Laser Therapy Specialist

Laser Therapy Specialist

Laser Therapy services offered in La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Few things have transformed medical aesthetics more than laser therapy. At his self-named practice, Richard Compton, DO, Dr. Compton offers a range of laser treatments at his La Cañada Flintridge, California, office. If you’re interested in learning more, call today to schedule a visit. You can also schedule online using the easy booking tool.

Laser Therapy Q&A

What is medical aesthetic laser therapy?

Laser therapy is the use of controlled beams of light to alter tissues. In medical aesthetics, laser therapy is often done to prompt changes in the deeper layers of skin, although there are also treatments that use laser light to remove the outermost layers of skin. 

Dr. Compton uses the excel V®+ laser system, an innovative treatment platform that represents some of the best laser technology in the industry. Excel V+ offers an adjustable spot size to customize treatments, and can be adjusted to suit various skin tones and needs. 

Laser therapy can treat the following conditions:

  • Varicose veins
  • Sun damage
  • Cherry angiomas
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Acne scarring
  • Birthmarks

In general, any skin condition that creates darkened areas or visible blood vessels is a good option for laser therapy.  

How does laser therapy work to improve the appearance of my skin?

The excel V+ laser system uses concentrated beams of light to safely penetrate your skin. The laser energy is drawn to the pigment in damaged blood vessels and skin blemishes. That energy converts into heat, damaging broken blood vessel walls and prompting new collagen production. 

The end result is less visible scarring, faded vein damage, and smoother skin. All without invasive procedures or extensive recovery time. The ability to achieve impressive results without significant risks is a primary appeal of medical aesthetics laser therapy. 

Is laser therapy painful?

Laser therapy is not a painful process. You might feel a sensation of warmth during treatment. Some people report feeling a snapping sensation, similar to a rubber band, against the skin. 

A degree of redness, swelling, and a sunburn-like sensation are normal in the days after laser therapy. These side effects will fade quickly. There is no need for any type of anesthesia when having laser treatment, and you can return to normal daily routines immediately after your sessions. 

It often takes a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. Dr. Compton discusses your expected treatment plan and results during your initial consultation. When you’re ready to book a visit, call the office to find a time that fits your schedule. Online booking is also an option and is fast and easy to complete.