A laser produces a highly concentrated beam of light able to penetrate skin.

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The energy is absorbed in one specific type of tissue, and the firing is so fast that the the surrounding tissue does not have time to heat up. Thus, the target is vaporized and the surrounding skin is left untouched. Bright red, branching blood vessels are common on the face, and can be a source of embarrassment for many people. Cherry hemangiomas (red moles) may appear in great numbers on the skin, making a person self-conscious. Laser removal of these vascular lesions is surprisingly easy and affordable. And the first word most patients say when they look at themselves in a mirror after the treatment is “WOW!”

Ultraviolet light is the tanning (and burning) energy from the sun. Certain skin conditions respond very well to this form of light therapy. At Dermatology Clinic of Spokane, we have experienced phototherapy technicians to treat both widespread rashes and involvement of the hands or feet. Since this type of treatment can require several visits a week for a month or longer, it is not convenient for everyone; but our friendly and knowledgable staff will work with you to accomodate your schedule. Phototherapy can be especially helpful during the long Spokane winters, when getting natural sunlight on your skin is not an option. Some health insurance plans will cover the purchase of home UV treatment units. If you live outside the Spokane area, our providers will work with your insurance company to help you purchase a unit for home treatments.