How Has Advancing Technology Improved Cosmetic Treatments?
There’s no doubt that we live in exciting times, when technology and medicine are advancing at alarming rates, and both fields have had a valuable impact on the world of cosmetic laser treatments. The first laser was built just 55 years ago, and already we have the power and precision to minimize individual freckles in a patient’s skin. As a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, our owner, Dr. David Whiteman, is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest standard of care. Below are a few of the more recent advancements that have made a powerful difference in our ability to give our patients safe and radiant results.
Shorter pulses of light for tattoo removal
At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we’ve worked with many patients who, for one reason or another, are ready to get rid of a tattoo. Laser tattoo removal works by sending pulses of light into the skin. These pulses break up the ink into tiny pigment particles, which can then be naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body. Lasers have long been used for tattoo removal, but researchers are continuously improving the technology for more thorough results and a lower risk of side-effects with tactics like using shorter pulses of energy to break up the ink into smaller particles than we previously could.
Looking younger is one of the most common cosmetic goals, but traditional CO2 laser skin resurfacing involved a significant amount of skin damage and often resulted in a “line of demarcation”—a clear line between treated and untreated skin. But thanks to recent research, fractional lasers were developed. In fractionated laser skin resurfacing, the lasers send tiny columns of light into the skin, stimulating collagen production while leaving much of the surface skin untouched. The result is a smoother, rejuvenated appearance with little or no downtime.
Non-surgical skin tightening
We all experience signs of aging as the years pass, but one symptom that can be especially difficult on a patient’s self-esteem is lax skin. As we age, our skin loses the firmness and elasticity of its youth and can develop a saggy and loose appearance. Previously, the only way to truly tighten skin was through surgical procedures like a facelift, tummy tuck, or thigh lift. But recent technology like Viora Reaction™ Skin Tightening uses radio frequency energy to non-invasively tighten lax skin.
At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we recognize the importance of combining the latest technology with top-notch patient care to help our patients feel comfortable and achieve results they love. To learn more about the many treatments we offer, as well as the innovative technology and skilled providers behind them, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Or, schedule a consultation with us to discuss treatments that can help you feel more confident in your appearance.