Laser & Light Treatments


Laser Treatments

Lasers are devices that emit a high intensity, specific wavelength of light that can penetrate into the skin and affect a certain target without damaging the surrounding skin and soft tissue. There are many different lasers available today to treat a variety of skin conditions.

At United Dermatology Associates, we have lasers that may address the following concerns:

  • Hair removal
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Sun spots
  • Broken blood vessels on the face
  • Spider veins
  • Angiomas (red spots on the skin)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage (red/brown blotchy discoloration of the skin)

Fraxel®

0139-Fraxel_1927_HiRes_Medium-300x231Fraxel treatment uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body’s own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.

The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and show a more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen. Results are long lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition and skin care regimen.

Desired outcomes are typically reached in multiple treatments. The specific number of treatments is tailored to your goals and desired results as well as your lifestyle. We will work with you to identify the appropriate level of treatment and your preferred downtime.

0142-Fraxel_1927_HiRes_Medium-300x231Depending on the level of the treatment, you may experience redness or swelling after the procedure which diminishes as quickly as the next day or over the next several days. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two. As you continue with the treatment sessions, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat after each treatment. As with a SUNBURN, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally, revealing fresher, glowing and smoother looking and feeling skin.

Fraxel treatment is a safe option backed by extensive research. Of course, as with any laser procedure there’s always some risk* and/or downtime. You should discuss this with your clinician prior to treatment.

Fraxel® DUAL 1550/1927 resurfacing treatments effectively target both the surface and deeper layers of the skin for a smoother, fresher, younger looking appearance.
• Improved tone and texture
• Reduced wrinkles around the eyes
• Erasing of unwanted brown spots
• Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
• Effective treatment of pre-cancerous lesions (Actinic Keratosis)
• Excellent treatment for face, neck, chest, arms, legs, and back
You do a lot to look and feel great, finding the time to enjoy life to the fullest while still taking care of your body and skin. Yet, the effects of sun, pollution, stress and fatigue can add up, keeping your skin from looking as good as you feel.

The Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment uses patented fractional laser technology to target aging and sun damaged skin.

The treatment will be tailored to your desired outcomes and can even be combined so that you receive the added benefits of both a superficial and deep laser treatment, both on and off the face. >>Visit Website

Photodynamic Therapy

This treatment is FDA approved for the treatment of actinic keratoses– precancerous lesions on the skin from sun damage that can develop into skin cancer if left untreated. It involves the application of Levulan (aminolevulinic acid 20%) to affected skin and allowing it to incubate for 45 minutes to an hour. The solution is absorbed by the precancerous cells, where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. The skin is then exposed to the BLU-U Blue Light Illuminator, and a reaction occurs which destroys the precancerous cells without damaging normal skin. This is a great treatment option for individuals with significant sun damage. It is a simple, quick, in office procedure. It causes a sunburn-like reaction on the skin that resolves within one week. It is very effective in treating the precancerous lesions, but patients also enjoy the cosmetic response, as the majority of patients treated report a significant improvement in the look and feel of their skin. Patients treated with Levulan should avoid exposure to sun for 48 hours post procedure. View Website

Feminine Rejuvenation with ThermiVa®

Childbirth and the natural aging process cause changes which may affect feminine wellness. A particularly strenuous vaginal childbirth, multiple births, and the effects of menopause can cause physical changes which can rob women (and their partners) of their sense of well-being and happiness. Click here for more information.

Non-Invasive Dermal Remodeling with ThermiSmooth®

ThermiSmooth® Face is performed using a specially designed thermistor-regulated hand piece.  As the hand piece gently heats the skin’s surface using dermal heating, it targets problem areas around the eyes, mouth, cheeks and neck. Click here for more information.

💫 This is our reality for now...... Stay home and consult virtually!

United Dermatology Associates is now offering telemedicine to new and established patients. These visits are covered by Medicare and most commercial insurances.

Call our office to schedule your telemedicine appointment. ☎️(817) 261-1122
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Welcome to teledermatology!✨

We come to work so that you can safely stay home. Please call our office to schedule a virtual visit for your dermatological needs.

To our @united_dermatology patients, we hope you are safe and well during this difficult time. We are still available to see you in person for serious and urgent medically necessary dermatological issues. We encourage you to utilize our telemedicine services for any non-urgent dermatological concerns. This service is encouraged by Medicare and other commercial insurance carriers during this time, it can be billed to your insurance provider. We also offer self pay fees for virtual visits for anyone without health insurance.

We all need to do our part to stop the spread of #covid_19, but we also want to continue to care for all of you who need us most at this time.

We are able to see you via virtual visit for conditions such as: skin rashes, acne, psoriasis, eczema, nail disorder, hair loss.

Call our office to schedule a virtual visit with us!
📞 (817) 261-1122
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We’ve all been there. You see a mole on your arm that you don’t recall being there last week. Or notice there a flakey patch of skin on the back of your leg that wasn’t like that last week. You notice a bump on your chest that feels odd. Or no matter how hard you try there just no way to getting rid of that stubborn acne on your cheeks.

Here are a few signs that you should speak to a dermatologist. Have a concern you don’t think can wait? Schedule a teledermatology appointment today. Call 817-539-0959 for all other inquiries.
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With COVID-19, we’re reminded that none of us are invincible. It’s important to maintain a strong immune system for our health, no matter what age we are. Diet is a HUGE part of our immune system; these are some foods that can help naturally boost your immune system.

✨Ginger – A popular ingredient we turn to after getting sick. This is because it has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses.

✨Almonds – We don’t always think of Vitamin E when fighting off a cold, but Vitamin E is key to a healthy immune system. Nuts (like almonds) are packed with Vitamin E and also a great source for healthy fats!

✨Citrus fruits – Were all familiar with the health benefits of Vitamin C, but did you know it’s not just Oranges that are rich in Vitamin C, Grapefruits, Limes, Lemons, Tangerines, and Clementines are just as Vitamin C rich.

✨Broccoli – Clearly is the superstar of the group. Packed with Vitamin A, C, and E as well as other antioxidants and fiber, a serving of Broccoli a day and you’ll be good to go! The trick is keeping all vitamins and minerals in tacked when eat it. Try cooking it as little as possible.

✨Papaya – Still not a fan or citrus? That’s ok Papaya is loaded with Vitamin C. One Papaya has 224% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C.

✨Kiwi – You can’t go wrong with Kiwi’s, they’re naturally full of essential nutrients like folate, potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin C!

✨Yogurt – To regulate your immune system and boost your body’s natural defenses against disease, Vitamin D is your go-to. Yogurt can be a great source of Vitamin D, if you get the right kind. Look for “live and active cultures” like Greek yogurt. Also, aim for plain yogurts you can sweeten yourself with honey and fruit, not the stuff loaded with sugar.

✨Green Tea - Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a powerful antioxidant found in Green tea. EGCG has been shown to enhance immune function.

✨Red bell peppers – Believe it or not, the BEST source of Vitamin C isn’t citrus but Red bell peppers. One Red bell pepper has twice the amount of Vitamin C as citrus. Not only will they boost your immune system, Red bell peppers will also help maintain healthy skin. BONUS.
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The beauty of the internet is the influx of information at the literal tips of your fingers, however some of that information isn’t always interpreted the correct way. This is why you should always consult with your dermatologist before you believe everything you read online. Here are few misconceptions about skincare that should know: ❌Layering several products with SPF ratings increases protection.
In other words, a foundation with an SPF of 10, moisturizer with an SPF of 15 and a sunscreen with an SPF of 20 does not result in an SPF rating of 45.
❌Natural and organic products are always better.
Many times, active ingredients have to be synthesized to be bioavailable and efficacious. Synthetic compounds can actually be identical to those found in nature and be more effective. If a product is natural or laboratory-processed shouldn’t be your deciding factor about whether a product is good or bad. Not all chemicals are bad, and not all natural or organic ingredients are good.
❌Using larger quantities of a product will yield better results.
Less is more. Normally, a pea-sized amount of facial product will do the trick. Excessive amounts can cause skin problems and waste money.
❌Indoor tanning is safe.
The argument that tanning beds and booths do not cause skin mutations that may cause cancerous lesions to develop is FALSE. UVA rays found in indoor tanning beds lead to deeper, more harmful skin damage. You do not have to have a sunburn to create damage to skin cells.
❌Strong scrubs, soaps and abrasives are good for your skin.
Be careful how you wash your face. Too much scrubbing or too many abrasive products can remove protective oils, create tiny micro tears and contribute to aging, and irritated skin. A gentle cleanser and light moisturizer work well for most people. Again, less is more.
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There aren’t enough words for us to thank all of the folks out there who are going above & beyond to keep us safe!
THANK YOU ALL !!!! 😍
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Teledermatology Appointments (TDA) are now available at UDA! Great news! TDAs are covered by both Medicare and private insurances. Perfect for those with skin conditions or concerns that require immediate attention, while minimizing outside exposure. TDAs can be completed via Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, over the phone, or text/email.

To schedule your teledermatology appointment call 817-539-0959
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#VISIA is a unique service provided with your consult at United Dermatology. After your #VISIA pictures📸, you’ll know how your skin compares to more than 1000 others who share your same age and ethnicity.👩🧑👨👦👱‍♀️👱‍♂️ #VISIA takes a look at your skin both surface level (wrinkles, pores, spots, texture) and superficially (UV spots, brown spots, red areas, porphyrins) allowing us to have a compressive understanding of your skin type and how to correct any issues.

Don’t forget about your skincare routine while indoors! This is the perfect time to pamper your skin at home, when this is all over, you’ll be ready for your VISIA pictures! Say 🧀😁
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