Laser Skin Treatments
Laser Skin Treatments At Canada Medlaser
Laser treatments have been used in the Medical Aesthetics industry for several years, particularly in the permanent removal of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal works by destroying the hair follicles so the hair cannot grow. The rest of the skin remains undamaged because the laser can be adjusted to only focus on the darkest matter like the hair follicle. This same technology can also be used to treat problem areas of the skin.
Laser can be used to treat the following skin conditions:
- Spider veins and varicose veins: A telltale sign of aging, these are seen most commonly on the legs and face. They occur when blood does not flow properly through the vein and pools inside it. This causes the vein to twist and, in some cases, bulge out from under the skin. Varicose veins can be very unsightly but can also cause people severe pain.
- Redness and Rosacea: skin conditions that are commonly characterized by breakouts of redness of the skin on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. They often result in enlarged and broken blood vessels. Rosacea, a more severe condition can have several other symptoms, such as dry or burning skin, swollen or bumpy eyelids, a swollen nose, and even vision problems.
- Hyperpigmentation: a common condition caused by excess production of melanin, it results in darker or more pigmented spots and blotches on the skin. Some of the causes of hyperpigmentation are sun damage (sunspots), aging (age spots), or hormones (melasma). It can also be caused by scarring. Hyperpigmentation can occur all over the body but are most noticeable when on the face.
Using laser therapy, the veins can be destroyed by heat and intense light. In the treatment of spider veins and broken vessels, the heat induced from the laser causes scar tissue to form and close the vein or vessel. With blood no longer flowing and pooling in the vein, it is no longer visible and eventually is reabsorbed into surrounding tissue.
Laser therapy is a great alternative to sclerotherapy as it is non-invasive, and causes less pain and side effects. When treating hyperpigmentation, lasers will deliver intense light pulses to the area. This destroys the cells that produce the melanin without damaging the surface of the skin. The darker, pigmented spots will absorb the light and will be brought to the surface of the skin. Due to the spots coming to the surface, they do darken at first. This means that the treatment was effective. Over time, the dark areas will scab and then can come off with exfoliation, leaving normal-pigmented skin underneath.
Canada MedLaser can assist you in treating these skin problems using the Candela GentleMaxPro laser, which is one of the top lasers in the industry for hair removal and skin treatments. It is a dual platform laser that uses a 755nm Alexandrite laser and a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser. It also employs their specialized Dynamic Cooling Device to apply cryogen to the skin before and after the laser pulses in order to make the treatment as comfortable and pain-free as possible.