Services Cosmetic Procedures

We offer the latest in facial rejuvenation and general cosmetic enhancements.  Ask about the BLU-U® light  for the treatment of acne.

Please contact us if you would like more information on any cosmetic procedures.


BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator in combination with a Levulan Kerastick is indicated for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratoses of the face or scalp. The BLU-U is also specifically indicated to treat moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris. AKs – often called “sun spots”- are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light (UV) such as sunlight. They occur most often on the face, scalp, ears, neck, hands and arms and can range in color from skin toned to reddish brown. They can be as small as a pinhead or larger than a quarter.


BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator is a non-drug therapy for moderate acne. It is a unique blue light that kills the P.acnes bacteria in your skin. BLU-U light treatments are gentle and typically well tolerated by patients. The BLU-U light alone is FDA cleared for the treatment of moderate inflammatory acne. This is a gentle treatment with little discomfort and minimal adverse reactions. If you are uncomfortable taking antibiotics or perhaps unhappy with your current oral or topical antibiotic results, ask one of our physicians if the BLU-U is right for you.

Candela VBeam PDL Treatment

Improve the appearance of your skin with Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment for many visible flaws, including redness of the face and neck, rosacea, sun/age spots, broken blood vessels, spider veins on legs and some freckles. You want to look and feel your best, and you want the confidence of knowing that you are getting the highest quality care and treatment. Our Pulsed Dye Laser delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin-pigmented areas in the dermis. Patients of this treatment will notice beneficial and long-lasting results. This treatment is safe, comfortable, and most importantly, effective.

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a new procedure designed to improve the appearance of aging skin. It reduces lines, broken blood vessels, flushing, and brown pigmentation seen as a result of sun damage. It is also very effective at eliminating flushing of rosacea, as well as reducing freckling on arms and legs. PDT involves incubating the skin with a light sensitizing chemical and then treating the area with the intense pulsed light. Please contact us for a consultation.

Laser Vein Therapy

Spider veins and other small veins on the face can be treated with laser therapy. The heat from the laser damages the vein and it eventually disappears. Multiple treatments may be required.


Laser skin procedure that can resurface damaged skin and uncover youthful skin.  Improve texture, reduce wrinkles and the appearance of acne and surgical scars. Treatment for face, neck, chest, arms, legs and back.    May require 3-5 treatments.


IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation

IPL [Intense Pulsed Light] helps restore your skin’s youthful look through photorejuvenation. Facial skin imperfections, photoaging, birthmarks, unwanted hair, unsightly small veins, and other blemishes can be effectively treated with this non-invasive procedure.

The process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and produces few side effects. The gentle, non-ablative treatments use broad spectrum light to treat the face, chest, neck and hands – virtually anywhere that age or sun damage shows.  Packages  available.


Microdermabrasion utilizes a diamond tip to resurface, lift off dead skin cells, oil and impurities and significantly improve skin’s appearance without pain and little irritation. This treatment minimizes wrinkles, scars, sun damage and active acne. Treatment usually requires no down time. Packages available.    Alternate treatments with a Perfect 10 peel for excellent results.

Perfect 10 Peel

Integrated with All-trans-Retinol complex, proprietary acid blend and antioxidants specially developed to promote healthy skin.  Improve the appearance of dull skin tone and texture.  Reveal a radiant complexion with just one treatment.  3 strengths available for all skin types.

Laser Hair Removal LightSheer Diode

Remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort, and more reliably than many other methods. The LightSheer Diode Laser eliminates or significantly impedes hair regrowth while keeping the skin cool and protected. Great for men and women; most body areas can be treated.   May require 5-7 treatments depending on the coarseness of your hair.


Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Because dermaplaning is a quick procedure with few to no adverse effects, it has quickly gained popularity among cosmetic medical providers across the country. Using a scalpel, the provider delicately abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. Removing epidermal skin also allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. This is a safe option for pregnant and nursing mothers who cannot risk a chemical peel. Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and can also help minimize seborrheic keratoses (brown age spots). Your skin will look and feel refreshed and will positively glow!


Unwanted blood vessels on the legs can be injected with sclerosing solution that renders the vessel barely noticeable or invisible. This popular procedure may require multiple treatments.

Charlottesville Dermatology complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.