Types of Laser: There are two type of lasers used for cosmetic treatment.
Ablative Lasers: Under this type, laser treats the skin effectively by vaporizing the upper layer of the injured surface.
Non-Ablative Lasers: In non-ablative lasers, the radiation penetrates the skin deeply without damaging or eradicating the upper layers.
How laser targets the localized area?
Broadly, laser treatment for skin can be divided into two types, although the various sub-categories depend on varying wavelengths. The cosmetic application is based on different layers of skin tissues. It needs a deep study with much technicalities and lot of experience to treat the disorder.
Cosmetic application of Lasers: It is used for a variety of reasons. The most common ones are.
Fine Lines and wrinkles: Skin tightening and skin resurfacing procedures are implemented with an aggressive ablative laser (Carbon-dioxide and Erbium YAG). It assists in removing warts and skin tags.
Skin Tightening: The increased collagen growth helps in skin tightening by means of cosmetic laser.CO2, titan infrared devices, and thermo radio frequency support systems are used for superficial skin tightening.
Pigmentation Lesions: Sun spots, age spots, and hyper pigmentation are some of the lesions which are treated by Fraxel, YAG, and IPL laser techniques.
Precancerous Lesions: This is a preventive measure to treat Actinic Keratosis. This malignant growth of the cancerous cells needs to be removed, thus ensuring clean borders. CO2 and Erbium: YAG are used routinely to treat this lesion.
Vascular Lesions: Broken blood vessels on face, ugly veins on legs, spider nevi, haemangioma, birth marks, port wine stains, and other skin irregularities are treated by IPL, Nd: YAG and diode lasers.
Tattoos: If you do not want any more tattoos on your body, go for CO2 laser OR Nd: YAG laser treatments.
Hair removal from the body: Many females have surplus hair on their body; the permanent hair removal can be done through IPL and Nd: YAG laser treatment. It enhances their beauty and is quite an effective way of Laser treatment.
Acne or Acne scars: Fractional laser or laser non- ablative treatments are implemented to remove the superficial acne scars. CO2 is the gold standard and the most advanced technology used by means of erbium: YAG to treat the deeper scars.
Moreover, skin laser treatment cost varies from place to place. It is highly recommended that whenever you are undergoing this treatment; you visit an experienced practitioner.
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