Beautiful Skin And Laser
Skin is the largest and the most visible organ of the body. Your skin endures all kinds of stress such as internal stress, environmental stress, and the stress of time or aging.
Your skin is a reflection of who you are, as well as how others see you. Because of this, your skin can affect your self-confidence and outlook on life.
Beauty is only “skin deep” but how your skin looks can affect your self-esteem. Skin is one of the first things others notice about you, and it is probably the first thing you notice about yourself when you look in the mirror every morning.
It’s difficult to feel attractive without having healthy looking skin. Even if you slather on a thick layer of foundation each day and look pretty on the outside, you’ll know that underneath your skin isn’t its best. Instead of relying on Makeup to cover up skin problems, implement a skin care regimen that will help you solve skin issues and maintain healthy skin.
Things You Can Do To Improve Your Skin Today
Unhealthy habits take a toll on us both physically and emotionally. A poor skin care regimen, frequent breakouts, age spots, fine lines and other skin issues can be symptoms of an unhealthy overall lifestyle. Though you can’t stop the sands of time or avoid ever having a pimple again, you can control skin damage and try to slow down the signs of aging. By making the right choices when it comes to skin care, you can look good and feel good about yourself.
Getting Professional Help
Laser treatments are one of the most popular and quickest ways to visibly and drastically improve skin problems. Lasers are also an excellent option for skin rejuvenation. Everyone’s skin is unique, so that is why it is very important to have a professional evaluation of your skin. An evaluation is helpful because it is the best way to determine what type of treatment your skin needs or will respond the best to.
Don’t make the mistake that many people do, by following what another person did without evaluating how it would work on you, or having your skin issues evaluated first! Looking at before and after photos of the treatment you're considering, particularly those of someone with a similar skin issue and tone to yours, can be helpful when picking your practitioner.
During the evaluation you should ask all of the questions that you have, such as: your options, cost, what kind of results can you expect, how many treatments will you need etc. Additionally, if you're on any photosensitive medication, you'll want to bring it up during your consultation to avoid any potential complications or reactions from the medicine.
What Can Laser Treatments Do For Your Skin?
- Improve uneven skin tone and texture
- Skin tightening by stimulation of Collagen production
- Reduce pore size
- Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
- Increase skin cell turnover to help dead skin cells slough away.
- Get rid of Age Spots or other Dark Spots on the skin.
- Diminish or reduce acne scaring.
- Helps to decrease diffuse redness such as Rosacea.
What Are The Different Types Of Lasers?
There are two categories of lasers that are used for laser skin correction are Ablative or Non-Ablative.
Ablative Lasers: These lasers emit an intense wavelength of light that is ejected into the skin and removes the outer layer of skin. The laser stimulates collagen formation and an improvement in wrinkles. After laser resurfacing, an ointment and dressing may be applied to the skin. Once the skin heals after treatment, new skin forms that is smoother and tighter.
Non-Ablative Lasers: Unlike ablative technologies that heat and remove the top skin tissue, non-ablative (or non-wounding) laser work beneath the surface skin layer. This type of laser also stimulates collagen growth and tightens the underlying skin to improve the skin tone. It also removes fine lines and mild to moderate skin damage.
How Do Lasers Treat Age Spots or Dark Spots?
The laser emits a wavelength of high energy light that is converted to heat energy. This targets a precise area. This laser uses the process of photothermolysis, which means using light (photo) to heat (thermo) a selected area for destruction (lysis). Lasers cause very precise tissue destruction of the lesion and leave tissue in the surrounding area undamaged.
Results, Recovery & Possible Side Effects
When properly performed, laser and light-based treatments can noticeably improve the look of skin conditions and problems. And they also work wonders to rejuvenate the skin.
Recovery varies, depending on the type of procedure employed. Non Ablative Laser treatments typically have very fast recovery times, generally a few hours to one day. This type of treatment does not result in heavy peeling, oozing or crusting of the skin. Ablative laser treatments require a longer recovery period. Typically, the skin will go through various stages of redness, oozing, crusting and peeling for one week. After that, the skin may remain pink for up to another two weeks.
Is It Safe?
Ablative laser and light-based treatments can result in infections, cold sores, milia (small white elevated cysts of superficial skin), darkening of the skin (particularly if exposed to the sun after surgery) or cysts.
Non-ablative techniques can cause temporary hyper pigmentation (skin darkening), blisters, and damage to the eyes from laser exposure.
With advancing technology, there are new types of lasers being introduced for various skin problems and skin types. And with so many different types of laser skin treatments available, it is difficult to zero in on the one that will work for you. So it is very important to consult an experienced practitioner to finalize the treatment plan, tailor-made for you!