Skin Lasers

Skin Laser

Skin is the largest and the most visible part of our body. Performing many functions, starting from sense to protection, it suffers all the environmental chaos, the use of harsh products and many other external and internal torments. Any problem, in whichever part of the body, will affect the skin for sure. Age is another factor that affects the skin.

Whatever may be the reason or the problem, skin shows it all, especially on the face. Skin conditions include blemishes, acne, wrinkles etc. The list is never ending. Ageing brings dark circles, sagging skin, wrinkles etc. Anti- aging products, medications, etc. all promise to redress these skin problems. But most of these promises remain unfulfilled! That is when people turn to laser treatments!

What Is Laser Treatment For Skin?

Lasers are sources of high intensity light. It accurately focuses on small spots with high energy. The laser beam can gently vaporize and/or ablate the skin tissues to treat wrinkles, scars and blemishes, seal blood vessels or cut skin tissue. Broad spectrum of the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) has the ability to specifically treat blood vessels and pigmentation. The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing the skin layer by layer.

Skin Conditions That Laser Can Treat

Laser therapy is used to treat varied skin conditions and ailments, including:

  • Unwanted hair
  • Unwanted tattoos
  • Acne scars
  • Aging skin problems, such as age spots, fine lines and wrinkles on the face
  • Birthmarks
  • Spider veins
  • Droopy, dry, sagging eyelid skin and dark circles
  • Improve crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Pucker marks and frown lines
  • Brown spots and uneven skin color
  • Scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Smokers’ line
  • Vascular lesions
  • Skin tightening

With the new improved and advancing technologies, many other skin problems and diseases too can be treated using Laser therapy.

Types Of Skin Lasers

There are several types of lasers used in skin laser therapy. The wavelength peaks of the laser light, pulse durations and how the target skin tissue absorbs this, determine the clinical applications of the laser types. The broad two categories are:

  • Ablative Lasers:

In this procedure, an intense wavelength of light is ejected into the skin, which removes the outer layers of aged or sun damaged skin. Laser stimulates the underlying skin, resulting in collagen formation and an improvement in wrinkles. After laser resurfacing, an ointment and dressing is applied to the skin. Once the skin heals after the treatment, new skin forms that is smoother and tighter.

  • Non-Ablative Laser:

Unlike ablative technologies that heat and remove the top skin tissue, non-ablative (or non-wounding) laser work beneath the surface skin layer. It stimulates collagen growth and tightens the underlying skin to improve the skin tone. It also removes fine lines and mild to moderate skin damage.

Light-Based Treatments

The light-based treatments are also used to cure skin problems. Though they are not exactly laser treatments, but are similar to it in terms of purpose, procedures and results.

Some of the Light based treatments are:

  • Intensed Pulsed Light
  • Pearl by Cutera
  • Photo Facial
  • Portrait
  • Pulsed Dye Lasers
  • Radiofrequency
  • Ultrasound Imaging

Results And Recovery

The results of laser and light-based treatments vary, depending on the technology and treatment. When properly performed, laser and light-based treatments can visibly improve the skin conditions and problems. And they also rejuvenate the skin.

Recovery too, varies, depending on the type of procedure employed. Mild treatments, such as those with low-powered lasers typically have very fast recovery times, generally a few days to one week. This type of treatment does not result in heavy peeling, oozing or crusting of the skin. Aggressive laser treatments require a longer recovery period. Typically, the skin will go through various stages of redness, oozing, crusting and peeling for one week. After that, the skin may remain pink for up to another two weeks.

Is It Safe?

Laser is a surgical procedure and all surgical procedures carry some risk. Ablative laser and light-based treatments can result in infections, cold sores, milia (small white elevated cysts of superficial skin), darkening of the skin (particularly if exposed to the sun after surgery) or cysts.

Non-ablative techniques can cause temporary hyper pigmentation (skin darkening), blisters, and damage to the eyes from laser exposure.

With advancing technology, there are new types of lasers being introduced for various skin problems and skin types. And with so many different types of laser skin treatments available, it is difficult to zero in on the one that will work for you. So it is very important to consult an experienced dermatologist to finalize the treatment plan, tailor-made for you.

Skin Rejuvenation Laser at IntelliHealth+

RF SKIN LASER

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PDT SKIN REJUVENATION

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IPL SKIN LASER

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