Laser Treatments For Specific Problems
Problem: Remove scars and lines
Laser treatment: Laser skin resurfacing
How: New lasers these days only remove a fraction of the skin using thousands of microscopic laser spots. There is less downtime as the laser only removes old skin leaving healthy skin intact. The latest in lasers are the Q-switched Nd: YAG system such as the Spectra VRM III, that photomechanically removes pigmented lesions. This non-ablative laser breaks the pigments into tiny fragments which are then absorbed through the body’s natural mechanisms.
For deeper wrinkles or scars, an ablative CO2 laser like the Fraxel CO2 may be more effective. This procedure starts off with cleansing and microdermabrasion followed by full face passes of the laser onto skin that’s dusted with micronised carbon particles. Heating of these particles cause skin tightening and contraction, rejuvenating the skin for a refreshed, youthful look.
Problem: Firm up sagging face
Laser treatment: Thermal firming
How: Thermage came about when doctors noticed that skin became stronger after burns, so they set about recreating the same thermal damage, but without the scars. Thermage machines are deep-heating machines which cause a controlled injury inside skin to stimulate your body’s natural renewal process which tightens existing collagen and forms new collagen.
Machines like Thermage and Accent Unilage are good for fixing skin laxity – problems like sagging jawline and deep nasolabial folds. There is little downtime but it can hurt, so an anaesthetic cream will be used before the procedure. The advantage is, you’ll see the difference after one session and in the case of Thermage, one session can last for two years.
Problem: Get rid of sunspots, acne scars, facial veins and broken capillaries
Laser treatment: Clarifying treatments like IPL
How: Photorejuvenation using IPL is one of the most effective, non-ablative treatments to reduce skin blemishes such as acne scars, sun spots, facial veins and broken capillaries. IPL focuses on blemished areas targeting unwanted pigmentation but keeping the skin intact. This stimulates the growth of new skin in the treated area. This new skin makes the scars or blemish less noticeable.
IPL can be used for the face, neck, chest, arms and hands as well as hair removal. You’ll hear a snapping, popping sound during the treatment. It doens’t hurt but it may sting. The number of treatments depend on your skin colour and what’s being treated.
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