It wasn’t too long ago that the only way to deal with wrinkles and sagging skin was surgery. For other issues, such as acne scars, uneven skin texture, cellulite or rosacea, treatment options were limited and not very effective.
If you are looking for a solution to your skin issues or signs of aging, laser therapy may be just what you need.
Today’s laser treatment can provide relief and solutions for a wide array of skin conditions, appearance and more, without the need for surgery!
There are different types of laser treatments for different needs. Some are more intensive than others. For example, “ablative” lasers penetrate deeper and can result in significant swelling, redness, peeling and bruising. However, this is temporary and still less invasive than a surgical procedure.
“Non-ablative” laser treatment is less intense, and may only result in slight redness and discomfort, similar to a sunburn, after the procedure.
Fractionated laser therapy is popular, and also relatively gentle, and brings excellent results. Your doctor can recommend the type of laser therapy that suits your individual skin issues.
Here are a few of the ways you can use lasers, some you may not have been aware of!
Sun exposure, pollutants and just plain age can take their toll. Exposure causes fine lines, brown spots and thinning skin. This is exacerbated by the natural decline in collagen. This causes deeper wrinkles, sagging and a greater appearance of dark circles, discoloration, redness and unevenness.
Thanks to laser treatment many of these issues can be resolved. Much of the damage is on the surface, the first few layers of skin. Laser treatment eliminates these layers, revealing clearer, smoother and more even skin.
In addition, the treatment stimulates collagen production, adding volume and firmness. If your skin is dull, discolored, sagging and plagued with fine lines and wrinkles, laser therapy can help.
If you have spider veins or visible broken blood vessels on your face, laser therapy can provide an effective and non-invasive treatment option. You should experience immediate improvement after any redness and swelling go down, but some patients may need one or two more treatments for severe spider veins.
You diet, you exercise, you’ve tried every cream known to man, and still it persists. Cellulite. This is the bane of many women’s existence.
But, thanks to the wonders of laser technology, there is hope. In addition to its anti-aging uses, laser therapy can be used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of cellulite.
In addition to smoothing out the skin and reducing or eliminated discoloration, lasers can tighten the skin, by contracting the collagen, resulting in tighter, firmer skin.
There are many other applications for laser therapy, including treatment for rosacea, birthmarks, hair removal, tattoo removal and stretch marks.
It is important that you do your research to find the treatment and doctor that works for you. Ideally, your clinic of choice should have more than one laser treatment option available. This is so that you are more likely to get the treatment that works for your specific skin problem.
This is an exciting time for cosmetic procedures. As the technology develops further, we will see even more exciting developments in the world of laser treatment therapy.
This article was submitted by Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery. They are a leading Barrie plastic surgery clinic, with years of experience and professionalism when it comes to cosmetic prodecures.
Note: All views expressed in this blog post are the personal opinions of the guest blogger. mySkin.com doesn’t favor any particular skincare brand or take advertising from any of them. Our scientific algorithm is entirely unbiased and based on your skin profile.