Laser Skin Rejuvenation
When it comes to combatting the signs of ageing, many people are not fully aware of all of their options. Everybody knows about anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, cosmetic surgery and quality skin care. Not many people are aware of the benefits of different types of laser treatments.
Lasers are machines that emit high intensity light. There are many different types, each with enumerable applications. One of their major benefits is that they can speed up the skin's natural rejuvenation process. By focusing different wavelengths of light on certain areas, a wide range of skin care disorders can be treated.
As there are many different types of lasers, it can become a tad confusing trying to figure out which one is right for you. Below is a description of each of the most popular types of lasers, common conditions treated and any potential side effects. It is important to discuss any concerns you might have with a skin care specialists who can help guide you towards the right choice for your skin.
The aura laser is ideal to treat areas of pigmentation as well as vein problems. The light from the laser is absorbed by the body, which is then converted to heat. This heat eliminates areas of darker pigmentation.
A CO2 laser treatment can produce amazing results very quickly, but this does mean that there is longer downtime. This laser produces what is known as controllable residual thermal damage. The damage that is created encourages your body to produce extra collagen.
The erbium laser is a far less invasive procedure that produces wonderful results without much downtime. It stimulates collagen production in the area treated, greatly improving the texture and quality of the skin. This type of treatment is ideal for people with fine lines and wrinkles.
As its name suggests, a fraxel laser treatment comprises of thousands of small laser beams that penetrate into the middle layer of the dermis This deep penetration promotes the growth of healthy skin as well as stimulating natural collagen production. Fraxel is ideal for the treatment of acne scarring, pigmentation and sun damage.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
Although technically not a laser, IPL has many of the same benefits as other lasers. Different wavelengths of light are used to target specific areas of the skin. This allows an area to be treated without harming any of the surrounding healthy cells. This treatment is ideal for damage caused by the sun, general skin ageing and laser hair removal.
A laser genesis treatment is ideal for smoothing out uneven textures of the skin. Sun damage, certain scars or open pores can cause this unevenness. This laser gently heats the upper layer of the dermis, which stimulates collagen growth in this area. The heat produced by the laser also causes the capillaries in the face to open, which helps reduce redness.
Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photo dynamic therapy can be used in conjunction with IPL to produce outstanding results. Certain topical medicines are applied to the area of the skin that is to be treated. When these medicines come into contact with special wavelengths of light, they activate and destroy damaged or abnormal skin cells. This treatment is useful for skin lesions, certain skin cancers and solar keratosis.
The YAG laser is an ideal tool for combatting skin redness, rosacea, birthmarks, freckles and other pigmentation issues. The light that is produced by this laser is absorbed by the red pigmentation in the skin, veins and capillaries.
As you can see, there are many options when deciding on a particular laser treatment. It is important that you speak with a professional who is familiar with all of these machines to help steer you towards a treatment that is ideal for you. Our highly trained specialists at the Me Clinic are happy to sit down with you for a no obligation consultation to discuss your options.