Laser Treatment / Laser Surgery
LASER stands for Light Amplified by Stimulated by Emissions of Radiation and it acts by giving out a beam of light which goes in one direction. Lasers can differ in intensity in accordance to the section that the dermatologist desires to treat. One specific color of light is produced by the laser which is known as a "wavelength". The laser beam then can vaporize and eliminate blemishes, wrinkles, scars and close up blood vessels and it can go deeper into the skin tissue as well.
Dermatologists were among the first and foremost specialists who use lasers in treating a wide range of skin disorders and conditions such as varicose veins, spider veins and also removing unwanted facial and body hair.
The latest laser systems have developed outstandingly in the form of accuracy and precision which results in safe results which were not formerly available. This means that the laser can be directed precisely to the desired area instead of on a non-specific section of the skin. Qualified physicians handle laser treatments well and lasers are used safely. Nevertheless, there are risks and benefits as with any medical practice. Some of the possibilities in laser treatments include scarring, impermanent results, pain, slow healing up to a few months, and other risks are rare but they are still probable. Each patient has a different effect, whereby some may get redness and scarring which can persists from several weeks to several months. However, permanent scarring is uncommon. The amount of a laser burn may be more predictable because the force of the laser and its exposure time to the skin can be controlled.
There are numerous types of laser treatment to suit different purposes. For wrinkled, sun damaged, aging or scarred skin, the CO2 Erbium-YAG laser is appropriate. Lasers are also utilized as a cutting device or on very high-level power to get rid of skin cancers and moles. On the other hand, Q-switched Nd.YAG lasers are primarily used to treat deep pigmented lesions, such as moles or freckles and to remove tattoos. Pulsed dye lasers are used to deal with stretch marks, scars, spider veins, warts which are known as vascular lesions. There are further laser systems and occasionally lasers are used in combination to treat the skin disorder properly. The best kind of treatment will be suggested by the dermatologist after an examination is done.