Our Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Services
Dr. Piro and Ashley offers comprehensive dermatology and cosmetic surgery services in Brighton and Howell. We treat people of all ages and skin types. We will evaluate any of your concerns that pertain to the skin, hair, or nails. As dermatology specialists some of the most common conditions we evaluate and treat include:
Actinic Keratoses (AK)
Herpes Simplex (HSV)
Scars and Keloids
At Brighton-HowellDermatology cosmetic surgery Dr. Piro has been treating patients since the mid 1990's with laser hair removal. Since that time it has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States.
The Candela GentLase laser uses pulsed beams of light that target the pigment of the base of the hair follicle inhibiting its future growth. Best results usually take between 2 to 5 sessions. Many patients experience 80% and 90% hair reduction. Stable hair removal has been reported for 15 years (permanent can't be claimed at this time).
It is important to avoid tanning 4 to 6 weeks before and after treatment because it reduces the efficacy and increases the risk of hyperpigmentation at the treatment site. For best results waxing or plucking the area should be avoided because the root of the hair needs to be present for the laser to work. Just before the treatment session the area can be shaved. there is a slight stinging sensation during the treatment but, there is no need for medication before or after treatment.
Patients may return to normal activity immediately. Side effects are rare but can include blisters, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, and scarring.