Laser treatments haven’t been around for a very long time, but they are now used for rejuvenating skin, erasing fine lines, for long term hair removal, and for a number of other cosmetic procedures. And now lasers may be going a step further and could help with tattoos and melasma as well.
Lasers for melasma and skin tattoo removal
LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation and it could now be used for two quite disparate things it would seem. Melasma is a skin condition that is also known as the mask of pregnancy; and appears on the face in a butterfly pattern of dark, pigmented skin due to overproduction of melanin by the skin.
Newly developed laser therapy can help with this condition in low impact, low energy manner, unlike earlier laser treatments that could be harsh and damaging for the skin.
Fractional lasers are being effectively used to treat melasma without causing inflammation or irritation as could have been the case before.
Lasers could also help with tattoo removal, another long and painful procedure that required multiple treatments with gaps between them to permit healing of skin.
The new treatment protocols using modern lasers can do the job quicker, more efficiently and painlessly. The idea is that laser are used in a way that will break down the pigment but not heat up or harm the skin in the process.
Laser cosmetic treatments
Laser skin care is also becoming increasingly popular and widely used now. Two effective ways to fight skin aging are laser treatments and chemical peels, recommend skin care experts. Additionally caffeine based eye creams could also help fight fine lines and wrinkles. The caffeine not only wakes you up, it also awakens the eyes!
Lasers and chemical peels can help reveal fresher, younger skin by removing the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and can also improve on other problems such as pigmentation (age spots and other spots). This can help offer that glow to the skin that women hanker after. These treatments have been called “breakthrough winkle fighters”.
Sun protection is still the best anti winkle treatment
While lasers and chemical peels may help reduce wrinkles, sun protection can help prevent wrinkles. Sun damage is the number 1 reason for premature aging of skin, and experts advise that protecting skin from the sun is still the best thing you can do for your skin.