Medical lasers have greatly enhanced the treatment of many medical conditions. The lasers emit intense beams of light energy at varying wavelengths. Laser energy can go deep into the skin, where it cuts through the abnormal tissue. The light energy specifically targets and treats damaged tissue, without affecting normal tissue. The use of lasers in surgery significantly minimizes bleeding, and also reduces recovery time.
Laser therapy is considered very safe, and therefore lasers are now an integral part of many medical procedures. Medical lasers are used to perform a range of functions. They are now commonplace in general surgery, and are also utilized in eye surgery, cosmetic surgery, and dental surgery.
Laser procedures often take less time, and also cost a lot less than traditional surgery. In most cases, the risks associated with the procedures are fewer, and the recovery time is shorter.
Lasers have gained prominence in recent years not only because of their safety, but also due to their speed and efficiency. The laser beams are very precise, and this allows medical practitioners to work safely, even in small, delicate areas.Since the laser beams are so precise, it makes it easier for medical professionals to deliver consistent results.
Medical lasers in cosmetics
The introduction of medical lasers in the field of cosmetics has opened up a whole new world. Medical practitioners are now able to offer non-invasive alternatives to traditional surgical cosmetic procedures. Lasers are used for skin rejuvenation, tattoo removal, hair removal, as well as for the treatment of sunspots, wrinkles, stretch marks, and other skin blemishes.
The CO2 laser and the ND:Yag laser are among the most popular types of medical lasers. The CO2 laser is often used for skin resurfacing. In particular, fractional skin resurfacing is considered a superior skin rejuvenation option. Fractionated lasers treat only a portion of the skin, and that means that the parts of the skin that are not treated can accelerate the healing process. CO2 lasers are used to soften wrinkles, tighten the skin, and improve skin discolorations.
The ND:Yag laser is known for its ability to penetrate deep into the skin, and is often used to treat the signs of aging. The 1320 ND:Yag handpiece by Alma Lasers is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, as well as photo-damaged skin.
There is no doubt that medical lasers are now an integral part of all types of cosmetic treatments. There is every indication that innovations will continue apace, and this will lead to improved delivery, and greater patient satisfaction.