Some of the latest advances in the care of the foot, ankle and legs include laser therapy solutions. Laser therapy is extremely accurate and can target specific tissues by altering the wavelength of the laser light. The result is precision treatments to almost any area of the body with minimal discomfort and no down time following a laser procedure
Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus offers the latest laser therapy procedures at her Boca Raton office:
Hair reduction is extremely effective using laser technology. The non-invasive laser is designed to remove undesired hair from all parts of the body and uses the energy of a specific wavelength of light that is selectively absorbed by the melanin in the hair and follicle. The heat produced destroys the hair follicle without affecting the tissue around it. This virtually pain free procedure impairs the growth of hair by disabling the hair follicle and is safe and effective on all skin types.
Unsightly veins that are solely a cosmetic problem can be treated with laser therapy procedures. Laser vein treatment is a new technology that destroys the vessel by heating the blood inside, causing the unsightly vein to virtually disappear. This is also a great option for individuals who have an aversion to needles.
Many types of surgery can leave unsightly post surgical scarring on the legs, ankles and feet. The appearance of these scars can be greatly reduced with techniques such as collagen remodeling with laser genesis and injectables. Topical treatment is also available to decrease the discoloration or elevation of the scar. Other spots on the legs and feet may include large areas of brown discoloration and staining of the skin. This issue is easily resolved with topical ointments and bleaches as well as intense pulsed light to lessen these flaws.
Nail fungus is extremely difficult to treat and heal because fungus in a nail has a high resistance to treatment and often spreads to other nails. This fungus can cause thickening, discoloration, lifting of the nail and pain. Laser treatments can provide an effective alternative to traditional treatments such as topical medication and oral medications which often do not resolve the issue.
Warts on the feet are an extremely common occurrence. Laser wart therapy, a very effective one time treatment, is an excellent alterative to traditional and outdated wart removal methods of topical acid, freezing and wart removers.