LASER SKIN TREATMENTS
The skin is the most exposed part of the body. It is the skin that bears the maximum brunt of environmental debris. Just a look at the skin may be an indicator of any problem or issue with an individual. This is most evident on the skin of the face. The normal process of aging causes a variety of problems with the skin of the face, namely sagging wrinkles, dark circles and the like. There are a variety of antiaging products available in the market which claims to rejuvenate the skin and make people look younger. However, the efficacy of these products has always been questionable. This is the reason why alternative treatments like Laser Skin Treatments are rapidly gaining popularity.
Laser Skin Treatments utilize the high intensity laser beams to eliminate spots, wrinkles, or acne scars. These beams of light work by ablating the skin tissues thus getting rid of the spots, wrinkles, and other skin disorders that looks unsightly. Skin pigmentation is also effectively treated by Laser Treatments.
Some of the skin conditions that can be effectively addressed by Laser Skin Treatments include Tattoo removal, acne scars, wrinkles, spots on face, birthmarks, dark circles, and frown lines. It is also quite effective in improving the texture and tone of the skin and makes the skin tight to help with sagging that can be seen due to the normal aging process.
How Effective are Laser Skin Treatments and What is the Recovery Time?
The efficacy of Laser Skin Treatments is quite variable and depends on the type of laser. If the laser beam is aimed at the correct spot and at the right intensity then results can be observed immediately with visible skin tightening and an overall fresh look to the face. Similar to the efficacy, the recovery time after Laser Skin Treatments is also quite variable and depends on the type of procedure.
Procedures done with low intensity laser beams tend to have a faster recovery time when compared to procedures where high intensity beams are used and range from a couple of days to at maximum a week. Low intensity Laser Skin Treatments does not result in any peeling or crusting of the skin.
High intensity Laser Skin Treatments have a prolonged recovery time. Immediately after treatment for about a week, there will be crusting and peeling of the skin. The skin around the area of treatment will have a pinkish tinge to it for another couple of weeks before normal and improved skin texture and tone returns.
Are Laser Skin Treatments Safe?
Laser Skin Treatments are generally safe but since the treatment involves high intensity laser beams there are minor chances of infections. Some people also complain of cold sores, skin becoming dark especially if they go out in the sun. There have also been rare cases of cyst formation after Laser Skin Treatments. Exposure to laser beams can increase the risk of eye problems with resultant damage and vision impairment.
However, as the technology advances, the risks of Laser Skin Treatments also become minimal with various types of laser treatments coming into the fray. Additionally, with a variety of options available for Laser Skin Treatments, to identify the right type of treatment becomes difficult. Thus it is best to consult with a plastic surgeon that can provide the best advice with regard to the type of Laser Skin Treatments that will work the best.
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