Fixing Skin Problems With or Without the Use of Laser Devices
Your skin is obviously one of the first things that other people will notice about you. So, it’s only natural for you to want it to look great all the time, especially as you get older. Unfortunately, not everybody’s skin cooperates with that sentiment on its own. Damage done by the simple passage of time, the sun, chemicals, poor diets, and other influential factors can lead to lots of skin problems. That’s when you may need lasers or other skincare methods to reverse the damage.
What Skin Problems Can be Treated
Almost any skin problem under the sun, in fact including too much sun, can be treated by today’s skincare products and procedures. Whether it’s sun spots, wrinkles, sags, or scars, you don’t have to live with your skin issues. There are even treatments out there that can remove unwanted hair in a quick, easy, and long-lasting way. However, not every treatment works for each problem on that list. That’s why exploring your options is so important.
Lasers Can Correct Certain Imperfections in the Skin
There are a lot of imperfections in the skin that lasers are capable of fixing, with emphasis on the word “in.” You see, most people think of the skin as one thin layer that holds your insides in. But the truth is that the skin is a multi-layer organ. The top layer is what you can see, but there are lots of skin problems that can be found both on and below that surface layer. Cosmetic skincare machines like lasers can fix many of those deeper issues.
In fact, laser devices span many different treatment processes. There are lasers that are specifically meant to treat wrinkles. Others are devoted to lightening up scars. There are even lasers that just stimulate the skin in general, allowing the body’s natural defenses to kick in and strengthen the skin on the inside.
Non-Laser At-Home or Outpatient Skincare Techniques
Many skincare treatments don’t involve lasers at all. Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, radio frequency treatments, and ultrasound therapy come to mind. There are also intense pulsed light (IPL) devices, which are not the same as lasers. They use completely different wavelengths of light to treat skin.
Many of the treatments above can be done at home with kits that you can find in local stores. But a lot of them have different success rates in a clinical setting when done by an expert. At-home kits are also often not as powerful as the procedures, products, and devices used in clinics.
If you do decide to go to a clinic, don’t worry. Most of the procedures above can be done in only an hour or two. But do be aware that single treatments almost never work. You are likely to need repeated appointments over the course of months.
Choosing the Right Skincare Process for You
Sometimes you don’t choose the right skincare process. It chooses you. That’s because certain treatment plans can be negatively affected by skin color, and type. Any skin ailments you have can also make you a good or bad candidate for a specific type of skincare solution. For instance, lasers don’t tend to work well on those who have acne. A consultation with you clinician can quickly help you to eliminate bad options and focus on the good ones.