5 Ways Laser Treatment Technologies Are Changing The Beauty Landscape
The beauty landscape has evolved over the years with new technologies to improve skin conditions and address beauty challenges men and women face. The landscape was magnified further with the proliferation of social media in the 1990s. Laser, short for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, has significantly helped refine the beauty landscape to what it is now.
Laser technology began in the 1900s. Even Albert Einstein had his hands on it when in 1916, he introduced the concept of stimulated emission, where excited atoms release energy by artificial means. Fast forward to 1963, the laser was first used for dermatologic reasons, and since then, its advancement has been unprecedented. Here are five ways laser treatment technologies are changing the beauty landscape.
1 Made Hair Removal Fast And Painless
Many women dread the day they have to remove unwanted hair on their bodies and face. It’s painful, labor-intensive, and takes a lot of time. What’s even worse is that you have to do it repeatedly as the hair keeps on growing, even if you take it from the roots.
Laser hair removal takes that problem away. Laser zaps the area targeting the hair follicles, which delays hair growth over time. The procedure stings a little but is preferable to waxing, where even a person with high pain tolerance would scream ouch. The pain could be described as a rubber band snapping on your skin.
A laser hair removal may last for one hour per session. After six to seven sessions, hair growth will be fewer, more nuanced, and will take longer to grow because the hair follicles will be in a state of dormancy.
2 Made Tattoo Removal Possible
Studies show that 25% of people who get inked regret their decision the day after. You may have made a hasty decision to ink your skin to profess your undying love to a girl or boy in your youth and then realized it was a mistake. Laser tattoo removal can now make your skin look like it was before the regrettable decision.
In this tattoo removal, the laser targets the pigment on the skin and heats the ink beneath the skin so that white blood cells can carry the ink away and bring it to the liver to be excreted.
Like laser hair removal, the pain is entirely tolerable, but again, depending on the location of the tattoo. Your doctor may apply anesthesia to numb the skin to make it bearable.
3 Treat Potentially Harmful Leg Veins
The veins in your legs may be ‘varicose’ or a term used to describe unusually large and twisted veins. They may also be thread or spider veins, which are the smaller damaged veins that could also appear on your face. Either of the two is not pleasing to look at and may cause embarrassment.
These unsightly veins on your legs may be due to prolonged standing, heredity, or obesity. The pressure on the veins causes the walls to weaken and bulge, resulting in those unsightly formations on your legs. They may, at times, be uncomfortable and painful. If left untreated, these may cause infection, sores, blood clots, and rashes. Laser treatment of leg veins is a minimally invasive procedure that provides immediate relief and has no downtime.
4 Make Skin Rejuvenation Possible In Under 30 Minutes
The most popular laser treatment that will rejuvenate your skin, eliminate fine lines, diffuse redness from rosacea can be done in under 30 minutes. That’s why it’s also more commonly known as the ‘lunch break procedure.’ Laser Genesis is a safe procedure with minimal side effects. It gently heats the skin to stimulate the production of new skin cells and collagen. After three to six sessions, you’ll achieve brighter and youthful skin, visibly minimized pores.
5 Minimize Acne Scars Visibly
Acne is a memory you want to forget. It’s a part of your youth that stirs up mostly embarrassing and awkward memories. What if those pustules didn’t go away and even scarred your face? It will be a living reminder of a past you don’t want to relive. Luckily for you, laser treatment is now available to give you smooth, unblemished skin. Fractional CO2 laser will remove the outer layers of the skin to reveal fresh and glowing skin underneath. This procedure will minimize the appearance of acne scars to make you feel confident again.
You can call it vanity; you can call it a necessity. Still, great-looking skin is not just something you want to have, but something you need to boost your confidence, elevate your self-esteem, and give you an overall good feeling. You can throw away the idea that you can live with scarred skin because laser treatment has made beautiful, flawless skin possible.