What are laser skin treatments?
Laser skin treatments use different types of lasers to treat the tell-tale signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, as well as scars and some skin conditions. Ablative laser skin treatments use an intense laser beam to burn and remove the outer layers of skin which have either aged or been damaged, causing the skin to heal itself in the creation of new skin cells. Non-ablative skin laser treatments use a different wavelength to determine how deep the laser should penetrate in order to damage the collagen beneath the skin and stimulates new growth.
Who is an ideal candidate for laser skin treatments?
A laser skin treatment is a great way to rejuvenate the skin and is ideal for those with signs of ageing or anyone who has experienced damage from exposure to the sun. As well as dealing with surface issues, it can also treat deeper concerns such as scars, acnes scarring and pigmentation issues. The treatment can focus on one small area or cover the whole face if necessary, as well as the neck, chest, hands and arms. This treatment is particularly suited to those with good overall health who have mildly sagging skin, fine lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead or scars from injury, acne or chickenpox.
How do laser skin treatments work?
Before the treatment, the skin is cleansed and a numbing cream is applied to the areas to be treated. You will also be supplied with goggles or glasses to protect your eyes during the treatment. A spray may also be applied in order to protect the outer layer of the skin before the laser is applied.
How long do the results last? 3-5 years
Treatment duration time: 30-120 minutes
Anaesthesia required: Numbing cream
Downtime: 3-14 days