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Cosmetic Laser Treatments Specialist

Robert W Patterson, MD, ND -  - Board Certified Family Medicine Physician

Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC

Robert W Patterson, MD, ND

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician & Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Sanford, NC

If you experience wrinkles, sun spots, and other signs of aging, board-certified family medicine physician and neuropathic doctor Robert Patterson, MD, ND, and his expert team offer noninvasive solutions at Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC in Sanford, North Carolina. They use Cynosure Icon™ cosmetic laser treatments to revitalize your skin and give you confidence without surgery, needles, or downtime. Schedule a consultation with Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC over the phone or online to learn more about your options.

Cosmetic Laser Treatments Q & A

What is cosmetic laser treatment?

Cosmetic laser treatments at Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC utilize Icon technology to revitalize skin by reducing:

  • Unwanted skin pigment
  • Spider and varicose veins
  • Facial veins
  • Rosacea
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Surgical and acne scars
  • Leg veins
  • Unwanted facial and body hair
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun spots and other signs of aging

The goal of cosmetic laser treatment is smooth, evenly toned, resurfaced, younger-looking skin without needles, surgery, or downtime. Dr. Patterson has 15 years of experience with aesthetic lasers and offers the expertise needed to produce optimal results.

Is cosmetic laser treatment right for me?

To determine if cosmetic laser treatment is the right procedure for you, Dr. Patterson and his team review your medical history and examine your skin. They let you know which cosmetic treatment best matches your unique needs and desired outcome.

What happens during cosmetic laser treatment?

Dr. Patterson gives you instructions to prepare for cosmetic laser treatment. When you arrive at your appointment, you relax in a comfortable chair. The Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC team gives you special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser. They can numb the treatment area so that you don’t feel any discomfort during your procedure.

Dr. Patterson uses a hand-held device to emit laser energy over your skin in problem areas. Doing so gently heats tissues to stimulate elastin and collagen production for skin revitalization and pigment reduction. 

The Icon laser can get rid of unwanted facial and body hair by damaging the hair follicles to inhibit future hair growth. You might feel warm pinpricks or a rubber band-snapping sensation during treatment, but no pain.

What should I expect after the procedure?

After cosmetic laser treatment, you might experience redness and swelling at the treatment site, but you can resume normal everyday activities right away. Over time as your skin rebuilds collagen, you should notice improvements in its overall appearance. After laser hair removal, hair begins falling out within several days or weeks.

Dr. Patterson might recommend a series of laser treatments or multiple cosmetic procedures to help you achieve the best possible results.

Don’t live with skin imperfections when you don’t have to. Schedule a cosmetic laser treatment consultation with Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC over the phone or online today.