Your skin is the most visible organ and it goes through so much. Skin laser is a treatment which is done to reduce wrinkles, blemishes, pigmentation and acne scars. It involves using lasers to help in improving the skin texture and appearance. This technique emits direct short and concentrated beams of skin at effected area and removes skin layer by layer. And this treatment is done by dermatologist or physician. It is highly precise method of removing all the damaged skin while preserving and preventing the healthy skin layers that lie beneath. There are several types of skin treatment available and it is depend on which skin you are, the areas of concern and desired results.
Who can go for skin laser treatment?
If you are the one who have fine lines, wrinkles around your eyes or mouth or on your forehead then you can go for skin laser treatment. And in case you are facing scars from acne or pigmentation, wrats, sagging skin, want to remove unwanted hair and tattoos, age spots then also you can go for skin laser treatment.
Let’s check some pros and cons of skin laser treatment
Pros of skin laser treatment
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are related to ageing signs. Lines which are around your eyes and mouth are mainly targeted by skin laser treatment. Skin laser treatment also helps in reducing all the wrinkles from your face. This treatment will soften the fine lines and wrinkles and will help you in looking younger and will make your skin look healthier and smoother.
2. Fades away brown spots, redness and discoloration
Dark spots, brown spots or discoloration on skin can occur due to sun exposure. Sun rays are very harmful for our skin. It can lead to many other problems like skin pigmentation and early signs of ageing. Laser skin treatment helps in fading away brown spots, redness and discoloration. You will have more even and balanced skin tone.
3. Tighten skin and encourage collagen production
With increase in age your skin tends to loose elasticity. With respect to more your skin will no longer bounce back like it used to. Skin laser treatment helps in enhancing skin tone and helps in encouraging the production of new collagen. It will also ensures that your skin gets back the elasticity and gets tightens up. You will get more youthful results immediately.
4. Heals acne scars, traumatic scars and surgical scars
Scars are very frustrating and looks bad and it is very difficult to deal with and try to cover. Some children develop acne in their adulthood. There are scars which can occur due to accidents or surgeries. These scars can also affect your appearance and can surely hamper your self-confidence. Skin laser treatment is the best option in healing scars and even helps in fading them.
5. It is very quick and easy
This is the best advantage of skin laser treatment. This treatment is simple and quick. It usually lasts between 30-40 minutes, depending for what reason you are undergoing this treatment. This treatment does not take much of your time. Even if you are busy person you can go for this treatment.
6. Skin will look incredible
This the reason why you are undergoing for the skin laser treatment. This treatment helps in removing every problem so that your skin looks great and incredible. Unlike skin whitening products this treatment will give you what you actually want, removing anything to give you the best results that you are looking for.
7. Helps in reducing the size of enlarged pores
Large skin pores make your skin bumpy. Skin laser treatment will help in making the pores appear much smaller and makes your skin smooth and even.
Cons of skin laser treatment
- Leads to redness and irritation
Skin laser treatment can leads to redness and irritation. The skin can reacts to this, and the person can experience redness and irritation in the affected areas. In some cases in has been seen that the skin feel tender and may even appear to swell. Some people also feel irritation which usually lasts few hours after the treatment. It can be treated with ice packs or a cold water bath.
Crusting is a minor issue but some people may experience skin crusting in affected areas. If not taken care properly crusting can lead to scabbing and scarring, so it is always advised to take care of treated area after the skin laser treatment. It can be done by using a good moisturiser or consult your dermatologist for the same.
3. Chances of change in skin color
It has been observed in some cases that after skin laser treatment some people may notice minor skin color change in the treated area. It may get slightly dark or light as compared to original skin color. People who have light skin tone experience darker skin change and the people who have dark skin tone may experience light skin change. This change tend to fade away over time in some cases.
4. Can lead to eye injury
Skin laser treatment involves the usage of powerful lasers. And this use of powerful laser can lead to risk of serious eye injury. So it is important that both the person should wear protective eye equipment so that the treatment can go smoothly and there will be no eye injury risk.
5. Risk of skin infection
Skin laser treatment is done with the help of laser and it can lead to many skin infections. The affected area should be treated well as the dermatologist suggested to solve any skin infection. People should not apply over the counter antibiotic creams to affected areas.
6. Excessive dryness of the skin
Skin laser treatment is done with lasers to treat all the skin problems. This result in excessively drying out of skin from within. Dryness leads to many more serious skin problems. So you should consult your dermatologist for the same.
7. Results take time to appear
Skin laser treatment can take months to see the results for scar treatment you may notice little improvement at first.
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