The Many Cosmetic Powers of Lasers

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Lasers are powerful. They can cut through the hardest substances. They can give light. And they can help change your appearance in just a few short treatments. Today, lasers are becoming very prominent in the world of cosmetic surgery. Everyone uses them for at least a few of the following treatments, and laser procedures are becoming even more and more common.

Laser Hair Removal

If you hate shaving and waxing, laser hair removal might be for you. While it sounds a little dangerous, there is nothing bad about it at all. A small device sends pulsed light into the melanin in the hair follicles in the skin’s outer layer. Your skin is protected from the heat, and the hair instead absorbs the light from the laser, which eventually kills it. After a few weeks of treatment, hair just stops growing.

Pigmented Skin

If your skin is discolored, whether it is from the sun or natural causes, the same laser treatment that is used to get rid of all the hair you need is also the perfect treatment for removing extra skin pigmentation. There are next to no downsides, and there is a drastic improvement in the skin’s texture and appearance.

The best part is that if you are looking to get rid of a birthmark or rash through laser treatments, now you have many options in the surrounding areas.

Skin Tightening

Miracle of miracles, there is a way to tighten your skin without having a full-on facelift. The same laser technology for the past two procedures can also be used to tighten skin that is slightly loose. The laser heats the collagen in the skin, which reactivates it and causes it to shrink. After just a few months of having a treatment every month, you will start to see a difference without any scarring from an incision.

Whether you are looking for a peel, less acne, no wrinkles, or an entirely new face, there is a lot that is possible with lasers these days. Come in and talk to us to find out more about how lasers can affect you and your health.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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