The Many Ways Laser Therapy Can Help
Something that you might never believe, but the word laser is an acronym (an abbreviation which uses the first letter of each word in a description to create a term.) interestingly enough, according to the team at Koru NYC, the best med spa Midtown has to offer, the actual word for Laser (L-A-S-E-R) stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. In simpler terms, a laser is a single-wavelength (one color of light) source of high-energy light, which can be accurately focused to transmit that light onto a very small area. According to the best medical spa in Midtown, Koru NYC, when it comes to a cosmetic laser treatment, there are a few different types of lasers that represent the vast majority of every single type of laser out there. Two of the most common types of lasers have got to be ablative and non-ablative lasers. As with any other cosmetic laser treatment, these lasers work by penetrating deeper into the skin’s surface and into the actual tissue. Ablative lasers actually vaporize the top layers of damaged skin, while non-ablative lasers work deeper in the skin without removing or otherwise damaging the top layers. For this reason, there is no real patient downtime associated with cosmetic procedures that employ solely non-ablative laser technology.
How Lasers Work?
When it comes to cosmetic laser treatment, according to the best medical spa Midtown has to offer, in Koru NYC, lasers are generally monochromatic, which means one and chromo refers to color. This means that a given laser emits light of only one wavelength (or color) of light. Lasers work in cosmetic applications through a process called “selective photothermolysis.” When broken down, this very fancy word means that it modulates the frequency of light (photo) to produce heat (thermo) in the specific area of the corresponding thing you wish to destroy (lysis). To do this, the wavelength of the light beam must be in sync with the color of the target which is to be addressed, whether that be brown spots, unsightly red broken capillaries or some other undesirable skin condition. One of the best parts about cosmetic laser treatment is that when you use high quality lasers, they are some of the most versatile methods in all of aesthetic enhancement treatment – and they can help to alleviate a wide variety of different issues, some of which include:
· Wrinkles & Fine Lines: For treating lines and wrinkles, a combination of skin resurfacing and skin-tightening procedures can be used or both can be accomplished with a more aggressive ablative laser, such as a CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser or Erbium lasers. According to Koru NYC, the best medical spa in Midtown, the CO2 laser is also commonly used for the removal of warts and skin tags and for cutting skin in laser-assisted surgery. Pulsed dye lasers have also shown some success, along with less aggressive non-laser, light-based treatments, such as IPL and LED photofacials. (See other light-based cosmetic applications below.)
· Skin Tightening: Most cosmetic laser procedures provide at least some level of superficial tightening because they produce a controlled injury of the skin, which encourages increased collagen production. For more significant tightening results, however, CO2 lasers are the laser of choice. In addition, there has been much success using non-laser, light-based treatments, such as Titan infrared devices and Thermage radio-frequency based systems.
· Pigmented Lesions & Discolorations: The most commonly used lasers for the treatment of pigmented lesions, such as sun spots, age spots, melasma and other forms of hyperpigmentation are the pulsed dye, Nd:YAG, and fractional (Fraxel) lasers, along with non-laser, light-based treatments, such as IPL.
· Hair Removal: The success and safety of laser hair removal is highly dependent on the pigment present in both the skin and the hair of the patient being treated. For darker-skinned patients, the Nd:YAG and diode lasers are often the lasers of choice, and for lighter-skinned patients, IPL has proved effective.
· Acne & Acne Scars: For deeper acne scars, the CO2 laser remains the gold standard, although more recent developments such as the erbium:YAG, fractional laser and certain nonablative lasers have shown considerable success with superficial acne scarring. For the treatment of active acne, LED technology has proven to be quite effective.
For more information on laser treatments and other methods available, be sure to contact the best med spa Midtown has to offer, in Koru NYC.