Laser Treatments for Flawless Skin, lasers are now the main method of treatment for a multitude of skin conditions because it is safe, comfortable and effective. It allows physicians to treat skin conditions with precision and without injuring normal skin as individual lasers target specific tissues in a highly selective way (e.g. Pigment lasers target melanin in the abnormal cells, or vascular lasers target haemoglobin).
What is the Science behind LASERS, Why are they Special and How Do Laser Skin Treatments Work?
LASER is an acronym for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation‘. Laser devices essentially produce a highly focused, intense beam of (coherent monochromatic) light energy in a pure single wavelength. This beam of light is then able to penetrate the surface of the skin and precisely target specific light-absorbing chemicals within the skin, that absorb light of that specific wavelength (Chromophores). This precision minimises injury to normal skin structures. This concept of Selective photothermolysis has revolutionised the therapeutic role of lasers in medicine and has been applied successfully to the treatment of unwanted vascular malformations, pigment-related conditions, tattoo removal, wrinkles, skin rejuvenation, and hair removal. Lasers can now also be used for the non-invasive removal of unwanted fat.
What Conditions are Commonly Treated with Lasers?
Treatment of Pigmentation and Spots
Skin Aging and Sun Damage
Removal of skin blemishes, bumps, skin tags, moles and warts.
Treatment of Active Acne
Treatment of Acne Scarsthe
Permanent Hair Removal
Skin tightening and non-surgical Face Lifting