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Skin is the most visible and largest part of your body. It is an essential organ that performs several functions that range from sense to skin protection. Apart from that, skins suffer from various environmental chaos and use of a harmful chemical product. Age is one of the most significant factors that will affect the look of your skin. There are endless ranges of skin conditions available that includes wrinkles, blemishes, acne and much more. Aging brings sagging skin, dark circles, and wrinkles. Medications and anti-aging products are a useful resource that treats these kinds of skin problems. Some kind of products fails to provide the promising results, so individuals turn to the laser treatments.
About cosmetic laser treatment
Lasers are the light resources which have high intensity. It focuses accurately on the small spots with increased energy.
The laser lights can vaporize and ablate your skin tissues and treat scars, blemishes, and wrinkles, cut down skin tissue and seal the blood vessels. The broad spectrum of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) has some specialized features to treat both the pigmentation and blood vessels.
Skin conditions treated by laser
The cosmetic laser treatments are used for treating different ailments and skin conditions, including:
- Unwanted tattoos
- Acne Scars
- Unwanted hair
- Aging skin conditions like wrinkles, fine lines and age spots on your face
- Dark circles
- Skin tightening
- Uneven skin texture and skin tone
With the advancing and new improved technologies, some other skin diseases and problems are also treated by using cosmetic laser therapy.
There are various kinds of lasers involved in cosmetic laser treatments in San Mateo county. The clinical application of laser will vary based on its pulse duration, target and much. The laser beams are classified into two categories.
- Ablative Lasers:
There is a powerful wavelength of laser beam is ejected into your skin that removes the exterior layer of sun damaged or aged skin. The laser light also stimulates your underlying skin to provide an improvement in your wrinkles. There are two kinds of ablative laser available including:
- Co2 (Carbon Dioxide Laser):
It is used for your skin rejuvenation. Because of its side effects, Co2 laser is replaced with the fractional mode laser that has fewer side effects as well as heals faster. Co2 laser is ideal for people with darker skin tone.
Skin conditions: Co2 laser is used to treat acne scars, birthmarks, skin cancer, skin tags, moles, saggy skin and more.
Side effects: This laser treatment takes more time to heal big risks of pain, pigmentation, burning sensation, scarring, itching and skin redness.
- Er: YAG (Erbium Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet)
It aids in removing the surface level and wrinkles and deep lines on your neck, chest, hands or faces with less burning of your surrounding tissues. It heals quicker than C02 with fewer side effects.
Skin Conditions: Er: YAG helps to cure acne scars, pigmentation problems, fine lines, sun damage, moles, and wrinkles.
Side Effects: This laser treatment may cause swelling, bruising and redness
- Non-Ablative Laser
The non-ablative laser treatment works beneath the surface layer of your skin. It not only stimulates the collagen growth but also tightens your underlying skin for improving your skin tone. Also, it removes the fine lines. There are three different types of non-ablative lasers available, including:
- Pulsed Dye Laser
This laser treatment treats your skin by focusing your blood vessels to directly shrink them as well as making your skin less red. It requires roughly about three to five sessions of laser treatment. The treatment results are stable. It requires few hours of healing.
Skin Conditions: This treatment helps to treat spider veins, broken capillaries, birthmarks, rosacea, stretch marks, fine lines around your eyes, and vascular lesions.
Side Effects: little bruising and temporary pigmentation are commonly reported.
- Nd: Yag Laser:
It is a crystal which is used as the laser medium for the solid-state lasers. It emits the wavelength of the high energy light that while focused on skin conditions, produces heat as well as destroys your diseased cells.
Skin Conditions: this laser helps to treat pigmented lesions, spider veins, hair removal, tattoo removal, and much more.
Side effects: This treatment has a minimal success rate.
- Alexandrite Laser
It creates very accurate tissue destruction of your lesion as well as leave the tissue in surrounding area.
Skin Conditions: It helps to treat the brown spots.
Side Effects: It causes pain during treatment.