About Laser for Skin Smoothening
Laser is one of the methods to get rid of your blemishes, wrinkles and acne marks in a quick, efficient and safe way. In the process, it smoothens the skin, stimulates the production of collagen and leaves you with youthful rejuvenated skin. Perfect results may require more than one session of laser. However, the side effects are quite minimal here because of no use of chemicals or drugs. Laser treatments are becoming more and more popular across the world because of their benefits despite their expensive pricing.
Types of Lasers for Skin Smoothing
Laser treatments for skin can be divided into ablative and non-ablative treatments. Ablative treatments are those that wound or injure the layers of your skin to give you a rejuvenated look while non-ablative treatments only work on those areas that are actually affected without harming your skin in any way.
- Ablative Lasers Include:
A) Carbon Dioxide (Co2 ) Laser or Fractional Laser Resurfacing: This method treats skin by removing the layers of skin tissue through a fractionated procedure. It removes columns of skin while leaving the surrounding skin intact so as to fasten the process of healing. This method is excellent for reducing age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, skin laxity, dull tones, textural irregularities and uneven coloration. It can also treat thinned layers of collagen on the face, chest or neck. It is one of the most popular laser treatments for skin as it is a single treatment with faster and long-lasting results.
B) Erbium Laser: This procedure can remove surface-level as well as moderately deep wrinkles and lines on your face, neck, chest or hands. Unlike Co2 Laser, this does not really burn the surrounding tissues so much. Also it has minimal side effects that include redness, bruising or swelling. The recovery time is also faster. For people with darker skin tones, this may be the best type of treatment.
- Non-Ablative Lasers Include:
A) Pulsed-Dye Laser or PDL: This treatment makes use of a concentrated beam of light to target the blood vessels in your skin. This light gets converted into heat and destroys the blood vessels without causing any damage to the surrounding skin. The yellow light that is used by the laser here is proved to be safe as it does not cause any kind of long-term damages to the skin. This treatment is used to treat vascular lesions, port wine stains, spider veins, Rosacea, Fine lines around eyes, broken capillaries and stretch marks
B) ND Yag Laser: Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet or nd:Yag is actually a crystal that may be used as a medium in case of solid-state lasers.It emits a particular wavelength of high-energy light that converts into heat, which can destroy the diseased skin cells. This works well for hair-removal, tattoo removal, skin pigmentation problems, spider veins and skin rejuvenation.
C) Alexandrite Laser: A similar type is the Alexandrite laser or what is known as the red light laser, which is also a crystal that is used as the medium or laser source. This also emits a certain wavelength of light that uses heat to destroy diseased skin cells.However, this light is emitted in an infrared spectrum of 755 nm. This treatment works well for leg veins, tattoo removal and hair removal. It can remove even fine and thin hair.
Why go for Laser for Skin Smoothing?
In comparison to other kinds of treatment, laser treatments are usually preferred by many because of the many benefits they offer. These include:
- Safety: Laser treatments only use light and heat to work on the skin. They do not involve any kind of chemicals or drugs.As such the side effects and risks are lesser in comparison.
- Faster Recovery: Laser treatments do not involve any kind of incisions or wounds. Therefore, the recovery is faster. In fact within a few days the patients can return to their normal duties.
- Quicker Results: While other methods take months to show results, laser treatments start showing results in a few days or weeks.
Is it Right for you?
Although Laser treatments seem safe, it is always better to check with your doctor before you go in for the treatment. In a few cases however laser treatments are not advisable. These cases include:
- Pregnancy: As baby is priority it is always better to stay away from any kind of treatment during this phase of your life. Sensitiveness to pain may make it difficult for you to bear the effects of this procedure and hormones may not let the treatment be effective.
- Lactation: When you are breast-feeding your baby, it is better to avoid any kind of treatments as you are in a very vulnerable condition during this stage. Once you resume your normal life you can always go in for it.
- Allergies: If you have any kind of skin allergies, open wounds or active acne it is better to avoid laser treatments for skin smoothing.
Our Experienced team:
If you are looking for a good dermatologist who can administer this laser treatment in an effective and safe way, you can contact Dr. Rashmi at Bangalore. She is a well-qualified dermatologist with years of experiencing in offering various kinds of cosmetic treatments to improve the appearances of her clients. She has invested in sophisticated equipment that adopts the latest technology to ensure no damages are caused to the health of her clients. She has a specialized team that works under her, who are well-trained and qualified in assisting her to achieve her goals. Nevertheless, it pays to know more about such laser treatments before making that final decision.
Many patients have visited Dr.Rashmi’s clinic for different kinds of treatments and have been extremely satisfied with the service they have received. They have come back to us for other cosmetic treatments to improve their appearance and have also recommended our services to many of their friends and relatives. You can have a look at our testimonial page and read the kind of reviews that are written by our clients.
Laser treatments may prove expensive when compared to the others. Also, unless your condition is completely evaluated and the right treatment suggested it is difficult to know the exact pricing of the treatment. You can give a call to Dr.Rashmi’s clinic and book an appointment for a free consultation with the doctor. She will assess your medical history, evaluate your condition, suggest the right treatment and tell you the exact amount that you may have to spend for your treatment.