Not sure which laser treatment is best in 2023? Take a look at five of the most popular in our latest guide.
Allied Market Research indicating that its value will reach almost $5.5 million over the next five years.
The idea of being able to truly rejuvenate skin in a non-invasive fashion appeals to beauty buffs, who are attracted by the idea of a ‘lunchtime treatment’ that can stimulate the basic building blocks of their skin (collagen and elastin) to function as they used to in the past.
Today, laser treatments are used to treat everything from redness to tattoo removal, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and even active acne. These are five that are all the rage among those with a passion for skin rejuvenation.
Laser Tattoo Removal
If you would love to remove a tattoo that is no longer meaningful to you or you simply want to clear up chosen areas of skin for a new tattoo design, Q-switched laser is the treatment of choice for optimal results.
This laser allows the therapist to select specific wavelengths depending on the colors in your tattoo. The idea is to accumulate heat in a targeted color so as to result in the fragmentation of ink.
This treatment works quickly, resulting in a lightening of the targeted area. Just a few of the many Q-switched lasers used for tattoo removal include Nd:YAG, ruby, and alexandrite.
It is amazing to think that technology has advanced to such an extent that today, a laser treatment can replace or even delay the desire to have a facelift.
In reality, facelifts aren’t a comprehensive solution to skin aging, since although they can address sagging, they cannot improve elasticity – which is something that lasers like Ulthera can.
This kind of treatment, also called microfocused ultrasound, involves heating the deeper layer of skin, creating a micro-trauma that the skin works to heal via the production of collagen – a building block of skin.
Best of all, the majority of clients only need one treatment to enjoy significant change. Yearly touch-ups then help maintain results in the long-term.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has made major leaps, with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reporting that it is among the top five most popular minimally invasive treatments.
Laser treatment for areas such as the legs, bikini line, armpit, and even the face are an ideal way to reduce the hassle and expense of regular shaving or waxing.
There are various types of laser used for this treatment – including long-pulse ruby and alexandrite, long pulse diode, and long-pulse Nd:YAG lasers.
All significantly reduce hair growth and thickness, although because hair follicles can be activated over time, periodic maintenance appointments are required once you have achieved your hair reduction goal.
KTP Lasers For Redness
KTP lasers (also known as ExcelV lasers) are ideal to target redness and ‘port wine stain birthmarks’.
They work by providing specific wavelengths of light that target blood vessels that appear as blue or red lines on the face while also targeting general redness.
The treatment works instantly and lasts just a few seconds, with downtime consisting of just a few hours of redness.
Radiofrequency Laser/Fractora For Acne Scarring
Fractora is a popular anti-aging laser treatment, involving the use of fractional radiofrequency, delivered to the skin through a collection of micro-pins.
The effect is to resurface skin while stimulating collagen production. Fractora is currently used to treat various problems – including loss of firmness, dull skin, pigmentation, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.
Factors is also one of the few laser treatments that can be used to target both active acne and acne scars.
Lasers are vastly becoming a treatment of choice for those after perfect skin, since they deliver excellent results despite being minimally invasive.
Just a few of the most oft-used treatments are Ulthera, laser hair removal, KTP laser for redness, and Fractora.
There are many more in existence that can help you address your issues; seeking the advice of trained professionals can help you find the treatment or combination of treatments that can give you the results you crave.
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