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Peter A. Vitulli, JR., D.O. F.A.O.C.D, F.A.A.D. | Board Certified Dermatologist | MOHS Microscopically Controlled Surgery for Skin Cancer | Medical, Surgical, Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology
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Lasers


LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. This simply means an intense beam of light of a specific wavelength.

Lasers have been used to treat skin conditions for decades. But modern advancements have made laser technology a vital part of dermatology, plastic surgery, and cosmetic procedures.

Lasers produce light within an optical chamber that contains a conductive medium. Dermatologists use several types of lasers to treat a wide variety of skin conditions. Basically, they are:
  • Gas lasers (a gas such as argon, krypton, or carbon dioxide is the medium).
  • Liquid lasers (these use a dye medium).
  • Solid lasers (like ruby, alexandrite, or garnet).
Dr. Vitulli and the staff at A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery are trained and experienced in using each type for the patient’s particular need. Laser treatment is ideal to alleviate both cosmetic and health concerns such as:
  • Vascular and pigmented lesions
  • Benign vascular birthmarks (port wine stains)
  • Scars, including those from trauma and acne
  • Wrinkles
  • Spider veins
  • Warts
  • Age spots
  • Hair removal
Laser procedures are conducted in our office. Discomfort and need for anesthetic depends on the type of treatment and laser used. But be assured that the comfort and safety of our patients is paramount.

Our lasers use short pulses of light which greatly reduces the chance of heat-related scarring. And because infrared laser light is absorbed by water between skin cells, only targeted cells are destroyed without damage to surrounding tissues. But there are other possible side effects. You may experience temporary pain, redness, bruising, or blistering. Infection and pigment changes following treatment are also possible. We’ll discuss your particular risks prior to your procedure.

We know laser dermatology, from cosmetic skin resurfacing and rejuvenation techniques to destruction of dangerous cancers. A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery – it’s even in our name!

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"DR. VITULLI TAKES THE TIME TO LISTEN TO A PATIENT'S SYMPTOMS Dr. Vitulli helped me with a skin problem that I had suffered from for over 25 years. While other doctors had been unable, or unwilling, to diagnose my problem, Dr. Vitulli spent the time to listen to my symptoms and carefully consider a possible cause that could be treated. By the third visit he had narrowed the possibilities to the point that a treatment could be administered. And it worked. I am very grateful for his understanding and patience. He was not afraid to think about my problem to arrive at a potential diagnosis. That is the kind of doctor I want in my corner when I have a problem that doesn’t seem to have an immediate solution. "
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