Laser technology has been more and more prevalent in cosmetic skin care over the recent years. Lasers can be used in many ways, E.G. removing age spots, acne, hair, spider veins, improving skin texture, diminishing fine line, and wrinkles, while generally giving skin a younger and fresher look.
The effectiveness of a cosmetic laser depends on the wavelength of the laser and its energy for the targeted tissue. The beam of light, with specified wavelength, targets the exact type of body tissue treated. For example, the laser targets the melanin in the hair follicle to achieve hair removal and stimulates the growth of collagen and removes the damaged cells to reduce the wrinkles and improve the acne scar. The laser also targets the hemoglobin molecule and cauterizes blood vessels to treat vascular lesions, such as rosacea, spider veins, and hemangiomas.
The laser is absorbed and converted into heat once it reaches body tissue. The heat inactivates or destroys cells in the target area without affecting other cells surrounding it. This is because different wavelengths only affect certain cells, so only the targeted cell is affected. Lasers can reach greater depths and achieve more significant changes than would be possible with other common types of treatment. Thus, lasers have opened therapeutic options enormously, while being time efficient and affordable.
Here at Shu Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we use the latest and most advanced laser technologies to provide the most effective—but also the least invasive—procedures possible. Laser skin rejuvenation comes in many different forms, so explore and discover the perfect laser treatments for you.