Clinical Dermatology

Laser Program

The University of Massachusetts Dermatology laser program is directed by Mark J. Scharf, M.D. The program utilizes many types of lasers including the following:

· Carbon Dioxide laser
· Pulsed Dye laser (V Beam)
· Q switched Ruby laser
· Q switched Nd:Yag laser
· Long pulsed Nd:Yag laser
· Long pulsed Alexandrite

Lasers are used to treat a variety of skin conditions including the following:

· Port Wine Stains - in both adults and children
· Blood Vessel growths such as telangectasias, hemangiomas, rosacea and spider veins
· Warts
· Tattoos: amateur, professional and traumatic
· Birthmarks
· Hair reduction