About Lasers in Cosmetic Procedures

Laser Hair Removal

Having hair in unwanted places is not only a hassle, but it can make you self-conscious about the way you look. Laser hair removal offers an easy, long-lasting, and virtually painless way to remove unwanted hair, and keep it off.

How the process works is fairly straightforward. Tiny laser beams are set at different wavelengths and strengths so that they only target dark pigments on the skin (i.e. body hair).

The wavelength of the laser is what determines its usage. Certain wavelengths are high-powered, industrial-strength beams which are able to engrave into heavy metals, whereas others are harmless enough to quickly fix a cavity. It all depends on the wavelength.

In hair removal treatments, the laser safely removes body hair without damaging the surrounding lighter skin.

In general, the procedure is painless. Some slight discomfort-often compared to a rubber band against the skin-may occur, and soreness or tenderness may also accompany the healing process, but these symptoms are very minor and curable.

The best thing about laser hair removal is that the results are long-term. It may take several treatment sessions to completely rid yourself of unwanted hair, but once it is gone, in most cases, the effect will last. And any new hair growth is easily treatable.

Laser Skin Treatments

In contrast to hair removal, skin treatments involving lasers go beyond the upper layer of skin (epidermis) and targets below the second layer (dermis). Laser skin treatments even out skin tone and reduce signs of aging, such as highly-visible veins, wrinkles, and blotchiness.

A popular proven method of laser skin treatment is the Pulsed Light Rejuvenation System (PLSS). This method emits pulses of light into the skin cells, which is absorbed by the pigments responsible for sunspots and visible blood vessels. The PLSS process effectively causes the skin abnormalities to fade within a couple weeks of the treatment.

Another type of laser skin treatment works by penetrating the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin to build healthy new tissue underneath. In no time at all, the healthy tissue will reduce sagging skin and wrinkles by repairing the tightness and elasticity that your skin once had.