Everything you need to know about laser resurfacing treatments
Laser resurfacing treatments have gained popularity in recent years as more and more people seek effective solutions to address various skin concerns. Simply put, these treatments can make a noticeable difference on the skin! Dr. Will Kirby, who is a renowned celebrity dermatologist and Chief Medical Officer of LaserAway, and his medical staff gave Life & Style Magazine the lowdown on the various laser treatments available for sun damage, acne scar treatment, tattoo removal, and more.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacials are a versatile treatment option that can address several skin concerns, including sun damage, age spots, redness, and acne scars. IPL treatments work by using a broad spectrum of light wavelengths to target the melanin (pigment) in the skin. The melanin absorbs the light, which subsequently breaks it down and helps fade the unwanted pigmentation. Aesthetic nurse Corey Ordoyne elaborates, “IPL delivers these precise light pulses to your skin, so we’re able to target imperfections; plus, the heat from the light encourages collagen production, so you get the added benefit of a healthy glow!”
IPL photofacials are non-invasive and require little to no downtime, making them an attractive option for those with busy schedules. However, it is essential to consult a professional to determine if you are a suitable candidate for IPL treatments, as they may not be effective for all skin types and conditions.
Q-Switch lasers for tattoo removal
For those seeking tattoo removal, q-switch lasers are the go-to solution. These lasers work by emitting high-intensity pulses of light that break down the ink particles in the tattoo. The fragmented ink particles are then naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body’s immune system. Aesthetic nurse Shem Hooda explains some of the benefits of Q-switch lasers: “These [lasers] break up and disperse your ink while leaving surrounding areas unaffected, so results look uniform and natural.”
The effectiveness of q-switch laser treatments can vary depending on factors such as the size, color, location, and age of the tattoo. Generally, multiple sessions are required to achieve the desired results. It is important to consult with a qualified professional to discuss your specific tattoo removal needs and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser treatment designed to address early signs of aging and improve overall skin tone and texture. This treatment is suitable for individuals seeking a more youthful appearance but may not be ready for more invasive procedures.
Clear + Brilliant is a fractional laser that creates microscopic channels in the skin, stimulating the production of new, healthy skin cells and collagen. The result is a refreshed, rejuvenated complexion with reduced fine lines and a more even skin tone.
As a minimally invasive procedure, Clear + Brilliant offers minimal discomfort and downtime. Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment. However, it is important to remember that multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve optimal results.
Bottom line: Laser resurfacing treatments offer effective solutions
Laser resurfacing treatments, such as IPL photofacials, Q-switch lasers for tattoo removal, and Clear + Brilliant, offer effective solutions to various skin concerns, including sun damage, acne scars, and unwanted tattoos. Dr. Will Kirby and his medical team emphasize the importance of consulting with a qualified medical professional to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific needs.
LaserAway, the leading provider of aesthetic dermatological treatments, offers these advanced laser resurfacing options, ensuring that all procedures are performed by registered nurses, nurse practitioners, or physician associates. By entrusting your skin to the experts at LaserAway, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands and will receive the highest standard of care to help you achieve your desired results.