Laser Aesthetic Devices for Your Skin

by - 03 March

*This is a collaborative guest post. All opinions are the writers own.

There is nothing quite like a laser device. Lasers are used in many different industries, but they are often somewhat behind the scenes. One industry where lasers really stand out is the skincare industry. That is because skincare lasers wear many hats, so to speak. The sheer variety of skin problems they can improve or cure is staggering. Learning about the different laser aesthetic devices you can potentially use can open up a whole world of clearer, healthier skin for you.

 The Way Laser Light Actually Works

As you may know, light comes in many different wavelengths. It can also be distributed in different ways, such as the way a chandelier might light up an entire room. In the case of a laser for skin health, the light is all produced in a skinny beam. By using particular wavelengths and concentrating them that way, the laser beams produced can perform customized functions.

Damage You Can Reverse or Treat with Lasers

One of the most important things to know regarding laser treatment is exactly what lasers can treat. Years ago, lasers were fairly limited. However, today laser machines are capable of treating scars, wrinkles, sun spots, and many other types of blemishes. You can also choose a treatment that not only treats a specific issue but also strengthens your skin. Stronger, healthier skin takes longer to become damaged again. That puts you in the position to keep your newly restored healthy skin in that condition for more time than you otherwise would.

It is also worth noting that today's lasers are capable of treating skin damage on all sorts of skin types. Dark skin used to be particularly hard to treat. That was because the darkness is what many lasers were calibrated to focus on. Therefore, treating a dark blemish on a background of light skin was easy. The reverse was not. There are YAG lasers and other types of laser devices today that are designed differently, so they can treat dark skin without the risks of permanent discolouration or other damage.

Lasers Explained by Their Types and Functions

Lasers today have many forms and functions. The wavelengths used affect how much heat each laser produces and how the light beams penetrate the skin. For example, ablative lasers are capable of treating your skin's outer layer, as well as other layers. Non-ablative lasers have special designs that allow them to treat other skin layers that are unseen while leaving the surface untouched.

You may be wondering why you would want to leave the surface untouched. The answer is that an ablative procedure like a laser peel can remove blemishes and unwanted materials right away. However, such a treatment can also make skin infection temporarily possible. An internal, non-ablative treatment does not come with that risk because it causes healing from the inside. It does so by getting more collagen to be made by your body and increasing the efficiency of that skin cell-binding collagen.

Of course, there are many lasers in the skincare world. Some devices are able to perform many functions. Others are dedicated devices for particular purposes. CO2 lasers and Fraxel lasers that treat many skin layers at once are among the choices you have available. The treatment you need depends on your skin type and the issue you want to treat.

The Final Word on Lasers Versus Other Skincare Treatments

When it comes down to it, lasers may sound like ideal treatment options. However, they are not right in every situation. If you are not a good candidate for laser treatment, you might have to explore other procedures, such as chemical peels. Microdermabrasion and sound therapies, among other treatments, may also help you. To decide, you have to compare and contrast the possible benefits and drawbacks of each with your clinician.

Do you use any laser aesthetic devices for your skin and if so which? Let me know in the comments below and while you are here why not check out some of my lifestyle-related posts?

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