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SKINS Derma Care SKIN 101
Throughout the years, laser technology has been making life easier for many men and women around the world. And we often don’t realize how useful lasers are. From watching DVDs to removing tattoos, lasers offer a variety of functions beneficial to us.
In the field of dermatology, lasers have been proven to be extremely useful and yield excellent results. Dermatologists now use lasers for a variety of treatments.
Here are some of the most popular Ottawa laser skin treatments available today.
For those who hate shaving, waxing, and tweezing, laser treatments are the perfect solution. Hair removal lasers target the pigments in hair follicles and destroy them so they can no longer grow unwanted hair. Depending on how coarse your hair is, it is recommended to have 4-6 treatments to treat the area effectively.
Common treatment areas include the upper lip, armpits, legs, and bikini area. The hair in these areas contains more melanin (pigments), so they are easier to target. Laser hair removal can also treat different shades of pigments with adjusted wavelengths.
Lasers are excellent for treating skin imperfections. Skin resurfacing lasers treat skin discolouration, brown spots, scarring, and of course, those relentless wrinkles. Fractionated lasers target microscopic areas, leaving the skin around the treatment area untouched. These lasers stimulate collagen and elastin growth in the dermis (the middle layer of skin) resulting in clearer, smoother, younger-looking skin.
If you have a tattoo that you’re no longer fond of, consider laser tattoo removal. This type of laser targets the pigments in the tattoo, breaking up the ink into smaller particles. Ever treatment you get breaks up more pigments until the colouring has been completely eliminated. The body’s natural healing process removes the particles until there is no more ink left to treat.
Stretch marks, scars, spider veins, rosacea. These common (albeit, bothersome) imperfections can be treated with laser skin treatments. Also known as vascular lasers, these lasers target abnormal blood vessels in the skin that cause redness without affecting the normal skin tissues surrounding the area.
The laser’s light heats up the blood vessels, causing them to coagulate then collapse. The body will then absorb the collapsed blood vessels. Lasers can also target blue and purple veins and blood vessels with a combination of lasers. With this type of treatment, there are some risks to be considered. Consult a dermatologist and have all your questions answered and make sure you’re an ideal candidate before considering this type of treatment.
These laser skin treatments have mild side effects, if any, and minimal to no downtime. You might experience redness and heightened sensitivity to sunlight in the treatment area. Make sure to wear layers of clothing to cover your skin, use sunscreen, and moisturize regularly to protect the treated area. Lasers are versatile technology, helping to improve the quality of life for many. Lasers can make your life easier by removing embarrassing imperfections and boosting confidence.
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, consult your dermatologist in Ottawa and discover how versatile and effective laser skin treatments are.