The need to look younger has been around for many years. And while the previous years have not resulted in the ideal elixir, the last year has introduced a few scientifically significant and solid advances in the quest for anti-aging skin routines. One of these advances comes in the form of the latest laser technology. Below are a few breakthroughs relating to laser skin care therapies, remember though healthy eating is a much less costly way to obtain beautiful skin!
Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Known as the breakthrough for anti-aging for the decade, this skin resurfacing treatment that goes by the name of CO2 Fractional Laser Therapy has become a hot favorite in a variety of doctor’s offices. This particular treatment combines the potency of the traditional types of carbon-dioxide lasers with a new type of application technique that is able to deliver extremely powerful results free from the harsh effects of the traditional lasers.
In essence, patients who undergo such a treatment obtain all the advantages related to laser resurfacing which is still regarded as the optimal method to remove wrinkles, while obtaining this without the complication rates and the downtime.
How Does It Work?
The natural process associated with aging along with pollution and excessive exposure from the sun speeds up the process of destroying collagen. Collagen is the major protein found in the connective tissues that assist in keeping the skin line-free and plump. The process of this laser resurfacing uses small beamlets of what is known as energy light in order to bore minute holes into the surface of the skin. This treatment encourages the body to increase its own collagen production in a fast way. What makes this laser therapy unique is that the process is done in a specific manner that it prevents damages from occurring to the top-layer of the individual’s skin. This offers outstanding results along with a significant decrease in recovery time.
While this form of laser resurfacing is not cheap and cost around $5,000 for one session, the process is extremely quick and effective results can be achieved in as little as two sessions. In addition, the recovery time is around four days and it has been said that the results can last up to ten years. The American Society For Dermatological Surgery has suggested that individuals who have a darker complexion could risk pigmentation loss using this type of laser therapy. The common yet mild side effects for Fractional Laser Resurfacing can include swelling and redness that will last around two days. Find out more at www.webmd.com
Laser Technology For Wellness And Beauty
Today there are a number of health and beauty clinics and spa’s that make use of aesthetic and non-invasive laser procedures. Some of these include:
Permanent Hair Removal
A popular advanced laser used today for hair removal includes the Cutera CoolGlide Laser that effectively removes any unwanted hair. This type of laser can be used on all types of skin types from very light to very dark tones. This method offers patients a way to avoid painful treatments such as electrolysis, plucking, waxing and shaving. It is recommended that patients attend between 3 to 6 treatments that will be dependent on the each person’s hair thickness. This laser is commonly used to remove hair from the arms, legs, body, face, bikini line including the Brazilian! Check it out in the video below:
Remove Sun Spots And Veins
Another popular laser now used in beauty clinics is the Cutera LimeLight IPL Laser. This laser produces gentle pulses that penetrate into the skin to soften up age spots, hyper-pigmentation and sun spots as well as shrink or diminish spider veins. Depending on the patient’s needs this type of laser treatment usually necessitates multiple treatments.
There are an increasing number of breakthroughs in the use of laser technology in many areas including in the health field.