4 Skincare Benefits of Laser Treatment
As one of the foremost plastic surgery practices across NYC, Goals Plastic Surgery prides itself on offering a wide variety of procedures both surgical and non-surgical. With some of the most advanced aesthetic enhancement methods at their disposal, the experts at Goals are able to help patients with a number of different cosmetic concerns, achieve their ideal face and body in no time at all! In recent years, some of the most popular enhancement treatments make use of laser therapy treatment. As lasers have become far more effective, their versatility has become one of the most valuable parts to any aesthetic practice, as they can be used to treat everything from general skincare concerns, such as age spot removal, liver spot removal, more complicated treatments such as mole removal, and even common cosmetic maintenance treatments like laser hair removal. The best aspect about laser treatments is that as these lasers become more and more advanced, former issues and side effects we might have dealt with in the past use are no longer a concern. Learn more about the amazing benefits of laser treatment below.
· Laser Hair Removal
Probably the most common use of modern aesthetic enhancement lasers, laser hair removal is popular amongst both women and surprisingly men as well. While we are not too far off from the days in which other hair removal methods dominated the scene, including shaving, waxing, electrolysis and more – laser hair removal has systematically been able to improve on all these options. In fact, laser hair removal has proven to be faster, more efficient, and allow for far less regrowth of our unwanted hair. For many patients once laser hair removal is done a handful of times, many patients will experience less and less regrowth, until the hair follicles are far more damaged and there is little to nothing left. In addition, when compared to those other methods of hair removal, lasers are far more comfortable, less painful, and aside from minor redness are able to eliminate the majority of the side effects associated with those other methods. One interesting piece of information about lasers in the past was that they used to not work well for those patients with darker skin tones, whether it be for concerns such as age spot treatment or laser hair removal. This occurred because the lasers worked by identifying hair follicles by the color difference between darker hair on lighter skin, almost exclusively. In the case of a discoloration issue such as general age spot treatment, patients would have to be of fair skin and have darker discolorations. However, in modern lasers this is no longer an issue as lasers are able to work well on all shades and types of skin.
· Mole Removal
As we mentioned, mole removal is one of the most common and highly effective uses for lasers in today’s world. And considering that some moles can be malignant, while others are benign, it is vital to act on such issues far sooner than we would have in years past. For certain moles, while excision surgery was most commonly used to remove them, we are now able to use laser treatments, having improved the process so much. in fact, not only is the laser mole removal method more effective on most moles, it is also far less painful, as some manual mole removal can hurt quite a bit – despite most mole removal methods requiring some manual techniques as well. Also, another advantage of lasers is that they will help to resurface the skin entirely beneath the mole, similar to the process of age spot removal which also uses lasers. Essentially the lasers can also help to clean up the unwanted scar & likely discoloration, that is generally left behind as a result of the manual mole removal.
· Hyperpigmentation & Discolorations – Age Spot Treatment, Liver Spot Treatment, Etc.
One of the biggest advantages of using high end lasers at Goals is by far their ability to help patients deal with common age spot removal, liver spot removal, rosacea issues, melasma concerns, and other discolorations. This process is known as laser skin resurfacing, and is often used to treat these issues, as well as other types of blemishes and unwanted abrasions. Generally, for a common issue like liver spot treatment, the laser would be directed to the affected area, and as the laser energy enters the skin’s surface, it is able to not only help remove the outermost layer of skin, layer by layer, but the heat energy travels to the inner action layers of the skin such as the dermis, and stimulates the production of vital skincare proteins known as collagen and elastin, which will help to restore and rejuvenate the skin which has been removed above. Therefore, in the case of liver spot removal, as the laser is slowly removing the discoloration above, the collagen and elastin from below will help to restore this area over the course of the next weeks to months. In addition, during the same case of liver spot treatment, over time, the collagen and elastin, will help prevent such issues, and ensure that the area is smoother, softer, and has an overall better tone and texture.
· Vascular Birthmark Removal
Birthmark removal is a fairly common aesthetic enhancement procedure done using lasers, especially when it comes to the presence of unwanted, reddish, vascular birthmarks often known as Hemangiomas or “strawberries “or even port wine stains. Such birthmark issues are somewhat common, affecting 1 in every 10 children, but in many cases, they will have a birthmark removal done before they even enter school age. in recent years, many parents have been far more likely to use a combination of conventional treatment, and laser birthmark removal. generally, considering these are most often along the face or head, we must use a weaker level of laser, and therefore it may take more sessions, however it will be worth the health of the child in the end.
For more information on laser treatments or other procedures available at Goals, be sure to contact us today.