If you are looking to rejuvenate your skin or eliminate unwanted lines or lesions, laser treatment may be a great option for you. Lasers are no longer a futuristic, sci-fi technology. After years of advancements, they are now utilized by plastic surgeons and laser technicians to treat everything from acne scarring to hair removal. Laser treatment is a safe, precise and effective non-surgical option to keep your skin looking young and refreshed.
What is a laser?
The word “laser” is actually an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Simply put, lasers are single-wavelength sources of high-energy light. During treatment, plastic surgeons will direct a single beam of concentrated light to the area of the skin that you want to be treated. This beam of light is the laser. Laser technicians focus this light precisely on a very small area of skin.
How does laser treatment work?
Laser treatment harnesses the power of light and heat to make your skin look beautiful. When the laser hits the target area of your skin, energy is released in the form of heat. This heat is used to eliminate the specific intended target of the area. These intended targets could include acne scars, spider veins, tattoos or wrinkles.
Different lasers work best on different skin tissues, so there are a variety of lasers available for different cosmetic treatments. Each works on a target sort of like the way the sun’s heat works on clothing. If you are wearing a black shirt on a hot day, your shirt will attract the sunlight and absorb heat. With laser treatment, if your intended target is a tiny red spider vein, the laser you choose will be attracted to that target. But if you accidentally direct the laser to an unintended area of your skin, it will reflect the laser, just like how a white shirt will reflect the sun.
This makes lasers great for treating skin because if a laser somehow misses the intended target area on your skin, it will not release energy and your skin will be unaffected. Only your intended target will be altered by the laser. Lasers treat a variety of cosmetic issues, and different lasers are best suited for different issues. Many times, a combination of lasers must be used to obtain the best results. Let’s take a detailed look at how laser therapy can transform your skin.
Eliminate Wrinkles and Tighten Your Skin
You can reverse the effects of aging with laser treatments. There are a number of lasers that can be utilized to eliminate deep lines and wrinkles and tighten your skin, including Active FX and Pixel Laser. Skin tightening technology, like Thermage for example, uses radio frequency energy to promote collagen growth and proteins in the skin. This smoothes out the skin’s appearance and reduces wrinkles, making your face look completely rejuvenated.
Correct Acne Scars, Spots and other Scars
Scars do not have to stay with you forever. Lasers can be used to correct severe acne scars, spots and other scars. Laser treatments for these lesions are the same as that of wrinkles. They include Active FX, Deep FX, Pixel Laser and Erbium Laser Resurfacing. For deeper scars, CO2 lasers are recommended.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is the best option available for permanent hair reduction. Plastic surgeons use lasers to reach deep into the hair follicle to target the melanin pigment. This treatment is non-invasive and a cooling mechanism allows for minimal patient discomfort. Even better, the tissues around the hair follicle remain unharmed as a result of the precise accuracy of lasers. There is virtually no downtime, so after your laser hair removal treatment, you can go straight back into your normal routine, excluding the shaving part.
Erases Vascular Pigmented Lesions
Unfortunately, as we age, our skin develops unpleasant lesions. Luckily, lasers can easily eliminate these skin irregularities. During laser treatment, laser energy enters the bloodstream and causes unwanted veins to give way, greatly reducing their appearance on the skin’s surface. Lasers can remove brown spots, rosacea, vascular lesions, leg veins and spider veins, giving you back your youthful appearance.
You shouldn’t have to live with a mistake forever. With laser technology, you can reduce the appearance of embarrassing tattoos. Using Nd:YAG technology, pulses of highly concentrated light target the ink and break it into tiny fragments, which the body then digests. Multiple treatments should significantly reduce the appearance of the tattoo, depending on the color of dye used and the placement of the tattoo.
Laser treatments can help to transform your skin, making it look smooth and youthful. If you’re interested in laser therapy, feel free to contact us today. Dr. Dayan’s office is one of the foremost leading experts on laser technology.
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