Lasers are sources of light or electromagnetic radiation with some special features. The word laser is the abbreviation for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation “. Acts by vaporization and / or removal of skin tissue.
The lasers are indicated for:
- Aging treatment and the improvement of wrinkles and expression lines, the appearance of eyelid, crow’s feet and the area around the eyes;
- Improvement of skin damaged by the sun;
- Improvement of skin tone;
- Removal or mitigation of blood vessels;
- Removal or mitigation of blemishes and tattoos;
- Mitigation of skin irregularities;
- Treatment of recent or old scars and stretch marks;
- Hair removal (epilation).
The skin layer that presents wrinkles, scars or blemishes is damaged and vaporized, leaving room for a new layer of skin to form. Some lasers act more deeply and stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. The appropriate type of laser for each type of skin and indication is determined by the physician during evaluation. After the procedure, the skin will have some redness and it needs to be kept clean and moisturized with special care and to avoid sun exposure during the first days until complete healing. The most common side effects are excessive redness, formation of scabs and mild temporary swelling.
Laser procedures are widely used in dermatology and plastic surgery for being highly secure, little aggressive, providing excellent results, tolerable discomfort during its realization and fast recovery.