In the recent years, laser treatments have become one of the most effective and valued skin treatments. Its versatility and fast results make it a popular tool for dermatologists. With the help of this amazing technology, you can treat various skin imperfections such as dark spots, unwanted tattoos, and wrinkles as well as it can make your skin look younger and healthier. In the following part, we will discuss all the important factors about laser treatment.
How does a laser work? The laser is a focused beam of light that has just one color. The laser can treat any something specific in the skin such as pigment or tissue when it directs its light into this area.
The cells near the targeted area are stimulated to repair the damaged area by enhancing collagen and new cells production which lead to better-looking skin.
The uses of laser for solving skin problems:
Lines and Wrinkles: Dermatologists reach for traditional lasers such as the CO2 or the Erbium to treat the most stubborn wrinkles. These lasers heat the water under the skin to the point where the surface skin is vaporized stimulating the production of new collagen. It costs high price regarding the downtime and serious wound care. That is why laser surgeons recommend fractional ablative lasers or nonablative lasers for treating lines and wrinkles. These lasers can lead the skin’s surface to be a bit red but not row. You can get the same results of traditional treatment with several sessions that take about one month.
Tattoos: The PicoSure laser is designed to emit bursts of light which target green and blue ink. According to Paul Friedman, who is a dermatologist with practices in Huston and New York City, this laser is a major advance in tattoo removal. The bursts emitted from the device can quickly erase tattoos from any part of your body. The process of removing a 3-inch tattoo takes 15 minutes.
Birthmarks or Brown Spots: Nonablative fractional lasers like the Fraxel Restore Dual and the Clear + Brilliant and the fractional or traditional Q-switched Ruby target extra melanin which causes spots. “A single treatment can make a dramatic difference on the face,” says Karyn Grossman, a dermatologist based in Santa Monica, California. The rest of the body may need a second or third treatment because these areas can scar easily and can’t be treated in an aggressive way. Although these treatments can have permanent results, touch-ups are often needed as these areas can darken if exposed to the sun.