Lasers have become increasingly popular because they offer targeted treatments with little to no downtime. But how do lasers work? Lasers emit a focused beam of light that is absorbed by the target tissue, which can be anything from the top layer of skin to deeper structures like fat cells or blood vessels. The energy from the laser is then converted into heat, which destroys the target tissue.

Lasers can be used for a variety of different treatments, including but not limited to:

  • Skin resurfacing: Lasers can improve the skin’s texture and appearance by reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage.
  • Hair removal: Lasers can permanently reduce hair growth by damaging the hair follicles.
  • Tattoo removal: Lasers can break up the ink particles in tattoos, allowing the body to remove them gradually.
  • Treatment of vascular lesions: Lasers can shrink or destroy blood vessels visible on the skin’s surface, such as spider veins.

How does laser works?

Lasers emit a focused beam of light that is absorbed by the target tissue, which can be anything from the top layer of skin to deeper structures like fat cells or blood vessels. The energy from the laser is then converted into heat, which destroys the target tissue.

What are the beauty benefits of lasers?

1- Skin resurfacing

Skin resurfacing improves the skin’s texture and appearance by reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage. Lasers can promote collagen production and help to repair damaged skin cells.

2- Hair removal

Lasers from The Laser Trader can be used for permanently reducing hair growth by damaging the hair follicles. This treatment is most effective on dark hair and light skin. It can be used on any body, including the face, legs, arms, and bikini line.

3- Tattoo removal

Tattoo removal is all about breaking up the ink particles in tattoos, allowing the body to remove them gradually. Lasers are safe and effective for all skin types.

4- Treatment of vascular lesions

Lasers can be used to treat vascular lesions, such as spider veins. The heat from the laser damages the blood vessels, causing them to shrink and eventually disappear.

5- Treatment of pigmented lesions

Lasers can also treat pigmented lesions, such as freckles or age spots. The heat from the laser breaks up the pigment in the skin, allowing it to fade away gradually.

What are the side effects of lasers?

Most people tolerate laser treatments well. However, there is a risk of side effects, such as:

  • Blistering: This is a more serious side effect if the skin is damaged during the treatment. The blisters will usually heal on their own within a few weeks.
  • Scarring: This is a rare but potential side effect of laser treatments. It is more likely to occur with certain lasers, such as those used for tattoo removal.
  • Changes in skin color: This is another rare but potential side effect of laser treatments. It is more likely to occur with certain types of lasers, such as those used to treat pigmented lesions.

If you’re considering laser treatment, it’s important to consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has experience with lasers. They can determine if you’re a good candidate for the treatment and what type of laser will suit your specific condition.

By Zigong