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Laser and Light Treatments

Laser Therapy Treatments use focused energy to regenerate and repair damaged skin.

These skin treatments offer sources of high-intensity light that is accurately focused on small spots of concern in the skin with high energy. Lasers are effective treatments for success in wrinkles, scars, and skin blemishes, blood vessels and pigmentation concerns. Laser treatments vary greatly based on the type of laser used and we can adjust your treatment to meet your specific goals and your lifestyle. 

Your Greater Reno-Tahoe area Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute Provider will review your skin concerns and medical history to determine a treatment plan that is specific to your skin care goals and desired results. We offer the following laser treatments:


Introducing AviClear: the first FDA-cleared laser treatment for the treatment of mild, moderate, and severe acne. Safe for every skin type and can be used on all acne severities.

AviClear targets acne at the source. This revolutionary laser treatment uses a 1726nm wavelength to selectively target and down regulate the sebaceous glands. Overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands is one of the leading causes of acne.

Unlike traditional acne treatments, AviClear has no harmful side effects, chemicals or toxins. After treatment, mild symptoms such as redness, inflammation and flareups are normal but fade quickly.

AviClear is suitable for adolescents and adult patients of all skin types, suffering from mild, moderate, and severe acne. Three quick 30-minute treatment sessions over 3 months are typically needed. AviClear features AviCool™ sapphire skin cooling and sensory controls that maintain your skin’s temperature during treatment for a more comfortable experience.


Clear + Brilliant is a gentle treatment that uses fractional laser technology to address and prevent the early signs of aging skin. Improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces the appearance of pores, improves skin tone and texture and overall skin appearance.


Ellacor with Micro-Coring® Technology is the first and only device of its kind that removes skin on the microscale with 90% of patients showing an improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles. Lean more about ellacor®.


Fraxel laser treatment targets aging and sun damaged skin by creating microscopic laser columns which stimulates the body’s own healing process and replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. It can be used to treat sun-damaged skin, aging skin, wrinkles, actinic keratosis (AK), melasma, and scars. Because the laser only treats a fraction of tissue at a time, rapid healing occurs with the stimulation of new healthy cells from the inside out.


Fraxel restore delivers focused deep laser light to stimulate collagen and is a treatment of choice for fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. This laser treatment delivers results through a series of treatments with minimal downtime making it a good choice for busy, active patients.


Fraxel REPAIR delivers results for deep wrinkling, photoaging, and acne scars by using ablative fractional resurfacing and is a good option for patients who have the ability to have some down time but are seeking powerful results.


Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure used to smooth and tighten skin, slow the effects of aging, and address other skin texture concerns with little to no downtime.

The PiXel8-RF system facilitates non-surgical skin tightening using bi-polar RF energy and minimally invasive microneedles to drive heat deep within the patient’s skin layers. The heat stimulates and remodels collagen and prompts the elastin cells to regenerate. The treatment requires little to no downtime and results in a skin surface that is firmer, smoother, and more even. Unlike typical exfoliation treatments, RF microneedling penetrates past the stratum corneum and brings heat into the sub-dermis, stimulating and remodeling the collagen within.

An RF microneedling procedure can be used to improve the appearance of:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Facial acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin toneskin
  • Skin texture


The Quanta Evo Light 4V combines the functionality of multiple individual lasers including IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) into one. Its combined abilities allow the Quanta Evo Light 4V to treat a myriad of skin conditions, like eliminating blood vessels and sun spots, minimizing the appearance of scars and reducing unwanted hair. The Elluminate Treatment, is a painless four-layer facial rejuvenation laser procedure now offered with this device. This new state-of-the-art treatment not only eliminates blood vessels and sun spots but also stimulates new collagen to significantly soften fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture all in one highly effective maneuver.


BBL treatment will help restore your skin’s natural beauty, giving you younger, brighter-looking skin. BBL rejuvenates the skin through a phototherapy procedure, also known as Forever Young BBL™. This treatment treats brown and red pigmentation caused by sun damage and aging skin and is used most often  on the face, neck, chest, and hands but can be used on any body area.


BBL is also an FDA approved treatment that utilizes light filters to target p-acnes bacteria, oil production and the inflammation that causes acne. It usually requires a series of treatments for optimal results.


Renew and revitalize the skin while reducing signs of sun damage and aging with MLP. Treatment can be customized for light, moderate or deep resurfacing depending on your skin’s needs and your desired downtime.


Provides powerful results for deep wrinkling and deep scarring using ablative laser resurfacing


The state-of-the-art Spectrum offers a variety of cosmetic laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments. It can be used for enhanced skin rejuvenation, the elimination of vascular and pigmented irregularities, including sun damage, skin discoloration, the reduction of small facial blood vessels, the reduction and removal of leg veins, the removal of tattoos, and the removal and reduction of wrinkles. These laser/IPL treatments are safe, effective, and have minimal downtime.


This targeted FDA-cleared laser therapy improves skin appearance and texture. It treats a wide range of conditions including redness, acne, rosacea, venous lake, poikloderma, port wine stain and spider veins.


Vari-Lite is a quick, comfortable and effective treatment of vascular, benign pigmented and cutaneous lesions.


The NewSurge KTP is the next-generation laser solution for vascular and pigmented lesions. This laser specifically targets and reduces the appearance of facial veins, redness, sunspots, angiomas and more. The laser emits an intense beam of light to problem areas and has no effect on the surrounding skin.


This treatment removes unwanted hair by targeting the pigment in the hair follicle. All laser hair removal treatments require a series of treatments for permanent reduction of hair.  The Skin Institute at Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute offers several treatments for laser hair removal:

  • GentleLASE Laser Hair Removal
  • Lumenis Lightsheer® Laser Hair Removal


Most laser procedures require topical numbing prior to treatment. Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. The procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour or more, depending on the size of the treatment area and the laser used. 

The amount of discomfort varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of treatment. Very light treatments are often tolerated with no anesthetic at all. Deeper treatments may require topical and/or local anesthetic. Your physician or laser specialist will discuss options for managing any discomfort associated with the procedure.


Our Board-Certified Dermatologists and Laser Specialists are up to date on the latest in laser technology and ensure that your laser treatment is safe for your personal skin type. Your experienced team at the Skin Institute will provide more information on the risks associated with any type laser procedure. You will be provided with after-treatment care instructions and a recommended skin care regimen.

Make an appointment to discuss laser treatments or other skin care procedures with a Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute Provider today in the Greater Reno-Tahoe area.