care have allowed her to provide the best in skin care. She is passionate about helping her patients look and feel their best.



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Wednesday, 07 April 2010 17:11 Written by
Dr. Joseph R. Payne, MD, Dr. Edmond I. Griffin, MD, Dr. D. Scott Karempelis, MD, Dr. Stephen J. Kraus, MD

Using Laser Technology to Revitalize Your Skin at Any Age

With the latest technological advancements and more versatility of use than ever, laser technology has become the future of skin care. With the right kind of device, lasers can treat everything from age spots and wrinkles to acne and birthmarks.

At the forefront of laser skin treatments is Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, an all-encompassing dermatology practice that houses The Laser Institute of Georgia. With over 15 medical lasers and more than 25 years of technical experience, The Laser Institute of Georgia is the largest laser center in the southeast – offering the capability to treat a full range of skin conditions.

Some of the most popular laser treatments are performed by the Fraxel Re:Store™ and the Smart Xide DOT™ Lasers. The Fraxel Re:Store™ is an FDA approved laser for the treatment of wrinkles, age/sun spots, melasma (skin discoloration), and rough or  uneven skin texture, that works to improve the look of aging, sun damaged skin without affecting surrounding healthy tissue.  Similar to the Fraxel® is the Smart Xide DOT™ Laser, which revitalizes skin and reverses damage by inducing skin tightening and stimulating collagen growth in skin cells.

0077Lasers available at The Laser Institute of Georgia can treat the cause of acne, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and birthmarks and even eliminate the look of unsightly spider veins on the legs and face. One of our most popular procedures is laser tattoo removal, effective for removing any color tattoo. We also offer the treatment of blood vessels, as well as Rosacea, which can be performed with no down time. In fact, laser treatments can be so gentle that the specialists at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta can even treat birthmarks on infants!

The lasers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta have the ability to deliver dramatic, long lasting results with minimal downtime – giving patients a second chance at beautiful and healthy skin at any age.

Dermatology Associates of Atlanta PC
The Medical Quarters
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 190
Atlanta, GA 30342
(678) 400-0677