Laser Treatments

Treatments for Redness, Brown Spots, Hair Removal, Scars, and Acne

Dr. Mann had special fellowship training and is an expert in laser surgery. Dr. Mann and UH Westlake Dermatology Center offers many lasers including the following:

  • For broken or enlarged blood vessels, rosacea, redness, scars, hemangiomas, port wine stains and other vascular lesions
  • Multiple treatments may be required for desired results
  • Temporary redness, swelling and bruising of the skin for 2-7 days
  • For unwanted body or facial hair
  • Unwanted hair is treated with lasers approximately every four to twelve weeks
  • Requires multiple treatments for desired results
  • An anesthetic cream may be applied one hour prior to treatment to reduce discomfort
  • For solar lentigines (sun spots) and other pigmented lesions
  • Laser selectively targets the pigmented lesion, leaving normal surrounding skin unharmed
  • Temporary redness, flaking, and bronzing of the skin can be seen
  • May require multiple treatments
PIGMENT RESTORATION (Excimer, sciton Profractional, Fraxel re:store)
  • For scars, stretch marks, vitiligo, areas of decreased pigmentation
  • A light or laser source is directed at the affected area, effectively increasing the pigment over time
  • Multiple treatments required
  • For fine lines, mild to moderate wrinkles, mild laxity, rejuvenation, sun damage, mottled pigmentation,
  • loss of pigmentation, scars, stretch marks, and enlarged pores
  • Minimal to no recovery time for most patients
  • Temporary redness, swelling and bronzing of the skin can be seen
  • Several treatments are required
  • Full benefits may not be seen for several months
RESURFACING LASERS (Sciton Erbium, Scition contour, Sciton profractional)
  • For severe sun damage, fine lines, mottled pigmentation, scarring and moderate to severe wrinkles
  • Lasers remove upper portions of skin layer by layer in a precisely controlled manner, effectively
  • rejuvenating and tightening skin
  • Recovery period can range from 3-7 days
  • Patients are red for a few weeks following treatment, but this can be covered effectively with makeup
SCAR TREATMENTS (Fraxel re:store, Sciton, V-Beam, Steroid injections)
  • For raised, depressed and discolored scars
  • Multiple treatments usually required
  • Combination therapy with more than one laser may be necessary


  • For pre-cancerous skin lesions (actinic keratosis), acne, skin rejuvenation and some skin cancers
  • Uses a topical solution or injection prior to laser or light treatment
  • Requires strict sun and bright light avoidance after the procedure

Dermatologic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology

615-266-3376(DERM) | Office in Hendersonville, TN

Dermatologic Surgeon Dr. Margaret Mann M.D., and Dermatologist Dr. Daniel Popkin, serving Hendersonville, Nashville, Rivergate, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, and the surrounding Sumner County, Tennessee area at Innova Dermatology