Should This be the Year You Go Under the Laser?
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
For years, people have observed their aging process with a gauge of “going under the knife.” As technologies have been developed, though, this question is asked much less frequently. Many people never resort to plastic surgery to manage their aging process. This is because treatments like injectables, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing have made it possible to gently coax the skin to behave differently. Here, we want to point out why this might be the year to consider laser treatment for your cosmetic goals.
What Laser Treatments Do
Laser devices can accomplish very specific goals. We use lasers to remove unwanted hair by delivering specific wavelengths of light into hair follicles. Different wavelengths of light can be used to eliminate vascular lesions and vein issues like spider veins. Now, we even use wavelengths of light to treat acne, rosacea, and cosmetic concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, large pores, and more. The various improvements that are achieved with lasers all stem from the effect that light has on the cells that make up the matrix of the skin.
Laser Treatments Available in our Manhattan Office
- Technically, photorejuvenation falls into the category of light therapy rather than laser treatment. Photorejuvenation is also referred to as IPL. The process works by pulsing high-intensity broadband light deep beneath the skin. The surface is unaffected, but the controlled frequency of energy causes melanin to break up and damaged blood vessels to collapse.
- ResurFX is a non-ablative laser device that comfortably reaches below the epidermis to encourage prolonged collagen production. Patients appreciate that they can obtain treatment on their lunch hour without side effects that may prevent normal activity.
- TotalFX fractional skin resurfacing does require a bit of downtime. Patients may notice redness and a crusted appearance that initially increases over a day or two and then gradually decreases over 10 to 14 days. While there are specific care instructions after TotalFX fractional resurfacing treatment, the results achieved can last for years.
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