Laser devices emit a high-energy pulse of light that is selectively absorbed by the target blood vessels in the skin, which heat up and are permanently damaged as they absorb the laser energy. Depending on the condition being treated, one or several treatment sessions may be required. Lakeshore Dermatology Laser and Medical Spa uses multiple devices including pulsed dye, alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers to customize therapy to your skin. Laser treatments typically feel like a small rubber band snapping against the skin, and usually only result in mild redness or swelling of the treated area which lasts 1-2 days. Occasionally, we may intentionally cause a small bruise to form at the treatment site, which typically lasts 4-7 days but is easily covered with make-up. Our on-site licensed estheticians can even apply coverage make-up before you leave!