Since its first medical use in 1962 for tattoo removal, laser technology has continued to improve and evolve. Lasers have been used in nearly every field of medicine, from cataract surgery to heart surgery. That’s why it may not come as a surprise that one of laser technology’s most common applications today is in cosmetic treatments. Here are four ways lasers can work their magic on your skin
1. Ditch Shaving and Waxing for Good
If you’re like many people, you’ve probably grown tired of constantly shaving, waxing and plucking in order to get rid of unwanted hair. Not only are these hair removal methods time-consuming, they can also cause painful skin irritation. Laser hair removal offers a lasting solution to unwanted, unsightly and unruly hair.
2. Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Laser resurfacing treatments like Clear + Bright can can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, even at the first signs of aging. Within just 4 to 6 half hour sessions, your skin can achieve a rejuvenated, youthful look.
3. Minimize Age Spots and Sun Damage
Over time, sun exposure can cause unwanted changes in the skin’s complexion, such as age spots and skin discoloration. Broadband light treatments can help to promote collagen regrowth to stimulate your body’s natural healing process, as well as remove the excess melanin that causes age spots.
4. Treat Acne and Acne Scars
Though there are no shortage of topical acne treatments, these remedies aren’t always effective in promoting clear skin. Lasers can help treat severe acne and acne scars. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy can target the bacteria that cause acne, as well as the surrounding inflammation. After 4 to 6 treatment sessions, IPL can leave you with clear, smooth skin.