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A Guide to Laser Treatments at Heartland Plastic Surgery

At Heartland Plastic Surgery, we specialize in a variety of cosmetic surgical procedures and non-surgical medspa treatments. We offer a variety of laser therapy treatments that can be customized to every patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. You can receive the following laser treatments at Heartland Plastic Surgery:


Since laser hair removal began, it has been widely used by many consumers seeking a safe and pain-free way to remove unwanted body hair. This laser treatment targets the hair follicles to slow down and ultimately stop the growth of hair in treatment sites such as the legs, arms, or back. Men and women who feel self-conscious about excessive body hair and want a permanent solution to get rid of the hair can benefit from this type of laser technology.


Procedures like laser tattoo removal can help you rid yourself of unwanted body artwork and make you feel more comfortable. Tattoos have become much more popular in recent years but many find themselves with a tattoo that they regret over time or a tattoo that doesn’t age well. Laser skin resurfacing is most effective on dark inks like black and red, but Dr. Deisher and our team will be happy to consult with you based on your individual needs as well as walk you through the healing process.


Aesthetic laser treatments can target a wide variety of skin concerns for non-surgical skin rejuvenation. With a laser, particular types of light can be used to treat various skin conditions like sun damage, hyperpigmentation, enlarged oil glands, liver spots, active acne rough skin texture, moderately deep lines, and deep wrinkles. We use the Pico Genesis® system because their medical lasers offer quick and effective treatments that are safe for all skin types.


Heartland Plastic Surgery is a highly qualified and experienced cosmetic surgery practice and medical spa in Cape Girardeau, MO. Staffed by a board-certified surgeon, a board-certified physician assistant, and expertly trained staff, we offer the most comprehensive list of surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to address wrinkles, scars, skin cancer, facial rejuvenation, hair removal, tattoo removal, and more.

Four Laser Treatments Available at Heartland Plastic

1. Laser hair removal
2. Laser tattoo removal
3. Facial laser treatments
4. Spider-vein-treatments


At Heartland Plastic Surgery, we rely on the top-of-the-line Xeo laser from Cutera to provide our patients with safe, permanent hair reduction by targeting the hair follicle at the root. This treatment is ideally suited for dark, coarse hair on untanned skin. Treatments are given at 6-week intervals and usually require 6-8 treatments. Laser hair removal is the perfect solution for patients who are seeking a long-term, effective alternative to shaving or waxing.


As tattoos have become a more mainstream practice, laser tattoo removal has also become more common. People choose to have their tattoos removed for many reasons, such as starting a career, changing their personal style, and even ending a relationship. Cutera’s Enlighten laser treatment provides expert results for our laser tattoo removal patients at Heartland Plastic. At your initial consultation, we evaluate your tattoo and give a customized quote along with an estimation of how many laser resurfacing sessions we believe it will take to remove your tattoo. This is based on several factors including the amount of ink used, the depth of the ink placed in the skin, the type of ink used, the location, the age of the tattoo, the skin type, and the colors used.


Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery Medical Spa is proud to offer advanced aesthetic laser treatments to give you a healthy, radiant complexion and correct flaws across the entire face. The full face treatment works by targeting damaged skin with a laser beam to give your complexion a refreshed appearance.

We use the Pico Genesis® system for our laser treatments because it is safe for all skin types including very dark skin and produces results in half the time compared to other cosmetic laser systems. You may be a good candidate if you have uneven skin color and tone, age spots, brown spots, a dull complexion, melasma, and certain signs of aging. If you have non-responsive skin, meaning skin that has not responded to other treatments, a laser treatment plan may be the solution.


Laser spider-vein treatment is a procedure that involves treating small blood vessels on the face or body with a laser light.

Laser vein treatment is performed by delivering a beam of short-pulsed light energy. The continuous light beams light from the laser heats the inside layer of the small vein and then zaps it. Finally, the heat causes the blood to clot within the vein and, over a four- to six-week period, to be reabsorbed by the body.

After laser vein treatment, the appearance of existing veins in the treated areas will be diminished or completely eliminated. However, the development of new veins cannot be prevented even on treated skin. If your body has an underlying vascular problem, you may be prescribed more than one treatment. Treatments are effective for most individuals, including those with darker or tanned skin.


At Heartland Plastic Surgery, we have a diverse team of aestheticians, nurses, and our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Humphrey. We’ll be here to help even after your skin heals with tips for protecting your new skin. Whether you are considering laser surgery or a laser peel treatment, schedule a consultation today and let our team help you develop an individualized treatment plan.

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