Our team regularly travels the world to attend and speak at Dermatology conferences, and learn the intricacies of the latest laser and cosmetic technology. We strive to educate and empower our clients, and help them understand their skin and their options.
In this section we will be sharing updates, insights and educational pieces on new technologies, health concerns, and preventative measures so you too can stay up to date on SKiN Laser Clinic learnings and skin health.
What is a laser, and how does it help my skin?
LASER is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. It is a device that uses focused light that is produced in a specific wavelength. It is capable of delivering intense energy with precision into targeted areas.
In medical and cosmetic dermatology, lasers are used for precise and selective destruction of desired targets in the skin such as pigment, blood vessels, proteins, and hair. This feature prevents damage to the unaffected nearby tissues, minimizing the risk for adverse effects.
Lasers are widely used to improve the colour, texture and overall condition of the skin; treat vascular lesions, benign skin lesions and reduce unwanted hair. Lasers have also gained popular use for rejuvenation of aging and chronically sun-exposed skin.
Lasers are either ablative or non-ablative.
Ablative lasers, such as our Halo Hybrid Laser, MicroLaserPeel, and ProFractional XC Resurfacing laser, are best suited for improving wrinkles, dull skin, sagging skin, acne scars and age spots. This type of laser has some downtime associated with treatment and requires more attention to proper post-treatment care.
On the other hand, non-ablative lasers such as our BroadBand Light (BBL), and Light Sheer Laser DUET, are less invasive, with no or very little downtime, and have a lesser risk for possible side effects. These lasers are commonly used for rejuvenation of sun-damaged skin, pigment irregularities, hair reduction, and also for the treatment of some inflammatory lesions, benign skin growths and vascular lesions.