Over time, our skin suffers damage from sun exposure, aging, and other factors. This causes our skin to develop blemishes such as moles, dark spots, wrinkles, freckles, acne, etc. Anti-aging products and skin creams can help with some of these issues. However, some lesions require a more powerful treatment method, and that’s when you can turn to lasers for skin treatments. There are different types of skin lasers that can address various specific skin concerns, some of which we have discussed in previous articles.
Uses of lasers for the skin
For tattoo removal and hyperpigmentation disorders like Rheils melanosis, pigmentary lichen planus, melasma, facial melanosis. The Q-switched Nd:Yag laser or the Pico laser works by breaking up the pigment and removing the cells from the affected area.
It is also effective for skin rejuvenation and removal of fine lines, wrinkles and skin tightening. Fractional Erbium Yag, fractional Co2 laser leads to healing through collagen regeneration and remodeling.
Removal of skin tags, moles, warts, malignant tumors or any type of growth. For this, the Ablative Co2 laser can be used.
Before opting for any type of laser treatment, it is important to consult an experienced dermatologist for proper laser application.
(Dr. Usha Beloskar is Medical Director, Skin Savvy Advanced Aesthetics)