The term laser means light magnification by stimulated emission of radiation. Lasers change electrical energy into light and electromagnetic energy for a selection of purposes. In the treatment of skin problems, different lasers are used for different procedures. Lasers have been used for the last 20 years; only in the past few years has there been an increasing acceptance due to the technology of more defined lasers.
This process damages the hair follicle by the pigment absorbing the
light from the laser and converting the energy to heat. This damage
delays the re-growth of the hair and causes permanent destruction of the
hair follicles in most cases.
This process creates a tingling sensation, but is tolerable and
relatively painless. A sunburn sensation in the area treated will
follow treatment for several hours.
Hairs do not grow at the same time. They grow in three stages of
growth, regression, and resting. Laser treatment disables hair that is
in the active growth phase. Additional treatments may be necessary.
After treatment, the treated area may become slightly red and puffy
but this will disappear and the skin will return to its normal state
within a day or so. Following treatment, the hair may appear to be
growing back, but this is a shedding process due to the treatment.
Laser resurfacing is sometimes referred to as “laser peel”. This
procedure is used to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by
layer. The procedure is most frequently used to minimize the appearance
of fine lines, particularly around the mouth and the eyes. It also can
care for facial scars or areas of irregular pigmentation.
The most familiar place for facial wrinkles to form is around the mouth or
eyes. These areas can be targeted specifically with laser treatments.
Natural movements will make wrinkles occur again from smiling,
squinting, blinking, talking, and chewing even after the laser
Spider veins are called Telangiectasia or vascular lesions. They
are congenital, acquired through overexposure to the sun, a result of
oral contraceptives, hormone therapy, or the aging process.
Treatment of spider veins consists of a sensation of a hot pinprick
for a fraction of a second, rarely needing local anesthesia. This
process treats tissue by sealing vessels, which causes the blood flow to
stop through this vessel and the body then absorbs it making them
Suffer no more form unsightly varicose veins or spider veins which cause leg swelling, aches, tiredness, and embarrassment.
Treatment of Wrinkles:
Wrinkles are caused by collagen, sun damage, smoking, alcohol consumption, hormonal changes, and age.
Laser resurfacing can tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles, and remove
scars and blemishes. The laser mechanism works by using high pulse
energy in pulses causing instant coagulation of small predictable
volumes of tissue.
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a condition often misunderstood by family and friends, and by some physicians. It manifests itself in a variety
of conditions; even something as simple as a handshake can be embarrassing. There are now simple
outpatient procedures, including Botox, that can cure excessive sweating. If you suffer from
hyperhydrosis, it is time to change your
life. Go Ahead... Shake A Hand!