The UAB Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Clinic offers the latest in surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to remove or minimize undesirable features of your body’s skin, to achieve a healthier, more youthful appearance. Some of our most popular and advanced treatments are described below.
Thermage® CPT™ is a non-surgical radiofrequency procedure that tightens the skin and generates new collagen. With a vibrating handpiece, pulsating energy, and cooling burst technology, this treatment ensures superior patient comfort.
Over 1 million Thermage® CPT™ procedures have been performed worldwide. Unlike a facelift, the Thermage® treatment allows us to non-surgically reduce signs of aging on the body such as mildly lax, wrinkled skin.
Skin Tone & Texture
IPL Photorejuvenation: The UAB Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Clinic uses the most effective light systems designed to address the tone and texture of the skin, reducing the brown pigmentation and redness that cause a dull, aged complexion on skin types up to Fitzpatrick Type 4. The IPL photofacial is the most popular facial laser treatment in the world and is commonly sought as a quick procedure that brightens the skin without taking time off of work. Many studies have proven the anti-aging benefits of IPL treatments, and those who have IPL treatments 1-2 times per year over a decade have healthier, more radiant skin and few cases of skin cancer compared to those who do not receive IPL treatments. Elos Sublative and Icon 1540nm Non-Ablative Laser Treatments: These highly effective light systems are designed to address the tone and texture of the skin by reducing wrinkles and improving dull complexions in all skin types. For those of Fitzpatrick skin types 5-6, typically we use the Elos Sublative device, and for Fitzpatrick skin types 4 and below we use the Icon 1540nm non-ablative laser.
- The Elos technology utilizes radiofrequency energy as well as light to reduce redness and brown spots, making it safer for darker skin types and more effective on the deeper pigment in the skin.
- The Icon technology uses light energy, but a contact cooling device pushes that energy into the deep epidermal layers of the skin to also produce collagen, retexturize the skin, and reduce pigment similar to the Elos system.
Photo Dynamic Therapy
Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) is a safe, non-surgical treatment used to improve dull, damaged skin, reduce active acne, and treat precancerous spots, known as actinic keratosis. PDT is known for removing many early pre-cancerous cells in the treatment area without leaving scars. It works on all skin types and also improves overall skin health and appearance in any area of the face or body.