All you need to know about skin laser treatment

When there is a thought of having skin laser treatment then people tend to misguide you by lacking a proper knowledge about it. They may guide you by the myths they have and guide you based on what they heard of. So, we are here to let you know the details about laser treatment.

Today there is a laser, light device, ultrasound therapy and infrared therapy that can treat almost anybody. It’s important to know that not all lasers are created equal and not all laser and light devices address all skin concerns.

  • What problems can laser treatments correct?

Laser treatments address just about every complexion and aging concerns of the skin. Laser treatments can address a variety of skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, acne scars, acne rosacea, broken capillaries, collagen production, stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, cellulite, tattoo removal and excess fat.

  • What types of lasers are out there and which ones do what?

Our body has the amazing ability to utilize different wavelength or colors of light to heal various skin conditions. There are several types of lasers used in skin laser therapy. The wavelength, pulse duration and how the target skin tissue absorbs this, determine the clinical applications of the laser types. Lasers can be divided into ablative versus non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers remove the outer layers and tissue and superficially wound the skin whereas non-ablative lasers or “non-wounding” lasers treat the tissue beneath the skin without removal of epidermal tissue.

  • How do you know what laser is right for you?

It can be overwhelming and confusing to know what laser is right for you. Don’t get caught up on brand names, rather focus on your skin goals. In order for laser and light therapy to be beneficial, you must be the right candidate for that specific device. The laser must be strong enough to penetrate the skin, then it must be absorbed by the cells in the body.  Consult your board certified skin practitioner or dermatologist based on their experience, training, and qualification to help guide you through your laser journey.

  • How often are the treatments recommended?

Depending on what skin condition we are treating there are different recommendations on how often to get treated. Every laser and light device requires a different amount of sessions. Ablative/aggressive lasers may require one treatment whereas less aggressive lasers may require multiple treatments.

  • Do different lasers have different recovery times?

Yes. Recovery varies, depending on the type of procedure employed. Ablative lasers tend to have more downtime than non-ablative lasers. There are some non-ablative lasers that have zero recovery time whereas ablative lasers require a minimum of 5-7 days of downtime.

  • What do you think is the future of lasers?

We are aiming to create the next generation of lasers that can revolutionize facial rejuvenation, giving an alternative to facelifts as well as upper and lower eyelid surgery.

So, get detailed knowledge about laser treatment and clear all the doubts and don’t be misguided by other people’s opinions. Also please let us know if you have any query regarding skin laser treatment. You can also visit our clinic and consult our well experienced doctors.