Laser Services
We provide laser and light-based therapies for a variety of infantile, pediatric, and adult conditions. Dr. Craig Burkhart received training in laser techniques for the treatment of vascular lesions and birthmarks during his pediatric dermatology fellowship at Northwestern University. Although he focuses on infantile and pediatric skin conditions, he also performs laser procedures for specific adult skin conditions. Also performing laser procedures for specific adult skin conditions is Dr. Christopher Sayed and Dr. Edith Bowers.

During your consultation, strategies will be reviewed to treat your condition and discuss likely outcomes. Often, multimodal therapy (medical, laser, and surgical) provides improved results and a multidisciplinary team utilizing UNC physicians specializing in each area can be assembled to treat your or your child’s condition. Many conditions, especially malformations in children, require medical use of lasers and are not considered cosmetic by insurers – our financial counselor will help you to determine your insurance coverage for each condition and procedure. For each condition, a variety of lasers is utilized and is able to individualize your treatment.

In addition to lasers, our department offers other ultraviolet-based phototherapies commonly used to treat psoriasis, certain forms of skin lymphomas and eczemas.

Diseases treated with lasers:

  • Acne
  • Acne Scarring
  • Actinic Chelitis
  • Angiofibromas
  • Benign Growths
  • Café-au-Lait Macule
  • Capillary Malformation (Port-Wine Stain)
  • Cherry Angiomas
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hidradenitis Supurativa
  • Hypertrichosis and Hirsuitism (Unwanted Hair)
  • Keloids
  • Leg Veins (Telangiectasias and Venulectasias)
  • Lentigos
  • Lymphatic Malformation
  • Non-Excisional Evaluation of Nevi
  • Photoaging and Wrinkles
  • Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (Shaving Bumps)
  • Pyogenic Granulomas
  • Rosacea and Broken Blood Vessels
  • Spider Telangiectasias
  • Surgical, Traumatic, and Burn Scars
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Venous Malformation
  • Verrucae (Warts)

Diseases treated with Narrow Band UV-B Light and Photodynamic Therapies:

  • Actinic Keratoses
  • Psoriasis
  • Vitiligo

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