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Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All

Age comes with its own set of changes, including to your skin. Over time, you may have noticed that various blemishes have appeared on your skin, whether from sun damage, weight loss or gain, or minor injuries. These can manifest themselves as spots, scars, and stretch marks, which are usually harmless for your health but may have an effect on your self-esteem. 

Here at Rosso Dermatology and The Laser & Aesthetic Center in Odessa, Texas, we have the dermatological laser solutions to help you achieve the skin of your dreams. Dr. Robert Chappell Jr. and Dr. Ritchie Rosso Jr. are experts in utilizing specific lasers to address your skin care needs. 

Dermatological lasers are designed to specifically address your skin concerns in a relatively painless fashion, with little to no recovery time needed. In general, the laser treatments are short and should be painless. 

Dr. Chappell or Dr. Rosso will apply numbing cream to the treatment areas and also have cold air applied to the area to reduce any residual heat. Most patients compare it to a mild sunburn. 

Right after your appointment, you should see some improvement in terms of the smoothness and look of the skin. In the weeks following your appointment, you will see deeper changes that affect the tone and feel of your skin.


The Fraxel® laser treatment is most often used to address blemishes like wrinkles, scars, sun spots, and age spots. Fraxel works by delivering high-intensity laser beams deep underneath the skin’s surface, turning over old skin cells to allow for new skin cells to take their place. 


The FotoFacial® laser treatment is most commonly used for patients who are experiencing rosacea, or reddening of the skin. It can also address skin that has marks from sun damage or aging. FotoFacial has less downtime, and patients can expect to return to their normal activities (as long as you use sunscreen) soon after treatment.

CO2 DOT Therapy

CO2 DOT therapy is an innovative laser skin care treatment that delivers micro-ablative skin rejuvenation. It is designed to treat skin issues such as acne scars, deep lines, and wrinkles. 

This treatment works by pulsing energy in a dot formation around the treatment area, creating tiny perforations in the skin. The skin then heals in response to the laser, creating smoother and tighter skin. DOT therapy has a great effect on aging skin, in particular.

Life is full of adventures, and time outdoors and under the sun are almost a given. Lasers can minimize the look of spots, scars, and even stretch marks, allowing you to enjoy life while knowing you can easily restore and rejuvenate your skin. 

If you’re interested in laser treatments for your skin blemishes or for preventive treatment, call us or schedule an appointment online with us today.

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