Five types of laser treatment for the skin and their benefits
The skin is the largest organ of the body, it is also the one that is most exposed thus resulting in various internal as well as external problems. In addition, age is one of the most common reasons for skin problems. This is why most people try everything in their power to get rid of these skin problems. The most common option is laser treatment for pigmentation.
What is laser skin treatment?
This is the treatment in which high-intensity light is focused on a small spot in order to treat skin issues such as wrinkles, blemishes, or scars.
There are many different types of lasers that can be used to treat skin disorders. The applications of these lasers depend on the wavelength and the peaks of the light as well as the duration of the pulses emitted. These lasers are segregated into two broad categories.
Non Ablative Lasers
In this kind of lasers, there is an intense wavelength of light that is ejected into the skin. This helps to remove the outer layer that may be damaged or aged.
Carbon Dioxide Laser
This was the first ever laser that was introduced in the late 1960s. These lasers are still being used even today. However, there are many side effects that are associated with this and hence has been replaced with other fractional mode lasers.
It is used for cases of skin cancer, moles, skin tags, corns on feet, and sun damage.
Erbium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet
This laser is very helpful in removing surface level as well as moderately deep wrinkles and lines that can be present on the face, hands, chest, or neck.
It can also be used for pigmentation, acne, sun damage, fine lines, and moles.
These lasers work beneath the surface. They help to increase the production of collagen and tightens skin.
Pulsed Dye Lasers
These lasers are used to shrink the blood vessels so that the skin appears less red. It is useful for spider veins, birthmarks, and broken capillaries.
Nd: Yag Laser
This laser emits a high wavelength of light energy which heats the targeted cells and destroys them. It is used for tattoo and hair removal, pigmentation, or vascular lesions.
This is another laser used for laser pigmentation treatment. It converts light into heat energy and damages the cells in the target area.