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Laser treatment for photodamaged or sun-damaged skin provides more options for safe and effective treatment of problems such as poor tone, wrinkles and blemishes. Penn dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons are experts in skin resurfacing using the most advanced laser technology that results in increased collagen production and overall improvement of the complexion.

Laser treatment for skin damaged by years of sun exposure can improve:

  • Broken blood vessels
  • Brown spots, pigmented lesions or other discolorations
  • Scarring
  • Wrinkles

During laser treatment, the laser light is pixelated, so only a small percentage of skin is treated with each laser pulse. This allows the intervening or unaffected skin cells to regenerate more rapidly resulting in faster healing time. The treatment causes the body to produce more collagen, resulting in skin tightening and improving the skin's overall texture and complexion.

In addition, state-of-the-art laser techniques and intense pulsed light (IPL) devices are also used to successfully remove unwanted facial and body hair.


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