• How Laser Treatments Improve On Traditional Solutions

    on Dec 5th, 2017

At one time or another, there’s a good chance that you’ve been interested in maybe undergoing a cosmetic treatment in order to correct a perceived imperfection. Perhaps you’re just tired of shaving and want to get rid of unwanted body hair for good. No matter what your individual situation is, you’ve probably looked into what treatment would be best for you. Many traditional solutions involve invasive procedures that require anesthesia, recovery periods, and swelling. Additionally, some of these solutions are only temporary like waxing.

Luckily, there are many laser treatments available to take care of many of the most common cosmetic issues. If you’re not familiar with the variety of laser treatments available, here are some of the most popular ones you can use to reduce the appearance of blemishes all without the need for surgery.


Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is increasingly becoming a more popular solution for unwanted body hair and for good reason: it’s a permanent solution. Dealing with unwanted body hair requires an investment of time and money that most would rather not deal with. Shaving and waxing is inconvenient and painful. Laser hair removal requires a few, half hour visits that have minimal side effects. Laser hair removal destroys hair at the follicle, so it can’t return. No other solution can offer that kind of permanence with so few side effects or lack of pain.


Laser Scar Reduction

Until now, eliminating or reducing the appearance of scars was quite difficult. Skin grafts and dermabrasion are used, but they can come with complications and recovery periods. Laser scar reduction is a non-invasive alternative that can be just as effective, if not more so, than traditional methods. Laser energy can be used to target scar tissue and kickstart the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that the body naturally produces to heal the skin. New tissue naturally develops following treatment, reducing the appearance of scar tissue. No recovery time is required.


Laser Stretch Mark Reduction

Stretch marks are troublesome and all too common. Pregnancy, puberty, or rapid weight gain can all cause stretch marks to develop. Because new cell production can’t keep up with rapid expansion, the skin stretches out and imperfections can appear. Getting rid of them may not be as difficult as you think. Stretch mark maintenance is similar to scar reduction. While there are surgical remedies, laser stretch mark reduction is less painful and non-invasive choice. Like with laser scar reduction, the laser energy is used to trigger the production of elastin and collagen. The body’s natural healing properties take over and cause the body to create new tissue which reduces the prominence of scar tissue.


Laser Skin Rejuvenation

It’s safe to say most people, if not everyone, wants to look younger at some point. However, not everyone wants to go under the knife. Plastic surgery is a big deal and it comes with long recovery periods. If you’re not looking to deal with the anesthesia, swelling, and invasiveness of plastic surgery, laser skin rejuvenation is an excellent alternative. If you guessed laser energy can speed up your body’s collagen and elastin production to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well, you’re right. Laser energy encourages the body to replace damaged tissue with new, healthy tissue which restores your youthful appearance.


Laser Vein Treatment

Getting rid of veins has traditionally been an involved and painful process with the possibility of complications. Vein stripping and the like aren’t exactly pleasant procedures. With the use of laser technology, you can avoid these kinds of invasive procedures. Optimized light pulses can easily eliminate pigment related blemishes and facial veins. The body’s healing properties are activated to absorb and eliminate the visual imperfections. In the weeks following treatment, the skin becomes clearer and more revitalized in appearance.


Conclusion

We accumulate many imperfections and blemishes with age. That is an undeniable and unavoidable part of life. Whether it’s prominent veins, wrinkles, stretch marks, or simply just wanting to save time in the morning by not needing to shave, there are plenty of issues that you may want to resolve so you can feel more confident or feel better in general. There are many cosmetic treatments available to you to help rejuvenate your appearance. Laser treatments are the best way to deal with many of the most common cosmetic complaints. Acne scarring from your teens, stretch marks from a pregnancy, and wrinkles from laughing can all be treated with non-invasive laser technology. If you have a cosmetic issue that you’re interested in remedying, contact us today. Dr. El Asmar and the team at Vermont Med Spa are dedicated to providing you with the cutting-edge treatments you need so you can look your best.

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