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Are Laser Treatments Good for Your Skin?

a lady improving the look of her face skin with an aesthetic laser treatment

The short answer is absolutely! In fact, laser skin treatments are used for multiple medical purposes, such as removing unwanted hair, evening out skin coloring or pigmentation, and eliminating unsightly veins of the face and body.

Additionally, laser skin resurfacing can also help reduce wrinkles, age and acne spots, reduce signs of scarring, sagging skin, and many other aesthetic issues you may be having with your skin.

As you can see, lasers can do a lot for your skin, which is why it can get overwhelming if you are researching a solution to address a specific need. So, today we are here to guide you through the basics of laser skin treatments and help you make an informed decision.

What Exactly Is a Laser?

“Laser” is actually an acronym, which means that it is a word or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase.

L.A.S.E.R. stands for:

  • Light
  • Amplification (by)
  • Stimulated
  • Emission (of)
  • Radiation

Now, what does all that mean, you may be wondering. In a nutshell, light travels in waves and each color has its own wavelength, which is the distance between each wave’s peak.

With that in mind, a laser is a light that produces similar wavelengths, creating a narrow beam of consistent, concentrated light.

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Who Should Have Laser Skin Treatments?

Before we get into the ins-and-outs of laser treatments, it’s important to understand if you are an actual candidate for this type of procedure.

People that have any of the following issues can seek an effective solution from laser:

However, make sure to speak to a trained specialist before committing to a laser skin rejuvenation procedure. That way, you will make sure to get professional advice and get the right laser treatment for your specific concern.

Types of Laser Treatments for Skin

There’s no such a thing as one miraculous laser that can treat all patients and their varied skin concerns.

Namely, there are two first main treatment categories: Non-ablative lasers, which are non-invasive treatments that address the mid and lower level issues of the skin such as pigmentation or hair.

Ablative lasers, on the other hand, are more effective, as they remove and treat issues on the outer layer of the skin causing a resurfacing

That said, below you will find a short list of types of ablative and non-ablative lasers you are likely to encounter while researching your upcoming laser skin rejuvenation treatment:

Once again, when selecting your treatment, focus on your ultimate goals: What results are you going for? What type of problem or skin concern do you want to address?

When you are clear about that, the next step is to talk to a qualified skincare professional specializing in laser treatments. Together, you will be able to find the best option for your skin type and individual needs.

So, if you are considering laser treatments to improve your skin or address a specific issue, at Complexion MedSpa & Aesthetics we offer different laser services to keep skin looking vibrant, clear, and healthy.

Book a consultation with one of our professionals and start facing the world with confidence and glowy skin!

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