Friday, October 12, 2007

Laser Treatment………So what Can it do for me?

Laser Treatment………So what Can it do for me?

Lasers are devices that are able to produce very specific wavelengths which are selected to treat particular conditions in the skin surface. Lasers are the fantastic tools of the aesthetics and medical trades in the modern time. The cutaneous laser does not include any harmful X-rays or other radiation emissions so there are none of the related dangers present.

Another popular form is the Intense Pulsed Lights or IPLs. These are complex medical devices and their use must be under the supervision of a trained medical practitioner to avoid any kind of damage.
The question sometimes arises in our mind that how does Laser works? Laser is essentially an energized light beam having ability to cut or burn or blow the toughest materials found on earth. When this is applied to the human body with whatever intention in mind, its intensity is reduced to suit the tolerance levels of the particular body type. Usually measured short bursts are applied to get the desired effect hence the experts are required to handle the complete process. Before undergoing a laser treatment you are required to have a test to assess your suitability for the treatment.

Lasers removes tattoos, undesired hair growth, improve skin texture and tone as well as reducing the appearance of thread veins and pigmentation marks without any significant pain or side effects the best part is the results of the treatment has permanency.

There are number of treatments available which include hair removal, skin rejuvenation, thread vein removal, tattoo removal and acne scar removal.

The energy of laser is absorbed by the hair and passed on the hair follicles the energy heats up the root of the hair and ultimately destroys the hair root without causing any damage to the skin. Single pulse of Laser light is enough to remove many hair follicles. Most effective results can be achieved on fair skin and darker hair. This treatment is not suitable for black or suntanned skin. The treatment is also ineffective for blond or gray hair. At least eight to ten sittings are required to get satisfactory results. All external areas of the body and face can be treated for the removal of hair under laser treatment. It could take up to two weeks for all the treated hairs to fall out.

For skin rejuvenation red light is delivered into the skin producing heat that stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastin in the dermal layers. Skin becomes firmer over a period of time with an improvement in skin tone, texture shedding the fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen and elastin fibers provide support to the skin. Skin rejuvenation process starts the fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastin leaving the skin firmer and smoother.

It is best suited to skin showing first signs of lines and wrinkles. Usually heavily sun-damaged skins will not show best results. The best results are obtained after at least six sittings.

Facial redness or facial thread vein can be treated effectively by using IPL laser treatment. A strong ND: YAG laser light which is readily absorbed by the blood vessels is administered to blanch and secure the fine thread veins and leg veins. The patient is rewarded with an immediate result.

Skin Pigmentations can be treated effectively through IPL treatment. The process is for treating many types of pigmentations. It could be used effectively to restore even color to the face and hands.

Many people worn tattoo and after a period of time some people want to remove them as their fancy wear off. There are two advanced laser system known as a Q-switched Laser and Ruby Star Laser are available to provide the solution for the removal of tattoos. These lasers emit very powerful and tremendously short pulses of laser beam which are aimed to the tattoo site. The laser beams pulses break up the ink particles in the tattoo, such as they are reduced to minute fragments which are naturally absorbed through the body's own cleansing mechanism and thus the tattoo is removed without causing any pain.

Acne laser treatment has also been tried recently in different types of Acne with related quantity of success. Acne laser treatment may offer a less persistent treatment than full surgery, and collectively with other acne medications, acne scars may be a thing of the past for the patients.

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