Lasers have come a long way in the last few years. Today they are used extensively in many different fields, including plastic surgery. While in the past, laser treatments were limited to procedures such as skin resurfacing, a number of different treatments now exist that use lasers as the foundation. Today, lasers help surgeons and patients achieve amazing results ranging from skin resurfacing to tattoo removal, to even fat reduction. Let’s take a look at some of the ways lasers can improve the body’s aesthetics and help patients achieve their goals.
Classic Laser Treatments: Skin Resurfacing
Various types of laser resurfacing treatments are available today, ranging from the invasive and highly effective carbon dioxide lasers to gentler treatments that offer subtle skin refreshing and anti-aging results. Laser resurfacing works by heating the deep layers of skin to carefully destroy damaged cells and encourage the formation of new skin and collagen. Collagen is the component in skin that lends firmness, elasticity, and youth, but decreases production with age. Read the rest of this entry »