The most common laser skincare process available today is hair removal. There are many different forms of laser skin care treatments which could remove wrinkles, brown spots, blood vessels, and even tighten skin. Laser skincare treatments for skin rejuvenation or anti-aging are becoming one of the most frequent skin treatments in use now. The applications of the new light technology for laser skincare today are:
O Skin Exfoliation or Skin Peel – Lasers can be used to exfoliate or peel the skin to remove dead skin and smooth wrinkles and fine lines. When the dead skin and surface of the wrinkles are removed, you see new shiny skin on the surface of your face. The skin can form new cells deep skin peel is a very efficient way to trigger the production of new facial skin tissues. These treatments also stimulate new collagen production in the skin’s layers. Benefits are:
Smooth New Skin
These peels usually require a while for redness and healing. This is because the peel is an ablative process which means the dead skin wrinkles and cells are ablated or removed. More modern peel or resurfacing called fractional resurfacing is also effective and recovery time is 4-5 days, about a third of the healing period required by conventional CO2 resurfacing done in the past. Common fractional ablative skincare machines are: Lux2940(TM), Fraxel Repair(TM), ActiveFX(TM) and ProFractional(TM) to name a couple.
O Non-ablative Stimulation of New Collagen in The Deep Skin Layer, The Dermis – A major cause of wrinkles and acne scars would be a loss of collagen at the surface of the facial skin called the dermis. Sun damage kills the collagen in the dermis of the skin and as soon as the collagen expires that your skin loses volume, shrinks and loses elasticity. These changes result in wrinkles and sagging skin. This result is not unlike what occurs to some wonderful plump plum which is dried in the sun. After the plum loses its inner water volume, the skin wrinkles and you’ve got a prune.
New Non-ablative Fractional Lasers can trigger the production of collagen deep in the dermis of the skin. Because the skin isn’t ablated or removed, there is not any downtime as with the ablative fractional machines mentioned previously. Benefits of the non-ablative fractional skin care practice in North Vancouver treatments are:
O Treatment of Pigment and Cosmetic Skin Photo-damage – The aging effects of the sun, called photodamage or photoaging, aren’t just dry skin and wrinkles but also pigment, called brown spots, sun spots, age spots, and”liver spots”. Light technology is extremely effective for eliminating pigment and photo-damage. The peel or resurfacing strips away excess pigment. The non-ablative remedies are also effective at deeper pigment removal such as Melasma or hide of pregnancy.
Today Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), also called photo-facial is used most commonly for pigment elimination. The IPL is excellent for removing brown spots and is the gentlest method. Visit Canyon Laser Skin Care here.
O Skin Care – Laser skin tightening is possible but not as powerful than other skin tightening methods. Resurfacing or heavy peeling does tighten skin a bit because deep dermal injury stimulates new collagen production in the skin. The collagen is tighter and the tighter collagen tightens skin. This effect takes weeks following the ablative peel skin care therapy and isn’t nearly as noticeable as a facelift.
Newer and more successful skin tightening treatments are possible. The more effective skin tightening treatments are complete with Infrared or Radiofrequency energy using machines such as LuxIR Deep(TM), Thermage(TM), Titan(TM), and Refirme(TM) to mention a couple.
O Eliminate Broken Blood Vessels, Red Spots and Rosacea on the Face – Photo-aging and sunlight damage cause broken blood vessels around the face area, particularly around the nose and cheeks. Lasers may be used to remove broken blood vessels on the legs and face. Both the 532 and 1064 Yag wavelengths are helpful for removal of broken blood vessels.
However, the more recent IPL and Photo-facial treatments are extremely effective for eliminating blood vessels, produce less downtime and are used more often today. The 1064 Yag is the option for larger broken blood vessels and leg veins.
Conclusion Hair Removal – Hair removal would be the most commonly performed medical skincare procedure done today. There are several different machines and IPL’s for depilation. I favor the diode known as the Lightshear Diode(TM) for hair removal-I believe it is safer for darker skin types. See: Laser Skin Treatment in North Vancouver | Skin Care Services
O Tattoo Removal -Tattoo removal has been one of the very first applications of this new light treatment for treating the skin. There are many different wavelengths for tattoo removal and the wavelength is chosen for the specific color of the tattoo to be eliminated. Tattoo removal requires many treatments over a long period of time but is more preferable to surgery that can leave scars.
The indications listed above would be the most widely used software for lasers in the therapy of skin. Every one of that software is best achieved with a specific wavelength that is best and most appropriate for the skin condition to be treated.