The Versatile Benefits of Laser Treatments
Over the years, the world of aesthetic enhancement has come quite a long way. Each year, with the advent of new technology, aesthetic physicians like Dr. Sergey Voskin of Goals Plastic Surgery, are able perform countless treatments more efficiently than ever before – providing patients results that were impossible to achieve in years past. Despite being considered the best plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, Dr. Voskin and his team at Goals employ a variety of non-surgical techniques to alleviate common cosmetic issues – making use of a number of different devices and technology. One of the most versatile and frequently used devices is the Cynosure Elite+ laser – used for everything from birthmark removal, hyperpigmentation treatment, and leg vein treatment, to laser hair removal, age spot treatment, and overall skincare! As the best plastic surgeon NYC has practicing, Dr. Voskin is always looking for different methods to enhance the results of surgical procedures, the use of laser therapy has been known to bolster the results of certain facial plastic surgery procedures as well. With so many possibilities, laser treatments have pushed the world of aesthetic enhancement into the next generation. And as this technology continues to advance, the possibilities are only expanding. To better educate you on all that is conceivable through aesthetic laser enhancement, here are some of the most common uses.
· Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal is one of the most common aspects of grooming for women (and men!), as unwanted leg, face, and body hair is a tremendous inconvenience and body hair has become a bit of a faux-pas in our society for women. Laser hair removal has completely revolutionized the way we get rid of unwanted face and body hair – completely blowing conventional methods like waxing and shaving out of the water! Waxing and shaving can often be painful, causing patients a lot of discomfort – whereas laser hair removal is almost completely pain-free! In addition, waxing and shaving must be repeated quite often, while each session of laser hair removal can leave you hair free for months or longer!
· Birthmark Removal
Birthmarks come in all different shapes sizes and types, and when it comes to birthmark removal there are quite a few options out there including surgery, topical creams, and laser birthmark removal. Using highly precise laser energy, we are able to target the pigmented skin of birthmark to lighten its color – eventually causing it to fade within only a few sessions. In addition, the laser is able to target any vascular issues that may be causing the birthmark as well.
· Hyperpigmentation Treatment
Similar to the treatment birthmarks, age spot treatment, liver spot removal, and hyperpigmentation treatment overall, are all possible using lasers. These hyperpigmentation spots are areas in which the skin has become far darker than the normal skin, due to excess melanin deposits. During hyperpigmentation treatment, the Cynosure laseremits heat energy beneath the skin’s surface at a specific wavelength for it to be absorbed by the areas with excess pigment, and not the surrounding skin. The heat energy is powerful enough to destroy these specific cells, while leaving everything else completely untouched – causing the discolorations tobrighten up and within a few successive sessions the area will match the color of your normal skin!
· Leg Vein Treatment & Other Vascular Lesions
Whether you have got varicose veins or spider veins, laser leg vein treatment offers you the most efficient method to get the smooth, sultry legs you’ve always wanted. Using one of the settings on the multi-wavelength Cynosure Elite+, we are able to use laser energy to target these abnormally functioning veins in the legs. When the laser energy penetrates the skin, into the end of the vein, it is able to close it off completely, and sever any connection to other blood vessels. By doing this, the malfunctioning vein will eventually “die out”, and slowly shrink. As time goes on, it will eventually be absorbed into the body as a waste product and no longer be visible from the skin’s surface. In addition, if you are suffering from other vascular lesions, lasers work in a similar fashion.
· Wrinkles, Scars, Bumps, & Blemishes
As we age, our skin becomes more and more susceptible to outside, environmental factors, like the wind, sun, rain, and more. And as our skin ages, it can no longer protect itself from the damage caused by these elements, and things like wrinkles and blemishes occur. As the best plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, Dr. Voskinand the team at Goals offers a number of different dermal fillers and Botox for the treatment of wrinkles and lines. An alternative to such treatment is laser skin resurfacing, a breakthrough method of alleviating a variety of blemishes. The highly precise laser energy is emitted into the skin along the treatment area. These beams of laser energy are able to remove the irregular area of skin (whether it be a wrinkle, bump, blemish or scar), layer by layer – causing the outer layer of dead, dull damaged, skin to be completely removed and any blemishes or wrinkles with it.
The key to laser skin resurfacing lies in the ability of the laser to stimulate cellular turnover, and the production of a vital skincare compound known as collagen. Collagen is responsible for providing the skin with its soft, supple, smooth feel, and its ability to heal from damage as well as regenerate itself. A similar effect occurs during other techniques like age spot treatment. When the laser energy comes into contact with the dermis, collagen production becomes stimulated. When more collagen is produced, the skin that was removed in the initial step of laser skin resurfacing, is replaced by fresh, new skin that is soft and supple with a fresh, youthful glow! Lasers have truly revolutionized the aesthetics industry and have a lot more to offer! As their technology advances, we will only see them get better and better. To schedule an appointment for laser treatment or any type of aesthetic consultation, contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.