Laser skin resurfacing is one of the best ways to address many of the most common skin issues including sun spots, age spots, wrinkles, rosacea, redness, acne scars, and even acne itself. We have a wealth of different types of laser treatments for face available to treat these skin issues, but knowing which one is right for your skin can be confusing. While the right treatment will ultimately be determined after a consultation with your dermatologist, check out the best lasers for the face here.
Here are Five Different Types of Laser Treatments for the Face
1. Laser Genesis: For Instant Glow Of Skin
Laser Genesis is known as one of the best lunchtime cosmetic procedures because you can make the dermatology office look better than when you walked in and it only takes about 15 minutes. This “super facial” uses a wavelength of 1064nm to gently heat the dermis and eliminate diffuse redness, making it ideal for those with rosacea. Laser Genesis also boosts collagen production to help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and gives the complexion a beautiful glow. With Laser Genesis, there is no downtime and no commitments!
2. Fractional CO2 Laser: To Remove Acne Scars
Acne scars are a complexion-destroying reminder of unpleasant acne bouts. Pimples are bad enough, but once a scar forms from them, you know you have problems with your hands. Acne scars are notoriously difficult to hide and can distract from your beautiful brown eyes or juicy full lips. This laser is best for deep acne scars—the kind that is scarred and won’t hide. This type of facial laser pierces tiny holes in the deepest layer of the skin to regenerate collagen growth and fill in areas of tissue loss due to acne scars. The best fractional CO2 lasers are Fraxel Re: pair, MiXto-Laser, TotalFX, and Matrix CO2.
3. Pulsed Dye Laser: For Broken Blood Vessels:
When trying to banish broken blood vessels and broken capillaries from your face, you should rely on a vascular laser such as a pulsed dye laser. The good news is that pulsed dye lasers require no pain management and have no downtime. These types of lasers use yellow light to very gently heat the skin and destroy blood vessels while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. One of the best-pulsed dye lasers is the Syneron Candela Vbeam Perfecta.
4. Fraxel: Instead Of A Facelift
Perhaps best known in pop culture as the go-to laser for Kim Kardashian, the Fraxel laser is a serious powerhouse in the skin rejuvenation category. Best in class for wrinkle removal, crow’s feet treatment, sun damage removal, and general skin rejuvenation is the Fraxel Re: pair laser. Yes, there is some downtime with Fraxel, but after a few days your skin will look sunburnt and your skin will look 10 years younger, firmer, and completely refreshed.
5. IPL: To Remove Sun Damage
Sun rays ruin our smooth and gorgeous complexion and appear to brown spots too much. We’re not talking about some cute little freckles, we’re talking about those jagged pigment spots where the sun has touched your skin. We love IPL (aka Laser Photo Rejuvenation) to get rid of those suckers. This targets melanin in dark spots. After a few days, they will flake off revealing a perfectly even and gorgeous complexion.
According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, IPL grew in popularity by over 30 percent between 2014 and 2015 in the United States.
To counteract the increasing early signs of skin aging, showed that around 88% of women do not know the right products for their skin! And using the wrong products on the skin can cause it.
- Increase your skin’s ability to age.
- Weakening of the skin barrier against damage.
- Give in to the loss of skin shine and shine.
Not only is it important to understand which products are suitable for specific skin needs, but it is also important to research cosmetic treatments before embarking on them.
To evaluate the best skin care products or cosmetic treatments, one can choose an ideal dermatologist or even sign up for a dermatologist-approved online quiz that can help you better understand your skin and recommend the perfect products for your skin type.
Anyone planning cosmetic correction/enhancement treatment should be aware that this is a time of fad and that the trend is typically followed by physicians/specialists as well.
When it comes to laser skin and hair treatment, caution must be more exponential as light-based treatments are quite critical and therefore must only be performed by experienced hands. Anyone looking for laser treatments knows that a laser is a light device that has a source of high-intensity light capable of accurately targeting small spots with high energy.
Lasers appear to be a wonderful tool for cosmetic enhancement, and their beam gently vaporizes skin tissue to treat a variety of skin conditions, including:
- thin lines
- age spots
- Unwanted tattoos
- acne scars
- beauty mistake
- occlude blood vessels
- spider veins
- Drooping, dry, sagging skin of the eyelids and dark circles
- Improve crow’s feet around the eyes
- Pucker marks
- forehead wrinkles
- brown spots
- Uneven skin complexion, and texture
- smoking line
- skin tightening
- unwanted hair
- the incision in skin tissue
- vascular lesions
The broad spectrum of the conventional type of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) has the potential to specifically treat pigmentation and blood vessels by using the technique of directing short, concentrated, pulsating beams of light onto uneven skin and precisely removing the skin layer by layer.
- With the newly developed and improved technologies, many other skin problems and diseases can also be treated with laser therapy.
- Laser toning and tightening is a non-surgical cosmetic correction method that uses lasers to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin
- Promotion of collagen production (the main protein or building block of the skin that gives it its firmness, elasticity, and radiance).
- Restore our skin’s ability to heal.
- Fill in those fine lines and wrinkles through natural processes.
- Stimulate blood vessels to constrict and function the way they once did for smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
- Minimal discomfort, especially with a non-ablative laser treatment that does not remove a layer of skin.
- No or very little downtime with minimal reactions such as swelling, redness, and a feeling of warmth on the skin, which will disappear within a few hours.
Long-lasting results usually last for years.
What Are The Advantages Of Laser Toning?
If you are looking for a proven method to reduce the problem of pigmentation or want to remove blackheads, birthmarks, or scars, you should consider the latest laser treatment options, which can help solve the following problems, among others.
Some key benefits of our laser toning treatments and how we help achieve them include to:
- Sayonara on scars & acne scars
- Laser toning has started to treat acne scars and fortunately has shown promising results for a large proportion of recipients.
- By stimulating collagen formation deep in the dermis/epidermis, lasers can be a useful tool to improve the appearance of deep wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores, and severe acne scars.
- Ablative lasers like CO2 laser are used to solve the problem of acne scars, scarring warts, skin cancer, skin tags, sagging skin, moles, moles, sun damage, and corns/calluses on feet.
Get the Natural Face Lift And Body Contouring
Typically, patients benefit from a non-surgical facelift and body contouring alternatives
- Slightly to the moderately flabby neck.
- Sagging cheeks.
- Deep wrinkles and other visible signs of facial aging.
Apart from improving facial skin laxity and body muscle elasticity, laser toning can also be used to improve skin problems in other areas.
By promoting collagen production, the skin becomes firmer and softer giving it a natural lift and smoothness.
This non-surgical approach is also ideal for someone who wants to avoid a painfully invasive facelift or has a chronic condition that precludes surgery.
For example, the new age “ablative lasers” are used to tighten and strengthen skin that has loosened either due to external factors or aging.
What Happens In The Ablative Laser Process?
This procedure removes the outer layers of sun-damaged or aged skin by directing an intense wavelength of light.
The laser revitalizes the underlying skin, resulting in collagen promotion and a significant improvement in wrinkles.
After laser treatment, as soon as the skin heals after the treatment, new skin will form, which is tighter and smoother.
There are two types of ablative lasers:
- Carbon dioxide laser (Co2)
- Erbium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Er:YAG)
Blemishes Are A Thing Of The Past
Acne scars, when they appear in teenage days or at a young age, seem to last forever, and as with time, acne itself can often come back with a vengeance.
To be honest, scars are not as easy and quick to “shorten and narrow” as they are with age.
Acne in adults can be a lot more annoying than it used to be when all our schoolmates were bogged down with the same skin conditions.
Topical products may have a temporary effect on some, but laser toning treatments are the real way to restore and revitalize the skin’s proper mechanism. It will be eliminated
- The rock-ridged dark spots.
- acne scars.
- Uneven skin tone and blemishes.
An ideal laser toning treatment that will successfully treat this condition includes:
- laser genesis
- Surface renewal with active FX laser
Dermal lasers are used for a variety of skin issues including hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, dark spots, red spots, and a range of other skin conditions and pigmentation issues.
Rosacea and Redness
Rosacea redness is most commonly caused by telangiectasia, also known as spider veins, and is characterized by visible redness and ruptured blood vessels on the face.
Certain lasers can be built in to break down these broken blood vessels in the facial areas: cheeks and nose.
Certain types of lasers are recommended by the International Rosacea Foundation for treating rosacea.
It also warns that the procedure is unlikely to make rosacea worse, especially if targeted at the wrong laser, wavelength, or technique.
Because rosacea sufferers are far more likely to experience hostile reactions to certain skin care therapies, treatment should only be performed by highly qualified therapists.
A pulsed dye laser is a good choice for treating skin conditions like
- spider veins
- Stretch marks
- Broken capillaries
- vascular lesions
- Fine lines around the eyes
The laser works by targeting blood vessels directly to constrict them, making the skin less itchy and red. It can be used anywhere on the face and body and only requires around 3 to 5 treatment sessions.
The good thing is that the results are permanent. The healing time is only a few hours, during which the redness recedes.
Specific laser/light-based resurfacing, restoration, and rejuvenation treatments are offered at Derma World to tighten skin texture and bring that youthful glow that has been missing!
Some Useful Information
- Anti-aging serums/lotions may be our best friends, but this superficially mystical product can do so much to fight aging over time.
- Age-related fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable, especially if you love to smile! Smile lines around the mouth (marionette lines) and eyes are a sign of a happy, long life, but are quite frustrating and unfriendly in the mirror image.
- So as we age, topical skin treatments, with their power to heal imperfections and signs of aging, become incapable.
- Laser toning & resurfacing combined with rejuvenation masks and night serums are critical to maintaining skin health over time.
- Topical products (anti-aging serums and scar removal creams) alone seem to make a “little to no” difference in everyday life.
Common Side Effects And The Future Of Laser
Common side effects of laser treatments include heat, redness, and dryness, which are expected to subside within a few days. Examples of less common and unexpected side effects include infections, skin color changes, and scarring. When using more powerful ablative lasers with longer downtimes, there is a higher risk of developing more serious side effects. This can be mitigated by good pre-and post-treatment and by exploring non-ablative laser alternatives where possible. However, side effects can also be minimized while achieving a longer-lasting result in the care of an experienced person.
Biomodulation and regenerative lasers are already leading the way in the laser regeneration of fibroblasts without ablative skin damage and pain, and I believe this non-inflammatory and non-damaging wave of medications will be the future of aesthetic treatment.
A good outcome depends on correctly diagnosing your facial skin condition and implementing appropriate skin care regimens and treatments. However, each person’s skin condition is unique, even if the diagnosis is the same, so treatment still needs to be adjusted accordingly. Aside from lasers, other forms of treatment can be combined to achieve better results – these sometimes include injections or surgical treatments. Consult an experienced doctor with a range of treatment options to discuss how to better meet your needs.
Laser treatments can provide complete rejuvenation, taking years off the skin’s appearance while allowing the skin to return to the health of its youth with natural procedures that require no downtime.
Lasers are today’s LOVE to say goodbye to harsh wrinkles and fine lines.