Laser treatments might seem like they belong in a science fiction movie or novel, but they’re very much part of our reality in everything from manufacturing to cosmetic medicine. The energy produced by laser beams can make significant improvements a person’s appearance or correct a range of cosmetic issues.
Whether you’ve considered laser treatments in the past or are new to the concept, here are just a few of the issues the lasers can help to correct.
Remove Unwanted Hair
Few hair removal options are meant provide long-lasting results. If you shave, you probably have to do it at least once a day. If you wax unwanted hair, you need to keep up with regular waxing appointments. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, is often able to eliminate unwanted hair for good after just a few sessions.
Usually, people schedule between three and six treatment sessions, each one spaced a few weeks apart. The treatment works by sending energy from a laser into the hair follicle. The energy is enough to destroy the follicle, so that hair no longer grows.
While older methods of hair removal were often only recommended to people with dark hair and light complexions, more advanced technology means that the laser treatments can be customized to work on people of all complexions and hair types.
Remove Tattoo Regrets
One of the biggest downsides of getting a tattoo is that the decision you make at age 18 or 20 is often going to be a decision you need to live with for the rest of your life. That doesn’t stop plenty of people from getting tattoos when they are young, though.
Fortunately, tattoo removal options have come a long way in recent years, thanks in large part to advances in laser technology. While older laser tattoo methods didn’t work well on all colors of inks and were notoriously long and painful, the PiQo4 laser has considerably improved the treatment. The PiQo4 laser works on four different wavelengths so that it’s able to remove more colors than other laser removal options. It also works on a wider area of skin at once, meaning that overall treatment takes less time.
Eliminate Spider Veins
Spider veins look like blue, red or purple spider webs just beneath the surface of the skin. They’re usually not a medical concern, but they can make you feel very self-conscious, especially if you like to wear shorts or skirts when the weather’s nice. The veins can also develop on your face, which can further affect your self-esteem.
How to treat spider veins depends in large part on their size. While large veins are better treated with sclerotherapy, a chemical injection that causes the veins to collapse, smaller veins can be effectively treated with a laser.
The heat from the laser is usually enough to cause small spider veins to collapse. After a few weeks, the collapsed veins fade from view. The destroyed veins don’t return and any blood that flowed through them ends up being redirected to other veins in the body.
Get Rid of Cellulite
Coffee grounds, dry brushing–what haven’t people tried to get rid of cellulite, the dimples that form in skin due to fat cells bulging up through the surface?
It turns out that all they needed was a laser. VelaSmooth is an effective treatment for cellulite. It works by targeting the connective tissue that pulls on the skin from the underside, causing the outer layer of fat to bulge and create a bumpy texture.
Improve Skin’s Appearance
Finally, it’s worth pointing out that laser treatments can do a lot to improve the appearance of the skin. While many anti-aging treatments focus on one issue at a time, such as wrinkles, dark spots or skin sagging, many laser treatments can tackle multiple issues simultaneously. For example, a laser treatment can help to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also tackling a dark spot or collection of freckles. Lasers can help to improve the texture of skin as well by encouraging the production of collagen in the dermis.
Schedule Your Laser Treatment Today
Dr. Haitham Masri and Dr. Fatina Masri each have more than two decades of experience performing plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures. They offer several laser treatments to correct a variety of concerns. They can help you decide on the treatment option that will best meet your goals, whether you want to remove a tattoo, get rid of excess hair, eliminate spider veins or cellulite, or reduce the signs of aging. To schedule your free patient consultation at The Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, call (866) 487-3223 today.