A laser is basically a very powerful source of light. This high intensity light is focused on your face during skin treatment procedures. Aging is a gradual but definite process among st everybody.
Over the years, you will see development of wrinkles and fine lines. Due to exposure to environmental conditions and sun, pigmentation and spots also develop. Dark circles and loosening up of skin are also signs of aging.
Laser skin treatment basically involves peeling of skin layer by layer. A high intensity beam is focused and it is extremely accurate. This beam vaporizes the skin precisely, layer by layer to treat skin issues.
Ablating the layers will result in clearer and blemish free skin. This is because, during the healing period, new cells are born that give the skin a much younger look and feel and better surface finish.
One of the most common procedures is Laser Resurfacing. It is mainly to correct age related facial issues. The focused beam removes the irregular skin layers and gives you a smooth finish. Post healing, you can see that the new skin gives you a much younger glow and tighter skin.
This treatment removes wrinkles and fine lines. Tightened and brighter skin is a result of the laser beam precision.
Types of lasers
Cosmetic purpose lasers are broadly classified into two types based on their working mechanism, namely- ablative and non-ablative.
Ablative lasers as the name suggests eliminates layers so that the healing procedure forms smooth and younger looking skin. Non-ablative lasers do not destroy the tissues but only heat the targeted cells for desired results.
To fight intense signs of aging like scars, deep set wrinkles, sagging skin and warts, carbon dioxide laser treatment is used.
Erbium laser treatment is used for aging patters like fine lines, sunspots and pigmentations that are not very intense.
These lasers are used for treatments like hair removal, very fine age lines, stretch marks and mild pigmentation.
Non- laser methods
Treatments like infrared light and intense pulsed light techniques can also be used for elimination of mild to moderate signs of aging.
Results of laser treatments
Laser also corrects damage done by environmental conditions like sunspots, uneven skin coloration and dry skin.