Laser treatments use focused laser light energy to treat skin conditions such as pigmentation, redness, skin resurfacing/rejuvenation, fine lines and wrinkles or scar removal. Laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Most basic lasers consist of a sealed tube containing paired mirrors and a laser medium (e.g. argon, certain dyes, helium, neon, or solid crystals). When energy is applied to the laser medium, release of particles of light (photons) are stimulated. These photons are focused into concentrated beams which are then applied to the skin (usually in measured pulses) to treat all types of skin complaints. Energy levels, method of delivery, spot sizes and wavelength frequencies can all be manipulated depending on the skin complaint to be treated. This allows selective targeting of skin complaints without damaging your surrounding skin.
For example, pigmentation or redness treatments use laser energy at a wavelength that is selectively absorbed by pigment and/or in your skin. This causes a controlled destruction of pigment/redness, without harming the surrounding skin. In contrast, Laser skin resurfacing causes a controlled micro-damage of tissues in the deeper dermis, without harming the skins upper layers. This causes an intensive collagen stimulation, and replacement of old for newer, healthier appearing skin.
Laser skin treatments can be ablative, semi-ablative or non-ablative. At Contour Clinics we prefer safer, less downtime, similarly effective non-ablative laser treatments. Advances in laser technology mean similarly spectacular skin improvements are now possible completely non-ablatively, meaning less pain, far greater safety, less downtime and a fraction of the expense of older, ancient methods of skin resurfacing.
At Contour Clinics, we use gold standard TGA approved laser therapies, operated at settings which are dermatologist designed and approved. These treatments are backed by thousands of studies supporting the safety and efficacy of every Contour Clinics laser treatment.
H3: What are the Benefits of Laser Treatment for Skin?
Laser Facials and Laser Skin Therapies are the preferred method for skin rejuvenation and correction of common skin complaints over other methods of skin treatment due to their non-invasive nature with the added benefit of minimal pain and downtime. Laser technologies selectively target skin complaints, leaving surrounding skin unharmed, while also promoting collagen production within the skin and new, healthier skin growth. Laser skin treatments can safely and effectively treat a variety of complaints including:
- Reduce your fine lines and wrinkles
- Treats pigmentation, brown spots, redness, or discolouration
- Tightens skin and encourages collagen production
- Improves acne scars, traumatic scars, and surgical scars
- Reduces the appearance of prominent blood vessels and veins
- Reduces the size of enlarged pores
- Quick treatments with minimal pain and downtime