5 Types of Skin Laser Treatments

The skin has the largest surface area of all human body parts. It is also the part most vulnerable to pollution, environmental effects, and aging. As a result, skin conditions such as acne, blemishes, pores, dark circles, sagging skin, and wrinkles are more common than you think. Among the several surgical and non-surgical procedures available for skin-enhancement, the laser is a popular non-invasive choice of treatment.

During laser treatment, a short, pulsating light beam focuses on the affected skin area to remove undesirable skin layers and stimulate new collagen growth. It’s useful for treating skin irregularities like acne scars, tattoos, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Here we give you a low-down on five types of skin laser treatments.

Permanent hair removal

If you want to avoid regular shaving or waxing, laser hair removal is an option worth considering. It’s one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the U.S. The treatment targets the melanin or pigment present in the hair with a concentrated beam of light (laser) to destroy the unwanted follicles.

It can selectively target hair while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Small areas such as the upper lip take less than a minute, while regions such as the back or legs may take up to an hour.

Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins appear in the form of thin lines, webs, or branches on the skin. They are also otherwise referred to as thread veins and are commonly blue, purple, or red.

Sclerotherapy, laser treatment, Endovenous therapy (EVLT), and surgery can reduce spider veins’ visibility on the skin. With the help of the Yag laser system at Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics, you will see noticeable improvements after only a few sessions.

Lunchtime Laser Peel

Erbium Yag laser removes a thin layer of damaged skin to enhance tone and leave it with a youthful appearance. Removing the top layer of the skin eliminates dead cells responsible for a worn-out, aged look. As the skin heals and new cells resurface, it results in healthier-looking skin, often with reduced wrinkles and uniform pigmentation.  It can treat mild wrinkles, scars, keratosis, pigment irregularities, and sun damage.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)  

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy or the photo facial is a way to improve your skin color and texture without surgery. It can undo visible damage on your face, neck, hands, and chest caused by sun exposure. It’s useful for treating acne, dark spots, brown spots, ruptured blood vessels, fine wrinkles, and freckles. If you’re a beginner, you can learn more about IPL here.

Fractional CO2 laser

A fractional CO2 laser is a state-of-the-art skin resurfacing method that improves skin quality and texture while reducing fine lines. As it relies on collagen simulation, the results are more natural-appearing than injectable fillers like Dermal fillers and Botox. Fractionated CO2 can get even out pigmentation, eliminate sun spots, and smoothen laugh lines around the mouth and eyes.

About Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics

We offer a wide range of non-surgical cosmetic skin therapies, including CoolSculpting, injectables treatments, laser treatments, and profound RF. Dr Ballentyne and the team have been serving the residents of Portsmouth since 2002. Please fill out our new patient form to find out which skin treatment works best for you. You can call us at (603) 319-8432 or email at hello@ballentynemedicalaesthetics.com to know more.