Laser therapy is used in a number of skin treatments nowadays. Laser therapy for skin treatments has multiple purposes. Laser therapy is becoming increasingly popular because it is effective and does not cause any pain. However, laser therapy may also have certain side effects.
Laser therapy is also not uniformly effective in that the results may be minimal in some cases. Also laser therapy can become very expensive because it requires multiple sittings for each purpose.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Laser Facial Treatment
The following points will talk about the pros and cons of different kinds of laser facial treatment.
Laser Acne Treatments
One of the most popularly used laser facial treatments is laser acne treatments. This treatment helps to get rid of the bacteria that causes acne and also prevents acne from occurring again by shrinking the oil glands on the skin. Laser treatment also helps in the removal of scars that are often left by the acne. The most important feature of laser acne treatment is that it can treat extreme cases of acne as well as mild instances of acne.
The pros of this treatment include effective results in just 2 to 3 sessions, painless procedure, complete eradication of the bacteria that causes acne, a decline in the production of excess sebum which leads to acne and also relieving the skin that is inflamed by the formation of acne.
While there are several advantages of the removal of acne with the help of laser treatments, there are also certain disadvantages. The cons of using laser treatment for the removal of acne include dryness of the skin, swelling in the skin due to the effect of the laser, and red patches on the skin which is sometimes quite painful.
Another laser facial treatment where laser therapy is used is laser resurfacing. This skin treatment is also referred to as Laser Vaporization or Laser Peeling. In this treatment, laser therapy is used to do away with blemishes that occur on the face. These facial blemishes are removed by removing the top layer of the skin. Removing the top layer of the skin with laser treatment reveals the new and fresh skin that lies underneath. This new skin is young and radiant and is free from any kind of blemishes.
There are several positive aspects of laser peeling or laser resurfacing. This procedure helps to remove wrinkles and bags from under the eyes, forehead, laugh lines and also crow’s feet. The results of this treatment last for a long time, in most cases for up to 5 years. Unlike other laser facial treatments, there are fewer sittings required for the procedure to complete which is very beneficial. Finally, since limited heat is applied in this treatment, there is also less bleeding.
The cons of this treatment include swelling of the face and the formation of red patches. This treatment can also lead to scars and infection if the patient has sensitive skin. It is always advisable to consult a doctor before applying laser facial treatments.