XEO Laser Aesthetics Specialist

Eric J. Furst, MD -  - Aesthetic Specialist

Furst MD Aesthetics

Eric J. Furst, MD

Aesthetic Specialist & Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor located in Springfield, VA

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nonsurgical procedures were up 7% in 2016. This includes laser aesthetics, which has become a popular method to perform skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and more. At Furst MD Aesthetics in Springfield, Virginia, Dr. Eric J. Furst offers aesthetic laser treatments using the innovative xeo® system. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online.

XEO Laser Aesthetic Q & A

What is aesthetic laser treatment?

Aesthetic or cosmetic laser treatment is a group of laser-based therapies used to treat a wide range of aesthetic needs, from wrinkle reduction to hair removal. By using a specific energy level, the laser heat is selective and doesn’t cause any thermal injury or damage to the surrounding tissue.

Interestingly, using lasers for wrinkle reduction and facial skin rejuvenation was discovered by accident. Doctors were performing laser treatment on acne scars and noticed afterwards that the small, adjacent wrinkles were greatly diminished.

At Furst MD Aesthetics, Dr. Furst uses xeo, a device that’s completely customizable, so that he can provide you with personalized treatment that meets your specific needs.

What types of issues can aesthetic laser treatments help with?

Aesthetic laser treatments are used to treat a variety of cosmetic issues. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Sun damage, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Veins and vascular lesions
  • Unwanted hair

Laser treatments can’t lift sagging skin or remove deep wrinkles; these usually need more traditional surgical methods. If you have a cosmetic concern you’re not sure about, schedule a consultation with Dr. Furst, and he can provide an evaluation to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Are aesthetic laser treatments safe?

When administered by a knowledgeable, experienced healthcare professional like Dr. Furst, treatments with xeo are both safe and comfortable. Most patients describe xeo laser treatments as relaxing and painless.

The side effects from xeo laser treatments are typically very minimal, but will depend on the specific issue being treated. For example, more aggressive treatments may cause mild redness and swelling that goes away after a few hours, while other treatments may leave no visible signs.

For all cosmetic laser treatments, it’s important to follow the post-procedure directions, particularly in using sunblock and avoiding sun exposure. You also want to ensure Dr. Furst knows about any medications you’re taking, since even over-the-counter products like aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding, poor healing, or scarring.

If you’re interested in wrinkle reduction, skin rejuvenation, or any other cosmetic laser treatment, call Furst MD Aesthetics to learn more, or schedule a consultation online.

*Individual results may vary.