Types of Laser Skin Treatments and Their Benefits You Must Be Aware About

What is the laser treatment for skin?

Lasers are a rich source of high intensity light. It correctly centralizes on small spots with its high beams of energy. The laser beam tends to slowly vaporize and/or ablate the skin tissues to get rid of wrinkles, blemishes, scars, also helps in sealing blood vessels, and cut the skin tissue. When looked at the Intense Pulsed Light or IPL laser treatment in its broad spectrum, it has the super power to particularly treat the pigmentation and blood vessels. This method directs the short and concentrated light beams at irregular skin, removing the skin precisely, layer by layer.

Types of Laser

  1. Ablative lasers

In this method, a strong light wavelength is projected into the skin which gets rid of the outer layers of sun damaged or aged skin. Laser tends to stimulate the underlying skin which leads to collagen formation and improves the wrinkles as well. After the laser surfacing is done, an ointment and dressing are put on the skin. After the skin heals, smoother and tighter skin is formed. There are two types of ablative lasers:

  1. Carbon dioxide laser
  2. Erbium Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet
  3. Non-ablative lasers

In this, the laser work underneath the skin surface. It stimulates the collagen growth and tightens the skin beneath to glow the skin. It also gets rid of the fine lines. Following are the types of non-ablative lasers.

  1. Pulsed dye lasers
  2. Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet
  3. Alexandrite Laser
  4. Light based treatment

These treatments can also be used to address the skin issues. Although, they are not exactly deemed as laser treatments, however, they are quite similar to their purpose, methods, and outcomes. Here are some of the light based treatments.

  1. Intensed Pulsed
  2. Ultrasound Imaging
  3. Radiofrequency
  4. Pulsed Dye Lasers
  5. Photo Facial Portrait
  6. Light Pearl by Cutera

Results and Recovery

The results of laser and light treatment are subjected to vary and dependent upon the technology and treatment applied. When it is accurately performed, these treatments can apparently improve the skin conditions and issues. They also tend to rejuvenate the skin.

Recovery is also subjected to vary and dependent upon the type of procedure performed. Mild treatments may take up to few days to one week. This type of treatment doesn’t involve any kind of peeling, oozing or crusting of the skin. Aggressive treatments may take a longer time to recover. The skin will undergo stages of redness, crusting, oozing, and peeling for a week at least. After the stages, the skin will stay pink for the next two weeks.

Felisha Parrish

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