Lasers have become popular cosmetic tools to address a wide range of skin concerns for both women and men. One of the many benefits of laser skin treatments is that they can typically be completed in a short amount of time and can offer an effective alternative to surgical options.
If you’ve been considering updating your look, one of these amazing laser treatments might be the solution for you.
More and more people are getting tattoos, which also means that there is an increasing need for an effective method of tattoo removal. Whether you’re unhappy with the final result of your tattoo or simply outgrew its design and meaning, you can now opt for laser tattoo removal to give yourself a clean slate.
Laser tattoo removal works by directing pulses of laser light that target the ink beneath the surface of your skin. The laser is able to break up this pigment and, over the course of several treatment sessions, fade and ultimately get rid of your tattoo. Although tattoos done in blank and grey ink tend to be the easiest to remove, today’s lasers can now effectively remove any color.
Years of exposure to the sun’s UV rays, air pollution and other age accelerants can leave your skin looking and feeling dull and lackluster. Laser skin resurfacing tools like the CO2RE Fractional CO2 laser can help to improve the tone and texture of your skin by stimulating its natural collagen production, resulting in a smoother, more even and younger-looking complexion.
Most CO2RE Fractional CO2 Resurfacing treatments take around 30 minutes to complete, but your individual experience can vary depending on your unique needs. Over the next few days after your laser skin resurfacing treatment, you should see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your skin with just one session.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is quickly becoming one of the most popular laser skin treatments available, and understandably so. Traditional hair removal methods can be time-consuming and downright painful, so why not treat yourself to LHR and rid yourself of shaving and waxing woes once and for all?
Most people will require 6 to 9 laser hair removal sessions spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart for the face and 8 to 10 weeks apart for areas on your body. This will yield the gentlest and most effective results possible for a smoother, sleeker look and feel without the hassles that come along with shaving, waxing and plucking.
For the best results, you will need to stay out of the sun and tanning bed throughout your full cycle of laser hair removal treatments.
Many people are unhappy with the appearance of veins on their face or legs, which can be caused by age, standing for long periods of time and certain medical conditions.
Lasers like the GentleMax Pro® can help to minimize and even eliminate visible veins in as little as one treatment session, although in some cases, a second session may be necessary to achieve maximum results. In addition, the GentleMax Pro® can be used safely on any skin type, as it combines two different types of lasers: the Alexandrite for light skin tones and the nd-YAG for darker skin tones.
Acne Scar Treatment
Acne and acne scarring aren’t just cosmetic concerns for teens. Many adults struggle with these skin problems and desire a smoother, more even skin tone and texture. There are several different laser skin treatments that can address acne scars, including the CO2RE Fractional CO2 laser and PicoWay® Resolve.
PicoWay® Resolve uses the shortest possible laser pulses, measured in picoseconds. This treatment requires no downtime, so you can expect to resume your normal activities immediately following your session. The number of PicoWay® treatments that you’ll need will depend on your unique skin type and condition.
The CO2RE Fractional CO2 laser is another option to help smooth away acne scars. This method may require fewer treatment sessions, as it is a more aggressive option. Talk with your cosmetic surgeon or laser technician to decide which might make the most sense for you.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a nonsurgical solution to changes in your vaginal wellness due to childbirth, a medical condition or the natural aging process. The CO2RE Intima laser works to stimulate the production of collagen in vaginal tissue in order to improve the tone, texture and appearance to help you feel more like yourself again.
One of the many benefits of this procedure is that is typically takes about 15 minutes to perform and requires little to no downtime afterward. For optimum results, up to three treatment sessions spaced about four weeks apart may be necessary.
Signs of facial aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration and sagging skin are inevitable, but with laser skin treatments like the CO2RE Fractional CO2 laser and PicoWay® Resolve, you can significantly improve the tone and texture of your skin. These treatments can help to smooth away lines and wrinkles and provide a more even skin tone by getting rid of age spots, melasma and other signs of discoloration.
Improve Stretch Marks
Similarly, many laser treatments are able to improve the appearance of stretch marks by triggering your skin’s natural collagen production and wound-healing process. If stretch marks are a concern for you, discuss this with a trained and experienced laser technician to help determine the best treatment approach for your needs.
Although not technically a laser, the Syneron eMatrix uses radiofrequency waves to target collagen production beneath your outer layer of skin while remaining gentle. The eMatrix can be a very effective treatment method to help improve the appearance of large pores, acne scars, stretch marks and many common signs of aging.
Caroll Delo is a board certified laser technician at Simply Smooth Laser Center in Tampa, a niche practice that focuses specifically on laser treatments. Simply Smooth Laser Center offers the most advanced options in laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation and laser tattoo removal.