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A Basic Guide For Laser Treatments

What Is Laser?

About 30 years ago, laser revolutionized the field of dermatology with very high promises of science. These very high expectations have caused some disappointment. Doctors and scientists find a way to direct a beam of intense light to burn off the top skin surface. New layers of skin were thus able to replace the old with this laser. Whether you want to erase brown spots, fade your wrinkles and age lines, smooth skin, remove unwanted hair, rejuvenate your skin, there is only one solution – Laser Treatments.

How does it Work?

The laser is a single colored, centered light source opposite to white light from a typical light bulb which is a combination of all colors in the Spectrum. During a laser procedure, a laser’ intense rays target a brown spot or unwanted hair follicle. These intense rays solely destroy the dark spot or tissue without affecting the surrounding skin.

What issues can be treated with it?

The following problem can be solved with laser treatments:

  • Skin resurfacing
  • Dark spots
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Hair removal
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Tattoo removal

What Are The Different Types Of Laser?

There are mainly two types of Lasers such as; ablative lasers and non-ablative lasers.

  1. Ablative Lasers have the potential to:
  • Fade skin discoloration (dark spots and hyperpigmentation)
  • Make major reductions in the depth and appearance of wrinkles
  • Combat existing sun damage

Ablative lasers provide spectacular outcomes, but there are also some risks or side effects involved as mentioned below:

  • Swelling
  • Flaking
  • Redness
  • Irritation

On the other hand, there are no side effects and risks in Non-ablative laser treatments. But, the results are not as dramatic and extensive as in an ablative laser.  Non-ablative lasers provide subtle results that require multiple therapies to achieve the best result.

  1. Non-Ablative lasers have the potential to:
  • Stimulate the production of collagen
  • Eliminate some skin discoloration especially the external brown spots
  • Reduce the depth of slight wrinkles and fine lines

What you should expect from laser treatment?

The outcomes of laser therapy will differ according to the technology and treatment that are used on a patient. Different laser therapies are designed to address the problems of the patient and the results vary depending on the laser’s intensity and the severity of the skin problem.

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