As you may very well know, there are many surgical procedures and non-surgical procedures that use lasers, but what really is a laser?
Did you know that laser is really an acronym? Yes, it is, and it stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.
There are two types of lasers that are used, ablative and nonablative. The difference between the two in simple terms is that an ablative laser works on the surface of the skin and a nonablative works on the deeper layers.
A laser emits on color of light. The laser modulates the frequency of light to produce heat; this heat is then used on your skin in order to address the areas that are in need of attention. The color of the light corresponds to the color of the skin that it is going to be used on (i.e. brown spots, red capillaries, etc.)
Lasers have many different uses and some of the main ones are for:
– Fine Lines and Wrinkles
– Skin Tightening
– Pigmented Lesions
– Precancerous Lesions
– Vascular Lesions
– Hair Removal
– Acne and Acne Scars
If you’d like to know more about lasers and the different procedures that use lasers please talk to a plastic surgeon near you.
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery – serves the Beverly Hills / Los Angeles area. For more information please visit the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery website.