Different lasers are used in dermatology and cosmetic surgery. Going through the vast details of each and every lasers will be frustrating. Following are the most commonly used laser treatments.
- Laser Skin resurfacing or acne scar treatments
Laser resurfacing frequently performed to rejuvenate skin on the face and neck to decrease wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scars, to achieve mild skin tightening, and to improve overall skin texture. Most commonly use CO2, Erbium yag lasers
- Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is commonly performed to reduce unwanted or excessive facial and body hair on both men and women, but it requires multiple treatments. Be sure to choose your doctor carefully, as choosing an unqualified or inexperienced laser hair removal practitioner could result in burns, especially if the wrong laser is used on people with darker skin. Commonly used lasers are diode laser, rarely Nd-Yag and Intense Pulse light therapy (IPL) can be used.
- Laser tattoo removal
Laser treatment is often used to remove or fade tattoos. Typically, Q-switched Ruby, Alexandrite, and Nd:Yag lasers are preferred for tattoo removal and usually carry a low risk of causing scarring.
- Light therapy
Light therapy doesn’t use the usual laser technology but often mentioned among laser procedures. Light therapy can be used for hair removal and to treat redness, veins, acne, skin pigmentation issues, such as age spots, melasma, and other skin conditions.