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Home » Services » Cosmetic & Medical Laser Center

Cosmetic & Medical Laser Center

Contact:
Karen Woods, Director
90 Swiftwater Road
Woodsville, NH 03785
603.747.9109
kwoods@cottagehospital.org


Hours of Service:


Laser Treatments available by appointment only. Service is available on the third Tuesday of each month.

Call Monday - Friday 730am - 400pm to schedule an appointment, ask questions, or to schedule a free consult 603-747-9213.

Services:
Cottage Hospital is pleased to feature Fraxel, Acleara and Candela brand lasers.

Now offering a variety of laser treaments including:

Fraxel Facial
Wart treatment
Toe Nail Fungus Treatment
Tattoo Reduction/Removal
Active Acne Treatment
Facial Spider Vein Treatment
Roscacea
Brown Spot Reduciton/Removal
Keratosis / Nevus Skin Treatment
Wrinkle Reduction / Skin Tightening
Scar Treatment
Leg Spider Vein Treatment
Birthmark Reduction/Removal
Hair Reduction/Removal
Venous Pool / Angioma Treatment
General Scar Treatment
Psoriasis

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How does laser treatment work?
Laser treatment utilizes wavelengths of light targeted towards a specific area. The mechanics of laser treatment vary by the type of treatment sought and kind of laser used. The amount of time each treatment takes is also dependant on these factors. Treatments can take as little as five minutes to as much as an hour. Most treatments require multiple treatments to achieve optimal results.

Laser hair reduciton/removal targets pigment granules in the hair to destroy the hair follicle while leaving the surrounding skin unchanged. Unwanted Hair is a common problem among both men and women. Prior to the application of lasers to remove hair, long term results often took a long time to achieve. With lasers, we are able to achieve results much faster and with less discomfort than was previously possible.

Laser wart removal and leg spider vein removal utilizes pulses of laser light to constrict the vessels responsible for leg veins and those that feed warts. This constricition causes the vein to degenerate.

Laser tattoo reduction/removal uses concentrated pulses of laser energy to break tattoo ink into tiny particles. The body's lymphatic system carries away the residual ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade or disappear completely.

Laser pigmentation and vascular lesion reduction/removal uses pulsed laser light to target and destroy pigmented lesions associated with reticular veins, rosacea, telangiectasias, hemangiomas, sun damage, age spots, dyschromia, melasma, poikiloderma, and angiomas. Laser clears vascular and pigmented lesions by targeting hemoglobin (for vascular lesions) and melanin (for pigmented lesions. Pigmented lesions undergo a mild desquamation after laser treatment and slough off within two or three days while the vascular lesions blanch and then resolve within 10 to 14 days.

Laser scar reduction/removal for acne and surgical scars utilizes laser light to trigger a wound-healing process that replaces the disorganized, compacted scar tissue with healthy new tissue. The result is a greatly diminished appearance of the scar tissue.

Laser active acne treatment is powered by an advanced vacuum and filtered broadband light technology. A vacuum cleans pores by extracting build up of sebaceous material. Treatment cleanses pores and allows for healing.

Laser toe nail fungus treatment utilizes a specific wavelength of laser light energy to target and heat the fungus so that it is destroyed, while leaving the skin and nail intact. In essence, the laser energy heats the fungus to the point that it is killed but does not burn the surrounding tissue.

Laser Fraxel facial treatment stimulates a natural healing process in the skin that works from the inside out, replacing damaged tissue with younger, smoother, healthier skin. Under the epidermis of the skin is a network of collagen and elastin which are proteins that keep your skin youthful and tight. As you age and get more sun exposure, these proteins simply break down faster than your body can rebuild them resulting in skin that may start to sag and show damage like wrinkles, lines or spots. This is where Fraxel laser treatment can help. Microscopic laser columns penetrate deep into the dermis to create tiny wounds, which triggers the body's natural response system to heal those wounds. This process expedites the body's remodeling of collagen and elastin, which results in tighter, fresher, more youthful-looking skin. This is how a Fraxel treatment creates new skin from the inside out.

Is laser treatment safe?
Yes. The energy that the laser utilizes is a wavelength of light. Simply put, the light that penetrates the skin with laser passes through your body and does not leave a residual making it safe.

What are the risks?
Laser treatment has proven to be a relatively safe procedure. Since laser pulses are a constant energy, there is little or no chance of scarring associated with this process. In certain instances temporary increased or decreased pigmentation will be noted within the treated areas, especially in more darkly pigmented patients. Patients will notice a degree of reddening and possible swelling immediately after treatment; however, this will usually resolve in a few hours. In certain cases there may be some degree of crusting during the postoperative period which can be treated by the use of bland emollients and, on occasion, topical antibiotic.

Do the laser treatments hurt?
The feel of the laser on the skin has been described in many different ways. Some say it feels like a pinch on the skin. Others say it feels like a rubber band snap on the skin. In some instances , a topical numbing cream can be applied to the skin 30-45 minutes prior to treatment to minimize discomfort during the laser session.


Sampling of Hair Removal Treatments available and pricing.
Prices stated are per treatment.
All hair removal treatments qualify for a package of:
Purchase three treatments up-front and receive fourth treatment free.
Hair removal requires an average of four treatments.
HAIR LINE....................$150.00
NAPE OF NECK.................$150.00
SIDE BURNS...................$150.00
GLABELLA (UNI-BROW)..........$150.00
EARS.........................$150.00
CHEEKS.......................$150.00
NOSE.........................$150.00
UPPER LIP....................$150.00
CHIN.........................$150.00
JAW LINE.....................$150.00
UPPER LIP & CHIN COMBO..................$250.00
CHIN & JAW LINE COMBO...................$250.00
CHIN, JAW-LINE & UPPER LIP COMBO........$300.00
NECK....................................$250.00
UNDERARMS...............................$150.00
SHOULDERS...............................$300.00
ABDOMEN / TORSO.........................$500.00
CHEST...................................$500.00
NIPPLES.................................$150.00
ENTIRE BACK.............................$500.00
PATCHES ON BACK........................$250.00
NAVEL SMALL AREA........................$150.00
NAVEL LARGE AREA........................$250.00
BIKINI..................................$250.00
BRAZILIAN...............................$300.00
HANDS...................................$200.00
FEET....................................$200.00
DIGITS..................................$150.00
UPPER ARMS..............................$250.00
LOWER ARMS..............................$250.00
ENTIRE ARM..............................$400.00
UPPER LEG...............................$250.00
LOWER LEG...............................$250.00
ENTIRE LEG.............................$500.00

Sampling of Other Treatments Available. Prices are per treatment. Some treatments may be elible for insurance coverage(*).
Recommended total treatments vary by type. Call for details.
LEG VEINS....................$250.00
FACE VEINS SMALL AREA........$125.00
FACE VEINS MEDIUM AREA.......$200.00
FACE VEINS LARGE AREA........$250.00
FRAXEL FACIAL................$1,000.00
*ROSACEA/BIRTHMARKS(DEPENDANT ON AREA TO BE TREATED)..$500-$1050.00
*TOE NAIL FUNGUS (ALL 10 NAILS WILL BE TREATED).......$300.00
*ACTIVE ACNE SMALL AREA FACE.........................$75.00
*ACTIVE ACNE LARGE AREA FACE.........................$125.00
*WART REMOVAL (UNDER14 LESIONS).......................$160.00
*WART REMOVAL (15 LESIONS OR OVER)...................$200.00
TATTOO (BUSINESS CARD SIZE) PKG available............$150.00
*PSORIASIS (DEPENDANT ON AREA TREATED)................$266-$480
Prices subject to change


Location:


Cottage Hospital is located in Woodsville, NH just off Interstate 91. We are conveniently located in the beautiful Upper Connecticut River Valley between Hanover, NH and St. Johnsbury, VT.

From INTERSTATE 91

Take Exit 17. Follow Route 302 South into Wells River. Bear right at stop sign on Route 302 and Route 5. Bear left at bridge, staying on Route 302. Cross Connecticut River Bridge into Woodsville, NH. Continue on Route 302. Watch for "H" signs. At the second traffic light, bear right onto Route 10. At next blinker, bear left onto Swiftwater Road. Park in front of hospital and enter through main entrance.

From INTERSTATE 93

Take Exit 26. Follow Route 25 Northwest. Go through West Rumney, Wentworth, Warren, Glencliff, East Haverhill, and Pike. At stop sign in Haverhill, bear right onto Route 10. Follow Route 10 through North Haverhill to the outskirts of Woodsville. Watch for "H" signs. At blinker bear right onto Swiftwater Road. Park in front of hospital and enter through main entrance.