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Skin Care – What Are Lasers?

Lasers are heard in every context of skin care now. Whenever you think of any skin procedure, you think of laser, when you think of hair removal, again laser. What are lasers? How are they so effective? Let us find out.

Lasers- what is that?

The full name of lasers is- Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. In lasers, the light has a single wavelength and does not get scattered. You can focus on this very high energy light on any object. If you put on a torch at night, you will find the light scattering in a circle. In laser that does not happen. Light travels in a straight line without any scattering and carries very high energy.

Skin Care- How lasers are used?

Lasers are used for their high energy and focusing ability. While performing laser resurfacing of the face, the surgeon can burn layer by layer of the skin with precise control. As the laser burns away the skin, there is no bleeding and control of contouring is very precise. Doctors can remove lot many surface damages with lasers.

Skin damage and lasers-

Lasers are used to treat blotchy spots, sun damage spots, and wrinkles of different depths such as crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, uneven pigmentation, and many other facial aberrations. Non-ablative lasers are used to promote the growth of collagen in the dermis and give you the plump look again. Lasers are of different types and before undergoing any treatment you must find out more about the laser that will be used on you, its side effects if any and the experience and ability of the surgeon who will be doing the treatment. in laser treatment, a surgeon’s ability is very important to get results.

This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor about your medical concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from information obtained from this article.

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