Acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots, age spots, and some of the other issues are not resolved with daily skincare regimen. A specialized treatment offered by a dermatologist can address such kinds of problems. Over the years, advanced technologies have to lead to many improved treatments.
Have you ever considered laser treatment before? It may sound daunting at first, but you can achieve healthy and beautiful skin with laser technology without any side effects. Lately, laser treatments have gained the praise they deserved.
How Does Laser Skin Treatment Work?
The concept behind this advanced technology is a process of selective photothermolysis which refers to the laser’s ability to regulate light frequency to produce heat while destroying the tissue selectively.
The wavelength of light is chosen according to the color shade of the target.
The Laser skin resurfacing technology involves the concept of focusing light beams on the outermost layers of the skin. It is a super precise method of finely removing the damaged skin while preserving and stimulating the generation of healthy skin layers lying underneath. It leads to the revitalization of collagen, resulting in a firmer, smoother, and more youthful appearance.
Laser technology can be applied to any skin condition as a myriad of laser types are now available now. Your dermatologist would be able to help you determine the most suitable to your skin type, targeted areas, and your desired aesthetic goals. The laser procedure you chose will decide the effectiveness of the treatment and the downtime length. Longer the downtime, more amazing are the results and higher the risks.
Some of the benefits of laser skin technology enlisted from a dermatological point of view, making it a great option for you if you want to add some new life to your skin.
Caters to Many Cosmetic Concerns
Laser technology is quite versatile having different types of lasers such as Erbium YAG, CO2, and pulsed dry lasers. Ablative lasers remove the outer layer of the skin and heat the skin beneath stimulating the generation of new fibers. While non-ablative it leaves the outer skin layer untouched and words deeper within the skin. The laser works at one wavelength at a time which refers to light of one color. Different lasers are used by the dermatologists addressing specific issues.
Laser treatment can work for the following:
- Acne/acne scars
- Excess hair growth
- Sagging skin
- Pigmented lesion
- Vascular lesions
- Age spots
- Precancerous lesions Vascular lesions
- Droopy eyelid skin and dark circles
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Skin tightening
YAG lasers and CO2 are used for tattoo removal. The targeted laser breaks the pigmented particle submerged within the skin. Such particles are removed by natural processes in the body.
Selectively Targets Specific Skin Structure
The desired result can be achieved depending upon the light it produces. They target the brown pigment referred to as melasma to clear dark spots and smoothen your complexion. Some lasers are effective for red skin tones and help in the treatment of broken capillaries, acne scars, and rosacea. Some lasers target hair follicles and help in the removal of excessive growth. Lasers directly address skin texture resulting in even tone smoother skin.
Minimized Healing Time
Most of the laser treatments have minimal downtime. You can resume your daily activities immediately after the session. You can literally receive the treatment during lunch breaks. However, for some kind of laser treatment, you may experience minor redness and swelling for a few hours or days. The laser procedure involves minimal aftercare treatment. Your skin dermatologist may recommend you to avoid direct sun exposure or apply high SPF sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. Moreover, moisturizers, antioxidants, serums, UV-protective, and Vitamin-mineral infused creams may also be suggested.
Lower Cost of Treatment
With improved laser technologies the treatment is now made available at a very reasonable cost. However, the price of laser skin treatment varies according to the type of procedure, sessions, required, target area, and overall condition. One treatment generally costs as small as a few hundred dollars. The cost is very less as compared to other traditional cosmetic procedures which may involve thousands of dollars per treatment or even more accompanied with longer recovery time and discomfort.
Long-Lasting Permanent Results
This is probably the biggest benefit of laser skin treatment. Your results from laser therapy are not all temporary. The resurfacing procedure shows impressive results will not fade away overnight and are long-lasting, unlike other skincare solutions. You have new skin cells but the scars, blemishes of your old skin will not reappear. It doesn’t mean that your skin will not age. Although your skin will age, it won’t revert back to what it looked like once.
Laser treatments do not require general anesthesia, incisions, and bandages, unlike other surgical skin procedures. Considering that, laser treatments possess fewer potential complications and risk as compared to other surgical procedures. However, laser skin resurfacing results in minor side effects that dissipate within a few days of the procedure. Laser treatments cause very little or no pain. They have built-in cooling mechanisms that protect the skin and tissue beneath keeping you comfortable during the session.
Time, environment factors, and sun exposure take a toll on your skin. Advancements in skin care procedures have given a variety of options to choose from and improve your skin. Laser skin rejuvenation is a relatively simple procedure that takes minimal downtime and gives excellent results. Laser technology is a premium skincare solution for you to get rid of your skin concerns such as blemishes, scars, wrinkles, excessive hair, and many others while looking more youthful and rejuvenated.
If you are experiencing any of the above skin conditions, let us help you explore your options. Schedule an appointment for a visit at our Lansing or Mount Pleasant dermatology office, whichever is convenient for you.