Are you seeking an effective way to treat pigmentation changes or age spots? Looking for a non-surgical way to eliminate facial wrinkles and creases? Or want to get rid of unwanted hair? Laser skin care treatment is probably the solution to your problems. Lasers are more effective than ever – for nearly every dermatological condition, ranging from static and dynamic wrinkles to loss of skin tone to pigmentation changes.
We all wish to look young forever, with a smooth, glowing skin free of wrinkles, blemishes or any other aging signs. But aging is a natural process that affects every nook and cranny of a person’s body, and skin gets the very first signs of aging. While aging is an inevitable process, there are ways to defy some of its visible signs and look young and robust even in your 50s. If you are also interested in defying the aging process or combating some obvious signs of aging, laser skin care treatments may be an option for you.
Laser skin treatments are gaining worldwide recognition in aesthetic medicine due to their quick, effective and precise results. Laser treatment aims a pulsating beam of light at the affected area of the skin in a bid to repair any damage caused to the skin by aging, sun exposure or any other environmental factor. Some most commonly treated dermatological conditions include wrinkles on face and around the neck, acne and surgical scars, discolorations, age spots (freckles and blemishes) and vascular conditions.
How does a laser skin treatment work?
Laser treatments use a pulsating beam of light to remove the damaged top most layer of the skin, called epidermis, in a very precise manner, targeting one layer at a time. Besides removing the damaged skin, it also heats up the underlying skin layer, called dermis, to stimulate production of collagen fibers. As the wound heals, a smoother and firmer skin, free of wrinkles and blemishes, replaces it.
Ablative and non-ablative lasers:
There are two types of lasers used for treating skin conditions, called ablative and non-ablative lasers. The former works by burning the epidermis down to the next level, dermis. During the healing process, not only the skin is regenerated but collagen production is also stimulated. The new layer of skin is stronger, smoother and more youthful.
Non-ablative lasers, on the other hand, focus on correcting the skin conditions underneath the epidermis. Laser beam of a specific wavelength is used to target the damaged spots underneath the skin, without harming the surface. As the wound heals, younger looking and clearer skin develops in the treated area.
Facial flaws that can be treated with laser skin treatment:
Laser skin resurfacing is widely used by the dermatologists all over the world to treat several facial flaws, especially in delicate areas, with the highest level of precision. Some of the most commonly treated skin conditions include:
- Fine lines or wrinkles that gradually appear on your face over time
- Fine lines around the eyes and mouth
- Scars from acne, surgery, injury or a medical condition like chickenpox
- Non-responsive skin after a surgical facelift
- Aged or sun-damaged skin
- Age spots, especially freckles and blemishes
- Improve your complexion or even out your skin tone
- Birthmarks such as linear epidermal nevi
- Enlarged oil glands on the nose
- Blood vessels visible on the surface of skin, such as spider veins and Varicose veins