The word laser, which you may not realize is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”, can bring to mind some pretty futuristic associations. And, while lasers do have some futuristic functions, we also know that there are many practical uses, particularly when it comes to medicine. Medical spas and dermatology centers around the world use different types of lasers every day to treat clients for a variety of skin conditions.
Laser light beams are generated by a very small radiation source, allegedly posing no health risks to patients or doctors, and can be so small and precise that doctors are able to treat skin tissue easily without causing damage to surrounding areas. There are many different types of lasers and when it comes to treating specific skin conditions they can be very effective and are minimally invasive or painful.
From acne to age spots and everything in between there are several options for every skin issue. Lasers are used to target melanin in hair follicles for hair removal, can target damaged cells close to the skin’s surface to treat acne scars and wrinkles, and can treat spider veins by aiming at hemoglobin molecules. While there are some light therapy options marketed to consumers today to treat acne, scaring and even for hair removal at home, when it comes to laser treatments a doctor or dermatologist should always be consulted.
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