A decade ago, laser treatments were mostly associated with hair removal, giving patients the opportunity to quit shaving for good.
Since then, the world of laser treatments has really expanded, with many new technologies being introduced over the years. Laser treatments can now be used to treat a much wider array of skin conditions and concerns, including sun damage, pigmentation, rosacea, acne scars and soft wrinkles.
If you’ve just started exploring the world of laser treatments, here are three of the most popular conditions and concerns that are treated worldwide.
3 Skin Concerns that Respond Really Well to Laser
Pigmentation, which is generally caused by genetics or sun damage, is one of the top skin concerns treated with laser at MIRA Clinic. The laser works by targeting the pigment in the skin, which it shatters. The body then uses natural processes to gradually eliminate the pigments over time. Modern laser systems can be used to treat regular and hormone-related pigmentation on all skin types and tones.
When topical treatments stop providing the results you need, laser treatments can be used to rejuvenate your skin by improving the tone and texture. Laser treatments encourage healthy cell activity, which produces the additional collagen required for a smoother, younger-looking appearance. Along with softening lines and wrinkles, laser treatments can also reduce the size of your pores and target sun-damaged cells. For deeper lines and wrinkles that don’t respond to laser, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections can be used.
When veins and broken capillaries start appearing on the face, it can have a dramatic effect on your appearance and your self-confidence. Fortunately, laser treatments make it possible to safely and effectively get rid of this redness. Once the light from the laser is transmitted into the blood vessels, it starts to heat up the walls of the vessels. This heat damages the walls of the broken blood vessels, causing them to disperse and disappear. Rosacea patients swear by laser treatments!
Which Laser System is Right for Me?
Not every type of laser system is suited to your specific skin concern, so your best option is to schedule a consultation with a qualified clinician at MIRA Clinic who can evaluate your skin concerns and provide you with a professional opinion and treatment plan.
Before you schedule a consultation at a local cosmetic clinic, it’s important to understand that not just anyone should be carrying out laser treatments. In the wrong hands, a laser can cause even more damage, which is why you need to carefully research the clinic you’re considering.
Start by making sure that the clinic in question actually specialises in your skin condition or concern. Next, find out who will be administering your treatment and what their qualifications are. Lastly, take the time to look at before and after photos and patient reviews to determine whether they can produce the results you’re hoping for. A little extra research can make a big difference to your experience.